University of London

‘We are here to stay’: Altab Ali’s murder 40 years ago mobilised East London’s Bangladeshi community

The racially motivated murder was a watershed moment that marked a significant turning point for race relations in East London.<p>When a young …

Sociology

City students celebrate

Optometry undergraduates from City, University of London have celebrated at the department's Eyeball, which was organised by the OpSoc …

Optometry

The Triumphant Return Of Witchcraft & Voodoo

May 21, 2018 by Lilith Dorsey<p>I have experienced some sad times in life when my favorite tv shows were cancelled. Hopefully, many of my readers …

Voodoo

Carney to Face Rate-Rise Grilling From U.K. Lawmakers

Mark Carney may be wondering at times if less is more when he speaks to financial markets.<p>After a bruising month that’s seen his own signals on …

Economics

Turn pupils into published authors in five days

Writing a novel is a lengthy process.<p>Once you've thought of a best-selling idea, there's the drafting, redrafting and, of course, editing before it …

Writing

Genome structure of dinosaurs discovered by bird-turtle comparisons

A discovery by scientists at the University of Kent has provided significant insight into the overall genome structure of dinosaurs.<p>A discovery by …

Paleontology

University of Montana professor awarded $4.5 million grant

A University of Montana professor earned a $4.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health after scoring the highest rank possible on a …

Montana

A post-west future? US still leads way in bonds and equities

Martin Wolf states ( “How the west should judge China”, May 16) that “we are moving from a western-dominated past to a post-western future”.<p>There are …

Markets

Bernard Lewis, 1916 - 2018

Bernard Lewis, the great historian and interpreter of the Middle East, died on Saturday, two weeks shy of his 102nd birthday.<p>He was born in northeast …

Middle East

Bernard Lewis, celebrated Middle East scholar, dies at 101

Lewis was a leading scholar on Oriental and Middle Eastern studies.<p>><p>BERNARD LEWIS. (photo credit: ARIEL JEROZOLIMSKI)<p>Bernard Lewis, scholar and the …

Middle East

A fan of mine has written a book called Bunny Teeth: Kalki Koechlin makes some personal confessions

All about Kalki<p>Date of birth: January 9<br>• Sun Sign: Capricorn<br>• Place of birth: Puducherry<br>• School/college: Hebron School, Ooty/ University of London<br>• First …

Grace Kelly

Bernard Lewis

Once upon a time Western scholars of Middle Eastern culture and history were known as Orientalists. That label is now considered politically incorrect, like so much else, but we can safely say that the last of the great Orientalists was Bernard Lewis, who died Saturday at age 101.<p>Born in London, …

Opinion

Bernard Lewis, ‘the Imam’

The importance and magnificence of a Middle East scholar<p>More than once, after 9/11, I asked Bernard Lewis, “Did you ever think your expertise would …

Middle East

Bass Players To Know: John Illsley

Following up the previous BPTK, (Rutger Gunnarrson), I found it only appropriate to highlight another late 1970’s popular music icon from across the …

Guitar

Yale awards ten honorary degrees

Yale will award honorary degrees to 10 people this year, including Academy Award–nominated actress Angela Bassett ’80 DRA ’83 and prominent …

Student Journalism

'Don't let what happened to us happen to other families': Savita's parents back Yes vote

Posted by on Sunday, 20 May 2018<p>SAVITA HALAPPANAVAR’S PARENTS have encouraged people to vote Yes in Friday’s referendum on repealing the Eighth …

Eighth Amendment

Why Is the Royal Wedding at Windsor Castle?

LONDON — Buckingham Palace is the official headquarters of the British monarchy, but Windsor Castle, the longest-inhabited castle in the world, situated in the county of Berkshire some 20 miles from central London, is its family home, a place of refuge and comfort. Over the past 100 years, Windsor …

Opinion

Islamic marriage, English divorce: For growing numbers of British Muslim women, the results can be devastating

LONDON: Farida Miah was still reeling from the shock of learning that her husband had taken a second wife when she found out he had divorced her and …

Muslim Women

How I Used Science to Actually Beat Jet Lag (Plus 9 Science-Backed Tips You Should Try, Too)

A scientist told me the best jet lag cures and tips... and I put them right to the test on a 15-hour flight.<p>When it comes to jet lag, everyone has a …

Bravo TV

Bernard Lewis, eminent historian of the Middle East, dies at 101

Bernard Lewis, a preeminent scholar of Middle Eastern history whose work profoundly shaped Western views of the region — including fears of a “clash of civilizations” — but also brought scorn from critics who considered his views elitist and favoring Western intervention, died May 19 at an …

Défense

Don’t get too comfortable: America’s relentless pursuit of convenience and relaxation

IN 1831, FRENCH SOCIOLOGIST Alexis de Tocqueville came to the United States, that fledgling nation fluffing its wings, to observe its penal system. …

Panama Canal

New Royal Academy of Arts opens in celebration of its 250th anniversary

The Royal Academy of Arts, the world’s foremost artist and architect-led institution, will open its new campus to the public on Saturday 19 May 2018 …

Museums

How Forensic Architecture Helps Solve Human Rights Violations

Despite all their well-publicized challenges, today’s cities are still regarded as immense sources of untapped potential. Architects and other …

Human Rights

Americans are invading the UK as native Meghan Markle gets set to marry Prince Harry

WINDSOR, U.K. — It's steak and kidney pie meets apple pie.<p>The chatter around the British royal wedding has a decidedly Yankee twang to it, with …

Royal Weddings

Author Correction: Global evidence of extreme intuitive moral prejudice against atheists

Author Correction<p>Will M. Gervais,<br>• Dimitris Xygalatas,<br>• Ryan T. McKay,<br>• Michiel van Elk,<br>• Emma E. Buchtel,<br>• Mark Aveyard,<br>• Sarah R. Schiavone,<br>• Ilan …

Google Scholar

The British tabloids made peace with Meghan Markle. So now they’re going after her family.

With a royal wedding looming, Britain’s famously ferocious tabloid news media has turned from its ritual assessment of bride-to-be Meghan Markle to its favorite matrimonial tradition: Trashing the groom’s future in-laws.<p>Markle is many of the things that Fleet Street would typically scoff at — an …

Lifestyle

Why Princess Diana reportedly refused to wear the Chanel logo after her divorce

The late Princess Diana reportedly refused to wear Chanel's logo for the most heartbreaking reason.<p>Australian designer Jayson Brunsdon, who helped style the royal during a visit to the country in 1996, told <i>Harper's Bazaar Australia</i> that it all had to do with painful thoughts of her former husband, …

Prince William

'Yes' vote could keep Nkurunziza in power until 2034

Burundi's President Pierre Nkurunziza was named "eternal supreme guide” by his CNDD-FDD party on the eve of the constitutional referendum. A 'yes' …

Africa

Home Office-sponsored survey on foreign students is withdrawn

A Home Office-sponsored survey that asked students how many of their friends at university were from overseas has been axed after criticism that it was flawed and open to abuse.<p>The survey by the Migration Advisory Committee (MAC), as part of its inquiry into the impact of international students, …

Higher Education

Intense U.K. media scrutiny of Meghan Markle baffles Canadians watching it unfold

LONDON — Intense media scrutiny of Meghan Markle’s extended family has left a sour taste for many Canadian tourists and expats observing wall-to-wall …

Royal Family