The IALS’ parent institution, the School of Advanced Study, is holding a special event at Senate House on Wednesday 10 June: a one-day mini-festival of the humanities and student open day. Dr Judith Townend (director of the Centre for Law & Information Policy) will be there and participating in a panel on the digital humanities.

This event (1–5pm) will showcase the School’s vast array of resources including information about postgraduate courses, research training, libraries, archives and digital tools. Ideal for undergraduates as well as early career researchers, the day will include:

  • 12pm and 2pm:
    • Ministry of Information‘ themed tours of Senate House (ticketed separately)
  • 2pm:
    • A ‘Human Library‘ where you can find out more about the fantastic Harry Price Library of Magical Literature and other library treasures
    • Tours of the Institute of Historical Research
  • 3pm:
    • Meet the Academics – opportunities to network with our academics, alumni and prospective students and a raffle to win a tour up the Senate House Tower and other prizes
  • 3.30pm:
    • Senate House Library tour
  • 4pm:
    • panel discussion on digital humanities with Dr Judith Townend (director of the Centre for Law & Information Policy), Dr Matt Phillpott (SAS-Space Manager) and other speakers
  • Throughout the day:
    • Open day stands in Chancellor’s Hall by our Institutes, Senate House Library, SAS Registry, Student Central and the Careers Group; tea, coffee and biscuits provided.

The day will culminate with a wine reception and celebration of the 2015 Being Human festival winners of the UK-wide funding competition (5.15–8pm).

Do join us on Twitter by using the hashtag #SASOpenDay and join on Facebook.

Please note that if you are interested in joining one of the tours of Senate House, you will have to register for the specific time to guarantee a place.

  • If you are interested in starting a degree at the School, please let us know what institute/staff member you are looking forward to meeting. The courses available in 2015/16 can be found here: