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School of Advanced Study, University of London

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The School of Advanced Study, based in the University of London’s iconic Senate House in the heart of the global city of London, serves as the coordinating hub for the Being Human festival, the School’s flagship public engagement initiative.

A number of activities responding to the festival’s Lost and Found theme will be hosted in Senate House, including a residency by Queerseum, a grassroots initiative campaigning for a permanent home for queer voices lost and found to history. We will also host visits from the Migration Museum, From Syria with Love, and from Ruth Barnett, one of the original passengers on the Kindertransport, the rescue effort that brought nearly 10,000 refugee Jewish children to Britain from Nazi Germany in 1938 and 1939.

Our programme will also feature lunchtime talks, workshops, performances, and drop-in sessions from some of the School of Advanced Study researchers working in Senate House—from philosophical sensory experiments to 3D printing of lost classical temples.

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November 2017

Lost rights, found justice?

November 17 - November 25
Senate House, Senate House, University of London, Malet Street, Bloomsbury
London, WC1E 7HU United Kingdom
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'Lost rights, found justice?' is a photography exhibition aimed at increasing public understanding of the rights and situation of refugees, migrants and asylum seekers through creative visual and legal tools. The exhibition will include photographs selected by a panel of experts in photography and human rights submitted through an open call. The exhibition runs Saturday 18 November – Saturday 25 November. Weekday openings are 9:00am–7:00pm (6pm on Saturdays). Senate House is closed on Sunday 19 November and Tuesday 21 November…

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Buried treasure: the wreck of ‘The London’ (exhibition)

November 17, 9:00 am - December 11, 8:45 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating indefinitely

Wolfson Conference Suite, Institute of Historical Research, Senate House, Malet Street
London, London WC1E 7HU United Kingdom
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In 1665 The London exploded and sank off Southend, concealing herself for centuries on the estuary bed. The warship had a short and notable life, having carried Charles II back to England at the Restoration. Her wreck was found in 2005, revealing a hidden history of early modern life. Underwater archaeologists have salvaged fascinating navigational tools, leather shoes, and even a 17th century length of rope from the wreck. Come and explore! Artefacts and photographs will be on loan from…

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Finding Mr Hart

November 24, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Blackburn Museum and Art Gallery, Museum Street
Blackburn, North West England BB1 7AJ United Kingdom
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At the dawn of the 20th century, Robert Edward Hart lived a quiet life in Blackburn, managing the family rope-making business. Few people realised he was spending his family’s wealth to create one of Britain’s most impressive book and coin collections. Using interviews, letters, business records, and Hart’s personal notes, this creative theatre show takes audiences into the quiet but imaginative world of one of the Britain’s most important collectors. Staged in London in Senate House, and in Blackburn at…

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Festival in a box: pop-up archive

November 24, 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Senate House, Senate House, University of London, Malet Street, Bloomsbury
London, WC1E 7HU United Kingdom
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Since 2013 the 'Festival in a Box' project has been taking a ‘cultural meals on wheels’ service to socially isolated older people in Bloomsbury and Camden. Taking artists and performers into peoples’ homes, the project delivers a mobile festival experience to vulnerable people in the community. Over the past four years a project archive has been developed - drawing together some of the stories, memories and artworks developed by the project. For Being Human festival, pop in to view the…

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Finding Mr Hart

November 24, 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Blackburn Cotton Exchange, The Cotton Exchange, 71-73 King William St
Blackburn, North West England BB1 7DT United Kingdom
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At the dawn of the 20th century, Robert Edward Hart lived a quiet life in Blackburn, managing the family rope-making business. Few people realised he was spending his family’s wealth to create one of Britain’s most impressive book and coin collections. Using interviews, letters, business records, and Hart’s personal notes, this creative theatre show takes audiences into the quiet but imaginative world of one of the Britain’s most important collectors. Staged in Blackburn at the historic Blackburn Cotton Exchange. The…

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The Kindertransport: a home lost, a new life found?

November 24, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Senate House, Senate House, University of London, Malet Street, Bloomsbury
London, WC1E 7HU United Kingdom
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The Kindertransport enabled nearly 10,000 child refugees to flee from Nazi-occupied territories to the UK in 1938-39. This event brings together Kindertransportee Ruth Barnett and the German author Ursula Krechel who based the novel Landgericht, which won the German Book Prize in 2012, on her life. It provides an opportunity to see extracts from the 2016 TV adaptation of the novel and to take part in a discussion on the Kindertransport and its place in fiction. This event will take…

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Memory and oblivion in the library’s mind

November 25, 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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One event on 25 November, 2017 at 2:00pm

Warburg Institute, Woburn Square
London, WC1H 0AB United Kingdom
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'Memory and oblivion in the library’s mind' runs in two Saturday afternoon sessions exploring the ways in which imagery and ideas can be lost and found by the human brain and the mind of a library alike. Eight interactive talks will survey the removal and resurfacing of the past through curious case studies in art, religion, science, philosophy and astrology. The programme offers a unique opportunity to thumb through the history of the Warburg Library by looking at some of…

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The lost film shows: screening films on the home front

November 25, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Chancellor’s Hall, Senate House, Malet Street, Bloomsbury
London, WC1E 7HU United Kingdom
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In 1940, the Ministry of Information launched its mobile film show scheme. Running for the rest of the war, the Ministry’s mobile film units were vans containing projectors and screens that were driven around the country by a driver-projectionist, to give free film shows in village halls, schools and factories. The event will recreate a film show in the former home of the Ministry with a selection of information films and documentaries on the war effort and the home front.…

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