School of Advanced Study, University of London

Senate House, the home of the School of Advanced Study
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The School of Advanced Study, University of London is dedicated to supporting researchers and promoting research in the humanities and social sciences. It receives national funding from the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) for its mission.

The School's fundamental purpose is to maintain and develop the resources of its 9 member institutes, many of which have long and distinguished histories, for the benefit of national and international research communities.

The 9 institutes of the School are dedicated to serving the research communities of their disciplines, nationally and internationally, and together complement the work of others by providing a research base designed to support, inspire and advance research through the provision of a range of services far beyond the capacity of any one individual university. In so doing the School performs a vital role as a driving force for knowledge sharing across the humanities and social sciences in the UK and beyond.

Venue Type:

Archive, Library, Association or society

Opening hours

Varied - see event listings at www.sas.ac.uk for further information

Admission charges

Varied - see event listings at www.sas.ac.uk for further information

Additional info

The School undertakes a number of activities in support of its national mission to facilitate and promote research in the humanities and social sciences. These activities include: specialist research library collections and services, online and digital resources, research fellowships, research training, specialist research advice and expertise, networking and collaboration opportunities, publications services, taught postgraduate teaching and doctoral research supervision. The School hosts an unrivalled programme of academic and public lectures, conferences, seminars and other events.

The Libraries of the Institutes of the School of Advanced Study at the University of London provide a range of material unmatched anywhere in the world in relation to their specialist subject areas in the humanities and social sciences. Particular strengths include: law, classics, Commonwealth studies, Germanic studies, history, Latin American studies, the survival of the classical tradition.

Collection details

World Cultures, Social History, Religion, Photography, Music, Maritime, Literature, Law and Order, Archives

Key artists and exhibits

  • Institute of Advanced Legal Studies Library
  • Institute of Classical Studies Library
  • Institute of Commonwealth Studies Library
  • Germanic Studies Library
  • Institute of Historical Research Library
  • Latin American Studies Library
  • Warburg Institute Library, Photographic Collection and Archive
Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
Where there's smoke there's fire by Russell Patterson

Living Literature: The Great Gatsby

  • 5 May 2016 7:30-10:30pm *on now

Travel back in time with us to 1922, and explore the tastes, sights, smells and sounds of Gatsby’s lost world, with guidance from experts in the history of F. Scott Fitzgerald and Prohibition-era New York. Audiences will come away with renewed understanding of how ‘The Great Gatsby’ reflected and reimagined society, and why its iconic parties mean more than we might think.

You’ll be invited into the sumptuous surroundings of Senate House for an immersive, stimulating and theatrical reimagining of Fitzgerald’s literary foray into the pomp and extravagance of Jay Gatsby’s ostentatious world.

Taste historically accurate cocktails, learn about bathtub gin, smell perfumes using historical ingredients and sample food from 1922 cookbooks.

You’ll learn why you should be dancing the Shimmy, watch silent films from the era, discover why what you think you know about flapper dresses may be wrong, while listening to and learning about the early jazz sounds of 1922.

These are just some of the many surprises the evening will hold. “Can’t repeat the past? Why of course you can!”, Jay Gatsby famously exclaimed – come and find out for yourself whether he was right.

Suitable for

  • 18+

Admission

Concession: £20
Standard: £40
Gold standard: £60

Website

http://livingliterature.blogs.sas.ac.uk/the-great-gatsby/

Resources listed here may include websites, bookable tours and workshops, books, loan boxes and more. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all.

SAS-Space

http://sas-space.sas.ac.uk

The School of Advanced Study’s permanent online archive for digital scholarly and research materials in the humanities and social sciences.

Creator

  • School of Advanced Study, University of London

Publisher

  • School of Advanced Study, University of London

How to obtain

Free. Open.

Caribbean Studies and Black and Asian History (CASBAH)

http://www.casbah.ac.uk/

A database containing records relating to resources for Caribbean Studies and the history of Black and Asian peoples in the UK. Available online at www.casbah.ac.uk

Creator

  • The Institute of Commonwealth Studies (ICS) and The National Archives (TNA)

Publisher

  • The Institute of Commonwealth Studies (ICS) and The National Archives (TNA)

How to obtain

Free. Open.

School of Advanced Study, University of London
University of London
Senate House
Malet Street
London
Greater London
WC1E 7HU
England

Website

www.sas.ac.uk

E-mail

Events

sas.events@sas.ac.uk

Registry

sas.registry@sas.ac.uk

Fellowships

sas.fellowships@sas.ac.uk

General information

sas.info@sas.ac.uk

Telephone

020 7862 8653

Fax

020 7862 8657

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
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