SOAS gets a 2:1 in ethical university league table

Jonny Morrison, BA Chinese (Modern and Classical) SOAS has scored 49.6% in the People and Planet 2015 league table, which assesses universities’ environmental and ethical performance, placing it 49th in the country out of 151 surveyed, coming out at an ‘upper second class’ level. This is a significant improvement from being awarded 73rd place in […]

Heated talk on ISIS sees accusations against NATO member states

Mel Plant, BA Arabic and Turkish “I’m not one for conspiracy theories”, reported Abdullah Al-Andalusi of the Muslim Debate Initiative, at an event held discussing the origins and current realities of ISIS. Al-Andalusi and his co-speaker at the event reiterated this sentiment several times throughout their speeches, claiming their assertions on the origins of the […]

Israeli and Palestinian professors back SOAS boycott calls

Mel Plant, BA Arabic and Turkish Launching its campaign for an academic boycott of Israel, SOAS Palestine Society yesterday hosted distinguished Israeli historian Ilan Pappe and Palestinian-American Oxford professor Karma Nabulsi to debate the issue amongst the student body. From 23rd to 27th February, SOAS students will have the opportunity to vote on whether to call […]

Director Paul Webley awarded CBE ‘for services to Higher Education’

Carolynn Look, BA Chinese and Development Studies SOAS’ Director Paul Webley was awarded Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) on Tuesday, December 30th, for his services to Higher Education. The award was officially mentioned on the 2015 New Year’s Honours list. Orders of the British Empire are awarded twice-yearly for prominent national […]

SOAS goes to Calais to meet Syrian refugees

Marta Garcia Aliaga, LLB (Law) They are 80. And they are trapped behind the double wall of barbed wire that separates the French city of Calais and the English Channel. All forms of transport that could take them to the promised land that is meant to grant them asylum — Britain — are barred from […]