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The School of Advanced Study
, a postgraduate institution of the University of London
-20th century:Shortly after 6 Burlington Gardens was vacated, the University went through a period of rapid expansion. Bedford College, Royal Holloway and the London School of Economics all joined in 1900, Regent's Park College, which had affiliated in 1841 became an official divinity school of the...
, is the UK's national centre for the promotion and facilitation of research in the humanities and social sciences. It was established on 1 August 1994 and is located in Senate House in Bloomsbury, central London, close to the British Museum, the British Library and several of the Colleges of the University of London. The School brings together ten prestigious research Institutes, many of which have long and distinguished histories, to provide a large range of specialist research services, facilities and resources. Through its many activities the School's core aim is to provide an environment for the support, evaluation and pursuit of research which is accessible to postgraduate, postdoctoral and senior members of all Higher Education institutions in the United Kingdom and beyond.
The Member Institutes of the School are:
- Institute of Advanced Legal Studies
The Institute of Advanced Legal Studies is part of the School of Advanced Study of the University of London. It was founded in 1946 as a national academic institution to promote and advance legal research, implementing a proposal of 1934 report of the Legal Education Committee chaired by Lord Atkin...
- Institute of Classical Studies
The Institute of Classical Studies is a research institution associated with the University of London. A member of the School of Advanced Study. The Institute is a national and international research Institute in the languages, literature, history, art, archaeology and philosophy of the ancient...
- Institute of Commonwealth Studies
The Institute of Commonwealth Studies, abbreviated to ICS, was founded by the University of London in 1949 to promote academic study of the Commonwealth of Nations and its constituent countries. It became part of the School of Advanced Study in 1994...
- Institute of English Studies
The Institute of English Studies is a centre of excellence in the research, promotion and facilitation in the field English Literature and Language. With a specialisation in Book History, Palaeography and Textual Scholarship, the IES facilitates the advanced study and research of English Studies...
- Institute of Germanic & Romance Studies≈
- Institute of Historical Research
The Institute of Historical Research is a British educational organisation providing resources and training for historical researchers. It is part of the School of Advanced Study in the University of London and is located at Senate House. The Institute was founded in 1921 by A. F...
- Institute of Musical Research
The Institute of Musical Research is a research institution associated with the University of London. A member of the School of Advanced Study, its focus is the facilitation of research in music of all traditions and eras, and to support freelance and affiliated scholars alike.Located at Senate...
- Institute of Philosophy
The Institute of Philosophy is a research institution associated with the University of London. A member of the School of Advanced Study, its focus is to promote and facilitate high quality research in philosophy, making it available to the widest possible audience both inside and outside the UK's...
- Institute for the Study of the Americas
The Institute for the Study of the Americas was founded in August 2004 through a merger of the Institute of Latin American Studies with the Institute of United States Studies , both of which had been founded in 1965 at 31 Tavistock Square...
- Warburg Institute
The Warburg Institute is a research institution associated with the University of London in central London, England. A member of the School of Advanced Study, its focus is the study of the influence of classical antiquity on all aspects of European civilisation.-History:The Institute was founded by...
Those institutes marked with ≈ in the above list incorporate libraries that are part of the Senate House Libraries.
Together, the Institutes of the School provide a range of specialist research services in their subject areas of expertise. In furtherance of their national and international role the Institutes of the School undertake high quality research; maintain and develop library collections and services; develop digital resources; publish journals and book series; host visiting scholars and postdoctoral fellows; organise a range of academic events including workshops, conferences, seminars and lectures; provide specialist research training and postgraduate taught, research and doctoral programmes.