Wednesday, 30 March 2011

Miscellaneous PG Funding

Fellowships at the Wilson Centre:

Jean Monnet fellowships (not just for Italianists!):

DAAD fellowships (not just for Germanists!):

Thoughtsforward's Rush Hour Lectures in April - Speaker List

Thoughtsforward organises Rush Hour Lectures in April - get excited and turn up!

Cramped, stinky tube carriages? Boo!
Wine, brainfun and giggles? Hurrah!

During the month of April Thoughtsforward is organising The Rush Hour Lectures; a series of events and talks which anyone can attend. From the dark comedies of Machiavelli through to explorations of the Grime scene, all sorts of research interests are presented in a fun and informal way. All the lectures open their doors at 17.10 for a 17.30 start, and promise FREE WINE.

The first lecture is this Friday, entitled "Masturbation - A Natural History". This lecture seeks to discuss the differences between male and female masturbation in humans and non-humans from evolutionary biological and sociological perspectives. In what ways might it be reproductively
advantageous to tickle the kitten or spank the monkey? Join former UCL alumnus Alexis Hatto for a frank and stimulating discourse on self-inflicted intercourse.


1st April 2011
"Masturbation - A Natural History"
Alexis Hatto (UCL) Chadwick Lecture Theatre, UCL

8th April 2011
"Machiavelli Laughing: Religion, Politics and Renaissance Comedy"
Adam Mowl (KCL) Garwood Lecture Theatre, UCL

15th April 2011
"Speeding up the slowest game of 'Chinese Whispers' - The Medieval
Manuscript Tradition in 50 Minutes"
Dr. Reynir Þór Eggertsson (UCL) Garwood Lecture Theatre, UCL

21st April 2011
Faroese Chain Dancing Comes to London
with Rasmus A. Joensen
Somers Town Community Association Hall (

27th April 2011
"The two-way road: Language meets Grime meets language"
Nichola Smalley (UCL) Pearson Lecture Theatre, UCL

Friday, 25 March 2011

Thoughtsforward Spring Forum - Wednesday 30th March - free wine and nibbles!

SELCS and ThoughtsForward request the pleasure of your company at the end of term FORUM – complete with free WINE and NIBBLES!


This is a great opportunity for SELCS PhD students to discuss their progress, problems and triumphs of this past term in an informal setting.


School of Advanced Study - PG Funding Opportunities, 2011 entry

Apply now for postgraduate funding in the humanities and social sciences for 2011 entry at the School of Advanced Study.

The School offers masters & research degrees across a broad range of subjects in the humanities and social sciences including:

  • American, Caribbean & Latin American Studies
  • Commonwealth StudiesCultural Studies
  • History
  • History of Art
  • History of the Book
  • Human Rights
  • Law
  • Literature
  • Modern Languages (French, German, Hispanic & Italian)

Contact the School:

T: +44 (0)20 7862 8661 or 8662 or 8663


Arts and Humanities Research Council Studentships
      The School has available a number of studentships for both
      research (MPhil / PhD /doctoral) and master's degrees under the
      AHRC scheme. The School is offering AHRC awards to Home/EU
      students, in the following three subject areas:
      * Cultural Studies
      * History
      * History of Art

School of Advanced Study Doctoral Studentships
      The School has available up to two studentships for research study in
      any of the subject areas in which the School offers supervision.
      Studentships cover tuition fees and a maintenance grant and can
      be awarded to Home/EU or Overseas students.

Deadline for applications to both studentship competitions is Wednesday 27 April 2011.
Please note applicants must have accepted the offer of a place from the Institute in which they intend to study first to be eligible to apply for studentships.

Further degree-specific funding is offered by the Institutes of the School. 
For more information about all funding available, please visit