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Dr Meg Russell in the media on the row over appointment of new peers and the Cabinet Reshuffle

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Dr Meg Russell was quoted in the Times today (24/07/2014) on the row over appointment of new peers.

Meg Russell says “The size of the Lords grew by around 70 between 1999 and 2010 under Blair and Brown, and if 20 peers are indeed to be appointed, it will have grown by around 120 more under Cameron. This is plainly completely unsustainable, and there is an urgent need to regulate the prime minister’s appointment power.”

Institute student wins inaugural publication prize

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UCL Institute of Archaeology (Image courtesy of Lisa Daniel)

Institute undergraduate student Lucy Smith has won second prize in the inaugural UCL Publisher's Prize for student writing.

New staff joining in 2014-15

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In addition to our two new lecturers, Konrad Mierendorff and Suphanit Piyapromdee (who will both start at the end of the summer) the Department is pleased to announce that Professor Victor Rios-Rull, the Carlson Chair of Economics at the University of Minnesota, will also join us as a visiting professor during September 2014 – March 2015.

With these appointments and promotions, the Department has cemented its position as a world-leading Economics institution.

Six members of the Department promoted

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No less than six faculty members were considered for senior promotions and the Department is proud to announce that they were all successful. As a result, the following colleagues have been promoted with effect from October 1st 2014:

Autumn Internship applications are open

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Deadline: 20 August 2014

An internship at the Constitution Unit is an ideal way for recent graduates to gain experience of work in a think tank which is also an academic research centre, and to do research which is linked to policy. Past interns have included students in their holidays, postgraduates thinking about continuing their studies to Masters or PhD level, and civil and public servants who work for us part-time or on secondment.

Archive Fever - 20 Years On

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Elisabeth Roudinesco and Jacques Derrida, London, 1994 (Image © Elisabeth Roudinesco)

20 years after Jacques Derrida presented Archive Fever, Beverley Butler was invited to discuss the influence of this seminal text at a special event at the Freud Museum, London.

Economics Departmental Prizes 2014

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Museum Studies students shed new light on UCL Collections

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A selection of plaster heads from the Noel Collection at UCL (Image courtesy of UCL Museums and Collections)

Research by MA in Museum Studies students at the Institute has shed new light on a mysterious collection of 30 plaster cast heads.

YAC Fundraising Walk: London - St Albans

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YAC Fundraising walk 2012 (Image courtesy of Charlotte Frearson)

Sarah Dhanjal, Joe Flatman and Carla Piper are walking 23 miles between the Roman amphitheatres in London and St Albans in Roman costume to raise money for YAC on 19 July.

British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow Dr Juan Grigera to join UCL-IA

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UCL-IA is pleased to announce that Dr Juan Grigera has been awarded a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship of £250,000 to be held at UCL-IA, and will be joining us in October. 

Conservation of Late Iron Age and Roman coins discovered in cave

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Late Iron Age and Roman coins found at Dovedale, Derbyshire (© Richard Davenport Photography / National Trust)

Institute student Stephanie Vasiliou is responsible for the conservation of the Late Iron Age and Roman coins found recently in Dovedale, Derbyshire.

Institute participation in school's Moving On Day

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Institute participation in Farnborough school's Moving On Day

Institute staff have again participated in the annual Moving On Day for students at Farnborough 6th Form College.

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