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The oldest known image of a Chartist rally has been uncovered by University of Roehampton professor Ian Haywood, after lying untouched in a sketchbook in the US Library of Congress for well over 100 years since it was drawn by a teenager in 1839.

Love, interracial relationships and childhood trauma are all confronted head on in the debut novel by English Literature and Philosophy graduate Michelle Diana Lowe.

The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2016 has again ranked the University of Roehampton as the best modern university in London, after its annual league table was published yesterday.

The Archbishop of Canterbury has given his backing to recommendations created by a University of Roehampton academic to improve relations between religious groups and the local government planning system.

A Roehampton academic will use a House of Commons event to launch the results of a year-long study into how relations between religious groups and the local government planning system can be improved.

The first full collection of poems by First World War nurse, Mary Borden, who set up her own field hospital on the front line at the Somme to treat injured soldiers, has been published 100 years after they were written.

Issues of women’s and families roles in the Catholic Church are high on the agenda for Professor Tina Beattie and Dr Clare Watkins from the Department of Humanities as they go to Rome ahead of the XIV Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops to speak at events and launch a new book.
Dr Fiona McHardy, Principal Lecturer in Classical Civilisation at the University of Roehampton has won the inaugural Teaching Literature Book Award for her co-edited book From Abortion to Pederasty: Addressing Difficulty Topics in the Classics Classroom.

The sympathy, pity, pain and fear 19th century surgeons and their patients experienced in the days before anaesthetic was used will be explored by academics at the University, thanks to a £570,000 research grant.

An award of £15k from the Department for Education (DfE) has been granted for a study into the impact of funding on the attainment of children with additonal needs.

Celebrations and expectations for future employment are top of the agenda for 1,900 students who have graduated from the University of Roehampton this week.

Celebrations, gowns and mortarboards will be the order of the day when 1,900 students graduate from the University of Roehampton, in ceremonies at the Royal Festival Hall on London’s Southbank on Monday and Tuesday.

Professor of Classics and the Head of the Department of Humanities, Mike Edwards, will become the president of the International Society for the History of Rhetoric (ISHR) at the end of July.

The latest opera created by acclaimed composer Sir Harrison Birtwistle with a libretto by Roehampton professor, David Harsent, will open as part of a double bill at the world-famous Royal Opera House in London’s Covent Garden on Thursday, for a six-performance run.

A long-standing commitment to breaking down the elitist reputation of classics, and finding sensitive ways to teach about difficult areas of life in the ancient world, has earned Roehampton academic Dr Susan Deacy a coveted National Teaching Fellowship.

Twenty-four Roehampton students who have gone above and beyond the call of duty to improve the quality of life for other people at the University or who live locally, have been recognised at an awards ceremony.

The first ever English language translation of a series of 2,000 year old letters, once believed to have been written by Marcus Brutus, an ancient Roman politician and military leader who played a key role in the assassination of Julius Caesar, will be carried out by a Roehampton classicist.

The University of Roehampton has been ranked as the top modern university in London by the Complete University Guide, which published its annual league table today.

A key detail of the life story of Isaac Newton may have been uncovered by a researcher from the Centre for Hearth Tax Research (CHTR) at the University of Roehampton.

Final year students from any university due to complete their bachelor’s degree this summer are being encouraged to apply for a postgraduate taught course at Roehampton, which has created 29 master’s scholarships.