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.

Reader in Medieval Economic History, Dr Andrew Wareham has had articles published in two leading ancestry magazines discussing the work of the Centre of Hearth Tax Research.

Former Top Gear star Jeremy Clarkson has been compared to a 17th century political campaigner by senior Roehampton historian Professor Ted Vallance, who identified early modern parallels in both the petition supporting the presenter and Clarkson’s own response to it.

The historic 54 acre campus at the University of Roehampton is being used by students as the basis for a pioneering project including researching the lives of high society Georgian and Victorian figures.

Fifty high-achieving postgraduates are being offered the chance of a fully-funded PhD scholarship at the University of Roehampton, with opportunities in all 10 of the University’s academic departments currently available.

Dr Clare Watkins of the Department of Humanities at the University of Roehampton has been awarded £46,000 funding by the Plater Trust to undertake a new research project in collaboration with Catholic charity, Marriage Care.
Ahead of the 2015 General Election, the National Church Leaders Forum (NCLF) has produced its first manifesto calling for action from all political leaders, and a Roehampton Ministerial Theology lecturer has played a key role in its formation.

Students who took part in an innovative University programme, designed to build leadership skills and prepare them for fulfilling careers have judged it a great success.

Professor Ted Vallance from the department of Humanities was interviewed by BBC Radio 4's 'Making History' for a segment on a new series of biographies of British monarchs published by Penguin press. Professor Vallance offered a critical view of the series, arguing that viewing our national history from the perspective of the ruling dynasty was problematic in a number of ways.'
Professor Mike Edwards will become the new Head of the Department of Humanities at the University of Roehampton in January 2015. Current Head of Department, Professor Trevor Dean, will spend one year on research leave, before returning to teach in 2016.
Tensions between council planning policies and new religious groups requiring a place of worship, resulting in mosques, churches and others opening in industrial estates and less than ideal locations are being explored by a newly-formed group of experts.
Third year Roehampton undergraduate Classic Civilisation student, Gabrielle Turner curated a display for the launch of a classics outreach project Every Soldier has a Story.

Three significant new staff appointments at the University of Roehampton are expected to greatly enhance the University’s expertise with black majority churches, providing a richer education for students.

Leading children’s author Professor Dame Jacqueline Wilson has been confirmed as the new Chancellor of the University of Roehampton, a ceremonial role she said she was ‘honoured’ to accept.

A free festival showcasing the memories, joys, tastes and academic study of food is to be held at the University of Roehampton in mid-November, and Wandsworth residents are being invited to sign up and join in.

The University of Roehampton is the top new university in London according to the Sunday Times, which published its Good University Guide at the weekend.

The Bishop of Kingston is to become the latest fellow of the University of Roehampton’s Whitelands College, bringing a wealth of educational and theological experience to students.

Planning permission has been granted for the University of Roehampton’s new £30million landmark library and accommodation buildings, after a unanimous vote in favour by Wandsworth Council’s planning committee last night.