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International Women's Day 2015: Goldsmiths Women Who Made It Happen

At Goldsmiths, University of London we’re proud of the way our female students, staff, alumnae and honorands have a rich history of affecting real changes in economic, political and social spheres. As we approach International Women’s Day on 8 March 2015, we take a moment to reflect on the achievements of some of the great women who have passed through the Goldsmiths halls and the ways they fit with this year's theme - Make It Happen.

GoldsmithsUOL 4 years ago

11 Things That Wouldn't Exist Without Goldsmiths

For more than 100 years, Goldsmiths, University of London has revelled in its reputation as a home for creative, challenging, and visionary people. Here are a few reminders of some of the wonderful things which wouldn't exist without Goldsmiths…

GoldsmithsUOL 5 years ago

8 Things You Never Knew About Women's Football

With the men’s World Cup in glorious full flow and the women’s equivalent in Canada to look forward to next year, it’s a good time to reflect on women’s long involvement with football. And it’s much longer than you might think, as Ariel Hessayon from Goldsmiths, University of London points out...

GoldsmithsUOL 5 years ago

12 Things You Probably Never Knew About Football…

With the World Cup fast approaching, there are many out there who have no idea of the history of this long-loved sport. If you love football, you’re probably only aware of its history from more recent times. And if you don’t like football, you probably want to remain ignorant. But football has a long, gruesomely violent, and hugely interesting past. And so, Dr Ariel Hessayon, Senior Lecturer at Goldsmiths, University of London, lets you know a few things you probably never knew about football.

GoldsmithsUOL 5 years ago

The Life Of A Flip Flop

Caroline Knowles, Professor of Sociology, at Goldsmiths, University of London recently undertook the mammoth task of investigating the life of a flip flop. From the oil fields of Kuwait to rubbish heaps in Ethiopia, here is Caroline's fascinating story...

GoldsmithsUOL 5 years ago

Warnings That Kill: Taking You Through An Israeli Airstrike In Gaza

Forensic Architecture, a research project team based at Goldsmiths, generate evidence on drone strikes where there is little information available. In this case study, the Forensic Architecture team take you through an investigation into a drone strike in Gaza which killed six women and children. This is one of a number of case studies that was presented to the UN this week by Special Rapporteur, Ben Emmerson. You can find more on the web based platform, including maps and further case studies of drone strikes in Yemen and Pakistan.

GoldsmithsUOL 5 years ago

The 12 Dating Clichés That Are, Shockingly, True

Patrick Fagan, Associate Lecturer at Goldsmiths, University of London has dug through lots of psychological studies (some more dubious than others) to find the 'scientific proof' behind 12 cliches about love and dating that you would never want to think are true. And we thought Valentine's Day couldn't get worse...

GoldsmithsUOL 5 years ago

The Six Songs That Will Cure You Of That Song Stuck In Your Head

Songs that you just 'can't get out of your head' are a pleasant experience for some but can cause anxiety and distress for 1 in 3 of us. However, a new report, written by academics at Goldsmiths, University of London provides the best hope yet for a cure. The new report asked over 18,000 people across England and Finland how they cope with songs stuck in their head and found six 'cure tunes' that might just get Kylie out of your head...

GoldsmithsUOL 5 years ago