School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)

 
 
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School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)The School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) is among the best schools for the studies of foreign cultures and languages in the world. In fact, in the field of African and Arabic culture and language studies, it is the best. The school offers a stunning array of courses from the History of Cambodian art to a five-step course in Swahili. The lecturers are superb and almost every course boasts a wealth of fascinating additional modules. Every course is as exciting and informative as it sounds and the sheer quality of the teaching and resources available in London makes this one of the most exciting places in the world to study. The university also includes possibly the smallest bookshop in London and is home to the Brunei Gallery. Exit from the first floor of the gallery and you'll find a delightful Japanese-inspired roof garden available for peaceful meditation, tea ceremonies and to hire for private functions, it's also often used as a venue for exhibition openings.

 

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Dream, Fantasy & RealityDream, Fantasy & RealityBrightly coloured and multi textured Asian art, produced between 1998 and 2010 for the annual Agbartha-Octor Harmattan exhibition.18th April 2014Saturday 21st June 2014 Where:
School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS),   Thornhaugh Street  Russell Square    WC1H 0XG
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Dream, Fantasy & Reality
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions | PRICING  Free  
DATES  11th April to 21st June 2014
Brightly coloured and multi textured Asian art, produced between 1998 and 2010 for the annual Agbartha-Octor Harmattan exhibition.
Lisa Ross: Living Shrines: Uyghur Manifestations Of Faith, Saints And Islam In Western ChinaLisa Ross: Living Shrines: Uyghur Manifestations Of Faith, Saints And Islam In Western ChinaA solo exhibition, curated by Jolaine Frizzell, of images and video installation, of figures and shrines taken around the Taklamakan Desert, Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, China.19th April 2014Saturday 21st June 2014 Where:
School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS),   Thornhaugh Street  Russell Square    WC1H 0XG
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Lisa Ross: Living Shrines: Uyghur Manifestations Of Faith, Saints And Islam In Western China
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Photography | PRICING  Free  
DATES  4th April to 21st June 2014
A solo exhibition, curated by Jolaine Frizzell, of images and video installation, of figures and shrines taken around the Taklamakan Desert, Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, China.
Empire, Faith & Kinship: The Sikhs & The Great WarEmpire, Faith & Kinship: The Sikhs & The Great WarExhibition featuring art from the province of Punjab in association with the United Kingdom Punjabi Heritage Association.9th July 2014Saturday 20th September 2014 Where:
School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS),   Thornhaugh Street  Russell Square    WC1H 0XG
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Empire, Faith & Kinship: The Sikhs & The Great War
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions | PRICING  Free  
DATES  9th July to 20th September 2014
Exhibition featuring art from the province of Punjab in association with the United Kingdom Punjabi Heritage Association.
Serendipity RevealedSerendipity RevealedContemporary Sri Lankan art courtesy of numerous artists.9th October 2014Saturday 20th December 2014 Where:
School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS),   Thornhaugh Street  Russell Square    WC1H 0XG
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Serendipity Revealed
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Modern and Contemporary Art | PRICING  Free  
DATES  9th October to 20th December 2014
Contemporary Sri Lankan art courtesy of numerous artists.
 

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Regency House Hotel
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21 Gower Street, WC1E | 3 minutes from School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
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London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £59  25% off
Russell Square, WC1B | 3 minutes from School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
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Slade School of Fine Art
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
UCL University, Gower Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E | 5 minutes from School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
Among the best regarded art schools in the world. The Slade is a fairly traditional school with an insistence on certain techniques within each undergraduate course, ... More
 
 
 
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The Bartlett School of Architecture
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
Wates House, 22 Gordon Street, WC1H | 6 minutes from School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
The Bartlett School of Architecture, on the corner of Huntley Street and Capper Street, is part of The Bartlett: UCL's global faculty of the built environment. ... More
 
 
 
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The Method Studio
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, Holborn, London WC1R | 10 minutes from School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
Learn to act by becoming the person you are portraying. Think yourself into the role... eat what they would eat, weigh what they would weigh, behave ... More
 
 
 
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The Place
London > Education > Evening Classes
17 Duke's Road, Bloomsbury, London WC1H | 7 minutes from School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
London's specialist venue for contemporary dance, The Place plays a role in every aspect of this fast-growing art form. The London Contemporary Dance School offers degrees ... More
 
 
 
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English [Out There!]
London > Education > English Language Courses
10 Coptic Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 7 minutes from School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
English [Out There!] takes a very hands-on approach to learning English. The course places an emphasis on using what you have learned. Students are taken out ... More
 
 
 
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London Wine Academy
London > Education > Evening Classes
Garden Floor, 6 Coldbath Square, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 15 minutes from School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
One day workshops, offering a friendly no-nonsense approach to teaching about wine, suitable for everyone from beginners to experts. Courses take place at the following venues: Atlas PH, ... More
 
 
 
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The Pajama Game
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 2nd May to 13th September 2014
Shaftesbury Theatre, 210 Shaftesbury Avenue, WC2H | 9 minutes from School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
Chichester Festival Theatre has a happy knack of bringing first class musical revivals to the West End - with 'Singin' in the Rain', 'Sweeney ...More
 
 
 
Miss Saigon
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 3rd May to 25th October 2014
Prince Edward Theatre, 28 Old Compton Street, Soho, London W1D | 12 minutes from School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
Miss Saigon makes a welcome return to London's West End in 2014, taking to the stage at the Prince Edward Theatre. The musical by Claude-Michel Schonberg ...More
 
 
 
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Royal Opera: Le Nozze Di Figaro
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: 16th September 2013 to 15th May 2014
Royal Opera House, Bow Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 13 minutes from School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
David McVicar directs Mozart's farcical comedy of errors Le nozze di Figaro at the Royal Opera House for an autumn run which returns in 2014 with ...More
 
 
 
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The Horse Hospital
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
30 Colonnade, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 4 minutes from School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
As the name suggests, The Horse Hospital wasn't always the modern arts venue it is today. Once home to sick and injured horses - many references ... More
 
 
 
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Bloomsbury Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
15 Gordon Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1H | 5 minutes from School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
Owned and part-funded by University College London, the Bloomsbury was completed in 1968 on the site of a bomb-damaged church. The years have not been kind ... More
 
 
 
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Renoir Cinema
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
Brunswick Shopping Centre, Marchmont Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 6 minutes from School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
Almost invisible in the ridiculous 1960s sci-fi architecture of the Brunswick Centre, the two-screen arthouse Renoir Cinema is a firm favourite with London's film buffs. It ... More
 
 
 
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The Wiener Library
London > Attractions > Museums
29 Russell Square, WC1B | 1 minute from School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
The Wiener Library is the world's oldest library dedicated to the study of the Holocaust, its causes and legacies. The library also hosts a regular programme ... More
 
 
 
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Russell Square
London > Attractions >
Bloomsbury, WC1B | 3 minutes from School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
The grade II listed Russell Square is a large green space located within the Bloomsbury district with its own cafe, overlooked by the Hotel Russell and ... More
 
 
 
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The Building Centre
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
26 Store Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E | 4 minutes from School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
Open to the public as well as construction professionals, The Building Centre houses a permanent exhibition of a 1:1500 scale model of Central London. Current major ... More
 
 
 
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Waterstone's - Gower Street
London > Shopping > Books
82 Gower Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E | 2 minutes from School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
Waterstone's, one of the largest high street booksellers in the UK, is a relativenewcomer on the block. It first opened in Old Brompton Road, London, in1982 ... More
 
 
 
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Heal's
London > Shopping > House and Garden
196 Tottenham Court Road, Bloomsbury, London W1T | 4 minutes from School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
Though it was established in 1800 Heal's is renowned for its beautifully designed furniture, attractive modern decorations and hyper-modern kitchenware. The Heal's trademark has become synonymous ... More
 
 
 
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School of Life
London > Shopping > Specialists
70 Marchmont Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 5 minutes from School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
The School of Life offers so much more than your average shopping experience. In fact, it doesn't do it justice to label it a mere shop ... More
 
 
 
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Junction Bar & Restaurant
London > Restaurants > Modern European restaurants
Holiday Inn Bloomsbury, Coram Street - Bloomsbury, WC1N | 4 minutes from School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
Modern European Cuisine... More
 
 
 
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Blue Door Bistro
London > Restaurants > International restaurants
Montague Hotel, 15 Montague Street, , Bloomsbury, London WC1B | 4 minutes from School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
The Blue Door Bistro is an informal eatery located within Bloomsbury's Montague Hotel. Light and relaxed at lunch, cosy and candlelit by night. They serve simple ... More
 
 
 
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Meals at Heal's
London > Restaurants > International restaurants
196 Tottenham Court Road, Bloomsbury, London W1T | 4 minutes from School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
Oliver Peyton clearly picked up his ideas about naming businesses from somebody in the hairdressing trade. 'Meal's at Heals' now joins his 'In the Park' as ... More
 
 
 
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Dolphin Swimming Club
London > Leisure > Activities
U of L Pool, Malet Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E | 2 minutes from School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
Swimming lessons for children and aquaphobic adults. This is one of the more popular swimming schools in London, and one of the most long-running, with over ... More
 
 
 
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All Star Lanes, Bloomsbury
London > Leisure > Activities
Victoria House, Bloomsbury Place, Bloomsbury, London WC1B | 7 minutes from School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
This fun bowling alley and restaurant is a great place for a gang of you to spend a memorable night out trying to out-do each other. ... More
 
 
 
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Fitzroy Square Garden
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Fitzroy Square, Fitzrovia, London W1T | 8 minutes from School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
Fitzroy Square is one of London's finest squares and the only London square designed by Robert Adam. It is named after Charles Fitzroy, 4th Duke of ... More
 
 
 
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Queens Larder Restaurant & Pub
London > Nightlife > Pubs
1 Queen's Square, Bloomsbury, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 5 minutes from School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
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The Lamb
London > Nightlife > Pubs
94 Lamb's Conduit Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 9 minutes from School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
On the peaceful, pedestrianised Lamb's Conduit Street, hidden behind an 18th century facade, is The Lamb, a beautifully preserved Grade II listed Victorian pub. The pub ... More
 
 
 
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The Princess Louise
London > Nightlife > Pubs
208 High Holborn, Covent Garden, London WC1V | 9 minutes from School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
The flagship London pub of Yorkshire's oldest brewery, Samuel Smith, the Princess Louise has been carefully restored to her original Victorian layout complete with snugs, removed ... More
 
 
 
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Drakes Tabanco
London > Nightlife > Bars
3 Windmill Street, W1T | 7 minutes from School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
Drakes Tabanco opens on 7th October 2013. Serving fine and rare sherry wines straight from barrel, alongside a Spanish and British food menu, Drakes Tabanco is ... More
 
 
 
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Shochu Lounge
London > Nightlife > Bars
37 Charlotte Street, Fitzrovia, London W1T | 7 minutes from School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
Shochu Lounge's mixture of of rustic wood and shiny twenty-first century fittings is very Japanese, as is the low, moody lighting, and the cocktails, which are ... More
 
 
 
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Bourne & Hollingsworth
London > Nightlife > Bars
28 Rathbone Place, Fitzrovia, London W1T | 7 minutes from School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
Prohibition-era themed basement bar in Fitzrovia, with a good line in retro comedy. The joke is that it's a bar dodging the law by masquerading as ... More
 
 
 
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Imagination Gallery
London > Business > Venue Hire
South Crescent, 25 Store Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E | 5 minutes from School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
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British Museum
London > Business > Venue Hire
Great Russell Street, Bloomsbury, Bloomsbury, London WC1B | 5 minutes from School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
If you wanted to thoroughly explore the British Museum, it would take months, if not years. Over seven millions objects from all over the world are ... More
 
 
 
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Friends House
London > Business > Venue Hire
173-177 Euston Road, Bloomsbury, London NW1 | 6 minutes from School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
The historic headquarters of Quakers in Britain, Friends House in Euston has 23 function rooms including a large Meeting Hall which seats up to 1,100 guests. ... More
 
 
 

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Dream, Fantasy & Reality
Exhibitions | Until 21st June 2014 

School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)

Brightly coloured and multi textured Asian art, produced between 1998 and 2010 for the annual Agbartha-Octor Harmattan exhibition....More

Photographs From Rwanda
Exhibitions | Until 4th June 2014 

The Wiener Library 1 minute walk from School Of Oriental And African Studies (soas)

This photographic exhibition at The Wiener Library features photographer David Graham's portraits of survivors of the Rwandan genocide to mark ...More

Vintage Remix
Clubbing and Nightlife | On 18th April 2014 

Bloomsbury Lanes 3 minutes walk from School Of Oriental And African Studies (soas)

DJs provide old skool classics....More

Agnese Sanvito: Absorb, Reflect, Scatter
Exhibitions | Until 26th April 2014 

The Building Centre 4 minutes walk from School Of Oriental And African Studies (soas)

The architectural photographer showcases a selection from her portfolio focusing on the ways colour shapes our sense of buildings....More

London's Growing... Up!
London's Growing... Up!
Exhibitions | Until 12th June 2014 

The Building Centre 4 minutes walk from School Of Oriental And African Studies (soas)

You only have to look at buildings like The Shard and The Walkie Talkie to know that London is growing ...More

 
Recent Acquisitions: Two Sets Of Picasso Linocuts
Exhibitions | Until 6th May 2014 

British Museum 5 minutes walk from School Of Oriental And African Studies (soas)

The two prints Still Life Under The Lamp and Jacqueline Reading, from 1962, made when the artist was 80 years ...More

A Middle East Menagerie: Favourite Works Selected By Curatorial Assistants
Exhibitions | Until 18th May 2014 

British Museum 5 minutes walk from School Of Oriental And African Studies (soas)

A selection of works from the Islamic collections, highlighting the theme of animals in Islamic art....More

Germany divided - Baselitz and his generation
Germany divided - Baselitz and his generation
Exhibitions | Until 31st August 2014 

British Museum 5 minutes walk from School Of Oriental And African Studies (soas)

Featuring over 90 works by some of the leading names in contemporary art, this exhibition of post-1945 prints and drawings ...More

 
Wise Men From The East: Zoroastrian Traditions In Persia And Beyond
Exhibitions | Until 27th April 2014 

British Museum 5 minutes walk from School Of Oriental And African Studies (soas)

This small exhibition explains Zoroastrianism, an ancient but living religion named after the Prophet Zarathustra, through objects and coins from ...More

Vikings: Life And Legend
Vikings: Life And Legend
Exhibitions | Until 22nd June 2014 

British Museum 5 minutes walk from School Of Oriental And African Studies (soas)

Weapons, coins, jewellery and the surviving timbers of a 37-metre-long Viking warship go on display at the British Museum's brand ...More

 
 
 
 
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