What's on this week

1st Week Trinity (23-27 April)


23 April



American History Graduate Seminar

Mitchell Robertson (University)

“Howie Phillips and his wrecking crew”: The conservatives (try to) take the bureaucracy



24 April



Red, White, and Brew

Join RAI Director Halbert Jones and colleagues for coffee and conversation at this informal weekly gathering.



24 April



American History Research-Latin American Centre joint seminar

Victor Bulmer-Thomas (UCL)

Empire in retreat: past, present and future of the United States



25 April



American Politics Graduate Seminar

Abdul N Rad (St Cross)

Police institutions and police abuse: evidence from the US


The American Politics Graduate Seminar welcomes attendees to its weekly meetings, which feature presentations and discussions led by postgraduate, junior, and senior researchers whose work relates to U.S. politics. The seminar meets on Wednesdays from 1-2.30pm at the RAI; a sandwich lunch is provided.



25 April




Obama: 101 Best Covers

Ben Arogundade


Writer and publisher Ben Arogundade will discuss a selection of covers featuring Barack Obama, published in his new illustrated book, Obama: 101 Best Covers.

Copies of the book will be available for sale at a reduced price of £20 for students.

This event is open to the public.

To be followed by a wine reception.



26 April



American Literature Research Seminar

Emilia Borowska (Royal Holloway and RAI)

Chris Kraus’s journey to the end of history


The ALRS provides a friendly and engaged forum for invited speakers to present their research-in-progress in the form of a paper of approximately 40-45 minutes in length, after which there will be a question period and wine, then followed by a dinner hosted by the seminar's co-conveners. Free dinners are available for the first few graduate students to sign up each week; please do get in touch if you would like to join us. The seminar meets fortnightly on Thursdays from 5-6:30pm at the RAI.


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