Smart Cities: RHUL hosts Inter-CDT Workshop

By Marcel Armour  At the beginning of May, Royal Holloway hosted Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) students from both Oxford and RHUL for our fourth annual workshop which this year was themed around the ‘smart city’. The talks were all hugely enjoyable, and a great opportunity to hear leading academics and industry representatives give their…

NEWS | Curating (in)security at AAG 2017

Every year, nearly 10,000 academics converge on one particular U.S. city in the name of all things geography – Boston, Massachusetts being the location of choice for the annual AAG (American Association of Geographers) conference in April 2017. With a vast array of potential sessions, panels and presentations – the AAG has something for everyone: from Geographies of Bread…

New challenges post MSc: my first ‘Idea Hack’

By Nick Robinson A few weeks back (October 28th) I was fortunate enough to take part in my first ‘event’ following the completion of my MSc, as I ventured to Bethnal Green Road in east London – the location of a 3-day Idea Hack, organised by IDENTIT.EE, and centred around e-Residency (the focus of my…

Ships, Brooms and the End of Humanity

By Andreas Haggman At a recent conference held at Royal Holloway I was treated to a lecture by Professor Colin Williams titled ‘Fear, Flesh, Machines and Monsters: The Frankenstein Complex and the Human Response to Technology’. Notwithstanding Prof Williams’ rambunctious presentation style, the content of the talk provided numerous thought-provoking highlights. One in particular came…

Placing and peopling Cyber War: a challenge to Prof. Thomas Rid.

Earlier this week, AFCEA (UK) and Royal Holloway’s Information Security Group hosted a wonderful evening event that explored – through networking and more formal conversations – the rise of Cyber, and challenged participants to consider how academia, industry and government might work together to ensure that the UK fulfils the aspirations set out in the Government’s Cyber Security…

PhDs in Geopolitics, Cyber Security and Society @ RHUL

Royal Holloway is pleased to announce a number of 4 year PhD studentships in Geopolitics, Cyber Security and Society (see subject areas below). The studentships are intended to develop research capacity and training in cyber security research, including public understandings of cyber security vulnerabilities and threats in specific geopolitical, economic and cultural contexts. Interested applicants should be…

PhD Studentships in Geopolitics, Cyber Security and Society at Royal Holloway

Royal Holloway is pleased to announce a number of 4 year PhD studentships in Geopolitics, Cyber Security and Society (see subject areas below). The studentships are intended to develop research capacity and training in cyber security research, including public understandings of cyber security vulnerabilities and threats in specific geopolitical, economic and cultural contexts. Interested applicants…