Entries by Alastair Wells


It’s time to start thinking Thanksgiving at Richmond!

With just a week to go before Thanksgiving on Thursday 22 November, Richmond faculty, students are staff are getting set for this most American of celebrations, which marks the start of the Christmas season for Americans. As next week is International Week at Richmond, Thanksgiving will be celebrated as part of this event with food, […]


‘It’s a material world’ for Richmond academic taking part in London Design Festival

Richmond’s Dr Jane Norris, Associate Professor, Creative and Digital Culture, will be taking centre stage at an event being held as part of the London Design Festival on Friday 21 September. The Salon of Material Consequences will be an entertaining evening of live readings by authors, featuring design fiction, speculative writing and excerpts from recently published […]


Richmond will be on show as part of Open House London

Richmond, The American International University in London, is throwing open its doors to the public as part of the Open House London 2018 initiative taking place on Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 September. Open House London is the world’s largest architecture festival, giving free public access to more than 800 buildings, walks, talks and tours […]


Richmond shortlisted in Times Higher Education Awards

Richmond, The American International University in London, is delighted to announce that the University has been shortlisted in the prestigious Times Higher Education Awards, in the category of Outstanding Contribution to Leadership Development. The Awards, which are now in their 14th year, are known as the ‘Oscars of higher education’ and recognise excellence in all […]


Dr. Paul Rekret has published a new refereed article in the journal Research in Education.

In the article entitled ‘The Posthumanist tabula rasa‘ Rekret engages critically with the deployment of theories of ‘posthumanism’ for the study of pedagogy and education.  This article offers an examination of posthumanist epistemology. Building on wider claims that `posthumanist’ theorists risk disavowing the historicity of their concepts, the article asks why the posthumanist image of the researcher […]

New President announced for Richmond, The American International University in London “Joining at a tremendously exciting time for the University”

Professor Lawrence Abeln has been appointed as the new President of Richmond, The American International University in London, by the Board of Trustees. Professor Abeln, 49, is a US citizen, and graduated Phi Beta Kappa with BA in History from the University of Pennsylvania. He received an MPhil in International Relations and PhD in Management […]

Alumni of Richmond has book shortlisted by Reese Witherspoon’s book club

A former student of Richmond, The American International University in London, Chanel Cleeton has had her latest novel, Next Year in Havana, recommended by Reese Witherspoon as her July read of the month. Reese Witherspoon says of the book on Instagram: “I can never resist a good romance, so I’m excited for the July @reesesbookclubxhellosunshine book pick: #NextYearInHavana by @chanelcleeton! It’s a beautiful […]