London Graduate School

Welcome to LGS

The London Graduate School is a doctoral programme, postgraduate seminar and series of events in contemporary critical theory offered in central London and Kingston University. The London Graduate School offers accredited PhD, MPhil and MA by Research degrees, in a richly stimulating and closely supportive environment that brings together world-leading scholars in literature, culture, media, theory, and philosophy, major figures in contemporary art practice, film-making and writing, and ambitious and creative students working at the forefront of their disciplinary and interdisciplinary fields. Students of the London Graduate School enjoy unprecedented access in London to a programme of cutting-edge academic and cultural events.

Funding available for PhD study

Wednesday 29 Oct 2014
Posted in Blog

Students wishing to enter the London Graduate School to undertake research in any aspect of the critical humanities, across its entire disciplinary range,...



Balkans diary: sovereignty, the university, democracy, by Martin McQuillan

In the week that Scotland contemplated Independence from the rest of the United Kingdom, I was fortunate enough to be on an invited lecture tour of the republics of the former Yugoslavia, where questions of nationhood and the problems of globalization have been experienced to the full. Ostensibly, there as keynote speaker to celebrate 80 years of English Studies at the University of Zagreb, I also visited long-term collaborators in Montenegro and Belgrade. The first time I went to Belgrade in 2001, Slobodan Milošević had just fallen from power after a popular uprising the previous October, following his attempt to... continue reading

Funding available for PhD study

Posted: Wednesday 29 Oct 2014
by LGS 0 comments

Students wishing to enter the London Graduate School to undertake research in any aspect of the critical humanities, across its entire disciplinary range, are warmly encouraged to apply for an AHRC-funded TECHNE award. Initial enquiries may be sent to the LGS directors Prof. Martin McQuillan ( and Prof. Simon Morgan Wortham ( or to other […]

LGS announces its Summer Academy 2015

Posted: Monday 20 Oct 2014
by LGS 0 comments

The London Graduate School Summer Academy in the Critical Humanities June 22-25 2015 Right to Philosophy Featuring Etienne Balibar, Andrew Benjamin, Howard Caygill, Rebecca Comay, Catherine Malabou, Martin McQuillan, Simon Morgan Wortham, Stella Sandford and Bernard Stiegler The London Graduate School is pleased to announce its 2015 Summer Academy, an intensive week-long programme offered annually […]

Le Collège international de philosophie, established in Paris in 1983 by act of State and funded by the French government, is at risk of imminent closure. Through the efforts of Jacques Derrida, Dominique Lecourt, Jean-Pierre Faye, François Châtelet and others, the  Collège was founded as a highly singular institution, committed to the democratization of thought, inclusivity at […]

Professor Mary Beth Mader (Memphis University), “Whence intensity? Deleuze and the revival of a concept”, a lecture given in the Centre for Research in Modern European Philosophy at Kingston University on 16 October 2014,  click to listen (with an introduction by Professor Peter Osborne (CRMEP))

'OXI: An Act of Resistance' at the ICA

Posted: Friday 03 Oct 2014
by Erin K Stapleton 0 comments

A screening of “OXI: An Act of Resistance” will be held at the Institute of Contemporary Arts on October 9, 2014 Director Ken McMullen Producers Ken McMullen, Martin McQuillan, Alexandra Ramniceanu Screenwriter Ken McMullen With Dominique Pinon, Gabriella Wright, John Shrapnel UK-Greece-France 2014 98 mins Tickets available here. Ken McMullen’s latest cinematic investigation takes on […]