Central is pleased to announce that it has been selected by Research England as one of 21 Higher Education Institutions in England to take part in the new Knowledge Exchange Framework (KEF) pilot group.
In 2018, Central’s Board of Governors commissioned an external and independent race equality review of its principles, practices and processes for the development and realisation of the School’s race equality inclusion ambitions. Today, with the publication of the Halpin Report, Central announces a series of initiatives including an additional £100,000 investment into new Diversity programmes, funding for a new, full-time Equality and Diversity Advisor position, and the establishment of a new sub-committee of its Board to report on matters of Diversity and Inclusion.
Central is delighted to celebrate and share news of its many alumni who have been personally nominated, or who have worked on productions that are nominated, at this year's Olivier Awards.
Central graduates were recognised and celebrated for their contribution, both on and off stage, to British theatre at The 19th Annual WhatsOnStage Awards Ceremony.
Congratulations to Central’s British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow, Dr Ella Parry-Davies, who has been named a 2019 New Generation Thinker. Dr Parry-Davies is one of ten New Generation Thinkers to be selected by BBC Radio 3, BBC Arts and the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC).
On Wednesday 27 February 2019, The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama was visited by its Royal Patron, HRH Princess Alexandra. The visit marked the official opening of the School’s new North Block building and provided the Princess with an opportunity to meet staff and students and observe a variety of student work.
On Monday 21 January 2019, Central Staff and Students began their first official week of classes in the School’s newly completed North Block building.
Dr Selina Busby’s Concrete Utopias in Dharavi has been honoured in the UK’s Best Breakthroughs list of the last century for its pioneering work in Dharavi, and as a part of UUK's Made at Uni campaign.
The Leverhulme Trust has awarded Central a grant of £414,620 to continue funding for its internationally recognised applied theatre work and to create new scholarships.
Congratulations to Central’s graduating class of 2018 on their achievements!