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Our alumni magazine is called WC1E to reflect the first half of our postcode. We like to think it stands for 'World Class in Education'.

WC1E 2019 - University of London's alumni magazine
Issue 4 (2019) focuses on topics at the very heart of current worldwide debate, from Brexit and the rise of AI, to climate change.

Highlights of issue 4 include:

  • Britain, Europe and the Commonwealth: Professor Philip Murphy considers Britain’s place in the world as it faces the prospect of leaving the EU.
  • Empowering the powerless: Interview with the Founder and Director General of the African Prisons Project charity, Alexander McLean.
  • The rise of the machines: A look at how is AI is changing our day-to-day lives, both at home and at work.
  • Our responsibility to the planet: Dr Rolph Payet stresses the urgent need for new types of policymakers, managers and scientists who can steer the planet towards less emissions and waste.

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Cover of wc1e magazine
Issue 3 (2018) reflects the spirit of the University of London’s ‘Leading Women’ campaign and we also talk to graduates about where their degree has taken them.

Highlights of issue 3 include:

  • Oh Pioneers! Remembering the London Nine.
  • Women’s seat at the table: Are women owning their space and taking their seat at the table?
  • From nine to ten: Celebrating 10 remarkable women working at the University of London.
  • Success from failure: Building success from past failures.

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Alumni Magazine, WC1E, 2017 cover
Issue 2 (2017) contains interviews with graduates, the journey of an acclaimed Hollywood actor, and much more!

Highlights of issue 2 include:

  • The power of photography: Laurie Griffiths reflects on a life in photography and the imagenation student photography competition.
  • Coming to our senses: Professor Barry Smith speaks about the work undertaken by the Centre for the Study of the Senses.
  • A formula for life: The journey of acclaimed actor, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, who received an honorary doctorate in 2017.
  • Uniting Nations: Chibaula David Silwamba, a University of London graduate from Zambia, speaks about his work for the UN in New York.

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Alumni Magazine, WC1E 2016 cover
Issue 1 (2016) contains a feature on the hidden gems of London, a story of husband and wife graduates, and much more!

Highlights of issue 1 include:

  • Legal Eagle. A feature on postgraduate laws student, Marc Ohrendorf, who won a mediation prize in Vienna.
  • Determining world order. Professor Danny Quah asks if the days of a world order led by a single nation state are now over.
  • Shakespeare 400. A feature to commemorate the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare's death.
  • Matters 'in' and 'of' the mind: Sri Lankan graduate and attorney Dinusha T. Jayawardene speaks about her battle with mental health disorders.

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