Since its formation in 1916, the School of Oriental and African Studies – or SOAS as it is better known – has built an enviable reputation around the globe for the calibre and quality of its courses, teaching and research. As part of the University of London, the School, which is home to around 3,700 students and includes the Brunei Gallery and the unique collection of Sir Percival David Chinese ceramics, continues to enhance its position as the world's leading centre for the study of a highly diverse range of subjects concerned with Asia, Africa and the Middle East.

SOAS – A Celebration in Many Voices is a richly illustrated hardback portrait of SOAS, reflecting the exceptional nature of the School and the extraordinary range of interests and outreach, captured through first-hand memories, anecdotes and memorabilia from all those who have worked and studied there and the remarkable set of people who have passed through its doors.

''Over and over again the stories in this book describe, with joy, the magical experience of studying at SOAS.'' Baroness Kennedy of the Shaws, President of SOAS

Edited by Catrine Clay

Published1 October 2007