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Department of Social Anthropology


Professor James Laidlaw,                                                                          

Head of Department, 

“The Department of Social Anthropology is committed to supporting colleagues, staff, and students during this challenging time. I am pleased that we have been able to move our teaching and examining, and a good deal of our Departmental activity, online for this Easter Term 2020. Of course, it is sad that we are not seeing each other in person at lectures, seminars, talks by invited speakers, or socially, but on the whole we are making the best of a difficult situation. My heartfelt thanks to everyone who has worked very hard in extremely difficult circumstances - many beyond all reasonable expectation - to contribute to this happening so smoothly. 

Below you will find links to information about health advice, and also links to information on teaching arrangements and contact details respectively for undergraduates, MPhil students, and research students, as well as information on remote events and talks organised by CUSAS. Please all stay well, and in good spirits”

Teaching and Learning


Please see the teaching and exams information in the FAQs below.

For Part II and MPhil students due to take exams in 2020, please see FAQs relating to the alternative assessments in 2020

HSPS Part II COVID-19 FAQs (for undergraduates) 



Individual Questions

Individual questions can be addressed to:

Undergraduate students, Dr Mody, Director of undergraduate education ( or Claudia Luna (  
MPhil students, Dr Lazar ( or  Dave Clark (
MRes and PhD students, Dr Stasch ( or Dave Clark (


Student Representatives

A reminder of your student representatives:

Part IIA: Rowan Gow – and Lucian Morie – 
Part IIB: Anna Curzon Price – Natasha Walden –

MPhil: Spencer Kaplan and Julie Malone -
PhD Pre-field: Charlie Mills
PhD writing-up: Claire Moll



The Haddon Library is also closed until further notice, but like all University libraries remains open online: click the link to find all the information you need about loans, online resources, remote assistance and more. Ebooks are available for almost all titles on the SAN reading lists through iDiscover, and if you spot one that you think should be there, you can contact the Haddon library team, to investigate availability.



Any wellbeing concerns can be addressed to our wellbeing officer, Dr Perveez Mody .  

Please note that the wealth of advice for students and staff from the University here.  

We also urge students and staff to follow official advice from the Government, NHS and Public Health England regarding personal hygiene and social distancing.”


CUSAS events

CUSAS have a number of interesting online events this term.  More details here


Further Information

For further information please see University Coronavirus information -