John Hollingworth MBE is exhibitions and galleries manager, and Stacey Pierson is a senior lecturer, at SOAS in London. They are the curators of ‘Academics, Agents & Activists: A History of the School of Oriental and African Studies, 1916–2016’.

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‘The biggest single bunch of eccentrics in Europe’. Celebrating a century of SOAS

London’s School of Oriental and African Studies has taught scholars, spies and Hollywood stars