SAS in the media

Ireland’s Edge 2017 – what it means to be Irish abroad

Saturday 2 December 2017
Institute of Advanced Legal Studies
Dr Nóra Ni Loideain , director of the Information Law and Policy Centre ( ILPC ) at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies ( IALS ), features on Ireland’s national public-service media organisation RTÉ (at 59:55). The show was recorded at Ireland’s Edge 2017 – Migration Nation event where Dr Loideian interviewed the keynote speaker and joined the conference’s reflections panel.  

Martin Plaut on Eritrea’s ‘mass exodus’ and Pottinger Bell’s collapse

Thursday 30 November 2017
Institute of Commonwealth Studies
Martin Plaut , senior research fellow at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies ( ICWS ), is quoted in a Telegraph article entitled ‘Eritrea, where the EU is hoodwinked into paying millions to a regime encouraging a mass exodus’. Registration is needed to read the full story. Meanwhile, in the British Journalism Review , he analyses the collapse of Bell Pottinger, one of Britain’s most prestigious and powerful public relations agencies, which he says would not have ‘happened without the investigative zeal of a group of dedicated journalists in South Africa.’

Professor Fox on the Nazis’ attempts to appeal to Scottish nationalists during WW2

Tuesday 28 November 2017
Institute of Historical Research
Professor Jo Fox, the Institute of Historical Research’s ( IHR ) incoming director, examines the Nazis’ attempts to appeal to Scottish nationalists through radio broadcasts from ‘secret stations’ such as Radio Caledonia. In the 28-minute BBC Radio 4 programme she draws attention to the ‘lost’ transcripts of Radio Caledonia and reveals that its presenter Donald Grant was not executed for treason, escaping the fate of William Joyce (‘Lord Haw-Haw’), broadcaster of Nazi propaganda to Britain from Germany during World War Two.

Professor Murphy on what it would mean if Zimbabwe were to be readmitted to the Commonwealth

Monday 27 November 2017
Professor Philip Murphy , director of the Institute of Commonwealth Studies ( ICWS ), explains in The Times (behind a paywall) what it would mean if Zimbabwe were to be readmitted to the Commonwealth having been suspended from it in 2002 over political violence against opponents of the Mugabe regime. The story has been picked up by The Australian (print).

Being Human 2017 in the media

Thursday 23 November 2017
School of Advanced Study
The nine-day Being Human festival , which concluded on 25 November, features in the Times Higher Education ( THE ) magazine; the Chester Standard (print); Sunderland Vibe ; Northampton Chronicle ; Daventry Today (print); Norwich’s Evening News 24 ; Quartz ; Eastern Daily Press ; Great Yarmouth Mercury ; the Watton & Swaffham Times ;  London 24 ; Spitalfields Life ; Leicester Mercury (print); University of Toronto’s Records of Early English Drama ; Care Appointments ; the British Theatre Guide ; and London Live .

London’s forgotten black Tudors

Thursday 23 November 2017
Institute of Commonwealth Studies
Dr Miranda Kaufmann , senior research fellow at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies ( ICWS ), features in a Southwark News review of her book, Black Tudors : the untold story , which paints a vivid picture of what life was like for the migrants who lived as free men and women before Britain became involved in the slave trade.

Dr Cynthia Johnston discusses Finding Mr Hart on BBC Radio Lancashire

Wednesday 22 November 2017
Institute of English Studies
Dr Cynthia Johnston , Institute of English Studies’ ( IES ) course tutor and lecturer in the History of the Book, features in a discussion on BBC Radio Lancashire (at 02:10:25) about Finding Mr Hart , a play based on her research on the Edwardian industrialist Robert Edward Hart. Written by IES administrator Christopher Adams for the Being Human festival, the play will be performed in the Blackburn Exchange on 24 November.

Dr Onslow analyses Zimbabwean politics

Wednesday 22 November 2017
Institute of Commonwealth Studies
Dr Sue Onslow , deputy director of the Institute of Commonwealth Studies ( ICWS ), has been analysing Zimbabwean politics and the current situation in the country for multiple media outlets. They include: the BBC World Service Radio (at 07.02); BBC Radio 4’s Eddie Mair show (from 10.20–16:07); BBC Breakfast TV , BBC Sunday Profile ; BBC Radio 5 Live   (at 2:27:43); Talk Radio ; BBC TV Evening News; Reuters Briefing ; BBC local radio – Berkshire , York , Sussex , Kent and Dorset.

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