SAS in the media

What Kenya can do to stem the tide of attacks

Saturday 23 February 2019
Institute of Commonwealth Studies
Martin Plaut, senior research fellow at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies ( ICWS debates, in The Tanzania Citizen , what Kenya can do to stem the tide of terror attacks by groups such as Al-Shabaab. Christian Today , Eyewitness News and IOL have picked up the story

Jupiter falls to earth

Tuesday 12 February 2019
School of Advanced Study
Professor Andrew Hussey , the School of Advanced Study’s cultural historian, reviews ‘ Twilight of the Elites: Prosperity, the Periphery, and the Future of France ’ by Christophe Guilluy for the Literary Review.

Professor Churchwell presents ‘Five Screen Gods’ for the BBC

Monday 11 February 2019
School of Advanced Study
Sarah Churchwell , the School of Advanced Study’s public engagement chair and professorial fellow in American literature at the Institute of English Studies (IES), assesses leading men of the silver screen (1930s and 1940s) for the new BBC Radio 3 series ‘Five Screen Gods’, which airs at 10.45pm from 11–15 February. The first two episodes featured Clark Gable and Frederic March . The last three will focus on Charles Boyer , Joel McRea and Cary Grant .

Professor Smith on BBC Radio 3 and 4

Saturday 9 February 2019
Institute of Philosophy
Professor Barry Smith , director of the Institute of Philosophy ( IP ) and founder of the Centre for the Study of the Senses ( CenSes ), joins scientists and historians in BBC Radio 3’s ‘ A history of the tongue’ to discuss this often-overlooked organ. Meanwhile, on BBC Radio 4’s The Kitchen Cabinet , he helps fellow panellists answer audience questions.

Children on social media

Monday 4 February 2019
Institute of Advanced Legal Studies
Peter Coe, research associate at the Information Law and Policy Centre ( ILPC ) at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies ( IALS ), explains how children can be aided in using social media appropriately in the Education Business article, ‘ Children on social media ’.

Fracking Lancashire

Monday 4 February 2019
Human Rights Consortium
Dr Damien Short , co-director of Human Rights Consortium ( HRC ), contributed a co-authored paper on his ongoing research into the impacts of ‘fracking’ at the University of Cambridge’s ‘rights to nature’ conference. It is now available in a special issue of Geoforum under the title ‘ Fracking Lancashire: the planning process, social harm and collective trauma ’ .

The Letters of TS Eliot Volume 8: 1936–1938

Sunday 3 February 2019
Institute of English Studies
The Letters of TS Eliot Volume 8: 1936–1938 co-edited by Professor John Haffenden , senior research fellow at the Institute of English Studies ( IES ) , is reviewed in The Guardian and the Observer. This is the eighth volume and is devoted to the letters the poet wrote between 1936 and 1938 as he approached the age of 50.

IHR name checked in THE obituary

Thursday 31 January 2019
Institute of Historical Research
The Institute of Historical Research ( IHR ) is mentioned in a Times Higher Education obituary of its alumnus, William Lamot, who pursued a doctorate at the institute from 1956–61.

American history’s biggest fibs

Thursday 31 January 2019
School of Advanced Study
Sarah Churchwell , public engagement chair at the School of Advanced Study and professorial fellow in American literature at the Institute of English Studies (IES), talks about the history of the American dream in the third episode of the BBC’s ‘ American history’s biggest fibs with Lucy Worsley ’ (from 08:03–09.10 and 24:09–24:34).

Professor Smith on Noam Chomsky and human language

Thursday 31 January 2019
Institute of Philosophy
Professor Barry Smith , director of the Institute of Philosophy ( IP ), discusses what makes us humans on BBC Radio 4’s ‘ A history of ideas ’ show, where he argues that language is our most important uniquely human attribute. During the 13-minute episode, Professor Smith looks at Noam Chomsky’s idea of a universal grammar and talks to experts on other intelligent animals.

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