SAS in the media

The massacre of Algerians that France has buried

Tuesday 27 April 2021
School of Advanced Study
Cultural historian Professor Andrew Hussey and author of The French Intifada: The Long War Between France and Its Arabs , is quoted in an Albawaba story about the thousands of Arabs killed by the French colonial government in 1945 during the Sétif and Guelma massacre.

Prof Smith quoted in Guardian article on getting back our appetite after losing losing taste and smell

Tuesday 27 April 2021
Institute of Philosophy
Professor Barry Smith , Institute of Philosophy ( IP ) director and sensory expert, is quoted in Guardian , Business Insider US , Yahoo News!USA , News Site , Borneo Bulletin , Pehal News , Eminetra South Africa and The Day articles on a new cookbook that uses science-based recipes to stimulate the senses. The book, Taste and Flavour   by Ryan Riley and Kimberely Duke, draws on the expertise of Professor Smith as well as their experience at Life Kitchen, the not-for-profit cookery school they founded for cancer patients after losing parents to the disease.

Prohibition in the US

Friday 16 April 2021
School of Advanced Study
Professor Sarah Churchwell , public engagement chair at the School of Advanced Study and professorial fellow in American literature at the Institute of English Studies ( IES ), took part in a BBC Radio 4 discussion about the implementation and after-effects of Prohibition in 1920s US. The debate ranged from bootleggers to speakeasies, the origins of the Prohibition Laws and why a movement designed to encourage temperance backfired.

Soap operas will not wash for wildlife

Thursday 15 April 2021
Institute of Commonwealth Studies
Professor Keith Somerville , a senior research fellow at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies ( ICWS ), is the lead author of a paper published in the prestigious journal People and Nature entitled ‘ Soap operas will not wash for wildlife ’.

Prof Murphy on Prince Philip's connection with the Commonwealth

Saturday 10 April 2021
Institute of Commonwealth Studies
Professor Philip Murphy , director of the Institute of Commonwealth Studies ( ICWS ), paid tribute to Prince Philip on the BBC World Service Business Matters programme's discussion on his connection with the Commonwealth, on BBC Radio 4, Hawai’i Public Radio and Player.fm .

Serendipity interrupted

Thursday 8 April 2021
Warburg Institute
Manos Tsakiris , professor of psychology at the Warburg Institute , has published an opinion piece in the Athens-based publication Ekathimerini entitled ‘ Serendipity interrupted: a life without social accidents ’. It analyses the broader aspects of serendipity and whether the 'world we will re-enter once the pandemic is over may feel less social as we take our first tentative steps outside. Will it also be less spontaneous? Let’s hope that life’s capital of chance hasn’t been exhausted and that the whirlwind serendipity of our social world will welcome us back before too long.'

Europe's Covid vaccine fiasco continues

Thursday 8 April 2021
School of Advanced Study
Professor Andrew Hussey , a cultural historian at the School of Advanced Study, University of London, commented, in Yahoo! News , on France’s slow Covid-19 vaccine rollout and the impact it has had on him and his fellow Parisians who he says 'are very angry and frustrated.

Professor Damien Short on the human cost of climate change and ecological collapse

Thursday 8 April 2021
Human Rights Consortium
Professor Damien Short , co-director of the Human Rights Consortium ( HRC ) at the School of Advanced Study, is one of the signatories to a statement by 24 leading genocide scholars and human rights practitioners warning that billions of people could die as a result of climate and ecological collapse. Published on Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day), it featured in The Armenian Weekly and HyeTert .

Prof Churchwell's comments used to inform article on history of US fascism

Thursday 8 April 2021
School of Advanced Study
Material from Professor Sarah Churchwell’s New York Review essay on American fascism has been used to inform the Inkstick Media article ‘ How fascism survives: is the United States immune?’ . Professor Churchwell, public engagement chair at the School of Advanced Study, University of London, and American literature professorial fellow at the Institute of English Studies (IES), has been longlisted for the 2021 Orwell Prize for Journalism for her writing on the former US president Donald Trump and the history of fascism in America.

Prof Smith discusses the meaning of taste and why things taste nice

Monday 5 April 2021
Institute of Philosophy
Professor Barry Smith , director of the Institute of Philosophy ( IP ) and sensory expert, explains, on BBC Radio Northampton (from 1:08:34), why things taste nice and what taste means. Meanwhile, in the New Statesman and Times Radio (from 02:36:12–02:52:25), he discusses smell training and what we lose when smell deserts us, and in The Washington Post (behind a paywall), he revisits his contributions to a new cookbook that uses science-based recipes to stimulate the senses; these could help long-Covid patients who struggle with their taste and smell.

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