SAS in the media

The upside of anxiety

Tuesday 27 August 2019
School of Advanced Study
Professor Andrew Hussey , cultural historian at the School of Advanced Study, University of London, discusses anxiety and why he believes it is a peculiarly modern phenomenon on BBC Radio 4’s Archive on 4 . He makes the case that while pathological forms of anxiety can be crippling, anxiety can also bring positive benefits and ‘we should attempt to make it a useful ally’. The programme was highlighted in the Radio Times ‘pick of the week’ list.

Professor Manos Tsakiris and Warburg feature in Broadway World

Monday 26 August 2019
Warburg Institute
The Warburg Institute and Manos Tsakiris , professor of neuroscience, feature in a Broadway World article on a new immersive opera by theatre company ODC Ensemble. Entitled ‘OEDIPUS: sex with mum was blinding’, the project involved cognitive scientists and artists collaborating on a neuroscientific case study that explored the questions: ‘Are we free?’, ‘Dο we experience free will?’, ‘Are there real alternatives, or is all that takes place the outcome of necessity?’

The elites against the working class

Saturday 24 August 2019
School of Advanced Study
Professor Andrew Hussey , cultural historian at the School of Advanced Study, University of London, interviews the French author Christophe Guilluy in the New Statesman ‘long reads’ article ‘ The elites against the working class ’.

Martin Plaut quoted in The Week UK article

Tuesday 13 August 2019
Institute of Commonwealth Studies
Martin Plaut , senior research fellow at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies ( ICWS ), is quoted in The Week UK article ‘ Indefinite conscription: why so many people are fleeing Eritrea ’.

Professor Churchwell joins ‘THE Live’ panel

Tuesday 13 August 2019
School of Advanced Study
Professor Sarah Churchwell’s involvement with this year's THE Live event (27–28 November) is highlighted in the Times Higher Education magazine (behind a paywall). The London-based summit will feature leading academics and higher education experts debating how UK universities can ‘change the story’. Professor Churchwell is the School of Advanced Study’s ( SAS ) public engagement chair and professorial fellow in American literature at its Institute of English Studies ( IES ). 

IP director discusses the human urge to blend ingredients

Monday 12 August 2019
Institute of Philosophy
Professor Barry Smith , director of the Institute of Philosophy ( IP ), discusses the human urge to blend ingredients to produce something new in the BBC World Service’s ‘The Why Factor’ programme. The episode, ‘ Why do we blend? ’, is a compendium of topics he covered in an earlier BBC Radio 4 series entitled ‘The art and science of blending’.

Professor Simon Eliot talks about the Ministry of Information

Wednesday 7 August 2019
Institute of English Studies
The recording of a talk, ‘Information at War – the Ministry of Information, 1936–1946’ given by Simon Eliot (professor emeritus at the Institute of English Studies ), at The National Archives (TNA) is now available online . It formed part of TNA’s summer series exploring the theme ‘State and society: cultures of communication’.

Being Human 2019 in Broadway World

Wednesday 7 August 2019
School of Advanced Study
The 2019 Being Human festival of the humanities, which is run by the School of Advanced Study, is highlighted in a Broadway World article on a new costume exhibition at the National Theatre. It features ‘The Secret Lives of Costume: A Multisensory Walk’, which is presented as part of the festival. The festival takes place from 14 to 23 November.

Professor Melber looks at the relationship between Namibia and Germany

Sunday 4 August 2019
Institute of Commonwealth Studies
Professor Henning Melber , senior research fellow at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies ( ICWS ), looks at the relationship between Germany and Namibia in The Conversation article ‘Has the relationship between Namibia and Germany sunk to a new low? ’.

Archive documents reveal the US and UK’s role in the dying days of apartheid

Thursday 18 July 2019
Institute of Commonwealth Studies
Dr Sue Onslow , reader and deputy director of the Institute of Commonwealth Studies ( ICWS ), and senior research fellow Martin Plaut have published an article in The Conversation entitled ‘ Archive documents reveal the US and UK’s role in the dying days of apartheid ’. The story has been picked up by Cape Talk Radio , Investing.com South Africa , All Africa.com , eNCA and 567 Cape Talk.

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