SAS in the media

Professor Barry Smith leads experiment on fizzy drinks as part of BBC2's 'Inside the Factory'

Friday 5 August 2022
School of Advanced Study
On 24 July, sensory expert Professor Barry Smith - Director at the Institute of Philosophy and Founding Director of the Centre for the Study of the Senses - was featured on the BBC2 programme ' Inside the Factory'.   Professor Smith   was interviewed by presenter Cherry Healey, as she addressed the popularity of fizzy drinks and considered why they have such widespread appeal, taking the presenter through a practical experiment that looked into what makes them so enjoyable and addictive, which also involved members of the general public.

Humanities Professors’ impassioned defence of the discipline published at WonkHE

Thursday 7 July 2022
School of Advanced Study
Humanities Professors Clare Lees, Jennifer Richards, Robert Eaglestone and Gail Marshall wrote an impassioned defence of the discipline in a comment for WonkHE this week (‘ What are the current debates about English getting wrong? ’) “A quarter of all arts, humanities, and social sciences graduates work in the creative sector, which is currently worth £84.1bn,” they point out, “with credible predictions that there will be 900,000 new jobs in this sector by 2030.”

Dr Sue Onslow quoted in The Times about the future of the Commonwealth

Friday 24 June 2022
Institute of Commonwealth Studies
Dr Sue Onslow , of the Institute of Commonwealth Studies, was quoted in a Times article on the future of the Commonwealth on Friday (24 June). Dr Onslow said: “Commonwealth countries are very sensitive to any appearance that Britain is trying to play too dominant a role, because of the historic colonial relationship. It is an organisation based on equality of status, not Britain primus inter pares.” This article is behind a paywall but the press team can provide one on request.

IES director takes part in major BBC documentary on our creative history

Friday 1 April 2022
Institute of English Studies
The first of BBC 2’s eight-part documentary, The Art that Made Us , on which Professor Clare Lees was employed as a consultant, will air on 7 April, 9pm. Professor Lees , director of the Institute of English Studies ( IES ) at the University of London's School of Advanced Study, will appear in episodes one and two of this major series exploring the creative history of the British Isles. And Senate House Library will feature in episode 5. A teaser for the programme is available here .

‘Perfect storm’: royals misjudged Caribbean tour

Friday 25 March 2022
Institute of Historical Research
Comments by Professor Philip Murphy on the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s  “awkward” Caribbean tour has been picked up by more than 25 national and international media outlets including The Guardian here and here , Express , USA News Hub , MSN New Zealand , Bestinau , X99 News , Dayton News and DasGelbeBlatt (in German). Professor Murphy is the director of  History & Policy at the School of Advanced Study's Institute of Historical Research.

Prof Smith on why certain foods evoke strong reactions

Friday 25 March 2022
Institute of Philosophy
Professor Barry Smith , director of the Institute of Philosophy (IP) and its Centre for the Study of the Senses, explains, in a BBC Food article, why certain foods evoke a strong 'love them or hate them' response.

'Namibia badly needs refurbishment', says ICWS research fellow

Wednesday 16 March 2022
Institute of Commonwealth Studies
Professor Henning Melber , senior research fellow at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies ( ICWS ) at the University of London's School of Advanced Study, has published an article in  The Conversation  entitled ' Namibia badly needs refurbishment after 32 years under the ruling party '.

Prof Murphy comments on the Cambridge's visit to Jamaica

Sunday 13 March 2022
Institute of Historical Research
Professor Philip Murphy, director of History & Policy at the Institute of Historical Research, comments, in the  Sunday Times  (paywalled) on the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s forthcoming visit to Jamaica and whether it could help persuade the island to keep the Queen as its Monarch. The story has been picked up by several national and international media outlets such as the  Daily Express ,  Daily Mail ,  Heromag ,  Our Today ,  Fluierul ,  WhatsNew2Day  and  24Chasa . 

Caribbean cannot ignore escalating tensions over Ukraine

Thursday 17 February 2022
Institute of Commonwealth Studies
Sir Ronald Sanders , senior research fellow at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies ( ( ICWS ) at the University of London's School of Advanced Study, has explored what impact the escalating tension over the Ukraine could have on Caribbean countries. His article has been syndicated in a number of the region’s publications including  The Jamaica Observer ,  The Tribune  (Bahamas),  Barbados Today  and the  Caribbean and Latin American Daily News .

Dr Eve Hayes de Kalaf discusses her new book on legal identity, race and belonging

Wednesday 16 February 2022
Institute of Commonwealth Studies
Dr Eve Hayes de Kalaf, a research fellow at the School of Advanced Study's Institute of Commonwealth Studies ( ICWS ) and a visiting fellow at the Centre for Latin American and Caribbean Studies ( CLACS ), discusses her book ‘ Legal Identity, Race and Belonging in the Dominican Republic: From Citizen to Foreigner ’ in the Institute of Development Studies podcast,  Between the Lines . 

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