SAS in the media

Meet the member

Friday 14 July 2017
School of Advanced Study
The School of Advanced Study’s publications team is this week’s featured publisher in the ‘Meet the Member’ section of the Independent Publishers’ Guild website . The question-and- answer piece highlights the department’s work and the challenges faced by small specialist publishers.

Professor Geoffrey Alderman interviewed by THE

Thursday 13 July 2017
Institute of Historical Research
Professor Geoffrey Alderman, senior fellow at the Institute of Historical Research ( IHR ), discusses poverty, political correctness ‘gone mad’ and the comfort of whisky, in the Times Higher Education ( THE ) magazine.

Google pay academics millions for key support

Thursday 13 July 2017
Institute of Philosophy
Professor Colin Blakemore , director of the Centre for the Study of the Senses ( CenSes ), is quoted in a Times article entitled, ‘Google pays academics millions for key support’. A version of the story features in The Australian (behind a paywall).

Professor Smith on tennis players, drink pairings and interaction between wine and sound

Wednesday 12 July 2017
Institute of Philosophy
Professor Barry C Smith , IP director and CenSes founder, explains in The Times  how tennis players are fooled by their senses. Meanwhile, in the Express he reveals the best drinks pairings for top strawberry varieties, and discusses the interaction between wine and sound at a Waite Research Precinct event held under the auspices of the Australian Wine Research Institute.

Dr Attar discusses the Reformation

Tuesday 11 July 2017
Senate House Library
11 July – Dr Karen Attar , curator of rare books and university art at Senate House Library (SHL) and Institute of English Studies ( IES ) research fellow, discusses SHL’s ‘Reformation’ exhibition on the United Christian Broadcasters’ Talking Point programme. The ten-minute interview begins 2 hours and 40 minutes into the current affairs show. 

Music can alter the way diners taste particular dishes

Monday 10 July 2017
Institute of Philosophy
Dr Ophelia Deroy , deputy director of the Institute of Philosophy ( IP ), outlines, in the Morning Advertiser , how music can alter the way diners appreciate particular dishes. Describing research that showed how high pitched music brought out fruity and citrus notes in a dish of halloumi fries, pomegranate seeds and seasoning, the neuroscientist says, ‘When slow, relaxed music is played and people are asked to describe what they taste, we find the answers are detailed and descriptive.

The idea and form of the 'anecdote'

Friday 7 July 2017
School of Advanced Study
Sarah Churchwell , public engagement chair and professorial fellow in American literature at the Institute of English Studies ( IES ), examines the idea and form of the ‘anecdote’ on BBC Radio 3’s The Verb , and explains why The Great Gatsby was once reviewed as being ‘in form no more than a glorified anecdote'. Professor Churchwell’s contributions are at 08:54–10:06, 14:51–22:33, 25:45–26:33 and 36:23–36:38.  

Furniture history: the digital future

Monday 3 July 2017
Institute of Historical Research
Laurie Lindey, a PhD student at the Institute of Historical Research ( IHR ) features in a  Burlington Magazine article on British furniture. Entitled ‘Furniture history: the digital future’, it refers to her thesis which lists the names of 12,000 London furniture makers at work between 1640 and 1720, many more than the 500 contained in the Furniture History Society’s l896 publication, The Dictionary of English Furniture Makers 1660–1840 .

Reformation: Shattered World, New Beginnings, one of five things to do in July

Saturday 1 July 2017
Senate House Library
Senate House Library’s Reformation: Shattered World, New Beginnings exhibition features in BBC History Magazine’s ‘Five things to do in July’ column. The exhibition, along with a series of events running from 26 June–15 December at Senate House, marks the 500th anniversary of the Reformation and its impact on England’s history.

Tribute to a Namibian icon: Andimba Toivo ya Toivo

Thursday 29 June 2017
Institute of Commonwealth Studies
Professor Henning Melber , senior research fellow at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies ( ICWS ), has published a tribute to Namibian icon Andimba (Herman) Toivo ya Toivo, in The Conversation . Describing the 92-year-old freedom fighter who led the struggle to liberate Namibia from apartheid South Africa as a ‘moral beacon’, Professor Melber hopes that the hero’s death, on 9 June, will encourage others to become the ‘torchbearers of his values.’

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