SAS in the media

The gentle touch

Tuesday 18 July 2017
SAS Space
Professor Sarah Churchwell , public engagement chair and professorial fellow in American literature at the Institute of English Studies ( IES ), explores the charms of the novelist Henry James in the Radio Times.   She also uses the article to introduce ‘Love Henry James: the master’, her forthcoming Radio 4 documentary, which airs on 27 July, 11.30am.  

Martin Plaut’s blog a ‘real find’

Monday 17 July 2017
Institute of Commonwealth Studies
Martin Plaut’s blog is voted ‘blog of the month’ by The Good Web Guide , which describes it as a ‘real find’. The Institute of Commonwealth Studies ( ICWS ) senior research fellow regularly publishes in-depth contemporary or historical articles mainly focused on Africa.  

Do spy agencies hold answer to Dag Hammarskjold's death? UN wants to know

Saturday 15 July 2017
Institute of Commonwealth Studies
Details and quotes from ‘ Who Killed Hammarskjold?: The UN, the Cold War and White  Supremacy in Africa ’ by Dr Susan Williams , senior research fellow at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies ( ICWS ), are used by the New York Times to inform its article, ‘Do spy agencies hold answer to Dag Hammarskjold's death? UN wants to know’. The story, picked up by ACQ Magazine , the International New York Times and The Bulletin ,  The Bulletin, is triggered by the UN inquiry, which is completing its report this month.

For a few refugees, safe passage to Europe

Friday 14 July 2017
Human Rights Consortium
Dr Mariagiulia Giuffrè, Refugee Law Initiative ( RLI ) research fellow, comments on the EU’s refugee strategy in the Politico  Europe article ‘For a few refugees, safe passage to Europe’. The problem, she says, is ‘that the EU strategy is mainly focused on containing the influx of migrants and refugees beyond borders before they can be entitled to the whole set of rights granted by our legislation’.

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.

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