SAS in the media

Colin Blakemore discusses the Human Mind Project on Radio 4’s Today programme

Thursday 12 December 2013
Institute of Philosophy
Professor Colin Blakemore, director of the Centre for the Study of the Senses at the Institute of Philosophy, discussed the launch of the  Human Mind Project with Professor Marina Warner (University of Essex) on BBC Radio 4’s Today programme this morning. The project, led by Professor Blakemore, is an international, interdisciplinary effort to define the major intellectual challenges in understanding the nature and significance of the human mind. Professor Warner is a member of the project steering group.

How the Queen used her clout to save Britain from a spot of bother

Monday 9 December 2013
Institute of Commonwealth Studies
Professor Philip Murphy , director of the Institute of Commonwealth Studies , says in his new book Monarchy and the End of Empire that the Queen helped to save the Government from a potential row by making key intervention during the summit in Africa.  Read the article on The Times website 

Professor Barry Smith discusses the champagne study on BBC Radio 4's You and Yours

Monday 9 December 2013
Institute of Philosophy
Professor Barry Smith , director of the Institute of Philosophy  and co-director of the Institute's Centre for the Study of the Senses, discusses the surprising results in champagne taste tests conducted together with scientists at Oxford University.  Listen to the interview on the BBC iPlayer

ST Lee Visiting Professorial Fellow Brian Ferneyhough featured on BBC Radio 3's Hear and Now programme

Saturday 30 November 2013
Institute of Musical Research
The School of Advanced Study's  ST Lee Visiting Professorial Fellow  Brian Ferneyhough is featured in the latest episode of BBC Radio 3's  Hear and Now programme. The 90 minute-long episode focuses on the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival 2013 and includes music by Georg Friedrich Haas, Hector Parra, and Nicolas Hodges. The programme also features the premiere of Ferneyhough's Schatten aus Wasser und Stein for quarter-tone oboe and string quartet, performed by Christopher Redgate and Quatour Diotima.

Professor Barry Smith discusses our champagne tastes on BBC Radio 5 Live

Friday 29 November 2013
Institute of Philosophy
Professor Barry Smith , director of the Institute of Philosophy and co-director of the Institute's Centre for the Study of the Senses, discusses the findings from his recent research into the abilities of different drinkers – from experts to novices – to discern the flavours of champagne. He reveals that the experts are not as discerning as one might expect. The research paper, co-authored by Professor Smith, is published in the open access journal Flavour . Listen to the interview on the BBC iPlayer [interview starts at 22:06]

Professor Colin Blakemore comments on the death of double Nobel winner Fred Sanger in the UK press

Wednesday 20 November 2013
Institute of Philosophy
Professor Colin Blakemore, Director of the Institute of Philosophy ’s Centre for the Study of the Senses, and former chief executive of Britain's Medical Research Council said Sanger was "a real hero" of 20th-century British science, adding it was "impossible to exaggerate" the impact of his work on modern biomedical science. Read Colin's comments on the BBC News , Reuters , msn news , The Huffington Post UK , the Guardian , nature.com newsblog , Diabetes UK , and the Daily Mail . 

Philip Murphy featured on The Voice of Russia UK Radio: What’s the point of the Commonwealth?

Wednesday 20 November 2013
Institute of Commonwealth Studies
Professor Philip Murphy , director of the Institute of Commonwealth Studies, recently featured on the Voice of Russia UK Radio, discussing the Commonwealth and its lack of promoting democratic values. He was joined by Tom Peck (a journalist at the Independent), Harry Phibbs (a conservative journalist and Councillor for the London borough of Hammersmith and Fulham), and Mark Stephens (a lawyer and president of the Commonwealth Lawyers Association). Listen to the podcast here

Philip Murphy says it's time for Britain to rethink its place in the Commonwealth in his The Conversation opinion piece

Friday 15 November 2013
Institute of Commonwealth Studies
Professor Philip Murphy of the  Institute of Commonwealth Studies  discusses the current controversy around the decision to hold the 2013 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Sri Lanka in his new opinion piece on The Conversation website. Read the article online here It has also been published on the Guardian & Independent websites

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