SAS in the media

British doctors leaving to work in NZ

Wednesday 5 November 2014
School of Advanced Study
Every year, around 1,500 British trained doctors apply to work in New Zealand and this is causing concern in Britain's National Health Service. Professor Robin Gauld, the 2014 NZ-UK Link Foundation Visiting Professor, currently based at the School of Advanced study has been researching this phenomenon for a number of years.

Human rights experts leads fracking debate

Thursday 30 October 2014
Human Rights Consortium
Although only a small area of land has been offered to companies exploring the potential for fracking in the UK so far, much more is likely to come. But opposition to fracking is growing – and growing fast. More than 180 local groups are already in operation, which is somewhat inconvenient for a government wanting to go ‘all out for shale’.

Institute of Historical Research ‘Utopian Universities’ conference featured in the media

Thursday 30 October 2014
Institute of Historical Research
One of the great educational experiments of the 1960s was put under the academic spotlight in a conference at the Institute of Historical Research . Utopian Universities: a 50-year retrospective focused on the seven ‘new universities’ that were created over a four-year period (Sussex, East Anglia, York, Lancaster, Kent, Essex and Warwick). All were notable for their willingness to rethink what a university should look like, how and what it should teach, and how it should be governed. Read the full article in the Times Higher Education

Science and the world of gastronomy

Tuesday 28 October 2014
School of Advanced Study
The latest Institute of Philosophy London Gastronomy Seminar brought an audience of 300 to Senate House and was later mentioned on BBC Radio 4 when its key attraction, author Harold McGee, was interviewed on the Food Programme . His book, On food and cooking – the science and law of the kitchen , published in 1984, conflated science, culture and literature and inspired a new generation of chefs, including Heston Blumenthal who says, 'My whole approach to cooking changed.' In the programme, Harold McGee revealed how the application of science to the world of gastronom

Being Human: a festival of the humanities featured in Time Out

Tuesday 28 October 2014
School of Advanced Study
Being Human: a festival of the humanities  (led by the School of Advanced Study and supported by the Arts & Humanities Research Council  and the British Academy ) has been featured in Time Out ahead of its launch on 15 November. Read the full article here. 

Professor Andrew Hussey on Guy Debord

Tuesday 28 October 2014
School of Advanced Study
Professor Hussey , director of the Centre for Post-Colonial Studies, has just launched a new book on Guy Debord, the 1960s leader of the French Situationists avant-garde group of artists, writers and intellectuals. The book (with a preface by Will Self) is called ' Guy Debord et Son Héritage Punk'. It has been described by Professor Hussey in a recent interview on French Radio Nova as 'a biography and an account of Debord 's influence on British cultural movements’.  Listen to the interview (in French) here.

NHS: lessons from New Zealand on how to integrate care

Monday 20 October 2014
School of Advanced Study
Health secretary Jeremy Hunt has said he wants to develop ‘integrated care organisations’ in the English NHS, with NHS hospital trusts taking a lead role in forming them. In two articles, one on The Conversation and one in the Guardian ,  Professor Robin Gauld the 2014 NZ-UK Link Foundation Visiting Professor, currently based at the School of Advanced study, discusses the proposed reforms.

Dr Damien Short comments on a Campaign for Ecocide Law

Wednesday 15 October 2014
Human Rights Consortium
Dr Damien Short , Director of the Human Rights Consortium, delivered the ‘History of Ecocide’ keynote speech at the recent End Ecocide Conference in Brussels and was quoted in The Independent regarding the status of a law on Ecocide. Read Dr Short’s comments in the Independent  article.

Napoleon the Great - an entertaining and deeply forensic examination

Sunday 5 October 2014
School of Advanced Study
Much has been written about Napoleon Bonaparte, but a modern biography of the 19th-century French Emperor has caught the eye of  Professor Andrew Hussey . In his review of Napoleon the Great for the Guardian , Professor Hussey, director of the Centre for Post-Colonial Studies, said this new piece of work ‘not only brings the Napoleon story up to date but, with new evidence from the archives and an original spin on the present, makes a compelling case for why we should all read anew about the little Corsican in the 21st century.’

'The banlieue marches on its stomach' - New Andrew Hussey article in the Financial Times

Friday 26 September 2014
School of Advanced Study
In recent years, many of Paris's great restaurants have become the domain of foreign tourists and French out-of-towners. At the same time, a quiet revolution has been taking place at the edges of the French capital in the arrondissements with high numbers (the 19th, the 20th, and so on) which have a different, funkier feel. This is largely because of their proximity to the banlieues – the mainly poor suburbs which surround central Paris and which are home to nearly four million immigrants from North Africa, sub-Saharan Africa and other former French territories.

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