SAS in the media

Remembering the Civil War

Friday 1 September 2017
Institute of Historical Research
The Institute of Historical Research’s (IHR) Cromwell Association Directory of Parliamentarian Army Officers , which was launched in May, features in the BBC’s Who Do You Think You Are magazine. The magazine also highlights the institute’s Victoria County History publications as one of the three digital resources that has ‘caught its attention’.

This is how blind people are able to echolocate like bats

Thursday 31 August 2017
Institute of Philosophy
Dr Andrew Kolarik , postdoctoral research fellow at the Institute of Philosophy ( IP ), explains in the New Scientist how and why some blind people can echolocate like bats, making clicks with their mouths that help them understand the environment around them.

South Africa’s first online rhino horn auction ends in risky impasse

Tuesday 29 August 2017
Institute of Commonwealth Studies
Professor Keith Somerville , senior research fellow at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies ( ICWS ), analyses South Africa's first legal rhino horn auction. Writing in The Conversation , he says the inconclusive result of the online auction is a setback to achieving a legal, commercial trade in horn, and that while ‘there is no single solution or silver bullet to put an end to poaching, the present impasse will only make things worse.’ 

A brief history of the British Royals and their alleged Nazi connections

Monday 28 August 2017
Institute of Historical Research
Dr Karina Urbach , senior research fellow at the Institute of Historical Research ( IHR ), is mentioned in a World News Australia article. Entitled 'A brief history of the British Royals and their alleged Nazi connections', it highlights material from Dr Urbach’s book, Go-Betweens for Hitler .

SAS 2017 honorary graduate in THE

Thursday 24 August 2017
School of Advanced Study
Professor Sir Alan Wilson , who will be awarded an honorary degree at the School of Advanced Study’s graduation ceremony in December, is interviewed by the Times Higher Education magazine ( THE ) for its ‘HR & Me’ column. Responding to the question ‘What does the honorary degree from the School of Advanced Study mean to you?’ Sir Alan said, ‘It is an honour and a privilege. I was particularly touched that my contribution to the arts and humanities was recognised.’

 Academics push South Africa to open apartheid-era archives

Thursday 24 August 2017
Institute of Commonwealth Studies
Professor Philip Murphy , director of the Institute of Commonwealth Studies ( ICWS ), is quoted in a Times Higher Education ( THE ) article about an academic campaign to force South Africa to open its apartheid-era archives to researchers. Having access to these documents, said Professor Murphy, could allow scholars to ‘see how far the historical record bears out’ the public statements of politicians and throw light on the biggest question of all: ‘What brought the regime to its knees?’

Capturing language in a photograph: Being Human 2017 in the media

Wednesday 23 August 2017
School of Advanced Study
The School’s 2017 Being Human festival of the humanities features in the Cambridge Independent.  The story focuses on the ‘Multilingualism: empowering individuals, transforming societies’ event, which will include photographic exhibitions in Belfast, Cambridge, Edinburgh and Nottingham using images sourced from Cambridge residents. These will focus on how they experience the different languages around them – whether in their home, neighbourhood, community, town or city. 

The king of King’s Cross

Tuesday 22 August 2017
Institute of Historical Research
Dr Philip Carter's  ‘The king of King's Cross’ feature, first published on the School’s  Talking Humanities blog, has been republished by the Knowledge Quarter .  In the article, the senior lecturer and head of IHR Digital at the Institute of Historical Research ( IHR ), considers the life of Henry Croft, founder of the Pearly Kings, and outlines how recreating his life story owes much to a growing range of digitised resources available to historians.

ICWS highlighted in THE

Monday 21 August 2017
Institute of Commonwealth Studies
The Institute of Commonwealth Studies ( ICWS ) is name-checked in a Times Higher Education ( THE ) article on Joanne Newman, the new head of the Association of Commonwealth Universities and ICWS alumna.

The end of refugee law?

Thursday 17 August 2017
Refugee Law Initiative
Dr David James Cantor , director of the Refugee Law Initiative ( RLI ), has published an article in the Journal of Human Rights Practice . Entitled ' The End of Refugee Law? ' , it explores the potential of refugee law to contribute to the development of a new global vision of refugee protection.

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