SAS in the media

The vilification of Wallis Simpson

Monday 4 June 2018
Institute of Commonwealth Studies
Dr Susan Williams , senior research fellow at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies ( ICWS ), investigates, in BBC History Extra , the vilification of Wallis Simpson, the woman for whom King Edward VIII gave up the throne. The article first appeared in December 2006 in BBC History Magazine .

Professor Smith explains why inflight cuisine isn’t the most appetising in the world

Sunday 3 June 2018
Institute of Philosophy
Professor Barry Smith , director of the Institute of Philosophy ( IP ) and founder of the Centre for the Study of the Senses ( CenSes ), is quoted in a Food Envy article about inflight cuisine. ‘The environment of an aircraft is about the most hostile to having a good dining experience that you could imagine. With humidity below most deserts, being in the air affects the way we taste.So bringing an extra sachet of salt might not go amiss.’

Wrath of Poseidon? Flood at history centre amuses Twitter

Friday 1 June 2018
Institute of Historical Research
Last week’s flood at the Institute of Historical Research ( IHR ) caused by a blocked pipe, is discussed in a Yahoo! UK and Ireland feature entitled ‘ Wrath of Poseidon? Flood at history centre amuses Twitter ’. Dr Hannah Elias, IHR’s academic and digital engagement officer, explained that the water was ‘quickly under control’, and that there might be one shining light from the whole saga. ‘The more people who know about us the better.

Spark of being

Friday 1 June 2018
School of Advanced Study
Living Frankenstein, the third in the School of Advanced Study’s Living Literature series of immersive events, is reviewed by the TLS under the headline ‘ Spark of being ’.

Bibliomaniacs in Battersea

Thursday 31 May 2018
Institute of English Studies
Jessica Starr, former Institute of English Studies ( IES ) MA in the History of the Book student, receives a mention in a TLS piece about the Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association Rare Book Fair. Opened this year by Sir David Attenborough, the fair attracted more than 180 exhibitors, including the IES.

Is socialism to blame for Venezuela’s never-ending crisis?

Thursday 31 May 2018
Institute of Latin American Studies
Dr Asa Cusack, associate fellow at the Institute of Latin American Studies ( ILAS ), debates Venezuela’s collapse in the Al Jazeera article, ‘ Is socialism to blame for Venezuela's never-ending crisis? ’

Dr Loideáin at Ireland’s Edge – a coded culture

Thursday 31 May 2018
Institute of Advanced Legal Studies
Dr Nóra Ní Loideáin , director of the Information Law and Policy Centre ( ILPC ) at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies ( IALS ), features in an Irish Tech News preview of Ireland’s annual Edge Culture and Creativity Conference.

Impact of the fall of Constantinople on western Europe

Wednesday 30 May 2018
Warburg Institute
Dr Alessandro Scafi , medieval and Renaissance cultural history lecturer at the Warburg Institute , discusses the impact of the Fall of Constantinople (1453) on western Europe on Turkish TV’s TRT World (at 3:54). The ‘conquest of Istanbul’ section of the show begins at 1:10.

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