SAS in the media

Professor Smith probes the ‘Are universities a Remainer bastion?’ question

Thursday 26 October 2017
Institute of Philosophy
Professor Barry C Smith , director of the Institute of Philosophy ( IP ), probes the question ‘Are universities a Remainer bastion?’ on BBC Newsnight (at 34:40). The item has been picked up in a story by The Express headlined: ‘Remainer university lecturers “bullying” students and telling them how to vote’.

Theory That Hammarskjold Plane Was Downed Is Bolstered by UN Report

Wednesday 25 October 2017
Institute of Commonwealth Studies
Dr Susan Williams , senior research fellow at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies ( ICWS ), is quoted in a New York Times article on the recent UN report into the death of its former secretary general in a 1961 plane crash. Dr Williams whose book Who Killed Hammarskjold? inspired the latest phase of high-level interest in the crash, said the report ‘reinforces my strong suspicion of foul play.

Being Human 2017 in the media spotlight

Monday 23 October 2017
School of Advanced Study
This year’s 11-day Being Human festival of the humanities (17–25 November) is already attracting media attention with mentions in Newcastle’s Evening Chronicle and Therapy Today . The former focuses on Northumbria University's activities recalling the long history of cycling on Tyneside, while the latter highlights ‘Sleep, lost and found’, a two-day event and exhibition organised by the University of Manchester to advise families on how to sleep better.

Black books matter

Friday 20 October 2017
Institute of Commonwealth Studies
‘ Black books matter: making mirrors for our youth ’, a Centre for Postcolonial Studies literacy workshop, features in The Voice newspaper. Taking place on Thursday, it will include a discussion with award-winning children’s author Zetta Elliott on why she writes books with multicultural characters and what inspires her.

Lessons from Latin America on organised crime and refugees

Monday 16 October 2017
Refugee Law Initiative
Dr David James Cantor , director of the Refugee Law Initiative (RLI), outlines, in an article published by the New-York based News Deeply , the lessons learned and questions raised by displacement in Latin America.

Film and discussion on La Buena Vida - The Good Life

Sunday 15 October 2017
Human Rights Consortium
The Human Rights Consortium’s (HRC) screening of 'La Buena Vida – The Good Life ' is mentioned in the Independent Catholic News .  The 16 October event was a collaboration between HRC, the 11th Native Spirit Film Festival and the London Mining Network.

Beer 'as much of a dietary staple as bread' in 16th century Ireland

Wednesday 11 October 2017
Institute of Historical Research
The Institute of Historical Research ( IHR ) and its food research seminar were mentioned in more than 30 national and regional media outlets including the Belfast Telegraph ,  the Irish Independent ,  the Chichester Observer , the  Irish Examiner and the  Morecambe Bay Visitor .      

Professor Goldman celebrates Elizabeth Garrett Anderson

Friday 6 October 2017
Institute of Historical Research
Professor Lawrence Goldman of the Institute of Historical Research ( IHR ) talked about Elizabeth Garrett Anderson on BBC Radio Suffolk (at 08:54). He gave the keynote lecture at a Suffolk weekend festival to mark the life and work of this pioneering woman, the first to train as a doctor and practice medicine in Britain. In his radio interview, he detailed the many obstacles she had to overcome.

Professor Woolf discusses Constantine the Great

Thursday 5 October 2017
Institute of Classical Studies
Professor Greg Woolf , director of the Institute of Classical Studies ( ICS ), discusses the life, reputation and impact of Constantine the Great on BBC Radio 4’s In Our Time programme on.