SAS in the media

Decolonising South Africa’s universities

Friday 6 July 2018
Institute of Commonwealth Studies
As editor-in-chief Professor Henning Melber , senior research fellow at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies ( ICWS ), has just published the latest edition of the Strategic Review for Southern Africa open access journal. It focuses on decolonising of universities in (Southern) Africa and includes Professor Melber’s article, Knowledge production and decolonisation .

Professor Somerville on Botswana’s decision to review ban on elephant hunting

Wednesday 4 July 2018
Institute of Commonwealth Studies
Professor Keith Somerville , senior research fellow at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies ( ICWS ), analyses, in The Conversation , Botswana’s decision to hold a two-month nationwide consultation to review the ban on elephant hunting. And, in the Art Newspaper , he comments on how the Asian market drives poaching with its huge demand for ivory.

The commune of the city

Tuesday 3 July 2018
Institute of Historical Research
Dr Ian Stone , research associate at the Institute of Historical Research ( IHR ), discusses a fiercely disputed mayoral election in 13th-century London in England’s oldest literary periodical, the London Magazine . 

Ministers consider plans to add folic acid to white flour and bread 

Monday 2 July 2018
Institute of Philosophy
Professor Sir Colin Blakemore’s study on the benefits of fortifying bread and flour with folic acid is features in the Mail article, Ministers consider plans to add folic acid to white flour and bread in an effort to save babies from devastating medical conditions ’. According to the story, ministers are now keen to act on this public health intervention which the director of the School of Advanced Study’s Centre for the Study of the Senses ( CenSes ) has spent some ten years campaigning for.

Time to let go?

Monday 2 July 2018
Institute of Commonwealth Studies
The Empire’s New Clothes: the Myth of the Commonwealth by Professor Philip Murphy , director of the Institute of Commonwealth Studies ( ICWS ), is reviewed in this month’s Literary Review .

SAS alumna appointed to Guyana’s Ministry of Legal Affairs

Sunday 1 July 2018
Institute of Advanced Legal Studies
The appointment of Joann Bond, Institute of Advanced Legal Studies’ ( IALS ) alumna, as deputy chief parliamentary counsel in Guyana’s Ministry of Legal Affairs is highlighted in the Guyana Chronicle .

How Charles de Gaulle made France great again

Wednesday 27 June 2018
School of Advanced Study
Andrew Hussey , professor of cultural history, reviews a new biography of Charles de Gaulle, A Certain Idea of France: the Life of Charles de Gaulle, in the New Statesma n. Professor Hussey says that although the author, Julian Jackson, comes across as an admirer, ‘he is also sceptical and unafraid to make wry remarks on the many disastrous errors of judgement that blighted de Gaulle’s career.’

How to think about … consciousness

Wednesday 27 June 2018
Institute of Philosophy
Nicholas Shea , professor of philosophy at the Institute of Philosophy ( IP ), discusses the science of consciousness in the New Scientist (behind a paywall).

The US border is just one of the places where Central Americans see refuge

Tuesday 26 June 2018
Refugee Law Initiative
Dr David Cantor , director of the Refugee Law Initiative ( RLI ), comments, in Five Thirty Eight , on internal displacement in Central American countries. He highlights what causes hundreds of thousands of people to flee their homes and eventually their home country.

IHR’s ‘amazing new maps’ in the Evening Standard

Tuesday 26 June 2018
Institute of Historical Research
The Institute of Historical Research’s ( IHR ) Layers of London project, which charts the growth of the capital over the past 500 years, is highlighted in the Evening Standard report, ‘ Amazing new maps of London unearth history beneath the capital’s street ’.

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