SAS in the media

Dear Prince Charles, do you think my brown skin makes me unBritish?

Thursday 19 April 2018
School of Advanced Study
We Mark Your Memory: Writing from the Descendants of Indenture , a new School of Advanced Study and Commonwealth Foundation publication, features in the Guardian article ‘ Dear Prince Charles, do you think my brown skin makes me unBritish? ’ by Anita Sethi, one of the book’s contributors.

Professor Murphy analyses the importance of the Commonwealth

Thursday 19 April 2018
Institute of Commonwealth Studies
Professor Philip Murphy , director of the Institute of Commonwealth Studies ( ICWS ), discusses the Commonwealth, Prince Charles and his new book, ‘ The Empire’s New Clothes ’, on BBC Radio 4’s Imperial Echo documentary, in the iNews , on Monocle Radio (29:00), and on Canada’s CTV News. Meanwhile, more than 100 national and international media outlets have used quotes from the book to inform news stories. They include the Evening Standard ; the Guardian ; Financial Times ; The Daily Mail ; The Telegraph India , Yahoo News!

Dr Onslow debates the Commonwealth and imperial legacies

Thursday 19 April 2018
Institute of Commonwealth Studies
Dr Sue Onslow , deputy director of the Institute of Commonwealth Studies ( ICWS ), debates the Commonwealth in a range of media outlets including Sky News, BBC News Beyond 100 days (at 11:22), BBC Radio 4, BBC The World Tonight, BBC World Service and seven local BBC radio stations. She also comments on Prince Harry’s Commonwealth Youth Ambassador role in Steelers News and explains in the Times Higher Education article ‘ Why do educators struggle with the legacy of empire? that the ‘best hope for Commonwealth and imperial legacies is for them to become central to civic education.’

The state of the Commonwealth

Thursday 19 April 2018
Institute of English Studies
Professor Philip Murphy’s (Institute of Commonwealth Studies ( ICWS ) contribution to a recent panel debate at the British Library’s ‘The state of the Commonwealth’ event features in the Surrey Comet , This is Local London and Richmond and Twickenham Times .

Professor Murphy’ ‘The Empire’s New Clothes’ gains media attention

Wednesday 18 April 2018
Institute of Commonwealth Studies
Professor Philip Murphy , director of the Institute of Commonwealth Studies ( ICWS ) features on Sky News and in The Times (behind a paywall), discussing the Commonwealth and its ties with the royal family. In addition, excerpts from his book, ‘ The Empire’s New Clothes: The Myth of the Commonwealth ’, and his comments on the organisation, have appeared in more than 30 international media outlets.

Why we should still care about the Commonwealth

Tuesday 17 April 2018
Institute of Commonwealth Studies
Martin Plaut , senior research fellow at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies ( ICWS ) , explains in the New Statesman why we should still care about the Commonwealth. He says it ‘may be a relic of the Empire, but smaller countries in particular benefit from remaining members.’ And while Britain might not benefit directly from this week’s summit, ‘the people who have gained most from the gathering have been the Windrush generation.

Tensions between the everyday and exceptional

Friday 13 April 2018
School of Advanced Study
Dr Michael Eades , research fellow and the School’s public engagement manager, explains why he believes in the power of grassroots arts in Arts Professional .  

Professor Churchwell discusses James Comey’s new book

Friday 13 April 2018
School of Advanced Study
Sarah Churchwell , public engagement chair and professorial fellow in American literature at the Institute of English Studies (IES), discusses, on BBC World News, the new book from former FBI director, James Comey (see clip from the programme).

SAS author in the running for major history prize

Friday 13 April 2018
Institute of Commonwealth Studies
Dr Miranda Kaufmann’s (senior research fellow at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies ( ICWS ) inclusion on the 2018 Wolfson History Prize shortlist is mentioned in the Evening Standard story ‘ The London authors who are in the running for £40,000 history prize ’.

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