SAS in the media

‘The secret diary of Bloomsbury’ project reveals sex, solitude and secrets

Monday 25 June 2018
School of Advanced Study
Dr Michael Eades , research fellow and the School of Advanced Study’s ( SAS ) public engagement manager, shares some of the stories gleaned from ‘The secret diary of Bloomsbury’ project in the iNews article ‘ Sex, solitude and secrets: what we learnt from Londoners’ anonymous diaries ’. Jointly written with Dr Elizabeth Dearnley, a lecturer at UCL’s School of European Languages, Culture and Society, it highlights a Bloomsbury Festival project that invited passers-by to fill blank notebooks placed in parks, cafes and public spaces around Bloomsbury with secrets and memories.

'Behold America' on Sunday Times ‘100 best books’ list

Sunday 24 June 2018
School of Advanced Study
Professor Churchwell’s book, Behold America: A History of America First and the American Dream , is chosen by the Sunday Times (behind a paywall) as one of its ‘100 best books to read this summer’. 

The pros and cons of edtech and how to overcome limitations

Friday 22 June 2018
Refugee Law Initiative
Dr Sarah Singer , lecturer and programme director of the Refugee Law Initiative’s ( RLI ) MA in Refugee Protection and Forced Migration Studies, discusses the pros and cons of educational technology in Equarter.com .

Institute of Philosophy’s deaf-blind communication device in Italian media

Wednesday 20 June 2018
Institute of Philosophy
A device developed by the Institute of Philosophy’s ( IP ) Professor Vincent Hayward to help deaf-blind people communicate remotely is highlighted on Rai Italia (in Italian). Working with IP research fellow Sven Topp, he has developed a machine-mediated, affordable technology capable of reproducing formal deafblind communication techniques with a minimal learning curve.

Eritrea welcomes Ethiopia’s olive branch raising hopes of breakthrough

Wednesday 20 June 2018
Institute of Commonwealth Studies
Martin Plaut , senior research fellow at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies ( ICWS ), comments on Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki’s decision to work with Ethiopia on a peace deal. Speaking to Reuters and The Washington Post (behind a paywall), he said, ‘Sending a delegation to open talks with the Ethiopians is a major development. It’s the kind of breakthrough that could end the no-war, no-peace stalemate that has prevailed since the end of the disastrous border war in 2000.’ The story has been picked up by SABC New s, Free Malaysia Today , Trust.org , Yahoo!

Professor Melber on German genocide in South West Africa

Monday 18 June 2018
Institute of Commonwealth Studies
Professor Henning Melber , senior research fellow at the Institute for Commonealth Studies ( ICWS ), speaks to Spiegel Online about the genocide in the German colony of South West Africa and the current negotiations between Germany and Namibia (in German).

Dermot Feenan calls for Lords' code of conduct reform

Saturday 16 June 2018
Institute of Advanced Legal Studies
Dermot Feenan’s call for the House of Lords’ code of conduct to be reformed following a tweet by Lord Kilclooney in which he referred to Taoisseach Leo Varadkar as a ‘typical Indian’, features in Belfast’s Irish News . An associate research fellow at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies ( IALS ), Mr Feenan lodged an official complaint about the tweet, and said it was ‘disappointing but not surprising’ that the Commissioner for Standards did not investigate the peer, adding that this ‘impunity’ highlighted the Lords’ weak accountability system.

Stories that shaped the world

Saturday 16 June 2018
School of Advanced Study
Sarah Churchwell , public engagement chair and professorial fellow in American literature at the Institute of English Studies (IES), discusses the stories that have shaped the world on the BBC’s culture show .

Professor Smith explains how films make us feel

Saturday 16 June 2018
Institute of Philosophy
Professor Barry C Smith , director of the Institute of Philosophy ( IP ) and founder of the Centre for the Study of the Senses ( CenSes ), discusses, on BBC Radio Gloucester (from 1:45), the institute’s Cheltenham Science Festival ‘How films make us feel’ event. 

Inscribed seventh-century window ledge unearthed at Tintagel

Friday 15 June 2018
Institute of English Studies
Michelle Brown , professor emerita of medieval manuscript studies at the Institute of English Studies ( IES ), is quoted in a Guardian feature on an inscribed seventh-century window ledge unearthed at Tintagel Castle that she has been given the task of deciphering. The story has been covered by more than 120 national, international and local media outlets such as ITV.com ,   Yahoo! UK and Ireland , BBC , Mail Online , Metro , Daily Telegraph Australia , and MSN New Zealand .

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