SAS in the media

New IES director highlighted in THE

Thursday 1 February 2018
Institute of English Studies
The appointment of Professor Clare Lees as director of the Institute of English Studies ( IES ) is highlighted in the Times Higher Education’s ‘HE & Me’ column.

Sir Colin Blakemore’s ‘folic acid’ research proves popular in the media

Wednesday 31 January 2018
Institute of Philosophy
A co-authored study by Professor Sir Colin Blakemore (director of the Centre for the Study of the Senses, Institute of Philosophy ) highlighting findings from new research which reinforces calls from experts to the Department of Health to approve the fortification of flour with folic acid, in order to protect babies from having neural tube defects, has received coverage from more than 70 national, local and international media outlets including BBC News Online , ITV News , the Guardian , Telegraph , Times , Independent , Daily Mail , iNews , Reuters , Press Association

Rice, tofu and smoked-milk cream

Tuesday 30 January 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 ), talks about rice, tofu and smoked-milk ice cream on the Kitchen Cabinet, BBC Radio 4’s weekly show about food.  

Professor Hussey reviews ‘Savages: The Wedding’

Tuesday 30 January 2018
School of Advanced Study
Andrew Hussey , professor of cultural history, reviews Savages: The Wedding , a new French political thriller by Sabri Louatah, for the Observer . Professor Hussey says the book, which was inspired by news coverage of the 2005 French riots, is ‘both a 21st-century political thriller and a dark premonition in the manner of the great Russian doomsayer’. The author, he continues, ‘promises no happy ending to the tensions that still plague France, but the book manages to thrill and entertain, while never losing the sharp political edge that also makes it important.’

Professor Davies on the importance of language skills

Monday 29 January 2018
Institute of Modern Languages Research
Professor Catherine Davies , director of the Institute of Modern Languages Research ( IMLR ), is interviewed by the Argentinian newspaper, Pagina 12 . In the Spanish language article, she discusses the importance of language skills for effective cross-cultural communication and diplomacy, the falling numbers of modern languages students in the UK and IMLR’s conferences in Spain on British-Argentine relations, one in Seville this week, one in Salamanca next October (part-funded by the AHRC's Open World Research Initiative).

The first women at university: remembering ‘the London nine’

Sunday 28 January 2018
Institute of Historical Research
Dr Philip Carter , senior lecturer and head of digital at the Institute of Historical Research ( IHR ), highlights, in the Times Higher Education magazine, the University of London’s (UoL) Leading Women 1868–2018 campaign celebrating the nine pioneering women who joined the university 150 years ago.

Professor Smith explains the science behind losing your sense of taste

Sunday 28 January 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 ), explains, on the BBC World Service , what it's like to live without taste and smell, the science behind it and what can be done to help sufferers .

If you want to run the world, study a “useless” subject

Thursday 25 January 2018
School of Advanced Study
Professor Sarah Churchwell , public engagement chair and professorial fellow in American literature at Institute of English Studies ( IES ), discusses the importance of a liberal education in the Financial Times article ‘If you want to run the world, study a “useless” subject’ . Subscription is needed to read the full article but it can be accessed by Googling the headline.

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