SAS in the media

Military-backed Mnangagwa faces fragmented opposition says Professor Melber

Friday 13 July 2018
Institute of Commonwealth Studies
Professor Henning Melber , senior research fellow at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies ( ICWS ), examines the current situation in Zimbabwe in the Nordic Africa Institute’s article ‘ Military-backed Mnangagwa faces fragmented opposition ’.

The American mythology that enabled Donald Trump

Friday 13 July 2018
School of Advanced Study
Behold America : A History of America First and the American Dream, a new book by Sarah Churchwell , public engagement chair and professorial fellow in American literature at the Institute of English Studies ( IES ), is reviewed by Prospect Magazine and the Guardian .

Eritrea and Ethiopia have made peace. How it happened and what next

Tuesday 10 July 2018
Institute of Commonwealth Studies
Martin Plaut , senior research fellow at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies ( ICWS ), comments on the historic meeting between the leaders of Eritrea and Ethiopia in The Conversation article, Eritrea and Ethiopia have made peace. How it happened and what next . He is also quoted in some 60 national and international media outlets including The Telegraph ; Al Jazeera ; the Lexington Herald Leader ; Toronto Star ; Yahoo! UK and Ireland ; Yahoo!

Professor Smith on BBC Radio 4’s Kitchen Cabinet

Tuesday 10 July 2018
Institute of Philosophy
Professor Barry Smith , director of the Institute of Philosophy ( IP ), joins panellists on BBC Radio 4’s Kitchen Cabinet programme to advise on a BBQ recipe rut, debate whether chocolate ice-cream or sorbet is superior and give tips for a cupboard full of dried beans.

Twenty questions with Sarah Churchwell and a celebration of Madonna’s feminist legacy

Monday 9 July 2018
School of Advanced Study
Sarah Churchwell , public engagement chair and professorial fellow in American literature at the Institute of English Studies ( IES ), reveals her favourite books, writing habits and best advice in the TLS while, in the Observer , she celebrates Madonna’s feminist legacy as the American singer approaches her 60th birthday.

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 .

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