SAS in the media

Living Frankenstein heading for Bath Festival

Wednesday 28 February 2018
School of Advanced Study
The School of Advanced Study’s forthcoming Living Frankenstein evening, the third in its Living Literature series, has been highlighted in The Bath Magazine and The Bath Chronicle . The immersive event, which takes place at Senate on 23 May, will feature performances, talks and workshops led by gothic experts. See the Living Literature website.

Living Frankenstein to attend Bath festival

Wednesday 28 February 2018
School of Advanced Study
The School of Advanced Study's immersive Living Frankenstein event taking place at Senate House on 23 May, features in The Bookseller’s preview of May’s Bath Festival.

Landlords who say ‘no DSS’ breaking equality laws says HRC alumna

Monday 26 February 2018
Human Rights Consortium
MA in Understanding and Securing Human Rights alumna Rose Arnall, a legal officer at housing charity Shelter, is quoted in a BBC story about landlords and letting agencies who could be flouting equality laws by rejecting housing benefit claimants. ‘By applying a blanket policy they are actually preventing good tenants from accessing the private rented sector’, says Ms Arnall. ‘Women are more likely to be caring for children and therefore working part-time and are therefore more likely to top up their income by claiming housing benefit.’

Professor Melber on German-Namibian genocide negotiations

Friday 23 February 2018
Institute of Commonwealth Studies
Professor Henning Melber , senior research fellow at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies (ICWS), discusses the German-Namibian genocide negotiations on Power 98.7 , in The Namibian , in Deutsche Welle , and in the Vienna Journal of African Studies article ‘ Genocide matters – negotiating a Namibian-German past in the present ’.

Professor Blakemore’s folic acid study features in several local newspapers

Monday 19 February 2018
Institute of Philosophy
Professor Sir Colin Blakemore , director of the Centre for the Study of the Senses ( CenSes ), features in several local newspaper reports on a recent study which encourages the government to fortify bread and flour with folic acid. They include Nottingham Post , Newcastle Evening Chronicle , Evening Gazette , Coventry Telegraph , Birmingham Mail , Uttoxeter Advertiser , Scunthorpe Telegraph , South Wales Evening Post and the Huddersfield Daily Examiner .

Dr Onslow comments on Morgan Tsvangirai and on Prince Harry’s new Commonwealth role

Sunday 18 February 2018
Institute of Commonwealth Studies
Dr Sue Onslow , senior lecturer and deputy director of the Institute of Commonwealth Studies ( ICWS ), comments on Prince Harry’s new Commonwealth role on BBC Radio 4’s Today programme and the Sunday Times .The story was picked up by NineMSN Finance ; Daily Mail Online ;the Express ; the International Business Times ; AOL.com ; and Bustle . Meanwhile, in  iNews , she discusses what might happen to the Commonwealth when the Queen dies.

Pushing back: why it’s time for women to rewrite the story

Saturday 17 February 2018
School of Advanced Study
Professor Sarah Churchwell , public engagement chair and professorial fellow in American literature at the Institute of English Studies, writes in the Guardian that many male authors such as Edgar Allan Poe, John Updike, Philip Roth and Norman Mailer have contributed to a culture in which the credibility of women is undermined. It is time for women to rewrite the story, she says, and ‘put a stop to the gaslighting’.

Martin Plaut reflects on the Jacob Zuma era and the deep roots of slavery in Africa

Thursday 15 February 2018
Institute of Commonwealth Studies
Martin Plaut , senior research fellow Institute of Commonwealth Studies ( ICWS ), reflects on the Jacob Zuma era in the New Statesman article, ‘Jacob Zuma took South Africa to the precipice – and the ANC took it back’. And, in Libya’s slave markets are a reminder that the exploitation of Africans never went away , he discusses the deep roots of chattel slavery in Africa and recent evidence from CNN of the Libyan slave markets where the ownership of refugees captured by human traffickers change hands for dinars.  

Life expectancy gap between rich and poor widens

Thursday 15 February 2018
Institute of Philosophy
Professor Sir Colin Blakemore , director of the Centre for the Study of Senses ( CenSes ), features in press reports on a new study highlighting the disturbing deterioration in living conditions between the rich and poor in British society. They include the: BBC ; Telegraph ; Independent ; Times ; Sun ; iNews ; Belfast Telegraph ; Daily Gazette ; Verdict ; Yahoo Finance ; Health Insurance and Protection Daily ; and Sedgemoor FM .

Dr Attar on SHL's special collections

Wednesday 14 February 2018
Senate House Library
Dr Karen Attar , Institute of English Studies’ ( IES ) research fellow and Senate House Library’s ( SHL ) curator of rare books and university art, discusses SHL’s special collections in the ‘Library Corner’ section of the latest issue of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association’s newsletter.

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