SAS in the media

Professor Hussey reviews new book about Victor Hugo

Tuesday 13 February 2018
School of Advanced Study
Andrew Hussey OBE, the School of Advanced Study’s professor of cultural history, has reviewed a new book about Victor Hugo, author of Les Misérables, for The Economist .

Dr Onslow on the Queen's successor as head of the Commonwealth

Tuesday 13 February 2018
Institute of Commonwealth Studies
Dr Sue Onslow , senior lecturer and deputy director of the Institute of Commonwealth Studies ( ICWS ), has been commenting on the news that a ‘high level group’ of officials is considering who might succeed the Queen as head of the Commonwealth for multiple media outlets. They include: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation; BBC Radio Berkshire; Cumbria; Ulster; Leicester; Scotland; Merseyside; Nottingham; Surrey; Wales Live; Humberside Live; 3CR Live; Hereford and Worcester Live; Kent; and BBC World TV .

Professor Hussey discusses Marie Antoinette’s clothes and Céline’s racist pamphlets

Sunday 11 February 2018
School of Advanced Study
Andrew Hussey , the School of Advanced Study’s professor of cultural history, explores the life of Marie Antoinette through her clothes in episode 6 of BBC Radio 4’s A stitch in time programme. And, in the New Statesman , he considers the literary debate that is tearing Paris apart: should the anti-Semitic writing of Louis-Ferdinand Céline, one of France’s greatest novelists, be republished?

Plagiarism software pins down new source for Shakespeare's plays

Friday 9 February 2018
Institute of English Studies
Professor Sir Brian Vickers , distinguished senior fellow at the School of Advanced Study (SAS) and senior research fellow at the Institute of English Studies ( IES ), is quoted in a Guardian article entitled ‘Plagiarism software pins down new source for Shakespeare's plays’. The story also features in the New York Times .

Rhino poaching in South Africa has dipped but corruption hinders progress

Thursday 8 February 2018
Institute of Commonwealth Studies
Professor Keith Somerville , senior research fellow at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies ( ICWS ), provides an update in The Conversation on the contentious issue of rhino protection in the article ‘Rhino poaching in South Africa has dipped but corruption hinders progress’.

From paradise to Crawley: Supreme court to decide fate of Diego Garcia islanders

Wednesday 7 February 2018
Institute of Commonwealth Studies
Martin Plaut , senior research fellow at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies ( ICWS ), discusses, in the New Statesman , the Supreme Court hearing that will decide the fate of the 1,500 islanders who were evicted in 1971 from Diego Garcia, one of Britain’s remotest territories, to make way for a US military base.

A ‘year of reckoning’?

Tuesday 6 February 2018
Institute of Commonwealth Studies
Professor Henning Melber , senior research fellow at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies ( ICWS ), debates the economic decline of Namibia in The Namibian newspaper.

Deflection and deterrence

Sunday 4 February 2018
Refugee Law Initiative
Gemima Harvey, who is doing an MA in Refugee Protection and Forced Migration Studies , has published an article in the Griffith Journal of Law & Human Dignity 5(2), entitled ' Deflection and deterrence: Europe's shrinking asylum space and its parallels with Australian policies '.

Experts urge government to fortify flour with folic acid

Friday 2 February 2018
Institute of Philosophy
Sir Colin Blakemore’s study on the benefits of fortifying bread and flour with folic acid continues to prove popular, having been covered by Trading-House , the Western Daily Press (print), The Irish Wedding Directory , UK Wedding Directory , Royal College of Midwives and HerFamily .

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