SAS in the media

How to taste wine and pair foods

Tuesday 9 May 2017
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 ( SenSes ), explains on BBC Radio 4’s The Kitchen Cabinet programme how to taste wine, including smelling the cork, and how to pair foods.

The part of the Windrush story that few people know about

Monday 8 May 2017
School of Advanced Study
Dr Maria del Pilar Kaladeen, a research fellow at the School’s Centre for Postcolonial Studies ( CPS ), previews, in The Voice , this Friday’s Indenture to Windrush investigation in to the system of indenture under which the British brought Chinese and East Indians to the Caribbean to labour on the region’s sugar plantations.

Old habits, new habits

Monday 8 May 2017
Institute of Philosophy
Nicholas Shea , professor of philosophy at the Institute of Philosophy ( IP ), was interviewed by BBC Radio on themes arising from his Arts and Humanities Research Council project at the institute and King’s College London. The programme, Habit, explores the contrast between habitual behaviour and making decisions using conscious deliberate reasoning. It was broadcast as part of the BBC World Service’s long-running ‘The Why Factor’ series and is available as a podcast here

Playing Pandu with the press

Sunday 7 May 2017
Institute of Commonwealth Studies
The Institute of Commonwealth Studies’ ( ICWS ) Commonwealth media freedom event features in a Sri Lanka Sunday Times article, which was picked up by MilTech and the Middle East North Africa Financial Network . It highlights a conference paper on the country’s growing hostility to journalistic freedom and independence, and wonders why, as a founder-member of the Commonwealth, Sri Lanka was not represented at diplomatic level.

Why a foul mouth can be a force for good

Sunday 7 May 2017
School of Advanced Study
Professor Sarah Churchwell , public engagement chair and professorial fellow in American literature at the Institute of English Studies ( IES ), explains, in The Observer/Guardian , why a foul mouth can be a force for good. The article, which was picked up by MSN Italia , also makes reference to the School’s Marcel Proust and the Belle Époque immersive Living Literature event at Senate House this Thursday (6.30–10 pm).

Professor Hussey on ‘Death of the Author’, the French election and globalisation

Saturday 6 May 2017
School of Advanced Study
Professor Andrew Hussey reviews Laurent Binet’s Death of and Author for the Literary Review [behind a paywall]. Meanwhile, on BBC Radio 4’s Front Row and The World This Weekend (at 25:00) the director of the Centre for Postcolonial Studies ( CPS ), discusses the French election and globalisation.

Hidden truth about the royals’ Nazi links

Saturday 6 May 2017
Institute of Historical Research
Content from ‘Go-Betweens for Hitler’ , written by Institute of Historical Research ( IHR ) senior fellow Dr Karina Urbach, features in a Times comment piece calling for the royal family to open its archives to more than just the current approved list of selected scholars

Europe’s wall against African migrants is almost complete

Wednesday 3 May 2017
Institute of Commonwealth Studies
Martin Plaut , senior research fellow at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies ( ICWS ), writes in The Conversation that a secret deal between Italy and tribes operating in southern Libya, ‘may be the last element of the barrier the EU has been constructing to exclude Africans from Europe.’

New online database of Cromwell army officers

Monday 1 May 2017
Institute of Historical Research
The Institute of Historical Research’s Cromwell Association Directory of Parliamentarian Army Officers , which launches today (17 May) is reviewed in Your Family History magazine. This IHR directory charts the lives of more than 4,000 officers who fought for Parliament during the 1642–46 English Civil War

New Labour 20 years on

Thursday 27 April 2017
Institute of Historical Research
The Institute of Historical Research ( IHR ) is highlighted in a Morning Star article entitled ‘New Labour 20 years on’, which focuses on a 2005 London Socialist Historians Group event held at the IHR to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the 1984–5 miners’ strike.

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