SAS in the media

Much ado about who: Is it really Shakespeare?

Wednesday 14 August 2013
Institute of English Studies
Prof Sir Brian Vickers ' research cited as a major influence in helping to identify Shakespeare as the co-author of Thomas Kyd’s play “The Spanish Tragedy”. (The New York Times, August 12, 2013) Read the article on the The New York Times website

Babies are at risk unless teenagers have MMR jab, says Prof Colin Blakemore

Thursday 30 May 2013
Institute of Philosophy
Professor Colin Blakemore, Director of the Institute of Philosophy’s Centre for the Study of the Senses, argues babies will be born deaf and blind unless teenagers receive the MMR jab. (The Times, The Telegraph 30 May 2013). Read the article on The Times website  Read the article on The Telegraph website 

Professor Barry Smith talks about the sense of taste on BBC World Service

Monday 29 April 2013
Institute of Philosophy
On 24 April 2013 Professor Barry Smith, Institute of Philosophy, was on the BBC World Service's Health Check, talking about the sense of smell. He discussed the effect of illness and injury on the senses and how this can lead to someone losing their ability to taste familiar foods. Listen to the show on the BBC website

What’s the best philosophy?

Wednesday 24 April 2013
Institute of Philosophy
Professor Colin Blakemore, Director of the Institute of Philosophy’s Centre for the Study of the Senses, argues in favour of the philosophy of doubt in the article in Intelligent Life magazine from The Economist (May/June 2013). View the article summary from the Intelligent Life magazine website

The Making of the English Working Class

Monday 8 April 2013
Institute of Historical Research
On the 50th anniversary of the publication of EP Thompson’s famous book ’The Making of the English Working Class’, Prof Miles Taylor , Director of the Institute of Historical Research, takes part in the discussion about its status as a landmark of our culture on the Radio 3's Night Waves. Listen to the podcast on the BBC website 

Is horse so bad? We all drink Napoleon’s urine

Friday 29 March 2013
Institute of Philosophy
Professor Colin Blakemore's article in The Times looks at the pointlessness of fastidious food labelling. Colin is Professor of Neuroscience and Philosophy and Director of the  Institute of Philosophy's  Centre for the Study of the Senses. Read the article on The Times website 

We’re able to take lead

Thursday 28 March 2013
School of Advanced Study
Professor Roger Kain, Dean and Chief Executive, talks to Times Higher Education about the successful outcome of the School’s funding review by HEFCE. Read the article on the THE website 

Votes for Victorian Women

Monday 18 March 2013
Institute of Historical Research
Professor Miles Taylor , Director of the Institute of Historical Research, is interviewed by Sarah Richardson as part of her broadcast on Victorian women’s involvement in politics on Radio 4's Document. Listen to the podcast on the BBC website 

Professor Barry Smith talks about the sense of taste on BBC Radio 4

Sunday 17 March 2013
Institute of Philosophy
Professor Barry Smith , Institute of Philosophy  , on Radio 4’s Food Programme, explained how our sense of taste develops throughout our lifetimes, and what happens when we lose it, through old age, illness or injury. He discussed alterations in how we taste things with Marlena Spieler, a food writer who lost her sense of taste following a road accident.  Listen to the podcast on the BBC website 

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