SAS in the media

London’s forgotten black Tudors

Thursday 23 November 2017
Institute of Commonwealth Studies
Dr Miranda Kaufmann , senior research fellow at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies ( ICWS ), features in a Southwark News review of her book, Black Tudors : the untold story , which paints a vivid picture of what life was like for the migrants who lived as free men and women before Britain became involved in the slave trade.

Being Human 2017 in the media

Thursday 23 November 2017
School of Advanced Study
The nine-day Being Human festival , which concluded on 25 November, features in the Times Higher Education ( THE ) magazine; the Chester Standard (print); Sunderland Vibe ; Northampton Chronicle ; Daventry Today (print); Norwich’s Evening News 24 ; Quartz ; Eastern Daily Press ; Great Yarmouth Mercury ; the Watton & Swaffham Times ;  London 24 ; Spitalfields Life ; Leicester Mercury (print); University of Toronto’s Records of Early English Drama ; Care Appointments ; the British Theatre Guide ; and London Live .

Dr Cynthia Johnston discusses Finding Mr Hart on BBC Radio Lancashire

Wednesday 22 November 2017
Institute of English Studies
Dr Cynthia Johnston , Institute of English Studies’ ( IES ) course tutor and lecturer in the History of the Book, features in a discussion on BBC Radio Lancashire (at 02:10:25) about Finding Mr Hart , a play based on her research on the Edwardian industrialist Robert Edward Hart. Written by IES administrator Christopher Adams for the Being Human festival, the play will be performed in the Blackburn Exchange on 24 November.

Dr Onslow analyses Zimbabwean politics

Wednesday 22 November 2017
Institute of Commonwealth Studies
Dr Sue Onslow , deputy director of the Institute of Commonwealth Studies ( ICWS ), has been analysing Zimbabwean politics and the current situation in the country for multiple media outlets. They include: the BBC World Service Radio (at 07.02); BBC Radio 4’s Eddie Mair show (from 10.20–16:07); BBC Breakfast TV , BBC Sunday Profile ; BBC Radio 5 Live   (at 2:27:43); Talk Radio ; BBC TV Evening News; Reuters Briefing ; BBC local radio – Berkshire , York , Sussex , Kent and Dorset.

Professor Churchwell discusses Women & Power with Professor Mary Beard

Tuesday 21 November 2017
School of Advanced Study
Professor Sarah Churchwell , public engagement chair and professorial fellow in American literature at the Institute of English Studies ( IES ), joins Professor Mary Beard at the London Review Bookshop to discuss Women & Power, Professor Beard’s latest book. An article in the print edition of The Week magazine quoted her comment that ‘The humanities conserve and safeguard those aspects of our being that intersect with the meanings of human existence beyond industry.’ 

Why removing Mugabe has proved to be ‘extraordinarily difficult’

Monday 20 November 2017
Institute of Commonwealth Studies
Martin Plaut , senior research fellow at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies ( ICWS ), and Dr Sue Onslow, ICWS deputy director, explain, in the New Statesman , why removing Mugabe has proved to be ‘extraordinarily difficult’.

Professor Hussey reviews Emmanuel Macron’s bestselling novel

Monday 20 November 2017
School of Advanced Study
Andrew Hussey , professor of cultural history, reviews the French president’s bestselling novel, Revolution . Writing in the Observer , he says the book ‘unwittingly reveals, with his political cunning, and his ability to stick the knife in just when it counts, Emmanuel Macron is in a class of his own.’

What made these Jewish immigrants turn to crime?

Friday 17 November 2017
Institute of Historical Research
Professor Geoffrey Alderman , senior research fellow at the Institute of Historical Research ( IHR ), outlines his research on the contribution Jews have made to the development of crime and criminality in the UK, in the Jewish Telegraph .

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