SAS in the media

Dr Onslow debates the Commonwealth and imperial legacies

Thursday 19 April 2018
Institute of Commonwealth Studies
Dr Sue Onslow , deputy director of the Institute of Commonwealth Studies ( ICWS ), debates the Commonwealth in a range of media outlets including Sky News, BBC News Beyond 100 days (at 11:22), BBC Radio 4, BBC The World Tonight, BBC World Service and seven local BBC radio stations. She also comments on Prince Harry’s Commonwealth Youth Ambassador role in Steelers News and explains in the Times Higher Education article ‘ Why do educators struggle with the legacy of empire? that the ‘best hope for Commonwealth and imperial legacies is for them to become central to civic education.’

The state of the Commonwealth

Thursday 19 April 2018
Institute of English Studies
Professor Philip Murphy’s (Institute of Commonwealth Studies ( ICWS ) contribution to a recent panel debate at the British Library’s ‘The state of the Commonwealth’ event features in the Surrey Comet , This is Local London and Richmond and Twickenham Times .

Professor Murphy’ ‘The Empire’s New Clothes’ gains media attention

Wednesday 18 April 2018
Institute of Commonwealth Studies
Professor Philip Murphy , director of the Institute of Commonwealth Studies ( ICWS ) features on Sky News and in The Times (behind a paywall), discussing the Commonwealth and its ties with the royal family. In addition, excerpts from his book, ‘ The Empire’s New Clothes: The Myth of the Commonwealth ’, and his comments on the organisation, have appeared in more than 30 international media outlets.

Why we should still care about the Commonwealth

Tuesday 17 April 2018
Institute of Commonwealth Studies
Martin Plaut , senior research fellow at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies ( ICWS ) , explains in the New Statesman why we should still care about the Commonwealth. He says it ‘may be a relic of the Empire, but smaller countries in particular benefit from remaining members.’ And while Britain might not benefit directly from this week’s summit, ‘the people who have gained most from the gathering have been the Windrush generation.

Tensions between the everyday and exceptional

Friday 13 April 2018
School of Advanced Study
Dr Michael Eades , research fellow and the School’s public engagement manager, explains why he believes in the power of grassroots arts in Arts Professional .  

Professor Churchwell discusses James Comey’s new book

Friday 13 April 2018
School of Advanced Study
Sarah Churchwell , public engagement chair and professorial fellow in American literature at the Institute of English Studies (IES), discusses, on BBC World News, the new book from former FBI director, James Comey (see clip from the programme).

SAS author in the running for major history prize

Friday 13 April 2018
Institute of Commonwealth Studies
Dr Miranda Kaufmann’s (senior research fellow at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies ( ICWS ) inclusion on the 2018 Wolfson History Prize shortlist is mentioned in the Evening Standard story ‘ The London authors who are in the running for £40,000 history prize ’.

How Grace Mugabe poaching claims benefit Zimbabwe’s new president

Thursday 12 April 2018
Institute of Commonwealth Studies
Professor Keith Somerville , senior research fellow at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies ( ICWS ), explains in The Conversation why investigations into Grace Mugabe’s suspected role in ivory smuggling could become a major political victory for the new Zimbabwean president. Emmerson Mnangagwa.

What’s Cyril Ramaphosa’s greatest challenge?

Thursday 12 April 2018
Institute of Commonwealth Studies
Professor Henning Melber , senior research fellow at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies ( ICWS ), gives his views on what he thinks is the single most crucial challenge for South Africa's new president, Cyril Ramaphosa, in the Nordic Africa Institute blog.

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