SAS in the media

Will Macron’s culture pass have much impact?

Monday 24 September 2018
School of Advanced Study
Professor Andrew Hussey , the School’s cultural historian, debates the French president’s plan to give the country’s 18-year-olds €500 to spend on culture. Writing in Apollo Magazine , he says that if the scheme works, ‘it will have a huge impact on young citizens at a critical time in their lives.’

Layers of London resource enable in-depth study of the city

Sunday 23 September 2018
Institute of Historical Research
The Institute of Historical Research’s ( IHR ) Layers of London project , which launched at Senate House on 21 September, features in Edquarter , Education Technology and All About Shipping .

Cambridge Festival of Ideas explores the dark side of technology

Friday 21 September 2018
Institute of Advanced Legal Studies
Dr Nóra Ni Loideain , director of the Information Law and Policy Centre ( ILPC ) at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies ( IALS ), is name-checked, in a Cambridge Network report on the forthcoming Cambridge Festival of Ideas, as one of the experts discussing Antisocial media: what is social media doing to our society?

Sing-a-Lang!

Friday 21 September 2018
Institute of Modern Languages Research
Sing-a-Lang, a concert organised by the Institute of Modern Languages Research ( IMLR ), is highlighted in the Islington Tribune (print). The event , which takes place at Senate House on 26 September, will mark the annual European Day of Languages with music and songs in languages including Zulu, German, French, Hebrew, Spanish, Hungarian and Japanese.

Shifting sands

Thursday 20 September 2018
School of Advanced Study
Jane Winters, professor of digital humanities and pro-dean for libraries and related services at the School of Advanced Study, discusses the publishing challenges faced by today’s academic authors. Writing in the Society of Authors , Professor Winters says academics should work to make digital books and articles user-friendly and beautiful. ‘As authors, we can both seek to protect our work and our rights and become actively involved in exploring new ways to publish.’

Life as a tramp in Victorian Hertfordshire

Tuesday 18 September 2018
Institute of Historical Research
The Institute of Historical Research’s ( IHR ) Stray Voices project led by Dr Peter Jones, early career lecturer in urban history, is highlighted in the North Mymms History Project blog. 

Warburg’s ‘amazing books’ admired by Joe Tilson

Tuesday 18 September 2018
Warburg Institute
The Warburg Institute features in an Apollo Magazine article celebrating the 90th birthday of Joe Tilson, English pop art painter, sculptor and printmaker. Reminiscing about a visit to central London as a child the artist recalls his first visit to the institute, which was ‘still in this ancient building, the Imperial Institute, in South Ken. I walked up the stairs past these marvellous dioramas, signed in at the desk and it was open shelf, so I looked at amazing books that Aby Warburg had brought to England and stored there.’

Drive for global banking conformity increases systemic risk

Tuesday 18 September 2018
Institute of Advanced Legal Studies
Dr Nicholas Dorn , associate research fellow at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies ( IALS ), comments on a Financial Times article calling for greater cooperation and collaboration in financial market regulation. In his letter (see attached PDF), he says ‘no one knows where the next crisis is going to come from’ and what is ‘desperately needed, therefore, is not bland global conformity but more variation between important regulatory regimes (US, China, EU, etc).’

Shanghai universities to boost research and education on AI

Tuesday 18 September 2018
Institute of Philosophy
Professor Sir Colin Blakemore , director of the Institute of Philosophy’s ( IP ) Centre for the Study of the Senses ( CenSes ), was among the experts examining the prospects and challenges of AI development and its fusion with neurosciences, big data and interactive robots at the World Artificial Intelligence Conference. Shanghai Daily carries the report.  

Emmanuel Macron should be lauded for confronting France’s last great taboo

Sunday 16 September 2018
School of Advanced Study
Professor Andrew Hussey , cultural historian at the School of Advanced Study, comments, in the Guardian and on BBC Radio 4’s the World Tonight (at 22.12), on Emmanuel Macron’s admission that the French state in Algiers tortured and killed Maurice Audin, a pro-independence maths professor, more than 60 years ago.

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