SAS in the media

Racism, exclusion and state violence

Monday 10 May 2021
Human Rights Consortium
Esther Ojulari, a PhD candidate at the Human Rights Consortium ( HRC ) at the School of Advanced Study, has co-authored a report on the current violence against protestors in Colombia entitled ‘ Racism, exclusion and state violence: the brutal repression of peaceful protest in Colombia ’, which features in the news and analysis publication, Toward Freedom.  

Covid-19 leaves many survivors holding their noses

Friday 7 May 2021
Institute of Philosophy
The parosmia work (distortion of the sense of smell) of Professor Barry Smith (director of the Institute and Philosophy ( IP ) and Centre for the Study of the Senses ) and his colleagues, features in the Dallas News article, ‘ Like rotting fish covid-19 leaves many survivors holding their noses ’.

Humanity might have been born to live in cities

Thursday 29 April 2021
Institute of Classical Studies
Professor Greg Woolf , director of the Institute of Classical Studies ( ICS ), has published an article in the Bangkok Post entitled ‘ Humanity might have been born to live in cities ’. He is the author of The Life and Death of Ancient Cities: a Natural History ,   a study of how humans evolved into urban dwellers. 

The massacre of Algerians that France has buried

Tuesday 27 April 2021
School of Advanced Study
Cultural historian Professor Andrew Hussey and author of The French Intifada: The Long War Between France and Its Arabs , is quoted in an Albawaba story about the thousands of Arabs killed by the French colonial government in 1945 during the Sétif and Guelma massacre.

Prof Smith quoted in Guardian article on getting back our appetite after losing losing taste and smell

Tuesday 27 April 2021
Institute of Philosophy
Professor Barry Smith , Institute of Philosophy ( IP ) director and sensory expert, is quoted in Guardian , Business Insider US , Yahoo News!USA , News Site , Borneo Bulletin , Pehal News , Eminetra South Africa and The Day articles on a new cookbook that uses science-based recipes to stimulate the senses. The book, Taste and Flavour   by Ryan Riley and Kimberely Duke, draws on the expertise of Professor Smith as well as their experience at Life Kitchen, the not-for-profit cookery school they founded for cancer patients after losing parents to the disease.

Prohibition in the US

Friday 16 April 2021
School of Advanced Study
Professor Sarah Churchwell , public engagement chair at the School of Advanced Study and professorial fellow in American literature at the Institute of English Studies ( IES ), took part in a BBC Radio 4 discussion about the implementation and after-effects of Prohibition in 1920s US. The debate ranged from bootleggers to speakeasies, the origins of the Prohibition Laws and why a movement designed to encourage temperance backfired.

Soap operas will not wash for wildlife

Thursday 15 April 2021
Institute of Commonwealth Studies
Professor Keith Somerville , a senior research fellow at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies ( ICWS ), is the lead author of a paper published in the prestigious journal People and Nature entitled ‘ Soap operas will not wash for wildlife ’.

British book collector's private treasures now public trust

Monday 12 April 2021
Institute of English Studies
A British Book Collector by Dr Cynthia Johnston , lecturer in History of the Book at the Institute of English Studies ( IES ), has been reviewed by Fine Books Magazine . Published by University of London Press, it explores in depth the bibliophile, R.E Hart, and his collection at the Blackburn Museum and Art Gallery.  

Prof Murphy on Prince Philip's connection with the Commonwealth

Saturday 10 April 2021
Institute of Commonwealth Studies
Professor Philip Murphy , director of the Institute of Commonwealth Studies ( ICWS ), paid tribute to Prince Philip on the BBC World Service Business Matters programme's discussion on his connection with the Commonwealth, on BBC Radio 4, Hawai’i Public Radio and Player.fm .

Europe's Covid vaccine fiasco continues

Thursday 8 April 2021
School of Advanced Study
Professor Andrew Hussey , a cultural historian at the School of Advanced Study, University of London, commented, in Yahoo! News , on France’s slow Covid-19 vaccine rollout and the impact it has had on him and his fellow Parisians who he says 'are very angry and frustrated.

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