SAS in the media

The Queen: her Commonwealth story

Monday 26 March 2018
Institute of Commonwealth Studies
The BBC documentary, The Queen: her Commonwealth story , on which Professor Philip Murphy , director of the Institute of Commonwealth Studies ( ICWS ), was employed as a consultant, aired at 9pm on 26 March. Presented by George Alagiah, it explored how her role as head of this family of nations has affected the Queen as a monarch and as a person. A Times report (behind a paywall) on the programme includes a quote from Professor Murphy explaining the significance of the 1961 dance between the Queen and Ghana’s President Nkrumah.

SAS alumna publishes research with Wiley Online

Friday 23 March 2018
Institute of Commonwealth Studies
Understanding and Securing Human Rights MA alumna Becca Bunce has published an article entitled ‘Accessing feminism’ with the Wiley Online Library .

Professor Hussey reviews new book about the 1968 Paris rebellions

Friday 23 March 2018
School of Advanced Study
Andrew Hussey , OBE, the School’s professor of cultural history, has reviewed The Long ‘68, Radical Protest and its Enemies , a new book about the 1968 rebellions on the streets of Paris for the Financial Times (behind a paywall).

The PhD badly needs a doctor

Friday 23 March 2018
Institute of Historical Research
Dr Richard Willis, visiting fellow at the Institute of Historical Research ( IHR ), explains in the Times Higher Education article, ‘The PhD badly needs a doctor’, why he thinks professional doctorates are better than PhDs for students’ wellbeing and the modern workplace.

Does mind-wandering spur creativity?

Thursday 22 March 2018
Warburg Institute
Warburg researchers Dr Julia Christensen (postdoctoral research fellow in psychology), Dr Guido Giglioni (Cassamarca lecturer in neo-Latin cultural and intellectual history, 1400–1700), and professor of neuroscience Manos Tsakiris examine the questions ‘ Does mind-wandering spur creativity? ’ in a Scott.net article.

Cambridge Analytica played roles in multiple African elections

Thursday 22 March 2018
Institute of Commonwealth Studies
Martin Plaut’s (senior research fellow at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies ( ICWS ),  New Statesman article about Cambridge Analytica’s role in the 2013 and 2017 Kenya elections has been picked up by AllAfrica.com .

Black servant wielded the whip in Tudor England

Thursday 22 March 2018
Institute of Commonwealth Studies
Black Tudors: The Untold Story by Dr Miranda Kaufmann , senior research fellow at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies ( ICWS ), features in The Times (behind a paywall) the Mail Online and the Daily Mail .

Dr Eades explains what it takes to put on a global humanities festival

Tuesday 20 March 2018
School of Advanced Study
In a Research Comms podcast Dr Michael Eades , research fellow and curator of the School of Advanced Study’s Being Human festival, explains what it's like to put on a global festival celebrating the latest in humanities research.

Cambridge Analytica and the digital war in Africa

Tuesday 20 March 2018
Institute of Commonwealth Studies
Martin Plaut , senior research fellow at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies ( ICWS ), debates Cambridge Analytica’s role in the 2013 and 2017 Kenyan election in the New Statesman article, ‘ Cambridge Analytica and the digital war in Africa ’.  that bubbles play sensory tricks on us, making fizzy drinks taste colder, less sweet and more flavourful than their still equivalents.

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