SAS in the media

Guyana backs ICWS senior researcher for Commonwealth secretary-general post

Tuesday 24 November 2015
Institute of Commonwealth Studies
Sir Ronald Sanders , Institute of Commonwealth Studies ( ICWS ) senior research fellow and a candidate for the Commonwealth secretary-general post, features in a Guyana Chronicle story which confirms ‘Guyana will be throwing its full support behind [him]’ for the position.

Professor Andrew Hussey comments on the Paris attacks

Tuesday 24 November 2015
School of Advanced Study
Professor Andrew Hussey , director of the Centre for Postcolonial Studies, discusses his boo k, ‘Insurrections en France ’, on TV5 Monde and Radio Notre Dame (both in French), Paris’ Saint-Dennis neighbourhood on NPR USA and about Jihadism in France in De Volkskrant (in Dutch and behind a paywall).

Professor Barry Smith says food makers should consider all the senses

Tuesday 24 November 2015
Institute of Philosophy
Professor Barry Smith , director of the Institute of Philosophy ( IP ), is quoted in Food Manufacture magazine advising food and drink makers to consider all the senses when innovating. He says, people often think it’s all about the taste we’re getting from the tongue, but there’s also the ‘look of it, there’s the feel of it in your hand even before you put it in your mouth and all of that can have an impact.’

Professor Goldman's book of the year

Tuesday 24 November 2015
Institute of Historical Research
Professor Lawrence Goldman , director of the Institute of Historical Research ( IHR ), tells History Today that his best book for 2015 is  Go-Betweens for Hitler by Karina Urbach, a senior researcher at IHR, which he says ‘is a fascinating page-turner about Hitler’s secret diplomacy in the 1930s.’

Charles courts Commonwealth

Tuesday 24 November 2015
Institute of Commonwealth Studies
Professor Philip Murphy , director of the Institute of Commonwealth Studies ( ICWS ), tells the Sunday Times (behind a paywall) it is not a done deal that Prince Charles will be the next head of the Commonwealth. ‘It’s a controversial issue, and all very cloak and dagger…’ says Professor Murphy. ‘It would be presumptive of him to assume he’ll be the next head of the Commonwealth. Many of the republic members would see it as an unnecessary concession to the British Government.’

Being Human festival in the news

Tuesday 24 November 2015
School of Advanced Study
The Being Human festival closed on 22 November, but continues to feature in the local, national and international media.

Sarah Churchwell: opening the doors to the ivory tower

Tuesday 24 November 2015
School of Advanced Study
Professor Sarah Churchwell , the School of Advanced Study's chair in public understanding of the humanities talks to the THE about her role, academic jargon and how she would like governments to create flexible bursaries to ‘incentivise study in the areas we think are under-enrolled and need more work in’.

Professor Greg Woolf reviews Mary Beard’s ‘SPQR’

Wednesday 18 November 2015
Institute of Classical Studies
Professor Greg Woolf , director of the Institute of Classical Studies ( ICS ), reviews Mary Beard’s ‘ SPQR ’ in The Wall Street Journal (behind a paywall). Re-examining the ‘rather mysterious’ rise of Rome to become a world power, he concludes that ‘ SPQR ’ is ‘a grim success story, but one told with wonderful flair’.

Professor Andrew Hussey comments on the Paris attacks

Wednesday 18 November 2015
School of Advanced Study
Professor Andrew Hussey , director of the Centre for Postcolonial Studies, discusses the Paris attacks and its aftermath in an opinion piece in the print edition of The Observer/Guardian , on Channel 4 News and on BBC Radio 4’s The World This Weekend (at 22.06). In his letter from Paris, ‘The terrible game of war’, for the New Statesman [behind a paywall] Professor Hussey says, ‘At the local level, there is now the feeling that we are on a front line and that bad things can happen to any of us at any time in France.

The Coventry Blitz: 'hysteria, terror and neurosis'

Wednesday 18 November 2015
Institute of English Studies
Dr Henry Irving, associate fellow at the Institute of English Studies ( IES ), explains on BBC News how the broadcasting company’s reporting of the 1940 Coventry blitz caused anger inside Winston Churchill's cabinet and was the ‘closest the BBC came to being taken over by the government.’ The story also features on Rocket News .  Read the full article on BBC News  

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