SAS in the media

EU Referendum and the UK’s economy

Wednesday 22 June 2016
Institute of Commonwealth Studies
Dr Sue Onslow , senior lecturer at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies ( ICWS ), features in an Interia article addressing the EU referendum (in Polish). In the Eurasia Review , and on Pressbox.co.uk , she stresses that ‘Brexit consequences will not be instant’, adding that hostility to Europe is founded far less on economics than on immigration from the EU.

Dr Susan Williams gets media attention for ‘Colour Bar’

Tuesday 21 June 2016
Institute of Commonwealth Studies
Dr Susan Williams , senior research fellow at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies ( ICWS ), is name checked in Variety and Deadline Hollywood articles about A United Kingdom, the film adaptation of her book, Colour Bar. The film, for which Dr Williams was historical advisor, stars David Oyelowo and Rosamund Pike, and is due to open the 60th BFI London Film Festival (5–16 October).

UK at breaking point before 23 June Brexit vote

Monday 20 June 2016
Institute of Commonwealth Studies
Dr William Crawley , Institute of Commonwealth Studies ( ICWS ) senior research fellow, tells the Indian Express that the EU Referendum was a mistake. ‘It’s a Gaullist idea and a populist instrument’, that has ‘deeply divided the government’, he says.

EU Referendum to weaken UK’s economy regardless of outcome

Monday 20 June 2016
Institute of Commonwealth Studies
Dr Sue Onslow , senior lecturer at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies ( ICWS ), discusses the consequences of Brexit on the Russian news site, PenzaNews . She explains that if Vote Leave wins, ‘it will take two years to negotiate extraction, but another eight years to deal with other consequential matters.’ Moreover, it will immediately revive pressure for a second referendum on Scottish independence and pose serious problems for the Good Friday agreement of 1997.

Drawing on the law

Friday 17 June 2016
Institute of Advanced Legal Studies
The Body of Law exhibition in the SAS lobby, part of the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies’ public engagement programme exploring and promoting the humanity of law, is highlighted in The Brief and on the Naked Rambler blog. The drawings and sketches by Isobel Williams, depict proceedings at the UK’s Supreme Court and are on show until the end of July.

Rights and wrongs of making drugs legal

Friday 17 June 2016
Institute of Philosophy
Professor Sir Colin Blakemore , director of the Centre for the Study of the Senses ( CenSes ), responds to a Times [behind a paywall] article on the rights and wrongs of making drugs legal.

Dr Alan Thacker recalls James Cambell, 1935–2016

Thursday 16 June 2016
Institute of Historical Research
Dr Alan Thacker , Reader at the Institute of Historical Research ( IHR ), is quoted in a Times Higher Education ( THE ) obituary of historian, James Campbell. Dr Thacker recalls Professor Campbell as ‘a polymath, with an astonishing knowledge of an extraordinary range of subjects and a taste for the recondite and the bizarre’.

Professor Andrew Hussey discusses France’s rainbow team

Wednesday 15 June 2016
School of Advanced Study
Professor Andrew Hussey , director of the Centre for Postcolonial Studies, ( CPS ) features in a Livemint.com article discussing the political complexities of French footballing culture.

Glasgow University slated for ‘silencing’ fracking critic

Tuesday 14 June 2016
Human Rights Consortium
Dr Damien Short , director of the Human Rights Consortium , is quoted in an article on the Scottish investigative website The Ferret , which alleges that the University of Glasgow has withdrawn online access to email and journals from its emeritus professor David Smythe, in an attempt to silence this high-profile critic of shale gas extraction.

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