SAS in the media

When cotton was king

Tuesday 10 February 2015
Institute of English Studies
Dr Cynthia Johnston, course tutor at the Institute of English Studies ( IES ) and lead curator of a new exhibition that showcases the treasures of several 19th-century Lancashire mill magnates, has featured in several media outlets. These include Dr Johnston discussing the ‘Cotton to Gold’ event on BBC Radio 4’s Frontrow and BBC London’s Robert Elms show.

France’s ideals, forged in revolution, face a modern test

Thursday 5 February 2015
School of Advanced Study
Professor Andrew Hussey , director of the Centre for Post-Colonial Studies       ( CPCS ), has been quoted extensively in a New York Times (NYT)  analysis of the French debates following the Charlie Hebdo attacks in Paris and in a TLS ( Times Literary Supplement ) blog post.

Legacy of a 'flawed hero'

Monday 2 February 2015
Institute of Commonwealth Studies
Professor Philip Murphy , director of the Institute of Commonwealth Studies       ( ICWS ) and Professor of British and Commonwealth History, has written an article for The Conversation exploring the legacy of Winston Churchill. The article, 'Churchill and India: imperial chauvinism left a bitter legacy', refers to the former prime minister as a soft target for those who enjoy debunking the reputation of national heroes.

Language: uniquely human

Friday 23 January 2015
Institute of Philosophy
Professor Barry C Smith , director of the Institute of Philosophy (IP) , argues that language is our most important uniquely human attribute.

Monographs have to adapt to keep a place in the future

Friday 23 January 2015
School of Advanced Study
A major report produced by Professor Geoffrey Crossick on monographs and open access in the humanities and social science, has featured in the THE magazine. The article points out that  ‘Monographs and Open Access’  does not make any policy recommendations, but supports the view that open access for monographs offers considerable opportunities and that by the mid-2020s, most are ‘likely to be available digitally’. The report was commissioned by the Higher Education Funding Council for England and published on 22 January 2015. Read the article in THE

The rise of the medical humanities

Friday 23 January 2015
Institute of Philosophy
Professor Colin Blakemore , director of the Institute of Philosophy’s Centre for the Study of the Senses ( CenSes ), has joined the debate about the rise of medical humanities, the interdisciplinary area that explores the social, historical and cultural dimensions of medicine.

Cotton to Gold

Monday 19 January 2015
Institute of English Studies
A riveting exhibition, co-curated by Dr Cynthia Johnston of the Institute of English Studies (IES) has been reviewed in the Standard and the Independent on Sunday . The Cotton to Gold  show at 2 Temple Place, brings together the rare treasures accumulated by a group of Lancashire cotton magnates between 1850 and the First World War. It is described by the Independent on Sunday as representing ‘the extraordinary, often hidden, wealth of provincial collections all over the country.

Professor Andrew Hussey discusses the Charlie Hebdo attacks

Monday 19 January 2015
School of Advanced Study
Professor Andrew Hussey , director of the Centre for Post-Colonial Studies (CPCS ), has been exploring the very complex intermeshing of France's past and present on Channel 4 News and in articles on the BBC News website and in Der Spiegel. While in a cover story for the New Statesman, ‘France's Arab population is divided by an invisible wall’ (available in print and online), Professor Hussey considers the long-term consequences of the Paris attack, in France and Britain. Charlie Hebdo: Attacks carry extra resonance in France  (BBC News) 

What makes us human?

Monday 19 January 2015
Institute of Philosophy
Professor Barry C Smith , director of the Institute of Philosophy (IP) , has been discussing the question, ‘What makes us human?’ for BBC Radio 4’s History of Ideas . During the show, which is hosted by Melvyn Bragg, Professor Smith explains that what makes us human is ‘the fact that we speak our minds and our capacity for language to do that, allows us to know our own and others minds in a way that no other animals do.' Listen to the full debate

What's in a look?

Friday 16 January 2015
Institute of Philosophy
Professor Barry C Smith , director of the Institute of Philosophy (IP) , has taken part in a BBC Radio 3 Free Thinking  programme exploring the way we look at art.

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