SAS in the media

Don’t look to us for trade boost, says Commonwealth

Saturday 2 July 2016
Institute of Commonwealth Studies
Dr Sue Onslow , senior lecturer at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies ( ICWS ), features in the London and Irish Times [behind a paywall]. She explains in the article ‘Don’t look to us for trade boost, says Commonwealth’, that the Commonwealth has accounted for ten per cent of UK trade over the past ten years, and ‘the possibility for greater trade is there’, but she doesn’t ‘think it’s going to be a panacea.’

Spies in the Congo

Saturday 2 July 2016
Institute of Commonwealth Studies
Reviews of Spies in the Congo, The Race for the Ore that Built the Atomic Bomb , a new book by Dr Susan William s, senior research fellow at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies ( ICWS ), features in The Scotsman , The Telegraph and Kirkus Reviews . The publication sheds new light on America's efforts to keep the Congolese ore away from Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union.

Being Human showcase

Friday 1 July 2016
School of Advanced Study
Last month’s Being Human showcase, featuring highlights from the 2015 festival, is covered in the print editions of the Llanelli Herald , the Pembrokeshire Herald , the Carmarthenshire Herald and the Ceredigion Herald . The stories focus on Aberystwyth University’s Quantified Romantics research project which measures the emotional impact of the Romantic period’s literature and paintings.

Anarchy in the UK: Brexit leaves disunited kingdom flailing in every direction

Friday 1 July 2016
Institute of Commonwealth Studies
Discussing the EU Referendum results and Britain’s recent spate of racist incidents, Dr Marika Sherwood , senior research fellow at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies ( ICWS ), tells the Brisbane Times that the English have never felt European. She argues in ‘Anarchy in the UK: Brexit leaves disunited kingdom flailing in every direction’, that the ‘British education system reinforces prejudice.

The work and legacy of Aby Warburg

Thursday 30 June 2016
Dr Alessandro Scafi , lecturer in medieval and Renaissance cultural history at The Warburg Institute , writes about the institute’s recent ‘Aby Warburg 150’ conference in the Times Literary Supplement ( TLS ). The three-day event, which was a celebration of Aby Warburg’s work and the 150th anniversary of his birth, attracted an international audience of some 1,200 people and more than 30 distinguished speakers.

CenSes director explains the importance of sound

Thursday 30 June 2016
Institute of Philosophy
Professor Barry C Smith , founder of the Centre for the Study of the Senses ( CenSes ) and director of the Institute of Philosophy ( IP ), shares his research on how import sound is to the other senses with readers of Boat International .

Belgian Congo's contribution to the atomic bombing of Japan

Tuesday 28 June 2016
Institute of Commonwealth Studies
Dr Susan Williams , senior research fellow at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies ( ICWS ), talks about Belgian Congo’s contribution to the atomic bombing of Japan on the BBC World Service . Her new book, ‘ Spies in the Congo, The Race for the Ore that Built the Atomic Bomb ’, sheds new light on America's efforts to keep the Congolese ore away from Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union. Dr Williams says it would not have been ‘possible to build the bombs that were dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki without Congolese ore.’

Promise and Despair – The first struggle for a non-racial South Africa

Monday 27 June 2016
Institute of Commonwealth Studies
Martin Plaut , Institute of Commonwealth Studies ( ICWS ) senior research fellow, discusses his new book, Promise and Despair – The first struggle for a non-racial South Africa , on Polity.org.za . During the 16-minute interview he talks about how Britain reneged on the promises of support and compensation it made to black and coloured South Africans before and during the Boer War, and who and what inspired him to write this story of the first South Africa’ founding, with all its promise and despair.

My fellow Americans, learn from Britain’s blunder

Friday 24 June 2016
School of Advanced Study
Professor Sarah Churchwell comments on the EU Referendum in a Financial Times [behind a paywall] article entitled, ‘My fellow Americans, learn from Britain’s blunder’, in which she says the UK is sleepwalking towards a populist future it does not truly want. Meanwhile, the Yorkshire Post and the Yorkshire Evening Post draw attention to her forthcoming keynote speech at a Leeds Beckett University event on the importance of humanities research.

The body of law art exhibition

Thursday 23 June 2016
Institute of Advanced Legal Studies
The Institute of Advanced Legal Studies' (  IALS )  Body of Law exhibition an the School of Advanced Study is highlighted in The New Law Journal . Part of the institute’s public engagement programme exploring and promoting the humanity of law, the drawings and sketches, by artist Isobel Williams, depict proceedings at the UK’s Supreme Court and are on show until the end of July.

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