SAS in the media

Shakespeare birthday celebrations in London

Thursday 14 April 2016
Senate House Library
Senate House Library’s ( SHL ) ‘Metamorphosis’ exhibition dedicated to Shakespeare is highlighted in TNT Magazine and in The Memo , with the latter particularly liking the exhibition’s ‘fascinating interactive digital timeline’.

Final Solution: The Fate of the Jews 1933-49

Wednesday 13 April 2016
Institute of Historical Research
Daniel Snowman , senior research fellow at the Institute of Historical Research ( IHR ), reviews the late David Cesarini’s Final Solution: The Fate of the Jews 1933-49 , for History Today . While not an encyclopedia, he believes the book will ‘go down as the magnum opus of a much-lamented and greatly admired historian of modern Jewish history.’

Angela Wrightson, open justice and ‘piling needles on haystacks’

Tuesday 12 April 2016
Institute of Advanced Legal Studies
Writing in the Justice Gap , Dr Judith Townend, director of the Information Law and Policy Centre at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies ( IALS ), considers the social media reporting restrictions in the trial of two teenage girls sentenced to life for the murder of Angela Wrightson. There is a need for more guidance and clarity on how open courts should look, given the reality of 21st-century digital and hybrid media, she argues. The piece also appeared on the Inforrm media law blog and the Transparency Project blog.

The neglected sense

Monday 11 April 2016
Institute of Philosophy
Professor Barry C Smith , director of the Institute of Philosophy ( IP ) and founder of the Centre for the Study of Senses ( CenSes ) features in a range of media outlets.

The lessons of Panama and its papers

Sunday 10 April 2016
Institute of Commonwealth Studies
Sir Ronald Sanders , senior research fellow at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies ( ICWS ), comments on the leaked ‘Panama papers’ in the Jamaica Observer , the Caribbean News Now!  and the Tribune . He says ‘no illegality has so far emerged’ and Panama, which has strongly resisted the imposition of rules by the OECD’s Global Forum on automatic information exchange, is now ‘paying the price for its attempts to be autonomous.’

Obama should sue Senate over Supreme Court nominee

Friday 8 April 2016
Institute of Advanced Legal Studies
James Michael , senior associate research fellow at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies ( IALS ), features in The Times newspaper’s legal column, The Brief . His comment article focuses on whether President Barak Obama should sue the Senate if Republican senators refuse to consider the nomination of Merrick Garland to the US Supreme Court. He explains that precedent could be on Obama’s side, but if he loses ‘there would be two defeats: his nominee would not be considered, leaving a vacancy for the incoming president to fill.

Still invited to the party

Thursday 7 April 2016
School of Advanced Study
Dr Michael Eades , School of Advanced Study ( SAS ) cultural contexts research fellow, explains in the Arts Professional how, for two years, his innovative Festival in a Box project has been taking the festival experience into the homes of people with dementia.

Will Cuba’s Rise Obscure Other Caribbean Destinations?

Monday 4 April 2016
Institute of Commonwealth Studies
Sir Ronald Sanders , senior research fellow at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies ( ICWS ), is quoted in a Travel Pulse article on whether President Obama’s recent measure to ease travel and commerce between the US and Cuba will reduce leisure tourism in other Caribbean countries. 

Professor Henning Melber on Dag Hammarskjöld: why he died and why it matters

Saturday 2 April 2016
Institute of Commonwealth Studies
Dr Susan Williams and Professor Henning Melber , both senior research fellows at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies ( ICWS ), are quoted in a Sign of the Times blog article on Dag Hammarskjöld, the late UN secretary-general. The article on the Scott.net news site includes a podcast interview with Professor Melber in which he discusses Dr Williams’s book, Who Killed Hammarskjold? , the suspicious circumstances of the secretary-general’s death and why it matters today.

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