SAS in the media

Being Human festival featured in the media

Thursday 8 October 2015
School of Advanced Study
Being Human , the School of Advanced Study’s UK-wide festival of the humanities, is highlighted in two Newcastle publications - the Journal and the Chronicle . The articles focus on Northumbria University’s ‘cities and citizens’ event, which invites audiences to explore ideas of citizenship and learn more about how migration has shaped the north-east. Read the full article in the Chronicle

Caribbean countries under attack

Thursday 8 October 2015
Institute of Commonwealth Studies
Sir Ronald Sanders , senior research fellow at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies ( ICWS ) writes in Caribbean Now!, that the inclusion of Commonwealth Caribbean countries on the EU’s ‘tax haven’ lists are ‘unfair, unjust and downright wrong’. He says this ‘attack’ damages reputations and could result in the collapse of local indigenous banks ‘with detrimental effects on their economies.’ The article also appears in the Jamaica Observer . Read the full article in Caribbean News Now!

Being Human in the media

Friday 2 October 2015
School of Advanced Study
Being Human , the School of Advanced Study’s UK-wide festival of the humanities, is highlighted in two Newcastle publications - the Journal and the Chronicle Live . The article focuses on Northumbria University’s ‘cities and citizens’ event, which invites audiences to explore ideas of citizenship and learn more about how migration has shaped the north-east. Read the full article in the Chronicle Live

Rush for gender equality with top judges 'could have appalling consequences for justice'

Friday 2 October 2015
Institute of Historical Research
Lord Jonathan Sumption , Institute of Historical Research ( IHR ) senior research fellow, tells the Evening Standard that he believes the judiciary is a ‘terrific public asset’ which could be ‘destroyed very easily’ if the selection of candidates was skewed in favour of women. . His views are also highlighted in an article, ‘Lord Sumption creates a stir’, on the Law and Lawyers blog. Read the full article in the Evening Standard Read the full article on the Law and Lawyers blog 

VCH director discusses plans for Ludlow

Friday 2 October 2015
Institute of Historical Research
Professor Richard Hoyle , director of the Institute of Historical Research’s Victoria County History ( VCH ), features on BBC Radio Shropshire (at 01:41:41) talking about the re-launch of VCH in the county. He says Ludlow would be ‘a real prize’. Listen to the full interview on BBC Radio Shropshire (at 01:41:41)  

The meaning of Pope Francis

Friday 2 October 2015
Institute of Commonwealth Studies
Sir Ronald Sanders , senior research fellow at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies ( ICWS ) comments on what changes Pope Francis has brought to the Catholic Church. Writing Caribbean News Now! , he says, ‘That he is a man of personal humility who eschews the trappings and luxuries of high office is well known. But it is his pronouncements and his instructions to the Catholic community and to people worldwide that distinguishes his papacy. The story also appears in the Jamaica Observer . Read the full story in Caribbean News Now! 

What an expert smell tour of Toronto reveals about our city

Friday 2 October 2015
Institute of Philosophy
Professor Barry Smith , director of the Institute of Philosophy and founder of the Centre for the Study of the Senses ( CenSes ), is quoted in a Toronto Star article about what Toronto’s scents say about the city. Read the full article in the Toronto Star

Magnificent obsession: an artist’s response to George Bain and the Book of Kells

Wednesday 23 September 2015
Institute of English Studies
A forthcoming lecture by Donnacha MacGabhann , a researcher at the Institute of English Studies ( IES ), is previewed in the print edition of the Ross-shire Journal. ‘Magnificent obsession: an artist’s response to George Bain and the Book of Kells’, is one in a series of talks (24 September) being held in the Scottish Highlands to celebrate the work of Celtic art expert, George Bain.

The building of England: how a small island changed the way the world looks

Wednesday 23 September 2015
Institute of Historical Research
Dr Simon Thurley, senior research fellow at the Institute of Historical Research ( IHR ), features in a Lincolnshire Echo article, which highlights his participation in the forthcoming Lincoln Book Festival. His talk, ‘the building of England: how a small island changed the way the world looks’, will examine how the architecture of England has evolved over 1,000 years. Read the full article in the  Lincolnshire Echo

Letter to the UNGA: it is time to formally recognise conflict ivory

Wednesday 23 September 2015
Institute of Commonwealth Studies
Keith Somerville , senior research fellow at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies ( ICWS ), is quoted in a National Geographic article arguing the case for the formulation of a United Nations resolution on ‘conflict ivory’. Trafficked wildlife is increasingly used as a conflict commodity to get money, weapons and ammunition, fuelling violence in Africa, and Keith Somerville says, ‘Khartoum, along with Mombasa and Dar es Salaam, remains one of the most important export routes for poached ivory leaving Africa.’ Read the full article in National Geographic

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