SAS in the media

Remembering Shakespeare

Tuesday 19 April 2016
Senate House Library
Dr Karen Attar , associate fellow at the Institute of English Studies (IES) and Senate House Library’s ( SHL ) rare books librarian, features on two listing sites, The Best of Southwark and Whats on London. The articles focus on Dr Attar’s upcoming contribution to SHL’s Shakespeare commemoration events, including its ‘Metamorphosis’ exhibition, which runs until 17 September. The exhibition itself is highlighted in Eat Love Savor, MyWeekly , Country Life and This is Local London .

No quick fix for Haiti

Sunday 17 April 2016
Institute of Commonwealth Studies
Sir Ronald Sanders , senior research fellow at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies ( ICWS ), discusses Haiti’s presidential elections in the Jamaica Observer and Caribbean News Now!

IES ‘History of the Book’ student on her C S Lewis research

Friday 15 April 2016
Institute of English Studies
Institute of English Studies ( IES ) ‘History of the Book’ student Patricia Ferguson, discusses her Open University reading of C S Lewis research on the Northern Visions Focal Point programme. During the programme she reveals that she has recorded more than 700 instances of Lewis's responses, interactions and comments on a wide variety of texts. Dr Shafquat Towheed, IES tutor for 'The Historical Reader', also features on the programme.

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.

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