SAS in the media

Secret thoughts, hidden desires?

Sunday 28 February 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 ), explores whether we're in control of our actions in an article on the Institute of Arts and Idea s website. He points out that contemporary neuroscience has been responsible for dethroning consciousness from its central place in the workings of the mind. ‘Cognitive neuroscience’, he says, ‘is providing fascinating examples of the gaps between how things really work and how we think they work.’

Reviews by Professor Andrew Hussey

Sunday 28 February 2016
School of Advanced Study
Professor Andrew Hussey , director of the Centre for Postcolonial Studies ( CPS ), reviews Sarah Bakewell’s At the Existentialist Café: Freedom, Being and Apricot Cocktails for the Observer [print edition] and The Guardian . And in the Literary Review , he analyses The Great Escape , an eyewitness account of ordinary Parisians’ flight from the Nazis, which is available in English for the first time.

Dr Corinne Lennox debates the Washington Redskins

Friday 26 February 2016
Institute of Commonwealth Studies
Dr Corinne Lennox , senior lecturer in human rights at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies ( ICWS ), joined a debate about the Washington Redskins on Sky News . In the live debate, Dr Lennox highlighted the long campaign run by Native American leaders against the team’s name and mascot, controversial for decades and widely considered to be racist.

Warburg lecturer discusses Mary Magdalene on the BBC

Thursday 25 February 2016
Warburg Institute
Dr Joanne Anderson , lecturer in 13th–17th-century art history at The Warburg Institute and convener of the MA in Art History, Curatorship and Renaissance Culture , discusses Mary Magdalene on BBC Radio 4’s ‘ In our Time ’ programme.   

Homage to Boutros Boutros-Ghali

Wednesday 24 February 2016
Institute of Commonwealth Studies
Professor Henning Melber , senior research fellow at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies ( ICWS ), compares Dag Hammarskjöld, the late UN secretary-general, to veteran Egyptian diplomat Boutros Boutros-Ghali, in an AllAfrica article titled ‘Egypt: in the footsteps of Dag Hammarskjöld – homage to Boutros Boutros-Ghali (1922–2016)’.

The strange tale of an extra special talking mongoose

Friday 19 February 2016
Senate House Library
A new book, Gef! The strange tale of an extra special talking mongoose , written by Senate House Library ( SHL ) assistant Christopher Josiffe, is previewed in Isle of Man Today.   The book will be published later this year.

Question of justice

Friday 19 February 2016
Institute of Advanced Legal Studies
James Michael , senior associate research fellow at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies ( IALS ), argues in a letter to The Times, that its item about Judge Clement Haynsworth is misleading as it implies he actually sat as a Justice of the US Supreme Court. He says the judge was ‘rejected by the Senate after revelations that he had participated in judicial decisions allowing schools to close rather than integrate racially, and a textile company to close down rather than negotiate with its workers’ union.’

Helping Haiti help itself

Friday 19 February 2016
Institute of Commonwealth Studies
Sir Ronald Sanders, senior research fellow at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies ( ICWS ) tells Caribbean News Now! that Haiti’s new democratically-elected president is ‘the country’s important first step in taking responsibility for its affairs after decades of external interference.’ 

Move into open access monographs

Wednesday 17 February 2016
Institute of Historical Research
The Institute of Historical Research’s ( IHR ) New Historical Perspectives open access monograph series, being published in partnership with the Royal Historical Society, is highlighted in the Scholarly Kitchen magazine.  

The curious incident of the disappearing French circumflex

Tuesday 16 February 2016
Institute of Modern Languages Research
Dr Dominic Glynn , lecturer in French studies at the Institute of Modern Languages Research ( IMLR ), explores ‘the curious incident of the disappearing French circumflex’ in The Conversation . 

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