SAS in the media

Sarah Churchwell: opening the doors to the ivory tower

Tuesday 24 November 2015
School of Advanced Study
Professor Sarah Churchwell , the School of Advanced Study's chair in public understanding of the humanities talks to the THE about her role, academic jargon and how she would like governments to create flexible bursaries to ‘incentivise study in the areas we think are under-enrolled and need more work in’.

Professor Greg Woolf reviews Mary Beard’s ‘SPQR’

Wednesday 18 November 2015
Institute of Classical Studies
Professor Greg Woolf , director of the Institute of Classical Studies ( ICS ), reviews Mary Beard’s ‘ SPQR ’ in The Wall Street Journal (behind a paywall). Re-examining the ‘rather mysterious’ rise of Rome to become a world power, he concludes that ‘ SPQR ’ is ‘a grim success story, but one told with wonderful flair’.

Professor Andrew Hussey comments on the Paris attacks

Wednesday 18 November 2015
School of Advanced Study
Professor Andrew Hussey , director of the Centre for Postcolonial Studies, discusses the Paris attacks and its aftermath in an opinion piece in the print edition of The Observer/Guardian , on Channel 4 News and on BBC Radio 4’s The World This Weekend (at 22.06). In his letter from Paris, ‘The terrible game of war’, for the New Statesman [behind a paywall] Professor Hussey says, ‘At the local level, there is now the feeling that we are on a front line and that bad things can happen to any of us at any time in France.

The Coventry Blitz: 'hysteria, terror and neurosis'

Wednesday 18 November 2015
Institute of English Studies
Dr Henry Irving, associate fellow at the Institute of English Studies ( IES ), explains on BBC News how the broadcasting company’s reporting of the 1940 Coventry blitz caused anger inside Winston Churchill's cabinet and was the ‘closest the BBC came to being taken over by the government.’ The story also features on Rocket News .  Read the full article on BBC News  

Being Human festival sparks media interest

Wednesday 18 November 2015
School of Advanced Study
The Being Human festival continues to spark media interest. National coverage includes: a Guardian feature by Dame Athene Donald, a Being Human launch evening panellists , highlighting the festival and arguing that we must avoid seeing humanities in opposition to science and ‘revel in our capabilities on all fronts’;  and Northumbria University’s Claire Nally discussing the cultural fascination with witches in The Conversation and the university’s screening of the Witchfinder General as part of its ‘city & citizens’ events programme.

Being Human offers nightmare and a walk on water

Wednesday 11 November 2015
School of Advanced Study
The Being Human festival, which begins on 12 November, is covered in a range of national and regional outlets with: features in The Observer Tech Monthly (print) and The Guardian online; two articles in THE highlighting the University of South Wales Cathays Cemetery heritage walk , and Eric Jaroskinki’s ‘failed intellectual’ Twitter event;  a story in Agent4change.net focusing on technology-themed activities; a festival preview emphasising London events in the Camden Review , Islington Chronicle , Camden New Journal (and West End special); a detaile

'Prevent' conference in THE and Muslim Weekly

Wednesday 11 November 2015
School of Advanced Study
The recent ‘Prevent’ conference, organised by the Institutes of Advanced Legal Studies and Commonwealth Studies ( IALS / ICWS ), with support from the University of London, features in the print editions of THE and the Muslim Weekly . Both stories emphasise Sir Vince Cable’s concern that a new definition of extremism could ‘apply to people with a whole manner of views’ and that anyone who follows the anti-Establishment comedian Russell Brand could be classed as an ‘extremist’.

Professor Sarah Churchwell reviews 'Hemingway in Love' for the Guardian

Wednesday 11 November 2015
School of Advanced Study
Professor Sarah Churchwell’s review of A.E. Hotchner’s Hemingway in Love: his own story is available in the The Guardian’s print and online editions. Professor Churchwell, the School of Advanced Study’s chair in public understanding of the humanities, says the book, which retraces Hemingway’s years in Paris, ‘pitches a very familiar story in a slightly different key’ but that it has a few welcome surprises, most importantly its acknowledgment of the crucial (but not always popularly recognised) role F. Scott Fitzgerald played in the story.

Prof Andrew Hussey discusses the Franco-Prussian War

Wednesday 11 November 2015
School of Advanced Study
Professor Andrew Hussey , director of the Centre for Postcolonial Studies (CPCS) discusses Le petit Napoleon (otherwise known as emperor Napoleon III) and the Franco-Prussian War on BBC Radio 4 . Listen to the debate on BBC Radio 4

Sir Ronald Sanders in the Jamaica Observer

Tuesday 10 November 2015
Institute of Commonwealth Studies
Sir Ronald Sanders , senior research fellow at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies ( ICWS ), tells the Jamaica Observer that competition in tax rates is as legitimate as competition in other areas of international trade and investment, and Caricom countries ‘have to be alert to the new perils that are posed to their financial services sector.’  Read the full article in the Jamaica Observer  

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