SAS in the media

Professor Barry Smith discusses our champagne tastes on BBC Radio 5 Live

Friday 29 November 2013
Institute of Philosophy
Professor Barry Smith , director of the Institute of Philosophy and co-director of the Institute's Centre for the Study of the Senses, discusses the findings from his recent research into the abilities of different drinkers – from experts to novices – to discern the flavours of champagne. He reveals that the experts are not as discerning as one might expect. The research paper, co-authored by Professor Smith, is published in the open access journal Flavour . Listen to the interview on the BBC iPlayer [interview starts at 22:06]

Professor Colin Blakemore comments on the death of double Nobel winner Fred Sanger in the UK press

Wednesday 20 November 2013
Institute of Philosophy
Professor Colin Blakemore, Director of the Institute of Philosophy ’s Centre for the Study of the Senses, and former chief executive of Britain's Medical Research Council said Sanger was "a real hero" of 20th-century British science, adding it was "impossible to exaggerate" the impact of his work on modern biomedical science. Read Colin's comments on the BBC News , Reuters , msn news , The Huffington Post UK , the Guardian , nature.com newsblog , Diabetes UK , and the Daily Mail . 

Philip Murphy featured on The Voice of Russia UK Radio: What’s the point of the Commonwealth?

Wednesday 20 November 2013
Institute of Commonwealth Studies
Professor Philip Murphy , director of the Institute of Commonwealth Studies, recently featured on the Voice of Russia UK Radio, discussing the Commonwealth and its lack of promoting democratic values. He was joined by Tom Peck (a journalist at the Independent), Harry Phibbs (a conservative journalist and Councillor for the London borough of Hammersmith and Fulham), and Mark Stephens (a lawyer and president of the Commonwealth Lawyers Association). Listen to the podcast here

Philip Murphy says it's time for Britain to rethink its place in the Commonwealth in his The Conversation opinion piece

Friday 15 November 2013
Institute of Commonwealth Studies
Professor Philip Murphy of the  Institute of Commonwealth Studies  discusses the current controversy around the decision to hold the 2013 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Sri Lanka in his new opinion piece on The Conversation website. Read the article online here It has also been published on the Guardian & Independent websites

Professor Philip Murphy featured in the Diplomat magazine November issue

Wednesday 13 November 2013
Institute of Commonwealth Studies
Professor Philip Murphy from the  Institute of Commonwealth Studies comments on how the legacy of the British Empire is still affecting British diplomacy today in the November issue of the Diplomat magazine (pp. 20-21). Read the article on the Diplomat website

ST Lee Visiting Fellow Prof. Brian Ferneyhough featured in Classical Music magazine

Tuesday 5 November 2013
Institute of Musical Research
ST Lee Visiting Fellow Prof. Brian Ferneyhough, who will be based at the School of Advanced Study (in close association with the Institute of Musical Research ) for three weeks this November, has been featured in the November 2013 issue of Classical Music (page 59).  Read the article in the Classical Music online issue

Professor Colin Blakemore featured in The Times

Saturday 19 October 2013
Institute of Philosophy
Professor Colin Blakemore reviews J. Craig Venter's Life at the Speed of Light: From the Double Helix to the Dawn of Digital Life in The Times Saturday (The Times, 19 October 2013). Colin is Professor of Neuroscience and Philosophy and Director of the Institute of Philosophy's Centre for the Study of the Senses. Read the article on The Times website.

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