SAS in the media

Nigeria after the first century

Friday 12 February 2016
Institute of Commonwealth Studies
Richard Bourne’s (senior research fellow at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies ( ICWS ) book Nigeria: a new history of a turbulent century , is highlighted in an article in The Africa Report , which says it has stirred debate about Nigeria’s past and what the future holds for the country growing population.

Censorship and national security

Wednesday 10 February 2016
Institute of Advanced Legal Studies
Dr Judith Townend , director of the Information Law and Policy Centre at Ithe Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, and School of Advanced Study's associate fellow Dr Henry Irving, argue in History and Policy that the UK needs a more coherent system of managing information in matters of national security.

Stiff constitution

Monday 8 February 2016
Institute of Advanced Legal Studies
James Michael , senior associate research fellow at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies ( IALS ), explains in a letter to The Times [behind paywall] that Germany is not the first EU member state to challenge EU law.

TS Eliot letters reveal anguish over failure of first marriage

Sunday 7 February 2016
Institute of English Studies
Professor John Haffenden , senior research fellow at the Institute of English Studies ( IES ) and general editor of The T.S. Eliot Editorial Project, is quoted in a Guardian story on the project’s latest publication, The Letters of TS Eliot: Volume 6. It includes previously unpublished letters detailing the full extent of the mutual anguish of T.S. Eliot and his first wife Vivien Haigh-Wood.

Dr Cynthia Johnson supports Blackburn Museum special status bid

Monday 1 February 2016
Institute of English Studies
Dr Cynthia Johnston , course tutor and associate research fellow at the Institute of English Studies ( IES ), features in a Lancashire Telegraph article about Blackburn Museum’s special status bid for its rare books and ancient coins collection, which featured in Dr Johnston’s ‘Cotton to Gold‘ exhibition showcasing the treasures of several 19th-century Lancashire mill magnates. The article also appears in the Lancashire Evening Telegraph . 

Colour Bar

Friday 29 January 2016
Institute of Commonwealth Studies
Dr Susan Williams , senior research fellow at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies ( ICWS ), features in an Entertainment Weekly article highlighting the adaptation into film of her book Colour Bar . The film, for which Dr Williams was historical advisor, will star David Oyelowo and Rosamund Pike, and is due out in the autumn. It tells the story of the extraordinary post-war attempt to suppress the mixed-race relationship between the heir to an African kingship, Seretse Khama, and Ruth Williams, a 23-year-old shipping clerk.

‘De-risking’ could mean destruction says Sir Ronald Sanders

Friday 29 January 2016
Institute of Commonwealth Studies
Sir Ronald Sanders , senior research fellow at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies ( ICWS ) tells Caribbean News Now! that ‘destruction’ lies ahead if US banks, under pressure from the country’s regulatory agencies, continue to cut off correspondent relations with Caribbean indigenous and offshore banks unilaterally and at short notice. He argues that ‘Caribbean governments and the private sector, not only the banks, cannot be silent on the issue.

Professor Philip Murphy signs ‘historians for EU’ letter

Friday 29 January 2016
Institute of Commonwealth Studies
A letter signed by Professor Philip Murphy , director of the Institute of Commonwealth Studies ( ICWS ), and some 35 leading historians in Britain and Europe, which argues that the UK would be better off staying in the EU is published in The Times [behind a paywall]. The letter points out that of ‘the challenges we face today – climate change, a confrontational Russia, banking regulation, a refugee crisis linked to multiple conflicts in the Middle East and Africa – none originated in Europe.

UoL during the Second World War

Thursday 28 January 2016
Institute of English Studies
Dr Karen Attar , associate fellow at the Institute of English Studies ( IES ), has an article in the Historical Research journal entitled ‘National Service: the University of London Library during the Second World War’. Released as an ‘early view’, the article describes the operations of what is now Senate House Library, and its relations with the Ministry of Information.

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