SAS in the media

‘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.

Postcolonial studies: time to step out of the comfort zone?

Thursday 28 January 2016
School of Advanced Study
The Centre for Postcolonial Studies’ ( CPS ) inaugural workshop, held at Senate House on 18 January, features in the Times Higher Education ( THE ) magazine under the headline ‘Postcolonial studies: time to step out of the comfort zone?’. The event brought together heads of post-colonial studies research centres from across the UK and beyond with a view to building collaborations and exploring how the School of Advanced Study ( SAS ) and the CPS can best support and promote research on the subject.

The OAS ship has to be righted

Monday 25 January 2016
Institute of Commonwealth Studies
Sir Ronald Sanders , senior research fellow at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies ( ICWS ), is profiled in an AllGov.com article focusing on his appointment as Antigua and Barbuda’s ambassador to the US. Sir Ronald also comments in Caribbean News Now! on the financial health of the Organisation of American States, which he says has only survived ‘because the two countries [US and Canada] that make the large contributions to its regular and special funds have continued to pay.’

Professor Churchwell discusses 'The method writers'

Saturday 23 January 2016
Institute of English Studies
Professor Sarah Churchwell, professorial fellow in American literature at the Institute of English Studies ( IES ) and the School of Advanced Study’s ( SAS ) chair in public understanding of the humanities, tells BBC Radio 4’s Today programme [at 01:21] that actors using ‘the method’ are doing what writers have always done, that is, to ‘try to put yourself in an emotional and imaginative space’ in which to organise ideas. ‘It’s not just fictional writers, historical writers do it as well’, she says. ‘When I was researching F.

IHR's Layers of London project a 'social historian's heaven'

Saturday 23 January 2016
Institute of Historical Research
The Institute of Historical Research’s ( IHR ) Layers of London mapping project , managed by Professor Matthew Davies , is described in the Londonist as something that is going to be a ‘social historian’s heaven'. It also features in Britain Magazine , the Barking and Dagenham Post and the British Heritage Travel . 

Multidisciplinarity: collaborative to the core

Thursday 21 January 2016
Institute of English Studies
Professor Rick Rylance , director of the Institute of English Studies ( IES ), applauds a study on the lean new model for research teamwork. Writing in Nature [behind a paywall] he says The New ABCs of Research ‘deserves a readership for the boldness of its ambition and the promise of its ideas. They deserve debate and implementation.’

Why is it so hard to describe the taste of a wine?

Thursday 21 January 2016
Institute of Philosophy
Professor Barry C. Smith , director of the Institute of Philosophy ( IP ), explores whether we have full control of our actions in 'Hidden desires and secret thoughts' on the 1A1 TV site. Meanwhile, in Prospect magazine he asks why the aromas and flavours of a wine elude attempts to capture them in words.

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