SAS in the media

'Make Do and Mend' project discussed on New Hampshire Public Radio

Wednesday 9 July 2014
Institute of English Studies
On Tumblr, outside stores and littering the walls of college dorm rooms, the 'Keep Calm and Carry On' poster has become prevalent, its versions numerous. Institute of English Studies' Post-Doctoral Research Fellow Dr Henry Irving talked to New Hampshire Public Radio about his article for The Conversation and his research on the suprising World War II origins of the slogan. Listen to the interview

Dr David cantor featured in the media

Tuesday 8 July 2014
Human Rights Consortium
David Cantor , director of the Refugee Law Initiative, has been featured in numerous publications and articles in recent weeks with regard to his work on the Central American Crisis. This work focuses on the recent increase in migrants from Mexico and the Northern Triangle countries into America displaced by rising violence and organised crime.  Read these articles in full on AP News ,  Reliefweb , Lasillavacia  (in Spanish) and  Insight Crime

Colin Blakemore comments on Science Researcher's threat to boycott €1.2bn Human Brain Project

Monday 7 July 2014
Institute of Philosophy
The world's largest project to unravel the mysteries of the human brain has been thrown into crisis with more than 100 leading researchers threatening to boycott the effort amid accusations of mismanagement and fears that it is doomed to failure. In an open letter to the European commission on Monday, more than 130 leaders of scientific groups around the world warn they will boycott the project and urge others to join them unless major changes are made to the initiative.

'Flying? Ask for a high-altitude wine' says Professor Barry Smith

Friday 4 July 2014
Institute of Philosophy
Professor Barry Smith, director of the Institute of Philosophy and the School's Being Human festival , recently flew to Istanbul and back on British Airways to test the flavours of food and wine at high altitude with a journalist from Women’s Health . Wine buyers for the airlines are becoming skilled at selecting wine that works well in flight, but how do they do it, and what are the principles underlying success and failure? Read the article on the Australian Financial Review website

Prof Philip Murphy featured in BBC Radio 4 Prince Charles documentary 'Royal Activist'

Sunday 29 June 2014
Institute of Commonwealth Studies
In the 45 years since his investiture as Prince of Wales, Charles has created a unique role and career for himself as an activist on behalf of many causes. But is this activism compatible with the position of King? In Britain's constitutional monarchy, can Prince Charles remain an outspoken and passionate campaigner as he nears the throne, or should we expect a different style of monarchy in future, with a Royal Activist on the throne? Listen to the programme on the BBC Radio 4 website

Institute of English Studies' 'Make Do and Mend' project attracts media attention

Friday 27 June 2014
Institute of English Studies
Keep Calm and Carry On conquered the world, but it was too mundane for World War II. Designed on this day 75 years ago by the Ministry of Information (MOI), the iconic poster was surprisingly not seen in public until 2001. A four-year research project on the MOI by the Institute of English Studies (in collaboration with the Department of Digital Humanities [DDH] at King’s College London and the National Archives at Kew) is shedding new light on the previously hidden parts of the poster’s history. Find out more about the project 

Anyone for strawberries and the smell of cut grass? CenSes featured in the media

Wednesday 18 June 2014
Institute of Philosophy
A study from the Institute of Philosophy's  Centre for the Study of the Senses  (CenSes) recently found that stawberries are most likely to evoke happy memories and, contrary to the popular combination of stawberries and cream, stawberries and the smell of freshly cut grass are most often associated with summer. The study, led by Professor Barry Smith , investigated the link between emotions, taste and smell in a bid to find the next ‘sensorial hit’ to take the foodie world by storm.

Being Human: a festival of the humanities in University Business magazine

Friday 13 June 2014
School of Advanced Study
Being Human: a festival of the humanities (led by the School and supported by the Arts & Humanities Research Council and the British Academy ) has been featured on University Business magazine ahead of the deadline for applications for non-funded events [20 June]. Read the full article here

Professor Barry Smith at the Cheltenham Festival

Thursday 5 June 2014
Institute of Philosophy
Professor Barry Smith, director of the Institute of Philosophy and the School's Being Human festival , has been interviewed on BBC Radio 5's afternoon programme 'Daily Bacon.' Host Richard Bacon was live at the Cheltenham Science Festival and, besides interviewing Smith on his flavour research, took part in an on-air taste experiment.  Listen to the programme online  (42.10)