SAS in the media

Tim Hunt sexism row reignited after scientist quits writers' group

Wednesday 14 October 2015
Institute of Philosophy
A story about Sir Colin Blakemore’s resignation as honorary president of the Association of British Science Writers (ABSW), appears in The Observer, USA-UK Online and Best Education News . The director of the Institute of Philosphy’s Centre for the Study of Senses ( CenSes ), is quoted as being annoyed that ABSW continues to support the journalist whose reports led to University College London’s dismissal of Nobel prize-winner, Sir Tim Hunt. Read the full story in The Guardian

Permanent Peoples' Tribunal highlights fracking's threat to human rights

Thursday 8 October 2015
Dr Damien Short , director of the Human Rights Consortium ( HRC ), tells Truthout what putting fracking on trial at the Permanent Peoples' Tribunal in March 2017 will mean for human rights. The co-authored article explains that the hearings will ‘usher in a potential sea change in how civil society, governments and industry frame their arguments’ and it will no longer be ‘possible to ignore, with impunity, the human rights implications of unconventional oil and gas developments’. Read the full article in Truthout 

Can ODR deliver better access to justice?

Thursday 8 October 2015
Institute of Advanced Legal Studies
Dr Judith Townend , director of the Information Law and Policy Centre at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, considers whether Online Dispute Resolution could provide better access to justice, in the Internet Newsletter for Lawyers , Legal Voice and the Inforrm blog . Read the full story in the Internet Newsletter for Lawyers  Read the full story in Legal Voice  Read the full story in the Inform Blog

Collective intelligence: how does it emerge?

Thursday 8 October 2015
Institute of Philosophy
Dr Mattia Gallotti , manager of The Human Mind Project hosted by the School of Advanced Study, features in a Nesta policy report discussing the mechanisms that make groups 'smart', and how forms of collaboration can generate results that single agents cannot achieve individually. The report will be discussed at a Collective Intelligence event (14 October), celebrating the newly established collaboration between The Human Mind Project and Nesta. Read the full Nesta policy report

Being Human festival featured in the media

Thursday 8 October 2015
School of Advanced Study
Being Human , the School of Advanced Study’s UK-wide festival of the humanities, is highlighted in two Newcastle publications - the Journal and the Chronicle . The articles focus on Northumbria University’s ‘cities and citizens’ event, which invites audiences to explore ideas of citizenship and learn more about how migration has shaped the north-east. Read the full article in the Chronicle

Caribbean countries under attack

Thursday 8 October 2015
Institute of Commonwealth Studies
Sir Ronald Sanders , senior research fellow at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies ( ICWS ) writes in Caribbean Now!, that the inclusion of Commonwealth Caribbean countries on the EU’s ‘tax haven’ lists are ‘unfair, unjust and downright wrong’. He says this ‘attack’ damages reputations and could result in the collapse of local indigenous banks ‘with detrimental effects on their economies.’ The article also appears in the Jamaica Observer . Read the full article in Caribbean News Now!

Being Human in the media

Friday 2 October 2015
School of Advanced Study
Being Human , the School of Advanced Study’s UK-wide festival of the humanities, is highlighted in two Newcastle publications - the Journal and the Chronicle Live . The article focuses on Northumbria University’s ‘cities and citizens’ event, which invites audiences to explore ideas of citizenship and learn more about how migration has shaped the north-east. Read the full article in the Chronicle Live

Rush for gender equality with top judges 'could have appalling consequences for justice'

Friday 2 October 2015
Institute of Historical Research
Lord Jonathan Sumption , Institute of Historical Research ( IHR ) senior research fellow, tells the Evening Standard that he believes the judiciary is a ‘terrific public asset’ which could be ‘destroyed very easily’ if the selection of candidates was skewed in favour of women. . His views are also highlighted in an article, ‘Lord Sumption creates a stir’, on the Law and Lawyers blog. Read the full article in the Evening Standard Read the full article on the Law and Lawyers blog 

VCH director discusses plans for Ludlow

Friday 2 October 2015
Institute of Historical Research
Professor Richard Hoyle , director of the Institute of Historical Research’s Victoria County History ( VCH ), features on BBC Radio Shropshire (at 01:41:41) talking about the re-launch of VCH in the county. He says Ludlow would be ‘a real prize’. Listen to the full interview on BBC Radio Shropshire (at 01:41:41)  

The meaning of Pope Francis

Friday 2 October 2015
Institute of Commonwealth Studies
Sir Ronald Sanders , senior research fellow at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies ( ICWS ) comments on what changes Pope Francis has brought to the Catholic Church. Writing Caribbean News Now! , he says, ‘That he is a man of personal humility who eschews the trappings and luxuries of high office is well known. But it is his pronouncements and his instructions to the Catholic community and to people worldwide that distinguishes his papacy. The story also appears in the Jamaica Observer . Read the full story in Caribbean News Now! 

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