SAS in the media

What an expert smell tour of Toronto reveals about our city

Friday 2 October 2015
Institute of Philosophy
Professor Barry Smith , director of the Institute of Philosophy and founder of the Centre for the Study of the Senses ( CenSes ), is quoted in a Toronto Star article about what Toronto’s scents say about the city. Read the full article in the Toronto Star

Magnificent obsession: an artist’s response to George Bain and the Book of Kells

Wednesday 23 September 2015
Institute of English Studies
A forthcoming lecture by Donnacha MacGabhann , a researcher at the Institute of English Studies ( IES ), is previewed in the print edition of the Ross-shire Journal. ‘Magnificent obsession: an artist’s response to George Bain and the Book of Kells’, is one in a series of talks (24 September) being held in the Scottish Highlands to celebrate the work of Celtic art expert, George Bain.

The building of England: how a small island changed the way the world looks

Wednesday 23 September 2015
Institute of Historical Research
Dr Simon Thurley, senior research fellow at the Institute of Historical Research ( IHR ), features in a Lincolnshire Echo article, which highlights his participation in the forthcoming Lincoln Book Festival. His talk, ‘the building of England: how a small island changed the way the world looks’, will examine how the architecture of England has evolved over 1,000 years. Read the full article in the  Lincolnshire Echo

Letter to the UNGA: it is time to formally recognise conflict ivory

Wednesday 23 September 2015
Institute of Commonwealth Studies
Keith Somerville , senior research fellow at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies ( ICWS ), is quoted in a National Geographic article arguing the case for the formulation of a United Nations resolution on ‘conflict ivory’. Trafficked wildlife is increasingly used as a conflict commodity to get money, weapons and ammunition, fuelling violence in Africa, and Keith Somerville says, ‘Khartoum, along with Mombasa and Dar es Salaam, remains one of the most important export routes for poached ivory leaving Africa.’ Read the full article in National Geographic

The Crossing

Wednesday 23 September 2015
School of Advanced Study
Professor Andrew Hussey’s Observer review of Samar Yazbek’s account of Syria’s devastation, is included in the Oldie magazine’s reviews roundup. The item says Professor Hussey , director of the Centre for Postcolonial Studies, was ‘bowled over’ by the book.  Meanwhile his own title, The French Intifada , features in an article in The Australian .

Vacant mind makes no critic

Wednesday 23 September 2015
Professor D C R A Goonetilleke, former Henry Charles Chapman Visiting Fellow at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies ( ICWS ), comments on Sri Lankan English literature in the country’s national newspaper, the Daily News. The article combines a review of a ‘Guide to literary criticism’, his latest publication which is billed as a ‘foundation course in literary criticism’. Daily News 

Rwanda: constitution review team promises fairness

Wednesday 23 September 2015
Institute of Advanced Legal Studies
Beata Mukeshimana, Institute of Advanced Legal Studies’ ( IALS ) alumna, is interviewed in AllAfrica.com on her new role on Rwanda’s Law Reform Commission. Currently head of the Commission’s department of law research reform and revision, she tells AllAfrica.com that the seven newly-appointed law experts are ‘qualified enough to make relevant changes’ to the country’s Constitution’. She comments that: ‘Some of the clauses are outdated and need to be modified vis-a-vis the current realities.’ AllAfrica.com  

School’s high-profile appointments featured in THE

Wednesday 16 September 2015
School of Advanced Study
The appointments of Rick Rylance , Professors Sarah Churchwell  and David Freedberg , have been highlighted in a Times Higher Education ( THE ) magazine feature on the University of London. Also underlined was the fact that annually, some 150,000 people visit Senate House Library and a further 60,000 visitors take part in the School’s events. Read the full article in the THE   

Whose investigatory power it is anyway?

Wednesday 16 September 2015
A security, source protection and surveillance event co-organised by the Information Law and Policy Centre (Institute of Advanced Legal Studies ), has been previewed in the Guardian . Taking place on 19 October, ‘Whose investigatory power is it anyway?’ , will consider the UK government’s intention to ‘modernise’ the law on communications data with a new Investigatory Powers bill.

The day I discussed Hiroshima with Harry Truman

Wednesday 16 September 2015
Daniel Snowman , senior research fellow at the Institute of Historical Research ( IHR ), tells BBC History magazine about the day he discussed Hiroshima with former US president, Harry Truman. Read the letter in the BBC History  magazine 

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