SAS in the media

Cyril Ramaphosa is discovering how difficult it is to govern the country

Tuesday 15 May 2018
Institute of Commonwealth Studies
Martin Plaut , senior research fellow at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies (ICWS), looks at the issues facing Cyril Ramaphosa in the New Statesman article, ‘ Amid protest and murder, South Africa’s new president struggles to assert his authority ’.

Behold America review – the fight for the American dream

Monday 14 May 2018
School of Advanced Study
Behold, America: A History of America First and the American Dream , a new book by Sarah Churchwell , public engagement chair and professorial fellow in American literature at the Institute of English Studies (IES), was the Guardian’s ‘book of the day’ on 14 May. The review hailed it an ‘enthralling study of US political history’ that ‘reveals a nation in a constant state of war with itself’. Another review, in the iNews , describes the work as ‘an enlightening puncturing of a nation’s self delusions’.

Food therapy for chemotherapy: the cookery classes for people living with cancer

Sunday 13 May 2018
Institute of Philosophy
Professor Barry Smith , director of the Institute of Philosophy ( IP ) and founder of the Centre for the Study of the Senses ( CenSes ), features in a Guardian and Observer Food Monthly article about cookery classes for people living with cancer, and are suffering a dramatic change in their sense of taste. Meanwhile, Professor Smith’s theory that tomato juice is one of the taste flavours that can be savoured during a flight is quoted in a Mail Online report on United Airlines’ decision to stop serving tomato juice on its flights.

Academics call for halt to ‘Stop Soros’ anti-immigration bill

Wednesday 9 May 2018
Refugee Law Initiative
Dr David Cantor , director of the Refugee Law Initiative ( RLI ), is one of 77 academics from 28 countries who have signed a declaration of solidarity with the Hungarian Helsinki Committee calling for a halt to the so-called ‘Stop Soros’ anti-immigration bill they say will ‘strangle independent civil society in Hungary’. Their protest is highlighted in the Hungary Journal , Portfolio News and XpatLoop .

Professor Murphy in the Indian media

Tuesday 8 May 2018
Institute of Commonwealth Studies
Professor Philip Murphy , director of the Institute of Commonwealth Studies ( ICWS ), is name-checked in the Daily Excelsior , New Delhi Pioneer , Business Standard India , Outlook India , India.com and the India Post stories entitled ‘Fiji’s Mahendra Chaudhry chosen for Krishna Menon Award’.

Is it possible to keep a brain alive?

Monday 7 May 2018
Institute of Philosophy
Professor Sir Colin Blakemore , director of the Institute of Philosophy’s ( IP ) Centre for the Study of the Senses ( CenSes ), features in International Environmental Technology and Labmate Online . Responding to recent reports that Yale University neuroscientists have been able to restore circulation to pigs’ brains and maintain normal activity for up to 36 hours, he says ‘The techniques, even to a researcher, sound pretty ghoulish.

Another week of lies

Sunday 6 May 2018
School of Advanced Study
Sarah Churchwell , public engagement chair and professorial fellow in American literature at the Institute of English Studies ( IES ), examines the latest reports on Donald Trump in an Observer article headlined ‘ Another weeks of lies and still Trump, the huckster, keeps his tawdry show going ’.

Professor Churchwell debates ‘America First’ and the ‘American Dream’

Saturday 5 May 2018
School of Advanced Study
Sarah Churchwell , public engagement chair and professorial fellow in American literature at the Institute of English Studies ( IES ), discusses her new book, Behold, America: A History of America First and the American Dream , in a History Hit podcast, on BBC News, and on the BBC World Service’s Weekend programme, where she also comments on current events.

Women in higher education

Friday 4 May 2018
Institute of Historical Research
Dr Philip Carter , senior lecturer and head of digital at the Institute of Historical Research ( IHR ), highlights the University of London’s Victorian pioneers of women’s higher education in the Times Higher Education podcast ‘ Women in higher education ’

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