SAS in the media

Professor Blakemore’s folic acid study features in several local newspapers

Monday 19 February 2018
Institute of Philosophy
Professor Sir Colin Blakemore , director of the Centre for the Study of the Senses ( CenSes ), features in several local newspaper reports on a recent study which encourages the government to fortify bread and flour with folic acid. They include Nottingham Post , Newcastle Evening Chronicle , Evening Gazette , Coventry Telegraph , Birmingham Mail , Uttoxeter Advertiser , Scunthorpe Telegraph , South Wales Evening Post and the Huddersfield Daily Examiner .

Dr Onslow comments on Morgan Tsvangirai and on Prince Harry’s new Commonwealth role

Sunday 18 February 2018
Institute of Commonwealth Studies
Dr Sue Onslow , senior lecturer and deputy director of the Institute of Commonwealth Studies ( ICWS ), comments on Prince Harry’s new Commonwealth role on BBC Radio 4’s Today programme and the Sunday Times .The story was picked up by NineMSN Finance ; Daily Mail Online ;the Express ; the International Business Times ; AOL.com ; and Bustle . Meanwhile, in  iNews , she discusses what might happen to the Commonwealth when the Queen dies.

Pushing back: why it’s time for women to rewrite the story

Saturday 17 February 2018
School of Advanced Study
Professor Sarah Churchwell , public engagement chair and professorial fellow in American literature at the Institute of English Studies, writes in the Guardian that many male authors such as Edgar Allan Poe, John Updike, Philip Roth and Norman Mailer have contributed to a culture in which the credibility of women is undermined. It is time for women to rewrite the story, she says, and ‘put a stop to the gaslighting’.

Martin Plaut reflects on the Jacob Zuma era and the deep roots of slavery in Africa

Thursday 15 February 2018
Institute of Commonwealth Studies
Martin Plaut , senior research fellow Institute of Commonwealth Studies ( ICWS ), reflects on the Jacob Zuma era in the New Statesman article, ‘Jacob Zuma took South Africa to the precipice – and the ANC took it back’. And, in Libya’s slave markets are a reminder that the exploitation of Africans never went away , he discusses the deep roots of chattel slavery in Africa and recent evidence from CNN of the Libyan slave markets where the ownership of refugees captured by human traffickers change hands for dinars.  

Life expectancy gap between rich and poor widens

Thursday 15 February 2018
Institute of Philosophy
Professor Sir Colin Blakemore , director of the Centre for the Study of Senses ( CenSes ), features in press reports on a new study highlighting the disturbing deterioration in living conditions between the rich and poor in British society. They include the: BBC ; Telegraph ; Independent ; Times ; Sun ; iNews ; Belfast Telegraph ; Daily Gazette ; Verdict ; Yahoo Finance ; Health Insurance and Protection Daily ; and Sedgemoor FM .

Dr Attar on SHL's special collections

Wednesday 14 February 2018
Senate House Library
Dr Karen Attar , Institute of English Studies’ ( IES ) research fellow and Senate House Library’s ( SHL ) curator of rare books and university art, discusses SHL’s special collections in the ‘Library Corner’ section of the latest issue of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association’s newsletter.

Professor Hussey reviews new book about Victor Hugo

Tuesday 13 February 2018
School of Advanced Study
Andrew Hussey OBE, the School of Advanced Study’s professor of cultural history, has reviewed a new book about Victor Hugo, author of Les Misérables, for The Economist .

Dr Onslow on the Queen's successor as head of the Commonwealth

Tuesday 13 February 2018
Institute of Commonwealth Studies
Dr Sue Onslow , senior lecturer and deputy director of the Institute of Commonwealth Studies ( ICWS ), has been commenting on the news that a ‘high level group’ of officials is considering who might succeed the Queen as head of the Commonwealth for multiple media outlets. They include: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation; BBC Radio Berkshire; Cumbria; Ulster; Leicester; Scotland; Merseyside; Nottingham; Surrey; Wales Live; Humberside Live; 3CR Live; Hereford and Worcester Live; Kent; and BBC World TV .

Professor Hussey discusses Marie Antoinette’s clothes and Céline’s racist pamphlets

Sunday 11 February 2018
School of Advanced Study
Andrew Hussey , the School of Advanced Study’s professor of cultural history, explores the life of Marie Antoinette through her clothes in episode 6 of BBC Radio 4’s A stitch in time programme. And, in the New Statesman , he considers the literary debate that is tearing Paris apart: should the anti-Semitic writing of Louis-Ferdinand Céline, one of France’s greatest novelists, be republished?

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