SAS in the media

The rise of the Tudors

Thursday 18 February 2021
Institute of Historical Research
Dr Adam Chapman , lecturer in medieval history at the Institute of Historical Research ( IHR) and Victoria County History ( VCH ) editor, has written ‘The rise of the Tudors’ for the February issue of BBC History Magazine (available on subscription). The article explores the history of the Tudors before they were a royal dynasty, taking readers on a colourful journey into medieval Welsh history.

Life without liberty: how Covid turned Paris into a city of fear

Wednesday 17 February 2021
School of Advanced Study
School of Advanced Study cultural historian Professor Andrew Hussey , has published an article in the New Statesman which looks at how Covid-19 turned Paris into a city of fear with strict curfew, tough police measures and rising crime.

A history of the tongue

Sunday 14 February 2021
Institute of Philosophy
Professor Barry Smith , director of the Institute of Philosophy ( IP )and Centre for the Study of the Senses ( CenSes ), contributed to BBC Radio 3’s, ‘ A history of the tongue ’ programme, a scholarly exploration of the tongue’s role in talk, tasting and love in early modern history. The programme was written and presented by Professor John Gallagher, historian and Arts and Humanities Research Council and Radio 3 New Generation Thinker.

What’s gone wrong with Zimbabwe?

Sunday 31 January 2021
Institute of Commonwealth Studies
Professor Henning Melber, senior research fellow at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies ( ICWS ), explores the political situation in Zimbabwe in The Conversation article ‘ President Mnangagwa claimed Zimbabwe was open for business. What’s gone wrong ’.

Professor Tsakiris on the 4th anniversary of ‘alternative facts’

Sunday 31 January 2021
Warburg Institute
Manos Tsakiris , professor of neurosciences at the Warburg Institute , has published a comment piece in Ekathimerini.com entitled ‘ The 4th anniversary of “alternative facts” ’. It revisits Donald Trump’s presidency and outlines his hope that the Biden presidency will replace ‘anger and fake news with empathy and scientific facts so that our beliefs about what we see can become more aligned with the facts of the lived experience of as many people as possible’.

Prof Murphy comments on Prince Harry’s new role away from the Royal Family

Saturday 30 January 2021
Institute of Commonwealth Studies
Professor Philip Murphy, director of the Institute of Commonwealth Studies ( ICWS ), is quoted in Daily Express and Daily Star articles about the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s Netflix and Spotify projects. These have drawn comparisons with Prince Edward, who set up a production company in the 1990s.

Parosmia: Covid-19’s weirdest symptom

Thursday 28 January 2021
Institute of Philosophy
Professor Barry C. Smith , director of the Institute of Philosophy ( IP ), is quoted in several media stories covering Covid-19’s weirdest symptom: loss of smell and taste. They include The Australian and BBC Online . Professor Smith also took part in BBC Radio 4’s Burns Night edition of The Kitchen Cabinet .

IP fellow on smell training for people suffering long-term loss of taste after Covid

Wednesday 27 January 2021
Institute of Philosophy
Chrissi Kelly, research fellow at the Institute of Philosophy ( IP ), discussed smell training on BBC Radio 4’s Today show (from 2:27:35) and BBC Radio 2’s Jeremy Vine programme (from 1:41:12). The founder of the UK-based charity AbScent, which supports people who no longer have the ability to smell, is also quoted in the BBC Online story ‘ Parosmia: “Since I had Covid, food makes me want to vomit” ’, the New York Times and the Guardian .

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