SAS in the media

Professor Smith discusses airplane food and fast track undergraduate degrees

Wednesday 19 April 2017
Institute of Philosophy
Professor Barry C Smith , director of the Institute of Philosophy ( IP ) and founder of the Centre for the Study of the Senses ( CenSes ), states in the Daily Mail that ‘The environment of an aircraft is about the most hostile to having a good dining experience that you could imagine.’ The article has been picked up by the Daily Mail (Ireland), the African Seer , the New Zealand Herald , IOL , The Lad Bible and the Metro .

Sweet land of liberty

Wednesday 12 April 2017
Institute of Advanced Legal Studies
James Michael , senior associate research fellow at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies ( IALS ), comments on a TLS piece on the internment of Japanese-Americans during the Second World War, which he says was ‘even more shameful’ than the article suggests.

Professor Churchwell comments of Marilyn Monroe and Sylvia Plath

Wednesday 12 April 2017
School of Advanced Study
Professor Sarah Churchwell , public engagement chair and professorial fellow in American literature at the Institute of English Studies ( IES ), features in the Channel 4 [link expires on 3 May] documentary ‘Marilyn Monroe: auction of a lifetime’. Professor Churchwell’s contributions are at: 12:30–13:50; 27:37–28:00; 34:38–34:49; 34:58–35:20; 37:17–37:44; 40:49–40:57 and 44:30–45:10. Meanwhile, in The Guardian , she comments on the discovery of Sylvia Plath’s letters in an article entitled ‘Sylvia Plath, a voice that can’t be silenced’.

Generous Robert gave much hope from rope

Wednesday 12 April 2017
Institute of English Studies
Dr Cynthia Johnson’s talk on Robert Hart’s collection at Blackburn Museum and Art Gallery is picked up by the Lancashire Telegraph (print). The Institute of English Studies ( IES ) tutor and associate research fellow is working on a project that is designed to preserve and showcase the industrialist’s unique collection of rare artefacts.

The African middle class(es) – in the middle of what?

Tuesday 11 April 2017
Institute of Commonwealth Studies
Professor Henning Melber , senior research fellow at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies ( ICWS ), has an article in the latest issue of the Review of African Political Economy . Entitled The African middle class(es) – in the middle of what? , it examines the background and assumptions of the debate around this middle class phenomenon that has become a popular subject in African studies. A South African edition of his 2016 publication, The Rise of Africa’s Middle Class , is now available.

Professor Hussey on the French riots

Monday 10 April 2017
School of Advanced Study
Professor Andrew Hussey discusses, in the Dutch-language Belgian magazine Humo (behind a paywall), the causes behind the disturbances in France’s banlieues (suburbs). During the interview the director of the School of Advanced Study's Centre for Postcolonial Studies ( CPS ) explained what happened when he once accidentally found himself in the middle of a fight between ‘youths’ (the French media code word for Arab and black young men from disadvantaged areas) and the police. 

Benson Lecture at Truro Cathedral

Monday 10 April 2017
Institute of English Studies
Michelle Brown , professor emerita at the Institute of English Studies ( IES ), features in the Cornish Guardian , the Camborne and Falmouth Packet , West Briton, Cornish Today , Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News , Yeovil Express , Bridgwater Mercury and the Somerset County Gazette . The articles all focus on her 18 April Benson lecture at Truro Cathedral, a consideration of the forms in which Britain’s Celtic and Anglo-Saxon peoples first encountered the Bible, and of how its teachings impacted upon society.

Empathy and the jury selection process

Friday 7 April 2017
Institute of Advanced Legal Studies
The forthcoming Compassion: child and family law symposium organised by the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (IALS), has been highlighted in Psychology Today  and Yahoo! Finance . Both articles are written by Mark B Baer, a Californian lawyer and one of the conference speakers.

ICWS ‘media freedom’ event in the news

Thursday 6 April 2017
Institute of Commonwealth Studies
The recent two-day ‘The Commonwealth and Challenges to Media Freedom’ event held by the Institute of Commonwealth Studies ( ICWS ), features on the News Media Association and Unesco websites.

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