SAS in the media

Compassionate counsel

Wednesday 22 March 2017
Institute of Advanced Legal Studies
Dermot Feenan , associate research fellow at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies ( IALS ), explores, in Counsel Magazine , the place of compassion in legal practice.

The uncommon senses

Monday 20 March 2017
Institute of Philosophy
Professor Barry C Smith , director of the Institute of Philosophy ( IP ) and founder of the Centre for the Study of Senses ( CenSes ), explores the multisensory world in a new BBC Radio 4 series, The Uncommon Senses. It comprises the following ten 15-minute episodes:  Making sense of the senses  (20 March); Interoception  (21 March); The predictive brain  (22 March); Dinnertime: a multisensory extravaganza!  (23 March); Smell, emotion and memory  (24 March); The Magic of Touch (27 March); The Eyes Have It (28 March); How to Stand Up (29 March).

What happens when the Queen dies?

Friday 17 March 2017
Institute of Commonwealth Studies
Professor Philip Murphy , director of the Institute of Commonwealth Studies ( ICWS ), features in a Stuff.co.nz article exploring the procedures that will be put in place should the Queen die, and whether Prince Charles will inherit her position as head of the Commonwealth. The latter is not hereditary and Professor Murphy points out that ‘It’s a complete grey area.’

Uncovering the German genocide of the Namibian people

Friday 17 March 2017
Institute of Commonwealth Studies
Professor Henning Melber , senior research fellow at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies ( ICWS ) discusses the German genocide of the Namibian people in the New African magazine.

Namibia: grown up after a generation into independence, but not yet mature

Thursday 16 March 2017
Institute of Commonwealth Studies
Professor Henning Melber , senior research fellow at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies ( ICWS ), commemorates in The Conversation , Namibia’s 27th independence anniversary with an article entitled ‘ Namibia: grown up after a generation into independence, but not yet mature’. Namibia (formerly known as South West Africa) gained its independence from South African rule on 21 March 1990.

SHL in the Italian media for loaning books to Treaty of Rome exhibition

Wednesday 15 March 2017
Senate House Library
Senate House Library’s loan of several books from its Goldsmiths Library to the Italian Senate, has been acknowledged in Arezzo Web and Affari Italiani articles (in Italian). They highlight a new Italian exhibition celebrating the 60th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Rome, which took place on 25 March 1957.

Appeals for aid to fight Horn of Africa famine ignore the plight of Eritreans

Wednesday 15 March 2017
Institute of Commonwealth Studies
Martin Plaut , senior research fellow at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies ( ICWS ) applauds the international community for finally waking up to the critical situation across the Horn of Africa. But, he writes in The Conversation , ‘in the rush to provide help to those facing starvation one community has been ignored: Eritreans.’ The story has been picked up by Yahoo! UK .

A conversation with philosophy Expert Johan Siebers

Wednesday 15 March 2017
Institute of Modern Languages Research
Dr Johan Siebers , associate fellow at the Institute of Modern Languages Research ( IMLR ), speaks to Thrive Global about the philosophical aspects of the new digital age. In the interview he tackles artificial intelligence, consciousness and the organic unity of semantics and syntax.

Images of America

Wednesday 15 March 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 on the BBC Radio 3 Free Thinking programme where she discusses Donald Trump and explores the changing idea of The American Dream and America First and the way these ideas are represented in political rhetoric, art and fiction.

Is the Dollmaker the latest ‘rediscovered’ masterpiece?

Monday 13 March 2017
School of Advanced Study
Professor Sarah Churchwell , public engagement chair and professorial fellow in American literature at the Institute of English Studies ( IES ), reviews Harriette Arnow’s The Dollmaker for the New Statesman under the heading: ‘Is the Dollmaker the latest “rediscovered” masterpiece?’.

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