SAS in the media

Is horse so bad? We all drink Napoleon’s urine

Friday 29 March 2013
Institute of Philosophy
Professor Colin Blakemore's article in The Times looks at the pointlessness of fastidious food labelling. Colin is Professor of Neuroscience and Philosophy and Director of the  Institute of Philosophy's  Centre for the Study of the Senses. Read the article on The Times website 

We’re able to take lead

Thursday 28 March 2013
School of Advanced Study
Professor Roger Kain, Dean and Chief Executive, talks to Times Higher Education about the successful outcome of the School’s funding review by HEFCE. Read the article on the THE website 

Votes for Victorian Women

Monday 18 March 2013
Institute of Historical Research
Professor Miles Taylor , Director of the Institute of Historical Research, is interviewed by Sarah Richardson as part of her broadcast on Victorian women’s involvement in politics on Radio 4's Document. Listen to the podcast on the BBC website 

Professor Barry Smith talks about the sense of taste on BBC Radio 4

Sunday 17 March 2013
Institute of Philosophy
Professor Barry Smith , Institute of Philosophy  , on Radio 4’s Food Programme, explained how our sense of taste develops throughout our lifetimes, and what happens when we lose it, through old age, illness or injury. He discussed alterations in how we taste things with Marlena Spieler, a food writer who lost her sense of taste following a road accident.  Listen to the podcast on the BBC website 

China 2013: What next? conference features on Propeller TV news

Wednesday 27 February 2013
Institute of Commonwealth Studies
The Institute of Commonwealth Studies' conference China 2013: What next? , held in Chancellors Hall on the 22nd January 2013, was aired on Chinese television channel Propeller TV news, which broadcasts to over 10 million people across 45 countries. Speakers on the day included Professor Stephen Chan (SOAS), Jonathan Fenby (Writer and China specialist), Carrie Gracie (BBC), George Magnus (UBS Investment Bank), and Professor Rana Mitter (University of Oxford). Watch the Propeller TV coverage

Sell this, and we sell out our science heritage

Monday 21 January 2013
Institute of Philosophy
As The Royal Institution is in serious trouble, Professor Colin Blakemore writes in the Times why saving it should be a matter of national pride. Read the article on the Times website 

Institute of Classical Studies' John North on In Our Time: The cult of Mithras

Thursday 27 December 2012
Institute of Classical Studies
Professor  John North , Acting Director of the Institute of Classical Studies , was one of the discussants on Melvyn Bragg’s weekly ‘In Our Time’ programme on BBC Radio 4 on 27 December 2012. The subject of the programme was the cult of Mithras, a mystery religion that existed in the Roman Empire from the 1st to the 4th centuries AD. Listen to the podcast on the BBC website

Paul Archbold "Nine Memos" performed on Radio 3's Hear & Now

Saturday 15 December 2012
Institute of Musical Research
"Nine Memos" by Professor Paul Archbold, Director of the Institute of Musical Research, was performed by Arditti String Quartet on Radio 3's Hear & Now on 15 December 2012. Listen to the podcast on the Hear & Now page

In science, we must speculate to accumulate

Monday 3 December 2012
Institute of Philosophy
Professor Colin Blakemore, Professor of Neuroscience and Philosophy and Director of Institute of Philosophy's Centre for the Study of the Senses, writes for the Times on why The Chancellor should plough his technology windfall back into discovery and invention. Read the article on the Times website 

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