SAS in the media

Being Human celebrates Derby's rich heritage

Monday 19 October 2020
School of Advanced Study
Being Human, the School of Advanced Study's annual festival of the humanities , is highlighted in the  Derbyshire Record Office  blog. The article focuses on the University of Derby’s hub events celebrating the county’s rich heritage as a global industrial powerhouse. 

Exploring the vibrant Afro-Sri Lankan community

Saturday 17 October 2020
Institute of Commonwealth Studies
Dr Shihan de Silva Jayasuriya , senior research fellow at the School of Advanced Study's Institute of Commonwealth Studies ( ICWS ), is quoted in a  Serendib News  article about the Afro-Sri Lankan community, whose culture is in danger of extinction. 

IP director discusses eating noises and people's aversion to fennel

Saturday 17 October 2020
Institute of Philosophy
Professor Barry Smith , director of the Institute of Philosophy ( IP ) and Centre for the Study of the Senses ( CenSes ), took part in BBC Radio 4’s  Kitchen Cabinet  culinary panel show. He ran a Marmite sound-taste experiment and discussed the eating noises, misophonia and ASMR (autonomous sensory meridian response), as well as people’s aversion to the flavour of fennel (anethole).

ICWS fellow on Namibia's young election contenders and Germany's colonial amnesia

Friday 16 October 2020
Institute of Commonwealth Studies
Professor Henning Melber , senior research fellow at the School of Advanced Study's Institute of Commonwealth Studies ( ICWS ), comments, in  The Namibian , on the nomination of young contestants in Namibia’s upcoming regional council and local authority elections. Elsewhere, in  Afrika Süd , he has published a  retrospective  on the West German solidarity movement with southern Africa, and an article arguing against the recurrent  colonial amnesia in Germany . Both Afrika Süd articles are in German.

IALS fellow features in 'Phenomenal Women' exhibition

Thursday 15 October 2020
Institute of Advanced Legal Studies
Professor Diamond Ashiagbor , senior associate research fellow at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies ( IALS ), features in ‘ Phenomenal Women: Portraits of UK Black Female Professors ’, a photographic exhibition honouring Britain’s ‘invisible’ academics.

Prof Churchwell on how America's political institutions have coped with the last four years

Thursday 15 October 2020
School of Advanced Study
Professor Sarah Churchwell , public engagement chair at the University of London's School of Advanced Study and American literature professorial fellow at the Institute of English Studies ( IES ), discusses America's political institutions and how well they’ve withstood the stress of the last four years on the  Talking Politics  podcast, hosted by David Runciman, professor of politics, University of Cambridge.

Why stinky fish smell pleasant to some people in Iceland

Monday 12 October 2020
Institute of Philosophy
Professor Barry Smith , director of the Institute of Philosophy ( IP ) and its Centre for the Study of the Senses ( CenSes ), discusses, on  BBC Coventry and Warwickshire  (2 hour and 35 minutes in), a new study about people in Iceland. It reveals that many of them have a gene variant making stinky fish smell pleasant to them and increasing their liking for liquorice and cinnamon. 

Call to protect academic freedom in overseas partnerships

Monday 12 October 2020
Human Rights Consortium
The model code of conduct launched by the Academic Freedom and Internationalisation Working Group ( AFIWG ) has garnered interest from a range of national and international media outlets. Stories have appeared in  The Times here  and  here ,  Research Professional News  the  Times Higher Education ,  Guardian ,  Mirage News ,  Deutsche Welle China and Epoch Times . Interviews are also being conducted by the German/French broadcaster, TV ARTE.

World of uncertainty draws Ottawa and London into a new mini-alliance

Friday 9 October 2020
Institute of Commonwealth Studies
Dr Sue Onslow , senior research fellow at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies ( ICWS ), has been quoted in Canada’s Globe and Mail story, ‘ World of uncertainty draws Ottawa and London into a new mini alliance ' (behind a paywall).

Being Human in Peterborough Telegraph

Friday 9 October 2020
School of Advanced Study
Being Human , the School of Advanced Study’s annual celebration the humanities, features in the  Peterborough Telegraph . The story focuses on UCL and King’s College London’s  King Oswald’s Raven  online event at Peterborough Cathedral, 12 November.

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