In the Media

In the media

Recent news items involving colleagues from the Faculty.

August 2018

Calendar (ITV 1 Yorkshire - Clip Available, 6.10pm, 08/08/2018) Professor Edward Spiers (History - AHC) discusses the Battle of Amiens, which began 100 years ago yesterday, which was the beginning of the end of the First World War.

The marching band of new music (Echo,  06/08/2018) Professor Martin Iddon (AHC - Music) composition workshop with Gunnhildur Einarsdottír is featured (In German)
A composition by Professor Iddon aired on BBC Radio 3's Hear and Now programme on 28.7.2018.


The restaurant that helped welcome early Indian immigrants to the UK has been saved (Inews.co.uk  02/08/2018) Professor William Gould (History, AHC) comments on news that London’s India Club has been saved from demolition after a campaign to fend off developers. Westminster Council has turned down a planning application due to the restaurant’s cultural and historical importance as an arrival place for immigrants to the UK in the 1950s and 60s. Also in the Guardian


Revealing German PoW camp (BBC Look North, 01/08/2018) An archeological dig is taking place in Raikeswood estate near Skipton, which was one of 500 or so to hold German prisoners during the First World War. Anne Buckley (Languages Cultures & Societies) has gathered and is translating diaries left behind by the officers.

German PoW camp in the Dales finally gives up its secrets (Yorkshire Post, 01/08/2018) A feature on the archeological dig, quoting Anne Buckley (Languages Cultures & Societies) who is gathering translated diaries left behind by the officers.

Off mic – Why women are still struggling to break football’s punditry glass ceiling (Geographical, 01/08/2018) Dr Jairo Lugo-Ocando (Media & Communication - AHC) comments on women's sport being overlooked by the news media.



July 2018

Rising stars of new music (SWR (in German) 31/07/2018) Dr Oliver Thurley (Music - AHC) has been awarded the Kranichstein Music Prize for Composition, at the Darmstadt Summer Course for New Music.
Also in: Allgemeine Zeitung (in German) & NMZ (in German)

Jazz Journal (Scan available 26/07/2018) A book co-edited by Dr Simon Warner (Music - AHC) receives another favourable review.

Music on the Brink of Destruction (Radio: BBC 3, 23/07/18, 9.57pm) Dr David Fligg (Music - AHC) discusses a project he is working on called Performing the Jewish Archive, and a critical biography he is writing on the composer and pianist Gideon Klein (Originally Broadcast in January 2017).

Xeros making waves by developing a way of reducing water usage in washing machines (Daily Mail 21/7/2018) University spin-out company Xeros (from the School of Design) is developing a way to cut water usage in washing machines by up to 80%, and has just signed a major deal with a Chinese laundry equipment firm.

Germany in decline? I beg to differ (The Conversation 20/7/2018) Dr Ingo Cornils (Languages, Cultures & Societies - AHC) explains how the media's negative narrative about Germany is not accurate, and highlights why Germany is thriving.

Terrorist attacks against Sikhs in Afghanistan: The destiny of a persecuted people (SikhNet 09/07/2018
Dr Jasjit Singh (PRHS - AHC) talks about the history of the Sikh community in Afghanistan and their future, following a recent suicide bombing in the city Jalalabad that killed prominent leaders of the Afghan Sikh community

Radio: BBC Leeds Radio (08/07/18, 7:11pm) Dr Jasjit Singh (PRHS - AHC) talks about the history of the Sikh community in Afghanistan, following a recent suicide bombing in the city Jalalabad that killed leadership members of the Afghan Sikh community.

The Middle Ages Actually Aren't Just About The Peoples Of Europe (Forbes 05/07/2018) A delegate to this week's International Medieval Congress (History - AHC) praises the richness and variety of research presented at this year's event.

The economics of the hajj (ACCA 03/07/2018) Professor Seán McLoughlin (PRHS - AHC) is quoted discussing the hajj, the annual pilgrimage of Muslims to Mecca, which is a logistical challenge for Saudi Arabia.

Bookshop of the Month (Yale Books 03/07/2018) Yale University Press' blog uses the context of this week's International Medieval Congress to pay a visit to Ampleforth Abbey Bookshop in North Yorkshire.Horrors of war from rediscovered diary.

Go to the AHC in the Media Archive to see articles before this date.