In the Media

In the media

Recent news items involving colleagues from the Faculty.

Radio: BBC World Service (22/06/17, 11.18pm) Dr Simon Warner (Music – AHC) explains his research looking at the male skew in headline acts at music festivals. https://goo.gl/6Crz5u Also mentioned on: BBC Solent https://goo.gl/iUrYxL

Festivals dominated by male acts, study shows, as Glastonbury begins (BBC News, 22/06/17) Dr Simon Warner (Music – AHC) argues that there are “a small number of groups who can actually generate consumer interest, and I think it's down to sheer economics.” https://goo.gl/KxMhY3

Welsh singer wins Chinese language song contest (Telegraph, 21/06/17) Student Gabriel Mayoral-Galindo (East Asian Studies) sang in the Chinese Song UK contest yesterday and was voted favourite by viewers on social media, although he didn’t win on the night. https://goo.gl/TCvP4R

Anita Pallenberg: how music’s muses are shortchanged by rock and roll misogyny (Conversation, by Professor Wheeler, 21/06/17) Professor Duncan Wheeler (Spanish – AHC) discusses the recent passing of Anita Pallenberg and Yoko Ono’s new credit for co-writing Imagine, previously attributed to John Lennon alone. https://goo.gl/77u9aJ

TV: Made in Leeds (20/06/17, 6.10pm) ‘Spring Flowers and Autumn Fruit’ is based on the ‘Writing Back’ project led by Dr Georgina Binnie (English – AHC) in which students from the School of English wrote to older people living in Leeds. It will be performed on June 23 and 24. https://goo.gl/L8JWeX from 11m50s

Play to tell stories of young and old pen pals (Yorkshire Post, 19/06/17) ‘Spring Flowers and Autumn Fruit’ is based on the ‘Writing Back’ project led by Dr Georgina Binnie (English – AHC) in which students from the School of English wrote to older people living in Leeds. It will be performed on June 23 and 24.

Trump and his Cuban promises (Al Jazeera, by Professor Barcia, 18/06/17) Professor Manuel Barcia (History – AHC) authors this piece arguing that it will be ordinary Cubans who will suffer from Trump's absurd foreign policy on Cuba. https://goo.gl/2h5dNG

Radio: BBC Kent - Breakfast (16/06/17, 7.30am) Dr Jonathan Ward (Media and Communication – AHC) talks about the role of arts-led regeneration in Kentish towns such as Thanet and Margate. https://goo.gl/W3AYi6  

Unheard voices (Yorkshire Post, 16/06/17) Poet Ian McMillan will speak at a public event on 20 June, following an afternoon conference organised by Dr Berkan Ulu (LCS – AHC) examining poetry written by those on all sides of the First World War conflict in Gallipoli. https://goo.gl/UYoV7J

TV: Renewed threat from chemical, biological weapons (Global Journalist, 15/06/17) Professor Edward Spiers (History – AHC) contributes to a discussion about the renewed threat of chemical and biological weapons for this NPR-affiliated programme. https://goo.gl/TfZ3YW

Radio: BBC Leeds - Gayle Lofthouse (14/06/17, 3.40pm) Dr Berkan Ulu (LCS – AHC) is interviewed about a conference and public event at Leeds City Museum on Tuesday looking at the poetic legacy of Gallipoli. https://goo.gl/o5WtvE

Bard of Barnsley at Gallipoli event (Yorkshire Evening Post, 14/06/17) Poet Ian McMillan will speak at a public event on 20 June, following an afternoon conference organised by Dr Berkan Ulu (LCS – AHC) examining poetry written by those on all sides of the First World War conflict in Gallipoli.

Tackling the deadly legacy of landmines (Yorkshire Evening Post, 12/06/2017) James Cowan, the chief executive of the landmine clearance charity The Halo Trust, is profiled ahead of a public lecture he is giving at the University later this week (Thursday). Lecture also mentioned in YEP on 10/06/17

TV: Channel 4 – Supershoppers (06/06/17, 8.40pm) Dr Mark Taylor (Design – AHC) tests a variety of running shirts for their ability to deal with sweat. https://goo.gl/HJZ8mY (from 5m58s)

Radio: BBC Kent (06/06/17, 5.35pm) Dr Simon Warner (Music – AHC) discusses Bob Dylan’s lecture which has been delivered in accepting his Nobel Prize in Literature. https://goo.gl/0nPYLs

Radio: BBC Radio Coventry and Warwickshire (05/06/17, 11.30am) Dr Simon Warner (Music – AHC) talks about The Beach Boys’ seminal Pet Sounds album. https://goo.gl/TCIC5U

Love letter to Leeds (Yorkshire Evening Post, 05/06/17) Playwright and alumna Zodwa Nyoni (MA, PCI – AHC) is interviewed ahead of a new play at West Yorkshire Playhouse, which opens this week. 

Play inspired by pen pals is to be performed in Leeds (Yorkshire Evening Post, 05/06/17) ‘Spring Flowers and Autumn Fruit’ is based on the ‘Writing Back’ project in which students from the School of English wrote to older people living in Leeds. It will be performed on June 23 and 24.

British elections and social media (BBC Russian Online, 02/06/17) Dr Vlad Strukov (LCS – AHC) writes about digital media and political activism. https://goo.gl/mfTr8m

Radio: BBC Radio Three Counties - Roberto Perrone (02/06/17, 5.54pm) Dr Simon Warner (Music - AHC) talks about the political protest song ‘Liar, Liar GE2017’, aimed at Theresa May, which currently cannot be played by radio stations as they must remain politically neutral. https://goo.gl/MH5gzw

What does it mean to be a first-time voter in the general election? (Vogue, by Chlöe French, 02/06/17) Undergraduate Chlöe French (English – AHC) explains the eagerness of her generation to get their voices heard in the upcoming general election. https://goo.gl/SUQaLg

Radio: PRI - The World (01/06/17) Dr Simon Warner (Music - AHC) contributes to this item marking the 50th anniversary of Sgt Pepper’s Heart Club Band. It was broadcast across US public radio stations. 

Report reveals the full brutality of anti-gay purges in Chechnya (Raw Story, USA, 01/06/17) PhD candidate Olga Andreevskikh (Languages, Cultures & Societies – AHC) discusses the Human Rights Watch report documenting the unlawful rounding up of more than 100 Chechen men suspected of homosexuality. https://goo.gl/IinwuQ

The Leeds announces annual piano festival (Classical Music, 01/06/17) The Leeds International Piano Competition has announced a major partnership with the Lang Lang International Music Foundation, and a new annual piano festival which will involve activities alongside the University. https://goo.gl/lRhcbA Also in: Yorkshire Evening Post 

Report reveals the full brutality of anti-gay purges in Chechnya (Conversation, 30/05/17) PhD candidate Olga Andreevskikh (Languages, Cultures & Societies – AHC) discusses the Human Rights Watch report documenting the unlawful rounding up of more than 100 Chechen men suspected of homosexuality. https://goo.gl/xjPgF2

Fashion matters: Young designers create a brave new world (Yorkshire Post, 27/05/17) Leeds students feature their designs in this showcase leading up to Graduate Fashion Week 2017, a launchpad for talented young designers following in some famous footsteps, starting in June. https://goo.gl/WxKkMi

Francis Bacon in the studio (El Cuaderno, Spanish magazine, by Prof Duncan Wheeler, May 2017) Professor Duncan Wheeler (Spanish – AHC) writes a piece on the Francis Bacon exhibition at the Guggenheim in Bilbao. https://goo.gl/Gb80JD

BBC Radio 4 In Our Time: (25/05/17 9am) Dr Matthew Treherne (Languages, Cultures and Societies – AHC) is a guest of Melvyn Bragg for this discussion about purgatory. https://goo.gl/3EyZW5

A century on: The First World War cemeteries that honour the fallen (Inews.co.uk 22/05/2017) Professor Alison Fell (French - AHC) heads the Legacies of War project, and discusses the role the Commonwealth War Graves Commission played in recording and identifying the deceased. Also in: The Independent https://goo.gl/OxjvjM

In memory of a revered monk (The Nation-Thailand 22/05/2017) Dr Martin Seeger (Languages - AHC) will take part in a roundtable discussion at the 2nd International Conference on Buddhadasa Studies in Bangkok, Thailand. https://goo.gl/uDLcos

TV: BBC Look North 21/05/2017 6.20pm) Student Maeve Campbell (French - AHC) is interviewed after spending time with other students encouraging homeless people in Leeds to register to vote ahead of today’s deadline. https://goo.gl/ybisi1

BBC Radio 5 Live (21/05/2017 11.38am) Dr Simon Warner (Music - AHC) discusses the legacy of the great Elvis Presley, and particularly the tendency for him to be forgotten. https://goo.gl/DUpb2I

'Broken promises' BBC (20/05/2017) Undergraduate Edward Thornley (History - AHC) is quoted saying that Brexit is more of an issue to students than tuition fee promises. https://goo.gl/dTn9FJ

BBC Radio Leeds (19/05/2017 12.10pm) Professor Stephen Coleman (Media & Communication - AHC) comments on the first TV debate, which had a distinct absence of the leaders of the Conservative and Labour parties. https://goo.gl/amVHmC

Radio: BBC World Service (18/05/2017 2.26pm) Professor Mark Williams (Languages, Cultures & Societies - AHC) discusses the Japanese Princess Mako, who has announced she will surrender her royal status in order to marry a 'commoner'. https://goo.gl/ThpzqG

BBC Radio Scotland (18/05/17 8.20am) Professor Stephen Coleman (Media & Communication - AHC) discusses the upcoming live TV debates for the general election, and certain people's refusal to participate. They start tonight on ITV at 8pm. https://goo.gl/OUwkZl

Can South Korea and China patch things up over THAAD? (CNN 18/05/17) Dr Adam Cathcart (History - AHC) comments on the strains felt between South Korea and China, since the deployment of a US missile defense system - THAAD - in South Korea. https://goo.gl/DS6D5t

Poem of the week: Sin Visits Me by Malika Booker (Guardian) Malika Booker, Douglas Caster Cultural Fellow in English (AHC), has her poem featured as the Guardian's poem of the week. https://goo.gl/rAkLCc

Is The ‘Clean Beauty’ Trend Cashing In On Climate Change? (Yahoo! Lifestyle UK and Ireland (17/05/2017) Dr Richard Blackburn (Design - AHC) explains that 'natural' ingredients used in beauty products can be just as toxic as synthetic chemicals, but endure far less scrutiny from regulators. https://goo.gl/AoNm3J

Strongman's man? Trump cozies up to controversial leaders (CNN 16/05/2017) Dr Adam Cathcart (History - AHC) discusses Trump's stance on North Korea and Kim Jong Un, including his latest willingness to meet him. Also in many smaller US news outlets. https://goo.gl/HP7Lp0

Suspicious minds Why Elvis's posthumous popularity is plummeting (The Guardian 16/05/2017) Professor David Hesmondhalgh (Media and Communication – AHC) argues that Elvis has fallen to the status of a “novelty act”, in this piece about why the singer’s posthumous popularity is plummeting. https://goo.gl/4BGLFb

I love kanye A final year student wrote his 10,000 word dissertation on rapper Kanye West (thesun.co.uk 16/05/2017) English student Harry Bainbridge wrote his final year dissertation on rapper Kanye West to examine Kanye's public identity and how that is consumed by the audience. It is titled: “I Love Kanye: Identity in the works of Kanye West”. https://goo.gl/Vulge9 - Also in print.

How I got my job... as a sports journalist (Glamour 15/05/2017) Alumna Jacqui Oatley (German Language and Literature, 1996) explains how women can get into the male-dominated sports journalism industry, and her path to commentating on Match of the Day. https://goo.gl/NnYm5K

Video: Music-lovers open their ears at Classic Album Sundays Xpats.com (14/05/17) Dorien Schampaert (Music - AHC) will be providing commentary at the next classic album listening experience, which features Radiohead's OK Computer. https://goo.gl/o8Dq0C

Story behind the First World War cemeteries and why they matter (Yorkshire Post 14/5/17) Professor Alison Fell (French - AHC) heads the Legacies of War project, and discusses the role the Commonwealth War Graves Commission played in recording and identifying the deceased. https://goo.gl/lXa4oK

Radio: BBC Radio Leeds (3pm 12/05/2017) Steve Ansell (Performance and Cultural Industries - AHC) talks about Saturday’s international one minute theatre festival – Gi60, held at stage@leeds. https://goo.gl/BvapVX

Labour policies drowned out by Corbyn memes | Letters (The Guardian 12/05/17) Prof Kate Oakley and Dr Nancy Thumim (both Media & Communications - AHC) co-sign this letter demanding the media look seriously at Labour's manifesto instead of lazily criticising Corbyn. https://goo.gl/nB7wvE

Thousands of people get switched on at Leeds Digital Festival events (Yorkshire Evening Post, 12/05/17) Col Needham, founder of IMDB, is mentioned for his appearance as a judge at the Short Film Prize in Digital Creativity film screening and award ceremony, organised by the Cultural Institute. https://goo.gl/z6UZI0

People don’t trust scientific research when companies are involved (Smithsonian Magazine, 11/05/17) Joseph Martin (PRHS – AHC) co-authors this article discussing a survey which assesses public trust in scientific research, and how that is affected by the organisations that are running and funding that work. https://goo.gl/1SPuZJ Originally in: The Conversation https://goo.gl/KjlmCN

Radio: Today (BBC Radio 4, 11/05/17) Dr Victoria Honeyman (POLIS – ESSL) comments on the working class vote in the Brexit era.https://goo.gl/YAQcjP

TV: Deutsche Welle TV (DW News, 10/05/17) Aidan Foster-Carter, research fellow in Sociology and modern Korea, gives his analysis of the presidential election in South Korea.

Share Dealing (Families Value of York magazine, May 2017) Researchers in the School of Education are inviting families to take part in a study of how family members share resources.

How to learn a language in super-fast time (Telegraph, 9/05/17) Caroline Campbell (Languages – AHC) believes that the best way to speed up your language-learning experience is to incorporate educational opportunities into your everyday life. https://goo.gl/KDYzY1

Macron’s real challenges all lie ahead (Yorkshire Post, 9/05/17) Dr Rachel Utley (History – AHC) on the challenges ahead for the new French President.

Radio: The Essay (BBC Radio 3, 08/05/17) Cultural historian Andrew Hussy cites the late Professor Philip Thody (French) in this essay about Roland Barthes. https://goo.gl/4laA3j

Radio: BBC Radio Leeds (07/05/17, 8.10am/6.40pm) Dr Tabish Khair, Leverhulme Visiting Professor (English – AHC), chats about his new book Jihadi Jane in which two West Yorkshire teenagers go to fight for Islamic State in Syria. https://goo.gl/ja3pF6 https://goo.gl/HOjI0N

Radio: BBC World Service (06/05/17, 2.40pm) Professor Derek Scott (Music – AHC) discusses the art of the croon, with actor and singer Clarke Peters. https://goo.gl/H18JyY

Radio: Georgey Spanswick (BBC Local Radio – all stations, 05/05/17) Two penpals from the Writing Back project run by Dr Georgina Binnie (English) are interviewed after meeting for the first time. https://goo.gl/U6pakd

North Korea claims CIA paid 'lumberjack' to assassinate Kim Jong-un with 'bio-chemical attack' (Telegraph, 05/05/17) Dr Adam Cathcart (History – AHC) argues that the allegations are more about confusing or counteracting rumours about how Kim Jong-nam was killed. https://goo.gl/zmzoV7

Gallery names its shortlisted artists (Hexham Courant, 04/05/17) Student Amy McCowie (Design – AHC) has been shortlisted for the second Gillian Dickinson North East Young Sculptor of the Year awards, and her work will be exhibited at the Cheeseburn in Newcastle from 20-29 May.https://goo.gl/Bkp2ef Also in: A-n The Artists https://goo.gl/OoOTPP

The right sort of wool (Land & Business, May edition) Research by The Wool Room and Dr Ningtao Mao (Design – AHC) found that wool bedding allows more moisture transmission out of its fibres than feather/down bedding, and is referenced here.

Radio: BBC Leeds (03/05/17, 8.50am) English students have been writing letters to pensioners in Leeds in the Writing Back project, led by Dr Georgina Binnie (English – AHC), and student Ian Simpson is recorded going to meet his pen pal Joyce. https://goo.gl/1VVGvm

Project which finds pen pals to unite lonely people in Yorkshire quadruples in size (YEP, 03/05/17) Over 120 English students have been writing letters to pensioners in Leeds in the Writing Back project, led by Dr Georgina Binnie (English – AHC), with quotes from student Ian Simpson. https://goo.gl/V3e44X Also in: Yorkshire Post https://goo.gl/n2yymL

Radio: BBC Radio 4 (02/05/17, 4.33pm) Dr Kate Dossett (History – AHC) talks about the life of Shirley Chisholm, who was the first black candidate for a major party's nomination for President of the United States, and the first woman to run for the Democratic Party's presidential nomination. https://goo.gl/v3KyuX

Radio: LBC (02/05/17, 2.52pm) Professor Stephen Coleman’s (Media and Communications - AHC) study looking at the influence of live TV debates in the 2015 election is referenced.

TV: The Big Questions (BBC One, 30/04/17) Dr Rachel Muers (PRHS – Arts) discusses rationing of NHS care according to lifestyle choices, and the effect of religious belief on how we treat one another. https://goo.gl/sjGNvg

Radio: Gabriela Montero: Improvisation Masterclass (BBC World Service, 29/04/17) Dr Rebecca Jarman (Languages, Cultures and Societies – Arts) talks about Venezuela as part of this profile of the Venezuelan pianist Gabriela Montero. https://goo.gl/33I3X7

Stephen Alford: Lessons for our time from the first Brexit (Evening Standard, Comment, 28/04/17) Professor Stephen Alford (History – Arts) explains what we can learn from the merchants who transformed London’s fortunes, the subject of his new book, London’s Triumph. https://goo.gl/Mr6WvH

Tudor tricks of the trade deal (The Times, 29/04/17) More positive coverage of Professor Stephen Alford’s (History – Arts) new book, London’s Triumph.  

Review of ‘London’s Triumph: Merchant Adventurers and the Tudor City by Stephen Alford (Times higher Edcuation, 27/04/17) A review of a new book by Professor Stephen Alford (History - Arts), London’s Triumph: Merchant Adventurers and the Tudor City.https://goo.gl/xZZnOU

Radio: LBC – UK National Radio (26/04/17) Professor Stephen Coleman (Media and Communications) has done a study into the impact of the 2015 election debates and discusses their impact and the importance of TV debates.

Guernica - Birth of the blitzkrieg that rained death on a quiet town (Yorkshire Post, 26/04/17) Dr Peter Anderson (History – Arts) explains the significance of the Nazis aerial bombing on Guernica, Spain, 80 years ago today, the first such attack on an undefended European town. https://goo.gl/jDbtbQ

Radio: BBC Leeds (24/04/17, 3.28pm) Students Joey Wright and Natasha Alan Smith (History – Arts) chat about the Sweepiana exhibition that they and other Leeds students have put on at the Leeds Central Library, looking at chimney sweeps throughout history. https://goo.gl/t01Szt

Radio: BBC Radio 4 / World Service (23/04/17, 3.49am) Alumnus M. G. Sanchez is a Gibraltarian novelist who discusses some of his work looking at the subject of Gibraltarian identity, in light of its controversy in Brexit. https://goo.gl/ud43KJ

Dani Garavelli: Democracy suffers as May plays it safe (Scotsman, 23/04/17) Professor Stephen Coleman (Media & Communication – Arts) led a survey of 10,000 people in 2015 which found that TV election debates were an important tool for reaching some sections of the population. https://goo.gl/sCGlL4

Uni filmmakers to be honoured (Yorkshire Evening Post, 22/04/17) The inaugural Short Film Prize in Digital Creativity has been established by the Cultural Institute, and films will premiere at the award ceremony today at a public event in Riley Smith Hall, with the founder of IMDB on the judging panel.

From yob to nabob: the astonishing rise of the Tudor merchant adventurer (Spectator, 22/04/17) A review of a new book by Professor Stephen Alford (History - Arts), London’s Triumph: Merchant Adventurers and the Tudor City. https://goo.gl/Z9iZOw

Blandford runner to take on the London Marathon for mental health charity (Blackmore Vale Magazine, 21/04/17) History student Annabel Downes takes on her first London Marathon to raise money for the Charlie Waller Memorial Trust, aiming to raise awareness and funds to help improve mental health.

'I've been mistaken for every other Asian woman you’ve ever seen on TV': Anita Rani (Daily Mail, 21/04/17) Alumnae and Countryfile host Anita Rani pinpoints her BBC job placement during her broadcasting and politics degree at Leeds as a key event that altered her life and career path in a Q&A. https://goo.gl/gPMCqq

Podcast: Public Radio International, USA (21/04/17) Dr Olivia Santovetti (Italian – Arts) discusses language and dialect in Italy, particularly around its unification in 1861, when only 2.5% of the population spoke Italian. https://goo.gl/9GsLby

Tony Harrison – the Yorkshire poet with an ear for the heartbeat of language (Yorkshire Post, 20/04/17)Alumnus and poet Tony Harrison celebrates his 80th birthday this month, and returns to Yorkshire for a special reading at Salt’s Mill on April 30 at 7pm. https://goo.gl/oGj3mk

The Leeds community cinema giving multiplexes a run for their money (i News, 20/04/17) The popular Oakwood Cinema was set up by a group of local volunteers and uses an old projector that was donated by the University of Leeds. https://goo.gl/7EhvO9

London’s Triumph by Stephen Alford - review (Guardian, 20/04/17) Professor Stephen Alford’s (History – Arts) newest book, which is about travel, trade deals and the rise of London as a global metropolis, is given a glowing review. https://goo.gl/TtFRqK

Shedding light on Sheridan’s Stafford work (Staffordshire Newsletter, 19/04/17) Dr Robert Jones and Dr Rachel Wilson (both English – Arts) are leading a project shedding light on the political achievements of the Stafford MP Richard Brinsley Sheridan, better known as a London theatre owner and playwright.

We need televised election debates (Guardian Letter, by Prof Stephen Coleman, 19/04/17) Professor Stephen Coleman (Media & Communication – Arts) explains the value of televised debates and argues that refusal by Theresa May to take part should not prevent them from happening. https://goo.gl/FPz6Bu

Theresa May says no to TV debates ahead of general election (The National, 19/04/17) Professor Stephen Coleman (Media & Communication – Arts) explains the value of televised debates to people uninterested in politics, and argues that they should be part of major political events. https://goo.gl/jPTUq6

Using theatre to explore the lure of online extremism (Yorkshire Post, 19/04/17) Philosophy (Arts) alumnus Javaad Alipoor is set to perform his one-man show, The Believers Are But Brothers, this week at Stage@Leeds as part of Transform 17, a theatre festival across Leeds. https://goo.gl/bCiWN9

Radio: BBC 5 Live (16/04/17, 7.34pm) Dr Simon Warner (Music - Arts) discusses songs from the Liverpool football terraces, including one taken from the 1956 Hitchcock film ‘The Man Who Knew Too Much’. https://goo.gl/7BlV35

Radio: BBC World Service (15/04/17, 8.09pm) Professor Diana Holmes (Centre for World Cinemas & Digital Cultures – Arts) talks about the Belle Epoque and what it meant for women, feminism and art in France. https://goo.gl/dXbSIe

Radio: BBC Leeds (13/04/17, 7.27am) An alumnus from the University-affiliated Bretton Hall College, Chris Clarkson, talks about his excellent time studying Theatre Acting and its influence on the industry. https://goo.gl/bhoZLE

Radio: BBC Radio 3 Lunchtime Concerts (12/04/17) The second of the week of Lunchtime Concerts with Joseph Middleton curating music performed during the Leeds Lieder Festival in the Clothworkers’ Centenary Concert Hall. https://goo.gl/MgGahB

Uganda: Stella Nyanzi, the vulgar activist, takes on the Pair-of-Buttocks-in-Chief (Daily Maverick, South Africa, 11/04/17) Dr Adriaan van Klinken (PRHS – Arts) says Stella Nyanzi, called a ‘crazy renegade’ by critics, stands in a long tradition of radical feminists in which ‘the personal is political’, the body is a site of political protest, and in which sexuality is linked to power. https://goo.gl/5HfVRo

Bringing a bit of history back to life (Yorkshire Evening Post, 11/04/17) Twin sisters and Leeds alumnae Chloe and Abigail Baldwin (Graphic Communication and Design) are launching their own range of vintage clothes and artefacts within a few months of graduating. https://goo.gl/b4GrFa

Radio: Owning Colour (BBC Radio 4, 11/04/17) Nicholas Ciccone (Design - Arts) explains the links between language and colour perception, and the surprising gender difference in response to colour – with females being more affected than males. https://goo.gl/XttKrp

Radio: BBC Radio 3 Lunchtime Concerts (11/04/17) This week of Lunchtime Concerts features Joseph Middleton curating music performed during the Leeds Lieder Festival in the Clothworkers’ Centenary Concert Hall. https://goo.gl/jLV3as

Radio: BBC Tees (10/04/17, 2.30pm) PhD candidate Kathryn Fox (Performance & Cultural Industries – Arts) encourages others to combine a PhD with a different career, such as her own as a stand up poet. https://goo.gl/uv5f0D

TV: Who do you think you are? (BBC Two, 10/04/17, 2.14pm) Professor Derek Scott (Music - Arts) helps actress Sheridan Smith learn more about her great-great-grandfather who played the banjo in 1886. https://goo.gl/oFRiHK

Radio: Owning Colour (BBC Radio 4, 10/04/17) Research into the physiological effects of colour by Professor Stephen Westland, Nicholas Ciccone and Soojin Lee (all Design - Arts) feature in this programme about the colour red. https://goo.gl/DG8l2u

Diplomatic dexterity needed from US (Yorkshire Post, by Prof Edward Spiers, 10/04/17) Professor Edward Spiers (English – Arts) comments on the unpredictability shown by Trump in firing 59 missiles at Shayrat in response to the chemical weapons attack at Khan Sheikhoum.

Radio: BBC Radio Scotland (09/04/17, 9.33am) Professor Edward Spiers (English – Arts) discusses global stocks of chemical weapons and the Chemical Weapons Convention. https://goo.gl/kFNtJR

Radio: Today (BBC Radio 4, 08/04/17) Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies alumnus Glyn Thompson discusses the controversy over the provenance of Marcel Duchamp’s ‘ready-made’ work The Fountain, a century after it was exhibited. https://goo.gl/DZaolY

Trump and Xi Jinping are at an impasse on how to deal with North Korea (South China Morning Post, by Dr Adam Cathcart, 08/04/17) Dr Adam Cathcart (History – Arts) discusses how the United States might seek to push Chinese sanctions, enforcement and trade with North Korea. https://goo.gl/xgFGzr

Radio: BBC Radio Wales (06/04/17, 5.26pm) Dr Simon Warner (Music – Arts) talks about music streaming and the ever-shortening introductions to songs in this new age of listening. https://goo.gl/pnmnWJ

Scientist is focus of talk (Ikley Gazette, 06/04/17) Dr Kersten Hall (PRHS – Arts) is to give a public lecture on the ‘forgotten’ scientist William Astbury, and his contribution to our understanding of DNA, at Rawdon Community Library at 2pm on Tuesday.

Day in the tide turned against Germany in the Great War (Yorkshire Post, 06/04/17) Professor Holger Afflerbach (History – Arts) comments on the trigger that led the US President, Woodrow Wilson, to order his troops to enter the conflict.

TV: BBC News (03/04/17, 7.46pm) Dr Adam Cathcart (History - Arts), comments on Trump’s recent claims that America will tackle the threat of North Korea, with or without the help of China. Also on Radio: BBC Wales https://goo.gl/hi1EHX

Radio: BBC Radio 4 (03/04/17, 1.51pm) Yesterday’s unidentified squirrel expert, PhD student Matthew Holmes (PRHS - Arts), shares his expertise on British squirrel history, including the grey’s introduction in 1890, and the red’s persecution. https://goo.gl/Bq2wcN Yesterday: Daily Express https://goo.gl/fkXXa3

Radio: Good Morning Scotland (BBC Radio Scotland, 03/04/17) Dr Duncan Wheeler (Languages, Cultures and Societies – Arts) comments on the reopening of arguments over Gibraltar’s future. https://goo.gl/CyhwgW

Radio: BBC Leeds (02/04/17, 1.12pm) Dr Seán McLoughlin (PRHS – Arts) discusses the recent conference he organised on Gender and Muslim Spaces, and women-led mosques. https://goo.gl/D5cEa9 Also on: BBC Radio Sheffield (including community debate) https://goo.gl/HVtKvl

Radio: BBC Lancashire/Manchester/Leeds/Sheffield (02/04/17, 6.09pm) Dr Seán McLoughlin (PRHS – Arts) discusses the recent conference he organised on Gender and Muslim Spaces, and women-led mosques. https://goo.gl/8GY5Tj

Radio: BBC Ulster (02/04/17, 6.23pm) A new BBC2 NI TV series is discussed called Wayfaring Stranger, which will feature Professor David Cooper (Music – Arts). https://goo.gl/3tVKKO

Children challenged to create an opera in a week (Yorkshire Evening Post, 01/04/17) Youngsters are being challenged to create an opera in just five days during the Easter holidays, in the Opera North Opera Challenge in the School of Music this week.