In the Media

In the media

Recent news items involving colleagues from the Faculty.

Anniversary of campaigning women's group (Telegraph and Argus, 21/08/2017) PhD student Eve Haskins (History - AHC) co-authors this article about next month's centenary anniversary of Bradford Woman's Humanity League, who held a demonstration for peace on September 9, 1917. http://www.thetelegraphandargus.co.uk/tahistory/featuresnostalgiapasttimes/15486632.Anniversary_of_campaigning_women__39_s_group/?ref=rss

What's on guide (Yorkshire Evening Post, 21/08/2017) The Opera North Orchestra Camp takes place this week at the School of Music, allowing 10-18 year olds chance to learn how to play in an orchestra. https://article.signalmedia.co/d8d06874-aeae-4450-a940-5758057c0379

A laundering dilemma (International Dyer, August edition) PhD student Philippa Hill (Design - AHC) writes about the release of synthetic microfibers from clothing during laundering (Page 37). http://www.wtin.com/Mags/InternationalDyerIssue42017/index.html

Vigour and inertia in China's North Korean discourse (East Asia Forum, 17/08/2017) Dr Adam Cathcart (History - AHC) argues that China's approach to the Korean peninsula embodies that of both a decisive power, and an impotent observer. http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2017/08/17/vigour-and-inertia-in-chinas-north-korea-discourse/

About Method: Experimenters, snake venom, and the history of writing scientifically, by Jutta Schickore (Times Higher Education, 17/08/2017) Emeritus Professor Geoffrey Cantor (PRHS - AHC) authors this article discussing Jutta Schikore's book 'About Method', which gives an overview of the development of the written scientific method. https://www.timeshighereducation.com/books/review-about-method-jutta-schickore-university-of-chicago-press

A-Level results: Graphic role for former Solihull College student just one year after results (Birmingham Mail, 16/08/2017) Alexander Conway (Design - AHC) talks about his enjoyable first year of studying graphic and communication design, and his selection by local software company called X-Lab to join them for a one-year contract as their graphic designer. http://www.birminghammail.co.uk/special-features/level-results-graphic-role-former-13484804#ICID=nsm

Seven Days in Summer: Countdown to Partition (BBC 2, 15/08/2017) Professor William Gould (History - AHC) features in this documentary about the partition of India and Pakistan 70 years ago, in which millions of people became refugees and violence erupted, as people had to move to cope with the new border. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p059jt1j

Radio: BBC Kent (BBC Radio Kent, 15/08/2017) Professor William Gould (History - AHC) is interviewed for the 70th anniversary of the partition and independence of India and Pakistan, in which he says approximately 1 million people lost their lives, and 12 millions people were displaced along the new border. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p05b88ky#playt=2h51m

5 live Breakfast (BBC Radio 5 Live, 15/08/2017) Professor William Gould (History - AHC) explains what happened at the partition of India and Pakistan 70 years ago, in which millions of people became refugees and violence erupted, as they had to move to cope with the new border. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b090lld5#playt=38m23s 

Get to know who is Anita Rani: BBC Countryfile, Watchdog and My Family, Partition and Me: India 1947 presenter (The Sun, 14/08/2017) Alumna Anita Rani (Media and Communication - AHC) is a popular BBC TV presenter who has hosted Countryfile, Watchdog and is currently fronting a series about the partition of India. https://www.thesun.co.uk/tvandshowbiz/3705630/anita-rani-host-watchdog-countryfile-partition-india-bbc

Beyond Belief (BBC Radio 4, 14/08/2017) Professor William Gould (History - AHC) joins a panel with Ernie Rea to discuss B. R. Ambedkar's role in forming modern India, on the 70th anniversary of the partition and independence of India and Pakistan. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b090wtq1

Radio: BBC Lancashire (BBC Radio Lancashire, 14/08/2017) Professor William Gould (History - AHC) discusses the history of Britain's colonial rule in Pakistan, on the 70th anniversary of Pakistan's independence. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p05bb5w2#playt=2h16m38s

Rev-ing to go: Who is Rev Richard Coles? Ex-Communards pop star and Strictly Come Dancing 2017 contestant (The Sun, 11/08/2017) Alumnus Rev Richard Coles (MA Theology and Religious Studies 2005) has been names as taking part in BBC Strictly Come Dancing 2017 and this article takes a look at his life achievements. https://www.thesun.co.uk/tvandshowbiz/2890624/rev-richard-coles-presenter-strictly-communards/

Also in: The Tab https://thetab.com/uk/kings/2017/08/12/kings-alumni-and-reverend-becomes-5th-contestant-in-new-strictly-come-dancing-series-15428

China wont stop N. Korea (Reuters, 10/08/2017) Dr Adam Cathcart (History - AHC) explains the relationship between China and North Korea in this podcast, plus what the border looks like and what happens when Chinese border guards interrogate you. http://www.reuters.com/article/us-warcollege-10aug-idUSKBN1AQ291

North Korea Dr Adam Cathcart (FAHACS) and senior honorary research fellow Aiden Foster Carter are quoted extensively over Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un's escalating comments about military capabilities.

Sky News https://article.signalmedia.co/1ec1bec9-21f3-4f1c-a861-693b9ca44651?u=f9157888-8859-4dec-89cc-3ce73fc5de40&origin=news-monitoring-app 

The Independent http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/north-korea-us-donald-trump-fire-fury-war-nuclear-world-three-3-kim-jong-un-a7884646.html

Times of India http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/us/are-the-us-and-north-korea-on-the-brink-of-nuclear-war/articleshow/59999974.cms

The Globe and Mail (Canada) https://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/world/trumps-fire-and-fury-parallels-north-korean-rhetoric-but-raises-fears/article35919074/

RTE Radio Ireland

At least 10 BBC local radio stations

BBC Radio Scotland

BBC Radio Leeds

Leeds in Wartime (BBC Radio Leeds, 08/08/2017) Dr Jessica Meyer (Arts, Humanities and Cultures) discussed wartime heroism in relation to a service in Hunslet, Leeds, to commemorate William Butler who was awarded the VC for actions in France in 1917. Clip available.

Roger Keech (Guardian, 08/08/2017) The Guardian has published a tribute to Roger Keech, TV producer/director who worked with journalism students at the University (Arts, Humanities and Cultures), who died recently. https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2017/aug/08/roger-keech-obituary

Baryshnikov Arts Centre Presents Dorothée Munyaneza in New York Premiere of Unwanted (Broadway World, 07/08/2017) Leeds alumnus Barry Clark (Fine Arts) is part of a production of the play Unwanted, due to be performed in New York. http://www.broadwayworld.com/bwwdance/article/Baryshnikov-Arts-Center-Presents-Dorothe-Munyaneza-in-New-York-Premiere-of-UNWANTED-20170807

ITV 1 Yorkshire West (ITV, 05/08/2017) Archaeologists are currently working to discover more about a German Prisoner camp in Skipton during the First World War. Lecturer Anne Buckley (Language Centre - Arts) is a part of the project and the translation of the German prisoner diaries. (Clip not currently available)

Dazed, Crazed and Bloodied (London Review of Books, 03/08/2017) Professor Duncan Wheeler (Spanish, FAHACS) writes on the subject of bullfighting in Europe and how any ban must be part of a wider re-appraisal of our relationship with the animal kingdom. https://www.lrb.co.uk/v39/n16/letters

Radio: BBC Wales (BBC Radio Wales, 01/08/2017) Dr Rebecca Jarman (Languages, Cultures & Societies - AHC) discusses political tensions in Venezuela as President Nicolás Maduro is criticised for jailing two opposition leaders. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b08yztwr#playt=1h34m

Radio: BBC 5 Live (BBC 5 Live, 31/07/2017) Dr Jessica Meyer (History - AHC) gives an overview of the 3rd battle of Ypres, also known as the battle of Passchendaele, which took place during the First World War, 100 years ago yesterday. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b08z940b#playt=2h8m12s

White House must conquer its own chaos and stop improvising to have a robust dialogue with Pyongyang (South China Morning Post, 30/07/2017) Dr Adam Cathcart (History - AHC) says Donald Trump’s preoccupation with the Russian collusion scandal shows signs of breaking down the US message on North Korea. http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/2103360/white-house-must-conquer-its-own-chaos-and-stop-improvising

Last post for the victims of Passchendaele (Yorkshire Post, 29/07/2017) Professor Holger Afflerbach (History - AHC) explains why Passchendaele was one of the greatest disasters of the First World War, which soldiers thought was even worse than the Somme. http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/last-post-for-the-victims-of-passchendaele-1-8675806

Toussaint Louverture; A Black Jacobin in the Age of Revolutions (KPFA 94.1FM, Berkeley, 27/07/2017) Dr Christian Hogsbjerg (Centre for African Studies - AHC) features in a podcast to discuss his book on the lead of the only successful slave revolt in history. https://kpfa.org/episode/letters-and-politics-july-27-2017/

Unearthed after a century: Remarkable story of forgotten PoW camp in the Dales (Yorkshire Post, 27/07/2017) Lecturer Anne Buckley (Language Centre - Arts) discusses the prisoner camp that was in Skipton during the First World War, revealed by German diaries rediscovered in Skipton recently. http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/unearthed-after-a-century-remarkable-story-of-forgotten-pow-camp-in-the-dales-1-8670703

Also in: Musical Instrument Professional https://goo.gl/Ng4AKe

Kitty Lux obituary (The Guardian, 25/07/2017) An obituary of Fine Art alumna and co-founder of the Ukelele Orchestra of Great Britain, Kitty Lux. https://www.theguardian.com/music/2017/jul/25/kitty-lux-obituary

Also in: Musical Instrument Professional https://goo.gl/xoXX8M

Radio (BBC Leeds, 24/07/2017, 5.10pm) Dr Georgia Testa (PRHS - AHC) discusses the ethical decisions faced by the parents of Charlie Gard, who yesterday dropped the legal battle to take him abroad for treatment. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p057wg9y#playt=2h9m47s     

Government media policy means BBC pay inequality is likely to grow worse (The Conversation, 24/07/2017) Dr David Lee (Media & Communication - AHC) and Dr Kim Allen (Sociology & Social Policy - ESSL) have co-authored this article looking at the Government's influence on the gender pay gap within the BBC, and the wider issue of income inequality across Britain. https://theconversation.com/government-media-policy-means-bbc-pay-inequality-is-likely-to-grow-worse-81411

What happened to the French army after Dunkirk (The Conversation, 20/07/2017) Dr Nina Wardleworth (Languages, Cultures and Societies - AHC) discusses the story of the French army after the Dunkirk evacuation. Christopher Nolan's 'Dunkirk', depicting the British Story, comes out today. https://theconversation.com/what-happened-to-the-french-army-after-dunkirk-80854

World War One project gets cash boost (Craven Herald, 20/07/2017) A project exploring the impact of World War One on Skipton has secured a £96,700 grant from the National Lottery. Focusing on the town's Raikes Prisoner of War camp, the scheme includes a student translation project overseen by Anne Buckley (Languages, Cultures and Societies - AHC), examining a diary written by German prisoners. The story is this week's main front page item. http://www.cravenherald.co.uk/news/15421259.World_War_One_project_gets_cash_boost/?ref=twtrec

Wool Structures (The Times, 19/07/2017) In this letter to the Editor, Dr Kersten Hall (Philosophy, Religion and History of Science - AHC), points out the contribution to science as well as the economy made by the textiles industry, thanks to the work of William Astbury at the University. https://article.signalmedia.co/8d0740c4-0486-499e-99e0-486785564d46

Radio: BBC Leeds (17/07/17, 2:25pm) Dr Richard De Ritter (English - AHC) talks about Jane Austen and her work on the eve of the 200th anniversary of her death. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p057cr1j#playt=2h25m43s

Radio: BBC Leeds (17/07/2017, 1.36pm) Georgia Testa (Philosophy, Religion and History of Science - AHC) discusses the debate around whether terminally ill people should be able to ask their doctor to let them pass away. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p057cr1j#playt=1h38m40s

Small-cap focus: Innovators (Financial Times, 14/07/2017) A review of innovative companies from the North and Midlands of England, including Xeros, a spin-out from the University and the maker of the near-waterless washing machine, which has finally cracked its second big target market: leather processing. https://article.signalmedia.co/189638c7-7846-46aa-9d9a-742e0c83d5c6

Game of Thrones Is Even Changing How Scholars Study the Real Middle Ages (TIME, 13/07/2017) Dr Marta Cobb (International Medieval Congress/Institute for Medieval Studies - AHC) is quoted in this piece about how the hit TV show Game of Thrones kindles fresh interest in Medieval Studies. http://time.com/4837351/game-of-thrones-real-medieval-history/?iid=sr-link1

Design ideas explored to stop antibiotic resistance (BBC, 13/07/2017) Leeds academics are involved in a Glasgow School of Art-led project to tackling antibiotic resistance, which has secured £600,000 from the Arts and Humanities Research Council. https://article.signalmedia.co/488c62de-fce9-4566-89b7-2afeb8809ec5

Diary (London Review of Books, 13/07/2017) Professor Duncan Wheeler (Languages, Cultures and Societies – AHC), writes about bullfighting in Spain. https://goo.gl/7mHGWk (subscription required)

Game of Thrones Is Even Changing How Scholars Study the Real Middle Ages (TIME, 13/07/2017) Dr Marta Cobb (International Medieval Congress/Institute for Medieval Studies - AHC) is quoted in this piece about how the hit TV show Game of Thrones kindles fresh interest in Medieval Studies. http://time.com/4837351/game-of-thrones-real-medieval-history/?iid=sr-link1  

King Felipe Confident Britain and Spain Will Work Out a Deal on Gibraltar (Sputnik, 12/07/2017) Professor Duncan Wheeler (School of Language - Arts) comments on the effect of Brexit on the political situation between Spain and Gibraltar. https://article.signalmedia.co/6e992910-5f27-47bf-a44a-149c1c1e969a

BBC News 24 (09/07/2017) PhD student Philippa Hill (Design - AHC) and Dr Richard Blackburn (Design - AHC) feature on BBC News 24 with new research suggesting that the use of controversial fluorochemicals in the manufacture of waterproof jackets may be unnecessary. Please note this is the BBC News 24 Transcript - MP4 recording of the coverage is available. https://article.signalmedia.co/99acc6ad-a95b-4848-9a16-83a6068fd08a

City steps back in time for congress: (Yorkshire Evening Post, 07/07/2017) A replica of the throne made famous by TV's Game of Thrones was put on display for the International Medieval Congress 2017, directed by Axel Muller, at the University yesterday. https://article.signalmedia.co/094e1999-7f68-4867-8518-7bb6e25e62d0

Also in: Birmingham Mail https://article.signalmedia.co/287dfe9f-5022-4565-b534-617c59ec0062?u=f9157888-8859-4dec-89cc-3ce73fc5de40&origin=news-monitoring-app  

Radio: BBC Leeds (06/07/2017, 11.13am) Dr Victoria Cooper, Susan Broadbent and Axel Muller (all IMS - AHC) talk about the International Medieval Congress and Iron Throne which took over the University yesterday. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p055rsy7#playt=2h12m34s

Also on: BBC Leeds at 3.30pm and bulletins all day https://goo.gl/CtsR3i

Yesterday’s events were also previewed on Made in Leeds TV on Wednesday night, and Axel Muller and Dr Vicki Cooper were interviewed for an item on last night’s On the Aire news programme (both will appear on catch-up in the coming days: https://goo.gl/xkp5bx)

48 Hours in Leeds (Yorkshire Evening Post, 06/07/2017) Axel Müller (IMS - AHC) has directed Leeds International Medieval Congress 2017, which comes to a close today with a public event featuring a birds of prey display, live music, combat displays and more. https://article.signalmedia.co/71d23a50-ea05-4909-8978-115a327af564

Also in: University news https://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4069/making_leeds_medieval_knights_scholars_and_a_famous_throne

How ‘green’ is your waterproof jacket? (BBC Online) PhD student Philippa Hill (Design - AHC) and Professor Richard Blackburn (Design - AHC) have conducted new research suggesting that the use of controversial fluorochemicals in the manufacture of waterproof jackets may be unnecessary. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-40498292

Also featured in:

BBC Radio 4: https://goo.gl/bnkwrS

Radio: BBC Scotland https://goo.gl/HKC4ve

Radio: BBC Wales https://goo.gl/NxH5BE 

University News https://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4073/how_green_is_your_waterproof_jacket

Cool Britannia symbolised hope – but all it delivered was a culture of inequality (The Guardian, 05/07/2017) Professor Kate Oakley (Media & Communication - AHC) has co-authored research that highlights the poor levels of diversity in the employment figures from the UK's creative sector.
https://www.theguardian.com/inequality/commentisfree/2017/jul/05/cool-britannia-inequality-tony-blair-arts-industry

Catalonia could be heading for Spain’s exit door in October (Sputnik International, 05/07/17) Professor Duncan Wheeler (Languages, Cultures and Societies – AHC) is interviewed about the latest development in the Catalan independence debate. https://goo.gl/pwsSt9

TV: BBC One - Breakfast (05/07/17, 6.40am) Dr Adam Cathcart (History - AHC) discusses the recent missile test by North Korea on American Independence Day, and China's relationship with the country.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b08wv1px from 40m

Bold approach to public engagement promised for Castle Gateway (104.7 Minster FM, 04/07/2017) Dr Helen Graham (FAHACS - AHC) is part of My Future York, a group that are helping to shape a public engagement masterplan for the Castle Gateway area of York, which launches today.
https://www.minsterfm.com/news/local/2322508/bold-approach-to-public-engagement-promised-for-castle-gateway/

China won't bail out Trump on North Korea (CNN, 04/07/2017)
Dr Adam Cathcart (History - AHC) authors this article, arguing that "the testing of an intercontinental ballistic missile on America's Independence Day brings yet more pressure on the Trump administration and its global collaborators to find a way to slow North Korea's momentum."
http://us.cnn.com/2017/07/04/opinions/cathcart-north-korea-china-opinion/index.html

Entrepreneurial students given time out to set up their business (Yorkshire Post, 02/07/2017) Fabrics influenced by geology, accessories for nightclubbers and a new range of underwear are among products being developed by four enterprising students who have won Year in Enterprise Scholarships. The winners are Josephine Canning (Geology - Environment), Harriett Howe (Management - LUBS), Louis Ewart (Music - AHC) and Owen Seabrook (Media - AHC).
https://article.signalmedia.co/4b1d5b6f-513a-4dbd-a694-39036d29fc2a

Spain’s lost generation (The Spectator, 01/07/17) Professor Duncan Wheeler (Languages, Cultures and Societies – AHC) comments on a lost generation of young Spaniards unable to fulfil their potential. https://goo.gl/CdyzTx

University PhD candidate is awarded a top scholarship (Yorkshire Evening Post, 29/06/2017) Rebecca Macklin (Arts, Humanities and Cultures) has been awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to spend a year at Cornell University in the US to study Native American and South African fiction.

Yorkshire tech firms contribute £4bn to UK economy (Yorkshire Post, 27/06/17) Technology firms in Yorkshire contributed nearly £4bn last year and are supporting some 60,000 jobs, new figures show. Kate Nash (Director Of Education Leeds University School of Media & Communication is featured in a photo of a Leeds Digital Festival panel discussion from 2016.

Radio: BBC Asian Network – Big Debate (26/06/17, 10.48am) Dr Jasjit Singh (PRHS – AHC) researches religious communities and discusses Islamophobia and the hate crime he has personally been subject to.

The eco guide to performance wear (Guardian Observer, 25/06/17) PhD student Philippa Hill (Design – AHC) has led research finding that wet-weather clothing is typically over engineering for our everyday needs. https://goo.gl/3MNg5u

Radio: BBC Scotland - Good Morning Scotland (23/06/17, 8.15am) Dr Fozia Bora (Languages, Cultures and Societies – AHC) talks about last week’s destruction of the historic al-Nuri mosque in Mosul.

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 14/05/17) 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, 09/05/17) 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, 09/05/17) 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.