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 didnt win on the night. https://goo.gl/TCvP4R
Anita Pallenberg: how musics 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 Onos 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 Dylans 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 Peppers 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 todays 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 singers 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 Saturdays 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 dont 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
Macrons 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 Colemans (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 Londons fortunes, the subject of his new book, Londons Triumph. https://goo.gl/Mr6WvH
Tudor tricks of the trade deal (The Times, 29/04/17) More positive coverage of Professor Stephen Alfords (History Arts) new book, Londons Triumph.
Review of Londons 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), Londons 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), Londons 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 youve 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 Salts 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
Londons Triumph by Stephen Alford - review (Guardian, 20/04/17) Professor Stephen Alfords (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 Sheridans 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 Duchamps 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 Trumps 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) Yesterdays unidentified squirrel expert, PhD student Matthew Holmes (PRHS - Arts), shares his expertise on British squirrel history, including the greys introduction in 1890, and the reds 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 Gibraltars 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.