In the Media

In the media

Recent news items involving colleagues from the Faculty.

Ghana has no integrity---Prof Oduro Owusu decries (Modern Ghana, 13/11/2017) Dr Kweku Ampiah (Languages, Cultures & Societies - AHC) is quoted saying that for Ghana to catch up with her counterparts, there was the need for suitable education as a transformational tool. He calls for an effective universal primary education for Ghanaians and urges policy makers to take a cue from Japan. https://www.modernghana.com/news/816356/ghana-has-no-integrity-prof-oduro-owusu-decries.html

How unhelpful but accepted social norms fuel sexual assault against women (The Independent, 13/11/2017) Teaching fellow Dr Natasha McKeever (IDEA - Arts, Humanities and Cultures) discusses gendered social norms that might have a role in sexual harassment against women in light of the Westminister scandal. https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/sexual-assault-culture-societal-norms-permit-harassment-women-men-gender-imbalance-a8051586.html

Originally published in The Conversation: https://theconversation.com/we-need-to-talk-about-the-social-norms-that-fuel-sexual-assault-87123

The Yorkshire Textile story with a happy ending (Yorkshire Post, 12/11/2017) Professor Regina Lee Blaszczyk (History) has authored 'Fashionability', a book about the history of the Abraham Moon and Sons company and how Abraham Moon has influenced and been influenced by the fashion of the times. http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/the-yorkshire-textile-story-with-a-happy-ending-1-8851639

'What can First World War nurses teach us?' (Yorkshire Evening Post, 10/11/2017) Professor Alison Fell (History - AHC) is quoted in this piece looking at the first World War field hospital which will be recreated next week at the University. The 'Nurses on the Frontline of Wound Care' event features an interactive exhibition and readings from First World War diaries. https://article.signalmedia.co/a4bfc356-0d3c-4885-8202-65846029301a?secondary=true&u=f9157888-8859-4dec-89cc-3ce73fc5de40&origin=news-monitoring-app

Tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/nurses-on-the-frontline-of-wound-care-public-panel-discussion-exhibition-tickets-39079258113

Sex, drugs and crime in pre-Nazi-era epic (Straits Times, 08/11/2017) Professor Paul Cooke (Languages, Cultures and Societies - AHC) comments on the new German TV show 'Babylon Berlin' set in 1929, saying "these kinds of historical dramas always tend to use the past as a cipher for the present." http://www.straitstimes.com/lifestyle/entertainment/sex-drugs-and-crime-in-pre-nazi-era-epic

The dos and don'ts of writing a personal statement for languages (The Guardian, 08/11/2017) Dr Hilary Potter (Languages, Cultures and Societies - AHC) provides some tips for convincing university admission tutors you deserve a place on their course, particularly for language courses. https://www.theguardian.com/education/2017/nov/08/the-dos-and-donts-of-writing-a-personal-statement-for-languages

Gayle Lofthouse (BBC Radio Leeds, 08/11/2017) Undergraduate Robert Cotterill (PCI - AHC) chats about his upcoming theatre production, based on Noël Coward's Relatives Values but with a North-South divide, which runs from 30th Nov - 2nd Dec at Stage@Leeds and is open to the public. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p05kh0q5#playt=26m24s 

Tickets here: http://stage.leeds.ac.uk/whatson/relative-values-an-adaptation/

Sex, drugs and crime in the gritty drama 'Babylon Berlin' (New York Times, 07/11/2017) Professor Paul Cooke (Languages, Cultures & Societies - AHC) comments on the new German TV show 'Babylon Berlin' set in 1929, saying "these kinds of historical dramas always tend to use the past as a cipher for the present." https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/07/arts/television/sex-drugs-and-crime-in-the-gritty-drama-babylon-berlin.html

Connections (BBC Radio Leeds, 05/11/2017) Dr Jasjit Singh (PRHS - AHC) discusses Guru Nanak Dev Ji, the founder of the Sikh faith, whose birth in 1469 was celebrated this weekend. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p05kh01n#playt=28m46s

Desert Island Discs (BBC Radio 4, 03/11/2017) Alumna Kay Mellor, OBE, (Bretton Hall College) is interviewed on Desert Island Discs about her life as an English screenwriter and director - best known for TV dramas including Band of Gold, Playing the Field, Fat Friends and The Syndicate. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09bxmyb

Leeds imam in talks to form national Islamic council (ITV.com, 02/11/2017) Dr Abdul Shaikh (Institute for Medieval Studies - AHC) is quoted and features in a video discussing the Imam Farouq from the Makkah Mosque in Leeds who is opening talks to try to set up a national council of Islamic authority in Britain. http://www.itv.com/news/calendar/2017-11-02/leeds-imam-in-talks-to-form-national-council-of-islamic-authority/

'Great War' mementoes collected at Doncaster roadshow (Doncaster Free Press, 02/11/2017) Professor Alison Fell (Languages, Cultures and Societies - AHC) took part in an event in Doncaster looking at First World War family heirlooms from members of the public, and helped to pick out those to showcase at Keep the Homes Fires Burning' - the grand finale exhibition of Doncaster 1914-18. http://www.doncasterfreepress.co.uk/lifestyle/great-war-mementoes-collected-at-doncaster-roadshow-1-8832772

Good Morning Wales (BBC Radio Wales, 02/11/2017) Dr Angel Smith (History - AHC) discusses the ousted Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont who was summoned to testify in court in Spain today, and the Catalan elections which are due to take place on the 21st December. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09by93n#playt=2h11m21s

After the vote (London Review of Books (behind paywall), 02/11/2017) Professor Duncan Wheeler (Languages, Cultures and Societies - AHC) writes about developments in Catalonia. https://www.lrb.co.uk/v39/n21/duncan-wheeler/after-the-vote

Robotics, sci-fi and the search for the perfect artificial woman (The Independent (also in print), 01/11/2017) Dr Irena Hayter (Languages, Cultures and Societies - AHC) authoris this republished article about female androids, particularly 'Erica', described by her creator as "the most beautiful and intelligent" robot in the world. https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/robotics-sci-fi-and-the-search-for-the-perfect-artificial-woman-a8021311.html

Then they came for the experts: how the Daily Mail is threatening how you think (The Conversation, 31/10/2017) Dr Carl Fox (IDEA - AHC) casts a critical look over the Daily Mail's recent campaign against academics that supported remain in the EU referendum. https://theconversation.com/then-they-came-for-the-experts-how-the-daily-mail-is-threatening-how-you-think-86553

Newsdrive (BBC Radio Scotland, 31/10/2017) Professor Duncan Wheeler (Languages, Cultures and Societies, AHC) gives his views on the motivations behind the ousted Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont's move to Brussels, which he argues is quite a clever move. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09cbvdk#playt=2h13m31s

Radio (MirchMasala, 28/10/2017) Dr Jasjit Singh (Philosophy, Religion and History of Science - AHC) was interviewed on the Punjabi radio station on Ottawa about his research on Sikhs in the diaspora and issues of identity and religious transmission. Listen again unavailable.

BBC News 24, 28/10/2017 Dr Angel Smith (History - AHC) discusses how he thinks the Catalonia crisis will pan out and the willingness of all sides to avoid violence. Clip available.

UK cities bid for European culture title (BBC News Online, 27/10/2017) Leeds in among five British locations which submitted their bids to be named European Capital of Culture in 2023. Professor Frank Finlay (AHC and Cultural Institute) took part in a live discussion with BBC Radio Leeds' Andrew Edwards about why the University is backing the bid as its principal academic partner. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p05jgk1x

'Rajoy's intransigence': pushed Catalans 'fed up with being treated like kids' (Sputnik, 27/10/2017) Professor Duncan Wheeler (Languages, Cultures and Societies - AHC) is interviewed about the situation in Catalonia. https://sputniknews.com/analysis/201710271058603720-catalonia-independence-mariano-rajoy/

The fascinating reason why blue is the world's (and brands') favourite colour (Inc, 27/10/2017) Professor Stephen Westland's (Design - AHC) Conversation article is referenced in this piece looking at the colour blue. https://www.inc.com/jessica-stillman/the-fascinating-science-of-why-so-many-brands-have-blue-logos.html

Top nature book sought in research on writing (East Anglian Daily Times, 27/10/2017) Professor Graham Huggan (English - AHC) is research lead on a project called Land Lines, which will look at how nature writing in the UK has changed over the last 200 years and what it reveals about our changing relationship with the natural world. https://article.signalmedia.co/d9fa02c1-4060-47c8-9288-90fdb10f9062?secondary=true&u=f9157888-8859-4dec-89cc-3ce73fc5de40&origin=news-monitoring-app

Portrayal of sex on TV (Mic, 26/10/2017) Dr Beth Johnson (Media & Communication - AHC) discusses some of the reasons why television shows are starting to show the male climax on screen. https://mic.com/articles/185543/why-is-there-suddenly-so-much-semen-on-tv#.kosG9PTsG

Newsdrive (BBC Radio Scotland, 26/10/2017) Professor Duncan Wheeler (Languages, Cultures and Societies - AHC) comments on the latest developments in the deadlock between Catalonia and the rest of Spain, in which he suggests Catalonia will soon be 'occupied'. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0980wbx#playt=39m40s

What's your favourite nature book? (Swindon Advertiser, 25/10/2017) Professor Graham Huggan (English - AHC) is research lead on a project called Land Lines, which will look at how nature writing in the UK has changed over the last 200 years and what it reveals about our changing relationship with the natural world. http://www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk/news/15618038.What__39_s_your_favourite_nature_book_/

Also in: University news story http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4123/finding_the_uks_favourite_nature_book

Robotics, science fiction and the search for the perfect artificial woman (Metro, 25/10/2017) Dr Irena Hayter (Languages, Cultures and Societies - AHC) writes this republished article about female androids, particularly 'Erica', described by her creator as "the most beautiful and intelligent" robot in the world. https://www.metro.news/robotics-science-fiction-and-the-search-for-the-perfect-artificial-woman/794913/

Richard Stead (BBC Radio Leeds, 25/10/2017) Dr Georgina Binnie and student Ian Simpson (both English - AHC) chat about the Writing Back project, which has helped connect hundreds of English students at the University with older people in Yorkshire for the last 4 years, and has been given funding to expand to include international students. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p05jgk8h#playt=12m57s

Top 10 nature books list to be compiled from readers' nominations (Sheffield Star, 25/10/2017) Professor Graham Huggan (English - AHC) is research lead on a project called Land Lines, which will look at how nature writing in the UK has changed over the last 200 years and what it reveals about our changing relationship with the natural world. http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/news-wire/top-10-nature-books-list-to-be-compiled-from-readers-nominations-1-8822127

Also in: Yorkshire Post https://article.signalmedia.co/756db70b-62ef-4577-b1d0-7532a74e4a7c?secondary=true&u=f9157888-8859-4dec-89cc-3ce73fc5de40&origin=news-monitoring-app

Dozens of regional papers

Tory MP writes 'sinister' letter to universities demanding to know what they teach on Brexit (iNews, 24/10/2017) Dr Alan MacLeod (History - AHC) is quoted from a tweet aimed towards MP Chris Heaton-Harris, who sent a letter to universities requesting they disclose who in their departments is teaching on Brexit and what will be contained in the syllabus. https://inews.co.uk/essentials/news/education/tory-whip-writes-sinister-letter-universities-demanding-brexit-lectures/

Also in: ITV News http://www.itv.com/news/2017-10-24/lecturers-hit-out-over-mps-brexit-letter-to-universities/

The Times (behind paywall) https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/b8de560e-b8a8-11e7-b7b5-90f864fcf112

Russia Today https://www.rt.com/uk/407614-brexit-letter-heaton-harris/

Gayle Lofthouse (BBC Radio Leeds) http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p05jgjsl#playt=1h2m

Robotics, science fiction and the search for the perfect artificial woman (The Conversation, 24/10/2017) Dr Irena Hayter (Languages, Cultures and Societies - AHC) writes this article about female androids, particularly 'Erica', described by her creator as "the most beautiful and intelligent" robot in the world. https://theconversation.com/robotics-science-fiction-and-the-search-for-the-perfect-artificial-woman-86092

Also in: EconoTimes https://www.econotimes.com/Robotics-science-fiction-and-the-search-for-the-perfect-artificial-woman-967364

Yahoo! https://uk.news.yahoo.com/robotics-science-fiction-search-perfect-134536212.html

Saturday art club heading to Leeds (Yorkshire Evening Post, 24/10/2017) The University's School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies is starting a new Art and Design Saturday club for teenagers from next month. The club, which is part of a national network, gives young people aged 13 to 16 a free opportunity to study the subject on Saturday mornings at their local college, university or museum. https://article.signalmedia.co/3bf69757-67ef-4e91-ab0e-9469ec8fd04b?secondary=true&u=f9157888-8859-4dec-89cc-3ce73fc5de40&origin=news-monitoring-app

Cross-cultural letter writing scheme is helping to tackle loneliness (Yorkshire Post, 24/10/2017) The Writing Back project led by Dr Georgina Binnie (English - AHC) has helped connect hundreds of English students at the University with older people in Yorkshire for the last four years, and now it has been given funding to expand to include international students. http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/campaigns/cross-cultural-letter-writing-scheme-is-helping-to-tackle-loneliness-1-8819430

Also in: Yorkshire Evening Post http://www.yorkshireeveningpost.co.uk/news/campaigns/cross-cultural-letter-writing-scheme-is-helping-to-tackle-loneliness-1-8819430

Georgey Spanswick (BBC Radio Leeds, 24/10/2017) Dr Fiona Douglas (English - AHC) discusses a Heritage Lottery Fund grant for a project with Special Collections allowing the University to update the most comprehensive survey of the English dialects every undertaken, making them available to the public online. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p05hg531#playt=2h22m37s

Andrew Edwards (BBC radio Leeds, 23/10/2017) Dr Jessica Meyer (History - AHC) discusses a new book she has contributed to as part of the Academic Archers network, titled 'Custard, Culverts and Cake: Academics on Life in the Archers'. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p05jgjny#playt=2h11m43s

Egypt's authoritarian regime plays to conservative mainstream in wave of LGBTQ arrests (The Conversation, 23/10/2017) Dr Hendrik Kraetzschmar (Languages, Cultures and Societies, AHC) co-authors this article about the recent crackdown on Egypt's LGBTQ community, when a handful of fans at a concert in Cairo waved rainbow flags to celebrate LGBTA pride and were subsequently arrested. https://theconversation.com/egypts-authoritarian-regime-plays-to-conservative-mainstream-in-wave-of-lgbtq-arrests-85709

University to launch art club (Yorkshire Post, 22/10/2017) The University's School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies is starting a new Art and Design Saturday club for teenagers from next month. The club, which is part of a national network, gives young people aged 13 to 16 a free opportunity to study the subject on Saturday mornings at their local college, university or museum. https://article.signalmedia.co/a287be81-6b09-4627-bda1-71d490021ee1?secondary=true&u=f9157888-8859-4dec-89cc-3ce73fc5de40&origin=news-monitoring-app

Sister's promotion consolidates Kim family's control of North Korea (South China Morning Post, 22/10/2017) Dr Adam Cathcart ?(History - AHC) writes that Kim Yo-jong can no longer be ignored by North Koreans who must shield the Kim family from plots and internal discontent. http://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/2115980/sisters-promotion-kim-jong-un-consolidates-familys

Family treasures to tell stories (The Star, 21/10/2017) Professor Alison Fell (Languages, Cultures and Societies - AHC) is taking part in an event in Doncaster looking at First World War family heirlooms from members of the public. https://article.signalmedia.co/58665633-3065-455d-9310-b3a7c51ed515?secondary=true&u=f9157888-8859-4dec-89cc-3ce73fc5de40&origin=news-monitoring-app

Why we DJ - slaves to the rhythm documentary on world of DJing (IDM Mag, 20/10/2017) Dr Alinka Greasley (Music - AHC) has co-authored a book 'Last Night a DJ Saved My Life', and features in a documentary about the mental and physical toll of touring for DJs. http://idmmag.com/news/why-we-dj-slaves-rhythm-documentary-djing/

Black Rock - Performing mountains with Johnny Dawes (UKClimbing, 20/10/2017) Professor Jonathan Pitches and Dr David Shearing (both PCI - AHC) have created a performance titled Black Rock, a live multimedia installation dedicated to Clogwyn D'ur Arddu and to climber Johnny Dawes' epic feats in North Wales. Dancers, digital lighting and music will mix with projections and storytelling to evoke the emotion and history surrounding the route. The event takes place at Stage@Leeds on 10 and 11 November. https://www.ukclimbing.com/articles/page.php?id=9842 http://stage.leeds.ac.uk/whatson/black-rock/

Women to have their voices heard in new study of British dialect (The Daily Telegraph, 20/10/2017) Print coverage of the "Dialect and Heritage" project led by Dr Fiona Douglas (English - AHC), with Special Collections. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/2017/10/20/women-have-voices-heard-new-study-british-dialect/

Also in: The Sun https://article.signalmedia.co/ebbdeb01-a420-4d69-b92d-b482517d8652?secondary=true&u=f9157888-8859-4dec-89cc-3ce73fc5de40&origin=news-monitoring-app

5 live Drive (BBC Radio 5, 20/10/2017) Dr Fiona Douglas (English - AHC) discusses a Heritage Lottery Fund grant for a project with Special Collections allowing the University to update the most comprehensive survey of the English dialects ever undertaken, making them available to the public online. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b098mtzz#playt=55m34s

BBC Breakfast (BBC One, 20/10/2017) Dr Fiona Douglas (English - AHC) discusses a Heritage Lottery Fund grant for a project with Special Collections allowing the University to update the most comprehensive survey of the English dialects ever undertaken, making them available to the public online. https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b098rwrn/breakfast-20102017#playt=1h39m40s

Also on: Sky News bulletin (Clip available)

University news story http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4120/updating_the_most_comprehensive_dialect_survey_ever

The Today Programme (BBC Radio 4, 20/10/2017) Dr Fiona Douglas (English - AHC) features in this package about the "Dialect and Heritage" Heritage Lottery-funded project with Special Collections. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b098bt87#playt=2h9m10s

Also on: Up All Night (BBC Radio 5 Live) http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b098mtzg#playt=3h3m4s

Chris Evans Breakfast Show (BBC Radio 2) http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b097ymft#playt=1h34m8s 

BBC Radio Asia

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So, do you mask, make or scald your tea? (Yorkshire Post, 20/10/2017) Print coverage of the "Dialect and Heritage" project led by Dr Fiona Douglas (English - AHC), with Special Collections. https://article.signalmedia.co/2db2ab75-f67f-484b-988d-862e9903a9d4?secondary=true&u=f9157888-8859-4dec-89cc-3ce73fc5de40&origin=news-monitoring-app

Also in: Birmingham Mail http://www.birminghammail.co.uk/news/uk-news/new-study-look-brummie-dialect-13786052

Sheffield Star http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/news-wire/lottery-grant-to-fund-study-of-england-s-many-dialects-1-8814487

Many more Yorkshire regional outlets

University news story http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4120/updating_the_most_comprehensive_dialect_survey_ever

Why Yorkshire is rapidly becoming the most popular filming location in the UK (iNews, 19/10/2017) Dr Beth Johnson (Media & Communication - AHC) explains the attractions of Yorkshire for filming in terms of the variety of scenery, adding that "Leeds is beautiful and interesting and is, after all, the home of film itself." https://inews.co.uk/essentials/culture/film/yorkshire-film-locations-uk/

Seth Troxler, Pete Tong and more talk about the realities of DJ life in new documentary (Fact Magazine, 19/10/2017) Dr Alinka Greasley (Music - AHC) has co-authored a book 'Last Night a DJ Saved My Life', and features in a documentary about the mental and physical toll of touring for DJs. http://www.factmag.com/2017/10/19/why-we-dj-documentary/

Also on: Stoney Roads http://stoneyroads.com/2017/10/new-documentary-highlights-the-harsh-reality-of-being-a-dj/

Who is Lord Robert Cecil actor Mark Gatiss? League of Gentlemen, Game of Thrones and Sherlock star (The Sun, 19/10/2017) A look at the career and life of Leeds alumnus Mark Gatiss (Theatre Arts at Bretton Hall College), who co-wrote and stars in Sherlock Holmes - as Mycroft - and is soon to be starring in the brand new BBC series Gunpowder. https://www.thesun.co.uk/tvandshowbiz/4720303/mark-gatiss-actor-comedian-gunpowder/

Richard Stead (BBC Radio Leeds, 16/10/2017) As part of a week of broadcasts celebrating West Yorkshire's twin towns and cities, Dr Claire Lozier (French - AHC) is interviewed about our study abroad links with Lille, together with French and Politics student Megan Crewe and English student Rémi Chevier. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p05htvv7#playt=1h22m44s

Dressed in time (The Leeds Guide Magazine, 16/10/2017) The story of Marks & Spencer is set to take centre stage in a special production at West Yorkshire Playhouse. Dressed In Time will use vintage fashion and music to chart the remarkable history of the retail giant at the theatre next month. Backed by the Leeds-based M&S company archive, the show is being written by students (from PCI?) at the University of Leeds and will be performed by actors from local community theatre groups. https://www.leedsguide.co.uk/dressed-in-time/

Andrew Edwards (BBC Radio Leeds, 16/10/2017) Dr Kevin Almond (Design - AHC) discusses the Burton demob suit that has recently travelled from the Leeds Industrial Museum of the New York Moseum of Modern Art (MOMA), and the history of fashion in Yorkshire which is documented at the Yorkshire Fashion Archive. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p05htvqj#playt=1h40m53s

Simon Armitage appointed Leeds University's Professor of Poetry (University Business, 14/10/2017) Professor Simon Armitage returns to the School of English at our new Professor of Poetry 20 years after taking up his academic post, when he taught creative writing to Leeds students following an earlier career as a probation officer. With more than 25 anthologies and numerous awards and prizes to his name, Professor Armitage enjoys huge popularity across the world. http://universitybusiness.co.uk/Article/simon-armitage-appointed-leeds-unis-professor-of-poetry

Also in: ED Quarter http://edquarter.com/Article/simon-armitage-appointed-leeds-unis-professor-of-poetry

Hoch Complex (Süddeutscher Zeitung, 13/10/2017) A review of a recent concert in Munich by Martin Iddon (Music - AHC). http://www.sueddeutsche.de/kultur/kurzkritik-hoch-komplex-1.3707143

The shoes that broke the internet (Nine.com.au, 12/10/2017) Professor Stephen Westland (Design - AHC) is quoted from 2015 explaining why people see different colours, as a pair of shoes in Australia are dividing opinions. http://style.nine.com.au/2017/10/13/09/15/vans-shoe-colour-internet-the-dress

Appointments (Times Higher Education, underneath the interview, 12/10/2017) The appointment of Simon Armitage as Professor of Poetry heads the appointments column in this week's magazine. Professor John Whale (English - AHC) is quoted. https://www.timeshighereducation.com/people/interview-suzie-imber 

Also in: University news story https://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4111/simon_armitage_comes_full_circle_with_professor_of_poetry_post

Discussing Catalonia (Oxford Today, 11/10/2017) Dr Duncan Wheeler (Languages, Cultures & Societies - AHC) authors this article discussing the wake of the Catalan referendum. http://www.oxfordtoday.ox.ac.uk/opinion/discussing-catalonia

Newsdrive (BBC Radio Scotland, 10/10/2017) Dr Duncan Wheeler (Languages, Cultures & Societies - AHC) discusses the Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont's speech in the wake of the Catalan referendum. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b096smgw#playt=2h26m15s

5 live Drive (BBC Radio 5 Live, 10/10/2017) Dr Angel Smith (Languages, Cultures & Societies - AHC) discusses the Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont's speech in the wake of the Catalan referendum. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09788sg#playt=2h56m10s

Costing the Earth (BBC Radio 4, 10/10/2017) Dr Richard Blackburn (Design - AHC) takes part in this look at sustainable fashion, today at 3.30pm. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09794s2

Famous poet takes up new post at University of Leeds (Yorkshire Post, 09/10/2017) Professor Simon Armitage returns to the School of English as our Professor of Poetry 20 years after taking up his first academic post, when he taught creative writing to Leeds students following an earlier career as a probation officer. With more than 25 anthologies and numerous awards and prizes to his name, Professor Armitage enjoys huge popularity across the world. http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/education/famous-poet-takes-up-new-post-at-university-of-leeds-1-8792451

Also in: Yorkshire Evening Post http://www.yorkshireeveningpost.co.uk/news/education/famous-poet-takes-up-new-post-at-university-of-leeds-1-8792451

Raikeswood prisoner of war camp still part of the framework of Skipton (Craven Herald, 08/10/2017) The latest development in a project exploring the impact of World War One on Skipton involving Anne Buckley (Languages, Cultures and Societies - AHC). http://www.cravenherald.co.uk/news/15576491.Raikeswood_prisoner_of_war_camp_still_part_of_the_framework_of_Skipton/

Breakfast (BBC One, 08/10/2017) Dr Angel Smith (Languages, Cultures & Societies - AHC) sits on the Breakfast sofa to discuss Spain's response to the Catalan referendum last Sunday. Clip available.

Innovative poet Kate Fox is challenging Northern stereotypes - and she's funny with it (Darlington and Stockton Times, 06/10/2017) Kate Fox, stand-up poet and PhD researcher (PCI - AHC) is featured in this article which looks at her career to date. http://www.darlingtonandstocktontimes.co.uk/news/15581301.Innovative_poet_Kate_Fox_is_challenging_Northern_stereotypes___and_she_s_funny_with_it/

Sustainable Business Covered podcast: What makes a responsible retailer? (Environmental Data Interactive Exchange, 06/10/2017) Dr Mark Sumner (Design - AHC) features on this podcast in the wake of the EDIE Responsible Retail Conference in London, discussing the next generation of sustainability professionals. From 37m40s. https://www.edie.net/news/7/Sustainable-Business-Covered-podcast--What-makes-a-responsible-retailer-/

The Guardian profile Mike Bartlett: Doctor Foster writer whose work 'attacks apathy' (The Guardian, 06/10/2017) A profile of the alumnus Mike Bartlett (English, 2002) who is the writer behind the hit TV show Doctor Foster. https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2017/oct/06/mike-bartlett-doctor-foster-writer-whose-work-attacks-apathy

Here's how colours really affect our brain and body, according to science (True Viral News, 06/10/2017) Professor Stephen Westland (Design - AHC) writes about the effects of different colours on the human mind and body, referencing the work the University is doing to evaluate the effect of light on human behaviour and psychology. http://trueviralnews.com/heres-how-colours-really-affect-our-brain-and-body-according-to-science/

University Academy Keighley students graduate from pioneering programme (Keighley News, 04/10/2017) Students from University Academy Keighley have graduated with flying colours after a pioneering Scholars Programme, run by the Brilliant Club. These students worked with PhD researcher George Stamets (PRHS - AHC) here at the University. https://www.jrct.org.uk/funding-priorities

Here's how colours really affect our brain and body, according to science (Science Alert, 03/10/2017) Professor Stephen West land (Design - AHC) writes about the effects of different colours on the human mind and body, referencing the work the University is doing to evaluate the effect of light on human behaviour and psychology. http://www.sciencealert.com/does-colour-really-affect-our-brain-and-body-a-professor-of-colour-science-explains

The choice between kneeling and winning (The New York Times, 02/10/2017) Work by Dr Simon Hall (History - AHC) is cited in this op-ed piece about the historical context to US athletes' protests on sports fields against state-sponsored violence towards African-Americans. https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/02/opinion/football-kneeling-winning-trump.html?partner=rss&emc=rss 

Spain's reaction to referendum feeds Catalan fire for independence (The Global Observatory, 02/10/2017) Dr Angel Smith (LCS - AHC) authors this article which provides an analysis of the weekend's events in Catalonia. https://theglobalobservatory.org/2017/10/spains-overreaction-to-referendum-feeds-catalan-fire-for-independence/#more-16749

A modern-day Kerouac: the inspiring but tragic story of Gabriel Buchmann (iNews, 02/10/2017) Dr Simon Warner (Music - AHC) discusses Jack Kerouac's book On The Road, the book that inspired a thousand road trips, which was published 60 years ago. https://inews.co.uk/essentials/culture/film/gabriel-mountain-tragic-story-buchmann-jack-kerouac/ 

Why Kim Jong Un is alienating China (Washington Post, 02/10/2017) Dr Adam Cathcart (History - AHC) is quoted as believing a commentary published Friday on KCNA and signed by "Jong Phil" was actually authored by Kim Jong-Un himself. https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/why-kim-jong-un-is-alienating-china/2017/10/01/20d99adc-a541-11e7-ade1-76d061d56efa_story.html?utm_term=.dea4afd7a0a0

It may not be possible to slow down fast fashion - so can the industry ever be sustainable? (The Independent, 01/10/2017) Dr Mark Sumner (Design - AHC) authors this article about how the fashion industry has tried hard to be greener, with many firms now using sustainable cotton to reduce water, energy and chemical use, and new dyeing technology reducing water consumption by up to 50 per cent. https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/fashion/it-may-not-be-possible-to-slow-down-fast-fashion-so-can-the-industry-ever-be-sustainable-a7970031.html

Strong Language Live (BBC Two, 30/09/2017) Our new Professor of Poetry Simon Armitage presents a programme of live poetry as part of Hull City of Culture's Contains Strong Language Festival. Among the poets are PhD researcher Kate Fox (PCI - AHC) and former Douglas Caster Cultural Fellow Helen Mort (English - AHC). http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b097f2kg/strong-language-live

Also: University news story about his appointment. https://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4111/simon_armitage_comes_full_circle_with_professor_of_poetry_post

Culture (Art News (in Georgian), 29/09/2017) Dr Sophiko Daraselia (Languages, Cultures and Societies - AHC) is interviewed on this Georgian site about her research, our new Kartvelian and Caucasian Research Centre and her current teaching position at Tbilisi State University. http://artnews.ge/?p=7781

The Verb (BBC Radio 3, 29/09/2017) Poet and PhD researcher Kate Fox (PCI - AHC) reads. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09529tv#playt=10m25s

Ilkley Literature Festival gets underway this week (Ilkley Gazette, 28/09/2017) As part of the festival programme, Professor Alison Fell (Language, Cultures and Societies - AHC) will be participating in a discussion on gender and war writing on Saturday, September 30, 5.30pm, Playhouse. http://www.ilkleygazette.co.uk/news/15563220.Ilkley_Literature_Festival_gets_underway_this_week/

World class art comes to Ilkley (Ilkley Gazette, 28/09/2017) Professor Ann Sumner (FAHACS - AHC) will be giving an open, illustrated lecture on The Methodist Modern Art Collection at Christchurch and Ben Rhydding Methodist Church on Thursday, October 5 at 7.30pm. http://www.ilkleygazette.co.uk/news/15563244.World_class_art_comes_to_Ilkley/?ref=rss

Afternoon Edition (BBC Radio 5 Live, 28/09/2017) Kate Fox, stand-up poet and PhD student (PCI - AHC), talks about her research into gender, Northernness and performance, and reads as part of a programme devoted to the BBC's Contains Strong Language event in Hull, marking National Poetry Day. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b095p6j0#playt=21m12s 

Also featured on: A BBC film, Women of Words, interviews Ms Fox as a Hull 17 poet about her work with women in the city. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/4ldzGmPH5JhGkXG2lm1ZN8N/women-of-words-a-contains-strong-language-film

She is also due to perform live on Radio 3's The Verb this evening. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09529tv

Pro-colonialism paper: how did it get published? (Times Higher Education, 27/09/2017) PhD student Andreas Rauh Ortega (Media & Communication - AHC) co-signs this letter complaining about the recent publication of the article "The case for colonialism" by Bruce Gilley in the journal Third World Quarterly. https://www.timeshighereducation.com/opinion/letters-pro-colonialism-paper-how-did-it-get-published

Analysis: N. Korea's rhetoric is the same, but Trump's reaction makes difference (MSN News, 27/09/2017) Dr Adam Cathcart (history - AHC) is quoted as believing a commentary published Friday on KCNA and signed by "Jong Phil" was actually authored by Kim Jong-Un himself, and is surprisingly critical of China, given they are North Korea's biggest trading partner and protector. http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/north-korea%E2%80%99s-rhetoric-is-the-same-it%E2%80%99s-trump%E2%80%99s-reaction-that-makes-this-different/ar-AAsw6vH

Also in Irish Independent: http://www.independent.ie/world-news/north-america/president-trump/rhetoric-from-pyongyang-is-nothing-new-its-trumps-reaction-that-makes-it-scary-36176290.html

Fashion firms are becoming greener but it's a pity that shoppers are not (iNews, 27/09/2017) Dr Mark Sumner (Design - AHC) authors this article about how the fashion industry has tried hard to be greener, with many firms now using sustainable cotton to reduce water, energy and chemical use, and new dyeing technology reducing water consumption by up to 50 per cent. https://article.signalmedia.co/dc7db655-8d52-47a6-a8f8-cb5abcac4da7

How colonial systems hurt the Caribbean's ability to weather hurricanes (TIME, 27/09/2017) PhD student Oscar Webbe (History - AHC) writes this article about British responses to natural disaster in the 19th-century Caribbean, during which time "the wealthy took shelter in the cellars of their stone houses, while the wooden shacks of the enslaved population offered almost no protection." http://time.com/4959230/history-colonial-caribbean-hurricanes/

North Korea's rhetoric is the same it's always been. It's the U.S. response that makes things different this time. (Washington Post (behind paywall), 27/09/2017) Dr Adam Cathcart (History - AHC) is quoted as believing "that "Jong Phil" is a pen-name for Kim Jong Un himself". https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/north-koreas-rhetoric-is-the-same-its-trumps-reaction-that-makes-this-different/2017/09/26/0efd40ae-a2f6-11e7-8c37-e1d99ad6aa22_story.html?utm_term=.28ecd8533d5e

Opening up the Dales for all to enjoy becomes a greater priority (Yorkshire Post, 26/09/2017) Students Emily Owen, Holly Smith and Lauren Hunter (History - AHC) are part of the 'Voices From The Land' project in which farmers from the Yorkshire Dales were interviewed to find out more about their practices, ideas and personalities. https://article.signalmedia.co/166d1894-a755-4366-bd78-6e6087bd97bb

Weathering storms (History Today, 26/09/2017) PhD student Oscar Webbe (History - AHC) writes this article about British responses to natural disaster in the 19th-century Caribbean, during which time "the wealthy took shelter in the cellars of their stone houses, while the wooden shacks of the enslaved population offered almost no protection." http://www.historytoday.com/oscar-webber/weathering-storms

Made in Leeds (Made in Leeds TV, 25/09/2017) Dan Merrick, Operations Director of the School of Music (AHC) is interviewed about the University's investment in new pianos that will grant it prestigious All-Steinway School status. https://www.madeinleeds.tv/catchup/?c=news&p=x4ug8n&ap=1

Also on: University news story http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4107/prestigious_steinway_status_provides_key_upgrade

Does colour really affect our mind and body? (The Conversation, 25/09/2017) Professor Stephen Westland (Design - AHC) writes about the effects of different colours on the human mind and body, referencing the work the University is doing to evaluate the effect of light on human behaviour and psychology. https://theconversation.com/does-colour-really-affect-our-mind-and-body-a-professor-of-colour-science-explains-84382

Also on: Yahoo! https://uk.news.yahoo.com/does-colour-really-affect-mind-161041972.html

Sunday (BBC Radio 4, 24/09/2017) Dr Jasjit Singh (Philosophy, Religion and History of Science - AHC) talks about the use in British courtrooms of the Sikh holy book, the Guru Granth Sahib, on which Sikhs are sometimes required to swear an oath before giving evidence. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b095pskh#playt=15m54s

Mike Naylor (BBC Three Counties Radio, 23/09/2017) Dr Simon Warner (Music - AHC) talks about glam rock. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p05fcl54#playt=1h18m54s

How Alberto Giacometti's fragile world view still resonates (The Independent, 23/09/2017) Full reprint of Dr Joanne Crawford (FAHACS - AHC) Conversation article discussing the life and art of Alberto Giacometti, which still receives plent of attention in 2017. https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/art/how-alberto-giacomettis-fragile-world-view-still-resonates-a7958826.html  

Student entrepreneurs making money at university (Mail Online UK, 23/09/2017) Philosophy and sociology student Kirsty Williams has turned her enjoyment of local events into a business that manages selling tickets to events. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/money/news/article-4912880/From-Lego-movies-ice-cream-meet-business-students.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490

Roberto Perrone (BBC Three Counties Radio, 22/09/2017) Dr Adam Cathcart (History - AHC) talks about the latest developments in North Korean-US relations. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p05f3xhn#playt=1h56m

Religious Poverty relief: the Opium of the people, an advocate for the poor (Der Standard (in German), 22/09/2017) Dr Emma Tomalin, (Philosophy, Religion and History of Science - AHC) comments on role of faith-based organisations in the fight against poverty. http://derstandard.at/2000064357625/Religioese-Armutshilfe-Opium-des-Volkes-Anwalt-fuer-die-Armen

Out and About: An innovative poet based in North Yorkshire is challenging Northern stereotypes (The Northern Echo, 22/09/2017) Poet and PhD student Kate Fox (PCI - AHC) is profiled. http://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/lifestyle/15551999.Out___About__An_innovative_poet_based_in_North_Yorkshire_is_challenging_Northern_stereotypes__and_she___s_funny_with_it__says_Ruth_Campbell/

Water world: The clean machines (Yorkshire Post, 21/09/2017) Dr Stephanie Burkinshaw (Design - AHC) is quoted as having the original idea behind the University spin-out company Xeros Technology, which is developing a new, more water-efficient way of cleaning dirty laundry. http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/water-world-the-clean-machines-1-8765224

Women and the look of Lawrence's Arabia (The Guardian, 21/09/2017) Dr Melanie Bell (Media & Communication - AHC) explains the significant contribution of women to the technical side of the film Lawrence of Arabia, which others have noted has a lack of female characters on screen. https://www.theguardian.com/film/2017/sep/21/women-and-the-look-of-lawrences-arabia

Did Trump just do 'Rocket Man' a favour? (Politico, 21/09/2017) Dr Adam Cathcart (History - AHC) comments on Trump calling the North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un 'Rocket Man'. http://www.politico.eu/article/did-trump-just-do-rocket-man-a-favor/

Historic India Club in London fights for survival (Economic Times (India), 21/09/2017) Professor William Gould (History - AHC) is working on providing the historical backdrop for The India Club's proposed heritage listing, to avoid its internal demolition. The India Club was a hub for Indian nationalist in the UK during the independence movement in the 1930s and 40s. http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/politics-and-nation/historic-india-club-in-london-fights-for-survival/articleshow/60777962.cms

Also in: Business Standard (India) http://www.business-standard.com/article/pti-stories/historic-india-club-in-london-fights-for-survival-117092100436_1.html

It may not be possible to slow down fast fashion - so can the industry ever be sustainable? (The Conversation, 21/09/2017) Dr Mark Sumner (Design - AHC) authors this article discussing the difficulties fashion has in becoming sustainable, arguing that "perhaps brands should aim instead to use new technology and business models to design products that can be recycled or re-engineered into new styles with minimal use of virgin materials, water, energy and chemicals." https://theconversation.com/it-may-not-be-possible-to-slow-down-fast-fashion-so-can-the-industry-ever-be-sustainable-82168

M&S and UKFT launch university 'masterclasses' (Drapers, 21/09/2017) The UK Fashion and Textile Association (UKFT) has announced it is set to roll out a series of manufacturing "masterclasses" to UK universities, including the University of Leeds, with the support of Marks & Spencer. https://www.drapersonline.com/news/ms-and-ukft-launch-university-masterclasses/7026179.article

30 things to do in your first month in Leeds (Leeds Confidential, 20/09/2017) Number 12 in the list is "Visit the Marks and Spencer archives" here on the University campus. https://confidentials.com/leeds/things-to-do-in-your-first-month-in-leeds?id=59c26b16cd697

Open letter to Third World Quarterly on the publication of 'The case for colonialism' (Open Democracy, 20/09/2017) PhD student Andreas Rauh (Media & Communication - AHC) co-signs a letter of complaint to the editors of Third World Quarterly at Taylor & Francis on the publication of 'The case for colonialism' by Bruce Gilley. https://www.opendemocracy.net/simon-dawes-co-signatories/open-letter-to-third-world-quarterly-on-publication-of-case-for-coloniali

How Alberto Giacometti's fragile world view still resonates (The Conversation, 20/09/2017) Dr Joanne Crawford (FAHACS - AHC) discusses the life and art of Alberto Giacometti, which still receives plenty of attention in 2017. https://theconversation.com/how-alberto-giacomettis-fragile-world-view-still-resonates-83839

Reading without negotiation (The Reading List, 19/09/2017) Professor Helen Steward (PRHS - AHC) is profiled on this site devoted to celebrating good books and reading. http://www.thereadinglists.com/helen-steward-reading-list/

Where a journey began (The Yorkshire Post, 19/09/2017) As the 80th anniversary of The Hobbit's publication approaches, Dr Alaric Hall (English - AHC) talks about JRR Tolkien's time at the University in the 1920s. A first edition of the book is currently on show in the Treasures of the Brotherton Gallery, together with correspondence from Special Collections between Tolkien and Arthur Ransome. https://article.signalmedia.co/67153e46-f3d2-4b89-af6b-c0f810734832

Also in: Yorkshire Post http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/analysis/tolkien-and-leeds-the-hobbit-author-and-his-time-in-yorkshire-1-8761939

Imedi (Imedi TV, 18/09/2017) Dr Sophiko Daraselia (Languages, Cultures and Societies - AHC) is interviewed on Georgian TV about her research at Leeds and the newly-established Centre for Kartvelian and Caucasian Studies research group. https://www.imedi.ge/ge/video/15196/tsarmatebuli-qartveli-studentebi-britanetshi

Old seeds for new (The Hindu, 18/09/2017) Professor Gregory Radick (PRHS - AHC) and Dr Natalie Kopytko (LHRI - AHC) both spoke at The Sustainable Seed Innovation Round Table, facilitated by The Art of Living at its headquarters in Bangalore, India. It was a conference that brought together academic institutions from India, the UK and Germany, and reinforced the importance of native seeds and natural farming for Indian agriculture. https://article.signalmedia.co/8eac4c94-24d7-4997-8008-98bbad8e0a69

Can seed innovation save the marginal Indian farmer? (Indian Education Diary, 18/09/2017) Professor Greg Radick (PRHS - AHC) and Dr Natalie Kopytko (LHRI - AHC) both spoke at The Sustainable Seed Unnovation Round table, facilitated by The Art of Living at its headquarters in Bangalore, India. http://indiaeducationdiary.in/can-seed-innovation-save-marginal-indian-farmer/

Also in: New Indian Express http://www.newindianexpress.com/states/karnataka/2017/sep/16/diversity-in-seeds-essential-1658068.html

Fake Britain (BBC One, 18/09/2017) Dr Mark Taylor (Design - AHC) features in the program Fake Britain, in a section looking at counterfeit climbing equipment. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b095yr81

Chinese North Koreans provide bridge to outside world (Financial Times, 17/09/2017) Dr Adam Cathcart (History - AHC) is quoted in this piece about Chinese North Koreans who he says are "are the last living remnants of the era of socialist internationalism". https://www.ft.com/content/bf2340be-990a-11e7-a652-cde3f882dd7b

Also in: Financial Times China (in Chinese) http://www.ftchinese.com/story/001074346

The limits to history (Bangladesh Daily Star, 17/09/2017) Dr Jonathan Saha (Cultural Institute - AHC) writes this article arguing that "Public discussions around Rohingya people currently fleeing violence in Rakhine state, Myanmar, have often involved arguments about history. While critical historical analysis is useful in offering insights into conflicts, History - if treated as a single, knowable past - is not." http://www.thedailystar.net/opinion/the-limits-history-1463527

Punt PI (BBC Radio 4, 16/09/2017) Professor Simon Ball (History - AHC) contributes to a programme about the Cold War disappearance of a polish priest living in Bradford in 1953. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b093hv5r#play

Stephen Nolan (BBC Radio 5 live, 15/09/2017) Dr Adam Cathcart (History - AHC) discusses comments by North Korea's Special Delegate for cultural relations in Europe, in light of the latest tensions between North Korea and the rest of the world. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09423tk#playt=54m55s

From sex object to gritty woman: the evolution of women (America Retail, 15/09/2017) Dr Giorgia Aiello (Media & Communication - AHC) discusses the possible messages being sent from the 'gritty woman' trend of portraying women in stock photos today. http://www.america-retail.com/sostenibilidad/sostenibilidad-from-sex-object-to-gritty-woman-the-evolution-of-women/

Get to know Anita Rani. Countryfile, Watchdog, My Family and Partition and Me: India 1947 presenter (The Sun, 13/09/2017) Alumna Anita Rani (Broadcast Journalism - AHC) is a popular BBC TV presenter who is never far from a TV screen. The Countryfile and Watchdog presenter has been fronting a series about the partition of India. Here's her story and how she made it on TV. https://www.thesun.co.uk/tvandshowbiz/3705630/anita-rani-countryfile-watchdog-india-partion-host-bbc/

Japanese Princess to attend University of Leeds (ITV News, 12/09/2017) The granddaughter of Japanese Emperor Akihito, Princess Kako, will attend the University of Leeds until June 2018 as part of an exchange program. http://www.itv.com/news/calendar/2017-09-12/japanese-princess-to-attend-university-of-leeds/

Also in: TV: ITV News Calendar (12/09/2017, 6.11pm) Clip available

Hello! Magazine http://www.hellomagazine.com/royalty/2017091242343/princess-kako-japan-leeds-university/

GALA (Germany, in German) http://www.gala.de/royals/allgemein/prinzessin-kako-von-japan--sie-ist-englands-neue-prinzessin--21440124.html?utm_campaign=alle-news&utm_source=standard

Royal Central http://royalcentral.co.uk/international/japanese-imperial-family/princess-kako-of-akishino-arrives-in-uk-to-study-at-leeds-university-88237

Princess Kako departs for study in Britain (The Japan News, 12/09/2017) The Japanese Princess Kako flew out of Tokyo on Sept 12 heading for the university of Leeds, where she is studying for this academic year, up until June 2018. http://the-japan-news.com/news/article/0003936517

Also in: Yorkshire Post (front page) https://article.signalmedia.co/dbc9b784-4de8-496f-9080-d919ede3136e?u=f9157888-8859-4dec-89cc-3ce73fc5de40&origin=news-monitoring-app

Bol Noticias (Brazil, in Portugese) http://noticias.bol.uol.com.br/ultimas-noticias/internacional/2017/09/12/princesa-kako-de-japao-viaja-rumo-a-universidade-inglesa-de-leeds.htm

ABC (Spain, in Spanish) http://www.abc.es/estilo/gente/abci-princesa-kako-japon-pone-rumbo-universidad-inglesa-leeds-201709121657_noticia.html

People (China, in Chinese) http://japan.people.com.cn/n1/2017/0913/c35421-29533155.html

Armed forces are no place for 16-year-olds (The Guardian, 12/09/2017) Dr Katy Parry (Media & Communication - AHC) and Dr Nick Robinson (POLIS - ESSL) co-sign this letter from a group of academics backing an SNP youth campaign to raise the minimum recruitment age for the British armed forces to 18. https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/sep/12/armed-forces-are-no-place-for-16-year-olds

Secret news for Leeds from twin design team (Yorkshire Evening Post, 12/09/2017) Twin sisters and alumnae, Chloe and Abigail Baldwin (both Graphic & Communication Design - AHC) founded the print design company Buttercrumble, and are launching a new limited edition newspaper called Sketcheasy, which will hit the streets, cafés and stores of Leeds from October, with clues to its whereabouts being shared only on social media. http://www.yorkshireeveningpost.co.uk/news/secret-news-for-leeds-from-twin-design-team-1-8748643

Princess Kako leaves to attend University of Leeds in Britain (Asahi, 12/09/2017) The Japanese Princess Kako flew out of Tokyo on Sept 12 in a plane heading for the University of Leeds, where she is studying for this academic year, up until June 2018. http://www.asahi.com/ajw/articles/AJ201709120028.html

Also in:

Japan Today https://japantoday.com/category/national/princess-kako-departs-to-study-at-university-of-leeds

The Mainichi http://mainichi.jp/english/articles/20170912/p2a/00m/0na/005000c

Invest in wearable art, printed stories and beautiful lives (Yorkshire Post, 09/09/2017) Twin sisters and alumnae, Chloe and Abigail Baldwin (both Graphic & Communication Design - AHC) founded the print design company Buttercrumble, initially supported by Spark, and now have printed silk scarves on sale, called Wearable Histories. http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/lifestyle/fashion/invest-in-wearable-art-printed-stories-and-beautiful-lives-1-8745078

Also in: Yorkshire Evening Post http://www.yorkshireeveningpost.co.uk/lifestyle/fashion/invest-in-wearable-art-printed-stories-and-beautiful-lives-1-8745078

Forgotten stories of First World War capture in Lofthouse (Wakefield Express, 08/09/2017) A Heritage Open Day event by Dr Claudia Sternberg (Legacies of War and Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies - AHC) is highlighted. Hundreds of "enemy aliens" and later PoWs were interned at the camp, near Wakefield, during the First World War. http://www.wakefieldexpress.co.uk/news/forgotten-stories-of-first-world-war-capture-in-lofthouse-1-8743558

Hometown Fuzhou is working to create a "China play" (China Daily, 08/09/2017) Mention of a project organised by the University to mark the 400th anniversary of the deaths of both Shakespeare and the Ming dynasty playwright Tang Xianzu. A new stage production was presented by two groups preparing and rehearsing on different continents, with Beijing-based students from the University of International Business and Economics (UIBE) adapting A Midsummer Night’s Dream, while students from Leeds University reworked Tang Xianzu’s Nanke-ji (A Dream Under the Southern Bough). http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/cndy/2017-09/08/content_31719412.htm

Also in: China Daily (in Chinese) http://jx.chinadaily.com.cn/2017-09/08/content_31717720.htm

LBC Radio (LBC Radio, 07/09/2017) Dr Adam Cathcart (History - AHC) discusses the latest trade sanctions that are being planned against North Korea, amid their recent sixth nuclear missile test.

From sex object to gritty woman: the evolution of women in stock photos (New York Times, 07/09/2017) Dr Giorgia Aiello (Media & Communication - AHC) discusses the possible messages being sent from the 'gritty woman' trend of portraying women in stock photos today. https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/07/upshot/from-sex-object-to-gritty-woman-the-evolution-of-women-in-stock-photos.html

BBC Radio Derby - Martyn Williams (BBC Radio Derby, 05/09/2017) Dr Adam Cathcart (History - AHC) discusses the influence that China has over North Korea, and why they may not be willing to use that influence. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p05cxmcq#playt=1h41m27s

China is stuck in a muddle as Donald Trump builds pressure (PardaPhash (India), 05/09/2017) Dr Adam Cathcart (History - AHC) comments on the timing of the latest nuclear tests by North Korea, and what they mean for China's President Xi Jinping. https://www.pardaphash.com/china-is-stuck-in-a-muddle-as-donald-trump-build-pressure/

Toby Foster at Breakfast (BBC Radio Sheffield, 05/09/2017) Dr Adam Cathcart (History - AHC) explains what Kim Jong-un has to gain from nuclear weapons tests, and the part that China and Japan might play in trying to negotiate with North Korea. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p05cxv6b#playt=1h10m8s

Against the might of the State (The Hindu, 04/09/2017) Alumnus Dakxin Chhara (English & POLIS - AHC & ESSL), the first Indian feature filmmaker, from the stigmatised Chhara denotified tribe, takes us through his admirable journey to making his debut with Sameer, on terrorism and anti-Muslim violence. "You may call my father a thief but he is my hero," says filmmaker Dakxin Chhara. http://www.thehindu.com/entertainment/movies/against-the-might-of-the-state/article19620741.ece

Adam Cathcart: Crucial China role in North Korea impasse (Yorkshire Post, 04/09/2017) Dr Adam Cathcart (History - AHC) provides analysis of North Korea's nuclear strategy, arguing that "Kim Jong-un and his family have, in effect, been at war with the United States in Asia since North Korea's founding in 1948". http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/adam-cathcart-crucial-china-role-in-north-korea-impasse-1-8735566

BBC Radio Leeds - Andrew Edwards (BBC Radio Leeds, 04/09/2017) Dr Adam Cathcart (History - AHC) was on the Big Yorkshire Phone In to provide context and analysis to a discussion on North Korea's nuclear missile test. He said the UK could have a role to play in reducing tensions - by reining in the rhetoric on the side of the US and playing a role in UN Security Council deliberations. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p05cxwg0#playt=11m35s

The timing of North Korea's nuke test could not be worse for China's leader (Washington Post, 04/09/2017) Dr Adam Cathcart (History - AHC) comments on the timing of the latest nuclear tests by North Korea, and what they mean for China's President Xi Jinping. https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/the-timing-of-north-koreas-nuke-test-could-not-be-worse-for-chinas-xi/2017/09/04/f9d0677a-90bb-11e7-b9bc-b2f7903bab0d_story.html?utm_term=.20722f7d0109

Good Morning Wales (BBC Radio Wales, 04/09/2017) Dr Adam Cathcart (History - AHC) was interviewed on the Good Morning Wales programme about North Korea's testing of a nuclear weapon over the weekend. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b093wzdx

A turning point for South Vietnam? (New York Times, 01/09/2017) Opinion piece by Sean Fear (Lecturer in International History starting January 2018) marking the 50th anniversary of Vietnam's "most democratic election". https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/01/opinion/south-vietnam-war-election.html?mcubz=0

Meet the female coders pushing electronic music into the future (Mixmag, 31/08/2017) Dorien Schampaert (Music - AHC) and Joanne Armitage (Media & Communication - AHC) both feature in this piece as algorithmic electronic music composers. http://mixmag.net/feature/female-coders-algorave

Pirates' canal adventure (Yorkshire Evening Post, 31/08/2017) Addi Manolopoulou (School of History - AHC) and her daughter have travelled almost the full length of the Lancaster Canal on a raft built from recycles material. They took just 6 days to complete their adventure which spanned 65 kilometres. http://www.yorkshireeveningpost.co.uk/news/pirates-canal-adventure-1-8731659

It's time to stop presuming that same-sex couples are 'just friends' (Huffington Post, 31/08/2017) Broadcast journalism student Charlie Smith (Media & Communication - AHC) writes this article about how people should show respect for LGBT+ rights. http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/charlie-smith2/its-time-to-stop-presumin_b_17866154.html

How an accidental discovery changed fashion forever (CNN, 29/08/2017) Professor Regina Lee Blaszczyk (History), author of "The Color Revolution" comments in an article about the colour purple and how an accidental discovery of a synthetic dye changed fashion forever. http://edition.cnn.com/style/article/perkin-mauve-purple/index.html

Trade ties drive China's dance around North Korean nuclear threat (South China Morning Post, 26/08/2017) Dr Adam Cathcart (History) says China's long-term strategy remains tied to the nurturing of an entrepreneurial class in North Korea and free trade zones along the frontier. http://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/2108385/trade-ties-drive-chinas-delicate-dance-around-north

Humitas: a new word for when humour and seriousness combine (The Conversation, 24/08/2017) PhD student and comedian Kate Fox (PCI - AHC) has coined the word based on her research into stand up comedy, and how humour can be used to make a serious point. https://theconversation.com/humitas-a-new-word-for-when-humour-and-seriousness-combine-82556

Brazil loses soft power to frustrate expectations, says researcher (Folha Online (in Portuguese), 24/08/2017) Professor Stephanie Dennison (Languages, Cultures and Societies - AHC) discusses the international view of Brazil, in this Q&A. http://www1.folha.uol.com.br/mundo/2017/08/1912664-brasil-perde-soft-power-por-frustrar-expectativas-diz-pesquisadora.shtml

To e or not to e? US statue sparks debate over how to spell Shakespeare (The Guardian, 24/08/2017) Professor Martin Butler (English - AHC) discusses the University of Southern California's decision to spell Shakespeare's name as 'Shakespear', which he says "feels more antique, but it doesn't really have any special claim to be the preferred spelling." https://www.theguardian.com/books/booksblog/2017/aug/24/to-e-or-not-to-e-us-statue-sparks-debate-over-how-to-spell-shakespeare

Also on: NPR (and many regional US outlets) http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/08/24/545817973/to-e-or-not-to-e-usc-and-ucla-quibble-over-how-to-spell-shakespear-e?ft=nprml&f=

Pirates on canal raft adventure (Yorkshire Evening Post, 24/08/2017) Addi Manolopoulou (School of History - AHC) and her daughter hope to navigate the length of the Lancaster Canal on a raft built from recycled material. Addi Man and her nine-year-old daughter Athina set off on their adventure earlier this week and hope to cover the waterway on their eco-friendly raft which has been constructed from old office chairs, water pipes and door handles. https://article.signalmedia.co/c6829c1a-58e7-4638-82db-16c4d6e6df06

Trump is wrong: his 'new' Afghanistan policy looks like more of the same (The Conversation, 23/08/2017) Dr Elisabeth Leake (History - AHC) writes this article arguing that Trump's new proposed Afghanistan policy is missing the point. https://theconversation.com/trump-is-wrong-his-new-afghanistan-policy-looks-like-more-of-the-same-82868

Also in: Business Standard (India): http://www.business-standard.com/article/international/trump-is-wrong-his-new-afghanistan-policy-looks-like-more-of-the-same-117082400217_1.html

Podcast: Anthill 16: Humour me (The Conversation, 23/08/2017) PhD student and comedian Kate Fox (PCI - AHC) chats about her research into stand-up comedy, and how humour can be used to make a serious point, which she is trying to do with her own research. https://theconversation.com/anthill-16-humour-me-82845 

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