In the Media

In the media

Recent news items involving colleagues from the Faculty.

Asian Network's Big Debate (BBC Radio Asian Network, 08/01/2018) Dr Jasjit Singh (Philosophy, Religion and History of Science - AHC) discusses a recent ban on Indian officials speaking in UK Gurdwaras. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09kdlv1#playt=20m48s

The Paul Franks Show (BBC Radio WM, 08/01/2018) Dr Simon Warner (Music - AHC) talks about the late Ray Thomas of The Moody Blues. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p05rfchq#playt=1h10m48s

Plaque marks 90 years of Leeds TV times (Yorkshire Evening Post (also in print, p7) 06/01/2018) Vice-Chancellor, Sir Alan Langlands, unveilved a plaque on Friday on the Clothworkers' building to mark the 90th anniversary of the founding of what is now the Royal Television Society. https://www.yorkshireeveningpost.co.uk/news/plaque-marks-90-years-of-leeds-tv-times-1-8943404

Also in: Yorkshire Post (in print, p13) https://article.signalmedia.co/35c5a451-17a1-448a-a9de-31efb9305376?secondary=true&u=f9157888-8859-4dec-89cc-3ce73fc5de40&origin=news-monitoring-app

Good Evening Wales (BBC Radio Wales, 04/01/2018) Mike Collins from the Arts & Humanities Research Council discusses a public poll to find the nation's favourite nature book, part of the Land Lines project by Professor Graham Huggan and Dr Pippa Marland (both English - AHC). http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09k8132#playt=51m51s 

Twins celebrate first year working together (Yorkshire Post, 03/01/2018) Twin sisters and alumnae Chloe and Abigail Baldwin (both Graphic & Communication Design - AHC) founded the print design company Buttercrumble, and are celebrating their first anniversary whilst encouraging others to take a similar step and start up their own businesses. https://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/twins-celebrate-first-year-working-together-1-8938478

Centuries of wildlife captured between the covers (Yorkshire Post, (also on page 3 in print), 03/01/2018) 10 books have been shortlisted for a public poll to find the nation's favourite nature book, part of research by Professor Graham Huggan and Dr Pippa Marland (both English - AHC). https://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/environment/centuries-of-wildlife-captured-between-the-covers-1-8938590

Also in: Yorkshire Evening Post (also on p9 in print): https://www.yorkshireeveningpost.co.uk/news/on-the-trail-of-a-top-nature-book-1-8938545 

AOL: https://www.aol.co.uk/news/2018/01/04/shortlist-revealed-for-nations-favourite-nature-book-poll/

BT Group: http://home.bt.com/news/uk-news/shortlist-revealed-for-nations-favourite-nature-book-poll-11364241012146

Over 100 regional newspapers

The News Hour (BBC Radio Cumbria, 03/01/2018) Dr Adam Cathcart (History - AHC) discusses North Korea re-opening a border hotline with South Korea. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p05r6sgg#playt=19m11s

Also on: Jules Bellerby (BBC Radio York): http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p05r2p4h#playt=1h46m11s 

Last weekend for exhibition (Yorkshire Evening Post, 03/01/2018) The exhibition Irresistible Distance by Hondartza Fraga closes at the University of Leeds on Monday. The display, about the artist's fascination with remote landscapes, is at the Clothworkers Building and has been running since December. https://article.signalmedia.co/8cfe8a05-65bc-4d8f-bb30-da8c4ab8515f?secondary=true&u=f9157888-8859-4dec-89cc-3ce73fc5de40&origin=news-monitoring-app

Activist and photographer launches photographic campaign to encourage action against rising sea levels (Maldon & Burnham Standard, 02/01/2018) Alumna Lauren Darn (BA Cinema & Photography; Media & Communication - AHC) has founded SubmergedUK, a campaign which aims to help raise awareness of climate change and coastal submersion through photography. http://www.maldonandburnhamstandard.co.uk/news/15801219.Activist_and_photographer_launches_photographic_campaign_to_encourage_action_against_rising_sea_levels/

Also in: Daily Gazette: http://www.gazette-news.co.uk/news/local/maldon/15801219.Activist_and_photographer_launches_photographic_campaign_to_encourage_action_against_rising_sea_levels/?ref=rss

How changing masculinity is good for mental health (The Good Men Project, 02/01/2018) Dr Laura King (LHRI; History - AHC) is quoted on her research into the identity of men within family life. https://goodmenproject.com/mental-health-awareness/changing-masculinity-good-mental-health-cmtt/

Opinion: Fraying of ties with China should be Kim Jong-un's greatest worry as US ratchets up war talk (South China Morning Post, 31/12/2017) Dr Adam Cathcart (History - AHC) writes that China's support or tacit acceptance of the North Korean regime continues to erode, possibly bringing further eruptions. http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/2125750/opinion-fraying-ties-china-should-be-kim-jong-uns-greatest-worry-us

Breakfast (BBC One, 30/12/2017) Dr Georgina Binnie (English - AHC) and undergraduate Becky Hewitt (Languages, Cultures & Societies - AHC) are on the Breakfast sofa to discuss the pen pal scheme Writing Back, which pairs up students with older people in Yorkshire. Clip available.

Saturday Breakfast (BBC Radio 5 Live, 23/12/2017) Dr Simon Warner (Music - AHC) discusses Christmas number ones and Ed Sheeran releasing three versions of his song which achieved number one this year. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09jcq43#playt=1h51m56s

Newsdrive (BBC Radio Scotland, 22/12/2017) Professor Duncan Wheeler (Languages, Cultures & Societies - AHC) discusses the result of the Catalan elections. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09jhfr0#playt=11m18s

Penpal project is writing the wrongs of loneliness epidemic (Yorkshire Evening Post (p4), 21/12/2017) The Writing Back project, led by Dr Georgina Binnie (English - AHC), has helped connect hundreds of students with older people in Yorkshire, and was referenced in a report by the Jo Cox Commission on Loneliness. https://article.signalmedia.co/19fd8fe3-7a8c-45bc-a476-63a40499533b?secondary=true&u=f9157888-8859-4dec-89cc-3ce73fc5de40&origin=news-monitoring-app

Writing Back tweet featured on: Daily Mail http://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/pa/article-5183253/Every-single-one-tackle-loneliness-epidemic-says-Jo-Cox-s-sister.html

Students against period poverty: why young activists are seeing red (The Guardian, 19/12/2017) Undergraduate Emma Jacobs (Media & Communication - AHC) authors this article about a protest taking place in Parliament square today to lobby the government to provide free sanitary products to schoolgirls on free school meals. https://www.theguardian.com/education/2017/dec/19/students-against-period-poverty-why-young-activists-are-seeing-red

New micro-fibre pollution tools for brands (Drapers, 18/12/2017) The School of Design (AHC) are collaborating with the European Outdoor Group and biov8tion to address the issues surrounding microfiber pollution from textiles and clothing. https://www.drapersonline.com/news/new-micro-fibre-pollution-tools-for-brands/7028227.article

Also in: SGB Media https://sgbonline.com/european-outdoor-group-takes-on-microfiber-pollution/

Just Style https://www.just-style.com/news/european-outdoor-group-to-map-microfibre-pollution_id132457.aspx

Ecotextile https://www.ecotextile.com/2017121823153/materials-production-news/microfibre-consortium-outlines-next-step.html

University of Leeds becomes All-Steinway School (Classical Music Magazine, 18/12/2017) A major investment in 27 new Steinway pianos at the University's School of Music has enabled it to gain the coveted All-Steinway School status. http://www.rhinegold.co.uk/music_teacher/university-leeds-becomes-steinway-school/

Why we need to save the Christmas card and the art of letter writing (Yorkshire Post (also in print, p11), 18/12/2017) The Writing Back project, led by Dr Georgina Binnie (English - AHC), has helped connect hundreds of students with older people in Yorkshire, and was referenced in a report by the Jo Cox Commission on Loneliness. https://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/opinion/why-we-need-to-save-the-christmas-card-and-the-art-of-letter-writing-1-8916660

Also on: Andrew Edwards (BBC Radio Leeds, 18/12/2017) Student Ian Simpson (English - AHC) and his pen pal Joyce chat on the Big Yorkshire Phone In http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p05nl54l#playt=39m7s

University of Leeds takes delivery of 27 Steinway pianos (Yorkshire Post, 18/12/2017) A major investment in 27 new Steinway pianos at the University's School of Music has enabled it to gain the coveted All-Steinway School status. https://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/university-of-leeds-takes-delivery-of-27-steinway-pianos-1-8915604

Curatorial vs exhibition masters (China Economic Net (in Chinese), 18/12/2017) The University's masters offering in Curating Science is referenced in a list of British options for Chinese students wishing to be curators. http://expo.ce.cn/gd/201712/18/t20171218_27304963.shtml 

David Bowie, art collector (Ohio Edit, 17/12/2017) Professor Duncan Wheeler (Languages, Cultures & Societies - AHC) reflects on Bowie's relationship with the visual arts. http://ohioedit.com/2017/12/17/david-bowie-art-collector-by-duncan-wheeler/

Originally on: Revista de Libros (in Spanish) http://www.revistadelibros.com/discusion/david-bowie-y-el-arte-moderno

TV: N1 (N1, 16/12/2017) Dr Matthew Boswell (English - AHC) talks about Holocaust memory and how nation-states confront historical conflicts. http://rs.n1info.com/a349780/Vesti/Vesti/Gosti-N1-Srbija-gaji-privatnu-kulturu-secanja-na-ratove.html

What's the fastest color? Olympic speedskaters now say blue (MyAJC.com, 15/12/2017) Professor Stephen Westland (Design - AHC) discusses why the Norwegian Olympic speed skating team might benefit from wearing blue racing suits. http://www.myajc.com/sports/what-the-fastest-color-olympic-speedskaters-now-say-blue/ECKa6jUYmKnTRL9VmJtyjP/

Also in: My Statesman http://www.mystatesman.com/sports/what-the-fastest-color-olympic-speedskaters-now-say-blue/ECKa6jUYmKnTRL9VmJtyjP/

Loneliness heightened by social media, Jo Cox's sister says (The Guardian, 15/12/2017) The Writing Back project, led by Dr Georgina Binnie (English - AHC), has helped connect hundreds of students with older people in Yorkshire, and was referenced in a report by the Jo Cox commission on Loneliness. https://www.theguardian.com/media/2017/dec/15/loneliness-heightened-by-social-media-jo-coxs-sister-says

Also on: Guardian (in print, p13)

Stephen Nolan (BBC Radio 5 Live) http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09hqgy1#playt=42m41s

Heart Radio (clip available)

Toby Foster at Breakfast (BBC Radio Sheffield, 15/12/2017) Dr Georgina Binnie (English - AHC) chats about the Writing Back project, which has helped connect hundreds of English students at the University with older people in Yorkshire. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p05mvyqf#playt=1h24m30s

University boost as 27 pianos arrive (BBC, 13/12/2017) A major investment in 27 new Steinway pianos at the University's School of Music has enabled it to gain the coveted All-Steinway School status. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-england-leeds-42329843/university-of-leeds-becomes-an-all-steinway-school

Also in: The Times (Scan available)

University news story: https://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4154/school_of_music_invests_in_27_new_steinway_pianos

Which colour front door offers the warmest welcome? (Property Reporter, 12/12/2017) Professor Stephen Westland (Design - AHC) comments on the results of a Leeds Building Society poll of the most welcoming front door colour, offering some explanation for why red might have won. http://www.propertyreporter.co.uk/household/which-colour-front-door-offers-the-warmest-welcome.html

Andrew Edwards (BBC Radio Leeds, 12/12/2017) A major investment in 27 new Steinway pianos at the University's School of Music has enabled it to gain the coveted All-Steinway School status. Reporting from yesterday's performance in the Clothworkers' Centenary Concert Hall. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p05nb8s0#playt=1h41m22s

Yorkshire 'creamware' that graced middle-class sideboards of generations past is dusted off once more (Yorkshire Post, 11/12/2017) MA Art Gallery and Museum Studies (FAHACS - AHC) students have created an exhibition of Yorkshire pottery within The Stanley and Audrey Burton Gallery. https://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/yorkshire-creamware-that-graced-middle-class-sideboards-of-generations-past-is-dusted-off-once-more-1-8903406

What's the fastest color? Olympic speedskaters now say blue (The New York Times, 11/12/2017) Professor Stephen Westland's (Design - AHC) discusses why the Norwegian Olympic speed skating team might benefit from wearing blue racing suits. https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/11/sports/olympics/fastest-color.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

More Woolworths than Wedgewood: Leeds students curate exhibition of Hunslet Pottery (Yorkshire Evening Post, 11/12/2017) MA Art Gallery and Museum Studies (FAHACS - AHC) students have created an exhibition of Yorkshire pottery within The Stanley and Audrey Burton Gallery. https://www.yorkshireeveningpost.co.uk/news/more-woolworths-than-wedgewood-leeds-students-curate-exhibition-of-hunslet-pottery-1-8900237

A feminist space at Leeds: looking back to think forwards (Corridor 8, 09/12/2017) PhD researcher Gillian Park (FAHACS - AHC) has curated an exhibition called 'A Feminist Space at Leeds: Looking Back to Think Forward', which is on display in the School's Project Space until the end of this week. http://corridor8.co.uk/article/feminist-space-leeds-looking-back-think-forwards/

Has the FBI 'become America's secret police'? (Politifact, 08/12/2017) Professor Simon Ball (History - AHC) is quoted saying: 'The contemporary U.S. political system and the Soviet political system of 1954, when the KGB was formed, are not comparable in any sensible analytical scheme". http://www.politifact.com/punditfact/statements/2017/dec/08/gregg-jarrett/has-fbi-become-americas-secret-police/

Lights, camera, Bolton! Where is Bancroft filmed? The Greater Manchester and Leeds filming locations revealed (The Sun, 07/12/2017) Dr Beth Johnson (Media & Communication - AHC) explains the recent trend for Yorkshire to become a popular filming location, particularly for television. https://www.thesun.co.uk/tvandshowbiz/5086649/where-is-bancroft-filmed-bolton-le-mans-crescent-leeds/

In Our Time (BBC Radio 4, 07/12/2017) Professor Bridget Bennett (English - AHC) is a guest for this discussion about Moby Dick. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09gzjm5

Yorkshire pottery exhibition (North Leeds Life, 06/12/2017) An article about the current exhibition in the Stanley and Audrey Burton Gallery curated by MA Art Gallery and Museum Studies students: Designing Yorkshire Pottery: For the Many, Not the Few. http://www.northleedslifegroup.com/2017/12/06/yorkshire-pottery-exhibition-highlights-democratisation-of-art-design-culture/

Why a Prussian General genocide stopped in Palestine (Die Welt, (in German) 06/12/2017) Professor Holger Afflerbach (History - AHC) is referenced as the biographer of Erich von Falkenhayn, the Chief of the German General Staff during the First World War who prevented the mass slaughter of Jews by the Ottoman military. https://www.welt.de/geschichte/article171315492/Warum-ein-preussischer-General-Genozid-in-Palaestina-stoppte.html

Breaking Elgar's Enigma (Hacker News, 06/12/2017) Emeritus Professor Julian Rushton (Music - AHC) is quoted from a book he wrote about the "mysteries and hidden messages" of Edward Elgar's classical music piece, Variations on an Original Theme, Enigma, Op. 36. https://newrepublic.com/article/139816/breaking-elgars-enigma

Dominic King (BBC Radio Kent, 06/12/2017) Dr Simon Warner (Music - AHC) reflects on the death of Johnny Hallyday. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p05mzyrq#playt=1h35m22s

The state of the alliance: Beijing-Pyongyang relations in 2017 (NK News - North Korea News (paywall), 06/12/2017) Dr Adam Cathcart (History - AHC) is interviewed extensively about the future of North Korea and its alliance with China. https://www.nknews.org/2017/12/the-state-of-the-alliance-beijing-pyongyang-relations-in-2017/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Gayle Lofthouse (BBC Radio Leeds, 05/12/2017) Professor Regina Lee Blazczyk (History - AHC) discusses her new book about the history of Guiseley woollen mill, Abraham Moon & Sons and the wider impact of the Yorkshire woollen industry on the world. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p05mp3xl#playt=35m36s

World at One (BBC Radio 4, 05/12/2017) Professor Stephen Coleman (Media & Communication - AHC) talks about the findings of a new report carried out for the Electoral Reform Society into how the BBC's Question Time Leader's Special influenced General Election voters in the summer. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09gzjds#playt=39m42s

What is the truth behind alleged Sikh radicalisation (Daily O, 04/12/2017) Dr Jasjit Singh's (PRHS - AHC) research investigating Sikh "radicalisation" in Britain is reference in this opinion piece. https://www.dailyo.in/voices/leeds-research-rejects-khalistan-punjab-sikh-radicalisation-modi-amarinder-singh/story/1/20968.html

Question Time leaders special 'may have influenced more than 1m voters' (Daily Mail, 04/12/2017) Professor Jay Blumler, Professor Stephen Coleman and Dr Christopher Birchall (all Media & Communication - AHC) have led research finding that the BBC's Question Time Leader's Special may have swung more than a million people's votes in June's General Election. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/pa/article-5142717/Question-Time-leaders-special-influenced-1m-voters.html

Also in: Yorkshire Post: https://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/influence-of-leaders-show-revealed-by-leeds-university-research-1-8890551

Yorkshire Evening Post: https://www.yorkshireeveningpost.co.uk/news/influence-of-leaders-show-revealed-by-leeds-university-research-1-8890551

University news story: http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4146/single_election_broadcast_influenced_one_third_of_viewers_votes

Little proof of radicalization of Sikhs in UK: Leeds study (Times of India, 04/12/2017) Dr Jasjit Singh (PRHS - AHC) has led research investigating Sikh 'radicalisation' in Britain, in which he found little evidence of the country's Sikhs being radicalised to join international terrorist groups. https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/nri/other-news/little-proof-of-radicalization-of-sikhs-in-uk-leeds-study/articleshow/61909972.cms

Connections (BBC Radio Leeds, 03/12/2017) Dr Jasjit Singh (PRHS - AHC) features to discuss his researcg investigating Sikh 'radicalisation' in Britain, in which he found little evidence of the country's Sikhs being radicalised to join international terrorist groups. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p05mp3hk#playt=1h30m3s

Sikh diaspora alarmed at arrest of British man Jagtar Singh Johal in India (Business Standard India, 27/11/2017) Friday's article by Dr Jasjit Singh (PRHS - AHC) is reproduced from The Conversation. http://www.business-standard.com/article/current-affairs/sikh-diaspora-alarmed-at-arrest-of-british-man-jagtar-singh-johal-in-india-117112700276_1.html

Obituary: Trevor Bell (The Times, 27/11/2017) The artist and former Gregory Fellow at the University has died. https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/obituary-trevor-bell-cm53kn53k

Journey to bronze (Yorkshire Post, 25/11/2017) The relationship between sculptor Henry Moore and former Vice-Chancellor Michael Sadler is explored as part of this preview of a new exhibition at the Henry Moore Institute. https://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/leeds-s-own-henry-moore-is-coming-home-in-new-exhibition-1-8869356

Asian Network's Big Debate (BBC Asian Network, 24/11/2017) Dr Jasjit Singh (PRHS - AHC) discusses his new report about Sikh radicalisation. Also on BBC Radio Asia. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09f2nwr#playt=1h15m48s

Alarm spreads in Sikh diaspora at arrest of British man Jagtar Singh Johal in India (The Conversation, 24/11/2017) Dr Jasjit Singh (PRHS - AHC) authors this article about Jagtar Singh Johal, a Sikh born and raised in Scotland visiting India for his wedding, who was taken into custody by the Punjab police on November 4. The case has raised alarm among Sikhs in India and across the Sikh diaspora with concerns being raised about the due process around Johal's arrest and subsequent allegations of torture. https://theconversation.com/alarm-spreads-in-sikh-diaspora-at-arrest-of-british-man-jagtar-singh-johal-in-india-87958

Mary Cassatt painted domestic life in a way male Impressionists couldn't (Artsy, 23/11/2017) Professor Griselda Pollock (FAHCS - AHC) explains the moment artist Mary Cassatt became part of the egalitarian art movement, as she was invited by Edgar Degas to join the Impressionist circle. https://www.artsy.net/article/artsy-editorial-mary-cassatt-painted-domestic-life-way-male-impressionists  

University quiz team's bid for TV show jackpot (Yorkshire Evening Post, 23/11/2017) Alumni of a Leeds University Union quiz team are today set to appear on popular ITV game show Tenable, which is hosted by Star Wars actor Warwick Davies. The team includes alumni Tolly Oram (History - AHC) and Jed Evamy-Jones (Physics - MAPS). https://article.signalmedia.co/ee1872e6-a7ed-4be2-b707-32e2e4f022e6?secondary=true&u=f9157888-8859-4dec-89cc-3ce73fc5de40&origin=news-monitoring-app

Interview with Simon Armitage (Times Higher Education Supplement, 23/11/2017) Simon Armitage is an English poet, playwright and novelist. He was recently appointed professor of poetry at the University of Leeds, having previously been professor of poetry at the University of Sheffield. https://www.timeshighereducation.com/people/interview-simon-armitage-university-of-leeds

13 surprisingly fun things to do at Christmas if you can't celebrate with friends and family (Elle UK, 22/11/2017) The Writing Back volunteer letter-writing scheme set up by Dr Georgina Binnie (English - AHC) is featured. http://www.elleuk.com/life-and-culture/culture/news/a39647/things-to-do-christmas-alone-without-family/

The most popular genes in the human genome (Nature, 22/11/2017) Professor Gregory Radick (PRHS - AHC) discusses the tendency for particular genes to be studied for long periods of time, in this in-depth look at the most studied genes in biology. http://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-017-07291-9

Sikh activism is not radicalism (Panjab Times, 22/11/2017) Dr Jasjit Singh's (PRHS - AHC) research investigates Sikh "radicalisation" in Britain, and has found little evidence of the country's Sikhs being radicalised to join international terrorist groups. http://panjabtimes.uk/detail/news_2210.aspx

New book documents the global success of local textile company (Telegraph and Argus, 22/11/2017) Professor Regina Blaszczyk (History - AHC) authors a new book called 'Fashionability', which documents the history of textile companies such as Abraham Moon and Sons Ltd. https://article.signalmedia.co/c9978697-0fbe-4e57-9d81-eefc32c38dd7?secondary=true&u=f9157888-8859-4dec-89cc-3ce73fc5de40&origin=news-monitoring-app

The experience of sickness and health during Crusader campaigns to the eastern Mediterranean, 1095-1274 (Medievalists.net, 21/11/2017) Dr Joanna Phillips' (Institute for Medieval Studies; History - AHC) PhD thesis is previewed, which proposes the reading of medieval chronicles, specifically those of the crusades, for their medical content. http://www.medievalists.net/2017/11/experience-sickness-health-crusader-campaigns-eastern-mediterranean-1095-1274/

Kids featured in film project (Yorkshire Evening Post, 21/11/2017) PhD researcher Matthew Elliot (English - AHC) launched a project this year focusing on how to engage young people in political and social change, and has involved youngsters in a short film as part of his research project. https://article.signalmedia.co/3b96cfb1-a81a-458f-918e-758dcb9e66ce?secondary=true&u=f9157888-8859-4dec-89cc-3ce73fc5de40&origin=news-monitoring-app

Sunday (BBC Radio 4, 19/11/2017) Dr Jasjit Singh (PRHS - AHC) discusses his research looking at Sikh "radicalisation" in Britain, plus Sikh fundamentalism in the UK and the impact it's having in India. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09fj97j#playt=35m26s

Archive on 4 (BBC Radio 4, 18/11/2017) Dr Julia Snell (English - AHC) discusses accents and linguistics, arguing that language is a stylistic resource, akin to jewellery and clothes. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b07djnzb#playt=18m38s

Aerosmith and the Teide (El Pais (in Spanish), 17/11/2017) Professor Duncan Wheeler (Languages, Cultures and Societies - AHC) is interviewed about his recent trip to the Carnival of Tenerife, where he explored the idea that popular festivals in Spain are something democratic, and watched Aerosmith perform. https://elviajero.elpais.com/elviajero/2017/11/16/actualidad/1510826474_476797.html 

Plans for conference are sounding great (Telegraph and Argus, 17/11/2017) Composer Samuel Hertz is bringing his talents to Bradford. The inaugural DARE art prize-winner, launched by the University in conjunction with Opera North, has written a piece specifically for the National Science and Media Museum in Bradford which will receive its premiere at a conference on Thursday, November 23. https://article.signalmedia.co/6b0ef57e-e85b-4d7b-adaa-274156b9f6ad?secondary=true&u=f9157888-8859-4dec-89cc-3ce73fc5de40&origin=news-monitoring-app

How they watched TV in Leeds, nine years before it was invented (Yorkshire Post, 17/11/2017) It was exactly 90 years ago that a group of scientists, clustered in a lecture room at Leeds University, agreed to form themselves into the world's first television society, the Royal Television Society. The ITV Studios on Kirkstall Road will host the 90th birthday party, and the connection with Leeds University will be maintained with a keynote speech from former Chancellor, the broadcaster Melvyn Bragg. http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/how-they-watched-tv-in-leeds-nine-years-before-it-was-invented-1-8861731

Also in: Yorkshire Evening Post: http://www.yorkshireeveningpost.co.uk/news/how-they-watched-tv-in-leeds-nine-years-before-it-was-invented-1-8861731

Understanding Sikh activism in Britain (Asia Samachar, 16/11/2017) Dr Jasjit Singh's (PRHS - AHC) research sparked by media reports citing Sikh "radicalisation" in Britain has found little evidence of the country's Sikh's being radicalised to join international terrorist groups. http://asiasamachar.com/2017/11/16/16488/

Also in: University news story: https://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4136/understanding_sikh_activism_in_britain

Gayle Lothouse (BBC Radio Leeds, 15/11/2017) Professor Alison Fell (LCS & Legacies of War - AHC) discusses the upcoming 'Nurses on the frontline of woundcare' public event and conference, which illustrates the challenges of nurses in the First World War, and what that might have to teach us about nursing today. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p05kstmy#playt=2h38m35s

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

Andrew Edwards (BBC Radio Leeds, 15/11/2017) Emeritus Professor Clive Upton (English - AHC) discusses some people's annoyance with the word 'so', which BBC listeners are annoyed about. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p05kstmh#playt=1h36m3s

Why it matters when big tech firms extend their power into media content (The Conversation, 15/11/2017) Professor David Hesmondhalgh (Media & Communication - AHC) discusses the major shift taking place in global media, with tech corporations that were once mainly involved in distribution of media content, now sinking huge amounts of money into the content itself. https://theconversation.com/why-it-matters-when-big-tech-firms-extend-their-power-into-media-content-86876

Ghana has lost out on integrity-Prof Oduro Owusu (Business Ghana, 15/11/2017) 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. http://www.businessghana.com/site/news/general/155464/Ghana-has-lost-out-on-integrity-Prof-Owusu

Alex Lester at Breakfast (BBC Radio WM, 15/11/2017) Dr Simon Warner (Music - AHC) discusses musicians releasing albums around Christmas, and the music industry targeting older audiences with buying physical copies of music, as opposed to streaming. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p05lks3n#playt=1h41m25s

Recalling Charlotte Salomon (Times Literary Supplement, 14/11/2017) Professor Griselda Pollock (FAHCS - AHC) writes about Charlotte Salomon, the German Jewish artist who died in Auschwitz in 1943 aged twenty-six, a year after she had created one of the most complex, fascinating and challenging artworks of the modern era. https://article.signalmedia.co/f9bc5a3f-313e-4642-84a3-35d62d818941?secondary=true&u=f9157888-8859-4dec-89cc-3ce73fc5de40&origin=news-monitoring-app

Also mentioned in: New York Times https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/23/arts/design/charlotte-salomon-life-or-theater.html

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

Harry Potter: A History of Magic (BBC2, 28/10/2017) Alumnus Dr Alexander Lock (History - AHC) features in this program alongside J K Rowling, as co-curator of the new British Library exhibition Harry Potter: A History of Magic. https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b09d5n6b/harry-potter-a-history-of-magic

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

Radio Aire

Most regional BBC local radio stations

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