We have a vibrant academic and student body who are often featured in the press. Many of our academics contribute to national and international radio and television shows.
Dr Jeremie Barthas and Professor Quentin Skinner present at SciencesPo
Professor Colin Jones in the Boston Globe
Professor Colin Jones spoke to The Boston Globe about his book, the Smile Revolution in Eighteenth Century Paris, which assesses the smile in 18th century France. Prof Jones said: “The type of facial regime which is prevalent in France in the early 18th century is more negative about the smile. It tends to see the smile as a gesture of superiority over some misfortune, rather like laughter at that time is seen in very negative terms.” Full article in the Boston Globe.
Professor Miri Rubin on In Our Time
Professor Miri Rubin joined Melvyn Bragg on BBC Radio 4’s In Our Time. Prof Rubin and the panel discussed Pieter Bruegel the Elder's painting of 1559, 'The Fight between Carnival and Lent'. Created in Antwerp at a time of religious tension between Catholics and Protestants, the painting is rich in detail and offers many interpretations.
Dr Iain Stewart comments on the Paris attacks on CNBC
Dr Iain Stewart commented on CNBC in the wake of the terrorist attacks in Paris. Many experts suggest there could be an over reaction from the right. Dr Stewart said: "There is a danger that these events will exacerbate the Islamophobia that has been growing in sections of French society for some time.” The full article is on CNBC.
Professor Tilli Tansey in Nature magazine
Professor Tilli Tansey's review of ‘The Fantastic Laboratory of Dr. Weigl’ is a Top 10 choice in Nature magazine’s pick of Books & Arts coverage of 2014. The book, by Arthur Allen, is subtitled ‘How Two Brave Scientists Battled Typhus and Sabotaged the Nazis’, and is a fascinating account of Polish biologists Rudolf Weigl and Ludwik Fleck, and their work in vaccine research in war-ravaged Europe.