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.
Professor Amanda Vickery's documentary nominated for Scottish BAFTA
Professor Amanda Vickery’s BBC2 series The Story of Women and Art has just been nominated for a British Academy Scotland Award for best factual series.
Dr Joanna Cohen Speaks at the BBC Radio 3 Free Thinking Festival
Dr Joanna Cohen will be speaking on Saturday November 1st at the Sage Gateshead on ‘The Spin Doctors of Nineteenth Century America’. More details and tickets are available from the Sage Gateshead website.
Professor Richard Bourke presents at Carl Friedrich von Siemens Stiftung
Professor Richard Bourke has been invited by the Carl Friedrich von Siemens Stiftung to present research from his forthcoming book Empire and Revolution: The Political Life of Edmund Burke. Professor Richard Bourke will give a lecture on 'Edmund Burke and the Origins of Conservatism' at the Carl Friedrich Siemens Foundation in Munich on 6 November. The Siemens Stiftung is an independent institution for the advancement of science and awards fellowships to outstanding academics.
Professor Amanda Vickery awarded honorary doctorate at the University of Uppsala
Professor Amanda Vickery is named as a new honorary doctor at the university of Uppsala. Prof Vickery has deepened knowledge of early modern cultural history with a combination of innovative research and broadcast presentations. Her research interests, in ‘the history of British society and culture, gender and family, words and objects’, especially Georgian England, range widely. When awarding the honour, the University of Uppsala said, "Vickery’s extensive scholarly production has inspired a whole generation of Swedish historians to study the material and social aspects of everyday life. In writing and presenting several hit BBC2 and BBC Radio 4 programmes with her characteristic empathy, passion and gift for explaining major social change through domestic detail, she has become a familiar face"
BBC 2 television show presented by Professor Amanda Vickery wins award at the Golden Prague Festival
The BBC2 film presented by Professor Amanda Vickery and Tom Service, 'Messiah at the Foundling Hospital' was awarded the Czech Crystal Prize for best documentary by an international jury at the Golden Prague Festival in Prague.
Richard Farmbrough, Managing Director Reef Television comments: “Winning the Czech Crystal is a wonderful accolade for this ambitious and profoundly moving film. I am delighted that the hard work of the production team, led by Ben Weston, and the eloquence of presenters Tom Service and Amanda Vickery has been recognised by the jury here at The Golden Prague Festival. Our thanks go to all our talented musicians and performers along with Jan Younghusband at the BBC for helping us bring to life the extraordinary story of Messiah at The Foundling Hospital.”
Kim Shillinglaw, Controller of BBC Two and BBC Four, comments: “BBC Two is delighted that Messiah at the Foundling Hospital has won this prestigious international award which recognises the channel's role in showcasing the very best music and arts programmes as well as the hard work and dedication of the commissioning and production team.” Jan Younghusband said "many thanks and congratulations from us all at the BBC. It's a very prestigious arts prize so we are over the moon."