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 on BBC 2
Professor Amanda Vickery tells the story of Britain’s longest war; the suffragettes’ 300 year-long campaign for equality in a major new series for the BBC. ‘Suffragettes forever! The story of women and power’ begins on Wednesday 25 February, with an account of the immense legal, social, and political oppression experienced by British women before the suffragettes campaign began.
Dr Thomas Dixon on BBC Radio 4
Professor Amanda Vickery presents at the European University Institute
Professor Amanda Vickery presents on the challenges of broadcasting history at the conference and workshop on Public History and the Media at the European University Fiesole, Italy
Dr Tom Asbridge in the New York Times
Dr Thomas Asbridge was interviewed by the New York Times . He commented on Barack Obama's speech in which Obama condemned Islamic terrorist, but noted that people also ‘committed terrible deeds in the name of Christ’. Dr Asbridge said: “Any use of the word ‘Crusade’ has to be made with great caution. It is the most highly charged word you can use in the context of the Middle East.”
The History of Modern Biomedicine publishes a new Witness Seminar
The latest Witness Seminar from the History of Modern Biomedicine discusses the origins and evolution of ‘narrative medicine’ as an intellectual and educational field. It features the testimonies of contributors from the USA, Canada, UK and Europe. Topics include the introduction of humanities into medical education; the influence of medical ethics debates, and the development of bioethics; the impact of political and social movements, for example on disability issues; the emergence of palliative care or patient literature on illness experiences such as cancer.