Kellogg in the Media
This selection of news and media articles gives a flavour of the wide variety of interests of the members of Kellogg College. (Some of the links are time-limited, but retained on this page for interest.) If you know of further items that you would like to see added to this list, please contact Vanessa at email@example.com.
- 21 July 2017 – Brexit and the Labour Market – House of Lords Economic Affairs Committee
This government report includes evidence given by Martin Ruhs, Official Fellow, on migration figures.
- 21 July 2017 – The BDS movement does not respect human rights – The Jewish Advocate
Noam Schimmel, Visiting Fellow, discusses the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement against Israel.
- 20 July 2017 – Good Morning Britain – ITV
Comedian and alumna Ruby Wax talks about her forthcoming Edinburgh Festival show and exploring her past for the TV series Who Do You Think You Are?
- 19 July 2017 – Informal support networks – Research Institute in Science of Cyber Security
Ivan Flechais, Supernumerary Fellow, is co-author of a paper looking at social relationships and their role in home data security.
- 19 July 2017 – The Fight Between Carnival and Lent by Pieter Bruegel the Elder – Art Detective
Official Fellow Jonathan Healey joins Common Room Member Janina Ramirez to discuss this 1559 painting, which depicts a common festival of the period, as celebrated in the Southern Netherlands.
- 18 July 2017 – Senior doctors call for public inquiry into use of vaginal mesh surgery in UK – The Guardian
Speaking at a meeting in parliament, Carl Heneghan, Senior Tutor and Professor of Evidence-Based Medicine, called for a public inquiry into the use of vaginal mesh surgery. He drew comparisons with the thalidomide scandal, saying that there was evidence that mesh procedures, used to treat complications from childbirth, carry significantly more risk than official figures suggest. This has also been widely reported elsewhere, from The Times to The Ely Standard.
- July 2017 – Deriving optimal value from each system – Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine vol 110, issue 7
This volume contains an article co-written by Visiting Fellow Sir Muir Gray looking at how to gain maximum health for the population as a whole from a limited budget.
- 18 July 2017 – Secret Knowledge and Treasures of the Anglo-Saxons – BBC 4
BBC4 showed two programmes by Common Room member Janina Ramirez. At 22:00 Secret Knowledge looked at The Art of the Vikings. This was followed at 22:30 by Treasures of the Anglo Saxons. Both were subsequently available on the BBC iPlayer.
- 18 July 2017 – The Vikings: Foe or Friend? – BBC 4
Official Fellow David Griffiths makes numerous contributions to this programme, part of the Timewatch series, originally shown at 21:00 and now available on the BBC iPlayer.
- 17 July 2017 – New light on the secret life of badgers – Science Daily
Official Fellows Niki Trigoni and Andrew Markham, both of the Department of Computer Science, are part of an interdisciplinary team that applied security tracking technology to badgers, yielding information that they are more sociable than thought. This has implications for culling and vaccination programmes aimed at restricting the spread of TB, which had assumed that badger groups were more territorial and isolated. The technology developed to track badgers is now being extended to help find survivors of bomb explosions or earthquakes. This work recently won funding from the US Commerce Department.
- 17 July 2017 – It has been announced that alumna Ruby Wax is to be the voice of Hayley Edmonds on Thunderbirds are Go from September.
- 16 July 2017 – Tutu reflects on life of Emma Mashinini – SABC (South African Broadcasting Corporation)
Bynum Tudor Fellow Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu is interviewed about the achievements of trade unionist Emma Mashinini on the day of her funeral.
- 14 July 2017 – Labor immigration policies in high-income countries: Variations across political regimes and varieties of capitalism – Journal of Legal Studies
Martin Ruhs, Official Fellow, analyses how and why labor immigration policies in high-income countries vary across political regimes (democracies vs autocracies) and types of capitalism (liberal vs coordinated market economies).
- 12 July 2017 – Statins and muscle aches – BBC Radio 4’s Inside Health
Senior Tutor Carl Heneghan, Professor of Evidence-Based Medicine, comments on a new study looking at the links between statins and muscle aches, and the so-called ‘nocebo’ effect.
- 12 July 2017 – The ‘Unsilencing the Library’ project – BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour
Sophie Ratcliffe discusses the recreation of a library of women’s writing established by Georgiana Verney at Compton Verney country house during the Victorian period. This project recently won an Oxford University Public Engagement Award. The team behind it includes Visiting Fellow Dr Steven Parissien, who is Director of Compton Verney.
- 12 July 2017 – The Codex Aureus – Art Detective
Kate Wiles joins Common Room Member Dr Janina Ramirez to discuss the The Stockholm Codex Aureus, or ‘Golden Book’, a Gospel written in the mid-eighth century, probably in Canterbury. The popular podcast series is a great resource for art historians. Choose from an extensive and growing selection of free iTunes downloads.
- 12 July 2017 – Short dental implants for the atrophic posterior mandible? – nationalelfservice.net
Mark-Steven Howe, who is currently studying for an MSc in Evidence-Based Healthcare, reviews a study and urges caution over the interpretation of the evidence used.
- 8 July 2017 – Why Coconut Oil May Not Be So Good For You – The International Business Times
Supernumerary Fellow David Nunan, senior researcher at the Centre for Evidence Based Medicine, is quoted in an article about whether coconut oil raises LDL cholesterol.
- 5 July 2017 – Resisting Tyranny – New Generation Thinkers on BBC3’s The Essay
Jonathan Healey, Official Fellow, argues that the way people resisted unpopular governments changed dramatically from the 16th to the 21st centuries. As states grew in power, flight was no longer an option, so discontented people were forced to imagine revolution. Today, escape is once again possible, to safe online spaces which act like medieval forests, places which the government can’t control. The nature of resistance is reverting to its Tudor state: socially conservative, constant, and small in scale.
- 5 July 2017 – Peri-implantitis: lack of high quality studies for surgical regenerative treatment – nationalelfservice.net
Mark-Steven Howe, who is currently studying for an MSc in Evidence-Based Healthcare, reviews a study of the success of dental implants.
- 4 July 2017 – The ‘thorny fortress’ and 40 other ancient Oxfordshire hillforts revealed in Oxford University’s new online map – The Oxford Mail
A report on the new interactive website of historical hillforts produced by Emeritus Fellow Gary Lock and his team of volunteer amateur historians.
- 3 July 2017 – Is the United States Preparing for a War in Syria? – Inter Press Service News Agency
Farhang Jahanpour, Honorary Common Room member, analyses the confusing policies of the US government towards the Middle East.
- 3 July 2017 – Japan in Focus: Takata files for bankruptcy protection as the world’s biggest automotive recall continues – ABC, Australia
Professor Chris Rowley, Visiting Fellow, is interviewed by Eleni Psaltis over the air bag manufacturer Takata, which has filed for bankruptcy protection in Japan. Faults in its product prompted the world’s biggest automotive recall.
- 3 July 2017 – Award for migration experts – The Oxford Mail
Madeleine Sumption and Research Member of Common Room Carlos Vargas-Silva together won a £10,000 award from the Economic and Social Research Council for their work at the Oxford Migration Observatory that produced the first completely impartial source of information on migration.
- 1 July 2017 – Saudi Arabia: Dynasty coup and Trumps’ bottomless basket – AhlulBayt News Agency (ABNA)
Honorary Common Room member, Farhang Jahanpour, took part in an online debate on leadership change and other recent developments in Saudi Arabia.