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.
- 4 October 2017, 20:00 – Who Do You Think You Are? – BBC One and iPlayer
The delayed final episode of the popular family history series features Kellogg alumna Ruby Wax. In this programme, the Illinois-born comedian investigates her Jewish roots.
- 21 September 2017 – Experter oroas av brexit: Ekonomin trampar vatten – Svenska Dagbladet (Sweden)
Chris Rowley, Visiting Fellow, is interviewed by one of Sweden’s biggest dailies on Brexit, trade and stagnating business investment.
- 20 September 2017 – Reformation or revolution? 60 seconds with Dr Janina Ramirez – History Extra
Janina Ramirez, Common Room Member, speaks to BBC History Magazine about her passion for the medieval world.
- 20 September 2017 – HR management can prove vital for merger and acquisition success – Employee Benefits
Chris Rowley, Visiting Fellow, discusses the crucial need to maintain employee commitment in the midst of the turmoil of mergers and acquisitions.
- 19 September 2017 – Tutu artwork causes traffic pile-up – Cape Times (South Africa)
A report on the construction of the ‘Arch for the Arch’, commissioned by Design Indaba as a tribute to Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Nobel Prize winner and Kellogg Bynum Tudor Fellow for 2010-11.
- 15 September 2017 – The Second BGS Cultural Revolution – and the Living Well SIG – British Geriatrics Society Blog
Visiting Fellow Sir Muir Gray writes about the importance of maintaining fitness in old age.
- 14 September 2017 – Culture Counts – The Economist, Letters to the Editor
Jonathan Michie, President of Kellogg College and Professor of Innovation & Knowledge Exchange, points out the importance of ethical and cultural values alongside other influences on behaviour.
- 11 September 2017 – How Britain can build a world-leading life sciences strategy – The Conversation
Jonathan Michie, President of Kellogg College and Professor of Innovation & Knowledge Exchange, explores how the life sciences industrial strategy can ensure that the UK’s strength in research translates into tangible success.
- 8 September 2017 – Desmond Tutu condemns Aung San Suu Kyi: ‘Silence is too high a price’ – The Guardian
Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Nobel Laureate and 2010-11 Kellogg Bynum Tudor Fellow, publishes a heartfelt open letter to fellow peace prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi calling for her to speak up for the Rohingya people of Myanmar. Widely reported around the world.
- 6 September 2017 – Them and [uz]: Tony Harrison and the language of inclusion and exclusion – OxfordWords
Sandie Byrne, Kellogg Fellow and Director of Studies in English at Oxford University Department for Continuing Education, writes about the contemporary poet Tony Harrison.
- 3 September 2017 – Oxford, England – Jagged Little Earth
Alumnus Hilary L Chow takes the reader on a tour of his favourite Oxford sights, including of course mention of Kellogg.
- 3 September 2017 – The cafe helping people cope with daily life – The Docklands & East London Advertiser
Kellogg alumna Ruby Wax is interviewed at one of her new Frazzled Cafes, which aim to give people who are feeling under pressure a chance to talk about their problems in a safe, confidential environment.
- 9 August 2017 – In search of Arcadia – BBC Four and iPlayer
Janina Ramirez, Common Room Member, discovers the origins of the English landscape movement in a 12-mile stretch of the Thames between Hampton and Chiswick with waterman and historian John Bailey.
- 5 August 2017 – Pointless Celebrities: History – BBC One and iPlayer
Janina Ramirez, Common Room Member, joins Alexander Armstrong and Richard Osman for a special celebrity history edition of the general knowledge quiz in which four teams try to come up with the answers that no-one else could think of.
- 3 August 2017 – Guide to Brexit one year on – FTAdviser, The Financial Times
Chris Rowley, Visiting Fellow, contributes to a guide to the current and predicted impact of Brexit.
- 3 August 2017 – Four Gloucestershire libraries shortlisted for David Vaisey Prize – Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard
The shortlist is announced for the new prize named after Honorary Fellow and former Bodley’s Librarian, David Vaisey, which recognises outstanding library schemes in Gloucestershire.
- 2 August 2017 – Inside Health – BBC Radio 4 and iPlayer
Carl Heneghan, Senior Tutor and Professor of Evidence-Based Medicine, comments on gender bias in clinical trials.
- 2 August 2017 – Dunkirk, the War and the Amnesia of the Empire – The New York Times, USA
Official Fellow Yasmin Khan describes how two-and-a-half million soldiers drawn from Britain’s empire in South Asia fought in World War II but are missing from many British commemorations and accounts of the war — an absence reinforced by Christopher Nolan’s new film “Dunkirk,” which does not feature any of the Indian soldiers who were present at the battle.
- 2 August 2017 – Dental implant placement into fresh extraction sockets – nationalelfservice.net
Mark-Steven Howe, MSc in Evidence-Based Healthcare student, reviews a study of the comparative outcomes of immediate and delayed implants.
- 1 August 2017 – The bloody road to partition – BBC History Magazine, p50
On the 70th anniversary of the end of the British Raj, Yasmin Khan, Official Fellow and Associate Professor in 18th to Early 20th-Century British History, describes eight of the images that define the creation of the independent states of India and Pakistan and explores some of the landmark moments in the turbulent story of the partition of India.
- 28 July 2017 – The treasures of St Cuthbert have finally been given pride of place at Durham Cathedral – Chronicle Live
Janina Ramirez, Common Room Member, comments on an important display of medieval relics. She was visiting Durham Cathedral to give a talk about the saint to mark the opening of the exhibition. Also widely reported elsewhere, including The Guardian, The Northern Echo and The Catholic Herald.
- 28 July 2017 – The Week’s Most Interesting Reads – The American Conservative, USA
Daniel Larison’s choice includes William Dalrymple’s review in The Spectator of Official Fellow Yasmin Khan’s The Raj at War.
- 27 July 2017 – Building Curriculum Diversity: Technique, History, and Performance – NewMusicBox, USA
Anna Beer, Visiting Fellow, discusses her work to raise awareness of overlooked and forgotten female composers.
- 27 July 2017 – Today programme – BBC Radio 4
Carlos Vargas-Silva, Research Member of Common Room and Acting Director of the Oxford Migration Observatory, is interviewed about the government’s announcement that it is to commission independent experts on migration to examine the role of EU nationals in the UK economy and society.
- 27 July 2017 – Does Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk ignore the role of the Indian army? – BBC News
Official Fellow Yasmin Khan explains that there is growing awareness of the contribution of Indian troops to the battle. This story is widely covered, for example in LiveMint.
- 26 July 2017 – Why artists should not perform in Israel – The New Arab
The views of Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Nobel Prize winner and Bynum Tudor Fellow for 2010-11, are quoted in relation to whether musicians should boycott Israel on the basis of its treatment of Palestinians. These comments have also been much quoted elsewhere.
- 26 July 2017 – Feature on Korean-style management (in Korean) – Economy Chosun magazine, Korea
Professor Chris Rowley, Visiting Fellow, provides a two-page interview giving a Western perspective on the strengths and weaknesses of Korean-style management.
- 26 July 2017 – Stroud Library shortlisted for David Vaisey Trust prize for outstanding libraries – Stroud News and Journal
A description of the new prize named after Honorary Fellow and former Bodley’s Librarian, David Vaisey, which recognises outstanding library schemes in Gloucestershire.
- 26 July 2017 – Mandibular fractures: the influence of third molars – nationalelfservice.net
Mark-Steven Howe, MSc in Evidence-Based Healthcare student, reviews a study into whether a third molar may generate a weak area in the mandibular angle and predispose this region to fracture.
- 25 July 2017 – Enlightened Princesses – Art Detective
Common Room Member Janina Ramirez interviews Joanna Marschner, senior curator at Historic Royal Palaces, on the popular art history podcast series.
- 25 July 2017 – How to build a cohesive team – People Management
Visiting Fellow Chris Rowley contributes to an article in the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development’s magazine, that argues great leaders use common goals and mutual respect to bring people together.
- 24 July 2017 – BBC Four explores Utopia in a new season of programmes this August – BBC Media Centre
BBC Four announces new programmes including In Search Of Arcadia in which art historian and Common Room member Dr Janina Ramirez and angler John Bailey tell the extraordinary story of how a revolutionary movement – partly inspired by a fishing manual – transformed the cultural landscape of 18th Century Britain.
- 23 July 2017 – The Raj at War: A People’s History of India’s Second World War by Yasmin Khan – The Guardian
The Guardian‘s book of the day is by Official Fellow Yasmin Khan. “Britain too easily forgets that in fighting Germany it was heavily dependent on its empire, as this wonderfully detailed and original study shows.”
- 23 July 2017 – Takata airbag recall process leaves drivers with ‘ticking time-bombs’, Choice says – ABC Online, Australia
Visiting Fellow Chris Rowley comments in an article about the recall and replacement of faulty airbags. Also reported internationally.
- 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?
- 20 July 2017 – In the Workplace – Wharton Business Radio, Sirius XM, USA
Visiting Fellow Chris Rowley provides an HR perspective on the Taylor Review, which looked at the implications of new forms of work on worker rights and responsibilities, as well as on employer freedoms and obligations.
- 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 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.