National and international press


Damn Hitler! He might have waited another week!

A new publication is based on Mass Observation war diaries.
The Daily Telegraph 31.01.09


Left-wingers don't have Bush to kick around any longer

Zander Navarro, a sociologist in IDS, comments on how Obama is winning over leftist governments.
Edmonton Journal (Canada) 29.01.09


World's leftists find it hard to hate US President Obama
As above. 

The Jakarta Post 30.01.09



Professor Gordon MacKerron has been appointed new Director of Spru.
The Times Higher Education Supplement 29.01.09


Grant winners

Professor Brian Cummings has been awarded £131,691 from the Levehulme Trust for his project,  The Confessions of Shakespeare.

The Times Higher Education Supplement 29.01.09

Press release


The morbid, the merrier

Feature on the enduring connection between music and death - including reference to a Sussex study that showed Goths ended up in middle-class, respectable professions.
The Daily Telegraph 29.01.09



Providing outstanding business education

University of Sussex listed among the institutions linked with the Lahore University of Management Sciences.

The Sunday Times (Asia) 25.01.09



Carers' advice

Sussex student Justine Bowker is among those who combined studies with caring for sick relatives.

The Guardian 24.01.09



'New-fangled ' assets as old as competitive banking

Letter from Professor Michael Lipton (Economics) explaining the history of why banks swing from euphoria to gloom.

Financial Times 23.01.09


After the furore about the dearth of black

Diary item about the amount of air time given to black presenters covering Obama's inauguration, including Clive Myrie, BBC correspondent and Sussex alumnus.
The Guardian 22.01.09


Phil Elliott

Obituary about nuclear physicist Phil Elliott, who worked at the University of Sussex from 1962 until 1994.
The Guardian 21.01.09

What to wear

Sussex graduate Toby Osborne gets a make-over for a job interview.
The Times Educational Supplement 16.01.09


Dr Susan Currell (American Studies) reviews In Reckless Hands: Skinner v Oklahoma and the Near-Triumph of American Eugenics, by Victoria F Nourse a and W W Norton.
The Times Higher Education Supplement 15.01.09


Who tops the tables?

Article about law departments, mentioning that Sussex came in the latest RAE top 20.
The Times 15.01.09


Just the job?

Institute of Employment Studies at the University of Sussex welcomes Gordon Brown's golden hello for long-term unemployed.
The Independent 13.01.09


Intimate diaries and banal letters live on in Frances library of secrets
Feature on a library in France that's a repository for private diaries, referencing Mass Observation at Sussex.

The Independent 09.01.09


Russia gas dispute hits EU security, aids rivals

Dr Jim Watson (Spru) commented on the effect the Russian gas dispute would have on carbon emission goals.

The Guardian 07.01.09


Africa's man of the year

Profile on Sussex alumnus Festus Moggae.
Africa Today 01.01.09




Digging for victory

Professor Brian Short (Geography) talked about Second World War farming in


BBC South 'Inside out' 28.01.09

BBC Radio Solent 28.01.09


Obama's inauguration

Professor Robin Kolodny (Politics) talks about preparations for Obama's inauguration

BBC Southern Counties Radio 20.01.09


Obama's sworn in

Dr Clive Webb (American Studies) helps to provide the commentary on the Washington ceremony.

BBC Southern Counties Radio 20.01.09


Job prospects

Linda Buckham (CDEC) responds positively to the worrying national headlines about job prospects being tough for students.

BBC Southern Counties Radio 21.01.09


It all adds up

Dr Roger Luther (Maths) talked about why being a mathematician is one of the best jobs in the world.

Southern FM 20.01.09


It's a travesty

Dr Barbara Allen (Linguistics) talked about the misuse of English grammar.

BBC South 13.01.09


Home and away

Dr Kanwal Mand (Anthropology) talked about the exhibition she and Dr  Katy Gardner have put together for the V&A Museum of Childhood in London about British Bangladeshi children and their views about their heritage.

Sylhet TV (Bangladesh) 10.01.09


Non-PC world

Andy Medhurst (Media and Film) commented on the political incorrectness, or otherwise of 1070s TV shows and comedians

50 Questions of Political Correctness Sky Three, 08.01.09


The Victorian Farm

Dr Nicola Verdon (History) talked about the role of the farmer's wife in the nineteenth century.

Victorian Farm, BBC2 08.01.09



Regional press


Natterjack toads under threat from rising oceans

Feature mentioning Dr Trevor Beebee's (Biochemistry) studies on toads

The Irish Times (Ireland) 31.01.09


University of Sussex Winter Graduation

The Argus 30.01.09

Press release

It's a family affair for degree duo

Mother and daughter case study for graduation
The Argus 31.01.09

A fifth degree in the family

The Davoodi family celebrate graduation success.
The Argus 30.01.09

Press release


Holocaust musician's story of survival

Auschwitz musician Anita Lasker-Wallfisch  is guest speaker at the Holocaust Memorial event being held on the Sussex campus this year.

The Argus 26.01.09

Press release


Music man's hike will go with a hitch

Sussex student Stephen Brook is hitching to Morocco to raise money for charity.

The Argus 22.01.09

Peace role

Sussex alumnus Tim Gillhespy has been appointed head of international programmes at Peace Direct.
The Argus 21.01.09

Home is where the art is

Coverage of children's art exhibition put together by Drs Katy Gardner and Kanwal Mand (Anthropology).
East End Life 19.01.09

Press release


'Volunteering is rewarding'

Nicola Robinson, who is starting a degree in social work at the University of Sussex in September, decided on her career choice after volunteering at Eat Cumbria Family Support Association,
Carlisle News & Star West  14.01.09

Gone but not forgotten

Article about Leicester Grammar School, mentioning one of its old boys, Lord Attenborough.
Leicester Mercury 13.01.09

Promise of a great night out to the big band sounds of top performers

Article about gigs coming up, including ones for music group in residence at the University of Sussex, Tacet Ensemble.
West Sussex County Times (South Downs) 09.01.09

Book readings

Dr Howard Cunnell (American Studies) is giving readings of his novel, Marine Boy, based on his experience of growing up in Eastbourne.
Eastbourne Herald 09.01.09


Keeping it in the family

Sussex alumna Sophie Antonelli runs Peterborough's Green Backyard project.
Peterborough Evening Telegraph 07.01.09

There's room for all of us female singers

Feature on Welsh female popstars, including Sussex alumna Jem.
Western Mail  03.01.09

Wizard of Oz, Theatre Royal, Brighton

Actor and Sussex alumnus Jon Clairmonte, who played the Tin Man at Brighton's Theatre Royal, talks about taking a degree in English and History.
Midhurst & Petworth Observer 01.01.09

New Year's evolution

Sussex alumnus Dan Glass talks about his Green hopes for 2009.
The Argus 03.01.09


Scientists spooked by new fish

Professor Mike Land (Neuroscience) talks about the strange eyes of the spookfish.
The Argus 02.01.09

Ones to watch in 2009

Sussex students Emily Llewellyn and Richard Moore are selected as bright stars for the future.
Sussex Life 01.01.09

Winners take their gongs

FDM Group, comprised of many Sussex alumni, win the Sussex Business Awards.
South East Business 01.01.09


Crowning glory for Sussex firms
As above.

Sussex Life 01.01.09

Sussex business elite are crowned

As above.
Southern Business Times 01.12.08



Speak truth to power

Letter from University of Sussex Quaker Chaplain Paul Oestreicher and Professor Barbara Einhorn (Sociology) re Jews for Justice for Palestinians.
The Tablet 31.01.09

Dark energy gave us our home

Professor Andrew Liddle (Astronomy) comments on a new proposed model of the beginnings of the universe.
New Scientist, 17.01.09


London lectures

Dr Helga Dittmar (Psychology) talked about how advertising creates a false reality, which leads to body anxiety.
Psychologist 01.02.09