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Academics share expertise on UK election, international politics and culture

Downing Street Friday 8 May 2015

Liverpool Hope academics have been sharing their expertise with the media on topics ranging from the UK election and international politics to the music of the Beatles.  

Senior Lecturer in Politics Dr Michael Holmes and Lecturer in the History of Education Dr Mike Finn both contributed to the Times Higher Education’s pre-election feature on what could be done to improve British Politics. Dr Holmes wrote a piece on how the UK can improve its relationship with Europe, whilst Dr Finn wrote on the topic of building more harmonious coalitions.  

Dr Finn also appeared on CNN’s election coverage live from Westminster, offering analysis as the results came in.

Senior Lecturer in History Dr Bryce Evans wrote a piece for on how Armenia marked the centenary of the Turkish deportations and killings of 1915, whilst Senior Lecturer in Education Studies Dr David Lundie wrote a comment for Schools Week on reports suggesting that teachers are being asked to help tackle religious extremism in schools.

The Hopkins at Hope event, organised by Senior Lecturer in English Dr Guy Cuthbertson and Head of Music Dr Laura Hamer, which explored the life, poetry and music of Gerard Manley Hopkins, was covered by North West Tonight, Radio Merseyside and the Liverpool Echo.

Dr Dave Evans, Fellow in Education and Associate Professional Tutor, appeared on Radio Luxembourg for an interview about his new book 'Language and Identity: Discourse in the World' which was launched in December 2014.

Lecturer in Social Work Dr Joe Greener was interviewed by Children and Young People Now magazine about Liverpool Hope’s part in the €2.7 million EU RE-InVEST project that will attempt to deliver a more inclusive, powerful and effective EU-wide social investment strategy.

Senior Lecturer in Music Dr Mike Brocken also gave his opinion to the Guardian about data analysis research that argued that the Beatles and the Rolling Stones did not revolutionize music, but only followed existing musical trends.

Dr Sonja Tiernan was interviewed as part of an hour long special on the Irish national radio station Newstalk. The programme was based on a recent book co-edited by Dr Tiernan, Sexual Politics in Modern Ireland. Listen to the programme here


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