Sue Onslow, Senior Lecturer in Commonwealth Studies at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies, is quoted in The Times on the subject of Britain’s proposed reorientation of its international trade from the EU to the Commonwealth, a prospect raised following last month's referendum on EU membership which resulted in victory for the Leave campaign.
A United Kingdom (2016) Amma Asante, director of Belle (2013), will premiere her new film A United Kingdom at the BFI London Film Festival in October. The film is based on Colour Bar: the Triumph of Seretse Khama and his Nation ( Penguin, 2007 ) by ICwS senior research fellow Dr Susan Williams.
Institute of Commonwealth Studies Senior Research Fellow, Susan Williams, discusses her new book, Spies in the Congo: the Race for the Ore that Built the Atomic Bomb ( Hurst Publishers, June 2016 ) on the BBC World Service's Newsday programme (28 June 2016). "Spies in the Congo is the untold story of one of the most tightly-guarded secrets of the Second World War: America’s desperate struggle to secure enough uranium to build its atomic bomb.
ICwS Senior Research Fellow Martin Plaut's book, Understanding Eritrea: Inside Africa's Most Repressive State , is now available from Hurst Publishers. "Eritrea is characterised by regime paranoia, intense domestic repression and isolationism. Martin Plaut’s book offers a glimpse into a relatively young nation marred by a stifling dictatorship.
Newly available archive materials on the Commission on Commonwealth Studies (1991-98) are available in the Commonwealth Collections at Senate House Library.
The UK Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) is offering PhD scholarships to permanent residents of Australia, The Bahamas, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Cyprus, Malta, and New Zealand to study full-time or split-site PhDs at a UK institution, through the Commonwealth Scholarships Commission. These scholarships apply to all subject areas and are available for study commencing in September/October 2016. To apply for these scholarships, you must: • be a Commonwealth citizen, refugee, or British protected person
International Conference Institute of Latin American Studies (ILAS), University of London 20th May 2016
The 27-29th November marked the busiest period in the Commonwealth calendar with the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) held in Valetta, Malta. The Institute of Commonwealth Studies was represented at the event by Professor Philip Murphy , Director of the Institute of Commonwealth Studies and Dr Sue Onslow , Senior Lecturer in Commonwealth Studies. The evening before the CHOGM began, Professor Murphy and Dr Onslow hosted representatives from across the Commonwealth at the launch of the Commonwealth Oral History Project (COHP) .
Representatives of the Institute of Commonwealth Studies will be in Malta to disseminate the findings of the Institute’s flagship Commonwealth Oral History project to Commonwealth representatives and officials and associated groups attending the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM), which is taking place between 27 and 29 November .
The Institute of Commonwealth Studies is pleased to announce that Dr Sue Onslow has been appointed to the post of Senior Lecturer in Commonwealth Studies.