A New Direction for the Child Support Agency
Length: 25 minutes Since its establishment in 1993 the UK's Child Support Agency has faced mounting criticsm about its ability to administer a support system often labeled as inneffective and unfair. Despite revisions to the processes and methods of calculating liabilty the CSA finds itself facing yet another review as Government ministers try and untangle the child support problem. In a recent report Professor Ian Walker from the University of Warwick and Dr Yu Zhu from Kent University ha
Trends in Football Management - Managerial Dismissals and the Impact on the Game.
New research by Dr Sue Bridgewater from Warwick Business School has revealed that over 500 managers from the four top English divisions have been dismissed from their post since 1992 bringing damaging instability to the game. However she also outlines how a new professionalism in the post of manager is already achieving results on the pitch and could thus help managers stay post longer. Dr Bridgewater looked at the 678 managerial changes in the four football leagues from August 1992 to Decemb
Responding to Water Scarcity
Growers in the UK are having to get used to managing with less water. Changing climate patterns mean that techniques long established in Southern Europe are now being adapted for use further north. Dr Jim Monaghan (Harper Adams University College) is leading research at Warwick HRI on Dynamic Fertigation, an irrigation system that not only saves water and fertilizer but also automatically respond to five day weather forecasts. Length: 15 minutes
Tackling Diabetes and Obesity in the UK's South Asian Communities
Recent research has highlighted the problems of growing rates of diabetes and obesity in the UK's South Asian communities. A number of factors, including diet, lifestyle and genetics, means that there is increased exposure to these conditions and the associated risk of heart disease, strokes and other problems. Researchers at the University of Warwick have been working closely with South Asian communities in Leamington Spa and Coventry to develop strategies for tackling the obesity time bomb.
Developing a 'Protecting Virus' for flu defense
Research led by Professor Nigel Dimmock at the University of Warwick is developing an entirely new method of protecting against flu. Length: 26 minutes
Professor James Clark from The University of York's Green Chemistry Centre of Excellence talks about sustainable chemistry, current areas of research and how it impacts on our day to day lives and the environment. Length: 26 minutes
The Glamorous Life of a TV Presenter - Arti Halai
Arti Halai is currently a Presenter for ITV1’s regional news output in the Midlands Central News. She also has her own training company and is a consultant and a trainer on presentation, media and communication skills. She has spent fifteen years working in both radio and television. She started her career working for BBC Radio WM as a reporter and presenter based at Pebble Mill in Birmingham where she covered a wide range of stories. She is a governor for Mathey Boulton College of Further and
Getting Chinese medicine in to balance
Director of the Health Science Research Institute and chair of public health Professor Sarah Stuart-Brown talks about some of the fundamentals of Chinese medicine and her own experience of the practice.
The case for embryo research
Professor of reproductive biology at Warwick Medical School Justin St John explains why his proposed work into using very early stage hybrid human-animal embryos for research is necessary. For more details see www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/med/research/csri/reproductive_biology/
Hybrid embryo research could offer chance to treat incurable diseases
Justin St John, Professor of reproductive biology at Warwick Medical School, explains some of the details of planned legislation that would permit for the first time in the UK the wide scale creation of hybrid human embryos for research, containing human and animal elements.
The sixth Warwick Symposium on Parish Research, held in the humanities research centre on May 17, 2008, drew together scholars from the UK, Europe and North America to consider religious devotion in late medieval and early modern parishes. Here the organisers, speakers and postgraduates talk about the symposium and different approaches to the theme of parish pieties.
Healthy Body, Healthy Brain
Join some distinguished members of the Montreal Neurological Institute and McGill's Faculty of Medicine as they discuss the latest research on what goes on between our ears, including some tips on keeping your brain healthy.
Warwick Scientists use Nuclear Magnetic Resonance to Understand Glass Bones
Scientists at Warwick University have helped discover the secret behind a new bioglass that will change the way we treat broken bones. Professor Mark Smith talks about this new research and the benefits of the collaborative effort between Warwick University, Imperial College London, and the University of Kent.
Mental Health In-patient Care
Professor Scott Weich talks about recent research into mental health in-patient care
The damage caused by bullying
Professor of Developmental Psychology Dieter Wolke discusses his research into bullying to mark Anti-bullying Week
Warwick and Boston Partnership
Warwick's Professor Wyn Grant and Boston University's Professor Graham Wilson discuss Politics and the Financial Crisis along with the research collaboration and partnership between the two institutions.
Democracy or Dictatorship? Emerging Political Crisis in Pakistan
*Please note that due to a sudden change of venue, the beginning of this lecture is missing* Imran Khan is a member of the Pakistan parliament and Chairman of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (Movement for Justice) which he established in 1997. He is also the founder of the Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital and Research Centre, Lahore. Khan is thought of by many in the cricketing world as being one of the finest all rounders to play the game and led the Pakistan cricket team to victory at the
Meeting Standards with Our Documents
As an assessment activity at the end of a U.S. History survey course, provide students with copies of appropriate national, state and/or local curriculum standards and a list of all of the 100 Our Documents. Divide the class into groups of three or four and assign each group an equal number of the Our Documents. Ask students to conduct secondary research to correlate their Documents to the standards. Allow each group to present their findings orally to the class. The result will be a ready-made
Global Media System, Public Knowledge and Democracy
Much of the world is moving towards the entertainment-centred, market-based media model of the United States. If this continues, we will enter a new era of political ignorance. James Curran is director of the Media Research Programme at Goldsmiths, University of London.
Migration and Social Transformation
Growing interest in migration research reflects the politicisation of international migration but this could lead to policy-driven research, cut off from critical analysis. Stephen Castles is professor of migration and refugee studies, and director of the international migration institute at the University of Oxford.