A Life in Television - Jeremy Isaacs
Jeremy Isaacs is a television producer, broadcaster and arts impresario. Born in Glasgow, Isaacs was educated at Merton College, Oxford. He joined Granada Television as a producer (1958) and worked on programmes such as What The Papers Say and, for the BBC, Panorama. Isaacs has produced some of the most significant historical documentaries made for British television, such as The World At War (1975), made in 26 episodes, Ireland: A Television History (1981) and the Cold War (1998). He has been
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Producing ‘The Queen’ - Andy Harries
The man who produced the award-winning British film, “The Queen” has swapped the red carpet of Hollywood for a Coventry University lecture hall this week. Andy Harries, who saw Dame Helen Mirren win the Oscar for her outstanding performance as the Queen, spoke to John Mair, as part of the Coventry Conversations series. Andy was appointed Controller of Drama and Comedy in 2000 having spent seven years creating and running Granada’s acclaimed Comedy Department. In his capacity as Controlle
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Genres of Communication Interfaces in BIM-Enabled Architectural Practice
This paper explores the interaction and different types of representations enacted in a BIM-enabled environment that involves interdisciplinary and intradisciplinary collaboration among teams of designers in an architectural praxis context. By means of an ethnographic study conducted over the course of an architectural project from schematic design to construction documents, including five disciplines and twenty subjects, genres of communication interfaces are identified between BIM-authoring to
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The science of climate change structures the economics: risk of major damage and a global response must be at the core of an analysis of policy. History and wealth structure the ethics. The economics of climate change must, therefore, point to effective, efficient, and ethical, as well as collaborative, policy responses. This lecture will follow this analysis and describe a possible global deal or framework and how it might be built. Lord Stern is I.G. Patel Professor of Economics and Governmen
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Nicholas Stern, London School of Economics: "The Economics of Climate Change: Risk, Ethics, and a Gl
The science of climate change structures the economics: risk of major damage and a global response must be at the core of an analysis of policy. History and wealth structure the ethics. The economics of climate change must, therefore, point to effective, efficient, and ethical, as well as collaborative, policy responses. This lecture will follow this analysis and describe a possible global deal or framework and how it might be built. Lord Stern is I.G. Patel Professor of Economics and Governmen
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Steven Johnson, Author, The Ghost Map: "The Myth of the Echo Chamber: Politics in the Age of the Par
Steven Berlin Johnson is the author of The Ghost Map (2006), a chronicle of the 1854 cholera epidemic in London, and The Invention of Air (2008), the story of British scientist Joseph Priestly and his influence on the America's Founding Fathers. In this lecture Johnson will argue against those who maintain that the internet has fragmented society by enabling us to filter out voices with viewpoints different from our own. On the contrary, he claims that the internet promotes a diversity far more
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Steven Johnson, Author, The Ghost Map: "The Myth of the Echo Chamber: Politics in the Age of the Par
Steven Berlin Johnson is the author of The Ghost Map (2006), a chronicle of the 1854 cholera epidemic in London, and The Invention of Air (2008), the story of British scientist Joseph Priestly and his influence on the America's Founding Fathers. In this lecture Johnson will argue against those who maintain that the internet has fragmented society by enabling us to filter out voices with viewpoints different from our own. On the contrary, he claims that the internet promotes a diversity far more
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Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Prime Minister of the Republic of Turkey: "Building Global Peace: Turkish Reg
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan pushed his counterparts around the world to pursue a "new global order" based on peace and trust rather than conflict in an address Wednesday, Sept. 23, at Princeton University.
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Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Prime Minister of the Republic of Turkey: "Building Global Peace: Turkish Reg
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan pushed his counterparts around the world to pursue a "new global order" based on peace and trust rather than conflict in an address Wednesday, Sept. 23, at Princeton University.
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The Role of Europe in a Multilateral World - November 19, 2009
In his lecture, “The Role of Europe in a Multilateral World,” Romano Prodi will examine the benefits and challenges presented by the European Union’s expansion. Although the enlargement of the union has had significant impact on the democratic transition in eastern Europe and has extended European markets, there is no unanimity on issues of security, energy, and foreign affairs. Prodi maintains that if the EU aims to play a key role on the world’s political stage, it will need to develop
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The Role of Europe in a Multilateral World - November 19, 2009
In his lecture, “The Role of Europe in a Multilateral World,” Romano Prodi will examine the benefits and challenges presented by the European Union’s expansion. Although the enlargement of the union has had significant impact on the democratic transition in eastern Europe and has extended European markets, there is no unanimity on issues of security, energy, and foreign affairs. Prodi maintains that if the EU aims to play a key role on the world’s political stage, it will need to develop
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U.S. Morning Call: Futures mixed; a smitten Hurd revealed
Dec. 30 - U.S. stock index futures are pointing to a mixed open on Wall Street for the last session of 2011. A lawyer's letter claims former Hewlett Packard CEO Mark Hurd made aggressive romantic advances.
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Patchy the Pirate's Reading Strategy
This video features a pirate stating his strategy for reading comprehension: P-preview , I- identify, R- read, reread, remember, A- attack, T-tell why each answer is correct, E- examine each question. The pirate is speaking to third graders, but this strategy would be effective for other ages as well. ( 2:22)
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His Excellency Saad Hariri: The Inaugural Rafik B. Hariri
His Excellency Saad Hariri, President of the Council of Ministers of Lebannon, delivers the inaugural Rafik B. Hariri lecture.
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A Life in Documentary - Paul Watson
Paul Watson is a British Documentary superstar. His 1974 series “The Family” on the Wilkins of Reading, set off the “fly-on-the-wall” genre and is a seminal moment in British television history. He has not stopped since “Sylvania Waters” and “The Fishing Party” and his most recent success has been the 100 minute “Rain in My Heart” on BBC 2, tackling the subject of alcoholism. This is the starting point in this Coventry Conversation with John mair.
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A Life in Television - Jeremy Isaacs
Jeremy Isaacs is a television producer, broadcaster and arts impresario. Born in Glasgow, Isaacs was educated at Merton College, Oxford. He joined Granada Television as a producer (1958) and worked on programmes such as What The Papers Say and, for the BBC, Panorama. Isaacs has produced some of the most significant historical documentaries made for British television, such as The World At War (1975), made in 26 episodes, Ireland: A Television History (1981) and the Cold War (1998). He has been
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I Have Seen the Future - Peter Barron, Google
Peter Barron is an enigma; he left one of the best and most high profile jobs in British television journalism – Editor of Newsnight – in the summer of 2008 of his own violation. He jumped ship to the digital world of Google where he is Head of Public Relations for the UK and Ireland. Peter's spell at the helm of Newsnight was the longest since the programme's creation and the most creative – he brought in blogs, vodcasts and more. In this Coventry Conversation you can hear Peter talking
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Creativity is International - Dean Stockton
Dean Stockton is a British creative star. Since January 2008 Dean has been Senior Creative Director of Chellomedia Group. He leads group creative direction and responsibility for managing all corporate brand strategy, including most channel and online services. He delivers and impliments creative direction and creative marketing solutions across the group; provides creative inspiration, creative lead and creative expertise – promoting the importance of creative excellence throughout the organi
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Novel Writing - David Dabydean
Critic, writer and novelist David Dabydeen is Director of the Centre for Caribbean Studies and Professor at the Centre for British Comparative Cultural Studies at the University of Warwick.
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Blood, Iron and Gold: How the Railways Transformed the World - Christian Wolmar
Christian Wolmar is a British journalist, author, and railway historian, best known for his popular books and commentary on transport, especially on Britain’s railway network. Here he discusses his latest book 'Blood, Iron and Gold: How the Railways Transformed the World'.
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