Politics and Popular Poetry in the Arab World
Professor Clive Holes gives a short talk on Arabic popular poetry; a medium of social satire and cultural criticism that is as important in Arabic culture as much as Social satire is in British culture. He also reads three translations of political poetry
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Nature matters in conversation
This unit focuses on the substance of environmental responsibility – what matters. The question ‘What should constitute our prime focus of attention?’ can prompt different responses. We consider two points of contrast in differing focuses on what matters: 1 a distinction between nature and the environment 2 a distinction between nature/environment and related human interactions
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Chris Bowen Inaugural
Professor Chris Bowen, researcher in materials science from the University's Department of Mechanical Engineering, gives an overview of the properties and applications of active materials, composites and structures.
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What are the effects of ability grouping on GCSE attainment?
This is a digest of a study published in 2005 which followed 6000 British pupils from Year 9 through to their GCSE examinations in Year 11. Prior attainment in Key Stage 2 and 3 national tests was compared with achievement at GCSE, and then related to the amount of setting experienced from Years 7 to 11.
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Pastoral Care and Personal-Social Education
This is a review of 198 published empirical research articles, undertaken on behalf of the British Educational Research Association (BERA), following a BERA event held at the author’s institution in November 2000.
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Learning from recent numeracy initiatives in England and Wales
This is a paper that was presented at the British Educational Research Association (BERA) annual conference in 2003. The paper compares the recent numeracy initiatives in Wales and England and then moves on to compare the implementation of these initiatives. This comparison is made by gathering the views of headteachers as to the impact the initiatives have had on classroom practice. 1000 headteachers in England and Wales were sent a questionnaire and the response rate was 50%.
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The Kadoorie Study in China
Zhengming Chen, Professor of Epidemiology, gives a talk on the Kadoorie Biobank study, a joint Chinese and British study looking at the lifestyles of 500,000 people and presents some of the findings that can be used to influence public health policy.
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2.3 Using conversation to construct environmental responsibility
This unit focuses on the substance of environmental responsibility – what matters. The question ‘What should constitute our prime focus of attention?’ can prompt different responses. We consider two points of contrast in differing focuses on what matters: 1 a distinction between nature and the environment 2 a distinction between nature/environment and related human interactions
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Wilberforce
William Wilberforce, the politician and religious writer, was instrumental in the abolition of slavery in Britain in 1807. This unit explores Wilberforce’s career and writings and assesses their historical significance. In particular it examines the contribution that Evangelicalism, the religious tradition to which Wilberforce belonged, made in the transitions between the Enlightenment and Romanticism. Throughout it relates Wilberforce’s career and writings to wider social and cultural devel
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References

Flood, G. (1999) Beyond Phenomenology: Rethinking the Study of Religion, London: Cassell.
Freud, S. (1995) The Standard Edition of the Complete Psychological Works of Sigmund Freud, trans .J. Strachey, Volume XXI (1927-1931), London: The Hogarth Press and The Institute of Psycho-analysis.
Glassie, H. (1995) 'Tradition', Journal of American Folklore, vol.
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British Parliament: Burke, Paine and Wollstonecraft
British Parliament: Burke, Paine and Wollstonecraft
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Acknowledgements

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Grateful acknowledgement is made to the following sources for permission to reproduce material in this book.

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Why Beckham chose the 23 shirt
Why did Beckham chose the 23 shirt? What makes prime numbers special? Marcus duSautoy sheds light on the so-called 'masculine' numbers, explains why prime numbers will help you survive, and opens our eyes to the fascinating world of mathematics.
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Some thoughts on car parking
Peter Guest (former president British Parking Association) talks on 'Some thoughts on car parking' as part of the OxTran Seminar Series at the TSU in 2009. Please note: Peter's views do not represent those of the British Parking Association.
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1.5.2 Resources

Resources on film music can be difficult to come by. There has been a gradual increase in the range and number of books available, and the bibliography you can get by clicking on the link below should help guide you towards useful texts.

Click 'View document' to open Indicative film music bibliography

Soundtrack albums are now released for many films, and DVDs occasionally include composer i
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4.4 Religion and social policy

Understanding religious beliefs and practices and what we mean by ‘religion’ is not merely of academic interest. It is often bound up with social policy and so relates to the rights and privileges of individuals. In Britain, for example, the Author(s): No creator set

Acknowledgements
William Wilberforce, the politician and religious writer, was instrumental in the abolition of slavery in Britain in 1807. This unit explores Wilberforce’s career and writings and assesses their historical significance. In particular it examines the contribution that Evangelicalism, the religious tradition to which Wilberforce belonged, made in the transitions between the Enlightenment and Romanticism. Throughout it relates Wilberforce’s career and writings to wider social and cultural devel
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6 Conclusion
William Wilberforce, the politician and religious writer, was instrumental in the abolition of slavery in Britain in 1807. This unit explores Wilberforce’s career and writings and assesses their historical significance. In particular it examines the contribution that Evangelicalism, the religious tradition to which Wilberforce belonged, made in the transitions between the Enlightenment and Romanticism. Throughout it relates Wilberforce’s career and writings to wider social and cultural devel
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4.6 Contemporary reactions
William Wilberforce, the politician and religious writer, was instrumental in the abolition of slavery in Britain in 1807. This unit explores Wilberforce’s career and writings and assesses their historical significance. In particular it examines the contribution that Evangelicalism, the religious tradition to which Wilberforce belonged, made in the transitions between the Enlightenment and Romanticism. Throughout it relates Wilberforce’s career and writings to wider social and cultural devel
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