Geological processes in the British Isles
The landscape of the British Isles has undergone dramatic changes during the history of the Earth, from shallow sea to desert to the familiar terrain of the 21st century. In this unit you will explore the processes that have shaped the British landscape over time, gaining insight into the geological evolution of the entire planet.
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Striking for 'British' jobs?
As the wildcat strikes over foreign workers continue, Professor Andreas Bieler asks whether the unions should be looking at the bigger picture.
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Globalisation and British Politics
Globalisation and British Politics - Roger DuClaud Williams
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British History from the Romans to the Normans
A learning module about early British history, orientated towards primary school. The module is intended for use in conjunction with a suitable children's book on the subject. When using this module, it is recommended to make books available to the child for reference while working with the module. It may be helpful to work with your child and help them find the answers in the book(s) at first. The module includes questions from the departure of the Romans and the first arrival of the Angles and
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Fiction and British Politics - 1 of 7 - Writing the MPs' expenses scandal
In this interview taken at the Fiction and British Politics Conference in London, screenwriter Tony Saint talks about an upcoming BBC drama based on the MPs expenses scandal.
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Fiction and British Politics - 2 of 7 - a very British coup indeed
In this interview taken at the Fiction and British Politics Conference in London, MP and author Chris Mullin talks about his own political fiction and explains why the line between political reality and fiction is much thinner than you'd think.
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Fiction and British Politics - 3 of 7 - Toryboyz to Little Madam, politics on the stage
In this interview taken at the Fiction and British Politics Conference in London, playwright James Graham (Toryboyz, Little Madam) talks about his approach to political fiction and what inspires him.
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Fiction and British Politics - 4 of 7 - on being a true B'Stard
In this interview taken at the Fiction and British Politics Conference in London, writer Laurence Marks discusses his political screenwriting with Maurice Gran, and in particular, The New Statesman character Alan B'Stard.
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Fiction and British Politics - 5 of 7 - truth is stranger than fiction
In this interview taken at the Fiction and British Politics Conference in London, academic and director of the Centre for British Politics, Professor Steven Fielding, talks about the fascination with politics by writers and filmmakers.
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Fiction and British Politics - 6 of 7 - West Wing to the rescue?
In this interview taken at the Fiction and British Politics Conference in London, Research Fellow - Matthew Bailey - answers a question posed by Hazel Blears: Could a West Wing-styled drama improve the standing of British politicians?
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Fiction and British Politics - 7 of 7 - behind closed doors
In this interview taken at the Fiction and British Politics Conference in London, former MP and writer Joe Ashton(Grassroots, Majority of One) explains why politicians often turn to writing fiction in order to spill the beans on what goes on behind closed doors.
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British Painting
This site provides a brief history of painting in Britain during the 18th and 19th centuries, when English artists began developing their own styles in marine, allegorical, and landscape painting. Paintings are organized in online tours of British conversation pieces and portraits, landscapes of Constable and Turner, the Royal Academy of Art, British and American grand manner portraits, and British and American history paintings.
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Evacuation of British Children from London
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The Experience of Muslims in British and French Prisons
According to new research there is a significant difference in the way that the British and French prison systems treat Muslim prisoners. Taking the prison experience as a microcosm of both French and British society, Professor Joly explores the issues of national identity, multiculturalism and ethnic or regligous tensions within both countries and how the state has responded to the challenges. Touching on the recent riots across France, Professor Joly raises serious concers about the ability of
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White British working class children make the worst progress in secondary school
Dr Steve Strand from the Warwick Institute of Education talks about his report which shows that white British children from working class backgrounds make the least progress compared to other ethnic groups at secondary school.
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Saving the British strawberry
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British Foreign Policy - Challenges facing the next Prime Minister
This public debate marks the launch of British Diplomacy: Foreign Secretaries Reflect edited by Graham Ziegner (Politico's, March '07). The book includes contributions from five former UK Foreign Secretaries who provide a unique insight into the thoughts and actions of the holders of one of the most difficult and challenging posts within British government, highlighting the problems faced during their time as Foreign Secretary and giving a personal account of how these problems were tackled. Pro
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Will Blair's European Dream Be Brown's British Nightmare?
Tony Blair was at ease in the European Union. He saw the EU as part of the solution to the challenges of economic reform, energy security and climate change. Gordon Brown does not like 'abroad'. Will he be tempted to play the euro sceptic card? Will the EU constitution be, for him, a text too far? Or can Brown do for UK relations with her EU partners what Nixon did for US/China relations?
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A lecture by Kevin Rudd, Prime Minister of Australia
The Australian Prime Minister, Mr Rudd, was elected to office in November last year and moved quickly to ratify the Kyoto Protocol and deliver a national apology to the Stolen Generations of Indigenous Australians. He has identified fighting inflation, acting decisively on climate change, improving the health and hospital system, investing in education and putting fairness back into Australian workplaces as his Government's key priorities. Mr Rudd has said that his Government's mandate is to bui
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A lecture by Mirek Topolánek, Prime Minister of the Czech Republic
Mirek Topolánek has been Prime Minister of the Czech Republic since September 2006. He has been chairman of the Civic Democratic Party (ODS) since November 2002. Mr Topolánek will speak about the priorities of the forthcoming Czech Republic's EU Presidency.
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