Love on the rocks?
How badly has the recession affected the relationship between political parties and business? Expert in the field - Professor Mick Moran - assesses the cracks in the relationship and how the crisis will affect it in the future. Professor Moran was at the University to open the inaugural seminar series for the Centre for British Politics.
Why do we do proofs?
The aim of this session is to motivate students to understand why we might want to do proofs, why proofs are important, and how they can help us. In particular, the student will learn the following: proofs can help you to really see WHY a result is true; problems that are easy to state can be hard to solve (Fermat's Last Theorem); sometimes statements which appear to be intuitively obvious may turn out to be false (the Hospitals paradox); the answer to a question will often depend crucially on t
Theories and concepts
This is a module framework. It can be viewed online or dowloaded as a zip file As taught in Autumn Semester 2009/10 The War on Iraq and the US and British invasion of the country in 2003 has led to huge tensions in geopolitics. At the same time, the supposed ‘threat’ of international terrorism and continuing financial turmoil in the world economy have both brought to the fore the global politics of co-operation and confrontation. Whilst it might be possible to agree on the significance of
Talk About the North - Dave Russell
REVISITING THE FIFTIES A Transitional Decade' The British Seaside in the 1950s Professor Dave Russell, Professor of History and Northern Studies and Q & A Professor Dave Russell, Professor of History and Northern Studies, Institute of Northern Studies, Leeds Metropolitan University Discovering the English North, 1957-1964
Inaugural Lecture Prof Nick Frost - Assessing Modern British Childhood: research, policy and practic
This lecture explored the contemporary policy agenda for children and young people living in England. The major focus of the lecture was on the relationship between the state and modern childhood. The lecture then moved on to examine the state of contemporary British childhood. A series of recent research and policy reports have suggested that British children inhabit a world that compares negatively to children in otherwise comparable societies. Childhood and youth are also a high profile and f
Theories and concepts
This is a module framework. It can be viewed online or dowloaded as a zip file As taught in Autumn Semester 2009/10 The War on Iraq and the US and British invasion of the country in 2003 has led to huge tensions in geopolitics. At the same time, the supposed ‘threat’ of international terrorism and continuing financial turmoil in the world economy have both brought to the fore the global politics of co-operation and confrontation. Whilst it might be possible to agree on the significance of th
The Viking Age Scotland and the Irish Sea Provinces
Viking warriors from Scandinavia began to attack the coasts of western Europe towards the end of the eighth century. Christian writers registered their shock and horror at these raids by pagans upon monasteries, churches and royal sites. The raiders were mobile, using highly manoeuvrable light-weight sailing ships, which could also be rowed. They caught te armies of the Christian kingdoms unprepared, lacking the organisation to deal with them effectively. But there was much more to the Vikings t
I started in Cov - Jeremy Vine
Jeremy is a British journalist and news presenter for the BBC. He is known for his direct interview style and exclusive reporting from war-torn areas throughout Africa. He is the current host of the BBC Radio 2 program, Jeremy Vine, which presents news, views, and interviews with live guests. He began his journalistic career in Coventry, working for the Coventry Evening Telegraph.
The US Industrial Growth (Pre-Civil War)
This video is accompanied by text. "In the eighteenth century, British inventors perfected a series of machines for mass production of textiles, which initiated the European Industrial Revolution and gave Britain a head start in industrial production. For many years, the British carefully guarded their industrial secrets, forbidding the export of machines or even descriptions of them and restricting the departure of informed mechanics. The British could not keep its secrets forever, and in 1789,
Interactive timeline on Anglo-Dutch relations (50 BC to 1830)
This interactive multimedial timeline on Anglo-Dutch relations from antiquity to 1830, uses MIT’s Simile technology and is based on the manuscript 'The Stranger’s case : a timeline of Cross-Channel Interactions' by Jaap Harskamp, curator of the Dutch and Flemish collections at the British Library, in which he has compiled and annotated a comprehensive list of over 800 events relating to Anglo-Dutch relations throughout the centuries. It is part of the Open Learning Environment in early moder
Prof. Nick Childs - 'History of Brass Bands - The Golden Period'
The repertoire played by bands has altered radically over many years. However, commissioning bodies have always been governed by a desire to attract the leading mainstream composers of the day to write original material for the medium. The so-called 'Golden Period', spanning the period between the Great Depression and the Second World War, encapsulates this ambition at its most successful. A sequence of seminal works, by John Ireland, Gustav Holst, Granville Bantock, Herbert Howells, and Sir Edw
Guest Lecture: Senator George Mitchell - Olof Palme Memorial Peace
The University, in association with Leeds City Council and Leeds Peace Links groups, recently hosted the Leeds International Olof Palme Memorial Peace Lecture. CND Vice-President, Bruce Kent, delivered this year's lecture, The Global Elimination of Nuclear Weapons - Possibilities & Practicalities, at the Banqueting Suite at Leeds Civic Hall. Bruce Kent has been a life-long advocate for the campaign of total nuclear disarmament. At 80 years of age he remains dedicated to global peace being also t
How and why we do mathematical proofs
This is a module framework. It can be viewed online or downloaded as a zip file. As taught in Autumn Semester 2009/10 The aim of this short unit is to motivate students to understand why we might want to do proofs (why proofs are important and how they can help us) and to help students with some of the relatively routine aspects of doing proofs. In particular, the student will learn the following: * proofs can help you to really see why a result is true; * problems that are easy to state can be
Government of the UK and Ireland
The module is designed to provoke thought, challenge preconceptions, stimulate questions about the nature of government in the UK and Ireland. Thus, it considers key concepts such as political culture, socialisation, devolution, and governance. This module aims to provoke thought, challenge preconceptions, stimulate questions and to nourish inquisitive minds more than to provide a set diet of ready-made `answers'. What are the contextual parameters within which modern government functions? What
Gender and land rights database
The Gender and land rights database is maintained by the Food and Agriculture Organization. It offer free access to statistics and information on social, economic, political and cultural issues related to the gender inequalities and land rights worldwide. It is possible to view recent reports by country or topic. Topics covered include international conventions on land rights, national land laws, customary law, land ownership statistics. It is possible to construct some comparative graphs of dat
Netherlands Development Organisation : Tourism
The Netherlands Development Organisation are a non-profit, international development organisation, established in the Netherlands in 1965. Their aim is to alleviate poverty by enabling those on the lowest incomes to be part of social and economic networks and so increase their income and employment opportunities. The website contains further information about the organisation and their work. This is the tourism section of their website, which includes a link to their tourism publications, co
Métodos Estadísticos para la Empresa (2011-2012)
El objetivo central de esta asignatura consiste en proporcionar al alumno un conjunto de instrumentos que le permitan desarrollar una serie de competencias y habilidades encaminadas a abordar la resolución de problemas económico-empresariales en condiciones de incertidumbre. En concreto, se analizarán los modelos probabilísticos más habituales en el ámbito económico y se estudiarán las principales herramientas inferenciales para poder llevar a cabo estimaciones y contrastes de hipótesis
Texas Tech Gives Pointers On Science and Technology Research Funding to Iraqi Delegation
Hamid Ahmed, an advisor to Iraq's Prime Minister on Higher Education, came with a delegation from Iraq to Texas Tech University. They learned how research universities fund science, technology and engineering as they look to bolster Iraq's research universities.
The Fall of France - Documentary part 2 of 12
This is the second part of the documentary. It shows the time when Warsaw surrendered and refers to the French and British declaration of war on Germany. There is reference to the position of the French and British troops and how there was not direct confrontation for months.
Joe Clark (Part 2): Talking Management
Karl Moore talks management with Joe Clark, Former Prime Minister of Canada.