The Nuts and Bolts of Empire
All great empires have required a sophisticated logistical system, and a secure communications system to sustain themselves. In a world of endless challenges imperial ambitions soon collapse. This lecture will examine the hard, infrastructural underpinnings of the Roman, Spanish and British Empires, and reflect on how the USA compares in this regard. Paul Kennedy is J Richardson Dilworth Professor of History at Yale University and Philippe Roman Chair in History and International Affairs at LSE.
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The Global Financial Crisis: Will Hutton and Martin Wolf in conversation with Professor David Held
Will Hutton is chief executive of the Work Foundation. Prior to this, he spent four years as editor-in-chief of The Observer and continues to write a weekly column for the paper. He is also a governor of LSE. Martin Wolf is associate editor and chief economics commentator at the Financial Times, London. He was awarded the CBE (Commander of the British Empire) in 2000 "for services to financial journalism". He is also an honorary graduate of LSE.
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Friedrich Engels: the man who made Marxism
With capitalism in crisis, the shadow of Karl Marx is looming large. But what about the co-author of The Communist Manifesto? In advance of a major new biography, The Frock-Coated Communist, Tristram Hunt explores the life and work, the personal contradictions and ideological breakthroughs, of Friedrich Engels. Cotton-lord and communist, Engels was the man who turned Marxism into a political force - and whose vision was then brutally betrayed in the 20th century. Tristram Hunt is an historian,
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Fool's Gold
Gillian Tett takes us inside the shadowy world of complex finance and derivatives and explains how the business of slicing and dicing debt led us to the devastating global credit crunch. Gillian Tett has worked as a journalist for the Financial Times for fifteen years. In 2008 she won the British Press Award for the Financial Journalist of the Year. This event marks the publication of her latest book Fool's Gold: How Unrestrained Greed Corrupted a Dream, Shattered Global Markets and Unleashed a
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The Spectre at the Feast: Capitalist Crisis and the Politics of Recession
Professor Andrew Gamble made his early reputation writing on British decline, the theory of Marxism and the rise and fall of that long-debated and most controversial political phenomenon in Britain: Margaret Thatcher and 'Thatcherism'. One of the most incisive analysts of British politics with over twenty books - and a raft of prizes to his name - he reflects here on the deeper causes of the current world economic crisis and why the crisis has been especially acute in the Anglo-American world. T
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New Labour, Xenophobia and Immigration
With immigration issues increasingly taking centre-stage during New Labour's tenure in government, and with the electoral success of the BNP and the rise of the Right arguably signalling a resurgence of racism and xenophobia in British society, this event will discuss the relationship between these two contentious developments.
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Adjunct Professor Steven Lewis presents: Value for money in health care
Adjunct Professor Steven Lewis gives this public lecture entitled 'Value for money in health care: Why it's so hard to achieve and what to do about it' at The Australian National University on 11 November 2010. There is abundant evidence that in conventional economic terms, health care in prosperous nations delivers very little additional benefit at the margins of spending. This presentation explores the reasons why diminishing marginal returns are the norm in health care. It examines how scie
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1.7 Conclusions
How do we learn? Understanding ‘how’ is the key to learning more effectively. This unit looks at the three main categories of theories: the acquisitive, constructivist and experiential models of learning. There is no right way to learn but developing an active approach will ensure that you are open to new ideas.
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Florida Folklife from the WPS Collections, 1937-1942
Florida Folklife from the WPA Collections is a multiformat ethnographic field collection documenting African-American, Arabic, Bahamian, British-American, Cuban, Greek, Italian, Minorcan, Seminole, and Slavic cultures throughout Florida. Recorded by Robert Cook, Herbert Halpert, Zora Neale Hurston, Stetson Kennedy, Alton Morris, and others in conjunction with the Florida Federal Writers' Project, the Florida Music Project, and the Joint Committee on Folk Arts of the Work Projects Administration,
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MoLeNET Overview
This publication provides an overview of the MoLeNET initiative, the UK's largest and most diverse implementation of mobile learning. The Learning and Skills Council and consortia led by Further Educa...
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Arquitecturas Distribuidas
Consolidar los conceptos adquiridos sobre sistemas distribuidos en sistemas reales.Aprender las herramientas, patrones básicos de trabajo y los problemas de los sistemas distribuidos reales.Conocer en profundidad el funcionamiento de la Web (World Wide Web) y ser capaz de desarrollar aplicaciones para la Web.Estudiar tecnologías de referencia : HTML, XML, SQL, CORBA, etc.
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The Theory of Everything - Exclusive preview
Read more: http://bit.ly/13MnfmU Jane Hawking married, divorced and then professionally reconciled with science icon Stephen Hawking. Read her feelings about the film that tells their incredible story
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5.11 Plumbo-solvency

Many water supplies in the UK are naturally acidic, and when this type of water is supplied through lead pipes the lead dissolves into the water. Lead pipes are dominant in many older established areas. The Drinking Water Directive has set a maximum admissible concentration of 10 μg 1−1 lead in water, to be achieved by the year 2013. The obvious solution to this problem is to remove all lead piping but this is a costly exercise. As an interim measure, the water l
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How probability can help you control your destiny
Full story: http://bit.ly/1KWXS5Y A dramatic tale of plane crashes and poisonous berries – and you get to choose the ending. If you didn't think you need to understand probability before, you will now Option 1: Stick with first choice https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LhanfdtCUEo Option 2: Switch to other option https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BNKAW9mhkiE
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6.1 Direct proportion

The first type of proportion relationship is known as direct proportion. Two quantities are said to be directly proportional to each other if when one doubles, triples, quadruples, the other also doubles, triples, quadruples. For example, if you buy three times as many items as usual, you would expect to have to pay three times as much money (unless there was some special offer available), because the price is directly proportional to the number of items bought.

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Cost Comparisons
Students learn about the many types of expenses associated with building a bridge. Working like engineers, they estimate the cost for materials for a bridge member of varying sizes. After making calculations, they graph their results to compare how costs change depending on the use of different materials (steel vs. concrete). They conclude by creating a proposal for a city bridge design based on their findings.
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Piano Lesson - How to Play the D major scale (right hand)
2.5 minute clip of overhead view of pianist playing the D major scale in the right hand. He describes the correct fingering and notes used to play this scale. Good lesson for beginners.
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