Bulletin of the Institute for Antiquity and Christianity, Volume VII, Issue 2
CONTENTS: IAC Plans New Exhibit, Cover Illustration Description, Advisory Board Elects Chairman, Challenge Grant Goal Reached, Ancient Lands Tour: Egypt and Israel, Visiting Scholar Studies Ezekiel, Dead Sea Scrolls Seminar, Receptions Honor Scholars, Personalia
The American Presidency: A Glorious Burden
This site examines the job of a president, the balance of power with the Supreme Court and Congress, and ways presidents have communicated with the public. Features include the battle sword of George Washington, the lap desk on which Thomas Jefferson wrote the Declaration of Independence, and the top hat worn by Abraham Lincoln the night he was assassinated.
Politics in 60 seconds. Social democracy
Professor Steven Fielding defines a polical concept in 60 seconds for those with a spare minute to learn something new. This videocast focuses on social democracy as a political concept. Warning: video does contain bloopers and out takes. May 2010 Suitable for Undergraduate study and Community education Professor Steven Fielding, School of Politics and International Relations Professor Steven Fielding is Professor of Political History and Director of the Centre for British Politics: CBP at
The Defence of the Realm
For the first time, the British Security Service to mark the centenary of its foundation has opened its archives to an independent historian - Christopher Andrew. He will be at LSE to speak about his book, The Defence of the Realm. The book reveals the precise role of the Security Service in twentieth-century British history, from its foundation by Captain Kell of the British Army in October 1909, through two world wars, up to and including its present roles in counter-espionage and counter-terr
Lecture 24 - 11/17/2010
BURN - Biosciences Undergraduate Research at Nottingham
This is a module framework. It can be viewed online or downloaded as a zip file. Research produced 2006 - 2009. BURN brings final year undergraduate research work to public view in a professional and relevant way. The students represented here have risen to the challenges of doing rigorous research and presenting their work to a wider audience. Their articles show the distance they have travelled during their studies. They also demonstrate the inquiry and critical thinking skills that have bee
Categorizing Celestial Objects
In this lesson students will apply astronomy concepts to develop and test a classification system for planets; Participate in a class vote on planet classification; Read an article about astronomers' response to the planetary categorization; Discuss and write an essay about the scientist's role as decision-makers for the public.
The training manual can be used for the orientation of policy-makers, curriculum developers, media professionals, adult learners and the public at large. It is organized into ten sections that build on, one another to sharpen participants’ understanding of gender-biased thinking within, and all around, them.
New vignettes reveal revolutionary citizens from different angles, explains Bill Weldon, Colonial Williamsburg's manager of public history.
ACS Talk on Teaching Chemistry with Second Life
I present on using Second Life to teach chemistry at the American Chemical Society meeting in New Orleans April 7, 2008. Examples include using quizzes, generating 3D molecules, visualizing docking, proteins and reactions. An overview of ACS island is also given, with a focus on the Sci-Mix virtual poster session. Much of this work was
Part 1 Introduction From the Conference Chair
Introduction opening the ECCS 2009 conference, Public Session on Global Problems, by the Conference Chair, Dr Markus Kirkilionis, Warwick Mathematics Institute
Women in Islamic Societies
This course serves as a broad survey of women's and gender issues within the contexts of multiple societies in the Islamic world. The first half of the semester will concentrate on the historical position of women in Islamic societies, defined by the normative values of Islam and by cultural traditions and norms that were sometimes at odds with religious prescriptions. We will discuss how the interpretations of these values in diverse circumstances and who gets to do the interpreting have had im
A New Direction for the Child Support Agency
Length: 25 minutes Since its establishment in 1993 the UK's Child Support Agency has faced mounting criticsm about its ability to administer a support system often labeled as inneffective and unfair. Despite revisions to the processes and methods of calculating liabilty the CSA finds itself facing yet another review as Government ministers try and untangle the child support problem. In a recent report Professor Ian Walker from the University of Warwick and Dr Yu Zhu from Kent University ha
A question of leadership
Ever since Tony Blair announced he was to stand down as party leader controversy has raged about both when he will go and who his successor will be. Whilst Gordon Brown has been the annointed heir for some time, there is some debate as to whether this is a desirable state of affairs for the Labour Party and challengers to Brown have begun to emerge. Professor Wynn Grant is an expert on British Politics and has examined the current leadership debate in the Labour Party. Length: 21 minutes
Religion and Public Office
Professor Roger Trigg talks about the relationship between faith, religion and public office. Should we make a clear distintion between public office and private belief? Length:25 minutes
Women's fight for equal pay
The launch of the equal pay archive at Warwicks Modern Records Centre is discussed by three figures who have played a central role in the battle for equal pay for women. They are Jo Morris, senior equality and employment rights officer of the Trades Union Congress, Sue Hastings, an independent pay and employment adviser, along with Rodney Bickerstaffe, the former general secretary of the public sector union Unison and chairman of the Modern Records Centres Advisory Board.
Getting Chinese medicine in to balance
Director of the Health Science Research Institute and chair of public health Professor Sarah Stuart-Brown talks about some of the fundamentals of Chinese medicine and her own experience of the practice.
Public Diplomacy - Steps to the Future
Lord David Triesman of Tottenham will discuss the role that public diplomacy plays in the achievement of the government's international objectives. As chair of the Public Diplomacy Board, he will describe the approach that has been developed as a result of Lord Carter's 2005 Review of Public Diplomacy, with a primary focus on engaging with foreign public audiences.
Iraq and the Law: what went wrong?
Rabinder Singh QC, a barrister at Matrix Chambers and Visiting Professor of Law at the LSE, has been involved in some of the leading cases of the last five years raising legal issues arising out of the war against Iraq. In this lecture he will for the first time in a public forum give an account of that work, which includes: the legality of the UK's participation in the invasion in 2003; attempts to get a public inquiry into the circumstances leading to the invasion; the applicability of the Hum
The Future of Broadcasting - Public Service in a Digital Age
The countdown to the end of British public service broadcasting has begun. In 2012 analogue is switched off as the digital competition threatens to shatter the status quo. Is this a cultural disaster in the making or an opportunity to create a more open and creative broadcast media?