Office-Holders in Modern Britain: Volume 11 (revised) - Court Officers, 1660-1837
Provides career details of every remunerated officer and servant of the English royal household. It covers the bedchamber and the public rooms; the medical, artistic and religious establishments; the household below stairs and the stables. Officers are also indexed by name. This is a revised edition of volumes 11 and 12 of the series, first published in 1997-8.
Wittelsbach-Graff Diamond Unveiled at Museum
The American Museum of Natural History unveiled the Wittelsbach-Graff Diamond for public view on Thursday, October 28, in the Museum's Harry Frank Guggenheim Hall of Minerals. The Wittelsbach-Graff Diamond is an extraordinary 31.06-carat natural fancy deep blue diamond that will be on display at the Museum through January 2011, courtesy of Laurence Graff.
Interview with Taras Kuzio
Ukrainian foreign and domestic policy expert Tom Kuzio discusses the recent clampdown on press freedom in Ukraine.
'Creationism: Still Crazy After All These Years' - Eugenie Scott, AAI 2009
Eugenie Scott's presentation at the AAI 2009 Convention in Burbank, California. Scott is the head of the National Center for Science Education, which works to protect the teaching of Evolution in American schools. Visit http://ncse.com/ This video (along with the 120 others in this channel) are provided free to the public by The Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science. Please help support our work at http://fundraiser.richarddawkins.net Filmed by MIKE CORNWELL Edited by JOEL PAS
Inside the Collections: Ichthyology at AMNH
In the first of a new series of behind-the-scenes looks at the collections at the American Museum of Natural History, Melanie Stiassny, Axelrod Research Curator in the Department of Ichthyology, takes us through the Museum's vast collection of fishes. The Department of Ichthyology, one of the four departments within the Museum's Division of Vertebrate Zoology, houses a collection that comprises more than 2 million specimens from around the world, with a special focus on African, Australian, Ce
Museum Marks Historic Partnership with Tribes of Grand Ronde
American Museum of Natural History officials and members of the Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde Community of Oregon gathered today in the Frederick Phineas and Sandra Priest Rose Center for Earth and Space to mark the 10th anniversary of an historic agreement recognizing the Tribes' spiritual and cultural connection to the Willamette Meteorite, which is the centerpiece of the Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Hall of the Universe, and affirming the Museum's role in maintaining public access to
2010 Urban Advantage Science Expo
The 2010 Urban Advantage Science Expo, which was held at the American Museum of Natural History on June 12, provided a grand finale to an extraordinary sixth year for the Urban Advantage Middle School Science Initiative. More than 700 students brought 310 science projects (a 56 percent increase over last year) to exhibit in the Milstein Hall of Ocean Life, the Grand Gallery, and the Hall of Northwest Coast Indians. Visitor numbers also rose more than 50 percent from 2009, with 2,230 attending th
British Directors at the 54th BFI London Film Festival - Part 2
In the lead up to the 54th BFI London Film Festival, we speak to another group of British filmmakers whose work has been included in the festival programme. Clio Barnard, director of The Arbor, explains how she decided to explore the life of Bradford playwright Andrea Dunbar through a combination of archive footage, a performance of Dunbar's play of the same name, and interviews from the writer's family. Jamie Thraves, who wrote and directed Treacle Jr, talks about his third feature, which inclu
Boom Britain - Documenting the Nation's Life on Film
A landmark project that will transform our understanding of British documentary cinema post-1945 encompassing a season at BFI Southbank, a 4-disc DVD boxset, a new book, a Mediatheque collection and a touring programme of extraordinary films. Find out more at http://www.bfi.org.uk/boombritain.html
Ken Loach Keynote Speech
The 54th BFI London Film Festival's keynote speech, held in conjunction with Skillset, was given by one of Britain's finest and most revered directors, Ken Loach. Loach spoke eloquently and passionately to the Festival audience about the industry he loves and has invested so much in, and presented a call to action for those who share that love to help protect it from forces of destruction and decay. Loach never shies from sharing the force of his opinions, and provides a rousing and inspiring su
The 54th BFI London Film Festival Vodcast Day 7
Day 7 of the 54th BFI London Film Festival included the UK premiere of Robinson In Ruins, the highly anticipated film from British director Patrick Keiller. Ryan Fleck also presented It's Kind Of A Funny Story, starring Zack Galifianakis, and Indian actor and director Aamir Bashir was on hand to introduce his debut feature Autumn, the story of a young man struggling to come to terms with the loss of his brother Kashmir. The evening culminated in the Mayfair Hotel Gala presentation of West Is Wes
The 54th BFI London Film Festival Vodcast Day 8
On day 8 of the festival we looked at a range of British films and filmmakers. At BFI Southbank, the Breaking with Convention event featured key British talent discussing their use of form. Documentary filmmaker Kim Longinotto also presented her latest work Pink Saris, which focuses on a group of Indian female vigilantes as well as the women that turn to them in desperation. The Archive Gala featured The Great White Silence by Herbert Ponting, comprised of haunting footage from Captain Scott's l
The 54th BFI London Film Festival Vodcast Day 15
On Day 15 the BFI London Film Festival held its second annual Awards ceremony. The Best British Newcomer Award, in partnership with Swarovski, was presented by Andy Serkis and went to Clio Barnard, for The Arbor. The Sutherland Award for the most original feature debut was presented by Michael Winterbottom and Olivia Williams and also went to Clio Barnard for the Arbor. The Grierson Award for best documentary was presented by Jon Snow and went to Janus Metz for Armadillo. The Best Film Award, in
Authors@Google: Matt Ridley
In this clear-sighted book, Matt Ridley demonstrates that the world is getting better, and at an accelerating rate: food, income and lifespan are up; disease, child mortality and violence are down?all across the globe. Necessities and luxuries alike are getting cheaper; population growth is slowing down; Africa is following Asia out of poverty; the internet and the mobile phone are enriching people's lives as never before. The pessimists who dominate public discourse insist that we will soon rea
Digital Arts@Google: R. Luke DuBois and Scott Draves
August 5, 2010. Public talk by digital artists currently showing in the Chelsea Market Google lobby.
Filmmakers@Google: Vicki Abeles
Director Vicki Abeles turns the personal political, igniting a national conversation in her new documentary about the pressures faced by American schoolchildren and their teachers in our achievement obsessed public and private education system and culture. Featuring the heartbreaking stories of young people across the country who have been pushed to the brink, educators who are burned out and worried students aren't developing the skills they need, and parents who are trying to do what's best fo
Candidates@Google: Kamala Harris
In December 2003, Kamala Harris was elected as the first woman District Attorney in San Francisco's history, and as the first African American woman and South Asian American woman in California to hold the office. She was overwhelmingly reelected to a second term in November 2007. As San Francisco DA, Harris - who has been a prosecutor for nearly twenty years - has focused intensively on fighting violent crime. She has increased conviction rates for serious and violent offenses, expanded servic
Digital Art@Google: James Tunick and Jack Toolin
James Tunick is an artist focused on the intersection of creativity and technology in public spaces, an entrepreneur, and software developer. He lives and works in New York City. Tunick founded StudioIMC (www.StudioIMC.com), an Outernet technology company that represents an international team of programmers and digital artists. His work has been featured at Ars Electronica Center and the USF Contemporary Art Museum, and he has curated StudioIMC art shows at the Paley Center for Media and Chels
Authors@Google: Paul Ingrassia
The Authors@Google team welcomed Paul Ingrassia to Google's New York office to discuss his book, "Crash Course: The American Automobile Industry's Road from Glory to Disaster". "Paul Ingrassia is the former Detroit bureau chief for The Wall Street Journal. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize in 1993 (with Joseph B. White) for reporting on management crises at General Motors, Ingrassia has chronicled the auto industry for more than twenty-five years. His latest book, "Crash Course: the American Autom
Poetry Out Loud: 2010 National Book Festival
This program encourages high school students to memorize and perform great poems. Poetry Out Loud invites the dynamic aspects of slam poetry,spoken word and theater into the English class. This exciting program helps students master public speaking skills, build confidence, and learn about their literary heritage.