Episode 15: Cooltext.com
Drums Alive with Grade 2-Z
The US Government: Kids Edition
This 3:18 video students will learn about the 3 levels of government and the 3 branches of government and at the one minute mark a School House Rock musical number helps them remember after the basic are presented in graphic blackboard style. At the two minute mark the video lists other sites for information.
Our future: understanding the big picture - James Martin
Dr James Martin, founder of the James Martin 21st Century School at the University of Oxford, explain why decision-makers need to look at the global big picture to avoid world catastrophe.
The history and development of Buddhism - Robert Heath
Dr Robert Heath, lecturer at the school of management at the University of Bath and study lecturer on Buddhism, talks about the history and development of the religion from its inception in India to the present day.
The future of brand management
Professor Michael Beverland, head of the marketing group at the University of Bath School of Management examines how the marketers behind some of the world¿s most enduring brands are responding to a new environment.
The Sunflower and the rose
Beloved by artists as well as gardeners, flowers are everywhere in art. But are they just flowers or do they carry hidden meanings? Is there a deeper significance - spiritual, cultural or aesthetic - than we realise? Put on your deerstalker and prepare to exercise your little grey cells as we tour a virtual art gallery looking for the clues that artists have left for us between the petals of the rose and the sunflower, two of summer's most beautiful flowers.
How crows make tools and other clever tricks
Dr Alex Kacelnik from the Department of Zoology at the University of Oxford talks about how crows make tools to find food and explains how animals think.
What world do you see?
James Alexander, a highly practical business creator and innovative strategist, is a co-founder and Board Director of Zopa, the marketplace where people meet to lend and borrow money. In this wide ranging lecture, James, who is a superb speaker, will touch on a number of topics including how to make the most of opportunities in building a successful career. This is an opportunity for you to learn from someone who has been hugely successful in the business world.
Devices and Desires
Organic devices are revolutionising lighting and solar cells, Professor Alison Walker will describe how this change will impact our lives. Light emission from organic materials is not very common in everyday life. However, some living creatures, such as fireflies and many sea creatures, emit light with amazingly high efficiencies.
Climate change: challenge or swindle?
Reverend Professor Ian James questions whether climate change is a challenge or a swindle and presents some of the certainties, complexities and controversies from the science of climate change.
The Painted Garden
A freelance garden historian, Russell Bowes, will use the clues displayed or hidden in paintings to look at the major developments of gardening styles from ancient times to the present day.
Nuclear explosives: the technology of destruction
Lecturer, writer and editor, Rick Marshall talks about how explosives are made and what to do if they're detonated.
War, Peace and Justice: the dilemmas of International security
Prof Adrian Hyde-Price from the University's Department of European Studies & Modern Languages examines the nature and causes of contemporary war and conflict, and considers the prospect of peace in the 21st Century.
Avebury - megaliths and myths - Roger Vlitos
Freelance and professional writer Roger Vlitos examines the theories and myths about Avebury.
Have Economists gone mad? - Paul Ormerod
Paul Ormerod, the author of three best-selling books on economics talks about what mainstream economists have to say about the turmoil of world economy.
Herschel lecture: The Cosmic Web - Peter Coles
Professor Peter Coles from the School of Physics & Astronomy at Cardiff University will talk about the large scale structure of the Universe and the ideas that physicists are weaving together to explain how it came to be the way it is.
Lady Miller of Batheaston - Martin Sturge
Martin Sturge talks about Lady Anna Miller of Batheaston. Mr Sturge is deeply involved with the Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution and sponsored the rebinding of a rare volume of Lady Miller's Poetical Assemblies held in the institution's historic library.