2008 Graduates of the Oxford University Ruskin School of Art discuss their final year projects
Introduction to the 2009 Degree Show
Final Year students discuss the 2009 Ruskin Degree Show
2009 Final year student Jacob Wolff talks about his artwork submitted for the 2009 Ruskin Degree Show
2009 Final year student Hannah Meszaros-Martin talks about her artwork submitted for the 2009 Ruskin Degree Show
2009 final year student Min-Young Kwon talks about her artwork submitted for the 2009 Ruskin Degree Show
Governing Climate Change After Copenhagen
Ngaire Woods chairs a panel discussion looking into the political, economic and environmental consequences of the Copenhagen Climate Change Conference last year
Despite its 14-year lead, many don't know that Jamestown was settled before Plymouth. James Axtell's article, "Historical Rivalry," explores the reasons why.
The town is rendered in gingerbread once a year at Colonial Williamsburg. Executive Pastry Chef Joe Sciegaj oversees the construction.
53 Years of Media and Politics
Dr. David Butler brings his legendary Friday evening Media and Politics seminar to a final conclusion by answering questions instead of asking them. Dr Butler's well-worn armchair was occupied by John Lloyd (of the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism), who assumed the role of the questioner, together with Baroness Margaret Jay, a former student of Dr Butler. Also for the first time in 53 years, the Chatham House Rule did not apply. The last seminar of David Butler was, uniquely, on-th
Christmas on a Card
Some people get into Christmas more than others. Louis Glynn spent the whole year, every year, hand-painting 500 cards for friends and family.
The French Painting Collection
This site presents French paintings from the 19th century. The site includes paintings from the academic style that dominated the first half of the century as well as paintings from the latter half of the century by artists who came to be known as impressionists -- Edouard Manet, Camille Pissarro, Vincent Van Gogh, Paul Cezanne, Claude Monet, and Mary Cassatt.
The Naco Mammoth Excavation: Interview with George Cattanach
Dr. George Cattanach, last surviving member of the student crew that excavated ASM’s famous 12,000 year old mammoth in the early 1950’s, talks about his experiences at the kill site near Naco, AZ working under the direction of pre-eminent archaeologist Emil Haury.
(Audio) Nobel Lecture Series - Howard Trottier.
Einstein`s Miracle Year: Frontier Physics for the Subatomic to the Cosmological.
Work Experience for Employability: Preparing for Work Experience
Work experience is any time spent with an employer increasing your skills and knowledge. This could be a year long placement or internship where you might complete a specific project and work in a variety of departments or a period of a few weeks where you can sample the sector/industry that you are interested in. Some students use the Christmas and Easter vacations for work experience placements or you might spend one day 'shadowing' someone at work. But work experience can still usefully be g
Learning during the first three years of postgraduate employment – The LiNEA Project
In this project then, we’re looking at young graduates in nursing, engineering and accountancy going into their first jobs, and we’re trying to find out what they’re learning, how is that being learnt, and what sort of things affect their learning. In telling you about our project and the way it is working, I also aim to give you some inkling of what seems to be coming out from the people we’ve already spoken to about higher education, what they’ve derived from it, what they’re abl
Naturalistic observation of small group work in key stage 1 classrooms
The physical environment of the classroom is one of many diverse social contexts encountered by a child; recognisable in many shapes and forms across the world, its core features have remained essentially unchanged throughout centuries of concomitant social change. Whilst such durability stands as a powerful testament to the success of the classroom as a mode of social organisation and learning (Kushner, Simon et al. 2001), it is also indicative of how decades of curriculum research, innovation
Journal of the House of Lords: volume 4 - 1629-42
Covers the period of the Short and Long Parliaments of Charles I, the first Parliaments after the 11-year Personal Rule.
Using coaching for new teachers
This chapter is taken from "The Coaching Toolkit: A Practical Guide for Your School" (Allison & Harbour, 2009), published by Sage. It takes the form of an extended case study of coaching practice within a single secondary school, and considers the value of collaborative or 'co-coaching' (in this case, peer to peer coaching) with NQTs. It also considers the use of more general coaching approaches to support teachers in their second year of teaching, once the NQT induction process has been compl
2009 Final year student Natalia Rodionova talks about her artwork submitted for the 2009 Ruskin Degree Show and her work in general
Giving Back: Finding the Best Way to Make a Difference
The world’s most intractable problems might be cracked if more of our “brightest minds” could be tempted to work on them, asserts Bill Gates. Too many graduates of top universities like MIT find it infinitely more satisfying to deal in derivatives, he says, or lucrative areas of medical science like “baldness dr