The Challenge of Global Climate Change
Prof. Bob White : Course
The Science and Theology of Natural Disasters
Dr Vinoth Ramachandra : Course
The Ethics of Stem Cell and Cloning Research
Prof. John Bryant : Course
5.1 Standing waves
How do different instruments produce the sounds we classify as music? How do we decide whether something – a piano, a vacuum cleaner – is actually a musical instrument? In this unit we investigate the way vibrations and sound waves are harnessed to create music.
Crises in Democracy: constituency re-districting and gerrymandering in the UK and US [Audio]
Speaker(s): Sam Hirsch, Iain McLean | One person, one vote is a core principle of a democratic system. Electoral districting in the UK and US is far from satisfactory and seriously compromises claims to democracy.Sam Hirsch specialises in election law, voting rights, and re-districting. Iain McLean is director of the Public Policy Unit, Oxford University.
Religion and the Market: are they in conflict? [Audio]
Speaker(s): John Micklethwait, Professor John Gray | The global revival of religion has been predominantly fuelled by the creation of a religious free market defined by entrepreneurship, choice and personal revelation. So can religion and the market sit together and what can economics teach us about religion? John Gray is emeritus professor of European thought at LSE and author of Gray's Anatomy. John Micklethwait is editor of The Economist and co-author of God is Back.
Justice and the Moral Limits of Markets [Audio]
Speaker(s): Professor Michael J. Sandel | The financial crisis raises hard questions about justice, ethics, and the role of markets. In this lecture, Michael Sandel will examine the moral limits of markets, one of the themes of his new book, Justice: What's the Right Thing to Do?
Israeli Academic Boycott: Helpful or Harmful? [Audio]
Speaker(s): Dr John Chalcraft, Professor Daniel Hochhauser | This is a joint event hosted by the LSESU Palestine Society and LSESU Israel Society, this debate will be centred around the following motion: "This house believes in an academic boycott of Israel". John Chalcraft graduated with a starred first in history (M.A. Hons) from Gonville and Caius college Cambridge in 1992. He then did post-graduate work at Harvard, Oxford and New York University, from where he received his doctorate with dis
13 Products for markets
Designed products surround us all and range from bus tickets to buildings. This unit focuses firmly on usability and the increasingly important phenomenon of people-centred design. It aims to inform consumers of design (i.e., all of us) about this crucial characteristic of design. The unit is derived from the Open University course T211 on Design and Designing, but as well as stimulating interest in areas of concern for producers of design it might also provide an introduction to engineering, ma
Samuel and Lisa are together at last
At the completion of this lesson you will be able to answer questions about the conversations in which agreements are made and you will be able to recognize the formulas.
Former IMF chief now a hotdog
July 14 - A Paris delicatessen is cashing in on the scandal surrounding former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn, with its own DSK hotdog. Gemma Haines reports.
4.2.1 Hub and spoke architectures
This unit looks at some of the architectural and programming paradigms used in distributed system development. You will learn about synchronous and asynchronous message passing, distributed objects technology and event-based bus architecture, before finally moving on to tuple architecture.
Capital Letters - Quiz
You will gain a better understanding of when and why to use capital letters and when not to use them.
Developing a Visitors' Guidance System for a School or Town
Instructions for developing an effective, easy-to-follow guidance system for a school or town which would be useful for visitors. Includes assessment criteria.
Électricité the France: reading exercise
You will consult the Internet to get information on invoices, counters and prices.
Gli italiani e il tempo libero CL: my hobbies
At the completion of this lesson you will be able to talk about the leisure activities of the Italians. You will read a short text and indicate what types of hobbies Italians have. You will pay special attention to declinations of third-person plural. Then, you will fill in the text with other words A word list may possibly help you with this. You will then answer yes or no questions; lastly, you will answer open-ended questions.
Chavez discusses battle with cancer
July 15 - Hugo Chavez continues to portray a well-bodied and able leader even as he discusses his battle with cancer. Julie Noce, reports.
Longwave Radiation from CERES Unwrapped
CERES stands for Clouds and the Earths Radiant Energy System.
Arctic Ozone from February 1, 2003 through March 30, 2003
This visualization shows the northern hemisphere ozone hole from February 1, 2003 through March 30, 2003.
The Middle East Dust Storm
Dust storms are an every day occurrence in Saudi Arabia. This storm is of an unusual size.