Perceptions of Masters level PGCE
This research paper was presented at the 2008 British Educational Research Association (BERA) annual conference. It reports the initial findings of a pilot research study funded by the Education Subject Centre of the Higher Education Academy (ESCalate) which sought to track the progress and effect of PGCE/M level provision in England, through investigating the opinions of a range of stakeholders in relation to the perceived benefits of the Masters level component of this qualification.
Going to School in India - Going to School in a Bus
This is one of eight short Teachers TV programmes in the series Going to School in India. The series, which has won a number of awards and been shown at many film festivals, was created by a former British teacher, Lisa Hydlauff, and is based on her DVD first published March 2007, which in turn was developed from her earlier book. The book, DVD and Teachers TV broadcasts are supported by a website. The title of this programme may be somewhat misleading, as it follows a young boy in Mumbai attend
Without the Golden Handcuffs: Identity and belonging in challenging schools
This paper was first presented at the British Educational Research Association Annual Conference in 2009. The paper is part of the doctoral research conducted by Jo McIntyre at the University of Nottingham. The research was based in three schools in the Midlands which are within socially deprived areas, exploring the reasons why twenty teachers within challenging areas and schools have chosen to embed their professional careers within these settings. It seeks to establish their motivations for t
Anglo-Saxon Tour - British Museum (audio only)
Audio only Tour of the Anglo-Saxon exhibits on display at the British Museum by Dr S. D. Lee, Faculty of English, University of Oxford, 27th April 2007. Audio only Tour of the Anglo-Saxon exhibits on display at the British Museum by Dr S. D. Lee, Faculty of English, University of Oxford, 27th April 2007. A step-by-step guide to accompany you through the Anglo-Saxon exhibits on display in the British Museum's Early Medieval Room. This is designed to be used in the room itself.
Anglo-Saxon Chronicle reading
Reading from an entry in The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle by Stuart D Lee, University of Oxford. Recorded March 2007. Old English Reading I: 'Cynewulf and Cyneheard' in The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle. Read by Stuart D. Lee. Extract taken from 'The Keys of Middle-earth: discovering medieval literature through the fiction of J. R. R. Tolkien' by Stuart D. Lee and Elizabeth Solopova (Palgrave-Macmillan, 2005)
Pharmaceutical Industry: Origin and Evolution
Tilli Tansey, Professor of History of Modern Medical Sciences, University College London traces the evolution of the modern pharmaceutical industry from the mid nineteenth century to the final decades of the twentieth century. The strong focus on British companies is not exclusive, and a large cast of characters including manufacturers, doctors, scientists and patients are considered. Several themes are explored, including the role of innovation in relation to production technology, marketing an
Politics and Popular Poetry in the Arab World
Professor Clive Holes gives a short talk on Arabic popular poetry; a medium of social satire and cultural criticism that is as important in Arabic culture as much as Social satire is in British culture. He also reads three translations of political poetry
Michael King Memorial Lecture - 2009
Professor Tom Brooking, Department of History and Art History. Michael King Memorial Lecture, given October 14, 2009. Tall Tales: Richard John Seddon and the Building of "God's Own Country".
Two London Chronicles from the Collections of John Stow
A part volume, taken from the Camden Miscellany, vol. XII (Camden third series, vol. xviii). These two short chronicles, from British Library MSS Harley 540 and 530, cover between them the reigns of Henry VIII (part), Edward VI, Mary and the early part of that of Elizabeth I.
Rymer's Foedera Volume 10
Covers the period July 1420 to October 1441: the end of the reign of Henry V and the minority of Henry VI. The minority of the new king saw power struggles over the regency and raised questions of how his father's conquests in France could be maintained.
A History of the County of Somerset: Volume 1
Covers the natural history of the county, some archaeological material, a chapter on Romano-British Somerset - including detailed coverage of Bath - the Somerset Domesday and the Geld Inquest.
What are the effects of ability grouping on GCSE attainment?
This is a digest of a study published in 2005 which followed 6000 British pupils from Year 9 through to their GCSE examinations in Year 11. Prior attainment in Key Stage 2 and 3 national tests was compared with achievement at GCSE, and then related to the amount of setting experienced from Years 7 to 11.
Pastoral Care and Personal-Social Education
This is a review of 198 published empirical research articles, undertaken on behalf of the British Educational Research Association (BERA), following a BERA event held at the author’s institution in November 2000.
Learning from recent numeracy initiatives in England and Wales
This is a paper that was presented at the British Educational Research Association (BERA) annual conference in 2003. The paper compares the recent numeracy initiatives in Wales and England and then moves on to compare the implementation of these initiatives. This comparison is made by gathering the views of headteachers as to the impact the initiatives have had on classroom practice. 1000 headteachers in England and Wales were sent a questionnaire and the response rate was 50%.
The Kadoorie Study in China
Zhengming Chen, Professor of Epidemiology, gives a talk on the Kadoorie Biobank study, a joint Chinese and British study looking at the lifestyles of 500,000 people and presents some of the findings that can be used to influence public health policy.
Visit to the British Museum
On my way to Bosnia, I stopped in London and finally visited the British Museum. Wow...what a place! I can't believe I never made time for this museum while I was studying with the London Law Consortium in the Spring. Too bad! Glad I finally took time to
William Wilberforce, the politician and religious writer, was instrumental in the abolition of slavery in Britain in 1807. This unit explores Wilberforce’s career and writings and assesses their historical significance. In particular it examines the contribution that Evangelicalism, the religious tradition to which Wilberforce belonged, made in the transitions between the Enlightenment and Romanticism. Throughout it relates Wilberforce’s career and writings to wider social and cultural devel
Start writing fiction
Have you always wanted to write, but never quite had the courage to start? This unit will give you an insight into how authors create their characters and the settings for their work. You will also be able to look at the different genres for fiction.
The Golden Age of Couture: New Look Suit - Hardy Amies
The British couturier Hardy Amies combined the grand tradition of British tailoring with a Parisian flair for the latest style. But he never lost sight of a particularly British attitude to couture. Ian Garlant, today's Chief designer at Hardy Amies, explains how this relates to to cultural history.
RVC 24 - Syringomyelia in Dogs
Syringomyelia is a serious inherited disease which affects the nervous system of Cavalier King Charles Spaniels in particular. In her 2nd foray into podcasting, Dr Kate Chandler explains what to look for and what to do about it if you suspect you have a case.