Identifying Components of Attainment Gaps
The resource is a standalone report produced by the Department for Children, Schools and Families, which is designed to increase understanding of a number of factors affecting pupil attainment at the end of Key Stage Four. The report uses data collected as part of the Longitudinal Study of Young People in England (LSYPE) project. The research explores if the LSYPE data can be usefully combined with National Pupil Database (NPD) data to provide enhanced information on attainment gaps between pupi
Professional Writing Online Enhancement
This module guides learners through the fundamentals of professional writing including short story creation and non-fiction writing
Love on the rocks?
How badly has the recession affected the relationship between political parties and business? Expert in the field - Professor Mick Moran - assesses the cracks in the relationship and how the crisis will affect it in the future. Professor Moran was at the University to open the inaugural seminar series for the Centre for British Politics.
21H.342 The Royal Family (MIT)
This course is an an exploration of British culture and politics, focusing on the changing role of the monarchy from the accession of the House of Hanover (later Windsor) in 1714 to the present. The dynasty has encountered a series of crises, in which the personal and the political have been inextricably combined: for example, George III's mental illness; the scandalous behavior of his son, George IV; Victoria's withdrawal from public life after the death of Prince Albert; the abdication of Edwa
Depiction of terrorism in film and television
In this podcast, Professor Roberta Pearson from the School of American and Canadian Studies, discusses the fictional representation of terrorism in modern day television programmes and why more and more people are using fiction instead of the news to inform their opinions of world events. Professor Pearson considers the frequent engagement of modern audiences with such television series’ as ‘24’ and ‘Battlestar Galactica’ and how these common cultural experiences should not be underest
The Experience of Muslims in British and French Prisons
According to new research there is a significant difference in the way that the British and French prison systems treat Muslim prisoners. Taking the prison experience as a microcosm of both French and British society, Professor Joly explores the issues of national identity, multiculturalism and ethnic or regligous tensions within both countries and how the state has responded to the challenges. Touching on the recent riots across France, Professor Joly raises serious concers about the ability of
Talk About the North - Dave Russell
REVISITING THE FIFTIES A Transitional Decade' The British Seaside in the 1950s Professor Dave Russell, Professor of History and Northern Studies and Q & A Professor Dave Russell, Professor of History and Northern Studies, Institute of Northern Studies, Leeds Metropolitan University Discovering the English North, 1957-1964
Inaugural Lecture Prof Nick Frost - Assessing Modern British Childhood: research, policy and practic
This lecture explored the contemporary policy agenda for children and young people living in England. The major focus of the lecture was on the relationship between the state and modern childhood. The lecture then moved on to examine the state of contemporary British childhood. A series of recent research and policy reports have suggested that British children inhabit a world that compares negatively to children in otherwise comparable societies. Childhood and youth are also a high profile and f
Theories and concepts
This is a module framework. It can be viewed online or dowloaded as a zip file As taught in Autumn Semester 2009/10 The War on Iraq and the US and British invasion of the country in 2003 has led to huge tensions in geopolitics. At the same time, the supposed ‘threat’ of international terrorism and continuing financial turmoil in the world economy have both brought to the fore the global politics of co-operation and confrontation. Whilst it might be possible to agree on the significance of th
The Viking Age Scotland and the Irish Sea Provinces
Viking warriors from Scandinavia began to attack the coasts of western Europe towards the end of the eighth century. Christian writers registered their shock and horror at these raids by pagans upon monasteries, churches and royal sites. The raiders were mobile, using highly manoeuvrable light-weight sailing ships, which could also be rowed. They caught te armies of the Christian kingdoms unprepared, lacking the organisation to deal with them effectively. But there was much more to the Vikings t
I started in Cov - Jeremy Vine
Jeremy is a British journalist and news presenter for the BBC. He is known for his direct interview style and exclusive reporting from war-torn areas throughout Africa. He is the current host of the BBC Radio 2 program, Jeremy Vine, which presents news, views, and interviews with live guests. He began his journalistic career in Coventry, working for the Coventry Evening Telegraph.
The US Industrial Growth (Pre-Civil War)
This video is accompanied by text. "In the eighteenth century, British inventors perfected a series of machines for mass production of textiles, which initiated the European Industrial Revolution and gave Britain a head start in industrial production. For many years, the British carefully guarded their industrial secrets, forbidding the export of machines or even descriptions of them and restricting the departure of informed mechanics. The British could not keep its secrets forever, and in 1789,
1.3 Sources of characters Click on 'View document' below and read ‘Sources of characters’. This outlines the main methods of finding and developing fictional characters. BODcast: P.D. James in conversation with Colin Dexter (long) Brown and Gold Maxi Sun Dress Sesame Street - "Qu"-Queen Quagmire Sinclair Micro sized Television Professional Writing - Screnwriting, Novel Writing, Fiction, Feature Writing, Business Writing, Writ Enhancing Physics Knowledge for Teaching – Magnetic fields Interactive timeline on Anglo-Dutch relations (50 BC to 1830)
Special footage celebrating the launch of Talking about Detective Fiction by PD James, the latest Bodleian Library publication. PD James is donating all royalties from the hardback edition to the Bodleian and hopes it will encourage further philanthropy.
Brown and gold sun dress; full length. Narrow straps; shaped padded cups and gathered under bust. Two self covered button and rouleau loop trim to centre front. Labels cut out. - from the The Betty Smithers Design Collection at Staffordshire University.
A jester awaits the arrival of Queen Quaigmire, with interruptions from a duck. (0:58) "Quick, Quick Queen Quagmire is approaching!"cries the jester as the duck says "Quack" Cute video to show students when learning the "qu" sound (0:58).
Micro sized television with very small screen (less than 2 ' x 1') Push buttons for selection use in US, Europe etc. Retractable aerial and 'loop' type wire aerial. Dark grey metallic housing. Also mains adaptor. Maker: Sinclair - from the The Betty Smithers Design Collection at Staffordshire University.
Our taster sessions give students the chance to develop and build on the knowledge and understanding of a particular writing form. It's also an opportunity for you to develop the independent practice skills crucial to a professional writer and an opportunity to develop writing industry contacts. All MA Professional Writing students spend time exploring different forms of writing before deciding which area they wish to specialise. Specialisms might be in the field of Business Writing, Features W
In this session we’ll begin with Faraday’s law of electromagnetic induction. We’ll describe and use the analogy between a current loop and a magnetic dipole and study the magnetic energy in various situations, including the energy density of a magnetic field. Finally we’ll look at magnetic forces from the point of view of the interaction between moving electrical charges, the Lorentz force law, and describe the force between current carry wires, the Biot-Savart law.
This interactive multimedial timeline on Anglo-Dutch relations from antiquity to 1830, uses MIT’s Simile technology and is based on the manuscript 'The Stranger’s case : a timeline of Cross-Channel Interactions' by Jaap Harskamp, curator of the Dutch and Flemish collections at the British Library, in which he has compiled and annotated a comprehensive list of over 800 events relating to Anglo-Dutch relations throughout the centuries. It is part of the Open Learning Environment in early moder
Click on 'View document' below and read ‘Sources of characters’. This outlines the main methods of finding and developing fictional characters.
BODcast: P.D. James in conversation with Colin Dexter (long)
Brown and Gold Maxi Sun Dress
Sesame Street - "Qu"-Queen Quagmire
Sinclair Micro sized Television
Professional Writing - Screnwriting, Novel Writing, Fiction, Feature Writing, Business Writing, Writ
Enhancing Physics Knowledge for Teaching – Magnetic fields
Interactive timeline on Anglo-Dutch relations (50 BC to 1830)