Prof. Nick Childs - 'History of Brass Bands - The Golden Period'
The repertoire played by bands has altered radically over many years. However, commissioning bodies have always been governed by a desire to attract the leading mainstream composers of the day to write original material for the medium. The so-called 'Golden Period', spanning the period between the Great Depression and the Second World War, encapsulates this ambition at its most successful. A sequence of seminal works, by John Ireland, Gustav Holst, Granville Bantock, Herbert Howells, and Sir Edw
Government of the UK and Ireland
The module is designed to provoke thought, challenge preconceptions, stimulate questions about the nature of government in the UK and Ireland. Thus, it considers key concepts such as political culture, socialisation, devolution, and governance. This module aims to provoke thought, challenge preconceptions, stimulate questions and to nourish inquisitive minds more than to provide a set diet of ready-made `answers'. What are the contextual parameters within which modern government functions? What
English Civil War - BBC Learning Zone (Part 1)
Part one of the Learning Zone's program on the English Civil War. This first part covers the background to the war including Charles I's character, his portraits and his execution. There is reference to Charles I's family, images of the palaces and pieces or art Charles had and to the role of theatre plays of the time. The video explains Charles I's belief on the divine rights of Kings. The Parliament started to have problems with the king. The attempt to imprison the 5 members of royal oppositi
The Fall of France - Documentary part 2 of 12
This is the second part of the documentary. It shows the time when Warsaw surrendered and refers to the French and British declaration of war on Germany. There is reference to the position of the French and British troops and how there was not direct confrontation for months.
VeggieTales-Where's God When I'm S-Scared Part 2
Where s God when I m S-Scared? contains two hilarious, fully computer-animated stories that teach kids a biblical perspective on handling everyday fears. Tales From The Crisper : After watching a scary Frankencelery movie, five year-old Junior Asparagus gets some help from an unlikely duo. Bob the Tomato and Larry the Cucumber come to Junior s rescue with a rollicking song, teaching him that God is bigger than anything he might be afraid of. Daniel and the Lions Den : The second segment takes us
The Story of Television, Part 1 of 2
This is a history of British TV broadcast TV and is suitable for high school students. Slightly pixelated (blurry). Run time 07:22.
Cream pottery with silver, yellow , orange and green geometric designs and stripes. Gold stripe 1cm below rim on inside. Maker: Johnson Bros - from the The Betty Smithers Design Collection at Staffordshire University.
Developing consultants and leaders of change for our present troubled times
Since its launch in 1997, the Ashridge Masters in Organisation Consulting has guided and developed over 250 organisational practitioners. Dr Kathleen King discusses an inquiry into which particular aspects contribute to participants’ positive experience, the insights it revealed and what we can learn from it concerning the future of managerial and personal development.
Sam Reed Speech (1997) 12th Annual MLK Celebration
Sam Reed Speech, 12th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration, Durham Technical Community College, January 17, 1997. Part of the 'Sam Reed and the Trumpet of Conscience' collection at Duke University Libraries: http://library.duke.edu/digitalcollections/trumpet/
Oh My God, Mama King Is Dead
Divisiveness within the Black community. A Say Brother Special Presentation, Program 330 focuses on the death of Mrs. Alberta King, Sr. and what her death means to her family, the African American community, and the country. Host Gwen Dillard (Director of News and Public Affairs for television station ...
Eritrean People's Liberation Front
Excerpt from a British film on the Eritrea People's Liberation Front showing the tough training regime, and physical labor, expected of all soldiers.
Martin Luther King Jr.'s March on Washington
Dr. Virgil Wood, board member of the SCLC (Southern Christian Leadership Conference), speaks with host Mel Moore about the political impact of Martin Luther King Jr.'s March on Washington, August 28th, 1963.
The Holloway Series in Poetry: Fanny Howe
Fanny Howe with graduate poet Yosefa Raz Introduced by UC Berkeley English PhD Candidate, Natalia Cecire One of the most widely read experimental poets today and the author of over twenty books of poetry, fiction, and essays, Fanny Howe hardly requires introduction to the Bay Area poetry community. Howe's wiry lyrics construct spaces of unsparing sincerity in which to examine and interrogate the embodied qualities of moral abstractions like mercy, guilt, and awe. Scouting through the complex te
Structural analysis of the evolution of steroid specificity in the mineralocorticoid and glucocortic
Background The glucocorticoid receptor (GR) and mineralocorticoid receptor (MR) evolved from a common ancestor. Still not completely understood is how specificity for glucocorticoids (e.g. cortisol) and mineralocorticoids (e.g. aldosterone) evolved in these receptors. Results Our analysis of several vertebrate GRs and MRs in the context of 3D structures of human GR and MR indicates that with the exception of skate GR, a cartilaginous fish, there is a deletion in all GRs, at the position corresp
This not-for-profit site is intended to make vocal music and lyrics of the of the early 19th century in the British Isles, Europe, Canada, the United States, and Australia more accessible. It includes contemporary music of the period and later settings (e.g., Brian Holmes's complete score for Death's Jest Book and Lori Lange's settings of Byron lyrics).
"A society of patriotic ladies."
Cheap prints depicting current events were in great demand in both England and the colonies. This 1775 British print presented a scene in Edenton, North Carolina. Fifty-one women signed a declaration in support of nonimportation, swearing not to drink tea or purchase other British imports. Boycotts ...
Actions speak louder than words.
"The Land of Liberty" was the ironic title of this cartoon published in an 1847 edition of the British satirical weekly Punch. As the cartoon suggests, Americans faced a number of dilemmas and crises that came to revolve around the institution of slavery and its expansion into the West. As slavery became ...
"Identify them by their garb."
The Democratic party arrived at its 1968 convention in Chicago torn apart by the Vietnam war and the assassinations of Robert Kennedy and Martin Luther King, Jr. As delegates and protestors arrived in Chicago in late August 1968, the Chicago American newspaper published a guide to the cast of characters" ...
The Bloody Massacre
With ongoing protests against the Townshend Duties, waterfront jobs scarce due to nonimportation, and poorly-paid, off-duty British troops competing for jobs, clashes between American laborers and British troops became frequent after 1768. In Boston, tensions mounted rapidly in 1770 until a confrontation ...
The Boston Massacre, ca. 1868.
The Boston Massacre became an important symbol for radicals who used the incident to build popular opposition to British rule. For thirteen years after the incident, Boston observed March 5, the anniversary of the incident, as a day of public mourning. Artists continued to redraw, repaint, and reinterpret ...