In the 18th and 19th century evolutionary biologists, including Darwin, emphasised the similarities between natural evolution and artificial ‘ improvement’ of livestock under domestication. They believed that studying domesticated animals and plants could illuminate the mechanisms of natural evolution.
BEYOND KYOTO: Green Innovation and Enterprise for the 21st Century - Emerging Technologies
There is a great deal of innovation in the areas of green enterprise and clean technology in Oxford and the greater Oxford-London-Cambridge region, resenting an infrastructural advantage supported by world-class universities and businesses. The Oxford Business and Environment Network, with the support of Saïd Business School, the Institute for Science, Innovation and Society, the Oxford Centre for Entrepreneurship and Innovation and the Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship, is organising t
2.2 Conveying meaning through prose
In this unit we will consider how language can be used in different ways for different purposes. To do this we will use the theme of memorial and commemoration. In the first section we briefly discuss the life of the poet Siegfried Sassoon before examining both his poetry and prose. Through this we will see how he conveys meaning in different ways for different audiences using different forms. Following this we discuss more generally how different meanings can be conveyed using prose and poetic
8.5 Anti-capitalist propaganda or work of literary value
Sunset Song was written in the early 1930s and is still one of the best-known and most-debated Scottish novels. In this unit, we discuss whether Sunset Song succeeds as critique of capitalism and whether it has value as a work of literature separate from its propagandistic ambitions.
Richard Hutton's complaints book - The notebook of the Steward of the Quaker workhouse at Clerkenwel
The notebook of the steward of a radical eighteenth-century experiment in co-operativism, from a MS held in the archives of the Friends' School, Saffron Walden. By permission of the London Record Society.
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.
A History of the County of Oxford: Volume 14 - Bampton Hundred (Part Two)
Covers the west Oxfordshire market town of Witney and the rural townships of Crawley, Curbridge and Hailey, all of which formed a single parish until the late nineteenth century.
Hidden curriculum, hidden feelings; emotions, relationships and learning with ICT and the whole chil
A research paper presented to the BERA conference in 2002, now available through Education-line. The paper describes early findings from a two year project entitled ‘ICT and the whole child’ and examining the impact of the provision of enhanced ICT resources on a Year 2 class in a UK primary school.
Every Child Matters and Teacher Education: a UCET Position Paper
This paper outlines UCET's position on the Every Child Matters (ECM) agenda as it impacts on higher education-based teacher education. It draws out the implications for the sector in general ‘while devoting special attention to the major developments that are taking place in regard to the early years' (p6).
Report on the 1o Congrès Internacional Noves Tendències en la formació Permanent del Profesorat (
By the start of this largely Castillian language conference, 612 people had registered and there were almost 200 papers, including oral and poster presentations. The participants included a Minister of Education, representatives of local and regional authorities, teacher educators and researchers. They came from many European countries and virtually all Latin American countries.
Communication, Language and Literacy Development Programme
This website is part of the National Primary Strategy materials, and has been set up to provide guidance for all involved in supporting the development of early literacy, in line with the recommendations of the Rose Review.
National Math and Science Initiative
The NMSI website represents the public face of the American National Math and Science Initiative which was formed to address the declining number of students prepared to take college courses in maths and science.
Extended Schools: Establishing a Baseline Methodology to Estimate the Impact of the Extended School
This report outlines the development of a methodological approach to monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of the Extended Schools programme through exploring whether attainment varies because of extended school status. One of the overriding features of the report arises from the longevity of the programme, which currently is in its infancy. The monitoring and evaluation will extend over five years; presently some schools have been involved in the initiative offering extended schools provision
The Hall of Four: politics, faith and daily life in a northern Chinese village
Second lecture in the Martin D'Arcy Memorial lecture series on contemporary Chinese perspectives on Christianity in China. In this lecture, Dr Wu looks at the spread of christianity in china despite persecutions in the 18th and 19th century
Esmond Harmsworth Lecture 2009: 'Arthur Miller: Un-American'
The 2009 Esmond Harmsworth Lecture in American Arts and Letters, given on 21 May 2009 at the Rothermere American Institute, by Professor Christopher Bigsby, University of East Anglia.
He's got the whole world in his hands: US History and its discontents in the Obama Era
Robin Kelley's inaugral lecture comments on the absence of discussion about race as connected to Barak Obama's presidency, particularly in light of American history and politics.
OAW09: 3 - A view from the top
In this panel discussion, Heads of House Frances Lannon, Fiona Caldicott, Tim Gardam, Michael Scholar, John Landers and Giles Henderson cover a range of topics relating to leading an Oxford college in the 21st century.
Women composers at Oxford: Cinderella (1858-1944) and other role models
In the history of the University, women and music have shared a Cinderella-like status before the 20th Century. In this talk, Dr Wollenberg looks at how women composers have continued to change the face of Oxford music in new ways
Societies in Transition: Technology and Transition in the 21st Century
Professor Rayner talks about society in the 21st century the impacts of science and technology, particularly cyber-technology and the Internet. He also asks how new technology will change society and what it means to be a person.
6.3 (b) Switching to renewable energy sources
Access to safe, clean and sustainable energy supplies is one of the greatest challenges facing humanity during the twenty-first century. This unit will survey the world’s present energy systems and their sustainability problems, together with some of the possible solutions to those problems and how these might emerge in practice.