Understanding Animal Research
Understanding Animal Research is a member organisation, founded in 2008 by bringing together two UK organisations, Research Defence Society and the Coalition for Medical Progress.‘Understanding Animal Research’ aims to “achieve understanding and acceptance of the need for humane animal research in the UK, by maintaining and building informed public support and a favourable policy climate for animal research.” This site provides information on the member organisations,
The great plant hunt
The Wellcome Trust commissioned and funded the Royal Botanic Gardens Kew to create the Great Plant Hunt to mark the 200th anniversary of Charles Darwins birth and to inspire young people about Darwins scientific ideas and their impact. The Great Plant Hunt is aimed at primary school children encouraging them to explore the natural world and collaborate with other schools in the largest ever school science project. Schools are tasked with setting up walks around their school grounds so that t
The Happy Scientist
Part of the educational services provided by Robert Krampfs US-based science education company, it provides access to the science videos that Robert Krampf has produced. The videos assist students to learn about scientific experiments and key concepts and provides teachers with classroom resources which correlate with the state educational science standards in Florida, California and Texas. A subject search of the title and content is available covering chemistry, the life sciences, Earth sci
Exploring the ideas of Darwin and their impact on culture.
In January 2008, the Wellcome Trust held interviews with people on the street to get their views about Darwin, his ideas and their impact on the world. A series of videos vox pops were produced and these have been made available via these webpages.
Mission Control Operations
Chris Kraft manages to present in a single event the ultimate in engineering case studies, as well as an insider’s history of 20th century space missions and a pep talk for AeroAstro students. This blunt raconteur describes the challenges of the earliest space pioneers. His story begins with Project Mercury in the 19
TouchStone Assessment Management System - Launch Event
To celebrate the launch of TouchStone as the centrally supported e-assessment tool at the University of Nottingham, a launch event took place on Wednesday 3rd November. This video is of Simon Wilkinson, lead developer, giving an overview of TouchStone and exploring new developments and features suitable for wider University adoption (such as LaTeX support, invigilator support, foreign language support and randomised questions). Introduction is by Andy Beggan, Head of Learning Technology at the U
Keynote address: Research Agenda and Policy Perspectives on Agriculture for Development
The keynote address of the conference, by Justin Lin, the chief economist at the World Bank, focuses on future research priorities and the process of implementing the policy objectives of the 2008 World Development Report, "Agriculture for Development." Justin Lin is the Chief Economist of the World Bank.
Enterprise and Business Planning Reading List
list of recommended text books related to teaching enterprise in HE environment, and business planning
University of Nottingham. Mechanical, Materials and Manufacturing Engineering
This module introduces you to managing change by providing tools that will support putting the change into context, planning changes using change models, implementing changes and effective communication with an understanding of the environment and then monitoring and managing the process. * Powerpoint presentation - Introduction (for all users) * Powerpoint presentation - Introduction with lecturer's notes (registered users only, please register/login here) * Powerpoint presentation - Inter
Gold dominates markets and politics
The World Bank's president Robert Zoellick has called on leading economies to make gold the standard guide for currencies as the commodity hits another record high.
Lolita with Imraan Coovadia
Acclaimed novelist Imraan Coovadia spoke at UCT Gordon Institute for Performing and Creative Arts GIPCA Great Texts Big Questions public lecture on Thursday 1 April He discussed How to read Lolita. Written by Vladimir Nabokov Lolita was first published in Paris in 1955 It is one of the best known and most controversial books of 20th Century literature Coovadia says I will be talking about the Lolita problem How do we respond to a book which is a first person narrative by a man who is trying to s
'Til the Last Drop: Johns Hopkins Addresses the Global Water Challenge
Johns Hopkins University scientists and policy makers evaluate key factors contributing to the global water issue.
Office Mobile on Windows Phone 7 Windows Phone 7 is officially available today in the United States. Guy Gilbert from the Office Mobile team takes us through the Office Hub including SharePoint, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, OneNote and Outlook.
Windows Phone 7 is officially available today in the United States. Guy Gilbert from the Office Mobile team takes us through the Office Hub including SharePoint, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, OneNote and Outlook.
Ulysses S. Grant
Ulysses S. Grant, was not only a war hero but also a celebrity of his day. Grant was also a West Point graduate in addition to being the youngest president ever elected at the time. This video paints an interesting picture of Grant that students might like to know such as his need for speed.
Health and Human Rights Pamphlets
A series of 7 pamphlets exploring different aspects of the Right to Health These pamphlets are available in three languages English Xhosa and Afrikaans
Parallel and Multicore Computing
Lectures slides from the 15 lecture Parallel And Multicore Computing module presented to the Computer Science Honours class 4th year. The image used above is CRAY 1 by Rama and is available under a Creative Commons Share Alike license
Television News Careers : How to Become an International News Reporter
Becoming an international news reporter, also known as a foreign correspondent, requires having a grasp on international relations, possibly knowing a foreign language and understanding the politics of a given country. Understand what it takes to work overseas as a news reporter with insider information from award-winning former TV news anchor, Glenn Selig, in this video on television jobs.
Understanding War and the Army
Understanding the nature of war, causes of war and its prevention, targets of war, goals, analysis of methods, discussions for understanding war
Energy’s final frontier?
For Peter Sage, the sky isn’t really the limit. It’s even higher, somewhere around 36,000 kilometres above the Earth’s atmosphere.
An entrepreneur with twenty years’ experience, Sage’s latest start-up venture, Space Energy, aims to deliver space-based solar power (SBSP) by collecting and transmitting energy using satellites positioned in space. The catchall: energy on demand, 24 hours a day.