1.3 Reading a Renaissance play
What does Christopher Marlowe's Doctor Faustus tell us about the author and the time at which the play was written? This unit will help you to discover the intricacies of the play and recognise how a knowledge of the historical and political background of the time can lead to a very different understanding of the author's intended meaning.
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Guide to the Papers of Russell Franks, 1915-1959
Russell Franks received his formal education from the Virginia Polytechnic Institute in Blacksburg, VA, earning his B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering. He lived a distinguishing life serving as Chief Metallurgist for Union Carbide and Carbon Research Laboratories in Niagra, New York. During his career he developed several patents in his area of expertise and was also chief of the Super Alloys branch of the Steele Division of the War Production Board.
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Security 1: Environmental Stresses & Negative Impacts
Professor Richard Matthew delivers the eighth lecture in Earth System Science 280: Sustainability Science on Wednesday, November 17, 2010.
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Zero-Sum World: power and prosperity in the age of anxiety
In this lecture to mark the publication of his new book Zero-Sum World: Power and Prosperity in the Age of Anxiety, Gideon Rachman argues that the global economic crisis has changed the logic of international relations and ushered in a new and more dangerous era. This will be characterised by rising tensions between America and China and a failure to deal effectively with global problems such as climate change and nuclear proliferation. Gideon Rachman is the chief foreign affairs commentator for
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The Future of Nuclear Energy
Nuclear energy will emerge either as a solution to the twin crises of global warming and a secure energy supply, or global catastrophe. Within this panel at least, there doesn’t seem to be a comfortable middle ground.

MIT’s Andrew Kadak, one of the two speakers arguing the necessity of nuclear energy, advance

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1.3.3 Stage 1: Preparation

The task here is very different from our task when faced with numbers, where we need to deal with a high level of abstraction. Writing is often dense and multi-layered, and usually gives us, if anything, too much surface information about our subject. We need to make a mental effort this time in selecting and abstracting information ourselves. In order to do this effectively we need to be aware of the context of the writing. We need to check if we can, for instance, the political and s
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Climate change
Climate change is a key issue on today’s social and political agenda. This unit explores the basic science that underpins climate change and global warming.
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Processus cimentiers et écologie industrielle (Vidéo)

Daniel Lemarchand présente le processus cimentier et montre les différentes étapes susceptibles de s'inscrire dans un modèle d'écologie indsutrielle.


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‘Freedom’ can mean many different things. Here we're concerned with political freedom. Isaiah Berlin distinguished between a concept of negative freedom and a concept of positive freedom. You will examine these concepts and learn to recognise the difference between freedom from constraint and the freedom that comes from self-mastery or self-realisation.

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Episode 32: Birds, Nations and Empires

Dr Lewis Mayo gives a historical perspective of how birds have symbolised nations' political struggles and aspirations. With host Sian Prior.

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Episode 37: Reinvigorating the World Trade Organization

Political scientist and Warwick Commission member Prof Ann Capling demystifies the World Trade Organization (WTO), and suggests how it might reinvigorate itself in a changing global trade environment. With podcast host Eric van Bemmel.

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#279: Willingly waived: Migrant workers trading away rights for access to jobs

Labor migration researcher Dr Martin Ruhs discusses the often thorny questions around the rights of migrant labor versus access to work. With host Peter Mares.