Back bench rebels
 Philip Cowley, Reader in the University’s School of Politics and International Relations, was recently nominated for the Times Higher young researcher of the year award. In this podcast, Philip discusses his research into back bench rebellions within the British parliament. Philip describes his research as practical politics, linking academic research to the real world of political debate.

Since the British Labour party’s re-election with a reduced majority of 66
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Polio pt2
Poliomyelitis, also known as infantile paralysis, is a viral infection of the intestinal tract that sometimes can attack the central nervous system and lead to severe muscular paralysis. After the 1916 outbreak, the United States averaged 21,000 paralytic cases per year. During the 1930-40s, both private and government research was accelerated to try to find a cure for this dreaded disease. The National Foundation of Infantile Paralysis, now the March of Dimes, was inaugurated by Franklin D. Roo
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Why Human Rights Matter
 On the eve of International Human Rights Day, the Secretary General of Amnesty International, Irene Khan, delivered the inaugural Paragon Human Rights lecture. She spoke about the erosion of human rights in the name of counter-terrorism measures in the UK and across the globe.

Irene Khan argued that the UK's counter-terrorism policies are undermining the absolute prohibition of torture and ill treatment. She maintained that this approach is based on a false assumption that ef
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The British Election Study (BES) has been conducted at every UK general election since 1964. Topics surveyed include: voting intentions, political knowledge and voter turnout. This site provides information on the study covering the 2010 UK general elections. It includes details of the researchers, who are based at the University of Essex, their methodology and work. It includes information and links on how to obtain datasets from this study and earlier ones from 2001 onwards. Some historic tech
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Finding Common Denominator
This selection teaches three ways to find a common denominator: see if the smaller denominator goes into the larger one, multiply the two denominators, or find the least common multiple.  An example of each method is worked on an interactive white board.  ( 3:07)
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The Gruesome Reality of Civil War Medicine
During the Civil War, battlefield injuries often meant infection, amputation, and surgeries performed by inexperienced doctors. (03:08)
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Patterns of migration - a problem or opportunity?
Does the UK's current immigration policy cause us problems or does it provide us with opportunities for economic growth? Are we experiencing a new immigration phenomenon or is the flow of people from country to country something that has always been with us? Professor Zig Layton-Henry, Politics and International Studies, is an expert in the patterns and policy of migration. Length: 22 minutes
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Trainieren Sie Ihr Hörverstehen mit authentischen Materialien. Nutzen Sie die Nachrichten der Deutschen Welle von Dienstag – als Text und als verständlich gesprochene Audio-Datei.BERLIN: Verteidigungsminister zu Guttenberg legt nach Informationen der "Bild"-Zeitung sein Amt noch an diesem Dienstag nieder. Ein entsprechendes Rücktrittsgesuch habe er bereits bei Bundeskanzlerin Merkel eingereicht. Auch das Bundespräsidialamt sei über Guttenbergs geplanten Schritt schon informiert worden. Da
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Vesuvius' Eruption That Buried Pompeii - Vesuvius' most early eruption, is now its most famous. (01:24)
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Britain hosts first state visit of Irish President
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Why Abenomics Matters: Abenomics and the Japanese economy [Audio]
Speaker(s): Professor Motoshige Itoh | Editor's note: The question and answer session has been removed from this podcast. Japan is highly unusual in having experienced serious deflation in recent years, and Japan’s experience may be regarded as providing a good case study for other industrial countries suffering from inadequate capital investment and what has been termed ‘secular stagnation’. This lecture explains the nature of the ‘Abenomics’ introduced by Japan’s Prime Minister, Sh
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Age Word Problem # 3 (Algebra) - Khan Academy
This video contains another age word problem. This video starts off with a black screen because the narrator uses it as a 'chalkboard'. This video is appropriate for older middle and high school students. (04:08)
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