Why I am a Euro-optimist [Audio]
Speaker(s): Alain Juppé | At this time of mistrust towards the European Union, Alain Juppé reiterates his strong beliefs and his faith in Europe's future. A plea by a French statesman who has always been committed to the European enterprise. Alain Juppé was President of the political party Union for a Popular Movement from 2002 to 2004. He served as the Minister of Foreign Affairs from 2011 to 2012. He also served as Prime Minister of France from 1995 to 1997 under President Jacques Chirac an
What's happening in Turkey? Reflections on an uprising [Audio]
Speaker(s): Dr Derya Bayir; Dr Ayça Çubukçu; Dr Zeynep Gambetti; Dr Özlem Köksal | Editor's note: The last few minutes of the lecture are missing from this recording. How should we understand what is happening in Turkey? Is this as an anti-capitalist or anti-authoritarian rebellion, a struggle to redefine politics and to practice direct democracy? Why should we expect it to inspire people into action beyond Turkey? Should the popular insurgency in Turkey be understood as part of a global up
Checklist - Language Assistantship
This is a resource released as part of the E-Portfolio Toolkit based on experience of developing the “Year Abroad E-Portfolio”, undertaken by the School of Languages at Leeds Metropolitan University.
Official website of the Lok Sabha (House of the People) which is one of the Indian Houses of Parliament. Lok Sabha is composed of representatives of the people directly elected by the adult population who are eligible to vote. The website gives details of members, parliamentary business and the work of committees. Parliamentary debates back to 2004 can be viewed in full text along with parliamentary questions. The site provides an outline of how laws are passed in the Indian Parliament.
John Locke and European Philosophy [Audio]
Speaker(s): Professor Etienne Balibar | Etienne Balibar is Anniversary Chair in Modern European Philosophy at Kingston University and emeritus professor of moral and political philosophy at the University of Paris 10 Nanterre.
Simplest digital instrument turns touch into sound
Full story here: http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn25154 Musician Enrico Bertelli plays a unique instrument designed by Andrew McPherson, who describes his role as a dream job. The deliberately very simple instrument is part of a research study looking at how musicians deal with constraints.
The acoustics of musical instruments and the voice. The "Basics" directory introduces and explains general concepts. There are "Introduction to the Acoustics of [instrument name]", data bases, technical material, web services (including a hearing test) and a FAQ.
Trafficking Networks and Threats to Security in West Africa: the case of Mali [Audio]
Speaker(s): Dr Kwesi Aning | An examination of the changing strategic security environment in West Africa and the effectiveness of the response initiated by the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) with the support of the international community. Kwesi Aning is the head of academic affairs at the Kofi Annan Peacekeeping Centre in Accra.
Werken : Lesvoorbereiding Lesvoorbereiding rond het thema werken met oefeningen in hoekenwerk.
Lesvoorbereiding rond het thema werken met oefeningen in hoekenwerk.
Error, Lies and Adventure: the pursuit of adventure [Audio]
Speaker(s): Hilary Lawson, Professor Steven Rose, Professor Barry Smith | Since Plato the greatest intellectual adventure is often thought to be the pursuit of truth. Might there be alternative intellectual adventures? And if so, of what would they consist? Hilary Lawson is director of the Institute of Art and Ideas, a non-realist philosopher and the author of Closure. Steven Rose is professor of biology and director of the Brain and Behaviour Research Group at the Open University. Barry Smith i
Re-thinking 'Untamed Thoughts' Fifty Years On
In this Anthropology Departmental Seminar (25 January 2013), Dr Laura Rival discusses 'Claude Lévi-Strauss and the science of the concrete'.
Retailing in Leeds - Consumer Shopping preferences
Leeds is a major city in the UK and as such is a magnet for shoppers from the surrounding region. Around 1.7 to 1.9 million people are in the catchment area as shoppers in Leeds city centre. Consequently retail is an important business for Leeds. John Temperley Senior Lecturer in Marketing in the Business School and a retail specialist, explains the choices that face consumers and what their preferences are, based on research by students sponsored by Leeds city centre management. The results ar
A Religious and Cultural Clash or a Tribal Showdown - Analysing the Danish Cartoons Crisis.
Length: 25 minutes The publication of cartoons satirising the Prophet Muhammad in the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten has triggered violent protests across the world. The cartoons, which have been reprinted in a number of European papers, have angered Muslims and focussed attention on the fragile relationships between Islamic countries and the West. Do the cartoons represent a fundamental difference in the religious and cultural values of the two communities or is the current crisis the l
Undertaking HRD research in HE
This presentation explores the challenges encountered in researching the impact of enterprise modules in HE on students own perceptions of self efficacy and motivation to particular career intentions
Phenomenologically related work
Phenomenologically Related Work is the personal website of American philosopher Robert Welsh Jordan, hosted by Colarado State University. The site offers around 20 essays by Jordan, which have been published in journals or anthologies or presented at scholarly meetings over the course of a career spanning almost half a century. Also available are Jordan's own extensive notes on the works of Edmund Husserl and of Martin Heidegger. Jordan describes himself as espousing 'very hard line phenomenolog
Leesplezier en e-hype : Via nieuwe media leerlingen aanzetten om meer te lezen Hoe kunnen we via nieuwe media leerlingen aanzetten om (weer) meer te lezen? In het project Leesplezier en e-hype geeft een projectgroep van de Universiteit Antwerpen en de Artesis Plantijn hogeschool in woord en beeld …
Hoe kunnen we via nieuwe media leerlingen aanzetten om (weer) meer te lezen? In het project Leesplezier en e-hype geeft een projectgroep van de Universiteit Antwerpen en de Artesis Plantijn hogeschool in woord en beeld …
World Cup Special - How to predict a world cup winner
After analysing the outcomes of 4500 international games Henry Stott gives his guide to the likely World Cup champions. Length: 11 mins
Virtual Maths, Shapes Space and Measure, Surface of semi cylinder
Interactive simulation demonstrating how to calculate the surface area of a cover for an astro turf pitch including the ends by using a semi (half) cylinder.
65 prisoners in Afghanistan freed
Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe Afghan authorities release 65 detainees from the Bagram detention centre, a move the US condemns. Sarah Toms reports. More Breaking News: http://smarturl.it/BreakingNews Reuters tells the world's stories like no one else. As the largest international multimedia news provider, Reuters provides coverage around the globe and across topics including business, financial, national, and international news. For over 160 years, Reuters has maintained its