Science in Second Life, using robots in surgery and Walking with Robots
Warning: this Take-Away Science episode involves more than a hint of technology. We chat to Becca Wilson and Oliver Butters about their virtual space science project with school students. We also meet Professor Justin Cobb who's leading the way with robotic surgery and catch up with Ashley Green and Claire Rocks from the Walking with Robots project. The interviews are recorded by OU staff and the programme is hosted by Dr Mike Bullivant from the OU/BBC television series Rough Science.
Life sciences: Evolution in snails, the perils of looking after snakes and scientists on television
In this podcast we meet a herpetologist, or snake expert, from Wales and discuss genetic coding in snakes and research developments. We also meet David Robinson, a biologist and Senior Lecturer at the OU, who has been involved with OU television programmes for many years, and chat about what the future for science programming might look like. Finally, we chat to Jenny Worthington, a project officer at the OU, about the fantastic evolution meglab project. The interviews are recorded by OU staff a
5 Conclusion: you know many things ‘Writing what you know’ is a large and rich project, one that provides an endless resource, and one that can be undertaken in all the types of writing discussed in this unit – poetry, fiction and life writing. The skill lies in reawakening your senses to the world around you, and then using what you find with discrimination. By realising the potentials of your own life experience, you will be collecting the materials necessary in order to write. ‘Writing what you know’ can
‘Writing what you know’ is a large and rich project, one that provides an endless resource, and one that can be undertaken in all the types of writing discussed in this unit – poetry, fiction and life writing. The skill lies in reawakening your senses to the world around you, and then using what you find with discrimination. By realising the potentials of your own life experience, you will be collecting the materials necessary in order to write. ‘Writing what you know’ can
2008 K R Narayanan Oration Why Environmentalism Needs Equity
"Why Environmentalism Needs Equity: Learning from the environmentalism of the poor to build our common future". Ms Sunita Narain, Director of the Centre for Science & Environment; Director of the Society for Environmental Communications; and publisher of the fortnightly magazine 'Down to Earth', has been with the Centre from 1982 and has worked hard at analysing and studying the relationship between environment and development, and at creating public consciousness about the need for sus
Building on Kyoto: Towards a Realistic Global Climate Agreement and What Australia Should Do
As a mechanism for controlling climate change, the Kyoto Protocol has not been a success. Over the decade from it’s signing in 1997 to the beginning of its first commitment period in 2008, greenhouse gas emissions in industrial countries subject to targets under the protocol did not fall as the protocol intended. Instead, emissions in many countries rose rapidly. Moreover, emissions have increased substantially in countries such as China, which were not bound by the protocol but which will
Australia’s Forestry Industry Crisis: How it happened and what to do
Many plantation managed investment companies have collapsed. A pulp mill proposal struggles to find financiers. A stock exchange listed forestry company requests a share trading halt while it tries to sell forestry assets to repay debt. A major Australian company (with forestry a non-core activity) struggles to divest itself of forestry assets. The global financial crisis is a glib explanation for Australia's forestry crisis. Today's difficulties stem from the early 1990s when it became clear th
Dimensions of the Global Food Crisis: Session 1 (audio)
Claire Mahon presents "The right to food: putting food security in context" for Jean Ziegler, Project on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights, (Geneva). 44th Otago Foreign Policy School - Salmond Hall, Dunedin, New Zealand. Friday 26 June to Sunday 28 June 2009.
Winter Lecture Series - 2009: Gene-Genie - once out of the bottle, who should control our genes?
The leader of the Human Genome Research Project, the University of Otago’s Professor Mark Henaghan, looks at how far we should regulate, or if at all, to determine control of genetic testing – and is New Zealand law up to the task? Should we trust in parental choice to make the right decisions with the new technology? 2009 Winter Lecture Series
The Paul Callaghan Interviews: Andrew Wilson
This interview is part of a series undertaken in 2007 and 2007 by Paul Callaghan of the MacDiarmid Institute, as part of a project entitled "beyond the Farm and the Theme Park". Andrew Wilson is a physicist at the University of Otago, an expert in lasers, optics and their application to the study of cold atoms. He leads a small spin-out company called Photonic Innovations.
Engaging Developers with Open Source Projects - "Life of a Wookie"
At the University of Bolton a component of a publicly funded research project entered The Apache Software Foundation incubator. Apache emphasizes community, and in this talk Scott explains the value of community to Wookie. In this talk Scott Wilson discusses what is the value of external contribution, how the project should be run to allow external contributors to become part of the core project, and the reasons behind some of the "bureaucracy" that prospective contributors sometimes don't unde
Shashank Verma, Said Business School, MBA graduate 2005, India
Prior to his MBA, Shashank Verma worked for Tata Consultancy Services, Nortel Networks, and HCL Technologies as a software engineer. At Oxford he used his Entrepreneurship Project to write an award-winning business plan for exploiting biofuels in India and then worked on a roll-out plan during his Strategic Consulting Project. Along with fellow MBA alumnus, Sagun Saxena, he then set up CleanStar Energy which generates biodiesel on land not suitable for agriculture in India and other developing
Jürgen Heeg, Said Business School, MBA graduate 2007, Germany
Jürgen Heeg worked for Siemens four years as a financial project manager before deciding to do an MBA so that he could move into investment banking. He selected Oxford because of its brand name and history of educating leaders, and joined the MBA class of 2006/07. While studying for his MBA, Jürgen attended a corporate presentation by Macquarie Bank, making contacts which resulted in him completing an internship and accepting a job with them as an executive in their investment banking division
Phoebe: a pedagogic planner
Marion Manton gives an overview of the Phoebe project which aims to guide practitioners working in post-compulsory learning (FE, HE and ACL) in designing effective and pedagogically sound learning activities. Visit http://media.conted.ox.ac.uk/res03 to view the full presentation from Marion Manton, including her slides.
Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka: Part 2
From 1991 to 1996 the Kansas Historical Society participated in a grant project that funded eighty oral interviews with people involved in or affected by U.S. school desegregation cases that culminated in Brown versus Board of Education. These interviews give us an invaluable record of the people who were involved, the events leading up to the 1954 decision, the people involved and the long-term impact.
Clinical Trial Protocol Development
Dr Phaik Yeong Cheah, Head of Clinical Trials at the Mahidol-Oxford Research Unit in Bangkok, Thailand discusses clinical trial protocol development. This lecture is an introduction to the topic and gives an overview from initial concept through to GCP requirements, ethical considerations, study drugs and procedures and safety reporting.
Battle of the Bulge, A Kansas Story
"In early December of 1944, Second Lieutenant Martin Jones of the 106th Division of the Army moved through Belgium to the German border. Jones and his division were scattered through the Ardennes forest when the Germans began moving tanks across the border. The battle that ensued, called the Battle of the Bulge, lasted from December 16, 1944 through January 25, 1945 and claimed over 75,000 casualties and prisoners of war. He recalls the engagement and his subsequent capture at the hands of the G
An Introduction to Clinical Trials
George Warimwe from the Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI)/Wellcome Trust Research Programme in Kilifi, Kenya presents an introduction to clinical trials aimed at trial site staff and anyone new to the field. Topics covered include: equipoise and hypothesis, protocol, trial design, comparative effectiveness, pharmacovigilance, ICH-GCP basics, informed consent, essential documents, databases and statistics.
Underlining Titles of Books & Poems
The titles of books and poems should be underlined if the book or
the poem is large. Learn about underlining title novels and epic poetry with help from a certified tutor in this video clip.
David Smith on Dementia
Professor Smith talks about his research at OPTIMA (Oxford Project To Investigate Memory and Ageing) on dementia, particularly Alzheimer’s and the relation between diet and blood pressure in younger life and dementia in older life
Art a GoGo Podcast #32 - Art in the News Please visit our blog at www.artagogo.com/blog for full show notes and links that we discuss during the show. Back to basics…All Art News today!
Please visit our blog at www.artagogo.com/blog for full show notes and links that we discuss during the show.
Back to basics…All Art News today!