Empowering the future
Dr Bill Nuttall and Professor Robin Grimes discuss options for a "Two-Stage Nuclear Renaissance" in the journal Science. We need to prepare and plan for expansion now in order to have sufficient options for nuclear power in the future, says Dr Nuttall.
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The Hero - A Classical Story Element
Every story has a hero. The author discusses how a hero a character in every story that identifies with an audience. He uses Little Red Riding Hood to show how important the hero is to a story. This can be used for mid-elementary levels to middle school.
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Academic Perspectives/Panel Discussion
In this wide-ranging discussion, panelists seized on redesigning science education as a way of ensuring the success of systems biology. The first challenge lies in improving instruction in the earliest years. David Botstein said, “K-12 education has never been that great…(kids) don’t need to know everything in excruciatin
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Taco Pinwheels
Food demo by Ellen Carter
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The Impact of the Global Economic Downturn on the World's Poorest Countries and The Launch of the In
The UK's Secretary of State for International Development, Rt Hon Douglas Alexander MP, will speak on the impact of the global economic downturn on the world's poorest countries. Professor Paul Collier, Oxford University, will be speaking about the latest academic thinking on promoting growth in the world's poorest countries. Professor Robin Burgess, LSE, will present on how the International Growth Centre will support economic growth in developing countries. Gobind Nankani, a Ghanaian native, w
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Galileo Biography, Part VI
This is an animated biography of Galilei Galileo from the Discovery Channel Education series. This series is aimed at older elementary school children. Run time 03:02.
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25 Going down the tube?
25th Maudsley Debate Going down the tube? This House believes London's mental health services are in a state of permanent crisis. Supporting the motion: Angela Greatley, Director of Policy, The Sainsbury Centre for Mental Health and co-author of the King's Fund mental health report 2003 & Cliff Prior, Chief Executive, Rethink (formerly the National Schizophrenia Fellowship) - - Opposing the motion: Alan Cohen, Chair, London Development Centre for Mental Health & Stuart Bell, Chief Executive SLAM
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Setting executive pay
In a new podcast Robin Buchanan, President of London Business School, discusses the ways in which boards should respond to the current scrutiny of executive pay from politicians, shareholders, the media and the general public

Cambridge Science Festival

Recorded on April 21, 2012.


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Professor Patrick Duffy Inaugural Lecture: (Sport) Coaching: Blinded or blended in a changing world?
(Sport) Coaching: Blinded or blended in a changing world? Professor Duffy's research work focuses on policy and sport coaching, as well as applied work in sport-business transfer, which is part of a long-term project with Morrisons PLC. Patrick will address the policy and research backgrounds to developments in professional practice in this area. The traditional view of sport coaching as an emerging profession will be challenged, suggesting that sport coaching should position itself as a blended
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Powerful women: Shifting the status quo
An emerging phenomenon in parts of the developing world is that of women holding power in political structures, including structures previously seen as being the preserve of men. Women also navigate traditional power structures to bring to the fore the economic interests and societal rights of women. Are there robust and sustainable models emerging which can illuminate political, legal, economic power structures? Women share how they brought vitality and hope to their communities.
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Cry Witch, Part One
Take a seat at the trial of Grace Sherwood, the "Virginia Witch."
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Cry Witch, Part Two
Hear the verdict in the trial of Grace Sherwood, the "Virginia Witch."
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The Governor's Palace at 75
Fresh eyes refocus an architectural icon. Chief Curator Emeritus Graham Hood on recomposing an 18th-century landmark.
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The Governor's Palace at 75
Fresh eyes refocus an architectural icon. Chief Curator Emeritus Graham Hood on recomposing an 18th-century landmark.
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Pottery With a Past
Stoneware held a place in every household. Curators Janine Skerry and Suzanne Hood describe the innumerable forms.
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Cry Witch, Part One
Take a seat at the trial of Grace Sherwood, the "Virginia Witch."
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An Economists View of Web Science
An Economists View of Web Science - Robin Mason Keywords:Web science , social networks , economics
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Scandinavian Exceptionalism: Five Dangers Ahead
Nils Christie of the Institute of Criminology at the University of Oslo presented the 5th Roger Hood Annual Public Lecture entitled, 'Scandinavian Exceptionalism: Five Dangers Ahead'
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He's got the whole world in his hands: US History and its discontents in the Obama Era
Robin Kelley's inaugral lecture comments on the absence of discussion about race as connected to Barak Obama's presidency, particularly in light of American history and politics.
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