Section 6 Activity
6A Modelling your shared understanding for a sustainable future
In this activity the aim is to integrate the various explorations you have engaged in so far (such as cause-and-effect models of emerging social/economic and environmental crises, your personal ecology, quality of life, ecological footprint index, system dynamics models) and create, using a range of communication and modelling approaches, the beginnings of
Episode 66: Understanding Cooperation through Behavioural Economics
Behavioural Economist Dr Nikos Nikiforakis explains how Behavioural Economics challenges one of the fundamental premises of traditional Economics - the rational, self-serving Homo Economicus. Through laboratory and field experiments, Nikos also develops a model for understanding social cooperation. With host Jennifer Cook.
Understanding the Mind in Peace Negotiations
Jeremy Lack (Lawyer and Mediator, Etude Altenburger Switzerland) / Professor Baroness Susan Greenfield (Institute for the Future of the Mind, Oxford) give a seminar for the Centre for Ethics, Law and Armed Conflict with David Rodin
Discover the latest research on common loons, those large, fish-eating birds that winter on the ocean but breed on fresh water lakes.
Understanding cancer: News from the frontline
This Oxford at Said seminar was dedicated to cancer research. Three researchers from the University of Oxford give insights into recent advances in the field of cancer cell biology, therapy and epidemiology. One in three people develop cancer, and one in five in Europe and North America die of the disease. Although environmental and lifestyle factors, for example smoking or sun exposure, affect the incidence of some cancer types, all human populations and many types of animal suffer from this di
Hanging Around: Modern and Contemporary Lighting from the Permanent Collection
July 17, 2010 - October 10, 2010: In the early twentieth century, with the introduction of electric light, designers began to focus on lighting fixtures, hanging lamps among them. Interest in lighting design experienced a particular surge in the decades after World War II, when many young artists, the American George Nelson among them, responded to a demand for fixtures that were both functional and modern in their aesthetic. Drawn from the Museum’s extensive collection of modern and cont
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