Center for Public Awareness in Bioethics (CPAB)
The Center for Public Awareness in Bioethics was launched in March 2008 and aims to increase public awareness, debate and involvement in bioethical issues, and provide a platform for study and research in bioethics. The site contains information on the objectives, policies and activities of the Center, and introductory information on the discipline of bioethics, aimed at a lay audience. There are also documents and links to external websites under the Resources section, though like the Journal,
Cultures of health : a historical anthropolgy
This is a lively and fluid web site with a featured article spot, articles, research notes, posts and links to related sites for historically-minded scholars of medicine and health. There are many book recommendations and features and discussions on such topics as new approaches to VD treatment in Toronto, 1968-75 and smallpox eradication in Brazil, 1967. The site is maintained by the Department of History at the University of Windsor, Canada, and tackles ancient through to modern time periods o
R646 : The effects of FMD-induced mass livestock slaughter on greater horseshoe bats in the Forest o
This 68 page report was originally produced by English Nature in 2005, and is here made available as a PDF file by Natural England. The objectives of the study were to investigate the effects of the removal of grazing livestock from the Forest of Dean (through slaughter to prevent the spread of foot and mouth) in 2001 on the diet of greater horseshoe bats in the area. The study then made recommendations for grazing regimes which would favour the bats. It also includes references to relevant l
Biography study guides
This collection of free study guides from the educational publishers SparkNotes provides biographies of a number of key historical figures including Aristotle, Niels Bohr, Charles Darwin, Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Edison, Albert Einstein, Benjamin Franklin, Galileo Galilei, Werner Heisenberg, Johannes Kepler, Isaac Newton and Max Planck.
BSHS [British Society for the History of Science] monographs
The British Society for the History of Science (BSHS) publishes work of lasting scholarly value that might not otherwise be made available, and aids the dissemination of innovative projects advancing scholarship or education in the field. Past monographs have been digitised and are available for free download. Print copies are available for purchase. Titles available include: "To See the Fellows Fight: Eye Witness Accounts of Meetings of the Geological Society of London and Its Club, 1822-1868";
World Resources 2005 : the wealth of the poor : managing ecosystems to fight poverty
This website provides access to "The wealth of the poor : managing ecosystems to fight poverty" the World Resources Report 2005 which examines ecosystems as a potential wealth-creating asset for the poor. The report was prepared by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the World Bank, and the World Resources Institute. The site includes access to the full text of the report in English and Spanish, case study excerpts, data tables and re
Journal of public economics
The Journal of Public Economics is a peer reviewed academic journal in the field of economics. It aims to encourage original scientific contributions on the problems of public economics, with particular emphasis on the application of modern economic theory and methods of quantitative analysis. It provides a forum for discussion of public policy of interest to an international readership. Users should check to see whether their institution has a subscription to the journal.
Combined Harare Residents Association
This site is maintained by the residents association of Harare Zimbabwe. Although intended to give local residents a chance to voice their opinions and organise grass roots events, researchers may find it of value in providing an insight into living conditions in modern day Zimbabwe. It also includes some news, email discussion forums and comment on the political and land ownership policies of the government under Robert Mugabe. NB. The website has not been updated since 2009.
Institute for Migration and Ethnic Studies
The Institute for Migration and Ethnic Studies is an interdisciplinary centre founded in 1984 to conduct "research into all forms of migration, through the study of national minorities and various aspects of ethnicity" and "to stimulate the implementation of new policies and activities" to aid in the resolution of problems associated with the integration of national minorities. The Institute publishes the journal 'Migracijske i etnicke teme', (Migration and Ethnic Themes), with articles publishe
Assessment in Higher Education
Organised by Cumbria Study of Higher Education Network (C-SHEN) and Northumbria University Centre for Excellence in 'Assessment for Learning', to be held at Learning Gateway Carlisle United Kingdom from 2009-07-08 to 2009-07-08
1989 : twenty years after
Organised by IARCEES, to be held at Centre for the Study of a Wider Europe, National University of Ireland Maynooth Ireland from 2009-05-08 to 2009-05-09
Survey of London: volume 40 - The Grosvenor Estate in Mayfair, Part 2 (The Buildings)
This volume completes the Survey's study of the Grosvenor Estate in Mayfair by looking in detail at its rich and varied architectural and building heritage. From the fine eighteenth-century houses of Brook Street and Grosvenor Street to the smart inter-war flats of Park Lane, the Grosvenor Estate offers a compendium of some of the best English urban architecture, often by leading practitioners, from Colin Campbell (who lived here in a house of his own design) and Robert Taylor in the eighteenth
Survey of London: volumes 31 and 32 - St James Westminster, Part 2
These volumes complete the Survey's study of St James, describing the northern part of the parish, between Piccadilly and Oxford Street. This is a varied area, lying astride Regent Street, embracing tightly-packed streets in Soho and more orderly developments in the Savile Row area. The principal monument here is Burlington House, which is dealt with in some detail; there are also accounts of the streets of Lord Burlington's adjacent estate. East of Regent Street, the coverage includes Golden Sq
Survey of London: volume 45 - Knightsbridge
This volume describes a district today synonymous with wealth and smartness. The area covered includes the old thoroughfare of Knightsbridge itself, and the triangular swathe of land to its west, north of Brompton Road, bounded on the north by Hyde Park and on the west by Exhibition Road. In addition to the hotels, shops and fashionable houses and apartments for which the area is known today, the volume also describes the fabric of Knightsbridge’s more diverse past: the medieval hamlet, stragg
Survey of London: volume 38 - South Kensington Museums Area
At the core of this volume is a study of the estate in South Kensington and Westminster acquired under the auspices of Prince Albert by the Commissioners for the Great Exhibition of 1851, and developed as a remarkable cultural centre for the applied arts and sciences. In many ways the great sequence of world-famous institutions described here – such as the Victorian and Albert Museum, the National History Museum, the Royal Albert Hall, and the Imperial Institute – is a memorial to the Princ
Survey of London: volume 41 - Brompton
This, the third of the Survey’s four volumes devoted to Kensington, describes the southernmost part of the old parish, covering both sides of Brompton Road and then continuing westward between Old Brompton Road and Fulham Road as far as Brompton Cemetery. Renowned in the seventeenth century for the nurseries and market gardens of old Brompton, and the isolated genteel settlement of ‘Little Chelsea’ in Fulham Road, this area was by the time of the Survey’s study in 1983 a characteristic i
This unit will help you to identify and use information in Science and Nature, whether for your work, study or personal purposes. Experiment with some of the key resources in this subject area, and learn about the skills which will enable you to plan searches for information, so you can find what you are looking for more easily. Discover the meaning of information quality, and learn how to evaluate the information you come across. You will also be introduced to the many different ways of organis
Rural schools Inclusion
Rural schools Inclusion I was hoping you might be able to help me - I am beginning to collect literature to write a comparative study of inclusive practice in rural and urban primary schools (primarily in the UK). However, I am really struggling to find any relevant literature - particularly relating to rural schools. I am hoping to visit both types of school to conduct my own research but need some research to help me plan my study. If you do find any resources I would be extremely grateful. T
Assessment SATs I am completing a study on SATs. I am concentrating on what TGAT intended, how these first thoughts have changed and how SATs are completed now. I have found some articles written by Paul Black but am finding it difficult to find articles written by other authors. I am concentrating on Year 2 and Year 6 SATs, however a tutor said that Year 2 SATs have now been abolished, I cannot find any evidence that this is correct.
Supporting learning with ICT in pre school settings (INTERPLAY project)
This Teaching & Learning Research Briefing presents the findings of a two-year study based in the Institute of Education at the University of Stirling. As part of the Interplay project, funded by the ESRC, the aims were to ‘identify ways of enhancing young children’s experiences with Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) through guided interaction with practitioners’. It explores how this can fit into the ‘pre-school culture of child-initiated learning through play’.