Testing Fire Equipment on the English Hotel
In February 1888 a test of the Covert aerial ladder and telescopic stand pipe for firefighting training purposes was made in front of the English Hotel. Note that the Circle had a dirt street. ,Appears in Destination Indiana 1
The sixth Warwick Symposium on Parish Research, held in the humanities research centre on May 17, 2008, drew together scholars from the UK, Europe and North America to consider religious devotion in late medieval and early modern parishes. Here the organisers, speakers and postgraduates talk about the symposium and different approaches to the theme of parish pieties.
Reduction in junior doctors hours will be beneficial
A study by Franco Cappuccio, Professor of cardiovascular medicine and epidemiology at Warwick Medical School, has shown for the first time that the planned reduction in junior doctors hours will not compromise patient safety and suggests the reduction will actually improve patient care.
The biology of the 21st Century
Professor Denis Noble, who was a pioneer in the field of systems biology building the first working mathematical model of the heart and has been given an honorary degree at Warwick, talks about how the future study of biology will change in the 21st Century.
3.A27 Case Studies in Forensic Metallurgy (MIT)
TV programs such as "Law and Order" show how forensic experts are called upon to give testimony that often determines the outcome of court cases. Engineers are one class of expert who can help display evidence in a new light to solve cases. In this seminar you will be part of the problem-solving process, working through both previously solved and unsolved cases. Each week we will investigate cases, from the facts that make up each side to the potential evidence we can use as engineers to expose
Advancements in Contemporary Islamic Finance: from practice to scholarship
This event reflects on the current developments and initiatives in Islamic finance and explains how this faith based form of finance continues to enhance modern finance and law. Usman Ahmed is Citigroup CEO of Global Islamic Banking. Shaykh Nizam Yaquby is an Islamic Sharia scholar.
Video: The New Paradigm for Financial Markets: The Credit Crisis of 2008 and What It Means
In the midst of the worst financial upheaval since the Great Depression, George Soros explores the origins of the crisis and its implications for the future. Soros, whose breadth of experience in financial markets is unrivalled, places the current crisis in the context of decades of study of how individuals and institutions handle the boom and bust cycles that now dominate global economic activity. 'This is a once in lifetime moment', says Soros in characterising the scale of financial distress
Terror and Consent: The Wars for the Twenty-First Century
The threat of terrorism is now part of the landscape of daily lives all over the world, yet we have hardly begun to think properly about it. In his new book Terror and Consent and in this lecture Professor Bobbitt argues that we are fighting these wars with weapons and concepts which though useful to us in previous conflicts have now been superseded. He aims to provide a fundamental rethinking of most generally accepted ideas about terror in the modern world - what it is, how it operates and ab
China After the Olympics
Whether we think sport and politics should or should not be mixed, it is clear that in the case of the Beijing Olympics the two have never been more closely intertwined. But how has the Olympics impacted on China? Has it improved or worsened China's image in the world? And how will it effect its future relations with the West? Jonathan Fenby is a British journalist, and was editor of The Observer newspaper from 1993-1995. He wrote The Penguin History of Modern China 1850-2008, which was publishe
Nudge: improving decisions about health, wealth and happiness
Standard economic analyses rely on an unrealistic model of human behavior in which economic agents are hyperrational robots. Modern behavioral economics takes a more realistic approach and assumes that economics agents are humans, who sometimes forget where they put their keys, panic in the face of economic volatility, and are growing more obese by the day. The theme of Nudge is that it is possible to help such humans make better choices without taking away their freedoms, just by giving them a
Essentials of Probability and Statistical Inference IV: Algorithmic and Nonparametric Approaches
Introduces the theory and application of modern, computationally-based methods for exploring and drawing inferences from data. Covers re-sampling methods, non-parametric regression, prediction, and dimension reduction and clustering. Specific topics include Monte Carlo simulation, bootstrap cross-validation, splines, local weighted regression, CART, random forests, neural networks, support vector machines, and hierarchical clustering. De-emphasizes proofs and replaces them with extended discussi
Fairness and Complaints in Broadcasting - Kath Worrall
Kath Worrall is Chair of the Fairness Committee of the Office of Communications – charged by law with making sure that what is broadcast is fair, decent and does not invade privacy. These are some of the most contentious issues in the modern media. Judging the public mood and the line to take is not an easy job – she currently has 40,000 complaints about the last series of ‘Celebrity Big Brother’ on her desk.
Jihad: the trail of Political Islam
Political Islam has emerged as one of the great ideologies of the modern world. How did this occur? Will it inevitably lead to conflict with the West? Is a clash of civilizations avoidable? And where is Political Islam heading? Gilles Kepel is Philippe Roman Chair in History and International Affairs for 2009-10. Professor Kepel is best known for his books on the Middle East and North Africa, and for his work on Islamism, including Islamism in Europe.
LSE Literary Festival - Reading London
How do we attempt to understand the sprawling "modern Babylon" that is London, with its layers of social, political and cultural history? Can art, architecture and literature help us to 'read' this complex city?
Sheldon Pollock: The Great Chain of Academic Being
Professor Sheldon Pollock (Columbia): The Great Chain of Academic Being: A View from the Bottom: Reflections on the Non-Western, the Non-Modern and the Philological (CRASSH, 13 May, 2010). Professor Pollock was speaking at the Centre as part of the Mellon CDI Invited Fellows Programme.
Heidegger's Being and Time - Fall 2007
Heidegger's Being and Time - Fall 2007. One of the most important philosophical works of the twentieth century, Being and Time is both a systematization of the existential insights of Kierkegaard and Nietzsche and a radicalization of Husserl's phenomenological account of intentionality. What results is an original interpretation of the human condition leading to an account of the nature and limitations of philosophical and scientific theory. This account has important implications for all those
A knowledge-based model for developing location strategies in a DSS for retail planning
Most DSS for retail planning are based on impact assessment models to support the evaluation of plan scenario's. This paper introduces a complementary knowledge-based model to support also the earlier stage of formulating plan scenario's. An analysis of the retail planning problem reveals the main lines of the strategies adopted by most Dutch planners and retailers to achieve their goals. A basic strategy that seems to be appropriate in most problem contexts is formulated in the form of a set of
14.03 Intermediate Applied Microeconomics (MIT)
This class presents microeconomic theory and applications of consumer and producer behavior and welfare analysis at an intermediate level. In addition to standard competitive models, we study deviations due to externalities, asymmetric information, and imperfect rationality. We apply this material to policy debates including minimum wage regulations, food stamp provision, trade protection, educational credentials, health insurance markets, and Internet shopping.
15.968 The Sociology of Strategy (MIT)
This seminar provides an introduction to scholarship in a growing research community: the sociologists and sociologically-inclined organization theorists who study issues that relate, at least in a broad sense, to the interdisciplinary field of inquiry that is known as "strategy" or "strategic management" research. The course is not designed to survey the field of strategy. Rather, the focus is on getting a closer understanding of the recent work by sociologists and sociologically-oriented organ
Computer Science 273A: Machine Learning
The goal of this class is to familiarize you with various state-of-the-art machine learning techniques for classification, regression, clustering and dimensionality reduction. Besides this, an important aspect this class is to provide a modern statistical view of machine learning.