Understanding Human Pain, suffering and relief through brain imaging
A discussion of current thinking on human pain, particularly chronic pain, and how such thinking has been informed by modern brain imagining tools.
An introduction to the wider professional role of the teacher in England
This unit is an early study for people wishing to become a secondary teacher using the Open University's highly flexible route for graduates – known as the flexible PGCE. This unit, which considers the general professional standards and skills of a teacher whatever their secondary subject specialism, is studied following a brief two-week placement in school and prior to a much longer series of full-time school experiences.
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.
IASFM 11 Conference: Plenary 1
Emerging patterns of irregularity and their effects among migrants and refugees in the Middle East This podcast was recorded at first plenary event of the 11th International Association for the Study of Forced Migration (IASFM) conference, which was held on Monday 7th January 2008 in Cairo, Egypt. Emerging patterns of irregularity and their effects among migrants and refugees in the Middle East: Chaired by Nancy Baron, including Philippe Fargues, Mike Kagan, Ray Jureidini, Barbara Harrell-Bond
Old English Then and Now
This final lecture looks briefly at how Old English has been reused by modern writers, but specifically at how the Anglo-Saxons have been portrayed on film, and what film studies can do to help us enjoy Old English poetry.
Old English Poetry
Topics include how Old English poetry works, what the major poems are and how they were performed; what links we can draw with modern poetry and music; basic metrics and devices used for effect, and more.
Old English Language
Topics include how Old English works, and what makes it different from Modern English; where Old English comes from and how it relates to other languages; pronunciation, inflection, dialects and more.
An Introduction to Old English
Topics include who the Anglo-Saxons were, where they came from, and where they settled; the rough period covered in Old English; differences and similarities between Old English and Modern English; the use of runes and more.
Lecture 8: An Early Structural Engineering Problem: the Oxford Connection
Professor Guy Houlsby on "An Early Structural Engineering Problem: the Oxford Connection". The lecture followed the history of a structure often known as a "Serlio Frame" from its earliest mention (around 1270) to modern times. The structure is an intriguing "reciprocal frame" that is able to span a space with beams that are all shorter than the span required. The rare examples of construction of the frame were discussed (including one in Oxford).
This unit will help you to identify and use information in maths and statistics, 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 organ
Zaharoff Lecture 2009 - Raconter avec des photos
Zaharoff Lecture - 4 June 2009 A lecture by Antoine Compagnon, entitled 'Raconter avec des photos'. Convened by Professor Michael Sheringham, Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages.
IASFM 11 Conference: Plenary 5
Commemoration of the 20th Anniversary of the Journal of Refugee Studies and Review of the Conference. This podcast was recorded at the bi-annual conference of the International Association for the Study of Forced Migration (IASFM). The fifth plenary event began with a commemoration of the Journal of Refugee Studies' 20th Anniversary by Barbara Harrell-Bond and Richard Black, followed by a review of the conference by IASFM 11 Rapporteur John Nassari.
IASFM 12 Conference: State of Forced Migration Address Podcast
This podcast was recorded at opening address of the 12th International Association for the Study of Forced Migration (IASFM) conference. This podcast was recorded at opening address of the 12th International Association for the Study of Forced Migration (IASFM) conference, which was held on Sunday 29th June 2009 in Nicosia, Cyprus. Presented by Dr. Nicholas Van Hear, University of Oxford.
IASFM 12 Conference: Boundaries of Policy
This podcast was recorded at the third plenary event of the 12th International Association for the Study of Forced Migration (IASFM) conference. This podcast was recorded at the third plenary event of the 12th International Association for the Study of Forced Migration (IASFM) conference, which was held on Wednesday 1st July 2009 in Nicosia, Cyprus. Chaired by Martin Jones, including Alice Bloch and Marjoleine Zieck.
IASFM 12 Conference: Boundaries of Community
This podcast was recorded at the fourth plenary event of the 12th International Association for the Study of Forced Migration (IASFM) conference. This podcast was recorded at the fourth plenary event of the 12th International Association for the Study of Forced Migration (IASFM) conference, which was held on Thursday 2nd July 2009 in Nicosia, Cyprus. Chaired by Paula Banjerjee, including Peter Schatzer, Helen Muggeridge, Anneliese Baldaccini and Patricia Coelho.
Home Schooling Overview : Benefits of Home Schooling
Teach your children from home; learn the benefits of homeschooling in this home schooling video from an experienced teacher and education curriculum expert.
Terry Neven, founder and principal of the Sunland Christian School, is the executive director of the National Independent Study Accreditation Council. Filmmaker: Traci Holsey
This extract is concerned primarily with the chemistry that underpins the operation of the three-way catalytic converter that is placed in the exhaust systems of motor vehicles in order to reduce the emissions of primary pollutants: carbon monoxide, oxides of nitrogen and volatile organic compounds, including hydrocarbons. Discussion of the various effects of these pollutants and the consequent introduction and refinement of ‘automotive emission regulations’ has not been included, nor is the
A History of the County of York East Riding: Volume 6 - The borough and liberties of Beverley
Beverley stood high among the provincial towns of medieval England, with the great minster church and the college of St. John.
A History of the County of Lancaster: Volume 2
A part-volume detailing the religious houses of the county, including the major Cistercian house of Furness, and the early history of the parish church (later cathedral) of Manchester.
Survey of London: volumes 29 and 30 - St James Westminster, Part 1
These volumes cover the part of the parish of St James which lies south of Piccadilly, between Haymarket and Green Park. St James's was post-Restoration London's Court suburb, laid out during the reign of Charles II. The story of its development is fully explored, with accounts of Wren's parish church, the aristocratic houses in St James’s Square, the theatres on the west side of Haymarket, the gentlemen’s clubs of Pall Mall, and some of the West End’s most prestigious private palaces, inc