1.4.6 Case study 3: Andrew’s death – a hospice death

Andrew was a 23 year-old car mechanic who had been suffering from indigestion for some months before the GP referred him to a hospital consultant, who after a series of tests diagnosed cancer of the colon, with liver secondaries. At this time Andrew was living alone in a small flat a few minutes’ drive from his parents’ home. Because the treatment which Andrew had agreed to involved a long recovery, he decided to move back home with his parents for a while so that he would have someone to
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Tasting menu: Highlights from the August 20th 2016 edition
This week: the future of television, how to win more olympic medals and the economic history of skyscrapers
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Promo - One Minute Romanian
Hello! My name is Roxana and I'd like to welcome you to One Minute Romanian from the Radio Lingua Network. In this podcast I'm going to be teaching you the basics of Romanian. The great thing about this language course is that you'll be learning all you need to know in just 60 seconds - or thereabouts! Each one minute language lesson will equip you with just enough Romanian to help you get by in lots of situations, either on holiday, or on a business trip to Romania, or just to impress your Roma
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1.4 Broadly typical phases of PhD research

A modern PhD can be viewed as having three key phases (very roughly, but not strictly, corresponding to the three years of a full-time degree), each of which contributes a necessary element of mastery:

  1. Orientation – mastering the literature and formulating a research problem and plan.

  2. Intensive research – gathering the evidence to support the thesis, whether empirical or theoretical.

  3. Entering t
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2.3 The impact of Katrina on New Orleans

Activity 1

Below are four extracts from different commentators reflecting on the impact of Hurricane Katrina on New Orleans.

  • In what ways do they offer contrasting interpretatio
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The new Charlie Hebdo controversy
The decision by PEN America to award a prize of courage to the satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo has divided the literary community
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Calculus Limits: A Graphical Approach
This video explains the graphical approach to determine a limit. There are two ways to determine a limit: a numerical approach or a graphical approach. In the graphical approach, we analyze the graph of the function to determine the points that each of the one-sided limits approach. (3:02)
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By the end of this unit you should be able to:

  • describe how photographs affect a globalised industry;

  • understand the global dimension of the Scottish oil industry and how that has affected the local population.


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2.3 2.3 Diversity within states

There is no simple or necessary correspondence between types of region and types of regionalism. But clearly-demarcated and long-established regions are a more likely basis for strong regionalist or nationalist movements, while top-down regionalisation often results in regions with little popular identity or awareness of the region by its own inhabitants. Pre-existing regional diversity provides an uneven basis for regionalising a whole state. For example, regionalising the UK is relatively e
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The Murder of Emmett Till
The Emmett Till story is one of those stories that gripped the nation in the 50's. CAUTION: There is a distant image of Till in a casket. His mother insisted that his casket be open so that all could see the boy's face. "The murder of Emmett Till was noted as one of the leading events that motivated the American Civil Rights Movement."(Wikipedia, 2009). (02:36)
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After studying this unit you should be able:

  • read Social Science materials critically and effectively.


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Imperial identities: the 'first British Empire'
Imperial identities: the 'first British Empire'
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3.2 Io

Io is one of the most marvellous bodies in the Solar System, but the intense radiation bathing its surface (Figure 2) makes it unlikely that anyone will ever be able to visit. Even robotic spacecraft cannot survive this close to Jupiter for very long, so the Galileo Jupiter orbiter made very few close fly-bys of Io.
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Geraldine the Giraffe Learns All About the Trigraph /air/
Geraldine the Giraffe learns about the trigraph /air/. She learns to speak the sound correctly and finds things in the house that have the /air/ sound. She finds hair and chair. This is a great resource to introduce and/or review trigraphs in the elementary classroom. (02:06)
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7 Experiencing the exotic

So far we have looked in some detail at the interiors of Nash's Pavilion, with the important exception of the Banqueting Room (decorated by Robert Jones) and the Music Room (decorated by Frederick Crace). Both were designed as coups de theatre and it is this aspect of these rooms that I'd like you to focus upon now.

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The Drinking Bird
Find out why this toy is a "wonderful piece of physics". Fun video for kids to watch, this is one of those birds that perches on the edge of a glass and puts it beak into the water and then goes back up. This action continues without any help from a person. The explanation is interesting.  Video is of good quality.  (04:45)
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3.7 Perspectives on practice: building relationships

Activity 10

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Listen to the following audio file ‘Reflections: Anne Farmer’.

This is an excerpt from an interview with Anne Farmer, who acted as chair of the confe
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The impact of periodontal therapy on oral health-related quality of life in adults: a systematic rev
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International Management
How should you address the President of a French Company? Should you reward workers in Turkey by giving them envelopes full of money? Why are so many good international managers coming out of Eastern Europe? Few enterprises nowadays remain untouched by global influences. Few managers can expect to go through their professional lives without the need to interact with people from other cultures; as a result it has become essential to understand the culture and social and economic institutions of
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2.1 Une chambre d'hôtel

In this session, you go to the tourist information office to book a hotel room.

Key Learning Points

  • Asking about accommodation

  • Booking a hotel room

  • Using ll y a…

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