Towering ambition: William Beckford and his buildings in Wiltshire and Bath
Dr Amy Frost investigates all of the architectural wonders that William Beckford spent his life constructing in this detailed biography.
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3 Is specialisation always advantageous?

Specialisation generally implies the possession of adaptations that make animals particularly effective or efficient in one or more aspects of their lives. In many of the examples used in other units in this series, mammals are likely to possess adaptations related to the acquisition and/or processing of food.

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1 Distributed models

Before looking in detail at some of the technologies it is worth examining some of the implementation and design models that can be used for distributed system development ranging from the familiar, message passing, to the unfamiliar, tuple-based technology. In describing these I have two aims: first, to detail the variety of methods and architectures that are available and the degree of closeness they have to Internet technologies such as TCP/IP, for example message passing is close in conce
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The Experience of Muslims in British and French Prisons
According to new research there is a significant difference in the way that the British and French prison systems treat Muslim prisoners. Taking the prison experience as a microcosm of both French and British society, Professor Joly explores the issues of national identity, multiculturalism and ethnic or regligous tensions within both countries and how the state has responded to the challenges. Touching on the recent riots across France, Professor Joly raises serious concers about the ability of
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IPL: DNA and disease - following a common thread
"DNA and disease - following a common thread", Professor Martin Kennedy's IPL
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Learning outcomes

By the end of this unit you should be able to:

  • demonstrate an awareness of current media and policy discourses surrounding young people's physical and mental health;

  • critically analyse ideas about young people's wellbeing using a range of theoretical perspectives;

  • demonstrate an understanding of some of the ways in which young people's experience of mental health is shaped by diversity and inequality;

  • demonstrate an awareness of diffe
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Competing Memories: Truth and Reconciliation in Sierra Leone and Peru
Rebekka Friedman (King’s College London) gives a talk for the OTJR Seminar Series. https://www.law.ox.ac.uk/events/competing-memories-truth-and-reconciliation-sierra-leone-and-peru
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2.3 Jupiter's atmosphere

The circulation of Jupiter's atmosphere is discussed in Section 1.5, and the movies below document various scales of atmospheric motion, including rotation of the Great Red Spot. The clouds forming the opaque 'surface' to Jupiter's atmosphere are presumed to be created by ammonia (NH3) condensing out of a vapour to f
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SAT Prep: Test 4, Section 8, Part 3
Students, improve your math SAT score! The instructor uses an electronic chalkboard to model problems.  This video is appropriate for high school students. Uses a textbook (the official SAT study guide) commonly found in bookstores, but it is not absolutely necessary as the narrator does all work on the screen. Problems 12-15 starting on page 614.
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SAT Prep: Test 4, Section 8, Part 2
Students, improve your math SAT score! The instructor uses an electronic chalkboard to model problems. This video is appropriate for high school students. Uses a textbook (the official SAT study guide) commonly found in bookstores, but it is not absolutely necessary as the narrator does all work on the screen.
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3.3 What can genres do for you?

Think of it like this: each genre novel suggests certain char
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Science, Religion and the New Atheism
Prof. Alister McGrath : Course
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Franstalige film : Stappenplan voor het opstellen van een dossier
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Een stappenplan om de leerlingen zelf een pedagogisch dossier te laten aanmaken over een Franstalige film die je al dan niet klassikaal hebt bekeken.

Volgens de OVUR-methode.


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Construction (Crucifixion) (1966) by Barbara Hepworth, Winchester Cathedral, Dome Alley, Winchester, Hampshire. Detail view from the south. Photographed by Steven Baker 2015.
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Can The Referendum Be Democratic? Reflections On The Brexit Process
Stephen Tierney, Professor of Constitutional Theory in the School of Law, University of Edinburgh, In this FLJS lecture, Stephen Tierney, Professor of Constitutional Theory, University of Edinburgh, discusses the circumstances surrounding the forthcoming referendum on the United Kingdom’s membership of the European Union. We live in an age of direct democracy. Around the world the referendum is used more and more in processes of constitutional formation and change. This lecture will consider w
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1.2.4 Stage 2: Find a way in

It's easy to be distracted by the surface appearance of a diagram, but we are really interested in the underlying message. This is rather like the distinction made between the content and context reading of photographs. Once you are sure that you know what the main heading means, focus on a particular element and think it through. If it is a bar chart, for instance, pick on one of the bars and tell yourself what it represents, what it is telling you. Is it showing a percentage or a total? Wha
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1.2.3 Basic principles

Whatever resource you choose to use to find information on the internet, many of the same principles apply. Each source that you use will probably look quite different from the one you tried before, but you'll notice that there are always features that are similar – a box to type your search terms in, for instance, or a clickable help button. Different resources refer to the same functions using different terminology, but the principles behind them are exactly the same. The trick is to chec
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1.3 Models of understanding in mental health

Because mental health is such a complex area, it is important that the models of understanding which are applied to it are broader than the ‘biomedical’ one alone, which focuses simply on professional activity and on diagnoses and treatment. The box below provides a quick summary of the biomedical model.

The bio
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2.1 Jupiter and its missions: an update

Jupiter's visibly flattened shape is a result of the planet's rapid rotation. The flattening is not really apparent in Figure 9.1, because the terminator (the day-night boundary) is within the left-hand edge of the visible half of the globe. The flattened shape is better seen in Author(s): The Open University

1.1 Themes shaping practice

There are five main themes running through this unit. These themes, though not uncontested or fixed, are based on core principles and ideas that shape practice in the field of social care and social work in the statutory, independent and voluntary sectors. They are:

  1. Partnership

  2. Empowerment and anti-oppressive practice

  3. Rights

  4. Accountability

  5. Valuing diversity.

Below you
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