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1.1 What this course is about

Each venture

Is a new beginning, a raid on the inarticulate …

T. S. Eliot, ‘East Coker’

Some years ago I was playing with my nephew. ‘Guess what’, he said. ‘My gran remembers before there was television!’ He was clearly thinking about the past in terms of ‘before there was television’.

At that time, I was working in computing, and most people couldn't really un
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Babbage: The ethics of AI

Artificial intelligence heralds the fourth industrial revolution. But what are its ethical challenges? Also, Anne McElvoy and producer Cheryl Brumley head under Manhattan to inspect New York’s newest water tunnel. And the biggest rocket in the world prepares for its maiden flight. Kenneth Cukier hosts.


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6.2 Applying other people's rules

The process of interpretation is very closely related to that of application. The reason is simple – before applying a rule, the person applying it must interpret it to see whether the conduct in question is one to which the rule applies. Sometimes this will be straightforward, and sometimes not, as will be seen in Activity 7. The purpose of th
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Dividing Polynomials
This video clips explains how to use long division to divide a polynomial by another polynomial, in this case a binomial of lower degree. When dividing polynomials, we set up the problem the same way as any long division problem, but are careful of terms with zero coefficients. (2:02)
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References

Arnett, P. et al. (1998) Flash! Associated Press Covers the World, New York, Harry N. Abrams.
Barley, N. (1983) The Innocent Anthropologist, London, Penguin.
Becker, H.S. (1985) ‘Do photographs tell the truth?’ in Cook, T.D. and Reichardt, C.S. (eds) Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Evaluation Research, London, Sage.
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The Purposeful Company: a healthy prescription for UK plc? [Audio]
Speaker(s): Ian Burger, Clare Chapman, Will Hutton, Professor David Kershaw and Professor Colin Mayer | Will Hutton, Chair of the Big Innovation Centre Steering Group and Colin Mayer of Saïd Business School, University of Oxford will present evidence from the Interim Report and indicate the nine headline areas in which they are developing recommendations for the Policy Report to be published in February 2017, which they help to co-author. This extremely timely report, coming at a time when Parl
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2.2 Identifying skills and personal qualities

There are several ways to approach this:

Reflective

It’s a great opportunity to reflect about yourself and to ask others, your friends, family or colleagues just what they think as well. Be realistic about your strengths and your weaknesses. Ask them to be honest; weaknesses can be just as important as strengths here!

Look at the ‘Know yourself’ section of the OU Careers Advisory Service website, which covers personal strengths and skills.

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Six Traits of Writing
This 20 minute lecture is on using the Six Traits of Writing. It includes student examples and moves slowly through the traits.
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Jennie Wade: Maid of Gettysburg
Jennie Wade was a 21-year-old civilian girl who was killed during the battle at Gettysburg.  This video gives a brief overview of the battle at Gettysburg while discussing the life of Jennie Wade, the Maid of Gettysburg, and her family.
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Rupinder Brar on Relativity, Einstein, and How to Stay Young
Rupinder Brar lectures on the topic of Einstein's special relativity theory and it's explanation of time dilation and simultaneity. The lecture is entitled Relativity, Einstein, the Speed of Light and How to Stay Young.
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Confronting Violence | Policy Responses || Radcliffe Institute
POLICY RESPONSES This panel examines the impact of institutional and governmental policies on the incidence and tolerance of gender-based violence. Moderator: Jacqueline Bhabha, FXB Director of Research and Professor of the Practice of Health, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health; Jeremiah Smith Jr. Lecturer in Law, Harvard Law School 11:35 Flavia Agnes, Legal Scholar, Author, Women’s Right Activist, and Lawyer 32:37 Gina M. Grosso, Major General, Director of the Air Force Sexual Assa
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"U.S.-Cuban Academic Relations Part II: Roundtable Discussion on U.S.-Cuban Academic Exchange" (vide
conference poster Introduction: Alan Kolata, University of Chicago. Discussants: Stephan Palmie, University of Chicago; Agnes Lugo-Ortiz, University of Chicago; Shannon Dawdy, University of Chicago; Laurie Frederik, University of Chicago; Paul Ryer, University of Chicago.
U.S. and Cuban scholars involved in academic, scientific, and cultural research face

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17.32 Environmental Politics and Policy (MIT)
"Environmental Politics & Policy" explores the workings of environmental policymaking in the United States. What are the big issues facing environmental policy? How did we end up with the policies we have today? Why does it take a crisis to move environmental policy forward? Why do political factors - economic interests, social and political values, bureaucratic styles, ideologies, elections, etc. - always seem to overwhelm sound scientific and engineering judgment in determining policy out
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My SPC Overview
http://www.youtube.com/user/StPetersburgCollege About St. Petersburg College: In 1927, St. Petersburg College (then known as St. Petersburg Junior College) became Florida's first private, non-profit, two-year school of higher learning located in downtown St. Petersburg. Full accreditation followed in 1931 and in 1948 SPC became a public college. In June 2001, SPJC officially became St. Petersburg College when Florida's governor signed legislation making it the first community college in Florid
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R&D | Aaron Straup Cope | Salon 13: Bigger Data
Aaron Straup Cope, Head of Engineering at the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, talks about the concomitant cost of reaping the benefits of Big Data.
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2008.02.19-Unfinished Business in the Balkans
Hinckley Institute of Politics Forum: Presented by William Montgomery; Columnist, former career diplomat and U.S. Ambassador to Bulgaria, Croatia, and Serbia and Montenegro. A discussion of the current political and social situation in the Balkans.
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"The Talibanization of South Asia: Can it Be Stopped?" (video)
wbh logoA talk by Pervez Hoodbhoy, Department of Physics, Quaid-e-Azama University. Dr. Hoodbhoy received his bachelor's degrees in electrical engineering and mathematics, master's in solid state physics, and Ph.D in nuclear physics, all from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He has been a faculty member at the Department of Physics, Quaid-e-Azam University, Islamabad since 1973. He is cha
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Tasting menu: Audio highlights from the February 25th 2017 edition
This week: Indie films struggle in the digital era, sleeper trains could soon reach the end of the line and why defensive cows protect endangered jaguars
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3.2 Necessities and luxuries

As the division of opinion between the government and low income people illustrates, definitions of poverty are the stuff of political debate. People in the Rowntree studies tended to focus on ‘paying bills and food’. Most people's list of basic needs would also include adequate food and clean water, clothing, shelter and heating. But are there also less apparently physiological, more evidently social, necessities of life?

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