V&A CultureCast: July 2006 (enhanced with images)
The July 2006 edition of CultureCast features design historian David Crowley discussing the image of Che Guevara within the context of 1960s culture and politics. It also has an extract from a tapestry gallery talk given by Sue Lawty, V& A artist in residence and an article about the cast of the Portico de la Gloria in the Cast Courts.
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Discover how the Gold Rush led to the creation of California. (02:47)
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Economic Update: Lessons About and From Socialism
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5 Symmetry in three dimensions

In Section 5, the video section, we extend our ideas of symmetry to three dimensions and consider, in particular, the regular (Platonic) solids.

Click the link below to open Section 5 (11 pages, 459KB).

Section 5

Please watch the video clips below when you are instructed to do so.

Click play to watch the video (Part 1, 1
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Tasting menu: Audio highlights from the December 17th 2016 edition
This week: How plastic could protect the planet, why environmentalists are cutting down trees and the strange consciousness in the tentacles of an octopus
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3.6 Reflecting on dyslexia

Throughout this unit, dyslexia has been evaluated as an example of ‘abnormality’, a difficulty, a problem in need of an intervention. However, research has shown that some adults with dyslexia are distinctive, not just in their difficulties, but also in their increased levels of creative reasoning compared to ‘normal’ people (Everatt 1997). West (1997) reports that Nicholas Negroponte, the founding member of the Media Lab at the world renowned Massachusetts Institute of T
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Risk, Uncertainty & The Future of National Security
Officially we are still fighting a "War on Terror", but few people in Australia would say we are still living in an "Age of Terror". Oil prices have quadrupled, but we have not seen the same panicked queuing at petrol stations as when this last occurred. This lecture launches an important new book, Uncertainty and Risk: Multidisciplinary Perspectives , by discussing how risk and uncertainty inform the democratic politics of national security; and more specifically, how the management of national
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Models for Relating Science and Faith
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Teaching Kids with Alphabet Sound Charts
Learn how to teach kids the alphabet with alphabet sound
charts, and teach them to learn a word that starts with each letter of
the alphabet, in this free home schooling video on education.


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Reporting the EU: News, Media and the European Institutions launch event at ECFR
Launch event of the Reuters Institute new report 'Reporting the EU'. Speakers; Sara Hobolt, Professor and Deputy Head of the European Institute, LSE. John Lloyd, Senior Research Fellow, Reuters Institute and co-author of ‘Reporting the EU: News, Media and the European Institutions’. Cristina Marconi, Italian freelance journalist, writer and researcher and co-author of ‘Reporting the EU: News, Media and the European Institutions’. Chaired by Hans Kundnani, Research Director, ECFR.
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2.9 How successful is Grice's theory of the meaning of utterances?

I turn now to difficulties for Grice's account of the meaning of utterances, beginning with a concern over his methodology. By focusing on examples, real or imagined, Grice attempts to draw out our intuitions and so lead us, as he has been led, to Grice 3. But perhaps our intuitions are wildly inaccurate, or wildly irrelevant. We need to check that Grice's notion of meaning, mined out of his and our intuitions, delivers what we were after when we turned to him for a theory of the meaning of u
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1.3.11 The significance of the near-death experience

The sociologist Allan Kellehear (1995) observes that most studies have had a medical focus, investigating whether near-death experiences could be the result of a lack of oxygen to the brain or another medical or psychological cause. Kellehear suggests that the search for psycho-medical explanations has focused on psycho-neurological and defensive mechanisms emphasising altered status of consciousness or physical functioning and not taken into account the meaning of these experiences. Kellehea
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Retailing in Leeds - Consumer Shopping preferences
Leeds is a major city in the UK and as such is a magnet for shoppers from the surrounding region. Around 1.7 to 1.9 million people are in the catchment area as shoppers in Leeds city centre. Consequently retail is an important business for Leeds. John Temperley Senior Lecturer in Marketing in the Business School and a retail specialist, explains the choices that face consumers and what their preferences are, based on research by students sponsored by Leeds city centre management. The results ar
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McGuire Gibson: "Iraq Before Saddam Hussein"
A talk by McGuire Gibson, Oriental Institute and Departments of History, Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations. From the Rethinking America in the Middle East Series, presented by: International House Global Voices Program, the Norman Wait Harris Fund of the Center for International Studies, the Center for Middle Eastern Studies, and the Human Rights Program
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Virtual Maths - Numbers, 2D Triangle simulation tool
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Virtual Maths - Numbers, Opposite angles simulation tool
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Deuxième session : Régulation du religieux et opinion publique : la traduction médiatique en ...

Présidence de session : Rita Hermon-Belot, Historienne, directrice d’études au Centre d’études en ssociales du religieux (Césor)/EHESS

« Le débat Charlie Hebdo en France : religion, laïcité et délibération dans la sphère publique »

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3.8 Sustainable Scotland

This broad-based unit will introduce you to a number of different aspects of sustainability that impact on Scotland and the wider world. It wil appeal to anyone with an interest in a sustainable future in the context of contemporary Scottish society.

To access this material click on the unit link below. It leads to a separate OpenLearn unit and will open in a new window.