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The pre-history of Bathampton Down - Bath's sacred landscape
Dr Rod Thomas talks about a newly-discovered Iron-Age settlement and other findings in Bathampton Down.
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Surprise Health Findings from a Smartwatch
This talk will highlight several surprising findings we discovered from wearable sensing of autonomic stress data and physical activity in daily life. For example, we learned that sensing from the surface of the wrist can tell us more about certain neurological events – such as memory consolidation during sleep – than can the EEG. We have also created a wrist-worn seizure detector. Lately, we have demonstrated new analytics that adapt the motion sensors in common consumer devices to also pro
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4 What is a ‘nation’?

Guibernau (1996, p. 47) has defined the nation as: ‘a human group conscious of forming a community, sharing a common culture, attached to a clearly demarcated territory, having a common past and a common project for the future and claiming the right to rule itself’. So awareness, territory, history and culture, language and religion all matter. However, it is rare in the real world to find a case of a nation with a clear-cut and homogenous character in terms of this list of possibilities.
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“Freefall: America, Free Markets, and the Sinking of the World Economy”
Deborah Brautigam book coverA talk by Columbia University professor Joseph Stiglitz. The current global financial crisis carries a "made in America" label. In "Freefall", Nobel laureate Joseph Stiglitz explains how America exported bad economics, bad policies, and bad behavior to the rest of the world, only to cobble together a haphazard and ineffective response when
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Conclusion

This free course provided an introduction to studying Computing and ICT. It took you through a series of exercises designed to develop your approach to study and learning at a distance and helped to improve your confidence as an independent learner. 


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1.1.1 Noms de rues

As you noticed on the town plan, street names in France and other French-speaking countries often commemorate famous people and historical events. In most French towns, you will find, for instance, rue/avenue/place/boulevard du Général de Gaulle or de la République or du 14 juillet (anniversary of the storming of the Bastille, which started the French Revolution).

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Professor Glenn Withers discusses the Asian Century White Paper
Glenn Withers is Professor of Economics in the Crawford School and was founding CEO of Universities Australia. In this video, he gives his analysis of the White Paper on Australia in the Asian Century, and discusses his own submission to the process. Professor Withers helped to establish the Productivity Commmission, the Crawford School, ANZSOG and Universities Australia. He has been an adviser to private sector and community sector organisations in Australia and overseas, ranging from the Nort
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Constitutionalism, the politics of power and AIDS
Justice Edwin Cameron, Judge of the Constitutional Court of South Africa and James and Jean Davis Prestige Visitor presents a public lecture on Constitutionalism, the politics of power and AIDS.
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Interview with Oscar F. Gil-Garcaa
In this podcast Oscar F. Gil-Garcia is interviewed about his work on the photographic project 'Guatemalan forced migration: the politics of care in representing refugees'. In this podcast Oscar F. Gil-Garcia is in conversation with Sean Loughna. The photographic exhibition 'Guatemalan forced migration: the politics of care in representing refugees' is a collaboration between photographer, Manuel Gil, and doctoral research student in Sociology, Oscar Gil. It explores the mechanisms of representat
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Conclusion

Perhaps it is a truism to say that all life is full of risk. We encounter many uncalculated outcomes, some beneficial and others adverse. It can be difficult to know which adverse events will prove permanently disadvantageous, since some may lead to innovation and opportunities for the future. Businesses, especially in the financial context, often consider risk in terms of opportunities for gain. Risk in our context is a way of describing the probability and consequences of harm, or at worst
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3.5 Reactions and reflections

Activity 8

0 hours 15 minutes

Read the Case Study ‘Sarah's story: Sarah and John’

Make notes on the reactions presented in the Case Study.

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Preschool Activities For Learning-Hand Eye Co-Ordination Pre K Activities
Preschool activities and pre k early learning development activities for children and toddlers to increase hand eye co-ordination skills.
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Representation and re-Presentation: Emerging Digital Conventions of Architectural Communication
This paper examines the theoretical and conceptual underpinnings of digital architectural representation. Emerging digital tools, processes, and methods are sponsoring new conventions for the communication of architectural ideas and motives. New conventions yielded through digital media offer fresh and currently uncodified ways to communicate. These new conventions attempt to communicate the same ideas as the old, sometimes subverting the imperative for drawing as the representation does not ref
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5.3 Overview of the stages of a Bill

The Scottish Parliament does not have power to legislate for England, Wales or Northern Ireland on reserved matters, and cannot create legislation which is incompatible with EU law or the ECHR. It must also follow the provisions of the Scotland Act 1998. Legislative competence is a way of determining whether an Act of the Scottish Parliament has been produced within the power of the Scottish Parliament.

Section 29 of the Scotland Act 1998 provides:

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2.2 Tables and percentages

Tables often give information in percentages. The table below indicates how the size of households in Great Britain changed over a period of nearly 30 years.

Number of people in household1961 (%)1971 (%)1981 (%)1991 (%)
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The Economist asks: Is ed tech transforming education?
Anne McElvoy at the World Economic Forum explores whether technology is changing how the world learns
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11.941 Disaster, Vulnerability and Resilience (MIT)
In recent years, the redistribution of risk has created conditions for natural and technological disasters to become more widespread, more difficult to manage, and more discriminatory in their effects. Policy and planning decision-makers frequently focus on the impact that human settlement patterns, land use decisions, and risky technologies can have on vulnerable populations. However, to ensure safety and promote equity, they also must be familiar with the social and political dynamics that are
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6 Concentrating, storing and transporting energy

The Earth is awash with energy from sources other than fossil fuels; thousands of times as much as humans use. Why
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Of Visions, Dreams and Reality; Sustainable Housing in Perspective (Inaugural Lecture - Professor Ma
The inaugural lecture of Professor Malcolm Bell, Downing Chair in Surveying and Sustainable Housing, was held on Tuesday 18 May 2010. Professor Bell's lecture titled "Of Visions, Dreams and Reality; Sustainable Housing in Perspective" explored the issues and challenges of making very large reductions in carbon emissions from housing. It drew on some 20 years of research work in the Buildings, Energy and Sustainability research group, which is part of the Centre for the Built Environment (CeBE) a
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Toxic Inequality in the United States: economic inequality and racial injustice driving ugly politic
Speaker(s): Professor Thomas Shapiro, Zamila Bunglawala | In his latest book, Toxic Inequality, which he will discuss in this lecture, Thomas Shapiro examines a powerful and unprecedented convergence in the United States: historic and rising levels of wealth and income inequality in an era of stalled mobility, intersecting with a widening racial wealth gap, all against the backdrop of changing racial and ethnic demographics. Thomas Shapiro (@tmshapiro) is Director, Institute on Assets and Social
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