Off the edge of history: the world in the 21st century [Audio]
Speaker(s): Professor Lord Giddens | The risks we face, and the opportunities we have, in the 21st century are in many respects quite different from those experienced in earlier periods of history. How should we analyse and respond to such a world? What is a rational balance of optimism and pessimism? How can we plan for a future that seems to elude our grasp and in some ways is imponderable? Anthony Giddens is former Director of the LSE and a member of the House of Lords.
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Rice Creek Field Station: Journey to the Future, Part 4
Fourth chapter of time-lapse footage showing the transformation of Rice Creek Field Station from 2012 to its 2013 reopening. Pictures: Sara Roe. Concept/revisions: Diann Jackson. For more info on Rice Creek Field Station, visit http://www.oswego.edu/ricecreek
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Faculty Advising Session: Litigation
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The Psychology of Violence: insurgents and counterinsurgents [Audio]
Speaker(s): Lord Alderdice, Dr Deirdre MacManus | Editor's note: We apologise for the poor audio quality of this recording. How much do we know about the psychology of those engaged in the violence of insurgency and counterinsurgency? What are the predispositions and motivations for violence, and what are the psychological consequences of their experiences? From 1987 to 1998 John Alderdice was the leader of Northern Ireland’s cross-community Alliance Party. He has previously served as the cons
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2.4 ‘Culture, identity and power’

Having unpacked some of the issues to do with the term ‘Roman Empire’ we turn now to ‘culture, identity and power’, wide-ranging terms involving many different aspects which are often closely interlocked.

The following essay, ‘Looking for culture, identity and power’, is designed to help you consider various factors and experiences that helped to shape culture, identity and power as social forces in the empire. It introduces some key topics and terminology. Please read it no
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1.5.2 Ways of organising yourself

How do you organise yourself?

Activity 12

Make a note of how you organise your:

  • emails

  • internet bookmarks or favorites

  • computer files


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States and their Territories: To the Center of the Earth [Audio]
Speaker(s): Professor A. John Simmons | Modern states claim a wide variety of rights of control over particular geographical territories. These claims, however, are regularly disputed, often leading to violence. This fact makes practically pressing the questions, to be explored in these lectures, of how and to what extent such territorial claims by states can be justified. A. John Simmons (Ph.D., Cornell) is Commonwealth Professor of Philosophy, and professor of Law; editor, Philosophy and Publi
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Patronen : Les 116 - Zo gezegd, zo gerekend! 5
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Dit werkblad sluit aan bij les 116 van de methode Zo Gezegd, Zo Gerekend 5.

In een T-shirt staat een driehoeksrooster waar leerlingen patronen op moeten tekenen. Ze geven het T-shirt dus een print.


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Howard Hughes Crash
Howard Hughes crashes his experimental plane into a house, almost totally demolishing the house. (1min)
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2.2 A society frightened by crime?

We do not have to look too far to find someone saying that the UK is a society gripped by rising levels of crime, anti-social behaviour and incivility; or that disorder threatens social stability. The criminologist Robert Reiner suggests that ‘in the last 40 years, we have got used to thinking of crime, like the weather and pop music, as something that is always getting worse’ (Reiner, 1996, p. 3). So who is telling this story?

Most of us will have heard older family members and fri
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Chatterbox and Family Literacy in Trinidad and Tobago
These modules are placed together to encourage dialogue among teachers about new ways to approach the study and teaching of Literacy. The hope is that the pragmatic slant described here will assist others in looking for "home-grown", workable approaches that could solve Literacy problems.
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Energy Security and Shifting Global Power [Audio]
Speaker(s): Professor Roland Dannreuther | When there are shifts in distribution of power in international politics, energy security emerges as a salient concern. Professor Dannreuther will consider the implications of two shifts: first, the flow of energy from east to west (oil and gas) and the increasing links between Asia and energy-producing regions; and secondly, the flow from consumers of energy to producers of energy with the rise of resource nationalism. Professor Dannreuther joined the
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There are more than 800 courses on OpenLearn for you to choose from on
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4.2.2 Private reports (1535–1865)

These reports bear the name they do because they were produced by private individuals and are cited by the name of the person who collected them. They were, however, published commercially for public reference. An ongoing problem with the private reports relates to their accuracy. At best, it can be said that some were better, that is, more accurate, than others. Of particular importance among the earlier reports were those of Plowden, Coke and Burrows, but there are many other reports that a
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Juf Daann : Blog met onderwijsgerelateerde onderwerpen
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Op de blog vind je o.a. volgende onderwerpen terug:

  • een kinderrapport,
  • differentiatie bij hoogbegaafde kinderen,
  • prentenboeken voor de bovenbouw,
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4.12.3 Flexibility

Delegated legislation is more flexible than an Act of Parliament. It is far simpler to amend a piece of delegated legislation than to amend an Act of Parliament.


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Snapchat and the Liability Conundrum
The recent Snapchat leak sheds light on how tough it is to find someone to blame when apps, networks and servers are increasingly interconnected.
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3.2 Consciousness of the body

Phenomenological theorists distinguish between the subjective body (as lived and experienced) and the objective body (as observed and scientifically investigated). These are not two different bodies as such (phenomenologists pride themselves on overcoming dualisms!); rather they are different facets of our experience and consciousness.

The body-subject, or subjective body, is the body-as-it-is-lived. I do not simply possess a body; I am my body (Merleau-Ponty, 1962
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Tracking Lightning
There are over twenty-five million cloud-to-ground lightning flashes
strike in the U.S. every year. Meteorologists use a combination of math and science to track when and where they will strike. This video shows students how these scientists work and their importance. (02:07)
Running time 2:07 minutes

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