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The Nature of Money [Audio]
Speaker(s): Professor Philip Goodchild, Dr Waltraud Schelkle, Susan Steed | What is money, where does it come from, and why does it sometimes fail to make us better off? The banality of money makes it appear neutral with respect to political, religious, or moral values. Should we try to answer these questions in a value-neutral way, or does money shelter a value system hiding in plain sight? Philip Goodchild is Professor of Religion and Philosophy at the University of Nottingham. Waltraud Schelk
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The Brexit Debate through Social Media: deliberative discussion, or deliberate dysfunction? [Audio]
Speaker(s): Professor Kenneth Benoit | Using over 35 million Tweets collected in the year before the Brexit referendum, we analyse the debate and campaign through social media to track the framing, the argumentation, and the patterns of communication about the issues and consequences of the vote. Kenneth Benoit (@kenbenoit) is Professor of Quantitative Social Research Methods, and Head of the Department of Methodology at the London School of Economics and Political Science. Sara Hobolt (@sarahob
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LSE Night of Ideas | Session 3 | Changing Narratives, Enlightenment Memories [Audio]
Speaker(s): David Reynolds, Florence Robine, Rotraud von Kulessa and Lea Ypi | Hosted by the London School of Economics and Political Science as part of a worldwide series of events coordinated by the Institut français, the Night of Ideas will bring together leading researchers from France, the UK and Europe to discuss changing ideas of democracy, citizenship, and truth. What conceptual frameworks can we apply to understand “post-truth politics”? What light can an exercise in comparison she
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LSE Literary Festival 2017 | Martin Luther – Fundamentalist Reactionary or Enlightened Creator of
Speaker(s): Diarmaid MacCulloch, Ulinka Rublack and Peter Stanford | 500 years ago Martin Luther launched the Protestant Reformation when he nailed a sheet of paper to the door of a church in a small university town in Germany. That sheet and the incendiary ideas it contained flared up into religious persecution and war, eventually burning a huge hole through 16th century Christendom. And yet the man who sparked this revolution has somehow been lost in the glare of events. Who was Luther? What m
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LSE Literary Festival 2017 | You Say You Want a Revolution? [Audio]
Speaker(s): Victoria Broackes | You Say You Want a Revolution? Records and Rebels 1966-70 is the V&A’s major exhibition for autumn-winter 2016-17. Co-curator Victoria Broackes discusses how the exhibition explores the significance and impact of the late 1960s through the era-defining music, performances, fashion, film, design and political activism, and raises the questions: what did the optimistic idealism of the period do for us and where are we now? Victoria Broackes is Senior Curator for t
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LSE Literary Festival 2017 | Britain's Paper Tigers [Audio]
Speaker(s): Stig Abell, Jim Waterson | Newspapers are now mere paper tigers, we are told, yet in the face of a tidal wave of fake news, misinformation and bias, perhaps we need good journalism more than ever. In a world where Facebook and Twitter have become the public sphere for Brexit and Trump, what is the role of news brands? Two top media executives with experience of leadership at the Sun, BuzzFeed, the Guardian and the TLS will debate the future of news with a leading media analyst. Stig
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Good Growth by Design – A Vision for London [Audio]
Speaker(s): Sadiq Khan, Professor Ricky Burdett, Professor Sadie Morgan, Jackie Sadek | Sadiq Khan, the Mayor of London, will set out his personal vision for London's future development, and discuss his plans to ensure that the city’s growth benefits all Londoners. London’s population is at an all-time high, and continues to grow as fast as any period since the 19th century. This growth brings challenges of increasing pressures on housing, workspace, local services, infrastructure and herita
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Learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • list the six key nutrient groups and explain their role in a healthy diet

  • understand and calculate body mass index (BMI), and use such calculations to predict desirable weight ranges for individuals

  • explain the importance of a balanced diet in terms of energy intake

  • explain how genetic and environmental variables may interact to produce variability in human body weight and adiposity b
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Introduction

Human societies have to take urgent action to end their dependence on fossil fuels. They also have to prepare to adapt to the uncertainties inherent in global environmental changes, particularly climatic ones. We have to alter the whole path of our development and decision making in order to make our societies both environmentally adaptable and sustainable. This free course takes on the task of trying to chart some of the ways in which this might come about.

The context for these chang
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Growing up with Disability
In todays world growing up is tough - making friends, fitting in, changing schools. And it's even harder for children with disabilities. This album looks at PLUS, an organisation working towards the inclusion of disabled children and young adults in social activities and organisations, encouraging friendships and fun. It looks at PLUS from the view of the children, the carers and the families. This material forms part of The Open University course KE312 Working together for children.Author(s): The iTunes U team

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Teaching assistants: support in action
Teaching assistants are an important resource in education. This free course, Teaching assistants: support in action, looks at how the role has developed across the UK over time. It explores the skills and attributes that teaching assistants use to provide effective support and contribute to productive teamwork. This OpenLearn course introduces diverse roles and distinctive contributions of teaching assistants.Author(s): Creator not set

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Exploring equality and equity in education
This free course, Exploring equality and equity in education, considers the complexity of social justice as applied to education and reflects on the different purposes of, and value ascribed to, education in different countries and cultures. It discusses different conceptions of 'justice' and the distinction between equity and equality. First published on Wed, 30 Nov 2
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#397: Embracing the finite: Making our way in an era of dwindling natural resources

Ecologist Prof. Peter Vitousek explores how living in the Anthropocene, a time in which human activity has become the key driver of planetary health, will force us to make our way with diminished natural resources. Peter also asks what we can learn from the historical experience of Pacific Islanders, whose cultural and agricultural practices we
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McKinlay Oration: Towards the global elimination of rabies: evidence, interventions, and impact
Professor Sarah Cleaveland OBE FRS FRSE presents the 2016 McKinlay Oration at the Otago Global Health Institute Annual Conference. Thursday, 3 November 2016.
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Carl Smith Medal Lecture: Diet, digestion and disease – learning more about the effect of food on
Professor Richard Gearry, Department of Medicine, University of Otago, Christchurch, presents the Carl Smith Medal Lecture. Monday, 31 October 2016.
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Archibald Baxter Memorial Lecture: The politics of compassion in a world of ruthless power
Professor Kevin Clements delivers the 2016 Archibald Baxter Memorial Lecture. 28 September 2016
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Seward Johnson, Sculptor & Founder, Grounds for Sculpture | 8/21/12
Seward Johnson is an artist known for his whimsy, and his popular appeal – and for founding Grounds for Sculpture 20 years ago. The park is now 72 acres of art in beautifully landscaped settings. With galleries, restaurants and performance areas, this Hamilton, New Jersey sculpture park has become one of America’s unique destinations. Susan Wallner talks to Seward Johnson about the beginnings of the park, his 3-dimensional renderings of Impressionist masterpieces, and one of his most renowne
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Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike | 9/18/12
The McCarter Theatre has a hit on its hands with, of all things, a comic take on the melancholy Russian plays of Chekhov. "Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike" stars Sigourney Weaver, Kristine Nielsen, and David Hyde Pierce as siblings whose literary parents named them after Chekov characters. Masha (played by Sigourney Weaver) is a glamorous actress who descends upon her stay-at-home brother and sister with Spike, her new boy toy (played by Billy Magnussen). Susan Wallner talks with playwright
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Boardwalk Empire
Producer Eric Schultz talks with Boardwalk Empire author, historian and attorney Nelson Johnson. The Hammonton, NJ native published his history of Atlantic City and crime boss Nucky Johnson in 2002. It became a New York Times Best Seller when HBO launched the hit television series based on Johnson's book.
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