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Advances in nanotechnology

Advances in nanotechnology

In this podcast, Professor Moriarty discusses nanotechnology, and how it has led to a convergence of the traditional sciences. He talks about the commercial applications of nanotechnology such as hard disk technology in laptops, stain free materials and fabrics, self-cleaning windows and advanced water filtration. He also touches on some of t...   More

Back-bench rebels

Back-bench rebels

Philip Cowley, Reader in the University’s School of Politics and International Relations, was recently nominated for the Times Higher young researcher of the year award. In this podcast, Philip discusses his research into back bench rebellions within the British parliament. Philip describes his research as practical politics, linking academic ...   More

Beyond infinity

Beyond infinity

This popular maths talk gives an introduction to various different kinds of infinity, both countable and uncountable. These concepts are illustrated in a somewhat informal way using the notion of Hilbert's infinite hotel. In this talk, the hotel manager tries to fit various infinite collections of guests into the hotel. The students should lea...   More

British prime ministers 1783 - 1852

British prime ministers 1783 - 1852

This learning object on British Prime Ministers, 1783-1852, is designed to support the programme of lectures and seminars on the module The Many Faces of Reform: British politics, 1790-1850. It will help familiarise you with the leading political figures and parliamentary groupings of the period we are studying. It will also test your knowled...   More

British public policy

British public policy

This is a module framework. It can be viewed online or downloaded as a zip file. As taught Autumn Semester 2010/2011. The aim of this module is to analyse and explain the changing nature of policy-making in contemporary Britain, with particular emphasis on the period since 1979. Specifically, the module examines the impact of new forms of '...   More

BURN - Biosciences Undergraduate Research at Nottingham

BURN - Biosciences Undergraduate Research at Nottingham

This is a module framework. It can be viewed online or downloaded as a zip file. Research produced 2006 - 2009. BURN brings final year undergraduate research work to public view in a professional and relevant way. The students represented here have risen to the challenges of doing rigorous research and presenting their work to a wider audien...   More

Caistor dig

Caistor dig

A skeleton, found in September 2009 at one of the most important, but least understood, Roman sites in Britain is puzzling experts from The University of Nottingham. Dr Will Bowden from the Department of Archaeology at the University of Nottingham and leader of excavations at the buried town of Venta Icenorum at Caistor St Edmund in Norfolk a...   More

Challenging reality

Challenging reality

A behind the scenes interview with Professor Christopher Barnatt, Director and Producer of a new TV documentary on what we perceive to be real, and what, if any, future lies ahead for us. The TV documentary was televised in April 2009 and was based on a book written by Professor Christopher Barnatt in 1997, also entitled Challenging Reality,...   More

Charles Darwin lectures at the University of Nottingham

Charles Darwin lectures at the University of Nottingham

As part of the University of Nottingham, School of Biology's 200 years of Darwin celebrations, Darwin — aka evolutionary geneticist Professor John Brookfield in full Victorian attire — outlines the ideas from his 1859 breakthrough publication The Origin of Species, which presented the theory of natural selection as the main driving force for ...   More

Conservation and biodiversity

Conservation and biodiversity

Dr. Richard Field research interests lie in conservation, biodiversity and the forces that structure ecological communities. In this podcast, Dr Field from the School of Geography compares and contrasts his experiences as a researcher in national parks in Honduras and Indonesia, and the different types of ecological communities he has studied...   More

Contemporary French culture in a global context

Contemporary French culture in a global context

This is a module framework. It can be viewed online or downloaded as a zip file. As taught in Semester two 2009. This module looks at aspects of contemporary French culture in the context of an increasingly globalised culture and economy. In part, the module explores recent attempts to defend, redefine and interpret key aspects of French ide...   More

Creativity and mental illness : the Madness and Literature Network

Creativity and mental illness : the Madness and Literature Network

In this video author Paul Sayer shares his thoughts on madness and creativity during the Madness and Literature Network Seminar in 2009. For related videocasts see those presented by Professor Paul Crawford and Patrick Gale. Presentation delivered May 2009. Suitable for: Undergraduate study and Community Education Paul Sayer, Author. Paul...   More

Creativity and mental illness : the Madness and Literature Network

Creativity and mental illness : the Madness and Literature Network

In this video Professor Paul Crawford presents the Madness & Literature Network's seminar on Mental Illness and Creativity, featuring the respected authors Patrick Gale and Paul Sayer. Presentation produced and delivered May 2009 Suitable for: Undergraduate Study and Community Education Professor Paul Crawford, School of Midwifery & Physio...   More

Creativity and mental illness : the Madness and Literature Network

Creativity and mental illness : the Madness and Literature Network

In this video author Patrick Gale shares his thoughts on madness and creativity during the Madness and Literature Network Seminar in 2009. For related videocasts see those presented by Professor Paul Crawford and Paul Sayer. Presentation delivered May 2009. Suitable for: Undergraduate study and Community Education Patrick Gale, Author. Pa...   More

Darwin for a day

Darwin for a day

As part of the University of Nottingham, School of Biology's 200 years of Darwin celebrations, evolutionary geneticist Professor John Brookfield in full Victorian attire delivered a talk, as Darwin, on the theory of evolution via natural selection. In this video Professor John Brookfield is interviewed about his experience of being Darwin fo...   More

De Gaulle's Republic 1958 - 1969

De Gaulle's Republic 1958 - 1969

This is a module framework. It can be viewed online or downloaded as a zip file. As taught in Spring Semester 2010, This module examines the founding first decade of the Fifth Republic by focusing principally, though not exclusively, on the personality and political ideas of Charles de Gaulle. It begins by examining his emergence as the pro...   More

Depiction of terrorism in film and television

Depiction of terrorism in film and television

In this podcast, Professor Roberta Pearson from the School of American and Canadian Studies, discusses the fictional representation of terrorism in modern day television programmes and why more and more people are using fiction instead of the news to inform their opinions of world events. Professor Pearson considers the frequent engagement of...   More

Designing political enquiry

Designing political enquiry

As taught Spring Semester 2011. The module is designed to allow students to develop a critical understanding of the methodological issues involved in designing and undertaking research in the discipline of politics and international relations and to strengthen their ability to read and evaluate political science literature more generally. The...   More

Doing the right thing : corporate social responsibility in a global marketplace

Doing the right thing : corporate social responsibility in a global marketplace

Globalisation, mass consumer awareness and public accountability are all factors in persuading companies to adopt ethical policies. As companies become more accountable not only for their own actions but for those within their supply chain, they have to adapt to ensure success within the context of the global society they operate in. Profess...   More

Enhancing oral skills

Enhancing oral skills

This is a module framework. It can be viewed online or downloaded as a zip file. As taught in Autumn Semester 2010. Enhancing Oral Skills (EOS) is a project aimed to provide French beginners with listening activities available on the University of Nottingham (Ningbo campus) platform WebCT (Virtual Self-Access Centre) for their self-study at ...   More

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