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Knowledge Centre Tête-à-Tête Series

The Knowledge Centre is a major initiative from the University which aims to ensure the University of Warwick continues as a primary source of knowledge and learning online. Academics from across the University often bring different perspectives on the same subjects. We have brought those academics together for "Tête-à-Tête" - a video series tackling cross-disciplinary ideas.

The Special Relationship

12:32 Wed 25 May 2011

Prof Graham Wilson, Chair of the Dept of Political Science at Boston University in conversation with Prof Wyn Grant from the Dept of Politics & International Studies at the University of Warwick discussing the US and UK's "special relationship".

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Economics, History, North American, Political Science, Society

Polymer Chemistry in the 21st century

12:32 Wed 25 May 2011

Professor David Haddleton of the University of Warwick and Honorary Graduate and Nobel Prize winner Professor Robert Grubbs of the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) Discuss the advancements in Polymer Technology in the 21st century.

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Chemical & Petroleum, Chemistry

The Search for a Sustainable Energy Solution

12:32 Wed 25 May 2011

Dr Andrew Clark from the Department of Chemistry and Dr Kerry Kirwan from WMG discuss sustainable energy and the problems encountered in finding a solution

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Chemical & Petroleum, Chemistry, Engineering, Environmental, Science

Studying the Theatre: A Warwick Perspective

12:32 Wed 25 May 2011

Dr Margaret Shewring and Dr Tim White from the School of Theatre Studies discuss how teaching this subject has changed over the years in order to adapt to the ever-evolving theatre industry.

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Curriculum & Teaching, Society, Teaching & Education, Theater

Technology and the Historian

12:33 Wed 25 May 2011

Professor Mark Knights and Dr Sarah Richardson from the Department of History discuss how technology can help a modern historian to make their research processes more effective.

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Art History, Curriculum & Teaching, History, Learning Resources, Psychology & Research, Teaching & Education

Environmentally friendly Vehicles and Society

12:33 Wed 25 May 2011

Dr Paul Jennings, Experiential Engineering and Hybrid Vehicles at WMG and John O'Connor, Project Director at WMG discuss environmentally friendly vehicles and their role in society.

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Business, Economics, Engineering, Environmental, Society

Classics in today's society

12:29 Wed 25 May 2011

Dr Peter Pormann and Dr Maude Vanhaelen from the Dept of Classics and Ancient Studies discuss how classical tradition & culture is relevant in today's society.

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Ancient, Classics, History

In the Mix: Science and the Arts

12:33 Wed 25 May 2011

Jonathan Herron, Institute for Advanced Teaching and Learning and Professor Peter Sadler, Department of Chemistry discuss their ongoing collaboration project which aims to inspire chemistry students through creative learning and performance.

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Chemistry, Curriculum & Teaching, Society, Teaching & Education, Theater

Modes of Learning: Is the Lecture Theatre Dead?

12:33 Wed 25 May 2011

Dr Nick Monk, Research Fellow at the CAPITAL Centre and Robert O'Toole an e-learning specialist discuss open space learning and whether traditional teaching methods still work.

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Society, Teaching & Education

Shakespeare and Neuroscience

12:33 Wed 25 May 2011

Prof Carol Rutter from the Capital Centre & Prof Nick Dale from Warwick Medical School discuss how knowledge of neurology is evident in Shakespeare's characters & plays.

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Behavioral Science, Health & Medicine, Medieval, Neuroscience, Theater

Robots and Humans

12:33 Wed 25 May 2011

Professor Vinesh Raja from WMG and Dr Ken Young WIMRC discuss the future of robotics in the healthcare industry.

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Communications, Computer Science, Engineering, Health & Medicine

End of Life Care

12:33 Wed 25 May 2011

Dr Rodger Charlton from Warwick Medical School and Dr Chris Andry from Boston University discuss the education of doctors in the field of end of life care.

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Curriculum & Teaching, Health & Medicine