Virtual content from faculties
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Arts & Humanities
Haunted Houses and the Uncanny Valley: The Gothic and Literary Theory - The Gothic refers to literature, films, clothes, music, buildings, and a subculture. It's a style and an aesthetic, and an ancient Germanic people. Why is the Gothic so adaptable? Why has it lasted for so long? And why and how does it scare us? This series looks at the history of the Gothic from the eighteenth century to the present day, encompassing the French Revolution, mad scientists, the decline of empire, and contemporary cinema. We then look at the uncanny, how it works, and what it tells us about psychology, twins, and gaming, before exploring the meaning of haunted houses, from Italian castles to the basement of Parasite.
Electrical Machines for Vehicles - In this 3-part lecture series, Suzie Collins an Electrical and Electronic PhD student, will be exploring electrical machines for vehicles. We will explore the first prototypes in the 1880’s, the evolution to current technologies and looking into the limitations and possibilities in the future.
Bumble Bees (Bombus terrestris) response to voltage discrimination, and the impact of reinforcement schedules on their rates of learning.
If you have ever sat on a sunny day and watched a Bee busily visiting flowers, you may have noticed that they don’t visit every flower, in fact, they seem to know which are the best flowers to visit to reap the greatest pollen rewards. As part of her master’s research project, Lucy Marshall investigates just how Bees communicate with flowers to discriminate between the high and low pollen producers. Find out what happens when Lucy investigates whether Bees can use electrical charges to communicate with flowers.
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Click here to access our eBiolabs community site. eBiolabs is a fantastic, free resource that gives you access to online Biomedical lab practicals and instruction manuals.
In the following series of videos, you will find out what it is like to study languages at the University of Bristol.
Languages at Bristol - Watch this video to learn what languages you can study at Bristol and course combinations available. You can also find out about the Year Abroad, student experiences and careers with languages.
Study Skills with Languages - Watch this video for an overview of some of the study skills you will develop during a languages degree and how you can prepare during A-Levels for studying languages at university.
Chemistry in the dock 3!
The third and final instalment of this series puts you as the jury!
After seeing the final evidence, the audience are asked “Ladies and Gentlemen, based on the evidence put before you, does this product infringe the patent in question?” Find out the final outcome of the trial – do you agree with it? Why/why not?
Social Sciences & Law
What impact can public health policy have on the obesity crisis? - In this series of three short lectures, Maria Jesus Vega Salas discusses the contribution that public policy makers can make to reducing obesity in a country’s population. In this first part, she uses data to show how health-related issues affect different populations at different rates and shows that there are systemic reasons for these differences. The next two sessions look at how public policy can have a major impact on the behaviour of people, which makes them more or less likely to be obese, and then use a framework to assess the effectiveness of different policy responses to the obesity crisis.
This series of sessions is a good introduction to Social Policy. It clearly shows how societies identify, conceptualise and respond to 'need', and promote, or not, the welfare and 'wellbeing' of their members, by critically analysing a contemporary social issue.
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