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April 04, 2007

Warwick students to power space satellite

Writing about web page http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/newsandevents/audio/?podcastItem=students_power_satellites.mp3

Bill Crofts and student, Kennith Leong, talk about the project they are involved in to design and build power supply systems for a moon orbiting satellite planned for launch by the European Space Agency (ESA) in 2011.

Length: 26 minutes

Summary:

Background about the European Student Moon Orbiter (ESMO) mission proposed by the Student Space Exploration & Technology Initiative (SSETI)
What Warwick students are working on
Technology involved
Challenges that have been faced
Sponsorship and taking equipment into live space missions
Timescales involved in this project and propulsion methods
Warwick students’ involvement in the future
The purpose of the satellite’s mission
The American satellite, ASMO and NASA’s interest
What will happen to the satellite after its mission
What the students gain from the project and its aims
Kennith’s view on the student experience
Future engineering projects
Space exploration, what’s next
Brief overview and summary of the opportunities this project offers to students


March 30, 2007

The legacy of the slave trade – Warwick Podcast

Writing about web page http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/newsandevents/audio/?podcastItem=slavery.mp3

On the 200th anniversary of the abolition of the slave trade Cecily Jones discusses the legacy of the trade and why an apology is necessary.

Length: 18 minutes

Summary:

Why is this an important anniversary to celebrate
What has been the cultural and social legacy of slavery
Does slavery shape people’s identity
What is it’s impact on race relations
Do we understand the issues around slavery and it’s impact or do we just think of it as a historical event
Do we celebrate the right things and tell the right stories about slavery
Is an apology necessary
Can such an apology be made and be genuine
What are the positive outcomes of this anniversary
What are the lessons for our understanding of Black History


March 23, 2007

Metal–containing molecules and DNA

Writing about web page http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/newsandevents/audio/?podcastItem=metalomolecules_and_dna.mp3

PhD student, Adair Richards, and Professor Alison Rodger from the Molecular Organisation and Assembly in Cells Doctoral Training Centre (MOAC) talk about their work and recent article about binding metal-containing molecules to DNA.

Length: 20 minutes

Summary:

Introduction to MOAC
What is DNA
How do you make metalomolecules interact with DNA
What are you aiming to achieve
Talk about your current research
Will your methods help to reduce resistance to drugs
What was your article about
Any key areas that this will affect, in medicine
How long before your techniques are developed into mainstream applications
What are the risks involved
Can we do anything on a practical level to fight drug resistance
Is this a costly process
Summary of the work on DNA in MOAC


March 16, 2007

Falstaff – a tragic wit or fool and jester?

Writing about web page http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/newsandevents/audio/?podcastItem=falstaff.mp3

Paul Allen talks about Falstaff, one of Shakespeare’s greatest roles.

Summary:

Why is Falstaff considered to be a great Shakespearean role
What is the impact of Falstaff
Is he a clown or a subversive character
The origins of Falstaff
How was he perceived by Shakespeares contemporaries
Falstaff and the Merry Wives of Windsor
How have our perceptions of Falstaff changed
Interpretations of Falstaff
The demise of Falstaff
Is Falstaff a tragic or comic figure


March 09, 2007

The history and uses of Aspirin

Professor Mike Stillings talks about the history and uses of Aspirin.

Summary:

What is aspirin
What are its main uses
How does aspirin work
Disadvantages of its use
Possible treatment for cancer
Current research areas
Issues with long term use
Statistics for impact
Cost/benefit issues of usage
Can it be found naturally?


February 23, 2007

The future of multilateral trade agreements

Writing about web page http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/newsandevents/audio/

Pierre Pettigrew discusses the work of the 2007 Warwick Commission analysing the future of Multilateral Trade Agreements.

Summary:

About the Warwick Commission
Why is it a good time to study multilateral trade
Why is Doha failing
Are bilateral agreements a threat
How important is development when thinking about trade
Hopes for the Warwick Commission


February 22, 2007

Perceptions of body image

Writing about web page http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/newsandevents/audio/?podcastItem=body_image.mp3

Karen Throsby from The University of Warwick’s Sociology Department talks about the relationships between gender and body image as well as cosmetic and weight loss surgery in the light of the recent Radio 1 survey on the topic.

Length: 18 minutes

Summary:
Do you think the results of Radio 1’s survey were surprising
Why is there confusion over how people should perceive their own bodies
What reasons are there for the recent focus on weight, in particular
Who is driving this focus
Increasingly, men are becoming conerned about their bodies
The psychological and physical motivators behind different types of surgery
Acceptance of cosmetic surgery, differences between that and weight loss surgery
Commercial factors influencing surgery
How can we help people to be more comfortable with body image and appearance


February 15, 2007

Marketing Movies

Writing about web page http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/newsandevents/audio/?podcastItem=movies.mp3

Chris Meir talks about the Marketing the Movies Conference and how academics are analysing the way films are promoted.

Summary:

Why should we analyse marketing materials in the same way as the films themselves
Can we deal with marketing materials seperately from the film or should we consider them together
History of Film Studies and its relation with marketing
Has the study of film marketing suffered as it is associated with committees rather than artists
Do you need to make a good movie any more or just make sure you have good marketing
Cultural differences in film marketing
Difference between British and American cinema
Danger of disconnect between trailers and films
Impact of digital marketing techniques


February 08, 2007

Religion and public office

Writing about web page http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/newsandevents/audio/?podcastItem=religion.mp3

Professor Roger Trigg talks about the relationship between faith, religion and public office. Should we make a clear distintion between public office and private belief?

Summary:

Should faith be privatised
Why do we struggle to discuss this
Does removing faith leave a moral or ethical vacuum
Can we reconcile tradition and pluralism in society
Does the status of the Church of England weaken the status of other religions
Should we have a register of philosophical interests
Should faith be more vocal on key issues
Does not listening to religious opinion force people into extremism
Do we have a fear of theocratic states
Is this a case of absolutism vs relativism
Is our democracy founded on the authority of God or the People
Can we have a separation between public service and private faith


February 01, 2007

Green Chemistry

Writing about web page http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/newsandevents/audio/?podcastItem=green_chemistry.mp3

Professor James Clark from The University of York’s Green Chemistry Centre of Excellence talks about sustainable chemistry, current areas of research and how it impacts on our day to day lives and the environment.

Length: 26 minutes

Summary:

What is Green Chemistry, what does the Centre do
What are Green Chemistry’s goals
Give some examples of Green Chemistry already out there
Current areas of research at the Centre
New types of fuels
Mainstream uptake of these technologies
Further examples relevant to the general public
What targets should we aim to achieve with Green Chemistry
Most significant area of environmental concern that will be addressed by Green Chemistry
Should we be looking at other ‘Green’ sciences
Is the popularity or economics an issue for Green Chemistry
How will you get the message across to people


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