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Archive for April, 2010

Swingometers: BBC Archive

By Kieron L Jones, on 23 April 2010

Mckenzie

The latest BBC archive collection features a favourite from BBC election night coverage: the Swingometer. This tool (in its various forms!) has enabled presenters to represent and predict the impact of electoral ‘swing’ on seats in parliament. View online clips from the 1960s until 1970, including Peter Snow’s famous election night appearances.
Source: LIS-SOCIALSCIENCE@JISCMAIL.AC.UK

Current Value of Old Money

By Kieron L Jones, on 21 April 2010

“A frequent question is “how much would a specified amount of money at a certain period of time be worth today?” The sources listed here are useful in attempting to answer this question.”

Academic Career Development

By Kieron L Jones, on 19 April 2010

London, 23 April

A one day conference for early career academics currently working in the field of European Studies. The event is designed to support academics in tackling the specific challenges that confront them in the first years of their post.

UCL’s Grand Challenge of Human Wellbeing

By Kieron L Jones, on 15 April 2010

UCL’s Grand Challenge of Human Wellbeing invites you to a lecture by Jeffrey Hollender, author of ‘The Responsibility Revolution’, which will explore new models for corporate responsibility.

What makes a sustainable business? Following the global financial crisis, and as we consider how to address the global challenge of climate change, do businesses need a new model of corporate behaviour? ‘The Responsibility Revolution’ argues that, as the economy improves, doing good will be the key to doing well: the companies that commit to socially and environmentally responsible business will create long-term sustainable value.

Professor Maria Lee (UCL Laws), Dr Marc Moore (UCL Laws) and Dr Colin Provost (UCL Political Science) will give short presentations in response to the lecture, to be followed by a panel discussion.

The lecture will be held at 5.30pm on 17 May 2010 in the Roberts GO6 Lecture Theatre and will be followed by a drinks reception.

PLACES ARE LIMITED AND AVAILABLE ON A FIRST-COME FIRST-SERVED BASIS, SO PLEASE ENSURE YOU TURN UP EARLY IF YOU WISH TO SECURE A SEAT .

Find out more about UCL’s Grand Challenge of Human Wellbeing

OECD Factblog

By Kieron L Jones, on 13 April 2010

OECD factblog

The OECD Factblog aims to present the work of the OECD in charts and graphs. It is a useful starting point for finding out about recent OECD publications and statistical datasets. It is also very good at highlighting OECD data relating to current news stories such as economic crises, recessions, technology and employment. The site also links to Twitter channels, blogs and social media sites maintained by the OECD.
Source: LIS-SOCIALSCIENCE@JISCMAIL.AC.UK