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Ibn Taymiyya and Benefit (maslaha): 1 . Religious Practices, with Dr Jon Hoover

Ibn Taymiyya (d. 1328) was a famous Muslim jurist from Damascus. This video, part of a series on the concept of benefit (maslaha) in Ibn Taymiyya’s thought, explores how he viewed benefit and…

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Danelaw Saga: Bringing Vikings back to the East Midlands

Invade…immigrate…integrate… inspire. The exhibition ‘Danelaw Saga’ ran from 15th December 2017 to 8th April 2018 and told the tale of how the Vikings shaped the East…

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Why Study the Fin de Siècle with Frances Knight

Prof. Frances Knight, an expert on the religious history of the late nineteenth century, examines the religious dimension of the cultural movements we associate with the term ‘Fin de…

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Why Study the History of Religion with Jeremy Gregory

Professor Jeremy Gregory examines the case that the history of religion is as close as we can get to ‘total history’: looking at all aspects of individuals in societies in the past in the…

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An English student reflects on his internship

Ben Garry reflects on what he has learned about himself and digital marketing from his internship at Impression Digital in Nottingham.

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Cultures, Languages and Area Studies module in a minute: Spanish Theatre & Society, 1936-Present

Dr Simon Breden, Department of Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies, gives an overview of the module Spanish Theatre & Society, 1936-Present

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Sacred Calendars; The Christian Day with Dr Francisca Rumsey

All religions use time as a central element in the way they celebrate. They have a sacred year – a sequence of festivals arranged in an annual cycle. Most also have a sacred month or a sacred…

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Objects of Belief; An Esther Scroll with Rabbi Mendy Lent

Rabbi Mendy Lent discusses with Prof. Tom O’Loughlin a precious item found in many Jewish homes: a copy of the biblical Book of Esther in its original form as a scroll. Mendy Lent gives an…

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Sacred Calendars; Shavuot with Rabbi Mendy Lent

Rabbi Mendy Lent explains the significance of attached to the festival of Shavuot which takes place 50 days after the celebration of Passover. It was this celebration which was continued by the early…

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Sacred Calendars; Rosh Hashanah with Rabbi Mendy Lent

Rabbi Mendy Lent explains the significance of the festival of Rosh Hashanah to the Jewish people. This festival represents the start of the Jewish New Year. Other videos you may wish to watch…

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Sacred Calendars; Purim with Rabbi Mendy Lent

Rabbi Mendy Lent tells the story behind the festival of Purim when Jews still celebrate their deliverance at the time of Queen Esther – as found in the Book of Esther in the bible

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Sacred Calendars; Yom Kippur with Rabbi Mendy Lent

Professor Tom O'Loughlin and Rabbi Mendy Lent discuss the Jewish festival of Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement when Jews traditionally observe this holy day with a 25-hour period of fasting and…

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The Firth Post-Graduate Seminar 2016

The Firth Lectures take place every other year in the University of Nottingham, and it is the custom to ask the lecturer to conduct a post-graduate seminar on some aspect of her/his work. In 2016 the…

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The British Council's Introduction to IELTS

IELTS is the world's most popular English language test for higher education and global migration. Take IELTS with British Council to help you on your way. www.britishcouncil.org/takeielts …

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Advice on preparing for IELTS

Advice on taking your IELTS test. IELTS is the world's most popular English language test for higher education and global migration. Take your test at The University of Nottingham IELTS Centre:…

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Sacred Calendars; The Jewish Year - an overview with Mendy Lent

All religions use time as a central element in the way they celebrate. They have a sacred year – a sequence of festivals arranged in an annual cycle. Here Rabbi Mendy Lent introduces the…

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Why Study The Book of Jonah with Dr Doug Ingram

The Book of Jonah, one of the shortest texts in the Bible, is often seen as a simple short story – and it is this, but it is also something more. The argument of Dr Doug Ingram in this video…

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Why Study Nostra Aetate with Archbishop Kevin McDonald

Archbishop Kevin McDonald discusses with Prof. Tom O’Loughlin the significance of the Roman Catholic statement on that church’s view of other religions, and especially how the Catholic…

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Why Study The Place of Religion in Medieval Studies with Christina Lee

Dr Christina Lee, Associate Professor of Viking Studies in the School of English, examines the central role played by religion in medieval societies, and argues that an understanding of the religion…

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An Introduction to the Library for Distance Learners

Mr Neil Smyth (the Senior Librarian for the Faculty of Arts) discusses with Professor Tom O’Loughlin (Department of Theology and Religious Studies) how the library can help those who are…

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Theologians in Conversation; Protestants vs Catholics in Ireland

Professors Alan Ford and Tom O’Loughlin look at the problems today – both for society and religion - that the legacy of older disputes between Catholics and Protestants throw up. They ask…

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#askatheologian; Who was Ibn Taymiyya?

Dr Jon Hoover gives an introduction to Ibn Taymiyya. He was a scholar who lived in Damascus 800 years ago, but is very influential among many Islamic groups today.

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Academic Bookweek 2015 Booksprint

Video of the 3 day booksprint by School of English students, November 2015 Blogs, vlogs and advice for and by new and current students can be found…

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Dr Philip Oldfield talks about being a 2015 British Science Association Media Fellow

Dr Philip Oldfield from the Department of Architecture in the Faculty of Engineering at The University of Nottingham talks about his experience as a British Science Media Fellow embedded with the…

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Dr Jon Henderson talks about being one of the 2015 British Science Association Media Fellows

Dr Jon Henderson from the Department of Archaeology at The University of Nottingham talks about his experience as a British Science Media Fellow embedded with the Science team at The Times.

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Sacred Calendars;Hanukkah

Rabbi Mendi Lent, who lives in Nottingham, describes the origins of the feast of Hanukkah and how it commemorates the time of the Maccabees and what it means for Jews today: lighting a flame is a…

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Why Study Finite Life - A Challenge to Martin Heidegger with Agata Bielik-Robson

Agata Bielik-Robson, Professor of Jewish Studies, looks at the notion of human finitude and offer a challenge to the views of Martin Heidegger (1889-1976) and his notion of ‘being towards…

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Theologians in Conversation; Protestant vs Catholic Part 1 with Alan Ford

Professor Alan Ford examines the origins of sectarianism in Ireland seeing it as an interesting example of how religions relate to identity and how that can easily mutate into extremist and…

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Why Study Women in the Anglo Saxon Church with Christina Lee

Dr Christina Lee, Associate Professor of Viking Studies in the School of English, looks at what we know about the role of women in the Anglo-Saxon church. Other similar videos you may wish to watch…

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Why Study Philosphical Morranos with Agata Bielik-Robson

Agata Bielik-Robson, Professor of Jewish Studies, uses the term ‘philosophical Marranos’ of a group of moderns thinkers, such as Levinas and Derrida, whose common Judaism may be a key to…

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Why Study Lurianic Kabbalah with Agata Beilik-Robson

Agata Bielik-Robson, Professor of Jewish Studies, looks at the tradition of speculation that can be traced by to Rabbi Isaac Luria (1534-72) – and especially the notion of 'tsimtsum'…

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DL Courses Welcome

English Distance Learning - Welcome Video

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DH Lawrence and Modernism - Module in a Minute

DH Lawrence and Modernism - Module in a Minute

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Brooms up! This is quidditch.

Quidditch teams from across the UK came to Nottingham in March for the British Quidditch Cup at Wollaton Park. The event was organised by Quidditch UK and hosted by our team the Nottingham Nightmares.

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6. Panel on 'taking a stance or calming the waters - challenging established science', Dyer, Pielke Jr, Smith, Turner (Circling the Square I)

The below video features contributions from Dominic Dyer (Chief Executive of the Badger Trust), Professor Roger Pielke Jr (Center for Science and Technology Policy Research, University of Colorado…

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M13115 Ideas and Politics in Contemporary Britain

M13115 Ideas and Politics in Contemporary Britain with Andrew Denham

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AncientBiotics — a medieval remedy for modern day superbugs?

A one thousand year old Anglo-Saxon remedy for eye infections which originates from a manuscript in the British Library has been found to kill the modern-day superbug MRSA in an unusual research…

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Theologians in Conversation; James Ussher: Creation of Reputation

James Ussher (1581 - 1656) is best known for his dating of the creation, but this tends to parody the man and his scholarship. In this conversation, Professor Alan Ford introduces the range and depth…

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Why Study Crime and Punishment in the Hebrew Bible with Tarah Van De Wiele

Dr Carly Crouch and Tarah Van De Wiele discuss how crime – a wrong breaking a law – and the punishment of crime are dealt with in the Hebrew Bible /Old Testament. Crime and its punishment…

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Professor Jonathan Ball talks about being a British Science Association Media Fellow

Jonathan Ball is a Professor of Molecular Virology in the School of Life Sciences at The University of Nottingham. As a BSA Media Fellow he has become a science communicator convert. He has been…

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M13215 Governing Britain's Cities

M13215 Governing Britain's Cities with Vivien Lowndes

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M13045 British Public Policy

M13045 British Public Policy with Andrew Denham

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M12031 British Party Politics

M12031 British Party Politics with Mark Stuart

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Why Study Arius of Alexandria with Mary Cunningham

Dr Mary Cunningham explores what we know of Arius of Alexandria (d. 336) and his theology. Born in North Africa, he was a presbyter of the church of Alexandria and a very popular preacher. His…

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Why Study William Temple with Frances Knight

Dr Frances Knight introduces William Temple (1881-1944), Archbishop of Canterbury (1942-44) who has been described as the spiritual father of the Welfare State. A quintessential member of the…

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#askatheologian Why do we need chapters and verses?

Professor Tom O’Loughlin explains that the familiar chapters and verses – found in every printed bible – are to be viewed solely as a means of finding passages and particular…

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Sally Jollands

A brief interview with student Sally Jollands about her experience at Nottingham University.

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Why Study Popular Religion in the Middle Ages with Rob Lutton

Dr Rob Lutton introduces an important aspect of contemporary historical studies: the study of religion as a force that shapes lives. Religion, like it or loathe it, has not disappeared from the human…

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Introduction to the module 'History of Western Philosophy' by Dr Andrew Fisher

An introduction to the Philosophy module 'History of Western Philosophy' by Dr Andrew Fisher.

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Introduction to the module Metaethics by Andrew Fisher

An introduction to the Philosophy module Metaethics by Dr Andrew Fisher.

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Studying what you love is the key to career success

Two of our lovely 3rd year English students went out and about with a video camera to find out whether our students think it's important to study a subject you love. Video shot and edited by Tom…

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How to Read Your Boss Course Promo

Have you ever wondered how to actually talk to your boss? Having trouble getting your message across in meetings? How to Read your Boss can help. Led by Dr Louise Mullany from the School of English…

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Why Study Sufism with Harith bin Ramli

Dr Harith bin Ramli introduces a tradition of theology and religious practice that arose in the third century after the Prophet (circa 9th Century AD) which is known as Sufism. Sufism represents an…

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‘Dietitians Week’: Where are all the male dietitians?

A lecturer in dietetics at The University of Nottingham has helped to start a campaign to encourage more men to consider taking up careers in the field of nutrition. As part of Dietitians Week,…

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UNNC 10 Years On: Ambassador's address at the British Embassy Residence in Beijing

The University of Nottingham Ningbo China (UNNC), the first Sino-foreign university to open in China, marked its 10th anniversary on Thursday 17 April with a reception at the British Embassy…

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British Museum Vikings exhibition helps researchers translate Norse heritage

The first major exhibition on Vikings at the British Museum for over 30 years which opened on 6 March in London highlights a new research project by Viking experts at The University of Nottingham. …

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Baby knows best when it comes to weaning.

A study by psychologists at The University of Nottingham has shown that babies who are weaned using solid finger food are more likely to develop healthier food preferences and are less likely to…

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Enhancing your CV while studying English

Nottingham and the School of English offer a wealth of opportunities outside study to get involved in volunteering and societies, to develop your skills and enhance your employability.

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Studying English at Nottingham

Undergraduate students and staff talk about what it’s like to study English at Nottingham.

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Work placements for students in the School of English

Students and employers talk about the benefits of the placement scheme which is offered by the School of English for final year students to gain authentic work experience. For more details about…

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English with Creative Writing

Students taking English with creative writing discuss their course and their work on The Letters Page with Jon McGregor, writer in Residence at Nottingham. For more details about the English with…

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Achieve it - Social Sciences at Nottingham

You could find the perfect course at Nottingham Browse our courses: http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/ugcourses The Faculty of Social Sciences offers a variety of undergraduate courses within the…

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Elma Tambuwun - Preparatory English

Indonesian student, Elma Tambuwun, talks about her experiences of the Preparatory English course run by the Centre for English Language Education.

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Tran Do Ngoc Oanh - Preparatory English

Vietnamese student, Tran Do Ngoc Oanh, talks about her experiences of the Preparatory English course run by the Centre for English Language Education.

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Aliya Tuyakbayeva - Preparatory English

Kazakhstani student, Aliya Tuyakbayeva, talks about her experiences of the Preparatory English course run by the Centre for English Language Education.

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