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The Ending of World War I: The Road to 11 November via Gresham College

February 19th, 2019 Comments off
I regularly watch these Gresham College lectures on a variety of topics — probably around 3-4 lectures a month, depending on the topics. Lectures like this have been by own version of a Master’s Degree, since I am not that fond of classroom learning. With each lecture, you gain quite a deep understanding of the topic at hand and often there are 3-5 lectures that follow a theme over the course of few months. — Douglas

Gresham College was founded in 1597 and has been providing free lectures within the City of London for over 400 years.

The College was established out of the will of Sir Thomas Gresham, one of the most influential and important men across the Tudor and Elizabethan periods. Sir Thomas made himself indispensable as the financial agent for four successive monarchs from Henry VIII to Elizabeth I. As well as founding the Royal Exchange, Sir Thomas left proceeds in his will for the foundation of Gresham College.

 

This lecture re-examines how the First World War ended. Why did Germany request a ceasefire and why did the Allies and America grant one?

A lecture by Professor David Stevenson, London School of Economics
07 November 2018 6pm (UK time)
https://www.gresham.ac.uk/lectures-an…

Audio, Video, Transcript and Slides are available on the Gresham College web site.

This lecture will re-examine how the First World War ended, anticipating the centenary commemorations in 2018. It will discuss both why Germany requested a ceasefire, and why the Allies and America granted one. It will argue that the German army was near collapse, and that Germany was not defeated by a ‘stab in the back’ at home. None the less, the Allies had good reasons not to press on to Berlin.

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Departing Ventura Harbor Time Lapse – December 26, 2018

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Santa Cruz Island – A Minute in Los Angeles 15 [Video]

January 16th, 2019 Comments off

A Minute on Santa Cruz Island, Part of the Channel Islands National Park and home to the threatened Channel Island Fox.

Part of the “A Minute in Los Angeles” Series

Santa Cruz Island - A Minute in Los Angeles 15 [Video]

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Getty Garden Time Lapse – A Moment in Los Angeles 14 [Video] (8 seconds)

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In Milan: Riding the 16 Tram from Duomo to Corso Magenta (4k Video) [Video] (3:13)

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Trip to the first Starbucks in Italy. Via Cordusio in Milan [Video] (3:20)

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Trip to the first Starbucks in Italy. Via Cordusio in Milan [Video] (3:20)

We just happened to arrive in Milan on the day that Starbucks opened their first store in Italy. It was all over the news and the day before there was a line down the block to enter. I stopped by the next day. It was busy but no wait to check out this “amusement park” of a coffee bar.

Please forgive the heavily stabilized video as the GoPro did not react well to being worn while walking.

More photos and panoramas coming soon!

Trip to the first Starbucks in Italy. Via Cordusio in Milan [Video] (3:20)

 

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A Minute in Milano 2 – Piazza del Duomo at Night [Video] (1:05)

September 18th, 2018 Comments off

A Minute in Milano 2 – Piazza del Duomo at Night

Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II and Piazza del Duomo in Milan at Night The world’s first shopping mall.😀 An amazing place I visited on a number of occasions during this trip. Also home to an amazing Leonardo exhibit. This is adjacent to the Piazza del Duomo and was filled with people and music each evening. A perfect place for passeggiata, and Italian evening stroll.

A Minute in Milano 2 - Piazza del Duomo at Night

 

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Angels Flight – A Minute/Moment in Los Angeles 3 [Video]

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Smokey Sunset – A Minute in Los Angeles 1 [Video]

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On YouTube: The Criminal Mind: The relationships between criminology and psychology – Professor Gwen Adshead via Gresham College

October 23rd, 2017 Comments off

Another great presentation from Gresham College. Their YouTube channel is full of great talks on a wide variety of topics. I am always finding something interesting and enlightening. — Douglas

On YouTube: The Criminal Mind: The relationships between criminology and psychology – Professor Gwen Adshead via Gresham College

On YouTube: The Criminal Mind: The relationships between criminology and psychology - Professor Gwen Adshead via Gresham College

Professor Gwen Adshead explores violence, offenders and the criminal personality through the perspective of psychology and psychiatry. A discussion of how the study of psychology and psychiatry relates to the study of criminology. Historically criminals have been defined as a group who are seen as “other” to non-criminals. However, modern thinking has moved away from this with developments in the psychology of criminal rule-breaking and discussions of how individual psychology can assist the understanding of criminal rule-breaking and risk; including approaches to rehabilitation and behavioural change. Professor Adshead suggests that these different discourses have much to offer one another.

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