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Book of the Week 19/1/15

We kick off the new year with a book that should appeal to everyone and will be useful in a wide variety of situations from university assignments to work environments. All too often we jump into the tasks and issues

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Today is… Human Rights Day

In 1950, The United Nations declared 10 December Human Rights Day to focus the attention ‘of the people of the world’ on the new Universal Declaration of Human Rights as the common standard of achievement for all people and all

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Business website of the fortnight 27/05/14

Eurofound is a tripartite European Union Agency, providing knowledge to assist in the development of social and work-related policies. This is a useful website for students studying economics, human resources and international business. Law students may also find relevant information

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A History of Council Housing in Portsmouth

Portsmouth has a long history of council house provision. For example, there are early examples along Curzon Howe Road in Portsea, where a memorial stone laid in October 1912 can still be seen. This story timeline, commissioned by Portsmouth City

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Top Predictions for the Next Hundred Years

The BBC recently asked for top predictions for the next hundred years, inspired by American Civil Engineer John Elfreth Watkins’ hypotheses in 1900: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-16444966 Here are what BBC viewers have sent in. What do you think will happen? http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-16536598

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Locating London’s Past

This site allows you to search a wide variety of digital historical resources, such as records of crime, plague deaths and archaeological finds, and plot these onto different base maps, including John Rocque’s well known map of London from 1746.

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Better Life Index

What makes a better life? A good job, income, good health or maybe just feeling safe. You can find out where you might find a better life using the OECD Better Life index. You can use their interactive tool to

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Domesday Project

Back in 1986, the BBC launched an initiative to take a snapshot of life in Britain at the time. Now, twenty five years on, the results have been dusted down for all to see: http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/domesday

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Vision of Britain

A new JISC-funded version of Vision of Britain was launched on 7th July 2009. The site was created by the Great Britain Historical GIS Project, which is based in the Department of Geography at the University of Portsmouth. The site

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100 years from now?

This: http://thinklab.typepad.com/think_lab/2008/03/the-100-year-st.html notes a 100 year old article that makes a stab at guessing what we’d be up to now. Some are bizarrely true (e.g. the ability to send a photo by telegraph, so that it can be seen in

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