Eden Flix Presents… Gasland 2

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The Cope Auditorium is the venue for the latest in the Eden Flix series of environmentally-themed films this Wednesday.

In this explosive follow-up to his Oscar®-nominated film GASLAND, filmmaker Josh Fox uses his trademark dark humor to take a deeper, broader look at the dangers of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, the controversial method of extracting natural gas and oil, now occurring on a global level (in 32 countries worldwide).

GASLAND PART II, which premiered at the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival, shows how the stakes have been raised on all sides in one of the most important environmental issues facing our nation today. The film argues that the gas industry’s portrayal of natural gas as a clean and safe alternative to oil is a myth and that fracked wells inevitably leak over time, contaminating water and air, hurting families, and endangering the earth’s climate with the potent greenhouse gas, methane. In addition the film looks at how the powerful oil and gas industries are in Fox’s words “contaminating our democracy”.

The showing starts at 3pm in the Cope Auditorium. Admittance is free, but you will need to book first. To do this follow this link:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/eden-flix-screening-gasland-part-ii-tickets-13281524397

Eden Flix Presents… Four Horsemen

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Next Wednesday, 18th February at 3pm the Design Studio in the Keith Green Building will be hosting another hard-hitting social documentary as part of the Eden Flix series.

Four Horsemen is the debut feature from director Ross Ashcroft which reveals the fundamental flaws in the economic system which has brought our civilization to the brink of disaster.

The film pulls no punches in describing the consequences of continued inaction – but its message is one of hope. If more people can equip themselves with a better understanding of how the world really works, then the systems and structures that condemn billions to poverty or chronic insecurity can at last be overturned. Solutions to the multiple crises facing humanity have never been more urgent, but equally, the conditions for change have never been more favourable

Eden Flix are a series of highly acclaimed, thought-provoking and inspirational documentaries on issues related to engineering, design and social consciousness sponsored by the Centre for Engineering and Design Education (CEDE) as part of the Engineering and Design Educators Network (EDEN) series of events.

Screenings are free for all Loughborough students and staff, but booking is necessary. To do that, visit this link:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/eden-flix-screening-four-horsemen-tickets-13414020697

Art Not Oil at the Nottingham Contemporary

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This week a conversation about how artists and cultural institutions engage in issues related to oil, is presented in collaboration with the Politicised Practice Research Group and Anarchist Research Group, Loughborough University in the Space at the Nottingham Contemporary Art Centre.

This conversation, with invited guests Liberate Tate, forms part of Critical Citizenship, Activism and Art, a series of seminars and events to showcase and critically discuss art activists’ efforts to give a voice to the excluded, promote inclusive alternatives, and enrich global culture and citizenship.

Liberate Tate is an art collective exploring the role of creative intervention in social change and has become internationally renowned for artworks about the relationship of public, cultural institutions with oil companies. The group will present documentation from their five years of performance-interventions, alongside a discussion of their methodology and how cultural institutions play an important role in the normalisation of the environmental and human rights abuses of oil companies.

The event starts at 6.30pm on Wednesday 11th February. Admittance is free.

For more info email g.whiteley@lboro.ac.uk or visit  http://www.nottinghamcontemporary.org/

Database Trial – Slavery, Abolition & Social Justice

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Bringing together primary source documents from archives and libraries across the Atlantic world, Slavery, Abolition & Social Justice allows students and researchers to explore and compare unique material relating to the complex subjects of slavery, abolition and social justice.

In addition to the primary source documents there is a wealth of useful secondary sources for research and teaching; including an interactive map, scholarly essays, tutorials, a visual sources gallery, chronology and bibliography.

To begin searching please go to: www.slavery.amdigital.co.uk.

Access is via IP address and the trial runs until 2nd March. Please note that PDF download options have been disabled for this trial.

We welcome feedback – good or bad – on this trial, please contact Steve Corn with your comments.

Database Trial – The First World War

ww1The First World War portal showcases a wealth of primary source material for the study of the Great War, complemented by a range of contextual secondary features. The three available modules are ‘Personal experiences’, ‘Propaganda and recruitment’ and ‘Visual perspectives and narratives’.

To begin searching please got to:

www.firstworldwar.amdigital.co.uk.

Access is via IP address and the trial runs until 2nd March. Please note that PDF download options have been disabled for this trial.

We welcome feedback – good or bad – on this trial, please contact Steve Corn with your comments.

Database Trial – American Consumer Culture

accAmerican Consumer Culture: Market Research and American Business, 1935-1965 provides a unique insight into the American consumer boom of the mid-20th century through access to the complete market research reports of Ernest Dichter, the era’s foremost consumer analyst, market research pioneer and widely-recognised ‘father’ of Motivational Research.

To begin searching please go to: www.consumerculture.amdigital.co.uk/ – access is via IP address and the trial runs to 2nd March 2015.

Please note that PDF download options have been disabled for this trial.

We welcome feedback – good or bad – on this trial, please contact Steve Corn with your comments.

PHIR Political Film Series

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Every Tuesday evening (except Monday 2nd March) in Semester Two starting this week the Department of Politics, History and International Relations (PHIR) are showing a series of movies in the broad category of ‘political films’. All will be introduced by a lecturer or PhD researcher from the department and will be followed afterwards by a discussion of the movie shown and the themes it explores.

The series kicks off tomorrow night with a showing of L’Auberge D’Espagnole, a lively multi-linguistic French-Spanish offering that follows Parisian student Xavier on his Erasmus year in Barcelona.

All films will be shown in the Student Lounge at the Herbert Manzoni Building at 7pm and are free to attend. For a complete list of the films to be shown in the series, visit this page:

http://www.lboro.ac.uk/departments/phir/news-events/political-film-series/

Eden Flix Presents: Unwasted

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This Wednesday at 3pm the Design Studio in the Keith Green Building will be hosting another hard-hitting social documentary as part of the Eden Flix series.

Unwasted: the Future of Business on Earth has been created by Sage Environmental Services, Inc. of Seattle, WA in partnership with PorterWorks, Inc., and focuses on the future of Zero Waste as a key element of sustainable business.The documentary features interviews with industry leaders, policy-makers, activists, scientists and business professionals from the Pacific Northwest region in the United States, including several with CleanScapes staff, as well as functional tips to help individuals and businesses adapt.

Eden Flix are a series of highly acclaimed, thought-provoking and inspirational documentaries on issues related to engineering, design and social consciousness sponsored by the Centre for Engineering and Design Education (CEDE) as part of the Engineering and Design Educators Network (EDEN) series of events. Begun in 2012, fifteen films have so far been shown and more are scheduled in future.

Screenings are free for all Loughborough students and staff, but booking is necessary. To do that, visit this link:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/eden-flix-screening-unwasted-the-future-of-business-on-earth-tickets-13413541263

Take the World by Storm this November

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Students across the globe are invited to participate in a unique live collaborative online forum this Friday (21st November) to tackle pressing social issues.

Social Storm is 24-hour social hackathon will give you the chance to consider a range of global dilemmas spanning poverty, the environment, health, and education – whilst hoining your enterprise and employability skills

You’ll work as part of an international team and work simultaneously, brought together via video conferencing. To date, teams from 10 universities have signed up to the event which is part of Global Entrepreneurship Week (17-23 November).

To find out more about the FREE event and sign up to take part, please visit the Social Storm website.

Eden Flix Presents ‘Will Work For Free’

will work for freeThis Wednesday at 3pm in the Keith Green Building Eden Flix presents another in its series of hard-hitting social environmental documentaries.

Will Work For Free is a non-profit documentary/narrative film from Maveric Media. Written and directed by Sam Vallely. The film explores the emergence of “technological unemployment” and the economic implications of automating jobs in a society which requires the circulation of money through commerce and paid employment.

Eden Flix are a series of highly acclaimed, thought-provoking and inspirational documentaries on issues related to engineering, design and social consciousness sponsored by the Centre for Engineering and Design Education (CEDE) as part of the Engineering and Design Educators Network (EDEN) series of events. Begun in 2012, fifteen films have so far been shown and more are scheduled in future.

All screenings are free for all Loughborough students and staff and are screened in the Keith Green Building. Admission is free, but booking is necessary – to do that, follow this link.