OLH Tag: Video

What is biodiversity?

This is a short introductory video to biodiversity. The term ‘biological diversity ‘was used first by wildlife scientist and conservationist Raymond F. Dasmann in 1968, where he advocated conservation. And the term ‘biodiversity’ first appeared in a publication in 1988 when entomologist
E. O. Wilson used it as a title.

Watch Lucia’s take on urban design for wellness

Lucia is a sixth-form student doing an EPQ based on urban design for wellness. The title of her project is ‘Can urban design help to improve wellness and sustainability in sub-saharan cities’.

Use Excel to Model COVID-19

Ebrahim shows us how to create your own spreadsheet model of the COVID-19 virus spread.

COVID-19: Preventing Outbreaks

How do social, economic, historical and political factors intertwine with ecology to make ‘spillover’ (transfer of new viruses from animals to humans) increasingly likely, and can anything be done to prevent it?

COVID-19, Complex Problems, and ID

A big risk of talking about “problems” is that we leap to try to focus on “solutions” before we understand what the problems are and how they might be related.

The Language of COVID-19

The language used to describe COVID-19 is fascinating and important. The rhetoric and metaphors politicians and others use in speaking about it betray attitudes and assumptions. The new words and phrases which have been coined as a result of the pandemic and its social consequences are also worth examining.

ID and Real-World Problems

“Universities have departments, the real-world has problems.”

Political Bioethics & COVID-19

Is healthcare a human right? And does racism underly some of the UK’s response to the pandemic, given that BAME people are significantly more likely than other people to die from the disease?