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Brian Pullan and Michele Abendstern

the words of a lecturer ensconced on the top deck of a Number 48, ‘There must be a lot of students who never get into the University at all.’ Early in 1980 the Vice-Chancellor announced his intention to retire at the end of the session. He had striven to manage the University’s finances in such a way as to encourage bold developments in certain intellectual areas, and especially, perhaps, in Medicine; to protect livelihoods against compulsory redundancies; to favour institutions which served the whole University, and particularly the Library; and to chap 1 23

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The uneasy politics of epidemic aid

The CDC’s mission to Cold War East Pakistan, 1958

Paul Greenough

Health Minister, D. N. Datta, announced mortality estimates and the extent of his department's vaccine problems. 17 After hours of discussion, the Chief Minister proclaimed the formation of a Citizens Provincial Epidemic Control Committee (CPECC) to manage the epidemics through civil society means. The Citizens Committee included physicians, medical college professors, a few provincial assembly members, a few Health Department

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David M. Turner and Daniel Blackie

, to become … the recipients of charity.’ It extolled the virtues of the careful, self-sufficient miner whose infirmity was supported by payments from the ‘box’ of his friendly society, into which he had contributed ‘when able to work’. Such a man was ‘regarded as a gentleman compared with one who has had to go on the parish’.2 Contrasting with the stereotype of miners as feckless, the image of the self-sufficient coal worker, managing his own welfare needs or supported by mutual aid in his community, was a powerful ideal and motivated thousands of miners to join

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Bonnie Evans

discussions between politicians, social reformers, medical men and pioneers of the statistical method such as Galton and Pearson on how to manage society as a population group. 23 Prior to the statistical mapping of problems such as illness, crime and pauperism, there was no scientific enquiry into the ‘social’. Darwinian analyses of the population as an organic entity helped to naturalise

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Sabine Doering-Manteuffel and Stephan Bachter

Gebeten Hinterließ P. Huber S. J. Ingolstadt 1732’ (‘Quick call of the demon Aciel’). One small grimoire in the collection, dedicated to calling up demons and assuring their help in the search for hidden treasures, is apparently unique to the Wunderlich collection. The writing bears the title ‘Der Zwicker’ (‘The Pincher’), and a verse in German on the front page explains its use: I’m called The Zwickerlein Not known to everybody The one to possess me will manage to get all the treasures from the Devil. So may look who understands: poverty will pass.43 It is no surprise

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The beast that no-one could – or should – control?

Stephen Curry

because academics are largely ignorant of the cost of journal subscriptions, which are Open access 41 normally managed on their behalf by university librarians. Although the direction of travel is away from subscription models towards a totally open-access world, the details of the transition remain obscure and mired in enduring arguments between various stakeholders. Economic modelling suggests that a fully open-access publishing system could deliver savings by creating a market where there is genuine competition for publishing services (Swan and Houghton, 2012

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David Barling

level, although there have chap 5 13/8/04 4:22 pm Page 113 Food agencies as an institutional response 113 been initiatives, notably from the French presidency of the EU in 2000 (CEC 2000a). The nutrition remit of EFSA is, however, weak. EFSA does have a remit to look right along the food supply chain. The FSA’s remit is less extensive, as it starts after the farm gate; but ambiguities have become evident in this regard. In the case of the EU, the imperatives of managing the single market and underpinning the legitimacy of the integrationist project are drivers

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Roslyn Kerr

apparatus, and therefore the apparatus holds the power to affect his gymnastics performance. His comment about the bounciness of the high bar makes it clear that he realises a certain amount of manipulation of the equipment is required to produce optimum results, but that the type of equipment directly affects what he must do. He is aware that his gymnastic routine will occur only if he manages to work as an assemblage with the equipment and describes how he ‘puts more into’ the floor to make a harder floor work

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Corin Redgrave

Tale of Two Cities . Sir John performed it 4,004 times and gave his farewell performance in the role at 74 and audiences hardly seemed to mind. But by 1958, to play Hamlet at 50 was a risky thing to do and on the whole I think that Michael managed it with great skill. No, I’ll go further: I think it was the best Hamlet he ever gave. Stratford then, as I think it still does, had a summer festival to which

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Monstrous regiment versus Monsters Inc.

Competing imaginaries of science and social order in responsible (research and) innovation

Stevienna de Saille and Paul Martin

200805. Beal, T. K. (2014). Religion and Its Monsters. New York: Routledge. Berg, P. (2008). Meetings that changed the world: Asilomar 1975 – DNA modification secured. Nature, 455(7211), 290–291. Botting, F. (2003). Metaphors and monsters. Journal for Cultural Research, 7(4), 339–365. Braidotti, R. (1996). Signs of wonder and traces of doubt: On teratology and embodied differences. In N. Lykke and R. Braidotti (eds), Between Monsters, Goddesses and Cyborgs: Feminist Confrontations with Science, Medicine and Cyberspace (pp. 135–152). London: Zed. Bruening, G., and Lyons