An Introduction to Foreign Language Learning and Teaching

Keith Johnson (1963, English)

An Introduction to Foreign Language Learning and Teaching (Routledge, 2017)

The 3rd Edition of  An Introduction to Foreign Language Learning and Teaching has just been published (Routledge, 2017). The book covers both theory and practice, and is suitable both for teachers in training and for those already experienced in the field. There is an accompanying companion website.
 

You Never Know Your Luck: Reflections of a Cockney Campaigner for Education

Fred Jarvis (1949, PPE) 

You Never Know Your Luck: Reflections of a Cockney Campaigner for Education (Grosvenor House Publishing, 2014)

Fred Jarvis is the former President of the NUS and General Secretary of the National Union of Teachers. This collection of memoirs covers Fred’s distinguished career campaigning for education, his encounters with various colourful characters, and his interest in politics.
 

Disulfide bond assignments by mass spectrometry of native natural peptides: cysteine pairing in disulfide bonded conotoxins

Dr Kallol Gupta

Gupta, Kumar, Balaram.  'Disulfide bond assignments by mass spectrometry of native natural peptides: cysteine pairing in disulfide bonded conotoxins' (Anal. Chem, 2010)

Wasted: How Misunderstanding Young Britain Threatens Our Future

Georgia Gould (2005, History & Politics)

Wasted: How Misunderstanding Young Britain Threatens Our Future (Little, Brown, 2015)

Georgia Gould attempted to uncover the values, aspirations and challenges of young Brits through her recent book. The account is based on detailed research and interviews with an array of young people throughout the UK, which makes the case for stronger dialogue between the generations.
 

Hazlitt the Dissenter: Religion, Philosophy, and Politics, 1766-1816

Stephen Burley (2001, English Language & Literature)

Hazlitt the Dissenter: Religion, Philosophy, and Politics, 1766-1816 (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014).

Stephen Burley's recent book is the first multi-disciplinary account of Hazlitt's early literary career and it provides a new insight into the literary, intellectual, political and religious culture of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth century.
 

Settled Wanderers

Sam Berkson (2001, English Language & Literature) 

Settled Wanderers (Influx Press, 2015)

Settled Wanderers features poems Sam Berkson wrote at the refugee camp in Tindouf, Algeria, where he captures the spirit, life and unique culture of ‘Africa’s last colony’. This is first time a collection of poetry from the Western Sahara has been translated into English.
 

Cultivating the Nile: The Everyday Politics of Water in Egypt

Jessica Barnes (1997, Geography) 

Cultivating the Nile: The Everyday Politics of Water in Egypt (Duke University Press, 2014)

Jessica Barnes' recent book is an ethnographic study of water in Egypt. The book challenges the dominant framing of Nile water politics, arguing that some of the most active political contestation lies not in transboundary conflicts between the countries of the Nile Basin, but in acts of the everyday, which take place across multiple scales. 
 

Professor Povey's Perplexing Problems

Thomas Povey (1996, Physics) 

Professor Povey's Perplexing Problems (Oneworld, 2015)

Thomas Povey's recent book is a collection of over one hundred of his favourite problems in physics and maths, which is dedicated to Mike Leask, Fellow in Physics 1965-2000. The author shows us that behind every single one of these questions lies a new way of thinking about subjects we thought we had understood.
 

Big Data Revolution: What Farmers, Doctors and Insurance Agents Teach Us About Discovering Big Data Patterns

Patrick McSharry (1995, Mathematics)

Big Data Revolution: What Farmers, Doctors and Insurance Agents Teach Us About Discovering Big Data Patterns (Wiley, 2015).

Patrick McSharry's recent book acts as a guide to improving performance, making better decisions, and transforming business through the effective use of Big Data.
 

The Vagabond Spirit of Poetry

Edward Clarke (1995, English)

The Vagabond Spirit of Poetry (Iff Books, 2014)

Dr Edward Clarke teaches English literature at Oxford. His latest book demonstrates how poems can transform our relations with each other and the Earth. The book encompasses a range of poems from different eras, including Wordsworth, Shakespeare and Wallace Stevens. The book makes claims for the efficacy of poetry in our industrialized world, where we are presented with environmental, political and economic challenges.

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