A Cultural and Literary History
Author: John Dougill
Publisher: Andrews UK Limited
View: 2410Kyoto, the ancient former capital of Japan, breathes history and mystery. Its temples, gardens and palaces are testimony to many centuries of aristocratic and religious grandeur. Under the veneer of modernity, the city remains filled with countless reminders of a proud past. John Dougill explores this most venerable of Japanese cities, revealing the spirit of place and the individuals that have shaped its often dramatic history. Courtiers and courtesans, poets and priests, samurai and geisha people the pages of his account. Covering twelve centuries in all, the book not only provides a historical overview but brings to life the cultural magnificence of the city of "Purple Hills and Crystal Streams". City of Power: The seat of aristocrats and warriors; military might and spiritual authority; unification and the transition to modernity. City of Ritual: Buddhist sects and Shinto festivals; tea ceremony; the role of the geisha; the influence of Zen. City of Arts: Poetry and fiction; architecture and garden design; Heian verse and Noh theatre; art and handicrafts; the Japanese Hollywood.
Author: Kit Caless
Publisher: Random House
View: 6366If you’ve ever been in a Wetherspoon's (and who hasn't), you’ve probably looked down and noticed the brilliantly-hued carpet beneath your feet. But that carpet isn’t just for disguising spilt drinks... Each Wetherspoon has a carpet that is unique and bespoke, with a design inspired by the history of the building, its locale or the name of the pub. Thanks to the hit blog 'Wetherspoon's Carpets' – which posed the important question 'are any two Wetherspoon carpets the same?’ – these tapestried hymns to British boozers have become a cultural sensation. Now, Kit Caless has travelled the length and breadth of the UK, from Berkshire to Renfrewshire, Bradford to Bridgend, to photograph over 70 splendid carpets from Wetherspoons and meet some of the pubs' regulars. Each entry appears in all its glorious colour, along with Caless's witty and informative text on the inspiration for each carpet's design, the history of the pub and key facts about the branch and its regulars. Will your Spoons be there?
The Making, and Undoing, of 'the English Athens'
Author: John Dougill
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
Category: Literary Criticism
View: 2577Surveying the views of Oxford University and its denizens expressed by English writers throughout the ages, the author focuses on the university's history as an idealized ivory tower and the resentment such elitism has provoked in the twentieth century. UP.
Author: Antony Richards
Category: Inspector Morse (Television program)
View: 5922Covering 11 counties from Aldbury in Hertfordshire in Herfordshire to Woodstock in Oxfordshire, Inspector Morse on Location, published in conjunction with the Inspector Morse Society, surveys over 75 locations that are most associated with the television productions of Inspector Morse(and all 5 series of Lewis).It not only gives the Morse and Lewis connections, along with filming anecdotes, but concentrates on the historical aspects of each site, most of which are open to the public and are of interest in their own right. The guide is fully indexed by county, episode and location type and covers everything from public houses and breweries to churches and stately homes. Inspector Morse on Location is fully illustrated and even contains location maps to assist the reader in planning visits.This publication is a companion to The Oxford of Inspector Morse, by Antony J. Richards & Philip Attwell, which is the original and bestselling guide to over 30 of the central Oxford locations, being fully illustrated, with location map and Oxford walk.A must for all Inspector Morse and Lewis enthusiasts
A step-by-step guide to winning a place on a Graduate Entry Programme (GEP)
Author: BPP Learning Media
Publisher: BPP Learning Media
View: 3049Considering studying medicine as a second degree is an important decision involving many factors. You may be uncertain about the application process and have questions about Graduate Entry Medicine.What's inside: Graduate Entry Medicine: A Step-by-Step Guide to Winning a Place on a Graduate Entry Programme, provides graduates from all disciplines with a clear picture of how to gain a place at medical school and addresses many concerns that you may have about the process
A Facilitation Guide
Author: Gill Harvey,Alison Kitson
View: 496The successful implementation of evidence into practice is dependent on aligning the available evidence to the particular context through the active ingredient of facilitation. Designed to support the widely recognised PARIHS framework, which works as a guide to plan, action and evaluate the implementation of evidence into practice, this book provides a very practical ‘how-to’ guide for facilitating the whole process. This text discusses: undertaking an initial diagnosis of the context and reaching a consensus on the evidence to be implemented; how to link the research evidence with clinical and patients’ experience and local information in the form of audit data or patient and staff feedback; the range of diagnostic, consensus building and stakeholder consultation methods that can be helpful; a description of facilitator roles and facilitation methods, tools and techniques; some of theories that underpin the PARIHS framework and how these have been integrated to inform a revised version of PARIHS Including internationally-sourced case study examples to illustrate how the facilitation role and facilitation skills have been applied in a range of different health care settings, this is the ideal text for those interested in leading or facilitating evidence based implementation projects, from the planning stage through to evaluation.
Author: Annie Bullen
View: 300Oxford - an eclectic mix of the ancient university colleges, cobbled streets and dreaming spires. But also a modern city with theatres, galleries, bookshops, cafes, pubs and restaurants. Today's tourist can enjoy them all.
Author: Oliver Marshall,Robert Coates
View: 1875The ultimate guide to Rio de Janeiro, the Rough Guide offers detailed coverage of sites from the Christ statue at Corcovado to the fun-filled beaches of Copacabana and Ipanema, together with comprehensive reviews to suit all budgets of accommodation and restaurants in the city and state of Rio de Janeiro. The definitive guide to Rio de Janeiro carnival and the best year-round Rio de Janiero nightlife, in-depth advice is provided for finding the best carnival parades and street party "blocos"; how to get to the purpose built parade ground "Sambodromo"; staying safe in Rio; finding the best street sambas; and all the Rio de Janeiro carnival warm-up events at samba schools, nightclubs and city shows. Rio offers far more than carnival and beaches, however. With the best coverage of fascinating less-visited areas like Santa Teresa, downtown and the Zona Norte, there are also background chapters on Rio de Janeiro's turbulent history, Afro-Brazilian influences, and the growth of favelas and reviews of tours of them that both informative and beneficial to the community. Now a premier destination for sports, comprehensive information is given on football matches at the Maracana stadium and on Rio's football clubs, as well as coverage of volleyball, capoeira, Brazilian Ju-Jitsu and hiking in the beautiful Tijuca national park, one of the largest urban forests in the world. Handy information is also provided on getting out of town to destinations elsewhere in the state of Rio sucy as Paraty, Petrópolis, Ilha Grande and Búzios.
An Illustrated Guide to the World of Oxford's Famous Detective
Author: Cliff Goodwin
Category: Inspector Morse (Television program).
View: 5498Inspector Morse's name is as inextricably linked with Oxford as it is with the Times crossword. The pubs, churches, university colleges, stately homes, hotels and countryside in and around the city form a real-life backdrop to Morse's investigations in Colin Dexter's 13 novels. This illustrated guide to the places in which Morse lived and worked is full of facts and trivia for Morse addicts, whether you're an armchair fan or you're visiting Oxford and wish to follow in the irascible detective's footsteps.
Publisher: Harpercollins Pub Limited
View: 3697This popular guide covers the canals and waterways between Birmingham and the River Medway. Colour Ordnance Survey® maps clearly show locks, towpaths, and boating facilities. There are also comprehensive navigational notes as well as descriptions of the towns and villages, pubs and restaurants alongside the waterways.
Author: Sabine Schreiner,Joan Street
Publisher: Baker Street Studios Limited
Category: Berkshire (England)
View: 8536The majority of the pretty villages that make up Midsomer country are actually strewn over four counties - Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire and Oxfordshire. Here for the first time is a comprehensive guide to the gorgeous locations used in filming the series. From Aldbury to Windsor, this book, published in conjunction with the Midsomer Murders Society, surveys over one hundred of these picturesque locations, complete with filming anecdotes. However, it concentrates primarily on the historical aspects of each site, most of which are open to the public and worth a visit in their own right. The guide is fully indexed by county and episode, and covers everything from public houses to churches and stately homes. Midsomer Murders on Location is extensively illustrated and contains maps to assist the reader in planning their own visit. This book is a must for all Midsomer Murders enthusiasts as well as those interested in visiting some of England's finest countryside. Published in conjunction with The Midsomer Murders Society and Bentley Productions.
OWLs: Oxford Wizarding Locations
Author: C. D. Miller
Publisher: First Edition Design Pub.
View: 7589Welcome to Harry Potter Places Book Two--OWLs: Oxford Wizarding Locations, the second of five guidebooks designed to help Potterites visit Potterverse places in the UK, including real-life places mentioned in JKR's novels and movie film sites. On the website you'll find the OWLs Table of Contents and learn about all the Harry Potter Places travel guidebooks.
Author: John Dougill,Amy Chavez,Mark Richardson
View: 9387This anthology collects writings by established and new writers associated with Kyoto. The contents range widely from fiction to non-fiction: an extract from a novel, a short story, and a fantasy; articles on child-rearing, ceramics, the tokonoma, and the spirit of rocks; contemporary free verse, poetry with a Taoist flavor, and new translations of Basho. Also included are three winning entries from the Writers in Kyoto Competition, and two longer pieces about that giant of Japanology, Lafcadio Hearn, who continues to cast a shadow more than a hundred years after his death. Rounding out the anthology is an essay by Alex Kerr, leading commentator on present-day Japan, together with illustrations by award-winning designer, John Einarsen.