What is meant by the phrase ‘Otherkin’?

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In this video, Dr David Webster asks Venetia Robertson (Sydney) what is meant by the term ‘Otherkin’.

At http://sydney.academia.edu/VenetiaRobertson you can see some of Venetia’s published work on Therianthropy, mermaids, Brony fandom and more..

[the sound is a bit blowy at the start - due to the wind, but improves for most of the video!]

Sport as form of moral education. Can Sport make us Good?

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In this video, Dr David Webster asks Dr Emily Ryall whether sport can feature in our moral education – whether it contributes to character formation. In short – can sport make us good?

This video really just acts as a starting point – and there are some very complex and substantial issues to explore in Sports ethics. A good place to read up on these – with lots of topical material – is the ‘Sports Ethicist’ blog which you can find at http://sportsethicist.com/

Dr Ryall teaches at the Oxstalls campus of the University of Gloucestershire, and is Senior Lecturer in the Philosophy of Sport.

You can find her blog at http://emilyryall.net - and you can find her on twitter as @emilyryall (Dave is also on there as @davidwebster)

See the Religion, Philosophy & Ethics course blog at http://r-p-e.blogspot.co.uk/

 

Is Sport a form of Art? A video interview with Dr Emily Ryall.

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In this video, Dr David Webster asks Dr Emily Ryall whether sport can, in some sense, be regarded as ‘art’..

Those interested in this topic may also want to visit http://newbooksinsports.com/2012/02/13/stephen-mumford-watching-sport-aesthetics-ethics-and-emotion-routledge-2011/ where Stephen Mumford is interviewed (audio, 1 hour) on related issues.

Dr Ryall teaches at the Oxstalls campus of the University of Gloucestershire, and is Senior Lecturer in the Philosophy of Sport.

You can find her blog at http://emilyryall.net - and you can find her on twitter as @emilyryall (Dave is also on there as @davidwebster)

See the Religion, Philosophy & Ethics course blog at http://r-p-e.blogspot.co.uk/

 

Should we regard Elite Athletes as Heroes?

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In this video, Dr David Webster asks Dr Emily Ryall  whether we should regard elite athletes are heroes? Don’t they make better heroes than reality TV stars?

Dr Ryall teaches at the Oxstalls campus of the University of Gloucestershire, and is Senior Lecturer in the Philosophy of Sport.

You can find her blog at http://emilyryall.net - and you can find her on twitter as @emilyryall (Dave is also on there as @davidwebster)

See the Religion, Philosophy & Ethics course blog at http://r-p-e.blogspot.co.uk/

 

What is the Philosophy of Sport? A short video interview

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In this video, Dr David Webster asks Dr Emily Ryall what Philosophy of Sport is – whether such a thing as ‘philosophy of sport’ even exists…

Dr Ryall teaches at the Oxstalls campus of the University of Gloucestershire, and is Senior Lecturer in the Philosophy of Sport.

You can find her blog at http://emilyryall.net - and you can find her on twitter as @emilyryall (Dave is also on there as @davidwebster)

See the Religion, Philosophy & Ethics course blog at http://r-p-e.blogspot.co.uk/

 

University of Gloucestershire Open Day Video

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We have a new University video: for Open Day info visit http://www.glos.ac.uk/open/Pages/OpenDays.aspx.

Here is the University’s description to go with the video:

We’re not a vast, faceless institution that treats students as numbers, not people. Study here and you’ll be part of a close-knit, supportive community of staff and students, living and learning among those who share your passions, academic interests and goals. All of our students have a personal tutor, and our relatively small teaching groups make it easier for staff and students to get to know each other. While our three campuses — two in Cheltenham and one in Gloucester — have different personalities and traditions, they are all specialist centres of learning with outstanding facilities.

Music by local band Canary Swing:https://www.bandpage.com/CanarySwing

Find out more about the University at: http://www.glos.ac.uk

http://www.facebook.com/uniofglos

http://twitter.com/uniofglos

 

Contemporary usages of the idea of a ‘Caliphate’ in Islam. Why did ISIS/’The Islamic State’ use this term?

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When ISIS declares a ‘Caliphate’ – why is that term chosen and what is its resonance with audiences?  

In this short video Dr Jackson and Dr Webster talk about the use of this term.

See our RPE Course blog at http://r-p-e.blogspot.co.uk/