Archive for December, 2008

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Mental Health Nursing & e-learning at Birmingham City University

In common with most higher education institutions Birmingham City University courses use elements of e-learning to support the face to face taught sessions. We use a system called Moodle, which is considered  to be the most popular learning management system in the world being used in 199 countries by 25,477 people (As at 17.12.2008 see […]


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Laughing at the Lunatics : Hogarth’s the Rake in Bedlam

I have always found William Hogarth’s engravings fascinating – detailing both the trivia and the drama of ordinary lives in 18thCentury England. Many of them offer commentary on the problems of the day and perhaps also our own times? In 1735 Hogarth completed a popular series of engravings entitled the “Rakes Progress”. These depicted a […]