The 100 Must-Read Books Of 2022 by #Time

Gripping novels, transporting poetry, and timely nonfiction that asked us to look deeper. BEST BOOKS 2022


How to Secure Grants/Funds for Your Research Project: Part IV: Using Your Grant for a Sustainable Project

With the long process of submitting a grant proposal out of the way, researchers who have had their proposal accepted will be able to go about making their goals become reality by kicking off their project’s operations. Usually, the project starts with help from the funder, which includes support pertaining to HR, finance, IT, marketing, and legal situations. However, after that grace period, a project needs to move to a more sustainable, long-term arrangement. Often, the project leaders will make sure that things run smoothly, so it is paramount that the right project leaders are chosen. Faculty and staff appointments, who often have other obligations, are expected to work on growing and developing the project, publishing about it, presenting it at various meetings, and ensuring that enough community support is received (Skinner & Drummond, 2022).

The 18th International Open Repositories Conference (OR2023), 12-15 June 2023, the Lord Charles Hotel, Somerset West, South Africa

Call for Proposals

1984 Author George Orwell: A Documentary About His Life and Legacy.

George Orwell (1903 – 1950) A Life in Pictures is a docudrama about the life story of the British author, novelist, essayist, and journalist. George Orwell: A Life in Pictures is a 2003 BBC Television docudrama telling the life story of the British author George Orwell. Chris Langham plays the part of Orwell. No surviving sound recordings or videos of the real George Orwell have been found.

“Every record has been destroyed or falsified, every book has been rewritten, every picture has been repainted, every statue and street building has been renamed, every date has been altered. And the process is continuing day by day and minute by minute. History has stopped. Nothing exists except an endless present in which the Party is always right”. — George Orwell, 1984.

This documentary is important because his insights into human society are relevant to current world political affairs. He was a man of strong opinions who wrote about major topics related to the political views and historical movements of the 20th century. His views are still very relevant to our times, the first quarter of the 21st century and it is also a warning.

His best-known novels are “Animal Farm” and “Nineteen Eighty-Four”. Both novels have been turned into films and have enjoyed immense popularity. Orwell’s work had a great impact on popular and political culture. Many of his neologisms entered the language together with the term Orwellian, which describes a situation, idea, or societal condition identified as being destructive to the welfare of a free and open society.

The New York Times ranked Orwell second on a list of “The 50 greatest British writers of the 20th century and in 2016, his statue was installed in front of the BBC in London.

Some of his famous quotes:

In a time of deceit telling the truth is a revolutionary act.
-The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history.
-Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past.
-Doublethink means the power of holding two contradictory beliefs in one’s mind simultaneously, and accepting both of them.

  • If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.
  • In the face of pain, there are no heroes.
    -Power is in tearing human minds to pieces and putting them together again in new shapes of your own choosing.
  • We know that no one ever seizes power with the intention of relinquishing it.
    -To see what is in front of one’s nose needs a constant struggle.

Orwell’s final warning – Picture of the future

Ethical guidelines on the use of AI and data in teaching and learning for educators

The biggest consumer trends for 2023: A marketer’s guide

2023 is just around the corner, so what can we expect?

By crunching the numbers across several of our data sets, including our monthly Zeitgeist research, we’ve identified five global trends we believe will shape the 2023 consumer landscape.

You can check them out in full in our Connecting the dots report, but if you’re looking for a short and sweet summary, we’ve got you covered.

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