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John Smietanka

in Stevensville

British Court System

PRESENTED ON MAY 19, 2017
IN ST JOSEPH @ VOL 9

In this PK, John Smietanka talks about the British Court System. John is a former federal and county prosecutor currently in a private trial practice. "The Knights Templar built this when they were running big, they were the biggest military and commercial banking force in the world at the time..."

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British Council

BY LUKE LAWRENCE AND MIKA KARASHIMA
@ VOL 93 ON JUN 27, 2012

Luke Lawrence and Mika Karashima are from the British Council in Japan. 2012 is an exciting year for the UK, with the London Olympics and Paralympics games, as well as the Diamond Jubilee. The British Council in Japan has launched a campaign named the GREAT OGIRI to promote the usefulness of learning English and exchanging culture through humour. Will people in London find humour photo captions submitted by the Japanese public funny? (in English)
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A History of British Accents

BY MARK STAPLEHURST
@ VOL 16 ON JUN 14, 2012

Mark Staplehurst is a web designer and developer from England, and in his presentation he talks about the history of British accents. You'll soon realize how Englishmen are all "branded by the tongue." What can you tell about Mark from his accent?

"Presentation of the Day" on March 6, 2013.

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British Street Fashion: Past and Present

BY MELI MELO
@ JAPAN GREAT CREATIVE WEEK ON OCT 28, 2013

Meli Melo, a fashion company from Britain, give a talk on street fashion. They talk about where it started and how it has changed over the years. Then they showcase some of their products and bags and outline some of their future plans.

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Where the Sun Rises and Never Sets

BY HARRY SUGIYAMA
@ JAPAN GREAT CREATIVE WEEK ON OCT 28, 2013

From his birth to the present, Harry Sugiyama talks about the precious experiences he has had growing up between two great cultures. He was born to a British father and a Japanese mother and went to school in Britain and China.

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British Sports Cars: Why I Always Need Another One

BY NICK GROOMBRIDGE
@ VOL 5 ON MAR 27, 2014

With the need for speed and style, no doubt your in need for a Britsh sports car or at least in Nick Groombridge's opinion. He showcases four British cars in his collection and talks about them individually; explaining how they are made and what makes them unique.

"Presentation of the Day" on April 10, 2014.

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Growing Up Black in Britian vs. America

BY GARY YOUNGE
@ VOL 13 ON APR 30, 2015

A British-born, Chicago-based journalist, Gary Younge has written four books and has made several radio and television documentaries on subjects ranging from the Tea Party to hip-hop culture. After several years of reporting from all over Europe, Africa, the United States, and the Caribbean, he was appointed The Guardian’s New York correspondent. In 2009, he won the James Cameron Award for the “combined moral vision and professional integrity” of his coverage of the Obama campaign.

"Presentation of the Day" on May 14, 2015.

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Two Wheels Good

BY LOU CHRISTY
IN LINCOLN, UK

Yellow Belly, Lou Christy from Sustrans  runs us through Access Lincoln, an iniciatve by the City Council designed to get Lincoln out of their cars and on to their bikes. Filled with great information about commuter cycling and free services provided to promote heathier, cleaner and cheaper journeys.

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Debunking Myths about Memory in Court

BY HENRY OTGAAR
@ VOL 27 ON NOV 23, 2015

Henry Otgaar is a forensic psychologist at Maastricht University. He shows that the myths that we all have about memory can be especially pervasive when they enter the courtroom.

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Jon shares his love for British Brutalist Architecture

BY JON WRIGHT
@ VOL 15 ON JUN 12, 2017

In this PechaKucha given by Jon Wright at Vol.15 of the London PechaKucha series Jon shares his love of Brutalist Architecture and in particular his love of the examples of this severe form of art in Britain.

Jon's PechaKucha helps to get rid of a few pervasive myths about Brutalisim.

He also shows you what buildings we've lost (he would describe this as a disaster!), and how we saved the ones we do have with the meta-narrative being the cyclical nature of popular architectural taste and public opinion, how that is formed and how it manifests itself in popular culture.

Love Brutalism or hate it, we are sure you will love Jon's PechaKucha!