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Video Broadcast : #August 28, 2020 College Institute School Multi-disciplinary projects Early Universities Europe (e.g. Italy) Later in UK (e.g. Oxford, Cambridge) In USA (e.g. Ivy League Schools) Professor Assistant Professor Associate Professor Professor University Professor Tenured Professor Visiting Professor Emeritus Professor Rangoon University Started with two constituent […]

Scholar Athletes

Video Broadcast : #103 November 27, 2020 Rangoon University Soccer Saya Nyein (Coach) Many RU Selected also played for Burma U Than Win Captain Director, SPED (Sports and Physical Education Department) U Chan Tha Captain, Prome Hall Also RUBC Captain and Gold Collegian Nay Win Won Best Player […]


Video Broadcast : #September 9, 2020 Formal Education Learning Spaces Learning Environment Language of instruction English Vernacular Anglo-Vernacular Miscellaneous Curriculum and Syllabus Examination Yangon Heritage Society St. Paul’s High School St. John’s Diocesan Methodist English High School Myoma (National School) … Extracurricular activities Sports Soccer Tennis Basketball Hiking […]


Video Broadcast :October 26, 2020 Background Inya LakeRU Swimming PoolAmyotha Ye Ku Kan Swimming ClubsPrivate Pool Styles Free Style (most use Front Crawl)Back StrokesBreast StrokeButterfly Stroke Earlier races 100m, 200m (for all styles)400m, 800m, 1500m (for Free Style)4 x 100 m Free Style Relay4 x 200 m Free […]


Video Broadcast : #September 3, 2020 Conventional wisdomTaught over the years e.g. Edison’s remark : 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration Unconventional wisdomThink out of the boxe.g. Work smarter; not harder Fosbury FlopDick Fosbury, Olympic High Jump ChampionHad limitations with the traditional style (“Straddle Jump”) Tried a new technique […]


Video Broadcast : #109 December 3, 2020 Ludu Newspaper and Publications Ludu (in Mandalay) is known for the publishing house and publications (e.g. newspaper) Its founders Ludu U Hla and Ludu Daw Ah Mar (Amar) are icons. They nurtured journalists, writers, cartoonists, …e.g. Ludu Sein Win, Paw Oo […]

Encyclopedia (1)

Video Broadcast : #August 31, 2020 Early Days Pear’s CyclopediaWe used Pear’s soap in our younger days Swel Sone KyanCompiled by Burma Translation Society Encyclopedia BritannicaRelatively expensive to have a complete setTook several years to have a new version. Updates are provided annually. Present WikipediaAvailable in several languages. […]

Encyclopedia (2)

Video Broadcast : #Text Update : January 2, 2021 Early Encyclopedias “Chamber’s Cyclopaedia” was one of the earliest encyclopedias. It covered 40+ subjects. In our younger days, we had “Pear’s Soap” and “Pear’s Cyclopaedia”. The company was probably building its brand name by supporting the publication of an […]

1946 and 1947

Video Broadcast : #111 December 4, 2020 Matriculation in 1946 U Tin U (C)RUBC CaptainBS from Oregon State, MS from YalePart-time Lecturer in Civil EngineeringDirector of selected companiesRGC Captain Dr. Pe Nyun (GBNF) RUBC CaptainPediatric SurgeonLeader of team that operated the conjoined Twins : Ma Nan Soe and […]

1948 and 1949

Matriculation in 1948 U Aung Khin (M)BS and MS from Lehigh UniversityRetired Professor of Mechanical EngineeringMoved to Canada U Aw Taik Moh (C54)MS from MITMoved to USA Matriculation in 1949 Dr. Aung Gyi (C)BS and MS from MIT, Ph.D from AlbertaRetired Rector of RITMoved to Canada U Min […]