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  • The History of English in Ten Minutes

    Where did the phrase ‘a wolf in sheep’s clothing’ come from? And when did scientists finally get round to naming sexual body parts? Voiced by Clive Anderson,...

    By The iTunes U team

    Watch now: The History of English in Ten Minutes

    Video

    20 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    22 Jun 2011

  • The History of English in Ten Minutes

    Featuring: Video Video
    The History of English in Ten Minutes Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University 2011
    Introductory level Duration 20 mins Updated 22 Jun 2011
    Where did the phrase ‘a wolf in sheep’s clothing’ come from? And when did...
  • The science of the mind: investigating mental health

    How do biology, psychology and social science contribute to our understanding of mental health and mental illness? How do the biomedical and biopsychosocial...

    By The iTunes U team

    Watch now: The science of the mind: investigating mental health

    Audio

    2 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    01 Oct 2010

  • The science of the mind: investigating mental health

    Featuring: Video Video Audio Audio
    The science of the mind: investigating mental health Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University 2010
    Introductory level Duration 2 hours Updated 01 Oct 2010
    How do biology, psychology and social science contribute to our understanding of...
  • The banking crisis: cause and effect

    Autumn 2008 witnessed a global financial crisis with governments worldwide taking emergency action to prevent a collapse of the banking system. The aftermath...

    By The iTunes U team

    Watch now: The banking crisis: cause and effect

    Audio

    50 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    29 Mar 2010

  • The banking crisis: cause and effect

    Featuring: Video Video Audio Audio
    The banking crisis: cause and effect Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University 2010
    Introductory level Duration 50 mins Updated 29 Mar 2010
    Autumn 2008 witnessed a global financial crisis with governments worldwide taking...
  • Creative Writing

    The tracks on this album offer an invaluable insight into a wide range of techniques and practices surrounding Creative Writing. Writers as diverse as Alan...

    By The iTunes U team

    Listen now: Creative Writing

    Audio

    2 hours 30 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    10 Nov 2008

  • Creative Writing

    Featuring: Audio Audio
    Creative Writing Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University 2008
    Introductory level Duration 2 hours 30 mins Updated 10 Nov 2008
    The tracks on this album offer an invaluable insight into a wide range of...
  • The Four Generations of Computers

    Computers play a huge part in almost all of our lives, but how did these machines become so powerful and important? And what were some of the earliest models...

    By The iTunes U team

    Watch now: The Four Generations of Computers

    Video

    20 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    02 Mar 2012

  • The Four Generations of Computers

    Featuring: Video Video
    The Four Generations of Computers Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University 2012
    Introductory level Duration 20 mins Updated 02 Mar 2012
    Computers play a huge part in almost all of our lives, but how did these machines...
  • The Art of Rich Pictures

    How can the drawing of images aid communication? How can they help us in business, in our everyday and personal lives? Rich Pictures is a term used to...

    By The iTunes U team

    Watch now: The Art of Rich Pictures

    Video

    25 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    18 Sep 2012

  • The Art of Rich Pictures

    Featuring: Video Video
    The Art of Rich Pictures Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University
    Introductory level Duration 25 mins Updated 18 Sep 2012
    How can the drawing of images aid communication? How can they help us in business,...
  • Digital Film School

    Have you ever wanted to pick up a video camera and make a short video or film, but felt intimidated by your lack of knowledge? The explosion of film-making...

    By The iTunes U team

    Watch now: Digital Film School

    Video

    1 hour 15 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    21 Sep 2011

  • Digital Film School

    Featuring: Video Video
    Digital Film School Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University 2011
    Introductory level Duration 1 hour 15 mins Updated 21 Sep 2011
    Have you ever wanted to pick up a video camera and make a short video or film, but...
  • English: Language of controversy

    Is English a force for good? What have been the ramifications of this language’s dominance in ex colonies and also throughout the world?...

    By The iTunes U team

    Watch now: English: Language of controversy

    Audio

    1 hour

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    12 Aug 2011

  • English: Language of controversy

    Featuring: Video Video Audio Audio
    English: Language of controversy Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University 2011
    Introductory level Duration 1 hour Updated 12 Aug 2011
    Is English a force for good? What have been the ramifications of this language’s...
  • Shakespeare: A critical analysis

    Is Shakespeare still relevant today? How does his work influence pop culture today? Do the themes of his plays continue to resonate with modern audiences or...

    By The iTunes U team

    Watch now: Shakespeare: A critical analysis

    Audio

    1 hour

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    19 Apr 2011

  • Shakespeare: A critical analysis

    Featuring: Video Video Audio Audio
    Shakespeare: A critical analysis Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University 2011
    Introductory level Duration 1 hour Updated 19 Apr 2011
    Is Shakespeare still relevant today? How does his work influence pop culture today...
  • Worlds of English

    How has the English language spread internationally - and is the worldwide influence of English a cause for celebration or concern? How is it changing in...

    By The iTunes U team

    Watch now: Worlds of English

    Video

    1 hour

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    11 Mar 2011

  • Worlds of English

    Featuring: Video Video
    Worlds of English Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University 2011
    Introductory level Duration 1 hour Updated 11 Mar 2011
    How has the English language spread internationally - and is the worldwide...
  • Contemporary Issues in Finance

    The complex field of finance is relevant to everybody in one way or another and is particularly relevant to all aspects of management. Representatives from...

    By The iTunes U team

    Listen now: Contemporary Issues in Finance

    Audio

    1 hour 15 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    16 Jul 2009

  • Contemporary Issues in Finance

    Featuring: Audio Audio
    Contemporary Issues in Finance Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University 2009
    Introductory level Duration 1 hour 15 mins Updated 16 Jul 2009
    The complex field of finance is relevant to everybody in one way or another and is...
  • Writing Poetry

    Poetry is a delicate and intricate art form, practised by many people but rarely mastered. In this album, poets Jackie Kay, Paul Muldoon, W.N. Herbert and...

    By The iTunes U team

    Listen now: Writing Poetry

    Audio

    20 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    31 May 2009

  • Writing Poetry

    Featuring: Audio Audio
    Writing Poetry Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University 2009
    Introductory level Duration 20 mins Updated 31 May 2009
    Poetry is a delicate and intricate art form, practised by many people but rarely...
  • The Amartya Sen interviews

    Nobel prize winning economist and philosopher, Professor Amartya Sen is widely regarded as one of the most influential public thinkers of our time, his...

    By The iTunes U team

    Watch now: The Amartya Sen interviews

    Video

    40 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    11 Aug 2010

  • The Amartya Sen interviews

    Featuring: Video Video
    The Amartya Sen interviews Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University 2010
    Introductory level Duration 40 mins Updated 11 Aug 2010
    Nobel prize winning economist and philosopher, Professor Amartya Sen is widely...
  • Multiculturalism Bites

    Multiculturalism is one of the most vexing political issues of our day. How can people with very different values and customs live alongside each other? What...

    By The iTunes U team

    Listen now: Multiculturalism Bites

    Audio

    3 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    08 Jul 2011

  • Multiculturalism Bites

    Featuring: Audio Audio
    Multiculturalism Bites Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University 2011
    Introductory level Duration 3 hours Updated 08 Jul 2011
    Multiculturalism is one of the most vexing political issues of our day. How can...
  • Seven Wonders of the Microbe World

    What is a microbe and what have they ever done for us? From Black Death to Cholera, and Syphilis to Typhoid, microbes have been responsible for some of the...

    By The iTunes U team

    Watch now: Seven Wonders of the Microbe World

    Video

    35 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    17 Nov 2011

  • Seven Wonders of the Microbe World

    Featuring: Video Video
    Seven Wonders of the Microbe World Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University 2011
    Introductory level Duration 35 mins Updated 17 Nov 2011
    What is a microbe and what have they ever done for us? From Black Death to Cholera...
  • Myth at the heart of the Roman Empire

    How and why did ancient Romans use myth to validate their power? Emperor Augustus legitimised his rule by entwining his own ancestry with the mythical...

    By The iTunes U team

    Watch now: Myth at the heart of the Roman Empire

    Audio

    55 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    17 Aug 2010

  • Myth at the heart of the Roman Empire

    Featuring: Video Video Audio Audio
    Myth at the heart of the Roman Empire Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University 2010
    Introductory level Duration 55 mins Updated 17 Aug 2010
    How and why did ancient Romans use myth to validate their power? Emperor Augustus...
  • Reading Political Philosophy: From Machiavelli to Mill

    The history and development of political philosophy has been dominated by many inspirational and radical thinkers. The tracks on this album offer both an...

    By The iTunes U team

    Listen now: Reading Political Philosophy: From Machiavelli to Mill

    Audio

    5 hours 15 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    23 Aug 2009

  • Reading Political Philosophy: From Machiavelli to Mill

    Featuring: Audio Audio
    Reading Political Philosophy: From Machiavelli to Mill Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University 2009
    Introductory level Duration 5 hours 15 mins Updated 23 Aug 2009
    The history and development of political philosophy has been dominated by many...
  • James Berry: Windrush songs

    How does a poet represent two distinctly different cultures in their work? How did James Berry interpret his experience and those of other Jamaican’s that...

    By The iTunes U team

    Listen now: James Berry: Windrush songs

    Audio

    20 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    19 Oct 2011

  • James Berry: Windrush songs

    Featuring: Audio Audio
    James Berry: Windrush songs Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University 2011
    Introductory level Duration 20 mins Updated 19 Oct 2011
    How does a poet represent two distinctly different cultures in their work? How did...
  • Analysing European Romanticism

    The principal tenets of the movement known as Romanticism first began in Germany and England, with the former pioneering the moral and philosophical beliefs...

    By The iTunes U team

    Listen now: Analysing European Romanticism

    Audio

    1 hour

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    19 Oct 2009

  • Analysing European Romanticism

    Featuring: Audio Audio
    Analysing European Romanticism Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University 2009
    Introductory level Duration 1 hour Updated 19 Oct 2009
    The principal tenets of the movement known as Romanticism first began in Germany...
  • Management: Perspectives and Practice

    HR, Marketing, Finance, Operations and Project Management are all key functions of an organisation. These short audio perspectives give an insight into the...

    By The iTunes U team

    Listen now: Management: Perspectives and Practice

    Audio

    35 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    22 Feb 2012

  • Management: Perspectives and Practice

    Featuring: Audio Audio
    Management: Perspectives and Practice Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University 2012
    Introductory level Duration 35 mins Updated 22 Feb 2012
    HR, Marketing, Finance, Operations and Project Management are all key functions of...
  • Cognitive Psychology

    The consciousness of the human mind has long been a topic of fascination and curiosity amongst writers, artists and psychologists, from Carl Jung and...

    By The iTunes U team

    Listen now: Cognitive Psychology

    Audio

    30 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    13 Apr 2010

  • Cognitive Psychology

    Featuring: Audio Audio
    Cognitive Psychology Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University 2008
    Introductory level Duration 30 mins Updated 13 Apr 2010
    The consciousness of the human mind has long been a topic of fascination and...
  • Critical Social Psychology

    We live in a complex, fast changing and highly social world. One of the most compelling questions we face is how to understand ourselves and other people. ...

    By The iTunes U team

    Watch now: Critical Social Psychology

    Video

    2 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    26 Apr 2009

  • Critical Social Psychology

    Featuring: Video Video
    Critical Social Psychology Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University 2009
    Introductory level Duration 2 hours Updated 26 Apr 2009
    We live in a complex, fast changing and highly social world. One of the most...
  • Crime, Order and Social Control

    Have you ever been the victim of crime? Are you fearful of rising crime rates? Crime is one of contemporary society's most pressing social problems - how...

    By The iTunes U team

    Watch now: Crime, Order and Social Control

    Audio

    2 hours 30 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    14 Dec 2009

  • Crime, Order and Social Control

    Featuring: Video Video Audio Audio
    Crime, Order and Social Control Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University 2008
    Introductory level Duration 2 hours 30 mins Updated 14 Dec 2009
    Have you ever been the victim of crime? Are you fearful of rising crime rates?...
  • 60 Second Adventures in Thought

    Can a cat be both alive and dead? Can a computer think? How does a tortoise beat Achilles in a race? Voiced by comedian David Mitchell, these fast-paced...

    By The iTunes U team

    Watch now: 60 Second Adventures in Thought

    Video

    15 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    28 Sep 2011

  • 60 Second Adventures in Thought

    Featuring: Video Video
    60 Second Adventures in Thought Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University 2011
    Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 28 Sep 2011
    Can a cat be both alive and dead? Can a computer think? How does a tortoise beat...
  • Retail management and marketing

    How do retailers decide where to locate new stores? Why do consumers behave in a particular manner? How does a frozen pea get from harvest to a supermarket...

    By The iTunes U team

    Watch now: Retail management and marketing

    Video

    1 hour 45 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    10 Jun 2011

  • Retail management and marketing

    Featuring: Video Video
    Retail management and marketing Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University 2011
    Introductory level Duration 1 hour 45 mins Updated 10 Jun 2011
    How do retailers decide where to locate new stores? Why do consumers behave in a...
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