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  • 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: 2 Intermediate

    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
    Intermediate level Duration 2 hours Updated 01 Oct 2010
    How do biology, psychology and social science contribute to our understanding of...
  • Fire and Ice

    How are volcanoes created? And how can scientists re-construct eruptions from many thousands of years ago? On a field trip to Iceland, Dr Dave McGarvie...

    By The iTunes U team

    Listen now: Fire and Ice

    Audio

    15 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    01 Oct 2010

  • Fire and Ice

    Featuring: Audio Audio
    Fire and Ice Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University 2010
    Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 01 Oct 2010
    How are volcanoes created? And how can scientists re-construct eruptions from many...
  • Exploring Law

    Should we have the right to die? Should lawyers be passionate? Why are women still poorly represented in law? And since when did judges decide become of such...

    By The iTunes U team

    Listen now: Exploring Law

    Audio

    1 hour 15 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    01 Oct 2010

  • Exploring Law

    Featuring: Audio Audio
    Exploring Law Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University 2010
    Introductory level Duration 1 hour 15 mins Updated 01 Oct 2010
    Should we have the right to die? Should lawyers be passionate? Why are women still...
  • Imagining Scientists

    Why does the stereotype of a scientist with mad hair, big spex, white coat endure and how does this image relate to what 21st century scientists actually...

    By The iTunes U team

    Listen now: Imagining Scientists

    Audio

    15 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    16 Sep 2010

  • Imagining Scientists

    Featuring: Audio Audio
    Imagining Scientists Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University 2010
    Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 16 Sep 2010
    Why does the stereotype of a scientist with mad hair, big spex, white coat endure...
  • Mind the Medicine Gap

    Vanessa lives in London. She has cancer. Lemlem lives in rural Ethiopia. She has typhoid. Most people would agree that both women should have similar access...

    By The iTunes U team

    Listen now: Mind the Medicine Gap

    Audio

    20 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    16 Sep 2010

  • Mind the Medicine Gap

    Featuring: Audio Audio
    Mind the Medicine Gap Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University 2010
    Introductory level Duration 20 mins Updated 16 Sep 2010
    Vanessa lives in London. She has cancer. Lemlem lives in rural Ethiopia. She has...
  • Enterprising Times

    How are Britain's small business entrepreneurs leading the country out of the recession? Research by The Open University Business School suggests that...

    By The iTunes U team

    Listen now: Enterprising Times

    Audio

    20 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    16 Sep 2010

  • Enterprising Times

    Featuring: Audio Audio
    Enterprising Times Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University 2010
    Introductory level Duration 20 mins Updated 16 Sep 2010
    How are Britain's small business entrepreneurs leading the country out of the...
  • Money and Emotions

    How do emotions affect financial decisions? Is their impact always bad, or are emotions an important part of making good financial decisions? Can a better...

    By The iTunes U team

    Listen now: Money and Emotions

    Audio

    20 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    16 Sep 2010

  • Money and Emotions

    Featuring: Audio Audio
    Money and Emotions Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University 2010
    Introductory level Duration 20 mins Updated 16 Sep 2010
    How do emotions affect financial decisions? Is their impact always bad, or are...
  • Secret History of Sterilisation

    The history of the sterilisation of women with learning disabilities is highly controversial and remains, to a large extent, a secret. Preventing...

    By The iTunes U team

    Listen now: Secret History of Sterilisation

    Audio

    20 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    16 Sep 2010

  • Secret History of Sterilisation

    Featuring: Audio Audio
    Secret History of Sterilisation Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University 2010
    Introductory level Duration 20 mins Updated 16 Sep 2010
    The history of the sterilisation of women with learning disabilities is highly...
  • Myth in the Greek and Roman Worlds: the Temple of Diana at Nemi

    How was mythology used by ancient Romans in their everyday lives? At Nemi to the south of Rome, the sanctuary of the goddess Diana provides us with a...

    By The iTunes U team

    Watch now: Myth in the Greek and Roman Worlds: the Temple of Diana at Nemi

    Audio

    45 mins

    Level: 3 Advanced

    Updated on:

    17 Aug 2010

  • A tribute to the world of myth: Ovid and Holkham Hall

    How do the themes of classical mythology come to be refashioned through the ages? Holkham Hall in Norfolk, England, is the estate of an 18th century...

    By The iTunes U team

    Watch now: A tribute to the world of myth: Ovid and Holkham Hall

    Audio

    50 mins

    Level: 3 Advanced

    Updated on:

    17 Aug 2010

  • A tribute to the world of myth: Ovid and Holkham Hall

    Featuring: Video Video Audio Audio
    A tribute to the world of myth: Ovid and Holkham Hall Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University 2010
    Advanced level Duration 50 mins Updated 17 Aug 2010
    How do the themes of classical mythology come to be refashioned through the ages?...
  • Pygmalion meets Buffy the Vampire Slayer

    The popular American TV series "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" spanned seven seasons and gained a cult following. But how is it linked to the culture of ancient...

    By The iTunes U team

    Watch now: Pygmalion meets Buffy the Vampire Slayer

    Audio

    55 mins

    Level: 3 Advanced

    Updated on:

    17 Aug 2010

  • Pygmalion meets Buffy the Vampire Slayer

    Featuring: Video Video Audio Audio
    Pygmalion meets Buffy the Vampire Slayer Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University 2010
    Advanced level Duration 55 mins Updated 17 Aug 2010
    The popular American TV series "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" spanned seven seasons...
  • Letter to a Climate Sceptic

    Why is there so much scepticism around climate change? And why does it continue to cause controversy among scientists? In 2009 the ‘Climategate’ news story,...

    By The iTunes U team

    Listen now: Letter to a Climate Sceptic

    Audio

    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    16 Aug 2010

  • Letter to a Climate Sceptic

    Featuring: Audio Audio
    Letter to a Climate Sceptic Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University 2010
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 16 Aug 2010
    Why is there so much scepticism around climate change? And why does it continue to...
  • Newsworthy Lawyers

    Historically judges and lawyers didn’t do interviews, give press conferences or be subject to journalistic scrutiny. Nowadays it is considered a matter of...

    By The iTunes U team

    Listen now: Newsworthy Lawyers

    Audio

    15 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    16 Aug 2010

  • Newsworthy Lawyers

    Featuring: Audio Audio
    Newsworthy Lawyers Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University 2010
    Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 16 Aug 2010
    Historically judges and lawyers didn’t do interviews, give press conferences or be...
  • Women in Law

    Since 2002, the UK has seen the first female President of the Law Society, the first woman Chairman of the Bar, and the first woman at the Court of Appeal....

    By The iTunes U team

    Listen now: Women in Law

    Audio

    15 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    16 Aug 2010

  • Women in Law

    Featuring: Audio Audio
    Women in Law Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University 2010
    Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 16 Aug 2010
    Since 2002, the UK has seen the first female President of the Law Society, the...
  • Witnesses and Evidence

    Can we really expect jurors to fully understand the intricate and complex workings of the legal system? Should we really burden members of the public with...

    By The iTunes U team

    Listen now: Witnesses and Evidence

    Audio

    15 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    16 Aug 2010

  • Witnesses and Evidence

    Featuring: Audio Audio
    Witnesses and Evidence Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University 2010
    Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 16 Aug 2010
    Can we really expect jurors to fully understand the intricate and complex workings...
  • Privacy Laws and the Media

    With privacy and libel cases on the increase, and the recent surge in ‘no win no fee’ law suits, is it now too easy to sue for defamation? And are our...

    By The iTunes U team

    Listen now: Privacy Laws and the Media

    Audio

    15 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    16 Aug 2010

  • Privacy Laws and the Media

    Featuring: Audio Audio
    Privacy Laws and the Media Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University 2010
    Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 16 Aug 2010
    With privacy and libel cases on the increase, and the recent surge in ‘no win no...
  • Right to Die

    In 1961 the Suicide Act made suicide legal in England and Wales but it remained a criminal offence to assist or encourage someone else to commit suicide. In...

    By The iTunes U team

    Listen now: Right to Die

    Audio

    15 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    16 Aug 2010

  • Right to Die

    Featuring: Audio Audio
    Right to Die Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University 2010
    Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 16 Aug 2010
    In 1961 the Suicide Act made suicide legal in England and Wales but it remained a...
  • Innovation: The Environment

    With global warming and climate change increasing, what can we do to tackle this problem? This album explores the economics of lowering carbon emissions and...

    By The iTunes U team

    Watch now: Innovation: The Environment

    Audio

    30 mins

    Level: 3 Advanced

    Updated on:

    11 Aug 2010

  • Innovation: The Environment

    Featuring: Video Video Audio Audio
    Innovation: The Environment Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University 2010
    Advanced level Duration 30 mins Updated 11 Aug 2010
    With global warming and climate change increasing, what can we do to tackle this...
  • 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: 3 Advanced

    Updated on:

    11 Aug 2010

  • The Amartya Sen interviews

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

    In the first decade of the 21st century we saw financial markets collapse, sudden spikes in food prices and projections of major environmental impact from...

    By The iTunes U team

    Watch now: Markets in crisis

    Audio

    25 mins

    Level: 3 Advanced

    Updated on:

    02 Aug 2010

  • Markets in crisis

    Featuring: Video Video Audio Audio
    Markets in crisis Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University 2010
    Advanced level Duration 25 mins Updated 02 Aug 2010
    In the first decade of the 21st century we saw financial markets collapse, sudden...
  • The Politics of Participation

    Why do people choose to vote, or indeed, not to vote? The Open University's Professor Michael Saward is joined by his colleagues Paul Lewis and Richard...

    By The iTunes U team

    Listen now: The Politics of Participation

    Audio

    25 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    25 Jun 2010

  • The Politics of Participation

    Featuring: Audio Audio
    The Politics of Participation Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University 2010
    Introductory level Duration 25 mins Updated 25 Jun 2010
    Why do people choose to vote, or indeed, not to vote? The Open University's...
  • Surviving the 21st Century

    Leading cosmologist Professor Martin Rees once famously said that the human race has only a 50 per cent chance of surviving the 21st century. Current...

    By The iTunes U team

    Listen now: Surviving the 21st Century

    Audio

    15 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    25 Jun 2010

  • Surviving the 21st Century

    Featuring: Audio Audio
    Surviving the 21st Century Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University 2010
    Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 25 Jun 2010
    Leading cosmologist Professor Martin Rees once famously said that the human race...
  • The Passionate Advocate

    Should lawyers be passionate? Or should the argument stand or fall on its merits – and not on the dramatic abilities of its advocate? Professor Gary Slapper,...

    By The iTunes U team

    Listen now: The Passionate Advocate

    Audio

    15 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    25 Jun 2010

  • The Passionate Advocate

    Featuring: Audio Audio
    The Passionate Advocate Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University 2010
    Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 25 Jun 2010
    Should lawyers be passionate? Or should the argument stand or fall on its merits –...
  • The Future For Finance

    The financial crisis of 2008 has been widely blamed on poor regulation of financial institutions and the bonus driven casino culture. So what measures are...

    By The iTunes U team

    Listen now: The Future For Finance

    Audio

    25 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    04 Jun 2010

  • The Future For Finance

    Featuring: Audio Audio
    The Future For Finance Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University 2010
    Introductory level Duration 25 mins Updated 04 Jun 2010
    The financial crisis of 2008 has been widely blamed on poor regulation of...
  • Social marketing

    Have you ever wondered how marketing techniques have been used to promote positive social change? In a series of lively interviews, Professor Gerard Hastings...

    By The iTunes U team

    Listen now: Social marketing

    Audio

    1 hour 30 mins

    Level: 3 Advanced

    Updated on:

    28 May 2010

  • Social marketing

    Featuring: Audio Audio
    Social marketing Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University 2010
    Advanced level Duration 1 hour 30 mins Updated 28 May 2010
    Have you ever wondered how marketing techniques have been used to promote positive...
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