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  • 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

    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

    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

    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...
  • Beginners’ Chinese

    Do you want to learn some basics in Mandarin Chinese? The tracks presented here are designed to give you a taste of Mandarin Chinese language and culture....

    By The iTunes U team

    Listen now: Beginners’ Chinese

    Audio

    50 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    04 Jun 2010

  • Beginners’ Chinese

    Beginners’ Chinese Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University 2010
    Introductory level Duration 50 mins Updated 04 Jun 2010
    Do you want to learn some basics in Mandarin Chinese? The tracks presented here...
  • 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

    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...
  • Cooperation, anarchy and interdependence

    How can the World Trade Organisation (WTO) control international states ...

    By The iTunes U team

    Listen now: Cooperation, anarchy and interdependence

    Audio

    35 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    28 May 2010

  • Cooperation, anarchy and interdependence

    Cooperation, anarchy and interdependence Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University 2010
    Introductory level Duration 35 mins Updated 28 May 2010
    How can the World Trade Organisation (WTO) control international states ...
  • Sacking Prime Ministers

    Over the past one hundred years, only two British prime ministers, Stanley Baldwin and Harold Wilson have left Number 10 entirely voluntarily, the electorate...

    By The iTunes U team

    Watch now: Sacking Prime Ministers

    Video

    15 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    05 May 2010

  • Sacking Prime Ministers

    Sacking Prime Ministers Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University 2010
    Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 05 May 2010
    Over the past one hundred years, only two British prime ministers, Stanley Baldwin...
  • Politics as performance

    The great US President Abraham Lincoln famously said ‘You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you can...

    By The iTunes U team

    Watch now: Politics as performance

    Video

    15 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    05 May 2010

  • Politics as performance

    Politics as performance Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University 2010
    Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 05 May 2010
    The great US President Abraham Lincoln famously said ‘You can fool some of the...
  • Investigating bacterial communication

    Can bacteria communicate with each other, and if they do communicate, how and why do they do so? And how might understanding the mechanisms of bacterial...

    By The iTunes U team

    Watch now: Investigating bacterial communication

    Audio

    25 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    28 Apr 2010

  • Investigating bacterial communication

    Investigating bacterial communication Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University 2010
    Introductory level Duration 25 mins Updated 28 Apr 2010
    Can bacteria communicate with each other, and if they do communicate, how and why...
  • Technology, networks and international order

    How have technological change and the rise in organised networks affected international order? William Brown, Senior Lecturer in Government and Politics, is...

    By The iTunes U team

    Listen now: Technology, networks and international order

    Audio

    25 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    28 Apr 2010

  • Technology, networks and international order

    Technology, networks and international order Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University 2010
    Introductory level Duration 25 mins Updated 28 Apr 2010
    How have technological change and the rise in organised networks affected...
  • Investigating ageing

    We might think we know what ageing is, but it’s surprisingly difficult to pin down. In this album a 70-year-old fashion model and her 17-year-old grand...

    By The iTunes U team

    Watch now: Investigating ageing

    Audio

    30 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    20 Apr 2010

  • Investigating ageing

    Investigating ageing Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University 2008
    Introductory level Duration 30 mins Updated 20 Apr 2010
    We might think we know what ageing is, but it’s surprisingly difficult to pin down...
  • Ethics in real life

    Ethical standards play a key role in the conduct of individuals and societies. This audio album contains three tracks that examine the basics of ethical...

    By The iTunes U team

    Listen now: Ethics in real life

    Audio

    50 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    20 Apr 2010

  • Ethics in real life

    Ethics in real life Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University 2009
    Introductory level Duration 50 mins Updated 20 Apr 2010
    Ethical standards play a key role in the conduct of individuals and societies. ...
  • Science Communication and Public Engagement

    The adaptation of H.G. Wells’ novel ‘The War of The Worlds’ in 1938 showed the power of radio to capture listeners’ imagination through science-fiction - ...

    By The iTunes U team

    Watch now: Science Communication and Public Engagement

    Audio

    1 hour 15 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    19 Apr 2010

  • Science Communication and Public Engagement

    Science Communication and Public Engagement Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University 2010
    Introductory level Duration 1 hour 15 mins Updated 19 Apr 2010
    The adaptation of H.G. Wells’ novel ‘The War of The Worlds’ in 1938 showed the...
  • Integrated health, safety and environmental management

    Just how dangerous is the everyday workplace? What can be done to mitigate risks and avoid hazards? And what trade-offs have to be made between the competing...

    By The iTunes U team

    Watch now: Integrated health, safety and environmental management

    Audio

    1 hour 15 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    19 Apr 2010

  • Integrated health, safety and environmental management

    Integrated health, safety and environmental management Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University 2010
    Introductory level Duration 1 hour 15 mins Updated 19 Apr 2010
    Just how dangerous is the everyday workplace? What can be done to mitigate risks...
  • Space, Time and Consciousness

    Is space just another name for nothing? What is time and how does it relate to space? Will we ever understand the relationship between consciousness and the...

    By The iTunes U team

    Watch now: Space, Time and Consciousness

    Audio

    1 hour 45 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    13 Apr 2010

  • Space, Time and Consciousness

    Space, Time and Consciousness Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University 2010
    Introductory level Duration 1 hour 45 mins Updated 13 Apr 2010
    Is space just another name for nothing? What is time and how does it relate to...
  • Introducing Religions

    Why study religion? An understanding of the world’s religious traditions is crucial in helping us to appreciate not just the varied forms of belief and...

    By The iTunes U team

    Watch now: Introducing Religions

    Audio

    1 hour 45 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    13 Apr 2010

  • Introducing Religions

    Introducing Religions Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University 2008
    Introductory level Duration 1 hour 45 mins Updated 13 Apr 2010
    Why study religion? An understanding of the world’s religious traditions is...
  • World Archaeology

    How do archaeologists investigate and understand ancient sites and civilisations? Interpreting archaeological evidence accurately and methodically is the key...

    By The iTunes U team

    Listen now: World Archaeology

    Audio

    1 hour

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    13 Apr 2010

  • World Archaeology

    World Archaeology Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University 2008
    Introductory level Duration 1 hour Updated 13 Apr 2010
    How do archaeologists investigate and understand ancient sites and civilisations?...
  • Islam in the West

    This course is designed to stimulate informed debate about the role of Islam in western societies. Issues explored include the diversity of western Muslim...

    By The iTunes U team

    Listen now: Islam in the West

    Audio

    30 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    13 Apr 2010

  • Islam in the West

    Islam in the West Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University 2008
    Introductory level Duration 30 mins Updated 13 Apr 2010
    This course is designed to stimulate informed debate about the role of Islam in...
  • Religion Today

    Religion is a powerful force in today’s world, as almost any newspaper or news broadcast will make clear. Inextricably linked with nationalism, popular...

    By The iTunes U team

    Watch now: Religion Today

    Audio

    2 hours 30 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    13 Apr 2010

  • Religion Today

    Religion Today Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University 2008
    Introductory level Duration 2 hours 30 mins Updated 13 Apr 2010
    Religion is a powerful force in today’s world, as almost any newspaper or news...
  • This Sporting Planet

    Sport is a massive global phenomenon. Events and sporting heroes attract an enormous amount of interest. What’s going on? Why do sporting heroes matter so...

    By The iTunes U team

    Listen now: This Sporting Planet

    Audio

    1 hour 30 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    13 Apr 2010

  • This Sporting Planet

    This Sporting Planet Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University 2009
    Introductory level Duration 1 hour 30 mins Updated 13 Apr 2010
    Sport is a massive global phenomenon. Events and sporting heroes attract an...
  • Politics

    Governments across the world have to make controversial decisions everyday. Whether it be raising taxes, cutting budgets or going to war, there will always...

    By The iTunes U team

    Watch now: Politics

    Audio

    1 hour 15 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    13 Apr 2010

  • Politics

    Politics Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University 2008
    Introductory level Duration 1 hour 15 mins Updated 13 Apr 2010
    Governments across the world have to make controversial decisions everyday....
  • 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

    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...
  • Understanding Cities

    At the beginning of the 21st century, more than half the world’s population live in cities. Issues about governance, intensification of social relationships...

    By The iTunes U team

    Listen now: Understanding Cities

    Audio

    2 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    13 Apr 2010

  • Understanding Cities

    Understanding Cities Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University 2008
    Introductory level Duration 2 hours Updated 13 Apr 2010
    At the beginning of the 21st century, more than half the world’s population live...
  • Introduction to sport, fitness and management

    This series of tracks looks at Health and Fitness centres and how they are run as well as providing an insight into the training of future elite athletes in...

    By The iTunes U team

    Watch now: Introduction to sport, fitness and management

    Audio

    1 hour

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    13 Apr 2010

  • Introduction to sport, fitness and management

    Introduction to sport, fitness and management Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University 2008
    Introductory level Duration 1 hour Updated 13 Apr 2010
    This series of tracks looks at Health and Fitness centres and how they are run as...
  • Working and Learning In Sport and Fitness

    Want to improve your professionalism and effectiveness in the workplace? This album explains how to develop reflective skills and improve leadership...

    By The iTunes U team

    Watch now: Working and Learning In Sport and Fitness

    Audio

    40 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    13 Apr 2010

  • Working and Learning In Sport and Fitness

    Working and Learning In Sport and Fitness Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University 2008
    Introductory level Duration 40 mins Updated 13 Apr 2010
    Want to improve your professionalism and effectiveness in the workplace? This...
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