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Why are things beautiful?

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Why are things beautiful? Copyrighted image Credit: BBC
Intermediate level Duration 30 mins Updated 21 Nov 2014
The concept of beauty is explored in these short animations. 

What does it mean to be free?

What does it mean to be free? Copyrighted image Credit: BBC
Intermediate level Duration 30 mins Updated 14 Nov 2014
These series of animations explore the question: what does it mean to be free? 

Halloween: What’s the devil got to do with it?

Halloween: What’s the devil got to do with it? Creative commons image Credit: Geckoam under CC-BY-NC-ND licence
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 20 Oct 2014
Why is Halloween, an evening traditionally used to honour the deceased, now associated with all things spooky and gruesome? 

Is it ever morally acceptable to visit a mass murder site?

Is it ever morally acceptable to visit a mass murder site? Creative commons image Credit: Veronica Olivotto under CC-BY-NC-ND-2.0 licence
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 23 Sep 2014
Why are ‘Jack the Ripper’ tours or visiting sites of genocide in Auschwitz or Cambodia deemed acceptable but the more recent ‘Yorkshire Ripper’...

What happens when you try to put a value on everything?

What happens when you try to put a value on everything? Copyrighted image Credit: King Ho Yim | Dreamstime.com
Duration 10 mins Updated 02 Jul 2014
Should we downgrade statistics' triple-a rating? Has the rush to put a figure on everything had a negative impact on how we do politics?

The ancient conflict

The ancient conflict Creative commons image Credit: B9TRIBECAlicensedfor reuse under CC BY-ND 3.0
Introductory level Updated 02 May 2013
Enjoy a philosophical exploration of the ancient conflict that simmers between Star Trek's Spock and  McCoy

60 second adventures in economics: Rational Choice Theory

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60 second adventures in economics: Rational Choice Theory Creative commons image Credit: The Open University
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 18 Sep 2012
People are pretty rational. But not quite rational enough for the good of the economy.

60 second adventures in economics: The Impossible Trinity

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60 second adventures in economics: The Impossible Trinity Creative commons image Credit: The Open University
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 18 Sep 2012
Nations want it all - currency flows, low interest rates and stable exchange rates. Dream on, nations, you've got to choose.

60 second adventures in economics: The Principle Of Comparative Advantage

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60 second adventures in economics: The Principle Of Comparative Advantage Creative commons image Credit: The Open University
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 18 Sep 2012
Why do countries sign free trade agreements? It's not just because they get to keep the pens, but to try to take advantage of their comparative...

60 second adventures in economics: The Phillips Curve

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60 second adventures in economics: The Phillips Curve Creative commons image Credit: The Open University
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 18 Sep 2012
Bob Phillips took some time out of crocodile hunting to have a stab at explaining how wages, prices and unemployment interplay.