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Surfing and the perfect wave
The prefect wave is the stuff of legend amongst surfing communities...
Surfing is now a popular pastime around the world, but just a few decades ago there were only a handful of places... Read more: The history of surfing
The Whin Sill
The sill is just part of the range of rocks which make up the British Isles...
Discover the unique landscape of the British Isles with our interactive Geology Toolkit, featuring a geology timeline... Launch now: Geology toolkit
The rocks and minerals that lie beneath the surface of the UK Read more: What's Beneath Our Feet?
Our prehistoric ancestors lives are sometimes glimpsed...
It's not a henge - and it wasn't meant to be in the sea... Read more: Seahenge
Bringing something new to a story that everyone thinks they know: That's the challenge for the Timewatch team. Read more: Stonehenge: Timewatch Team diary
Not everyone agrees with Darvill and Wainwright's latest theory about the purpose of Stonehenge. Olwen Williams... Read more: Stonehenge - another perspective
Outline of how to make a metal detector, one of the scientists' challenges on the BBC/OU series Rough Science 3 Read more: Metal detector
Once the home of shipmakers, what future awaits Clydebank now?
Clydebank may no longer be a shipbuilding powerhouse, but the Queen Elizabeth 2 and others were constructed... Read more: Clydebuilt
Clydebank and Singer's Creative commons image Credit: Stacy Jackson, reproduced under CC-BY-ND licence
Shipbuilding tied Clydebank into the British Empire, but the town’s global links were cemented by foreign... Read more: Clydebank and Singer's
Clydebank has a proud industrial and manufacturing past, with workers most notably providing hardware for textile... Read more: Clydebank - strife and strikes
Clydebank's shipbuilding days are over, but the area's future is looking up. Read more: Clydebank today
Crude oil and troubled waters
Cleaning up our modern mess...
Oil and water: Why do we value oil? Featuring: Video Audio Creative commons image Credit: By JFabra via Flickr under Creative Commons licence
Patricia Ash explains why we take the risk of drilling in the first place. Watch now: Oil and water: Why do we value oil?
Sometimes, clearing up an oil spill actually makes things worse. Patricia Ash explains why. Watch now: Oil and water: How do you clean up?
Oil and water: What's happened in the Gulf? Featuring: Video Audio Copyrighted image Credit: Dreamstime
The massive oil spill off the coast of the US is dominating headlines. Patricia Ash looks at what's going on in... Watch now: Oil and water: What's happened in the Gulf?
A stopover for migrating birds...
Heligoland: the birds' pit stop Featuring: Video Audio Copyrighted image Credit: BBC Natural History Unit
Heligoland is perfectly placed for birds to take a break during the long commute, says Patricia Ash. Watch now: Heligoland: the birds' pit stop
Patricia Ash explains why a cull of the rats on Lundy might preserve the island as a breeding ground of puffins and... Watch now: The puffins and rats of Lundy
Using a miniature video camera to watch wildlife is becoming very popular – and it's not too expensive! Read more: Live from the nestbox
The total area of garden space in the UK is probably greater than that of all the nation's nature reserves.... Launch now: Make a bird house
Soothing sounds of the sea
You can enjoy the sea by just listening...
David Sharp takes his microphone and shell into a recording studio to find out why you can hear the sounds of the sea... Listen now: The sea sounds experiment
George Revill considers the synergy between sound waves and ocean waves - how the coast of Britain has inspired the... Read more: Scoring the Shoreline
Learn more about ultrasound and infrasonic communication Read more: What Do Human Ears Miss?
Sea cliff climbing
You have to sort out your head before you scramble up the face...
What is it that drives people to climb up sheer cliff walls - and how do they prepare mentally? Mark Brandon offers a... Listen now: View from a cliff-side: sea-cliff climbing
Tom Daley, Jessia Ennis and other athletes explain their mental preparation and pre-performance routines in this... Watch now: Olympic Dreams: Getting into the zone
Eating to win: Activity, diet and weight control Free Course Featuring: Video Copyrighted image Credit: Used with permission
This unit examines the importance of nutrition in physical activity, sport weight management. The role that physical... Try: Eating to win: Activity, diet and weight control now
Our Coast experts gather together to remember their time on the series.
The fifth series of Coast marks the end of a relationship between the Coast production team and Open University... Watch now: Coast: The Roundtable
The Coast screensaver has been retired Featuring: Activity Copyrighted image Credit: BBC / The Open University / Oxigen
The Coast Screensaver is no longer available. Launch now: The Coast screensaver has been retired
Keep in touch with The Open University, and find out about our courses and programmes. Read more: Coast 2010 - Stay in touch
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