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Russell Stannard is Professor Emeritus of Physics at The Open University.

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Boundaries of the knowable

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Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 25 Feb 2010
Professor Russell Stannard OBE delves into the question of whether we can ever go beyond the boundaries of what we know.

Consciousness and the limits of science

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Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 25 Feb 2010
Professor Russell Stannard asks how can we ever understand the relationship between consciousness and the physical brain.

Are we really free to choose?

Are we really free to choose? Copyrighted image Credit: By Famosissimo Biole via Flickr under Creative Commons licence
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 25 Feb 2010
All day long we have to make choices. Professor Russell Stannard asks if we’re really free to choose.

The meaningless Big Bang question

The meaningless Big Bang question Copyrighted image Credit: Production team
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 25 Feb 2010
Professor Russell Stannard explores what kind of universe we live in and what caused the Big Bang.

ET, life and the universe

ET, life and the universe Copyrighted image Credit: Production team
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 25 Feb 2010
Is there intelligent life out there? Professor Russell Stannard examines various possibilities, and our chances of ever finding out about them.

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