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  • What is National Insurance and what is it used for? Creative commons image Icon By comedy_nose via Flickr under Creative Commons license under Creative-Commons license

    What is National Insurance and what is it used for?

    By Jonquil Lowe

    Before Phillip Hammond backed down on his plans to change National Insurance rates for the self-employed, the OU's...

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    Article

    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    15 Mar 2017

  • What is National Insurance and what is it used for?

    What is National Insurance and what is it used for? Creative commons image Icon By comedy_nose via Flickr under Creative Commons license under Creative-Commons license
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 15 Mar 2017
    Before Phillip Hammond backed down on his plans to change National Insurance rates for the self-employed, the OU's Jonquil Lowe explored why the proposals...
  • Remembering Peter and John Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University / Karen Parker

    Remembering Peter and John

    By Dr Daniel Weinbren

    In the light of the recent deaths of two colleagues in Social Sciences, we have put together collective obituaries to...

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    Article

    Updated on:

    13 Mar 2017

  • Remembering Peter and John

    Remembering Peter and John Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University / Karen Parker
    Updated 13 Mar 2017
    In the light of the recent deaths of two colleagues in Social Sciences, we have put together collective obituaries to remember their careers supporting...
  • The environmental costs of Trump’s wall Creative commons image Icon Loco Steve under CC-BY-SA licence under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license

    The environmental costs of Trump’s wall

    By Dr Shonil Bhagwat

    Trump's wall will not only have long-lasting impact on human society, but also severe ecological consequences.

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    Article

    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    17 Feb 2017

  • The environmental costs of Trump’s wall

    The environmental costs of Trump’s wall Creative commons image Icon Loco Steve under CC-BY-SA licence under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 17 Feb 2017
    Trump's wall will not only have long-lasting impact on human society, but also severe ecological consequences.
  • Trump - an appeal for enlightenment Creative commons image Icon IoSonoUnaFotoCamera under CC-BY-SA licence under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license

    Trump - an appeal for enlightenment

    By Dr Volker Patent

    Trust in politics is complex beyond the personality of political candidates, but can shed some light into the...

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    Article

    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    16 Feb 2017

  • Trump - an appeal for enlightenment

    Trump - an appeal for enlightenment Creative commons image Icon IoSonoUnaFotoCamera under CC-BY-SA licence under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 16 Feb 2017
    Trust in politics is complex beyond the personality of political candidates, but can shed some light into the emergence of Trump, as well as on the potential...
  • Three weeks in June and one night in November Creative commons image Icon Duncan Hull under CC-BY licence under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license

    Three weeks in June and one night in November

    By Dr Simon Carter

    In the bleak year of 2016, Britain voted to leave the EU, and Donald Trump became the 45th American president. Both...

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    Article

    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    01 Feb 2017

  • Three weeks in June and one night in November

    Three weeks in June and one night in November Creative commons image Icon Duncan Hull under CC-BY licence under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 01 Feb 2017
    In the bleak year of 2016, Britain voted to leave the EU, and Donald Trump became the 45th American president. Both events will have dramatic and long...
  • PodMag January 2017 Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University

    PodMag January 2017

    By Dr Richard Heffernan, Agnes Czajka, Dr William Brown

    PodMag is the monthly update of news, views and interviews from the Faculty of Social Sciences and Arts (FASS) at The...

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    Audio

    20 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    25 Jan 2017

  • PodMag January 2017

    Featuring: Audio Audio
    PodMag January 2017 Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University
    Introductory level Duration 20 mins Updated 25 Jan 2017
    PodMag is the monthly update of news, views and interviews from the Faculty of Social Sciences and Arts (FASS) at The Open University.
  • PodMag December 2016 Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University

    PodMag December 2016

    By Dr Meg John Barker, Professor Marie Gillespie

    PodMag is the monthly update of news, views and interviews from the Faculty of Social Sciences and Arts (FASS) at The...

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    Audio

    20 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    21 Dec 2016

  • PodMag December 2016

    Featuring: Audio Audio
    PodMag December 2016 Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University
    Introductory level Duration 20 mins Updated 21 Dec 2016
    PodMag is the monthly update of news, views and interviews from the Faculty of Social Sciences and Arts (FASS) at The Open University.
  • Climate change: the kale smoothie of TV Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Artwork by Gary Edwards © The Open University

    Climate change: the kale smoothie of TV

    By Dr Joe Smith

    Is climate change the kale smoothie of TV schedules: unappealing but somehow fashionable and even essential to the...

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    Article

    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    13 Dec 2016

  • Climate change: the kale smoothie of TV

    Climate change: the kale smoothie of TV Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Artwork by Gary Edwards © The Open University
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 13 Dec 2016
    Is climate change the kale smoothie of TV schedules: unappealing but somehow fashionable and even essential to the diet? 
  • Autumn Statement 2016: Tories shift to growth strategy in an Ed Balls-style pirouette Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Artwork by Catherine Pain © The Open University

    Autumn Statement 2016: Tories shift to growth strategy in an Ed Balls-style pirouette

    By Alan Shipman

    Philip Hammond's first Autumn Statement bears a striking resemblance to Ed Balls' ideas six years earlier, Alan...

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    Article

    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    09 Dec 2016

  • Autumn Statement 2016: Tories shift to growth strategy in an Ed Balls-style pirouette

    Autumn Statement 2016: Tories shift to growth strategy in an Ed Balls-style pirouette Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Artwork by Catherine Pain © The Open University
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 09 Dec 2016
    Philip Hammond's first Autumn Statement bears a striking resemblance to Ed Balls' ideas six years earlier, Alan Shipman uncovers.
  • PodMag November 2016 Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University

    PodMag November 2016

    By Professor Graham Harvey, Professor Gwilym Beckerlegge, Dr Paul-François Tremlett

    PodMag is the monthly update of news, views and interviews from the Faculty of Social Sciences and Arts (FASS) at The...

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    Audio

    20 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    28 Nov 2016

  • PodMag November 2016

    Featuring: Audio Audio
    PodMag November 2016 Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University
    Introductory level Duration 20 mins Updated 28 Nov 2016
    PodMag is the monthly update of news, views and interviews from the Faculty of Social Sciences and Arts (FASS) at The Open University.