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Sins of the mouth

Sins of the mouth Creative commons image Credit: Catherine Pain New content
Duration 10 mins Updated 09 Apr 2015
Who are the gluttons, the obese or the advertisers who make chocolate so sexy and irresistible?

'TTIPing' over the democratic edge

'TTIPing' over the democratic edge Creative commons image Credit: Catherine Pain
Duration 15 mins Updated 30 Mar 2015
Creating a TTIP between the EU and the USA presents a great threat to the national EU member states' sovereignty, says Roger Rees.

Breadline Britain

Breadline Britain Creative commons image Credit: Catherine Pain
Duration 10 mins Updated 27 Mar 2015
Research suggests that the next five years will see more people in the UK in poverty.  

Will pension reform give older people the freedom they seek?

Will pension reform give older people the freedom they seek? Creative commons image Credit: Catherine Pain
Duration 5 mins Updated 16 Mar 2015
As the Chancellor seeks to unlock more pension savings, are there risks alongside the benefits on offer?

Left or right? What should we do about political bias in the Social Sciences

Left or right? What should we do about political bias in the Social Sciences Creative commons image Credit: Gary Edwards
Duration 10 mins Updated 13 Mar 2015
The question of bias in academic disciplines is one that has resurfaced in recent years, particular in relation to the Social Sciences. 

Beyond formal learning – supporting communities of life-long learners

Beyond formal learning – supporting communities of life-long learners Creative commons image Credit: Gary Edwards
Duration 10 mins Updated 09 Mar 2015
The OU fostered the collective construction of knowledge by helping learners build social connetctions, and by offering realistic objectives and...

Climate change: Think risk not fact

Climate change: Think risk not fact Creative commons image Credit: Catherine Pain
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 02 Mar 2015
Dr. Joe Smith, Senior Lecturer in Environment at The Open University discusses how we should focus on risk when looking at climate change. 

How Obamacare is reaching young invincibles through digital technologies

How Obamacare is reaching young invincibles through digital technologies Creative commons image Credit: Catherine Pain
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 27 Feb 2015
Reaching the under-35s by using digital technologies is crucial to the success of the insurance campaign from the Obama administration.

The government's new pension service has one fatal flaw

The government's new pension service has one fatal flaw Creative commons image Credit: Catherine Pain
Duration 10 mins Updated 20 Feb 2015
Can the government's new Pension Wise service really give people the pension freedoms?

An OU Vision for the 21st Century?

An OU Vision for the 21st Century? Creative commons image Credit: Catherine Pain
Duration 10 mins Updated 13 Feb 2015
As the OU prepares to welcome new VC, Peter Horrocks, later this year, it might be a good moment to ‘take stock’ and reflect on both where we have...