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Will gay rights and feminist movements please return to your assumptions?

Will gay rights and feminist movements please return to your assumptions? Creative commons image Credit: Catherine Pain New content
Updated 21 Jul 2014
We need a broader based education about gender and sexual diversity and to move away from simplistic binary labels, writes Meg Barker.

Damned by doublespeak

Damned by doublespeak Creative commons image Credit: Catherine Pain New content
Updated 18 Jul 2014
From mission statements, to political revelations, nothing is what it seems, writes Steve Woods.

Is your given name likely to become extinct?

Is your given name likely to become extinct? Creative commons image Credit: Gary Edwards New content
Updated 15 Jul 2014
Dick Skellington revisits the curious and changing world of names and shows just why they are important for our life chances.

Is the National Trust in crisis?

Is the National Trust in crisis? Copyrighted image Credit: Catherine Pain
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 10 Jul 2014
Our ageing society is struggling to manage its national treasures, writes Dick Skellington

The Trojan Horse gallops on

The Trojan Horse gallops on Copyrighted image Credit: Catherine Pain
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 03 Jul 2014
We need a more considered and balanced approach to school governance and not succumb to short term judgements, writes Jacqueline Baxter

Spurious correlations: margarine linked to divorce

Spurious correlations: margarine linked to divorce Copyrighted image Credit: Catherine Pain
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 30 Jun 2014
A website set up by a student at Harvard teaches us to look carefully at statistics. And it's fun at the same time, reports James Fletcher. 

Peering through beer goggles: the pub that wants to improve your health

Peering through beer goggles: the pub that wants to improve your health Copyrighted image Credit: Gary Edwards
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 26 Jun 2014
Psychologists at London South Bank University have cunningly disguised a lab as a pub in order to research our drinking habits, writes Caroline...

Credibility of the police under scrutiny as fears mount of unchallenged racism

Credibility of the police under scrutiny as fears mount of unchallenged racism Copyrighted image Credit: Gary Edwards
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 23 Jun 2014
Only one per cent of racist complaints against the police are upheld, writes Dick Skellington

Can the world really work without a bank?

Can the world really work without a bank? Creative commons image Credit: Catherine Pain
Updated 17 Jun 2014
A new phenomenon - crowd funding - will mean a bankless world could be possible. And for the first time what gets funded could reflect the...