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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 New content
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...

Society Matters

Society Matters Creative commons image Credit: Catherine Pain & Gary Edwards
Updated 04 Feb 2015
As we mark the first anniversary of Society Matters on OpenLearn, we introduce the new editor and get to meet the team.

Prisoner students - learning to escape?

Prisoner students - learning to escape? Creative commons image Credit: Gary Edwards
Duration 10 mins Updated 27 Jan 2015
As the government gears up to making universities and prisons responsible for deterring radicalisation can The Open University (OU) look...

Europe's lost art of money-making

Europe's lost art of money-making Creative commons image Credit: Gary Edwards
Duration 10 mins Updated 23 Jan 2015
European Central Bank just announced its first step into Quantitative Easing (QE), but can injecting money into the economy single-handedly save...

A tribute to Charlie Hebdo massacre

A tribute to Charlie Hebdo massacre Creative commons image Credit: Gary Edwards
Updated 13 Jan 2015
Society Matters cartoonist Gary Edwards pays his tribute to the victims of the Charlie Hebdo massacre.

Producing medicines in Africa will only work if they can be distributed properly

Producing medicines in Africa will only work if they can be distributed properly Creative commons image Credit: Gary Edwards
Duration 10 mins Updated 12 Jan 2015
In times of austerity, new thinking and innovations in the way medicines are distributed may well be what African countries need most urgently.

Why the idea of fair, affordable care in the US is still a problem

Why the idea of fair, affordable care in the US is still a problem Creative commons image Credit: Catherine Pain
Updated 24 Dec 2014
Health insurance and broccoli are both good for people but it does not follow that it is good for the state to mandate their consumption, Liz...

University courses for prisoners could reduce re-offending rates

University courses for prisoners could reduce re-offending rates Creative commons image Credit: Gary Edwards
Updated 23 Dec 2014
Can higher education enable former prisoners to overcome some of the many barriers they face after release from prison?