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PodMag November 2016

Featuring: Audio Audio
PodMag November 2016 Copyrighted image Copyright: The Open University New content
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.

Today’s immigration laws have teeth, and their bite is toxic for people seeking asylum

Today’s immigration laws have teeth, and their bite is toxic for people seeking asylum Copyrighted image Copyright: Artwork by Catherine Pain © The Open University
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 22 Nov 2016
The tightening of the immigration regime in the UK has made life full of uncertainty and injustice, for those seeking sanctuary in Liverpool and...

Think entertainment is violent today? The Victorians were much, much worse

Think entertainment is violent today? The Victorians were much, much worse Copyrighted image Copyright: Artwork by Gary Edwards © The Open University
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 15 Nov 2016
Sweeney Todd vs Grand Theft Auto? Dr Rosalind Crone tells us why they liked a good hanging back in the day. 

What missing lander means for Europe’s quest to find life on Mars

What missing lander means for Europe’s quest to find life on Mars Copyrighted image Copyright: Artwork by Catherine Pain © The Open University
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 09 Nov 2016
Loss of the Mars lander from its recent probe is diappointing, but the search for life on Mars goes on.

Heathrow third runway: who and where will benefit?

Heathrow third runway: who and where will benefit? Copyrighted image Copyright: Artwork by Gary Edwards © The Open University
Updated 03 Nov 2016
Now that building a third runway at Heathrow ariport is offical government policy, we explore the costs and benefits of expanding Heathrow, using a...

PodMag October 2016

Featuring: Audio Audio
PodMag October 2016 Copyrighted image Copyright: The Open University
Introductory level Duration 20 mins Updated 27 Oct 2016
PodMag is the monthly update of news, views and interviews from the Faculty of Social Sciences and Arts (FASS) at The Open University.

The world will have to wait until 2084 for universal secondary school education

The world will have to wait until 2084 for universal secondary school education Copyrighted image Copyright: Artwork by Gary Edwards © The Open University
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 24 Oct 2016
Less than a year into the new agenda of “leave no-one behind”, the data already predicts that we will be half a century late for the first of the...

Can quotas make gender equality happen in politics? Lessons from business

Can quotas make gender equality happen in politics? Lessons from business Copyrighted image Copyright: Artwork by Catherine Pain © The Open University
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 21 Oct 2016
With more women MPs elected in the British parliament, is it safe to assume that gender qaulity is happening in politics?

Why EU nationals in Britain are hurrying to get one piece of paper

Why EU nationals in Britain are hurrying to get one piece of paper Copyrighted image Copyright: Artwork by Catherine Pain © The Open University
Duration 10 mins Updated 12 Oct 2016
Britain has seen a surge in applications for permenant residency from EU nationals. But will the document help secure their future?