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    03 May 2018

  • Six ways Sajid Javid can make British migration policy more humane

    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 03 May 2018
    Britain's new home secretary Sajid Javid has announced his plan to make the British immigration system less hostile and more humane. 
  • How can you turn desert into farmland?

    By Richard Blaustein

    Soil is not just dirt but a living system with many important functions. Degraded soils impact on food production,...

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  • How can you turn desert into farmland?

    Introductory level Duration 20 mins Updated 19 Apr 2018
    Soil is not just dirt but a living system with many important functions. Degraded soils impact on food production, erosion, and more, affecting the lives of...
  • Review: Europe Reset

    By Richard Berry

    In Europe Reset: New Directions for the EU, Richard Youngs looks at the issue of democracy in Europe, identifying a...

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  • Review: Europe Reset

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    In Europe Reset: New Directions for the EU, Richard Youngs looks at the issue of democracy in Europe, identifying a crisis rooted in alienation from the...
  • How should Rwanda remember the genocide?

    By Samantha Lakin

    Up to a million Tutsis and moderate Hutus were slaughtered during the genocide of 1994. A quarter of a century on,...

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  • How should Rwanda remember the genocide?

    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 10 Apr 2018
    Up to a million Tutsis and moderate Hutus were slaughtered during the genocide of 1994. A quarter of a century on, how does Rwanda memorialise that event?
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  • Dropping the population bomb - 50 years of BBC environmental broadcasting, part two

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    How have the films and radio programmes broadcast by the BBC shaped how we understand environmental change issues? Joe Smith shares his journey through the...
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  • Fifty years of BBC broadcasting about environmental change issues

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    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 27 Mar 2018
    How have the films and radio programmes broadcast by the BBC shaped how we understand environmental change issues? Joe Smith shares his journey through the...
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  • How are tiny air pollutants causing massive storms in the Amazon?

    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 22 Feb 2018
    The smallest specks of air pollution can create enormous storms in the rainforest - and we don't yet understand enough about this, reports Rodrigo de...
  • China and the internet

    By John Perry Barlow

    John Perry Barlow's experiences suggest some in China are wary of the rapid change promised by the internet - but...

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  • China and the internet

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    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 22 Feb 2018
    John Perry Barlow's experiences suggest some in China are wary of the rapid change promised by the internet - but that doesn't mean it's a nation closed to...
  • Are mobile phones increasing health inequality in India?

    By Aisling Irwin

    The spread of mobile phone ownership has increased access to health information - for those that have them. But some...

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    22 Feb 2018

  • Are mobile phones increasing health inequality in India?

    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 22 Feb 2018
    The spread of mobile phone ownership has increased access to health information - for those that have them. But some practitioners are worrying about those...

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    Over 40 per cent of OU students who graduate do so with an Open degree. It’s a...

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    If you’re keen to try university study and want to keep your options open, this...

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