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  • The Legacy of Nuclear Power: Part 1 Creative commons image Icon cyocum under CC-BY licence under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license

    The Legacy of Nuclear Power: Part 1

    By Dr Petr Jehlička

    How do local communities respond to the risks and opportunities of nuclear power? 

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    10 mins

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    03 Oct 2017

  • The Legacy of Nuclear Power: Part 1

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    The Legacy of Nuclear Power: Part 1 Creative commons image Icon cyocum under CC-BY licence under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license New content
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 03 Oct 2017
    How do local communities respond to the risks and opportunities of nuclear power? 
  • The People on the Notes: Adam Smith Creative commons image Icon Bank of England under Creative Commons BY-ND 4.0 license

    The People on the Notes: Adam Smith

    By Dr Anna Plassart

    Adam Smith, author of Wealth of Nations, has been the face of the £20 note since 2007. But have we got the wrong...

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    10 mins

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    27 Sep 2017

  • The People on the Notes: Adam Smith

    The People on the Notes: Adam Smith Creative commons image Icon Bank of England under Creative Commons BY-ND 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 27 Sep 2017
    Adam Smith, author of Wealth of Nations, has been the face of the £20 note since 2007. But have we got the wrong idea about his impact on the history of...
  • You and your money and Brexit Creative commons image Icon Hloom Templates under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license

    You and your money and Brexit

    By Jonquil Lowe

    How personal financial planning is influenced by, and impacts on, the external environment of social, economic and...

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    22 Sep 2017

  • You and your money and Brexit

    You and your money and Brexit Creative commons image Icon Hloom Templates under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 22 Sep 2017
    How personal financial planning is influenced by, and impacts on, the external environment of social, economic and political factors, such as UK price...
  • Have vanishing debt costs created a magic money tree? Creative commons image Icon A Peace Of London under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license

    Have vanishing debt costs created a magic money tree?

    By Alan Shipman

    During the recent election campaign, the Tories insisted there was no such thing as a magic money tree. But, as Alan...

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    31 Aug 2017

  • Have vanishing debt costs created a magic money tree?

    Have vanishing debt costs created a magic money tree? Creative commons image Icon A Peace Of London under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 31 Aug 2017
    During the recent election campaign, the Tories insisted there was no such thing as a magic money tree. But, as Alan Shipman explains, low bond yields might...
  • How do social networks play a key role in disaster recovery? Creative commons image Icon Warren Antiola under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license

    How do social networks play a key role in disaster recovery?

    By Daniel P Aldrich

    As Houston continues to experience overwhelming flooding after Hurricane Harvey, lessons from Japan's tsunami of 2011...

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    Updated on:

    29 Aug 2017

  • How do social networks play a key role in disaster recovery?

    How do social networks play a key role in disaster recovery? Creative commons image Icon Warren Antiola under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 29 Aug 2017
    As Houston continues to experience overwhelming flooding after Hurricane Harvey, lessons from Japan's tsunami of 2011 show the value of social networks in...
  • British public open to compromise on Brexit deal, new research finds Creative commons image Icon [trading] by Humberto Acevedo, via Flickr under Creative Commons BY-NC 4.0 license
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    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    17 Aug 2017

  • British public open to compromise on Brexit deal, new research finds

    British public open to compromise on Brexit deal, new research finds Creative commons image Icon [trading] by Humberto Acevedo, via Flickr under Creative Commons BY-NC 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 17 Aug 2017
    What kind of Brexit do the people want?
  • Should Economics and the Environment work together?

    By Vicky Johnson

    The recent UK general election saw many parties pledge to ‘improve’ the environment. Vicky Johnson considers progress...

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    14 Aug 2017

  • Should Economics and the Environment work together?

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    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 14 Aug 2017
    The recent UK general election saw many parties pledge to ‘improve’ the environment. Vicky Johnson considers progress can be measured by more closely...
  • Timeline: The History of Technology and Silicon Valley Creative commons image Icon Matthew Yohe [CC BY-SA 3.0 or GFDL], via Wikimedia Commons under Creative-Commons license

    Timeline: The History of Technology and Silicon Valley

    By Dr Neil Smith, Dr Peter Bloom

    Who created the computer? What was the first video game? When did Apple first make $1bn? When was Facebook...

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    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    03 Aug 2017

  • Timeline: The History of Technology and Silicon Valley

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    Timeline: The History of Technology and Silicon Valley Creative commons image Icon Matthew Yohe [CC BY-SA 3.0 or GFDL], via Wikimedia Commons under Creative-Commons license
    Introductory level Duration 20 mins Updated 03 Aug 2017
    Who created the computer? What was the first video game? When did Apple first make $1bn? When was Facebook founded? Get the answers in our...
  • What happens to the poorest in a cashless society? Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: itkannan4u

    What happens to the poorest in a cashless society?

    By Dana Kornberg

    The race to contactless transactions and virtual currency puts those with least at the most risk, warns Dana Kornberg

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    02 Aug 2017

  • What happens to the poorest in a cashless society?

    What happens to the poorest in a cashless society? Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: itkannan4u
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 02 Aug 2017
    The race to contactless transactions and virtual currency puts those with least at the most risk, warns Dana Kornberg
  • What do you need to know about Donald Trump's nominee to oversee US banking? Creative commons image Icon Fed Building: AgnosticPreachersKid / Randal Qaurles image US Treasury handout under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license

    What do you need to know about Donald Trump's nominee to oversee US banking?

    By Jay L Zagorsky

    Randal Quarles has been nominated by Donald Trump to take over at the US Federal Reserve. But who is Randal Quarles -...

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    02 Aug 2017

  • What do you need to know about Donald Trump's nominee to oversee US banking?

    What do you need to know about Donald Trump's nominee to oversee US banking? Creative commons image Icon Fed Building: AgnosticPreachersKid / Randal Qaurles image US Treasury handout under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license
    Updated 02 Aug 2017
    Randal Quarles has been nominated by Donald Trump to take over at the US Federal Reserve. But who is Randal Quarles - and what might he do at the Fed?
  • Chlorine-washed chicken: An OpenLearn reading list Creative commons image Icon Татьяна ВС under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license

    Chlorine-washed chicken: An OpenLearn reading list

    As the prospects of a post-Brexit UK/US trade deal get caught up in the question of chickens washed in chlorine, here...

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    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    01 Aug 2017

  • Chlorine-washed chicken: An OpenLearn reading list

    Chlorine-washed chicken: An OpenLearn reading list Creative commons image Icon Татьяна ВС under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 01 Aug 2017
    As the prospects of a post-Brexit UK/US trade deal get caught up in the question of chickens washed in chlorine, here's a short guide to background reading...
  • Is it true that the poorer you are, the more likely you are to eat junk food? Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: GinniDeVille

    Is it true that the poorer you are, the more likely you are to eat junk food?

    By Professor Patricia Smith, Jay L Zagorsky

    New American research suggests that - perhaps aptly - there's an bulge in the middle of income strata when it comes...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    31 Jul 2017

  • Is it true that the poorer you are, the more likely you are to eat junk food?

    Is it true that the poorer you are, the more likely you are to eat junk food? Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: GinniDeVille
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 31 Jul 2017
    New American research suggests that - perhaps aptly - there's an bulge in the middle of income strata when it comes to tucking into fast food.
  • Should I lock in my exchange rate when using cards and ATMs abroad? Creative commons image Icon Agastya Chandrakant under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license

    Should I lock in my exchange rate when using cards and ATMs abroad?

    By Jay L Zagorsky

    Nowadays, you might be offered the option of 'locking in' an exchange rate when shopping overseas - in effect, paying...

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    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    31 Jul 2017

  • Should I lock in my exchange rate when using cards and ATMs abroad?

    Should I lock in my exchange rate when using cards and ATMs abroad? Creative commons image Icon Agastya Chandrakant under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 31 Jul 2017
    Nowadays, you might be offered the option of 'locking in' an exchange rate when shopping overseas - in effect, paying in your home currency rather than the...
  • European identity, citizenship, borders, rights and justice - Student Hub Live's Brexit Special Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University, Standard Youtube Licence
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    35 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    29 Jun 2017

  • European identity, citizenship, borders, rights and justice - Student Hub Live's Brexit Special

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    European identity, citizenship, borders, rights and justice - Student Hub Live's Brexit Special Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University, Standard Youtube Licence
    Introductory level Duration 35 mins Updated 29 Jun 2017
    The fifth Brexit Special video from Student Hub Live.
  • Economy, business and development - Student Hub Live's Brexit Special Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University, Standard Youtube Licence
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    30 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    29 Jun 2017

  • Economy, business and development - Student Hub Live's Brexit Special

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    Economy, business and development - Student Hub Live's Brexit Special Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University, Standard Youtube Licence
    Introductory level Duration 30 mins Updated 29 Jun 2017
    The fourth Brexit Special video from Student Hub Live
  • Brexit’s impact on the nations of the UK - Student Hub Live's Brexit Special Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University, Standard Youtube Licence
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    30 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    29 Jun 2017

  • Brexit’s impact on the nations of the UK - Student Hub Live's Brexit Special

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    Brexit’s impact on the nations of the UK - Student Hub Live's Brexit Special Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University, Standard Youtube Licence
    Introductory level Duration 30 mins Updated 29 Jun 2017
    The second Brexit Special video from Student Hub Live.
  • Privatising Thames Water Creative commons image Icon Richard Ellis under Creative Commons BY-NC 4.0 license

    Privatising Thames Water

    By Michael Pryke

    How did a public utlity turn into a financial instrument?

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    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    18 May 2017

  • Privatising Thames Water

    Privatising Thames Water Creative commons image Icon Richard Ellis under Creative Commons BY-NC 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 18 May 2017
    How did a public utlity turn into a financial instrument?
  • Did the economic outlook encourage a snap election? Creative commons image Icon Rob Brewer under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license

    Did the economic outlook encourage a snap election?

    By Professor Richard Murphy

    Worries that the economy might be heading downhill led Theresa May to call the surprise election, believes Richard...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    19 Apr 2017

  • Did the economic outlook encourage a snap election?

    Did the economic outlook encourage a snap election? Creative commons image Icon Rob Brewer under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 19 Apr 2017
    Worries that the economy might be heading downhill led Theresa May to call the surprise election, believes Richard Murphy of City University.
  • What impact does your pet's food have on the environment? Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: publicdomainpictures.net

    What impact does your pet's food have on the environment?

    By Dr Cailin Heinze

    Producing food for our four-legged friends comes with a massive environmental costs, explains Cailin Heinze.

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    21 Mar 2017

  • What impact does your pet's food have on the environment?

    What impact does your pet's food have on the environment? Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: publicdomainpictures.net
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 21 Mar 2017
    Producing food for our four-legged friends comes with a massive environmental costs, explains Cailin Heinze.
  • What impact are tighter immigration restrictions having on the UK's curry houses? Creative commons image Icon thefoodplace.co.uk under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license

    What impact are tighter immigration restrictions having on the UK's curry houses?

    By Emily Falconer

    Rules limiting inwards migration from outside the EU is having a harsh effect on independent restaurants up and down...

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    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    27 Feb 2017

  • What impact are tighter immigration restrictions having on the UK's curry houses?

    What impact are tighter immigration restrictions having on the UK's curry houses? Creative commons image Icon thefoodplace.co.uk under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 27 Feb 2017
    Rules limiting inwards migration from outside the EU is having a harsh effect on independent restaurants up and down the country, explains Emily Falconer.
  • Some thoughts on Brexit Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Bankenverband

    Some thoughts on Brexit

    By Professor Norman Clark

    Norman Clark, Emeritus Professor at The Open University, shares his thoughts on Brexit.

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    Updated on:

    23 Feb 2017

  • Some thoughts on Brexit

    Some thoughts on Brexit Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Bankenverband
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 23 Feb 2017
    Norman Clark, Emeritus Professor at The Open University, shares his thoughts on Brexit.
  • Why is Scotland unlikely to get its own Brexit deal Creative commons image Icon John Allan under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license

    Why is Scotland unlikely to get its own Brexit deal

    By Paul Anderson

    Paul Anderson believes the concerns of Spain make it unlikely that Scotland will get a special deal as the UK starts...

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    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    17 Jan 2017

  • Why is Scotland unlikely to get its own Brexit deal

    Why is Scotland unlikely to get its own Brexit deal Creative commons image Icon John Allan under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 17 Jan 2017
    Paul Anderson believes the concerns of Spain make it unlikely that Scotland will get a special deal as the UK starts negotiations to leave the EU.
  • Turkey dinners: An OpenLearn reading list Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: skeeze

    Turkey dinners: An OpenLearn reading list

    By The OpenLearn team

    We rather like turkeys, and so we're making them the centrepiece of this collection of interesting articles, rather...

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    20 Dec 2016

  • Turkey dinners: An OpenLearn reading list

    Turkey dinners: An OpenLearn reading list Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: skeeze
    Updated 20 Dec 2016
    We rather like turkeys, and so we're making them the centrepiece of this collection of interesting articles, rather than the centerpiece of a dinner table.
  • The Autumn Statement 2016: First reactions Creative commons image Icon Foreign & Commonwealth Office under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license

    The Autumn Statement 2016: First reactions

    By Jonquil Lowe

    Academics from around the UK share their first thoughts following Philip Hammond's Autumn Statement

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    23 Nov 2016

  • The Autumn Statement 2016: First reactions

    The Autumn Statement 2016: First reactions Creative commons image Icon Foreign & Commonwealth Office under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
    Duration 5 mins Updated 23 Nov 2016
    Academics from around the UK share their first thoughts following Philip Hammond's Autumn Statement
  • OpenLearn Live: 23rd November 2016 Creative commons image Icon Chatham House under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license

    OpenLearn Live: 23rd November 2016

    By The OpenLearn team

    What's the Autumn Statement? Apollo 11's coder honoured. Plus learning & research from around the web across the...

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    23 Nov 2016

  • OpenLearn Live: 23rd November 2016

    OpenLearn Live: 23rd November 2016 Creative commons image Icon Chatham House under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
    Updated 23 Nov 2016
    What's the Autumn Statement? Apollo 11's coder honoured. Plus learning & research from around the web across the day.

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  • The value of coffee

    This free course explores the economic and cultural value of coffee. You will follow the chain of processes that connect the drink you enjoy on a...

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    Introductory level Duration 3 hours Updated 23 Jul 2017
    This free course explores the economic and cultural value of coffee. You will...
  • Economics explains discrimination in the labour market

    Discrimination in the labour market exists in many forms: the 'glass ceiling', ageism, racism, and so on. This free course, Economics explains...

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    8 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

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  • Economics explains discrimination in the labour market

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    Certificate of Higher Education in Social Sciences

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    Certificate of Higher Education in Social Sciences Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University/Karen Parker
    Duration 1200 hours Updated 16 Oct 2017
    Are you interested in what shapes the lives we lead and the decisions we make?...

    Diploma of Higher Education in Financial Services

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    Diploma of Higher Education in Financial Services
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    With global financial markets and personal finances making the headlines daily,...

    BA/BSc Open degree

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    BA/BSc Open degree Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Dreamstime
    Duration 3600 hours Updated 16 Oct 2017
    Over 40 per cent of OU students who graduate do so with an Open degree. It’s a...

    Certificate of Higher Education Open

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    Certificate of Higher Education Open Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Irochka | Dreamstime.com
    Duration 1200 hours Updated 16 Oct 2017
    If you’re keen to try university study and want to keep your options open, this...

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    With global financial markets and personal finances making the headlines daily,...

    BSc (Honours) Economics and Mathematical Sciences

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    Graduates who understand the commercial and economic environment and who are also...

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    Diploma of Higher Education Open
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    Studying at university level is not just about gaining a degree. We also offer a...

    Diploma of Higher Education in Combined Social Sciences

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    Diploma of Higher Education in Combined Social Sciences Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Dreamstime
    Duration 2400 hours Updated 16 Oct 2017
    Does material consumption make us happier? Is parenting a social as well as an...

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    BA (Honours) Politics, Philosophy and Economics

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