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  • Are selfies a terrible thing? Creative commons image Icon Ellen De Vos under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license

    Are selfies a terrible thing?

    By Rose Capdevila, Dr Lisa Lazard

    Is the rise of the selfie a sign of a culture collapsing into narcissism - or is there something positive in the...

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    13 Apr 2017

  • Are selfies a terrible thing?

    Are selfies a terrible thing? Creative commons image Icon Ellen De Vos under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 13 Apr 2017
    Is the rise of the selfie a sign of a culture collapsing into narcissism - or is there something positive in the trend of arm's length self portraiture?
  • How is Khat adding to the food crisis in Yemen? Creative commons image Icon CIAT International Center for Tropical Agriculture under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license

    How is Khat adding to the food crisis in Yemen?

    By Adel Aldaghbashy

    Yemen is already suffering from conflict. Now, in the chaos, khat farming is growing - redirecting resources ...

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    13 Apr 2017

  • How is Khat adding to the food crisis in Yemen?

    How is Khat adding to the food crisis in Yemen? Creative commons image Icon CIAT International Center for Tropical Agriculture under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license
    Introductory level Updated 13 Apr 2017
    Yemen is already suffering from conflict. Now, in the chaos, khat farming is growing - redirecting resources from much-needed food production.
  • An uncomfortable truth: How Britain has criminalised rough sleepers Creative commons image Icon Yurly Akopov under Creative Commons BY-NC 4.0 license

    An uncomfortable truth: How Britain has criminalised rough sleepers

    By Daniel McCulloch, Dr Victoria Cooper

    You can judge a society by how it treats those most in needs. The last 200 years or so of criminalisation of the...

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    13 Apr 2017

  • An uncomfortable truth: How Britain has criminalised rough sleepers

    An uncomfortable truth: How Britain has criminalised rough sleepers Creative commons image Icon Yurly Akopov under Creative Commons BY-NC 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 13 Apr 2017
    You can judge a society by how it treats those most in needs. The last 200 years or so of criminalisation of the homeless doesn't reflect that well on the UK.
  • Moving education in Sri Lanka from equal access to full gender equality Creative commons image Icon uditha wickramanayaka under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license

    Moving education in Sri Lanka from equal access to full gender equality

    By Thursica Kovinthan

    Sri Lanka has been lauded for equal access to education for girls and boys, but textbooks and traditions continue to...

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    05 Apr 2017

  • Moving education in Sri Lanka from equal access to full gender equality

    Moving education in Sri Lanka from equal access to full gender equality Creative commons image Icon uditha wickramanayaka under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 05 Apr 2017
    Sri Lanka has been lauded for equal access to education for girls and boys, but textbooks and traditions continue to play a role in perpetuating inequitable...
  • Timeline: Marx, Nietzsche and Freud

    By Dr Gerry Mooney, Dr Manuel Dries, Professor Paul Stenner

    Explore the lives and works of Karl Marx, Friedrich Nietzsche and Sigmund Freud with our interactive timeline.

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    04 Apr 2017

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    Explore the lives and works of Karl Marx, Friedrich Nietzsche and Sigmund Freud with our interactive timeline.
  • Will Brexit force British retirees to return from Spain? Creative commons image Icon Andrew Havis under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license

    Will Brexit force British retirees to return from Spain?

    By Kelly Hall

    No place in the sun? Britons who followed the sun and relocated for the more pleasant Spanish climate are worried...

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    28 Mar 2017

  • Will Brexit force British retirees to return from Spain?

    Will Brexit force British retirees to return from Spain? Creative commons image Icon Andrew Havis under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 28 Mar 2017
    No place in the sun? Britons who followed the sun and relocated for the more pleasant Spanish climate are worried that when the UK leaves Europe, so must...
  • Methods in Motion: Becoming relativist

    By Dr Manuel Dries

    Dr Manuel Dries, Lecturer in Philosophy at the OU, explores how a quest for absolute knowledge has led us into...

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    24 Mar 2017

  • Methods in Motion: Becoming relativist

    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 24 Mar 2017
    Dr Manuel Dries, Lecturer in Philosophy at the OU, explores how a quest for absolute knowledge has led us into relativism (which is an opportunity)
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    Methods in Motion: Finding a voice after Brexit

    By Professor Janet Newman

    In a world that appears increasingly hostile to expertise, Janet Newman suggests ways forward – and some new...

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    24 Mar 2017

  • Methods in Motion: Finding a voice after Brexit

    Methods in Motion: Finding a voice after Brexit Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Bankenverband
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 24 Mar 2017
    In a world that appears increasingly hostile to expertise, Janet Newman suggests ways forward – and some new alliances.
  • Are robots about to take jobs from the poor? Creative commons image Icon Steve Jurvetson under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license

    Are robots about to take jobs from the poor?

    By Aisling Irwin

    A new generation of robots could be expanding their career options - and that could be catastrophic news for the...

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    20 Mar 2017

  • Are robots about to take jobs from the poor?

    Are robots about to take jobs from the poor? Creative commons image Icon Steve Jurvetson under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 20 Mar 2017
    A new generation of robots could be expanding their career options - and that could be catastrophic news for the poorest in the world, says Aisling Irwin.
  • Relationships at work

    By Dr Peter Bloom

    There remains serious controversy over whether one should form relationships at work. Peter Bloom explains.

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    16 Mar 2017

  • Relationships at work

    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 16 Mar 2017
    There remains serious controversy over whether one should form relationships at work. Peter Bloom explains.

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  • The body: A phenomenological psychological perspective

    The body has traditionally been treated as a biological object in psychology. However, is there more to our bodies than that? Some psychologists...

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    The body has traditionally been treated as a biological object in psychology....
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    Sexuality and parenthood encompass some of the most ordinary and yet most profound experiences that life has to offer. In this free course,...

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    Sexuality and parenthood encompass some of the most ordinary and yet most profound...
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    What impact will global warming really have? This free course, Climate change: island life in a volatile world, examines the potential problems...

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  • Remaking the relations of work and welfare

    How do 'welfare to work' programmes such as the New Deal take into account and shape people's personal lives? This free course, Remaking the...

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    Retirement, pensions, care homes old age may not be as rosy as we think. This free course, Retiring lives? Old age, work and welfare, looks at old...

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    Handling statistical data is an essential part of psychological research. However, many people find the idea of using statistics, and especially...

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    This free course, The politics of devolution, which contains material from the current Open University second level Politics course DD203 Power,...

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    Certificate of Higher Education in Social Sciences

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    Are you interested in what shapes the lives we lead and the decisions we make?...

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