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  • 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

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    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)
  • Methods in Motion: Finding a voice after Brexit Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Bankenverband

    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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  • Methods in Motion: Finding a voice after Brexit

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    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 New content
    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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  • Relationships at work

    Relationships at work New content
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 16 Mar 2017
    There remains serious controversy over whether one should form relationships at work. Peter Bloom explains.
  • Heart of a heartless world, soul of soulless conditions Creative commons image Icon Loren Javier under CC-BY-ND licence under Creative-Commons license

    Heart of a heartless world, soul of soulless conditions

    By Dr Paula James

    As the series 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer' turns 20 we look back at how, though she may have been a modern...

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    09 Mar 2017

  • Heart of a heartless world, soul of soulless conditions

    Heart of a heartless world, soul of soulless conditions Creative commons image Icon Loren Javier under CC-BY-ND licence under Creative-Commons license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 09 Mar 2017
    As the series 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer' turns 20 we look back at how, though she may have been a modern California girl, Buffy's relationships...
  • Yes, we still need International Women's Day Creative commons image Icon Dying Regime under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license

    Yes, we still need International Women's Day

    By Rose Capdevila

    The belief that somehow International Women's Day is marching down the paths of long-secured victories is misplaced,...

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    08 Mar 2017

  • Yes, we still need International Women's Day

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    The belief that somehow International Women's Day is marching down the paths of long-secured victories is misplaced, say Rose Capdevila and Lisa Lazard
  • Project Fear: Fear is coming Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Simon Bell, Charles Cutting & The Open University

    Project Fear: Fear is coming

    By Professor Simon Bell

    An uncertain world. Can systems thinking free us from fear? Simon Bell & Charles Cutting's graphic novel asks the...

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    07 Mar 2017

  • Project Fear: Fear is coming

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    Project Fear: Fear is coming Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Simon Bell, Charles Cutting & The Open University
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 07 Mar 2017
    An uncertain world. Can systems thinking free us from fear? Simon Bell & Charles Cutting's graphic novel asks the question.
  • Methods in Motion: Communicating a challenge to liberal democracy Creative commons image Icon Beatrizas under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license

    Methods in Motion: Communicating a challenge to liberal democracy

    By Dr Georgina Blakeley

    Dr Georgina Blakeley, Senior Lecturer in Politics, offers one way of approaching the study of the Spanish anti...

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    06 Mar 2017

  • Methods in Motion: Communicating a challenge to liberal democracy

    Methods in Motion: Communicating a challenge to liberal democracy Creative commons image Icon Beatrizas under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 06 Mar 2017
    Dr Georgina Blakeley, Senior Lecturer in Politics, offers one way of approaching the study of the Spanish anti-austerity 15M movement.
  • The ethics and politics of the migration and refugee crisis Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Migrationmuseum

    The ethics and politics of the migration and refugee crisis

    By Dr Giota Alevizou

    We've shared some tasters of the Who Are We project - but this isn't the first time the OU's academics have come...

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    06 Mar 2017

  • The ethics and politics of the migration and refugee crisis

    The ethics and politics of the migration and refugee crisis Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Migrationmuseum
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 06 Mar 2017
    We've shared some tasters of the Who Are We project - but this isn't the first time the OU's academics have come together with artists. Discover some earlier...
  • Shopping for citizenship: A conversation at the Citizenshop Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Who We Are

    Shopping for citizenship: A conversation at the Citizenshop

    By Agnes Czajka, Nele Vos

    Nele Vos’s interactive installation, The Citizenshop, is also part of the ‘Who Are We?’ project at Tate Exchange....

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    06 Mar 2017

  • Shopping for citizenship: A conversation at the Citizenshop

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    Nele Vos’s interactive installation, The Citizenshop, is also part of the ‘Who Are We?’ project at Tate Exchange. Agnes asked Nele what kinds of issues The...

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    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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    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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