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OU on the BBC: The Educators

OU on the BBC: The Educators Updated content
Updated 27 Aug 2014
Join us for the series that examines the way we teach and learn, and explores the ideas of people whose influence extends from students to...

Thinking Allowed: Tennis history & talking therapies

Thinking Allowed: Tennis history & talking therapies Copyright free image Credit: Library Of Congress
Updated 09 Jul 2014
What does the history of tennis tell us about social change - and why are working-class people less likely to try talking therapies?

The Bottom Line - Second-hand trade

The Bottom Line - Second-hand trade Copyrighted image Credit: Lucidwaters | Dreamstime.com
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 07 Jul 2014
Making money from old phones, engines and plastic bottles is the topic for Evan Davis and guests. 

Thinking Allowed: Flip-flops and Russia's upper classes

Thinking Allowed: Flip-flops and Russia's upper classes Creative commons image Credit: epi.Longo under CC-BY-SA licence
Updated 01 Jul 2014
A throwaway shoe leaving footprints across the world, and why Russian oligarchs are less likely to show off their money.

Thinking Allowed: Surfing and coffee shops in Baghdad

Thinking Allowed: Surfing and coffee shops in Baghdad Creative commons image Credit: Darwin Bell under CC-BY-NC licence
Updated 25 Jun 2014
Laurie Taylor and guests unravel the darker side of surf culture, and the joys of idleness in Baghdad coffee shops.

Thinking Allowed: Offshoring & make-up in Iran

Thinking Allowed: Offshoring & make-up in Iran Copyrighted image Credit: Flynt | Dreamstime.com
Updated 04 Jun 2014
Offshoring as the economy of secrecy and research on Iranian women's use of make up.

Thinking Allowed: Islamaphobia and anti-Semitism & the sociology of sleep

Thinking Allowed: Islamaphobia and anti-Semitism & the sociology of sleep Copyrighted image Credit: Reinout Van Wagtendonk | Dreamstime.com
Updated 20 May 2014
A new study attempts to remedy the absence of comparisons of anti-Semitic and anti-Muslim sentiment in British accounts of race and racism.