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Would you buy a secondhand MINT from this economist?

Would you buy a secondhand MINT from this economist? Creative commons image Credit: Catherine Pain
Updated 21 Jan 2014
Predicting which nations will take off in the 21st century can be a random process. Alan Shipman explains.

Does longevity have a role in clothing?

Does longevity have a role in clothing? Creative commons image Credit: Stephen Burch under CC-BY-NC-SA licence
Introductory Level Duration 5 mins Updated 22 Oct 2013
Making clothes overseas needn't be a bad thing - providing the items aren't throwaway.

The Bill Gates of Africa

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Introductory Level Updated 21 Feb 2013
Herman Chinery-Hesse, co-founder of the Ghanian software company theSOFTtribe, discusses software development in Africa.

The Heidelberg Project: A Detroit Story

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Introductory Level Duration 20 mins Updated 14 Feb 2013
Would you give up a successful career to work for a charity? Can art save a community? Over the course of the last century Detroit moved from being...

Mobile Africa

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Introductory Level Updated 13 Feb 2013
Michael Joseph, Managing Director of Mobile Money at Vodafone, discusses how mobile phone technology is contributing to major developments in...

Brownfield land: barren, or buzzing?

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Brownfield land: barren, or buzzing? Creative commons image Credit: Photo by Hugh Venables / CC BY-SA 2.0
Introductory Level Duration 5 mins Updated 18 Sep 2012
Pioneering environmentalist Chris Baines discusses the value of brownfield sites for wildlife

Evan Davis: Reflections on the British Economy

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Introductory Level Duration 45 mins Updated 11 Nov 2011
An overview of the British economy - and the risks and opportunities for the future - from Evan Davis.

Thinking Allowed - Human capabilities

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Introductory Level Duration 5 mins Updated 27 Jul 2011
In the last of the current run of co-productions, Thinking Allowed hears of a different way of measuring a nation's progress.

Project for Awesome

Project for Awesome
Introductory Level Duration 5 mins Updated 17 Dec 2010
The Open University is the only university to be chosen worldwide to take part in YouTube’s Project for Awesome 2010 - an initiative to...

The Joy Of Stats: 200 countries, 200 years, 4 minutes

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The Joy Of Stats: 200 countries, 200 years, 4 minutes Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University
Introductory Level Duration 5 mins Updated 25 Nov 2010
Using top-quality data visualisation, Hans Rosling takes us through 200 years of global development.

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Marxism and Marketing

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Introductory Level Duration 10 mins Updated 29 Jan 2013
What can Marxism teach us about marketing? Is Communist thinking relevant when applied to a modern drink’s marketing strategy? The successful sale...

The making of individual differences

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Intermediate Level Duration 12 hours Updated 10 Oct 2012
How do we become individuals? This unit looks at how genes and the environment interact making each of us unique. Looking at the period between...

Early development

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Early development Copyrighted image Credit: Used with permission
Introductory Level Duration 20 hours Updated 20 Jul 2011
This unit looks at the human being in the context of an individual life cycle, examining some of the processes that contribute to the formation of...