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  • Review: Building and Dwelling - Ethics for the City Creative commons image Icon Ron Reiring under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license

    Review: Building and Dwelling - Ethics for the City

    By John Tomaney

    In Building and Dwelling: Ethics for the City, Richard Sennett approaches the question of how we should live in the...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    18 Apr 2018

  • Review: Building and Dwelling - Ethics for the City

    Review: Building and Dwelling - Ethics for the City Creative commons image Icon Ron Reiring under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license New content
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 18 Apr 2018
    In Building and Dwelling: Ethics for the City, Richard Sennett approaches the question of how we should live in the city. Drawing upon two aspects of the...
  • Could Brexit allow the UK to drop the ban on cloning? Creative commons image Icon Based on an original artwork by Chris Andrew under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license

    Could Brexit allow the UK to drop the ban on cloning?

    By Hugh McLachlan

    Human cloning is currently banned under EU law. Brexit should allow the UK to dump this rule, believes Hugh McLachlan.

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    22 Feb 2018

  • Could Brexit allow the UK to drop the ban on cloning?

    Could Brexit allow the UK to drop the ban on cloning? Creative commons image Icon Based on an original artwork by Chris Andrew under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 22 Feb 2018
    Human cloning is currently banned under EU law. Brexit should allow the UK to dump this rule, believes Hugh McLachlan.
  • The Global Philosopher Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The BBC

    The Global Philosopher

    The BBC in partnership with The Open University invites you to join the Global Philosophy Club.

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    Radio Programme

    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    06 Feb 2018

  • The Global Philosopher

    The Global Philosopher Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The BBC
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 06 Feb 2018
    The BBC in partnership with The Open University invites you to join the Global Philosophy Club.
  • Methods in Motion: Acknowledging the active participant

    By Dr Stephanie Taylor

    Participants come to research interviews with their own expectations, and researchers have to take account of this,...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    06 Oct 2017

  • Methods in Motion: Acknowledging the active participant

    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 06 Oct 2017
    Participants come to research interviews with their own expectations, and researchers have to take account of this, says Senior Lecturer in Social Psychology...
  • Climate activism in a new era: why climate justice is worth the fight Creative commons image Icon "Dead Canaries Block the Road" by Kevin Mason under Creative Commons BY-NC 4.0 license
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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    14 Jun 2017

  • Climate activism in a new era: why climate justice is worth the fight

    Climate activism in a new era: why climate justice is worth the fight Creative commons image Icon "Dead Canaries Block the Road" by Kevin Mason under Creative Commons BY-NC 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 14 Jun 2017
    Fighting for climate justice is becoming increasingly difficult, as shown by the conviction of five protesters in Wales. Yet, even it seems like an...
  • Turning rebellion into money: The upstarts who sell out Creative commons image Icon Duncan C under Creative Commons BY-NC 4.0 license

    Turning rebellion into money: The upstarts who sell out

    By Scott Taylor

    Brew Dog is the latest edgy upstart to take the money and run. Scott Taylor explains how ethics can make small...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    21 Apr 2017

  • Turning rebellion into money: The upstarts who sell out

    Turning rebellion into money: The upstarts who sell out Creative commons image Icon Duncan C under Creative Commons BY-NC 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 21 Apr 2017
    Brew Dog is the latest edgy upstart to take the money and run. Scott Taylor explains how ethics can make small businesses an attractive target for bigger...
  • Why isn't Doctor Who a vegan? Creative commons image Icon Pat Cuadros under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license

    Why isn't Doctor Who a vegan?

    By Kate Stewart, Matthew Cole

    The Doctor exhibits compassion to all creatures, across space and across history. Except the delicious ones, it seems...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    13 Apr 2017

  • Why isn't Doctor Who a vegan?

    Why isn't Doctor Who a vegan? Creative commons image Icon Pat Cuadros under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 13 Apr 2017
    The Doctor exhibits compassion to all creatures, across space and across history. Except the delicious ones, it seems. Kate Stewart and Matthew Cole wonder...
  • Dolly The Sheep: What happened next? Creative commons image Icon Brian O'Donovan under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license

    Dolly The Sheep: What happened next?

    By Professor George Seidel

    Back at the start of the century, OpenLearn - or Open2.net as we were then known - investigated Dolly The Sheep and...

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    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    20 Feb 2017

  • Dolly The Sheep: What happened next?

    Dolly The Sheep: What happened next? Creative commons image Icon Brian O'Donovan under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 20 Feb 2017
    Back at the start of the century, OpenLearn - or Open2.net as we were then known - investigated Dolly The Sheep and the implications of cloning animals....
  • If a pig gives you a new liver, do you give the pig rights? Creative commons image Icon Liquid emulsion under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license

    If a pig gives you a new liver, do you give the pig rights?

    By Joshua Shepherd

    Science is pushing ahead developing human-animal chimera creatures. Ethicists need to keep up to be ready for them,...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    13 Feb 2017

  • If a pig gives you a new liver, do you give the pig rights?

    If a pig gives you a new liver, do you give the pig rights? Creative commons image Icon Liquid emulsion under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 13 Feb 2017
    Science is pushing ahead developing human-animal chimera creatures. Ethicists need to keep up to be ready for them, says Joshua Shepherd.
  • Gifting: An OpenLearn reading list Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: tookapic

    Gifting: An OpenLearn reading list

    By The OpenLearn team

    Is it ok to regift? How much effort do you have to put into pretending to like a present? We've dug into the research...

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    Updated on:

    22 Dec 2016

  • Gifting: An OpenLearn reading list

    Gifting: An OpenLearn reading list Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: tookapic
    Updated 22 Dec 2016
    Is it ok to regift? How much effort do you have to put into pretending to like a present? We've dug into the research for you.

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  • Plato on tradition and belief

    How can we settle questions of morality or ethics? This free course, Plato on tradition and belief, explores Plato's dialogue, the Laches, to...

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    15 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    05 Mar 2018

  • Plato on tradition and belief

    Plato on tradition and belief Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Bridgeman Art Library
    Introductory level Duration 15 hours Updated 05 Mar 2018
    How can we settle questions of morality or ethics? This free course, Plato on...
  • Marketing in the 21st Century

    This free course, Marketing in the 21st century, offers a managerial perspective on how to deliver more effective marketing in an organisation,...

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    Free course

    6 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

    Updated on:

    29 Apr 2016

  • Marketing in the 21st Century

    Marketing in the 21st Century Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: © Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner. Copyright © Boeing
    Advanced level Duration 6 hours Updated 29 Apr 2016
    This free course, Marketing in the 21st century, offers a managerial perspective...
  • Energy resources: Coal

    During the Industrial Revolution half of the world's coal came from Britain. We still rely heavily on it today to meet our energy needs, but now we...

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    Free course

    17 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    22 Mar 2016

  • Energy resources: Coal

    Energy resources: Coal Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
    Intermediate level Duration 17 hours Updated 22 Mar 2016
    During the Industrial Revolution half of the world's coal came from Britain. We...
  • Creating an ethical organisation

    Businesses are increasingly making explicit their commitment to dealing with ethical concerns. This free course, Creating an ethical organisation,...

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    Free course

    6 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

    Updated on:

    11 Feb 2016

  • Creating an ethical organisation

    Creating an ethical organisation Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
    Advanced level Duration 6 hours Updated 11 Feb 2016
    Businesses are increasingly making explicit their commitment to dealing with...

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    Professional Certificate in Accounting

    Professional Certificate in Accounting Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: 12019
    Duration 600 hours Updated 16 Apr 2018
    This Professional Certificate in Accounting is ideal if you want a route into the...

    Certificate of Higher Education in Working with Young People

    Certificate of Higher Education in Working with Young People Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: 12019
    Duration 1200 hours Updated 16 Apr 2018
    Do you have experience of working with young people in informal settings such as...

    Diploma of Higher Education in Working with Young People

    Diploma of Higher Education in Working with Young People Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University/Karen Parker
    Duration 2400 hours Updated 16 Apr 2018
    This practice-based diploma course is the qualification for you if you’re living...

    Foundation Degree in Working with Young People

    Foundation Degree in Working with Young People Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Dreamstime
    Duration 2400 hours Updated 16 Apr 2018
    If you work with young people as a volunteer or in a paid role, the Foundation...

    Exploring philosophy

    Intermediate level Duration 600 hours Updated 16 Apr 2018 Register by 13 Sep 2018
    This introduction to philosophy considers fundamental questions from six core...

    Marketing and society

    Advanced level Duration 300 hours Updated 16 Apr 2018 Register by 14 Mar 2019
    Are you interested in exploring the application of marketing concepts beyond...

    Improving end-of-life care

    Introductory level Updated 16 Apr 2018 Register by 01 Aug 2017
    This 40-hour multimedia online course is focused on improving end-of-life care for...

    The human resource professional

    Advanced level Duration 300 hours Updated 16 Apr 2018 Register by 18 Oct 2018
    This module will consider the role and contribution of the HR professional and...

    Fundamentals of accounting

    Introductory level Duration 300 hours Updated 16 Apr 2018 Register by 13 Sep 2018
    This module provides a broad introduction to accounting study at the university...

    Financial strategy: valuation, governance and ethics

    Advanced level Duration 300 hours Updated 16 Apr 2018 Register by 19 Apr 2018
    The finance manager in modern organisations, in addition to financing decisions,...
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