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OU on the BBC: The Market - Inside Smithfield

OU on the BBC: The Market - Inside Smithfield Copyrighted image Credit: Indus Films Updated content
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 22 Aug 2014
Since the 12th Century, Smithfield has provided meat to London. But can it survive in an era of supermarkets and vegans?

Food: A nation of haves and have-nots

Food: A nation of haves and have-nots Creative commons image Credit: Catherine Pain
Updated 11 Apr 2014
The latest evidence about the growth in food banks reminds us that the Coalition's policies are making the situation worse, writes Dick Skellington.

Local challenges for global companies: India's hospitality industry

Local challenges for global companies: India's hospitality industry Creative commons image Credit: katethepirate under CC-BY-NC-SA licence
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 11 Oct 2013
Entering a new market means adapting to local conditions, a challenge illustrated by the Indian hospitality industry.

Casserole Club

Casserole Club Copyrighted image Credit: Casserole Club
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 23 Jul 2013
Do something great with an extra plate.

The Bottom Line - The right ingredients

The Bottom Line - The right ingredients Copyrighted image Credit: Goran Bogicevic | Dreamstime.com
Introductory level Updated 19 Jun 2013
This week Evan and his guests take a look at how food company supply chains work.

From the family kitchen

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From the family kitchen Creative commons image Credit: The Open University
Introductory level Updated 19 Jun 2013
Perween Warsi, CEO of S&A Foods, discusses the challenges she faced when she started her business.

MyFarm

MyFarm Copyrighted image Credit: National Trust
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 12 Apr 2013
An online experiment in farming and food production, giving members of the public a say in the running of a real working farm

Allotment for change

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Allotment for change
Updated 09 Apr 2013
By Christopher Bonfiglioli
Allotment life

Wartime Farm: Food In the World War

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Wartime Farm: Food In the World War Creative commons image Credit: The Open University
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 05 Sep 2012
Some nations suffered harshly during the shortages of wartime - others adapted and managed to keep their populace well-fed. Explore our map to hear...

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Beginners’ German: Food and drink

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Beginners’ German: Food and drink Copyrighted image Credit: © Elena Kouptsova-Vasic/dreamstime.com.
Introductory level Duration 6 hours Updated 17 Oct 2013
This unit provides materials at German for beginners level that support the development of listening, reading, writing and speaking skills. The...

Andante: beginners' Italian

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Andante: beginners' Italian Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University 2012
Introductory level Duration 30 mins Updated 31 May 2012
Do you want to learn the basics in Italian? The audio tracks in this collection are devised for learning simple Italian, including expressions for...

Markets in crisis

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Markets in crisis Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University 2010
Advanced level Duration 25 mins Updated 02 Aug 2010
In the first decade of the 21st century we saw financial markets collapse, sudden spikes in food prices and projections of major environmental...

Beginners’ Chinese

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Beginners’ Chinese Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University 2010
Introductory level Duration 50 mins Updated 04 Jun 2010
Do you want to learn some basics in Mandarin Chinese? The tracks presented here are designed to give you a taste of Mandarin Chinese language and...

Integrated health, safety and environmental management

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Integrated health, safety and environmental management Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University 2010
Introductory level Duration 1 hour 15 mins Updated 19 Apr 2010
Just how dangerous is the everyday workplace? What can be done to mitigate risks and avoid hazards? And what trade-offs have to be made between the...

Reducing your ecological footprint

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Reducing your ecological footprint Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University 2009
Introductory level Duration 30 mins Updated 08 Mar 2010
Concerned about your impact on the environment? Interested in learning how to shape a more sustainable future? This album shows you simple ways to...

Imperial Rome and Ostia

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Imperial Rome and Ostia Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University 2009
Introductory level Duration 1 hour Updated 23 Aug 2009
The splendidly evocative ruins of ancient Rome have long been a challenge to historians and archaeologists in reconstructing how it looked and...

Rundblick: beginners' German

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Rundblick: beginners' German Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University 2008
Introductory level Duration 25 mins Updated 04 Sep 2008
This series of clips looks at speaking, pronunciation and listening practice on the theme of Food and Drink. Material is taken from The Open...

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BA (Honours) Environmental Studies

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BA (Honours) Environmental Studies Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University / Karen Parker Updated content
Duration 3600 hours Updated 27 Aug 2014
Environmental change affects us all, and the challenge of how human society can – and should – respond to environmental problems is likely to be...

Environment: sharing a dynamic planet

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Environment: sharing a dynamic planet Copyrighted image Credit: Dreamstime Updated content
Intermediate level Duration 600 hours Updated 27 Aug 2014 Register by 11 Sep 2014
Gain an understanding of today’s challenging environmental issues by exploring key global concerns – life, water, carbon, and food – through a rich...