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Sartre: Love is a hazardous, painful struggle

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Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 16 Jul 2015
This short animation, narrated by Aidan Turner, shows the conflict and danger of love from Jean-Paul Sartre's perspective. 

The Bank: Love n Money

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Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 15 Jun 2015
The second episode of The Bank looks at love in relation to money - with everything from engagements, marriage, parenthood, divorce, old age,...

Outside the book

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Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 28 Oct 2014
As the annual Hay Festival acknowledging great writing is celebrated in Wales, why don't you explore the wonders of the literary world with these...

Of skulls and hearts

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Updated 13 Feb 2014
From the hearts on your Valentine's card to the skull of a martyr in a Roman altar, what's the connection? 

A dangerous kind of love

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Introductory level Updated 13 Feb 2013
In this video, Meg Barker explains why society's preoccupation with a certain kind of romantic love over all other kinds can be damaging 

Meg Barker rewrites the rules

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Updated 17 Nov 2012
If everyone were to read and absorb the message in the book Rewriting The Rules, the world would be a much better place, writes Professor Fred...

An interrogation of modern love

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Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 16 May 2012
Dr Jacqui Gabb, senior lecturer in social policy at The Open University, delves into Why Love Hurts by Eva Illouz - an interrogatation of...

Thinking Allowed - A crisis of waste

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Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 11 Apr 2012
Household refuse is the focus of this week's Thinking Allowed. Find out more then read an exclusive article on the subject from The Open University...

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John Webster, The Duchess of Malfi

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Intermediate level Duration 12 hours Updated 01 Nov 2011
This unit concentrates on Acts 1 and 2 of John Webster’s Renaissance tragedy, The Duchess of Malfi. It focuses on the representation of marriage...