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Crowd Pressure: Confused by the terms used in the programme?

Crowd Pressure: Confused by the terms used in the programme? Creative commons image Credit: 58/365 -- Thirteen Stone / davidd / CC BY 2.0
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 02 Apr 2012
Spot the unusual terminology in Bang's 'Crowd Pressure' episode? Stephen Serjeant and Ian Johnston explain how scientists sometimes abbreviate...

The Large Hadron Collider

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The Large Hadron Collider Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University 2009
Introductory level Duration 30 mins Updated 17 Nov 2009
To mark the re-launch of the Large Hadron Collider, the world's most powerful particle accelerator, this album examines how an accelerator works,...

Same and different

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Same and different Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 13 Jun 2007
This example of how young children view mass and volume shows some of the ways in which our research is carried out and our ideas about child...

Rocket science

Rocket science Copyrighted image Credit: Production team
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 26 Sep 2006
Battle of the the Geeks' Ian Johnston takes us through the science which lifts rockets from launchpad to the skies. We start, though, by asking why...

Rough Science 6 Colorado: Mountain Video Diaries: Ellen McCallie

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Rough Science 6 Colorado: Mountain Video Diaries: Ellen McCallie Copyrighted image Credit: Production team
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 16 Nov 2005
Exclusive video extra in which Ellen McCallie talks about the challenge for the Mountain programme, from the sixth BBC/OU TV series Rough Science,...

Rough Science 6 Colorado: Mountain Video Diaries: Hermione Cockburn

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Rough Science 6 Colorado: Mountain Video Diaries: Hermione Cockburn Copyrighted image Credit: Production team
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 16 Nov 2005
Exclusive video extra in which Hermione Cockburn talks about the challenge for the Mountain programme, from the sixth BBC/OU TV series Rough...

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Motion under gravity

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Motion under gravity Copyrighted image Credit: Used with permission
Introductory level Duration 4 hours Updated 21 Jul 2011
From the moment that Galileo dropped two cannonballs of different sizes and weights from the top of the Leaning Tower of Pisa mankind has been...

The Big Bang

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The Big Bang Copyrighted image Credit: Used with permission
Advanced level Duration 20 hours Updated 20 Jul 2011
‘This is the way the world ends / Not with a bang but a whimper.’ (T.S. Eliot) But how about the way the world begins? Was this the biggest bang of...

Science Communication and Public Engagement

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Science Communication and Public Engagement Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University 2010
Masters level Duration 1 hour 15 mins Updated 19 Apr 2010
The adaptation of H.G. Wells’ novel ‘The War of The Worlds’ in 1938 showed the power of radio to capture listeners’ imagination through science...

Molecular Science: Spectrometry

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Molecular Science: Spectrometry Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University 2009
Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 13 Apr 2010
Chemistry is of enormous importance in everyday life: almost everything that exists, and all that we see, make and eat is composed of molecules....

Planetary science

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Planetary science Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University 2008
Intermediate level Duration 25 mins Updated 13 Apr 2010
Our planet is at the centre of a cosmic shooting gallery. This album examines the evidence for and effect of asteroid impacts and meteor explosions...

Power and people in ancient Rome

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Power and people in ancient Rome Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University 2009
Intermediate level Duration 30 mins Updated 01 Dec 2009
The ancient Romans constructed some of the first ever purpose-built venues for mass-entertainment. How do these structures enhance the audience’s...

The physical world: collisions

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The physical world: collisions Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University 2009
Intermediate level Duration 20 mins Updated 17 Nov 2009
It has been called a 'Big Bang Machine', but what is the Large Hadron Collider and what do scientists hope it will discover? Presented by Robert...

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Certificate in End-of-Life Care

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Certificate in End-of-Life Care Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University/Karen Parker Updated content
Duration 600 hours Updated 30 Aug 2014
How do we approach death and dying at an individual level? How do we understand it within a wider social context? What are the ethical dilemmas...