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The Great Fall: Berlin’s ‘Freedom’ concert

The Great Fall: Berlin’s ‘Freedom’ concert Creative commons image Credit: Allan Warren under CC BY-SA 3.0) license
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 03 Nov 2014
How did the Berlin 'Freedom' concert come about after the Fall of the Berlin Wall, and what significance has music played in Germany's past?  

A taxing question

A taxing question Creative commons image Credit: Tree Santos under CC-BY-ND licence
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 06 Aug 2014
Scotland's bid for independence is posing many questions, one of the most important questions concerns funding. So, what effect will devolution...

Why does music matter?

Why does music matter? Creative commons image Credit: Mic Wernej under CC-BY-NC-ND licence
Updated 11 Mar 2014
Nearly everyone likes music - but is it important? And have cultural theoriticians been turning it down when they should be pumping up the volume?...

Participation Now: Patterns, possibilities, politics

Participation Now: Patterns, possibilities, politics Creative commons image Credit: The Open University
Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 23 Jan 2014
Reviewing key milestones in the development and progress of Participation Now.

What makes a great speech?

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What makes a great speech? Copyrighted image Credit: © Bambi L. Dingman | Dreamstime.com
Updated 28 Aug 2013
Connecting with an audience is one of the most critical aspects of great speech-making. See how Barack Obama mastered it by using flattery and...

People's Political Economy

People's Political Economy Copyrighted image Credit: PPE
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 12 Apr 2013
An educational project to help people understand and respond to the crisis affecting us all.

World Forum on Science and Democracy

World Forum on Science and Democracy Copyrighted image Credit: WFSD
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 12 Apr 2013
An initiative to promote political dialogue between scientific institutions and social actors on Science and Society issues at a global level.

The Funny Thing About...

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The Funny Thing About... Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University 2011
Introductory level Duration 30 mins Updated 09 Dec 2011
Is the world of politics anything like "Yes Minister" or "The Thick Of It"? Are scientists all as geeky as Denzil Dexter from "The Fast Show"? This...

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Environmental Ethics

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Environmental Ethics Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University 2008
Introductory level Duration 25 mins Updated 11 Feb 2010
To what extent does Man have a right to exploit nature in order to live? Do animals have rights? Should we modify the genes of crops if it allows...

Participatory development in action

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Participatory development in action Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University 2009
Introductory level Duration 1 hour 45 mins Updated 21 Jul 2009
Do you take your access to water for granted? The Peruvian and Tanzanian communities featured in this album certainly don’t. This album examines...