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Thinking Allowed: Surfing and coffee shops in Baghdad

Thinking Allowed: Surfing and coffee shops in Baghdad Creative commons image Credit: Darwin Bell under CC-BY-NC licence
Updated 25 Jun 2014
Laurie Taylor and guests unravel the darker side of surf culture, and the joys of idleness in Baghdad coffee shops.

Aaron Jennings' story

Aaron Jennings' story Creative commons image Credit: Lego Activist / CC BY-NC 2.0
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 09 Nov 2010
Explore the personal side of climate change with Aaron Jennings' diary entry.

The history of surfing

The history of surfing Copyrighted image Credit: Dreamstime
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 19 Jul 2010
Surfing is now a popular pastime around the world, but just a few decades ago there were only a handful of places where you could surf properly....

Surf culture

Surf culture Copyrighted image Credit: Dreamstime
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 19 Jul 2010
To some, surfing is a sport. To others, it's an entire way of life. To others still, the culture defines their wardrobe.