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Thinking Allowed: Commercial surrogacy in India and money

Thinking Allowed: Commercial surrogacy in India and money Copyrighted image Credit: Aleksandar Kamasi | Dreamstime.com New content
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 02 Mar 2015
Reproductive tourism and being unable to keep up with the transformation in money across the world is spoken about on this week's Thinking Allowed....

Thinking Allowed: Migration to London and South Africa

Thinking Allowed: Migration to London and South Africa Creative commons image Credit: Petras Gagilas under CC-BY-SA licence New content
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 23 Feb 2015
This week's Thinking Allowed features The Open University's Dr Daniel Conway and looks at migration in contrasting contexts

Thinking Allowed: The Harvard Business School and the cultural history of pain

Thinking Allowed: The Harvard Business School and the cultural history of pain Creative commons image Credit: The Open University | Image: Stephen Collins
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 09 Feb 2015
This week's Thinking Allowed focuses on the complex moral world of Harvard Business School and the cultural history of pain. 

Thinking Allowed: The Muslim Brotherhood and privately educated girls

Thinking Allowed: The Muslim Brotherhood and privately educated girls Creative commons image Credit: Eye on Radicals under CC-BY-2.0 licence
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 15 Jan 2015
This week's Thinking Allowed focuses on an in-depth study of The Muslim Brotherhood and whether class means you'll receive an elite education as a...

Thinking Allowed: Migraines - social stigma and negative labels

Thinking Allowed: Migraines - social stigma and negative labels Creative commons image Credit: makelessnoise under CC-BY-2.0 licence
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 15 Jan 2015
In this week's programme guests discuss cultural beliefs towards migraines and gender, a study on marginalised young men and women is also reviewed...

Thinking Allowed episodes 2014

Thinking Allowed episodes 2014 Copyrighted image Credit: BBC
Duration 5 mins Updated 15 Jan 2015
View the episode guides from the 2014 series of Thinking Allowed. 

OU on the BBC: Thinking Allowed

OU on the BBC: Thinking Allowed Copyrighted image Credit: BBC
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 15 Jan 2015
Thinking Allowed puts the focus on the latest thinking about how society works. Read exclusive academic insights every week as each show airs

Thinking Allowed: Dissident Irish Republicans and Ulrich Beck

Thinking Allowed: Dissident Irish Republicans and Ulrich Beck Creative commons image Credit: PPCC Antifa under CC-BY-NC-SA licence
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 15 Jan 2015
On this week's Thinking Allowed, guests discuss whether the upsurge in dissident Republican violence is explained by the history of splits within...

Capitalism: Beyond repair or awaiting a fix?

Capitalism: Beyond repair or awaiting a fix? Creative commons image Credit: Dominic Alves under CC-BY licence
Duration 15 mins Updated 03 Oct 2014
The 2008 financial crisis still thrums underneath political debate six years on - have we missed a chance to rework capitalism? Does it even need...

Thinking Allowed: Tennis history & talking therapies

Thinking Allowed: Tennis history & talking therapies Copyright free image Credit: Library Of Congress
Updated 09 Jul 2014
What does the history of tennis tell us about social change - and why are working-class people less likely to try talking therapies?