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The booming baby business: Commercial surrogacy in India and beyond

The booming baby business: Commercial surrogacy in India and beyond Copyright free image Credit: via Wikimedia
Duration 15 mins Updated 30 Jul 2015
It's still stigmatised, but it's a commercial relationship growing in popularity - and not just in India. Thinking Allowed explores the business of...

Thinking Allowed

Thinking Allowed Copyrighted image Credit: BBC
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 30 Jun 2015
OU/BBC's Thinking Allowed puts the focus on the latest thinking about how society works. Read exclusive academic insights every week as each show...

Thinking Allowed: Factory music and volunteering post-recession

Thinking Allowed: Factory music and volunteering post-recession Copyrighted image Credit: Sky Pixel | Dreamstime.com
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 26 Jun 2015
On this week's programme, Laurie Taylor and guests discuss pop music in worker's culture and how the 2008 recession affected voluntary work. 

The Laurie Taylor interviews

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The Laurie Taylor interviews Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University
Introductory level Updated 19 Jun 2015
Why does Laurie Taylor think sociology is important? What advice does he have for our students? In this series of videos the Thinking...

Laurie Taylor interview: What do you think about the growing popularity of criminology?

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Laurie Taylor interview: What do you think about the growing popularity of criminology? Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 18 Jun 2015
Laurie Taylor explores why he thinks criminology is growing in popularity in the world of social sciences in this video. 

Laurie Taylor interview: Why is sociology important?

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Laurie Taylor interview: Why is sociology important? Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 18 Jun 2015
Laurie Taylor tells us why he think sociology is important in this video interview. 

Laurie Taylor interview: Why does Thinking Allowed support the Ethnography awards?

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Laurie Taylor interview: Why does Thinking Allowed support the Ethnography awards? Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 18 Jun 2015
Why does Thinking Allowed (in partnership with the British Sociological Association) support the Ethnography Awards? Laurie Taylor responds to this...

Laurie Taylor interview: How did you get in to presenting Thinking Allowed?

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Laurie Taylor interview: How did you get in to presenting Thinking Allowed? Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 18 Jun 2015
In this short video, Laurie Taylor, presenter of Thinking Allowed and sociology professor, explains why he wanted to host the BBC Radio 4 show....