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  • Is it ever morally acceptable to visit a mass murder site?

    By Professor Derek Matravers

    Why are ‘Jack the Ripper’ tours or visiting sites of genocide in Auschwitz or Cambodia deemed acceptable but the more...

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  • Is it ever morally acceptable to visit a mass murder site?

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    Why are ‘Jack the Ripper’ tours or visiting sites of genocide in Auschwitz or Cambodia deemed acceptable but the more recent ‘Yorkshire Ripper’ tours seen as...
  • Why is Scotland unlikely to get its own Brexit deal

    By Paul Anderson

    Paul Anderson believes the concerns of Spain make it unlikely that Scotland will get a special deal as the UK starts...

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  • Why is Scotland unlikely to get its own Brexit deal

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    Paul Anderson believes the concerns of Spain make it unlikely that Scotland will get a special deal as the UK starts negotiations to leave the EU.
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    Full Steam Ahead

    It’s Full Steam Ahead for historians Ruth Goodman, Alex Langlands and Peter Ginn as they bring back to life the golden age of steam...

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  • Full Steam Ahead

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    It’s Full Steam Ahead for historians Ruth Goodman, Alex Langlands and Peter Ginn as they bring back to life the golden age of steam and explore how the...
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    Life In Cold Blood

    David Attenborough explores the lives of amphibians and reptiles - cold blood, but amazing creatures. Watch clips and find out more.

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    David Attenborough explores the lives of amphibians and reptiles - cold blood, but amazing creatures. Watch clips and find out more.
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    The Hunt

    Narrated by Sir David Attenborough this lavish series explores the relationship between predator and their prey.

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    Narrated by Sir David Attenborough this lavish series explores the relationship between predator and their prey.
  • Will artificial intelligence put us out of work?

    By Evan Davis

    Should companies be cautious when embracing new technologies for fear of displacing their employees? 

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    09 Apr 2018

  • Will artificial intelligence put us out of work?

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    Should companies be cautious when embracing new technologies for fear of displacing their employees? 
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    Non-existent countries

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    What makes a country count as a country? Andy Morris interviews geographer and broadcaster Nick Middleton about his...

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    What makes a country count as a country? Andy Morris interviews geographer and broadcaster Nick Middleton about his recent book 'An Atlas of Countries that...
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  • The Good Friday Agreement - 20 Year Anniversary

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    10th April 2018 marks 20 years since the Good Friday Agreement was made.
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    Week 6 Civilisations: The debate

    By Renate Dohmen

    Join Dr Renate Dohmen between 12pm - 1pm on Friday 6th April for a post-viewing discussion of episode six of...

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    Join Dr Renate Dohmen between 12pm - 1pm on Friday 6th April for a post-viewing discussion of episode six of Civilisations.
  • How radical was Martin Luther King?

    By Professor Paul Harvey

    His message on civil rights was unequivocal - but Paul Harvey argues that in Martin Luther King's economic and social...

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  • How radical was Martin Luther King?

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    His message on civil rights was unequivocal - but Paul Harvey argues that in Martin Luther King's economic and social message was his greatest claim to...

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  • Introduction to differentiation

    This free course is an introduction to differentiation. Section 1 looks at gradients of graphs and introduces differentiation from first principles...

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  • Modelling and estimation

    This free course is concerned with modelling and estimation and looks in particular at the binomial distribution. Section 1 starts by defining...

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  • Introduction to algebra

    This free course is an introduction to algebra which builds on the idea of using letters to represent numbers. Section 1 looks at finding,...

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  • Bayesian statistics

    This free course is an introduction to Bayesian statistics. Section 1 discusses several ways of estimating probabilities. Section 2 reviews ideas...

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    This free course is concerned with some of the statistical methods used in epidemiology and more widely in medical statistics. Section 1 introduces...

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  • Second-order differential equations

    This free course is concerned with second-order differential equations. Section 1 introduces some basic principles and terminology. Sections 2 and...

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  • Introduction to analysis

    This free course is an introduction to analysis which looks at real numbers and their properties, with a particular emphasis on inequalities....

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  • Introduction to linear equations and matrices

    In this free course, matrices are used as a concise way of representing systems of linear equations which occur frequently in mathematics. Section...

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    BA (Hons) Youth Justice Studies (England and Wales)

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    How can we improve the lives of children and young people who are ‘in trouble’?...

    Foundation Degree in Early Years

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    The first few years of children’s lives are crucial to their development and...

    Diploma of Higher Education in Social Policy and Criminology

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    Diploma of Higher Education in Social Policy and Criminology
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    Is there a link between poverty and crime? Are inequality and injustice factors in...

    Diploma of Higher Education in Healthcare Practice

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    The role of healthcare support worker is fulfilling and increasingly challenging,...

    BSc (Honours) Mathematics

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    From economic policy to scientific advancement, mathematics is indispensable to...

    Foundation Degree in Computing and IT Practice

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    The modern world depends on computers and IT systems to function. Gain the skills...

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    Foundation Degree in Paramedic Sciences

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