TV, radio and events.
Things coming up, and chances to catch-up

RSS Icon

OU on the BBC: Frozen Planet

OU on the BBC: Frozen Planet Creative commons image Credit: Will Hybrid under CC-BY-NC licence Updated content
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 01 May 2015
A stunning portrait of life at the poles, presented by David Attenborough

Wastemen: One Man's Rubbish, One Man's Treasure

Wastemen: One Man's Rubbish, One Man's Treasure Copyrighted image Credit: BBC Updated content
Updated 01 May 2015
The value of waste has never been higher - but it's not just financial value; the Wastemen are aware of the emotional value of some of the items...

Ballot boxes or badges?

Ballot boxes or badges? Copyrighted image Credit: Various copyrights - please see the page for full details New content
Updated 01 May 2015
As the UK enters the last week of the 2015 election, OpenLearn has lots to offer you if you can't get enough politics - and if you think you've had...

International Jazz Day

Featuring: AudioAudio
International Jazz Day New content
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 29 Apr 2015
Let us inject a bit of jazz into your day as we celebrate International Jazz Day today (30 April).

OU on the BBC: More or Less - Polls, nuns, life partners

OU on the BBC: More or Less - Polls, nuns, life partners Copyrighted image Credit: Presiyan Panayotov | Dreamstime.com New content
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 27 Apr 2015
More or Less looks at the supposed increase in catholic nuns, polling data and the best way to find a life partner. 

OU on the BBC: Andrew Marr's History of the World - Survival

OU on the BBC: Andrew Marr's History of the World - Survival Copyrighted image Credit: BBC Updated content
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 24 Apr 2015
Andrew Marr sets off on an epic journey through 70,000 years of human history, starting with our earliest beginnings in Africa

Thinking Allowed: Post traumatic stress; managing beds in the NHS

Thinking Allowed: Post traumatic stress; managing beds in the NHS Copyright free image Credit: By Underwood & Underwood. (US War Dept.) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons New content
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 24 Apr 2015
This week's Thinking Allowed looks at notions of male bravery and the relation to post traumatic stress, as well as bed issues within the NHS.

Wartime Farm - Episode 1

Wartime Farm - Episode 1 Copyrighted image Credit: Lion TV / BBC Updated content
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 24 Apr 2015
After the outbreak of hostilities, our heroes of the Home Front get stuck in to keeping the nation fed.

The Open University and The International Year of Light

The Open University and The International Year of Light Creative commons image Credit: The Open University New content
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 23 Apr 2015
The Open University  is a “Gold Associate Sponsor” for the International Year of Light & Light Based Technology 2015