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Thinking Allowed: Happiness industry and wellness syndrome

Thinking Allowed: Happiness industry and wellness syndrome Copyrighted image Credit: Rachwal | Dreamstime.com New content
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 22 May 2015
Laurie Taylor and guests discuss why policy makers are focused on measuring happiness in this week's Thinking Allowed. 

OU on the BBC: More or Less - Female drink drivers, pub closures and The Rotterdam Effect

OU on the BBC: More or Less - Female drink drivers, pub closures and The Rotterdam Effect Copyrighted image Credit: Photodynamx | Dreamstime.com New content
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 22 May 2015
Tim Harford investigates the statistics behind female drink drivers, whether half our exports really go to Europe and the rate at which pubs in the...

The Bottom Line - The Spring 2015 series

The Bottom Line - The Spring 2015 series Copyrighted image Credit: bowbrick under CC-BY-NC-SA licence New content
Updated 22 May 2015
Catch up with The Bottom Line Spring 2015 episodes and extra content from our Business School academics.

The Bottom Line - Productivity

The Bottom Line - Productivity Copyrighted image Credit: Raw Pixel Images | Dreamstime.com New content
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 22 May 2015
The Bottom Line returns with Evan Davis and guests discussing the poor productivity problem in the UK. 

From Underground to Outer-space: Studying the impact of volcanoes

From Underground to Outer-space: Studying the impact of volcanoes Creative commons image Credit: The Open University New content
Introductory level Duration 1 hour Updated 21 May 2015
Speakers from The Open University's Science Faculty explore whether we are now equipped to spot the signs of another major volcanic eruption...

What do you think about OpenLearn? Take the 2015 survey

What do you think about OpenLearn? Take the 2015 survey Copyrighted image Credit: Thinglass | Dreamstime.com Updated content
Introductory level Duration 20 mins Updated 20 May 2015
The OU is conducting a survey investigating how people use our free content. The aim is to provide a better free learning experience for everyone....

OU on the BBC: Inside The Medieval Mind - About the series

OU on the BBC: Inside The Medieval Mind - About the series Copyrighted image Credit: photos.com Updated content
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 15 May 2015
In Inside the Medieval Mind one of the world’s greatest authorities on the Middle Ages, Professor Robert Bartlett investigates the...

OU on the BBC: More or Less - Strokes, teachers and electoral reform

OU on the BBC: More or Less -  Strokes, teachers and electoral reform Copyrighted image Credit: Brett Critchley | Dreamstime.com New content
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 14 May 2015
Tim Harford investigates strokes, the plight of new teachers, overhauling the electoral system and how computers struggle with big numbers as much...

Rough Science 1 Mediterranean: Video extras: Why Jonathan's a scientist

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Rough Science 1 Mediterranean: Video extras: Why Jonathan's a scientist Copyrighted image Credit: Production team Updated content
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 14 May 2015
Rough Scientist Jonathan Hare explains what got him into studying science in the first place, from the BBC/OU Rough Science 1 series

Thinking Allowed: Poverty in Britain and unemployment as a choice

Thinking Allowed: Poverty in Britain and unemployment as a choice Copyrighted image Credit: Sky Pixel | Dreamstime.com New content
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 14 May 2015
Joanna Mack, Learning and Teaching producer at the Open University, joins Thinking Allowed to talk about 'Breadline Britain' and poverty.