OU on the BBC: Reith 2004: The Climate of Fear

Updated Wednesday 7th July 2004

Against the backdrop of the 'War on Terror,' Nigerian writer and activist Wole Soyinka explores the nature of fear and asks: What exactly are we afraid of?

 

For further information, take a look at our frequently asked questions which may give you the support you need.

Have a question?

Other content you may like

OU on the BBC: More or Less - Conservative job creation, unhappy workers and due dates Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Viktor Pravdica | Dreamstime.com article icon

TV, Radio & Events 

OU on the BBC: More or Less - Conservative job creation, unhappy workers and due dates

More or Less puts the spotlight on Conservative job creation, dairy farmers, the UK's 'unhappiest' workers and the long-term pregnancy trends in developed countries. 

Article
OU on the BBC: BBC Inside Science – Menopausal mysteries Creative commons image Icon By US Geological Survey [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons under Creative-Commons license article icon

TV, Radio & Events 

OU on the BBC: BBC Inside Science – Menopausal mysteries

Adam Rutherford and guests explore the scientific mysteries of the menopause.

Article
OU on the BBC: Digital Planet: Learning Zone Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC article icon

TV, Radio & Events 

Article
Thinking Allowed: Offshoring & make-up in Iran Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Flynt | Dreamstime.com article icon

TV, Radio & Events 

Thinking Allowed: Offshoring & make-up in Iran

Offshoring as the economy of secrecy and research on Iranian women's use of make up.

Article
OU on the BBC: A History of Ideas - Humans, apes and Carl Linnaeus Creative commons image Icon brainware3000 under CC-BY under Creative-Commons license video icon

History & The Arts 

OU on the BBC: A History of Ideas - Humans, apes and Carl Linnaeus

Historian Simon Schaffer looks at apes and evolution to explore how human we are - and  our animation looks at cultural transmission.

Video
5 mins
The Bottom Line - Becoming an appreneur Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Jennifer Pitiquen | Dreamstime.com article icon

TV, Radio & Events 

The Bottom Line - Becoming an appreneur

Evan Davis meets "appreneurs" trying to make money in a marketplace where traditonal business rules do not apply.

Article
Thinking Allowed - Debt and cosmetic tourism Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: photos.com article icon

TV, Radio & Events 

Thinking Allowed - Debt and cosmetic tourism

In this week's Thinking Allowed, the team look at debt and cosmetic tourism

Article
The Bottom Line - TripAdvisor etc Creative commons image Icon Amy Wardlaw under CC-BY-SA licence under Creative-Commons license article icon

TV, Radio & Events 

The Bottom Line - TripAdvisor etc

Evan Davis and guests discuss online review companies, monitoring of posts and the genuineness of the ratings. 

Article
The Big Question: Why Do People Have Unsafe Sex? Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission article icon

TV, Radio & Events 

The Big Question: Why Do People Have Unsafe Sex?

Since it was first diagnosed twenty years ago, AIDS has killed more than twenty million people worldwide. It's now the leading cause of death among adults under 60. An estimated forty million people are living with the virus. Most people contract it by having unprotected sex - the vast majority of them in Africa. But why are they putting themselves at risk? The Big Question: why do people have unsafe sex?

Article