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The Bottom Line - The business of queuing

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Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 25 Feb 2015
Evan and his guests look at the stereotypically British art of queuing and how it affects businesses. 

Thinking Allowed: Migration to London and South Africa

Thinking Allowed: Migration to London and South Africa Creative commons image Credit: Petras Gagilas under CC-BY-SA licence New content
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 23 Feb 2015
This week's Thinking Allowed features The Open University's Dr Daniel Conway and looks at migration in contrasting contexts

OU on the BBC: BBC Inside Science - Twins and relativity

OU on the BBC: BBC Inside Science - Twins and relativity Copyrighted image Credit: BBC New content
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 17 Feb 2015
Discover what will be explored in this week's BBC Inside Science. 

The Bottom Line - Inventors

The Bottom Line - Inventors Copyrighted image Credit: Firebrandphotography | Dreamstime.com New content
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 17 Feb 2015
In this episode of The Bottom Line, Evan Davis and guests discuss the process of designing a product and getting it onto the market. 

Thinking Allowed: Conservatism and emotional labour in a care home

Thinking Allowed: Conservatism and emotional labour in a care home Creative commons image Credit: McBeth under CC-BY-NC-ND licence New content
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 17 Feb 2015
This week's Thinking Allowed focuses on the intellectual roots of Conservatism and also the emotional labour of care workers in a private...

OU on the BBC: BBC Inside Science - Darwin Day

OU on the BBC: BBC Inside Science - Darwin Day Copyrighted image Credit: photos.com
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 10 Feb 2015
BBC Inside Science celebrates Darwin Day this week. 

The Bottom Line - Gold

The Bottom Line - Gold Creative commons image Credit: Celeste33 under CC-BY-NC licence
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 09 Feb 2015
In this episode of The Bottom Line, Evan Davis and guests discuss the business of gold. 

Thinking Allowed: The Harvard Business School and the cultural history of pain

Thinking Allowed: The Harvard Business School and the cultural history of pain Creative commons image Credit: The Open University | Image: Stephen Collins
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 09 Feb 2015
This week's Thinking Allowed focuses on the complex moral world of Harvard Business School and the cultural history of pain. 

OU on the BBC: More or Less - Strenuous jogging, tuition fees and political seats

OU on the BBC: More or Less - Strenuous jogging, tuition fees and political seats Creative commons image Credit:
Introductory level Duration 30 mins Updated 04 Feb 2015
More or Less investigates whether strenuous jogging is bad for you, whether the tuition fees regime saved money and how many political seats are...

The Bottom Line - Trading places

The Bottom Line - Trading places Copyrighted image Credit: © Arne9001 | Dreamstime.com
Introductory level Duration 30 mins Updated 02 Feb 2015
In this episode of The Bottom Line, Evan Davis and guests discuss some of the secrets to retailing success. 

DEBATE: Cameron's 1000 jobs

DEBATE: Cameron's 1000 jobs Copyrighted image Credit: Brad Calkins | Dreamstime.com
Updated 28 Jan 2015
David Cameron says that the Conservatives have created 1000 jobs for every day they've been in office. Is this true?  

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

OU on the BBC: More or Less - Conservative job creation, unhappy workers and due dates Copyrighted image Credit: Viktor Pravdica | Dreamstime.com
Introductory level Duration 30 mins Updated 28 Jan 2015
More or Less puts the spotlight on Conservative job creation, dairy farmers, the UK's 'unhappiest' workers and the long-term pregnancy trends in...

OU on the BBC: A History of Ideas - Historian Justin Champion on Francis Bacon

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OU on the BBC: A History of Ideas - Historian Justin Champion on Francis Bacon Copyrighted image Credit: The BBC
Intermediate level Duration 5 mins Updated 23 Jan 2015
Historian Justin Champion on Francis Bacon's anxieties about the fallibility of technological innovators.

OU on the BBC: A History of Ideas - How has technology changed us?

OU on the BBC: A History of Ideas - How has technology changed us? Copyrighted image Credit: BBC
Intermediate level Duration 5 mins Updated 23 Jan 2015
How has technology changed us? Melvyn and four guests discuss this question. 

DEBATE: Financial investment in NHS reform

DEBATE: Financial investment in NHS reform Copyrighted image Credit: Brad Calkins | Dreamstime.com
Updated 23 Jan 2015
Max Pemberton claims that 200 MPs voting on the 2012 NHS reform had a financial interest in its passing. What are your views on this?

The Bottom Line - The price of time

The Bottom Line - The price of time Copyrighted image Credit: Zoran Mladenovic | Dreamstime.com
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 22 Jan 2015
In this episode of The Bottom Line, Evan Davis and guests discuss how we decide on the price of our job, including factors such as time and...

More or Less : The Discussion Hub

More or Less : The Discussion Hub Copyrighted image Credit: Brad Calkins | Dreamstime.com
Updated 22 Jan 2015
Some statistics can be incredibly misleading. Do you feel that these misrepresentations are pulling the wool over the public's eyes?