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BBC Inside Science - 2016/2017 series

BBC Inside Science - 2016/2017 series Copyrighted image Copyright: BBC
Updated 01 Aug 2016
Adam Rutherford returns with guests in this new series to illuminate the mysteries and controversies behind the science that's changing our world.

More or Less

More or Less Copyrighted image Copyright: © Doreen Salcher | Dreamstime.com
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 26 Jul 2016
Tim Harford presents BBC Radio 4's surprising and refreshing guide to statistics in the news.

Thinking Allowed July 2016

Featuring: Audio Audio
Thinking Allowed July 2016 Copyrighted image Copyright: BBC
Updated 13 Jul 2016
The Open University comes together with the BBC's venerable social sciences programme to explore the latest thinking in society

All in the Mind - Summer 2016

All in the Mind - Summer 2016 Creative commons image The Open University under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license
Updated 25 Apr 2016
Join us for the OU/BBC Radio 4 series that explores the limits and potential of the human mind.

What is a scientific model?

Featuring: Audio Audio
What is a scientific model? Copyrighted image Copyright: Production team
Introductory level Updated 29 Mar 2016
BBC Inside Science answers a listener question by discussing scientific models and how they are used.

The Bottom Line: Winter 2015-16

The Bottom Line: Winter 2015-16 Copyrighted image Copyright: BBC
Updated 03 Mar 2016
The Bottom Line returns with a new series from The Open University and the BBC, presented by Evan Davis.

More or Less - Summer 2015

More or Less - Summer 2015 Copyrighted image Copyright: © Doreen Salcher | Dreamstime.com
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 12 Feb 2016
Tim Harford presents BBC Radio 4's surprising and refreshing guide to statistics in the news.

More or Less: Winter 2016

More or Less: Winter 2016 Copyrighted image Copyright: © Doreen Salcher | Dreamstime.com
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 12 Feb 2016
Tim Harford presents BBC Radio 4's surprising and refreshing guide to statistics in the news.

Thinking Allowed 2016

Thinking Allowed 2016 Copyrighted image Copyright: BBC
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 26 Jan 2016
OU/BBC's Thinking Allowed puts the focus on the latest thinking about how society works. Read exclusive academic insights every week as each show...

More or Less: interview with Tim Harford

Featuring: Audio Audio
More or Less: interview with Tim Harford Copyrighted image Copyright: BBC
Duration 20 mins Updated 04 Jan 2016
Tim Harford, from More or Less, talks with Kevin McConway on why statistics matter and how they can impact the future.

The Educators: Series 2

The Educators: Series 2
Updated 18 Nov 2015
Sarah Montague interviews the people whose ideas are challenging the future of education and the way we teach and learn.

The Bottom Line: Autumn 2015 - archive

The Bottom Line: Autumn 2015 - archive Copyrighted image Copyright: BBC
Updated 12 Nov 2015
The Bottom Line returns with a new series from The Open University and the BBC, presented by Evan Davis.

BBC Inside Science

Featuring: Audio Audio
BBC Inside Science Copyrighted image Copyright: BBC
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 09 Nov 2015
Adam Rutherford returns with guests in this new series to illuminate the mysteries and controversies behind the science that's changing our world.

Ian McMillan's Writing Lab: Get writing: Tips and advice

Ian McMillan's Writing Lab: Get writing: Tips and advice Copyrighted image Copyright: BBC
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 26 Oct 2015
From getting inspiration to getting published - take your writing to the next level with our tips and advice.

All in the Mind

All in the Mind Creative commons image The Open University under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license
Updated 19 Oct 2015
Join us for the OU/BBC Radio 4 series that explores the limits and potential of the human mind.

Bringing up Britain

Bringing up Britain Copyrighted image Copyright: BBC
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 27 Aug 2015
Mariella Frostrup presents the series that explores the complex realities of parenting in today's Britain.

More or Less - Past episodes

More or Less - Past episodes Copyrighted image Copyright: © Doreen Salcher | Dreamstime.com
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 07 Aug 2015
Go back in time by exploring past episodes of More or Less, BBC Radio 4's surprising and refreshing guide to statistics.

A History of Ideas

A History of Ideas Copyrighted image Copyright: BBC
Intermediate level Updated 15 Jul 2015
This major new 60-part radio series offers a fresh take on some of the big philosophical questions of our age. 

Thinking Allowed 2015

Thinking Allowed 2015 Copyrighted image Copyright: BBC
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 30 Jun 2015
OU/BBC's Thinking Allowed puts the focus on the latest thinking about how society works. Read exclusive academic insights every week as each show...

The Bottom Line: Summer 2015

The Bottom Line: Summer 2015 Copyrighted image Copyright: BBC
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 30 Jun 2015
Evan Davis gets to the heart of the big finance stories - by talking to the people who take the decisions that touch all our lives.

Thinking Allowed: Factory music and volunteering post-recession

Thinking Allowed: Factory music and volunteering post-recession Copyrighted image Copyright: Sky Pixel | Dreamstime.com
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 26 Jun 2015
On this week's programme, Laurie Taylor and guests discuss pop music in worker's culture and how the 2008 recession affected voluntary work. 

The Bottom Line - Angel Investors

The Bottom Line - Angel Investors Copyrighted image Copyright: Tanatat | Dreamstime.com
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 22 Jun 2015
This episode of OU/BBC's The Bottom Line focuses on investors backing start-up businesses. 

Thinking Allowed: White working class boys and French thought

Thinking Allowed: White working class boys and French thought Copyrighted image Copyright: Rimma Zaytseva | Dreamstime.com
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 18 Jun 2015
This episode of Thinking Allowed looks at British boys' underachievement in education and French intellectuals. 

The Bottom Line - Outsourcing

The Bottom Line - Outsourcing Creative commons image markhillary under CC-BY licence under Creative-Commons license
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 12 Jun 2015
This episode of The Bottom Line looks at the pros and cons of outsourcing.