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Turn your bank holiday into a badged holiday

Turn your bank holiday into a badged holiday Copyrighted image Credit: Woman photo: © Victorpr | Dreamstime.com New content
Updated 27 Mar 2015
What are your plans for the long weekend? DIY? A trip to a windswept beach? Why not take your first steps towards earning a free badge instead...

OU on the BBC: Wartime Farm - Christmas Special

OU on the BBC: Wartime Farm - Christmas Special Copyrighted image Credit: Lion TV / BBC Updated content
Introductory level Updated 27 Mar 2015
It's Christmas, and our living historians are back in the war, and back on the land, for a very special Wartime Farm.

Thinking Allowed: Citizenship ceremonies and family ties

Thinking Allowed: Citizenship ceremonies and family ties Copyrighted image Credit: By Flogal via Dreamstime under subscription New content
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 27 Mar 2015
Laurie Taylor and guests discuss studies into citizenship and the links between family ties and stories. 

OU on the BBC: A History of Ideas - Max Weber and the Protestant Ethic

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OU on the BBC: A History of Ideas - Max Weber and the Protestant Ethic Copyrighted image Credit: BBC New content
Intermediate level Duration 5 mins Updated 25 Mar 2015
Historian, Justin Champion discusses the founder of sociology, Max Weber, who drilled in the value of hard work into our everyday ethic. 

OU on the BBC: A History of Ideas - Aristotle on flourishing

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OU on the BBC: A History of Ideas - Aristotle on flourishing Copyrighted image Credit: BBC New content
Intermediate level Duration 5 mins Updated 24 Mar 2015
In this episode of A History of Ideas, philosopher Jules Evans wants to prove there's been a revival of Aristotle's ideas about flourishing and how...

OU on the BBC: A History of Ideas - How do I live a good life?

OU on the BBC: A History of Ideas - How do I live a good life? Copyrighted image Credit: BBC New content
Intermediate level Duration 5 mins Updated 23 Mar 2015
Melvyn Bragg and his four guests delve deeper into the philosophy of how we live a good life. 

The Bottom Line - Corporate scandal

The Bottom Line - Corporate scandal Copyright free image Credit: U.S. National Archives & Records Administration New content
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 20 Mar 2015
How do companies recover from negative press? Evan Davis hears from guests who have broken away from scandal on this episode. 

OU on the BBC: Timewatch - Stonehenge

OU on the BBC: Timewatch - Stonehenge Copyrighted image Credit: Production team Updated content
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 20 Mar 2015
Two of Britain’s leading archaeologists and world-renowned experts on Stonehenge, Professor Tim Darvill and Geoff Wainwright, believe they have...

OU on the BBC: Nature of Britain

OU on the BBC: Nature of Britain Copyrighted image Credit: Production team Updated content
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 20 Mar 2015
Alan Titchmarsh explores eight very different landscapes and the nature they support. Discover more about the programmes.

International Day of Happiness

International Day of Happiness Copyrighted image Credit: Les Cunliffe | Dreamstime.com Updated content
Updated 20 Mar 2015
"Clap along if you know what happiness is to you..." Happiness may mean different things for different people. Celebrate whatever makes you happy...

Thinking Allowed: Global clothing and poverty, fur inheritance in Poland

Thinking Allowed: Global clothing and poverty, fur inheritance in Poland Copyrighted image Credit: © Katie Nesling | Dreamstime.com New content
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 20 Mar 2015
Laurie Taylor and guests discuss fast fashion and hand-me-downs regarding the links to class and poverty.

Wartime Farm - Episode 7

Wartime Farm - Episode 7 Creative commons image Credit: Peter Holmes under CC-BY-SA licence Updated content
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 20 Mar 2015
Troops gather around the farm as the invasion of Normandy is planned - and there's a role for pigeons, too.

The Solar Eclipse

The Solar Eclipse Copyrighted image Credit: Petr Masek | Dreamstime.com New content
Introductory level Duration 30 mins Updated 19 Mar 2015
On Friday 20 March 2015, the whole of the UK will be able to view a partial eclipse of the Sun. 

British Science Week 2015

British Science Week 2015 Copyrighted image Credit: The British Science Association New content
Introductory level Duration 1 hour 30 mins Updated 16 Mar 2015
Celebrate all things science with British Science Week 13th-22nd March 2015!

The Bottom Line - Football's billions

The Bottom Line - Football's billions Copyrighted image Credit: Michael Flippo | Dreamstime.com
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 13 Mar 2015
It's well-know that top players can earn millions every year, but what about the clubs and fans? Evan Davies and guests discuss the business of...

Wartime Farm - Episode 5

Wartime Farm - Episode 5 Copyrighted image Credit: Lion TV / BBC
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 13 Mar 2015
The war reaches 1942, and shortages start to bite. Our Wartime Farmers start to look back to their Victorian forebears for inspiration.

Thinking Allowed: Hoarders and microbreweries

Thinking Allowed: Hoarders and microbreweries Creative commons image Credit: Earthworm under CC-BY-NC-SA licence
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 13 Mar 2015
On this episode of Thinking Allowed Laurie Taylor hears about the sociological perspective on hoarding and microbreweries in the UK is discussed.

Open access and science publishing

Open access and science publishing Creative commons image Credit: Wikicommons
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 12 Mar 2015
This year marks the 350th anniversary of the publication Philosophical Transactions, the world’s first science journal. The Open University Library...

Open Education Week 2015

Open Education Week 2015 Creative commons image Credit: Open Education Weeklicensed for reuse under CC BY 4.0
Introductory level Updated 11 Mar 2015
Open Education Week runs from the 9th-13th March 2015 to raise awareness of the open education movement.

International Year of Light 2015

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

The Bottom Line - Going global

The Bottom Line - Going global Copyrighted image Credit: Sirfujiyama | Dreamstime.com
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 09 Mar 2015
Evan Davies and guests discover international business and how to adapt products to specific countries in this episode of The Bottom Line. 

Thinking Allowed: A lost avant garde and biologising parenthood

Thinking Allowed: A lost avant garde and biologising parenthood Creative commons image Credit: Astrid Westvang under CC-BY-NC-ND licence
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 06 Mar 2015
Laurie Taylor and guests discuss the exclusive nature of art and parenting being central to a child's development. 

Wartime Farm - Episode 3

 Wartime Farm - Episode 3 Copyrighted image Credit: Lion TV / BBC
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 06 Mar 2015
Our wartime farmers welcome town-dwellers seeking shelter from the Blitz, and prepare for the first Christmas under rationing.

What are you capable of?

What are you capable of? Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 05 Mar 2015
Have you ever thought about just how far you could go if you had the tools and opportunities? Let us help in seven easy steps.