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Wartime Farm - Episode 3

 Wartime Farm - Episode 3 Copyrighted image Credit: Lion TV / BBC Updated content
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.

World Book Day

World Book Day Copyrighted image Credit: Flynt | Dreamstime.com Updated content
Updated 05 Mar 2015
Calling all bookworms and budding writers! Celebrate World Book Day (Thursday 5th March 2015) with our free resources and eBooks on OpenLearn.

Child of Our Time: Try our childhood surveys

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Child of Our Time: Try our childhood surveys Copyrighted image Credit: BBC Updated content
Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 03 Mar 2015
We've run a series of surveys about aspects of childhood over the last few years - try them here, and tell us what you think.

Climate Week 2015

Climate Week 2015 Copyrighted image Credit: Nathan Gallagher Updated content
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 03 Mar 2015
3-9 March 2015 is Climate Week, a national occasion for everyone wanting to do their bit to protect our planet and create a secure future.

The Bottom Line - Whatever happened to?

The Bottom Line - Whatever happened to? Creative commons image Credit: Stefano Bertolotti | Flickr New content
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 02 Mar 2015
Evan Davis and his guests discuss what happened to some of the biggest brands that dominated the high street. 

Thinking Allowed: Commercial surrogacy in India and money

Thinking Allowed: Commercial surrogacy in India and money Copyrighted image Credit: Aleksandar Kamasi | Dreamstime.com New content
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 02 Mar 2015
Reproductive tourism and being unable to keep up with the transformation in money across the world is spoken about on this week's Thinking Allowed....

OU on the BBC: Symphony

OU on the BBC: Symphony Copyrighted image Credit: BBC Updated content
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 26 Feb 2015
Explore the secrets of the symphony, the highest form of expression of Western classical music

OU on the BBC: Life

OU on the BBC: Life Copyrighted image Credit: Neil Lucas Updated content
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 25 Feb 2015
David Attenborough's ten-part exploration of the enormous variety of life on planet Earth.

International Women's Day 2015

International Women's Day 2015 New content
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 25 Feb 2015
International Women's Day 2015 - Sunday 8th March 

The Bottom Line - The business of queuing

The Bottom Line - The business of queuing Creative commons image Credit: Bundesarchiv, Bild 102-10246via CC-BY-SAh license via New content
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. 

Wartime Farm - Episode 1

Wartime Farm - Episode 1 Copyrighted image Credit: Lion TV / BBC Updated content
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 25 Feb 2015
After the outbreak of hostilities, our heroes of the Home Front get stuck in to keeping the nation fed.

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: Inside the Commons - Episode 4

OU on the BBC: Inside the Commons - Episode 4 Copyrighted image Credit: BBC
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 20 Feb 2015
In the final part of  Inside the Commons, battles break out over the future of the House.

World Day of Social Justice 2015

World Day of Social Justice 2015 Creative commons image Credit: Jeff Kubina under CC BY-SA 2.0 license
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 19 Feb 2015
20th February is the World Day of Social Justice.

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

OU on the BBC: BBC Inside Science - Twins and relativity Copyrighted image Credit: BBC
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
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
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: Inside the Commons - Episode 3

OU on the BBC: Inside the Commons - Episode 3 Copyrighted image Credit: BBC
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 13 Feb 2015
This week's Inside the Commons asks whether the three-party system is falling apart at the seams. 

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: Inside the Commons - Episode 2

OU on the BBC: Inside the Commons - Episode 2 Copyrighted image Credit: BBC
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 09 Feb 2015
Michael Cockerell explores the ‘Upstairs-Downstairs’ world of the House of Commons in the second episode of Inside the Commons.