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After Waterloo: What happened next?

After Waterloo: What happened next? Copyright free image Credit: Bibliothèque Nationale de France New content
Introductory level Updated 01 Jul 2015
After the collapse of Napoleon's army two hundred years ago, what happened next? We catch up with the news from July 3rd, 1715

Great Ormond Street Hospital

Great Ormond Street Hospital Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University / Karen Parker New content
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 01 Jul 2015
This series explores the remarkably difficult tasks facing children and medical professionals at Great Ormond Street Hospital. 

Thinking Allowed

Thinking Allowed Copyrighted image Credit: BBC New content
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 30 Jun 2015
Thinking Allowed puts the focus on the latest thinking about how society works. Read exclusive academic insights every week as each show airs.

The Bottom Line: Summer 2015

The Bottom Line: Summer 2015 Copyrighted image Credit: BBC New content
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.

The Bank

The Bank Copyrighted image Credit: BBC New content
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 30 Jun 2015
This three-part OU/BBC series set in a NatWest branch in Huddersfield looks at the complex relationship between us, the bank and our money.

The Met: Policing London

The Met: Policing London Copyrighted image Credit: BBC New content
Updated 30 Jun 2015
The Met: Policing London provides insight into one of the city’s most vital services and some of the 49,000 men and women whose job it is to...

Thinking Allowed: Factory music and volunteering post-recession

Thinking Allowed: Factory music and volunteering post-recession Copyrighted image Credit: Sky Pixel | Dreamstime.com New content
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 Credit: Tanatat | Dreamstime.com New content
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 Credit: 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. 

Round-up: Philae recharged

Round-up: Philae recharged Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University / Karen Parker
Updated 15 Jun 2015
As part of the consortium that brought Philae to life, we're delighted that it's sending messages once again. Here's a quick round-up of reactions...

The Bank: Lending

The Bank: Lending Copyrighted image Credit: BBC
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 15 Jun 2015
The final episode of The Bank explore our need to borrow more money to buy anything from mortages to plastic surgery. 

The Bank: Love n Money

The Bank: Love n Money Copyrighted image Credit: BBC
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 15 Jun 2015
The second episode of The Bank looks at love in relation to money - with everything from engagements, marriage, parenthood, divorce, old age,...

The Bank: Trust

The Bank: Trust Copyrighted image Credit: BBC
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 15 Jun 2015
The first episode of 'The Bank' looks at how NatWest is attempting to win back its customers' trust after the 2008 banking crash. 

The Bottom Line - Outsourcing

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

Thinking Allowed: The 'Precariat' and humour in sociology

Thinking Allowed: The 'Precariat' and humour in sociology Copyrighted image Credit: BBC
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 12 Jun 2015
On this episode of Thinking Allowed, Laurie Taylor and guests dicuss an emerging new class, the 'Precariat' and also neglecting humour in social...

The Met: Episode five

The Met: Episode five Copyrighted image Credit: BBC
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 11 Jun 2015
In the final episode of OU/BBC's The Met a new recruit learns his way around the London streets and Homicide investigate the tragic death of a...

The Met: Episode three

The Met: Episode three Copyrighted image Credit: BBC
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 11 Jun 2015
Trident, the Met's specialist gang unit, tackle drug dealers in South London and knife crime in this episode of BBC/OU's The Met. 

The Met: Episode four

The Met: Episode four Copyrighted image Credit: BBC
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 11 Jun 2015
This episode of OU/BBC's The Met: Policing London looks at tackling the city's crime after dark - from abusive drunks to robberies. 

Breaking News: Wellington defeats Napoleon at Waterloo

Breaking News: Wellington defeats Napoleon at Waterloo Copyright free image Credit: Painting public domain image
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 10 Jun 2015
The Battle of Waterloo on 18th June, 1815, is a key date in British history. But how was it reported at the time? As you'd expect, not impartially....

The Met: Episode two

The Met: Episode two Copyrighted image Credit: BBC
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 09 Jun 2015
Mistaken identity leaves a young father dead and police struggle to find the killer in the second episode of The Met. 

The English Civil War: Tremors - Introduction

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The English Civil War: Tremors - Introduction Copyrighted image Credit: Wark Clements
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 09 Jun 2015
Tristram Hunt introduces the section that explores the gathering rumblings before the war.

The Bottom Line - Corruption

The Bottom Line - Corruption Creative commons image Credit: Asian FC under CC-BY-2.0 licence
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 05 Jun 2015
In light of the latest FIFA scandal, Evan Davis and guests discuss corruption on this episode of  The Bottom Line. 

Thinking Allowed: Lesbian lives in Russia and big data

Thinking Allowed: Lesbian lives in Russia and big data Creative commons image Credit: Dominic Alves under CC-BY-2.0 licence
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 05 Jun 2015
On this epiosde of Radio 4's Thinking Allowed lesbian relationships in Russia in a post communist era are explored as is mass surveillance and its...

OU on the BBC: More or Less - HPV Vaccine, Qatar migrant workers and chocolate diets

OU on the BBC: More or Less - HPV Vaccine, Qatar migrant workers and chocolate diets Copyrighted image Credit: Thodonal | Dreamstime.com
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 04 Jun 2015
Tim Harford and the More or Less team investigate the numbers behin the side-effects of the HPV vaccine, deaths of migrant workers in Qatar and...

The Met: Episode one

The Met: Episode one Copyrighted image Credit: BBC
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 04 Jun 2015
The first episode of The Met: Policing London looks at the verdict surrounding the killing of Mark Duggan by an armed police officer and the riots...