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Dementiaville: Marriage

Dementiaville: Marriage Copyrighted image Credit: Channel 4 New content
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 28 May 2015
The final episode of Deementiaville see four women try to hold on to their husbands who suffer with dementia. 

Dementiaville: Family

Dementiaville: Family Copyrighted image Credit: Channel 4 New content
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 28 May 2015
The second episode of Dementiaville looks at the issues that families go through while looking after a loved one with dementia. 

Dementiaville: Poppy Lodge

Dementiaville: Poppy Lodge Copyrighted image Credit: Channel 4 New content
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 28 May 2015
The first epiosde of Dementiaville explores a new approach to treating dementia which has been the subject of much discussion among experts and...

Thinking Allowed: Happiness industry and wellness syndrome

Thinking Allowed: Happiness industry and wellness syndrome Copyrighted image Credit: Rachwal | Dreamstime.com New content
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 22 May 2015
Laurie Taylor and guests discuss why policy makers are focused on measuring happiness in this week's Thinking Allowed. 

OU on the BBC: More or Less - Female drink drivers, pub closures and The Rotterdam Effect

OU on the BBC: More or Less - Female drink drivers, pub closures and The Rotterdam Effect Copyrighted image Credit: Photodynamx | Dreamstime.com New content
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 22 May 2015
Tim Harford investigates the statistics behind female drink drivers, whether half our exports really go to Europe and the rate at which pubs in the...

The Bottom Line - The Spring 2015 series

The Bottom Line - The Spring 2015 series Copyrighted image Credit: bowbrick under CC-BY-NC-SA licence New content
Updated 22 May 2015
Catch up with The Bottom Line Spring 2015 episodes and extra content from our Business School academics.

The Bottom Line - Productivity

The Bottom Line - Productivity Copyrighted image Credit: Raw Pixel Images | Dreamstime.com New content
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 22 May 2015
The Bottom Line returns with Evan Davis and guests discussing the poor productivity problem in the UK. 

Dementiaville

Dementiaville Copyrighted image Credit: Channel 4 New content
Updated 21 May 2015
Dementiaville explores the latest thinking in dementia care which aims to alleviate the anxiety of sufferers and their families ...

From Underground to Outer-space: Studying the impact of volcanoes

From Underground to Outer-space: Studying the impact of volcanoes Creative commons image Credit: The Open University New content
Introductory level Duration 1 hour Updated 21 May 2015
Speakers from The Open University's Science Faculty explore whether we are now equipped to spot the signs of another major volcanic eruption...

What do you think about OpenLearn? Take the 2015 survey

What do you think about OpenLearn? Take the 2015 survey Copyrighted image Credit: Thinglass | Dreamstime.com Updated content
Introductory level Duration 20 mins Updated 20 May 2015
The OU is conducting a survey investigating how people use our free content. The aim is to provide a better free learning experience for everyone....

OU on the BBC: Inside The Medieval Mind - About the series

OU on the BBC: Inside The Medieval Mind - About the series Copyrighted image Credit: photos.com Updated content
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 15 May 2015
In Inside the Medieval Mind one of the world’s greatest authorities on the Middle Ages, Professor Robert Bartlett investigates the...

OU on the BBC: More or Less - Strokes, teachers and electoral reform

OU on the BBC: More or Less -  Strokes, teachers and electoral reform Copyrighted image Credit: Brett Critchley | Dreamstime.com
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 14 May 2015
Tim Harford investigates strokes, the plight of new teachers, overhauling the electoral system and how computers struggle with big numbers as much...

Rough Science 1 Mediterranean: Video extras: Why Jonathan's a scientist

Featuring: VideoVideo
Rough Science 1 Mediterranean: Video extras: Why Jonathan's a scientist Copyrighted image Credit: Production team
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 14 May 2015
Rough Scientist Jonathan Hare explains what got him into studying science in the first place, from the BBC/OU Rough Science 1 series

Thinking Allowed: Poverty in Britain and unemployment as a choice

Thinking Allowed: Poverty in Britain and unemployment as a choice Copyrighted image Credit: Sky Pixel | Dreamstime.com
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 14 May 2015
Joanna Mack, Learning and Teaching producer at the Open University, joins Thinking Allowed to talk about 'Breadline Britain' and poverty. 

Thinking Allowed: The social history of the gym and tattoos at work

Thinking Allowed: The social history of the gym and tattoos at work Copyrighted image Credit: Sebastian Czapnik | Dreamstime.com
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 08 May 2015
Laurie Taylor discusses the social history of the gym and prejudices against tattoos with his guests on Thinking Allowed. 

The 2015 UK election result: A view from Australia

The 2015 UK election result: A view from Australia Creative commons image Credit: Andrew Parsons/The Conservative Party under CC-BY-NC-SA licence
Updated 08 May 2015
Writing for The Conversation, Brian McNair shares his personal view of what the surprise majority for the Conservatives might mean for the people...

OU on the BBC: More or Less - Live election edition

OU on the BBC: More or Less - Live election edition Creative commons image Credit: KCIvey under CC BY-NC-2.0 licence
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 07 May 2015
On the day after the election, Tim Harford hosts a live edition of More or Less. 

OU on the BBC: Life

OU on the BBC: Life Copyrighted image Credit: Neil Lucas
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 07 May 2015
David Attenborough's ten-part exploration of the enormous variety of life on planet Earth.

Stargazing Live Series 1

Stargazing Live Series 1 Creative commons image Credit: By bookgrl via Flickr under Creative Commons license
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 07 May 2015
Whether you are a keen astronomer or new to stargazing, we have some helpful tools to help you start searching the night sky.

International Year of Light - Translation Project

International Year of Light - Translation Project Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University / Karen Parker
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 05 May 2015
Be part of an international project to get our International Year of Light animation translated into as many languages as possible. 

OU on the BBC: Frozen Planet

OU on the BBC: Frozen Planet Creative commons image Credit: Will Hybrid under CC-BY-NC licence
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 01 May 2015
A stunning portrait of life at the poles, presented by David Attenborough

Wastemen: One Man's Rubbish, One Man's Treasure

Wastemen: One Man's Rubbish, One Man's Treasure Copyrighted image Credit: BBC
Updated 01 May 2015
The value of waste has never been higher - but it's not just financial value; the Wastemen are aware of the emotional value of some of the items...

Ballot boxes or badges?

Ballot boxes or badges? Copyrighted image Credit: Various copyrights - please see the page for full details
Updated 01 May 2015
As the UK starts to process the victory of the Conservatives in the 2015 General Election, OpenLearn has lots to offer you if you can't get enough...

International Jazz Day

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International Jazz Day
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 29 Apr 2015
Let us inject a bit of jazz into your day as we celebrate International Jazz Day today (30 April).

OU on the BBC: More or Less - Polls, nuns, life partners

OU on the BBC: More or Less - Polls, nuns, life partners Copyrighted image Credit: Presiyan Panayotov | Dreamstime.com
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 27 Apr 2015
More or Less looks at the supposed increase in catholic nuns, polling data and the best way to find a life partner.