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National Storytelling Week

National Storytelling Week Copyrighted image Credit: National Storytelling Week New content
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 26 Jan 2015
National Storytelling Week runs from 31 January to 7 February 2015. We have lots of resources in this area so delve in... 

OU on the BBC: A History of Ideas - Historian Justin Champion on Francis Bacon

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OU on the BBC: A History of Ideas - Historian Justin Champion on Francis Bacon Copyrighted image Credit: Production team New content
Intermediate level Duration 5 mins Updated 23 Jan 2015
Historian Justin Champion on Francis Bacon's anxieties about the fallibility of technological innovators.

OU on the BBC: A History of Ideas - How has technology changed us?

OU on the BBC: A History of Ideas - How has technology changed us? Copyrighted image Credit: BBC New content
Intermediate level Duration 5 mins Updated 23 Jan 2015
How has technology changed us? Melvyn and four guests discuss this question. 

British Isles: A Natural History / A User's Guide To Natural History

British Isles: A Natural History / A User's Guide To Natural History Copyrighted image Credit: BBC Updated content
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 23 Jan 2015
The story of the British Isles, told in regional differences in  flora, fauna and geology.

DEBATE: Financial investment in NHS reform

DEBATE: Financial investment in NHS reform Copyrighted image Credit: Brad Calkins | Dreamstime.com New content
Updated 23 Jan 2015
Max Pemberton claims that 200 MPs voting on the 2012 NHS reform had a financial interest in its passing. What are your views on this?

The Bottom Line - The price of time

The Bottom Line - The price of time Copyrighted image Credit: Zoran Mladenovic | Dreamstime.com New content
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 22 Jan 2015
In this episode of The Bottom Line, Evan Davis and guests discuss how we decide on the price of our job, including factors such as time and...

More or Less : The Discussion Hub

More or Less : The Discussion Hub Copyrighted image Credit: Brad Calkins | Dreamstime.com New content
Updated 22 Jan 2015
Some statistics can be incredibly misleading. Do you feel that these misrepresentations are pulling the wool over the public's eyes?

OU on the BBC: More or Less - Hate crimes, NHS reform and Manchester serial killer

OU on the BBC: More or Less - Hate crimes, NHS reform and Manchester serial killer Copyrighted image Credit: Sirfujiyama | Dreamstime.com New content
Introductory level Duration 30 mins Updated 22 Jan 2015
More or less puts the spotlight on the statistics around hate crimes, MP's supposed financial interest in the 2012 NHS reform and the Manchester ...

Excluded: Kicked Out Of School - Episode 2

Excluded: Kicked Out Of School - Episode 2 Copyrighted image Credit: BBC New content
Updated 21 Jan 2015
After pupils are sent to The Bridge, how easy is it for them to reintegrate with mainstream education?

OU on the BBC: Hidden histories: Britain's oldest family businesses

OU on the BBC: Hidden histories: Britain's oldest family businesses Copyrighted image Credit: BBC Updated content
Updated 16 Jan 2015
Uncover the extraordinary history of three of Britain’s longest-running family businesses with this BBC Four series.

OU on the BBC: More or Less - Budget cut, Paris killings and Boko Haram attack

OU on the BBC: More or Less - Budget cut, Paris killings and Boko Haram attack Copyrighted image Credit: Feng Yu | Dreamstime.com New content
Updated 16 Jan 2015
More or Less puts the spot light on the Conservative's budget cutting strategy, Paris terrorist attack and the Boko Haram death toll.

OU on the BBC: A History of Ideas - Seneca and facing death

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OU on the BBC: A History of Ideas - Seneca and facing death Copyrighted image Credit: BBC New content
Intermediate level Duration 5 mins Updated 15 Jan 2015
Classicist Catherine Edwards looks at Roman philosopher Seneca's thoughts on the fear of death and how it defines humanity in this animation. 

OU on the BBC: A History of Ideas - What Makes Us Human?

OU on the BBC: A History of Ideas - What Makes Us Human? Copyrighted image Credit: BBC New content
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 15 Jan 2015
Melvyn is joined by four guests with different backgrounds to discuss: 'What makes us human?'  

Thinking Allowed: Migraines - social stigma and negative labels

Thinking Allowed: Migraines - social stigma and negative labels Creative commons image Credit: makelessnoise under CC-BY-2.0 licence New content
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 15 Jan 2015
In this week's programme guests discuss cultural beliefs towards migraines and gender, a study on marginalised young men and women is also reviewed...

OU on the BBC: Frozen Planet

OU on the BBC: Frozen Planet Creative commons image Credit: Will Hybrid under CC-BY-NC licence Updated content
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 15 Jan 2015
A stunning portrait of life at the poles, presented by David Attenborough

OU on the BBC: Everyday Miracles

OU on the BBC: Everyday Miracles Copyrighted image Credit: BBC Updated content
Updated 15 Jan 2015
In this new BBC Four series, Professor Mark Miodownik uncovers the fascinating science behind the everyday stuff of our lives. 

Thinking Allowed episodes 2014

Thinking Allowed episodes 2014 Copyrighted image Credit: BBC New content
Duration 5 mins Updated 15 Jan 2015
View the episode guides from the 2014 series of Thinking Allowed. 

International Year of Soils

International Year of Soils Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University New content
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 15 Jan 2015
2015 is the year when soils get the attention they deserve. Join us for a celebration of all things soil with these free courses. 

OU on the BBC: Thinking Allowed

OU on the BBC: Thinking Allowed Copyrighted image Credit: BBC Updated content
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 15 Jan 2015
Thinking Allowed puts the focus on the latest thinking about how society works. Read exclusive academic insights every week as each show airs