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Wendy Gregory On Using Systems Thinking In Practice audio icon

Society, Politics & Law

Wendy Gregory On Using Systems Thinking In Practice

Wendy Gregory speaks with Prof. Simon Bell about what systems means to her and her work on green spaces.

Audio
15 mins
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Science, Maths & Technology

Dr Matt Balme on modelling the landscape of Mars

In this three minute video, Dr Matt Balme in The Open University's Space Science research priority area, gives us a tour of his laboratory and shows how he models the landscape of Mars.

Video
5 mins
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Society, Politics & Law

Jake Chapman On Using Systems Thinking In Practice

Jake Chapman speaks with Prof. Simon Bell about what a systems approach means to him and touches on the subject of active listening.

Audio
15 mins
Could you be a code breaker? activity icon

Science, Maths & Technology

Could you be a code breaker?

Test your problem-solving skills and try to crack our secret messages using clues.

Activity
15 mins
The ice-covered ocean worlds of the outer Solar System article icon

Science, Maths & Technology

The ice-covered ocean worlds of the outer Solar System

What do we know about Jupiter's and Saturn's icy moons? Could there be life on them? This article explores what previous missions can tell us and what future missions hope to find out.

Article
10 mins
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Nature & Environment

Arwen Bailey On Using Systems Thinking In Practice

Arwen Bailey speaks with Prof. Simon Bell about systems in agricultural research.

Audio
10 mins
STiP@50 Celebrations video icon

Society, Politics & Law

STiP@50 Celebrations

STiP@50 celebrates fifty years of distance learning at The Open Univeristy along with Systems Thinking. Find out more about systems thinking in practice with these podcasts and videos. 

Video
10 mins
Learning from the past with historic buildings article icon

History & The Arts

Learning from the past with historic buildings

How can we work with our building traditions to create designs that will last?

Article
10 mins
The role of business development in AstrobiologyOU article icon

Science, Maths & Technology

The role of business development in AstrobiologyOU

Ann Grand, Lecturer in Astrobiology Education, talked with Yiannis Tsamis, Business Development Manager, about the role of business development in AstrobiologyOU.

Article
10 mins
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Science, Maths & Technology

Succeed with maths: part 1

If you feel that maths is a mystery that you want to unravel then this free course is for you. It will guide you through how numbers are put together, give you confidence with using percentages, fractions and negative numbers and provide you with problem solving skills for your everyday life and the wider world.

Free course
24 hrs
Hat makers, Greek gods and the great poisoners article icon

Science, Maths & Technology

Hat makers, Greek gods and the great poisoners

Ever wondered where the phrase 'as mad as a hatter' came from? We take a look at some infamous cases of poisoning. 

Article
10 mins
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Science, Maths & Technology

Explainer: how hostile is space?

Invisible radiation in space creates a harsh environment to perform science in. This article written in 2014 by Ben Dryer, a Postdoctoral Researcher in Electronic Imaging at The Open University, explains more...

Article
15 mins