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    Politics, knowledge and social change during the COVID-19 pandemic

    By Dr Giles Mohan

    Coronavirus and social protests have shown increasing inequalities. How are education and capacity building crucial to shaping a fairer society?

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    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    05 Jan 2021

  • Politics, knowledge and social change during the COVID-19 pandemic

    Politics, knowledge and social change during the COVID-19 pandemic Copyrighted  image Icon Copyright: ID 191940770 © Julian Leshay | Dreamstime.com
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 05 Jan 2021
    Coronavirus and social protests have shown increasing inequalities. How are education and capacity building crucial to shaping a fairer society?
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    W.E.B. Du Bois – A Man for All Times

    By Dr Anita Naoko Pilgrim

    Dr Anita Naoko Pilgrim explores the life of W.E.B. Du Bois and explains why his ground-breaking work on African American lives deserves attention today.

    Includes explicit content

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    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    01 Oct 2020

  • W.E.B. Du Bois – A Man for All Times Includes explicit content

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    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 01 Oct 2020
    Dr Anita Naoko Pilgrim explores the life of W.E.B. Du Bois and explains why his ground-breaking work on African American lives deserves attention today.
  • Timeline: The History of Technology and Silicon Valley

    By Dr Neil Smith, Dr Peter Bloom

    Who created the computer? What was the first video game? When did Apple first make $1bn? When was Facebook founded? Get the answers in our interactive timeline.

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    20 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    30 Aug 2019

  • Timeline: The History of Technology and Silicon Valley

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    Introductory level Duration 20 mins Updated 30 Aug 2019
    Who created the computer? What was the first video game? When did Apple first make $1bn? When was Facebook founded? Get the answers in our...
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    10 mins

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    22 Aug 2018

  • Brexit: What’s this fine mess you’ve gotten us into? (Apologies to Laurel and Hardy)

    Intermediate level Duration 10 mins Updated 22 Aug 2018
    It's been over two years since the UK voted to leave the EU. What's the current situation with Brexit? Professor Norman Clark provides an update.
  • Why we no longer need melted-down bracelets to make bullets (or build roads)

    By Alan Shipman

    While austerity isn’t over, governments have stopped trying to scare us about the scale of their debts – thanks to a big change in the way economies make money, and economists understand it, writes Alan Shipman. 

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    15 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    08 Aug 2018

  • Why we no longer need melted-down bracelets to make bullets (or build roads)

    Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 08 Aug 2018
    While austerity isn’t over, governments have stopped trying to scare us about the scale of their debts – thanks to a big change in the way economies make...
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    Economics with Subtitles

    Your everyday guide to economics and why you should care.

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    01 Aug 2018

  • Economics with Subtitles

    Introductory level Updated 01 Aug 2018
    Your everyday guide to economics and why you should care.
  • Trump and Brexit: What do they owe to economists?

    By Richard Bronk

    The reasons for the Trump phenomenon and Brexit vote are many and various, but have we overlooked ways in which standard economics, by failing to take seriously the radical uncertainty endemic in modern political economies, has contributed to the...

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    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    19 Jul 2018

  • Trump and Brexit: What do they owe to economists?

    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 19 Jul 2018
    The reasons for the Trump phenomenon and Brexit vote are many and various, but have we overlooked ways in which standard economics, by failing to take...
  • Why does behavioural economics point to a hard Brexit?

    By Alan Shipman

    Alan Shipman says the signs are that the UK will exit the EU without any measures to soften the blow. Prospect Theory explains why this might be.

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    18 Jul 2018

  • Why does behavioural economics point to a hard Brexit?

    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 18 Jul 2018
    Alan Shipman says the signs are that the UK will exit the EU without any measures to soften the blow. Prospect Theory explains why this might be.
  • The battle for PrEP on the NHS

    A revolutionary drug could save lives - but it's expensive. NHS England decide against making it available - but one man wasn't going to accept that decision...

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    Level: 1 Introductory

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    02 Jul 2018

  • The battle for PrEP on the NHS

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    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 02 Jul 2018
    A revolutionary drug could save lives - but it's expensive. NHS England decide against making it available - but one man wasn't going to accept that decision...
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    25 Jun 2018

  • Airbus and Brexit: What do you need to know?

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    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 25 Jun 2018
    Mark Johnson explains the relationship between Airbus, Britain and Brexit.

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