How can the unconscious mind influence management styles? Is rational thinking a pre-requisite for good ideas? The human brain is an incredibly complex machine which constantly processes vast amounts of data many of us are oblivious to as we go about our lives, but can the information contained within the unconscious mind aid managers within the work place? In the following audio discussion Guy Claxton, a psychologist from the University of Bristol argues that the parts of the psyche that operate independent of conscious reasoning can in fact be used to solve problems in everyday life, but this would require a shift in culture away from traditional management styles.
Why do people choose to vote, or indeed, not to vote? The Open University's Professor Michael Saward is joined by his colleagues Paul Lewis and Richard Heffernan along with Sarah Childs (Professor of Politics and Gender at Bristol University), to discuss the politics of participation, with reference to the 2010 general election in the UK.
Professors Simon Haslett and Ted Bryant have come across evidence for what they believe was a forgotten British tsunami. They think that The Bristol Channel flood of 1607 – which took thousands of lives – was caused not by a storm but by a tsunami. They presented their case in Timewatch: Killer Wave.