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Children and ethnicity article icon

Education & Development 

Children and ethnicity

Dr Paul Connolly explores the role the ethnicity has on children and their development

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History & The Arts 

60 Second Adventures in Thought

Can a cat be both alive and dead? Can a computer think? How does a tortoise beat Achilles in a race? Voiced by comedian David Mitchell, these fast-paced animations explain six famous thought experiments, from the ancient Greeks to Albert Einstein, that have changed the way we see the world. Subjects as vast as time travel, infinity, quantum mechanics and artificial intelligence, are squeezed into 60-second clips that will tickle your funny bone and blow your mind.

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15 mins
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Society, Politics & Law 

Contemporary Wales

This free course provides an accessible and lively social science account of contemporary Wales. It introduces key aspects of the economy, society, politics and culture of Wales, providing a wealth of up-to-date evidence that is organised around core social science concepts and theories, to help you make sense of a changing nation.

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15 hrs
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Before The Windrush: How did Liverpool become such a poorly-integrated city? article icon

History & The Arts 

Before The Windrush: How did Liverpool become such a poorly-integrated city?

A century ago, Liverpool revelled in its cosmopolitan character. Nowadays, though, the city is far less ethnically mixed. What happened?

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Thinking Allowed: Before the Windrush & the late modern hipster article icon

TV, Radio & Events 

Thinking Allowed: Before the Windrush & the late modern hipster

Liverpool: From a teeming mix of different nationalities and races to the phenomenon of the late modern 'hipster'.

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Thinking Allowed - Police & race, and Fishermen in Scotland article icon

TV, Radio & Events 

Thinking Allowed - Police & race, and Fishermen in Scotland

This week, what difference does race make when police are disciplined - and the lives of Protestant fishermen in Scotland.

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Remembering Stuart Hall: 'Inspirational and influential' article icon

Society, Politics & Law 

Remembering Stuart Hall: 'Inspirational and influential'

Sarita Malik remembers the public figure - and her former OU PhD supervisor.

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Society, Politics & Law 

The white mask

We explore Professor Paul Gilroy’s abiding contribution to our understanding of black identities and music's role in this

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Race at the seaside: What shapes British seaside culture? article icon

Society, Politics & Law 

Race at the seaside: What shapes British seaside culture?

Daniel Burdsey explains why British seaside towns are markedly less multicultural compared with other urban areas in the nation.

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TV, Radio & Events 

Thinking Allowed - Seaside race issues and reductionism

In this week's Thinking Allowed, race and the seaside is explored and machine capacity is compared to human capacity

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Society, Politics & Law 

Diverse Wrexham

Although a town buoyed by a successful economy, questions of race, belonging and identity are never far from Wrexham's story.

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Health, Sports & Psychology 

Strangers In Marseille

When burning cars and race riots tore at the fabric of France, how did its most diverse city manage to escape unscathed? In the second programme in The Open University’s new broadcasting partnership with Thinking Allowed, Professor Laurie Taylor explores the unique racial geography of France’s second city.

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