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OU on the BBC: From deep oceans to super sewers video icon

Nature & Environment 

OU on the BBC: From deep oceans to super sewers

Looking back over just some of our great collaborations with the BBC from the last few months. Together, we've explored the civilisations, the oceans - and the depths of London, metaphorical and actual.

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25 mins
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Society, Politics & Law 

How do you know you are in a smart city?

Integrated urban technology is less apparent when it is functioning well says, Gillian Rose, Professor of Human Geography at the University of Oxford.

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Stay in control and hide the fear: The psychology of skydivers and climbers article icon

Health, Sports & Psychology 

Stay in control and hide the fear: The psychology of skydivers and climbers

Laurie Taylor and James Hardie-Bick discuss the paradox of extreme sportspeople seeking the buzz , but not wanting to show the fear.

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Society, Politics & Law 

The importance of alternative household arrangements

Meg Barker reflects on how groups of people choose to live together in shared accommodation.

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Why do England fail in international football competitions? article icon

Health, Sports & Psychology 

Why do England fail in international football competitions?

The England Men's Football team doesn't have the most enviable record. Is this a structural problem? Laurie Taylor and Anthony King dig into the dug out to explore the reasons.

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Society, Politics & Law 

The working-class garden

Thinking Allowed ranges across the history of gardening amongst the lower classes - the role of women, and how programmes like Ground Force threw working class traditions out to make way for all that decking.

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Society, Politics & Law 

The booming baby business: Commercial surrogacy in India and beyond

It's still stigmatised, but it's a commercial relationship growing in popularity - and not just in India. Thinking Allowed explores the business of international surrogacy.

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TV, Radio & Events 

Thinking Allowed: Factory music and volunteering post-recession

On this week's programme, Laurie Taylor and guests discuss pop music in worker's culture and how the 2008 recession affected voluntary work. 

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Society, Politics & Law 

The Laurie Taylor interviews

Why does Laurie Taylor think sociology is important? What advice does he have for our students? In this series of videos the Thinking Allowed host answers questions on social sciences.

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Laurie Taylor interview: What do you think about the growing popularity of criminology? video icon

Society, Politics & Law 

Laurie Taylor interview: What do you think about the growing popularity of criminology?

Laurie Taylor explores why he thinks criminology is growing in popularity in the world of social sciences in this video. 

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5 mins
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Society, Politics & Law 

Laurie Taylor interview: Why is sociology important?

Laurie Taylor tells us why he think sociology is important in this video interview. 

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10 mins
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Laurie Taylor interview: Why does Thinking Allowed support the Ethnography awards? video icon

Society, Politics & Law 

Laurie Taylor interview: Why does Thinking Allowed support the Ethnography awards?

Why does Thinking Allowed (in partnership with the British Sociological Association) support the Ethnography Awards? Laurie Taylor responds to this question. 

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5 mins
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