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BBC Ideas in partnership with The Open University

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The Open University (OU) is proud to be working with BBC Ideas, producing content with the aim to challenge and inform audiences in a digital-friendly and accessible way. OU academics and BBC Ideas commissioners meet regularly to brainstorm emerging ideas and themes covering science, history, psychology and much more.

The OU has co-produced over 40 BBC Ideas videos, inspired by and drawing on the university’s academic expertise to explore the ideas and concepts that shape our world. These thought-provoking short films can be found on the OU's playlist.

The OU and BBC have been bringing learning together for over 50 years. Click here if you would like to take your curiosity further.


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