Free politics and economics course starts Monday 20 March

It’s only 10 days till our free online course on politics and economics starts. You can enrol on the course now and start connecting with other learners in the welcome area. You will find a fascinating range of learners are already in discussion in the welcome area. This includes people from all around the world, …

What are the links between politics and economics?

Join Sir Vince Cable and leading experts at the University Of Nottingham to find out about the connections between politics and economics in our free online course. The Politics of Economics and the Economics of Politicians explores the work of major political figures and the economic ideas they adopted. The course is run by experts …

British government sets up taskforce to fight against modern slavery

Britain’s Prime Minister, Theresa May, has set up a task force to coordinate the government’s response to contemporary slavery. Funding of £33m will be targeted at tackling the routes of the people-trafficking trade in countries such as Nigeria. There is estimated to be between 10,000 and 13,000 victims of slavery in the UK. As the …

Propaganda and Ideology in Everyday Life

The University of Nottingham and the British Library have joined forces to create a free online course looking at how propaganda and ideology fit in to everyday life. Ideology and propaganda make politics; they frame conflict and violence, affluence and aspiration. But what is the relationship between official ideology and everyday life? What makes propaganda ‘real’? …

Introducing Sustainability

This post gives you a flavour of the approach we take towards Sustainability in our course: ‘Sustainability, Society and You’. If you ask six of your friends or family to tell you what ‘Sustainability’ means, you would probably get six different answers. Some of us might say it is about saving the planet or protecting …