Smart Cities: Laurie Taylor presents a special edition of Thinking Allowed which was recorded at the Open University in Milton Keynes. He was joined by Sophie Watson, Professor of Sociology at the Open University, Oliver Zanetti, Visiting Fellow at the Open University and Gillian Rose, Professor of Human Geography at Oxford University. Producer: Jayne Egerton.
society & culture,
news & politics,
Laurie Taylor explores the latest research into how society works.
'Selfies' - narcissism or self-expression? Also, choosing to disconnect from ICTs.
Gangs and spirituality - can religious belief lead members away from crime?
China - how was it lifted out of poverty and what does the future hold?
How the meanings of light and dark have changed over time in the context of urban life.
Laurie Taylor considers what it means to be very tall, very big or very short.
Should business schools be shut down? Laurie Taylor examines the arguments.
Law and Order: the drama series revisited 40 years later.
Marx and Marxism revisited.
Laurie Taylor analyses the social and political consequences of our digitised world.
Universal Basic Income - could it work?
Menswear revolution - the changes in men's clothes over time.
The winner of the 2018 BSA/Thinking Allowed Ethnography Award.
The shortlist for the 2018 BSA/Thinking Allowed Ethnography Award 2018.
When is mixed-race heritage passed down to the next generation and when is it not?
Hook-up culture: dating at university. Also, how online dating has changed our world.
Sacrifice - from Christ's crucifixion to Salafi jihadist suicide bombers.
Racial inequality now. Also, women and political language.