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Some of our content is drawn directly from the same courses students study - giving you a taste of The Open University experience. Browse a list of our free courses.
We're also the home of OU broadcast partnerships - with the BBC and other broadcasters. See what's on in the next few days.
This is the place to come to order free posters and booklets the OU produces to support our programmes. Order or download free print items.
And we have hundreds of activities, videos, audio, opinions and discussions across all our subject areas to explore. What sort of things? Here's what's popular right now:
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Can you capture scenes just by looking at them? Find out with our photographic memory test. Launch now: Take the photographic memory test
Power My Postcode: Compare energy sources in your own backyard Featuring: Credit: The Open University / mapping: Google15 mins Introductory level
If you put a nuclear power station in your street, would you be able to power your town? How about solar panels? Bring the power debate closer to home. Launch now: Power My Postcode: Compare energy sources in your own backyard
'Castle, Forest, Island, Sea' is a choose-your-own-adventure story that explores key questions in philosophy. Where will your chosen path lead you? Launch now: Choose your own philosophy adventure
Track the key events in Hitler's life, from his childhood in Austria to his suicide in the bunker in Berlin. Read more: Hitler's rise and fall: Timeline
Is it possible for everyone looking for a carer to take control of this process themselves? Does having the control mean you necessarily get better quality and control of what you need? Read more: Wanted: A Very Personal Assistant - Discussion Hub
For the BBC THREE TV programme Lab Rats, biologist Mike Leahy and his buddy Zeron Gibson put themselves a range of bizarre experiments. Here, Mike - writing with Hilary McQueen - gets to grips with... Read more: The science of sperm
Badges come to OpenLearn Credit: Main image © Wavebreakmedia Ltd | Dreamstime.com / Badges and montage Open University
Using our free courses but want to show others what you've learned? We've got great news for you... Read more: Badges come to OpenLearn
Inspired by the BBC Four series The Secret Life of Books, we have produced a collection of free eBooks for you to download and enjoy. Launch now: Download free eBooks
Why do people believe sometimes outlandish conspiracy theories? You need to look beyond the individual to start to understand, explains Jovan Byford. Read more: The psychology of conspiracy theories
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