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It's here for you to use, for free. And, as far as we're able, we make it free for you to download, remix, and use how you want to - non-commercially, of course. Read more about our Creative Commons licences.
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
Trust Me, I'm a Doctor: Order your free health advice cards Creative commons image Credit: The Open University
Order our insightful health and wellbeing advice cards and combat the challenges associated with diet, exercise and more. Read more: Trust Me, I'm a Doctor: Order your free health advice cards
Is coffee good or bad for my heart? Which painkiller should I take? Find answers to your health questions with Michael Mosley in the BBC Two series Trust Me, I'm a Doctor. Read more: OU on the BBC: Trust Me, I'm a Doctor
Introduction to Cyber Security: More free resources from The Open University Copyrighted image Credit: © Oksipix | Dreamstime.com - Cyber Security Photo
Help to protect your digital life by gaining essential cyber security knowledge and skills. Read more: Introduction to Cyber Security: More free resources from The Open University
Start Writing Fiction: More free resources from The Open University Copyrighted image Credit: photos.com
Explore our tips and resources and get started with your own fiction writing. Read more: Start Writing Fiction: More free resources from The Open University
Can foods be as potent as medicines? The second episode of Trust Me, I'm a Doctor investigates the truth about superfoods. Read more: OU on the BBC: Trust Me, I'm A Doctor - Superfoods
City Road, Cardiff: suburban thoroughfare Featuring: Creative commons image Credit: Cardiff Central Watch under Creative Commons license15 mins Introductory level
Known as Castle Road in the 19th century, we trace the changing character and communities of City Road, re-named in 1905, when Cardiff gained city status. Launch now: City Road, Cardiff: suburban thoroughfare
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
The importance of person-centred approaches to nursing care Copyrighted image Credit: Monkey Business Images | Dreamstime.comIntroductory level
Professor Jan Draper and Dr Josie Tetley explain why getting to know the person behind the patient is the raison d'être of person-centred nursing care. Read more: The importance of person-centred approaches to nursing care
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