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Everything you'll find on the site has been created for The Open University with input from our subject experts.
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
Order your free Seasons poster to take you through the Great British Year Creative commons image Credit: The Open University
Spend a year spotting British wildlife with our fabulous, free poster. Read more: Order your free Seasons poster to take you through the Great British Year
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
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
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
How Britain was transformed by the First World War, focusing on extraordinary personal stories to illuminate often cataclysmic events. Read more: OU on the BBC: Britain's Great War
The first episode of Life Story follows stage one of the journey - surviving infancy. Read more: Life Story: First Steps
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