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The oldest parish in Ireland - then more free learning through the day. Read more: OpenLearn Live: 27th November 2015
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
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Using our free courses and want to show others what you've learned? We've got great news for you... Read more: Badges come to OpenLearn
Introduction to Cyber Security: More free resources from The Open University 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
Bring your poster to life and unlock fascinating unseen, extra content with 'OU HUNT', an app produced by The Open University. Read more: OU HUNT: Download the app
A 'normal' childhood depends on where you live and when you're born. Heather Montgomery wonders how some common British practices might look to other cultures. Read more: Different cultures, different childhoods
Order your free Life Story poster to accompany the BBC One series. Read more: Life Story: Order your free poster
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 importance of person-centred approaches to nursing care 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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