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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
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 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
'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
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
Dr Will Hardy assesses the consequences of the Atlantic Slave trade. Read more: Riches & Misery: The Consequences Of The Atlantic Slave Trade
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
Explore the effects of the Industrial Revolution an agrarian nation slowly became a mechanised one Launch now: Industrial Revolution: changing landscapes
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
Are you a morning person - or do you shine at night? Credit: Daniel Pettersson via WikiMedia under CC-BY-SA licence
A new set of engaging games to play on your Apple or Android device will reveal what time of day you're at your best. Read more: Are you a morning person - or do you shine at night?
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