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The devil's music is just the start of a day of free learning. Read more: OpenLearn Live: 2nd September 2015
Can you capture scenes just by looking at them? Find out with our photographic memory test. Launch now: Take the photographic memory test
Order your free world-changing women booklet of postcards to accompany the BBC2 series The ascent of woman. Read more: World-changing women: Order your free booklet of postcards
Order your free Life Story poster to accompany the BBC One series. Read more: Life Story: Order your free poster
Pit yourself against fate by embarking on a journey into Europe during one of its most volatile periods: 1500-1700. Can your historical knowledge outwit tempestuous Fortuna? Launch now: O' Fortuna: Can you survive Early Modern Europe?
For half a century, the OU has produced programmes with the BBC (and now, other broadcasters). Here's a guide to what's coming up in the next few days, and what you can catch up with via iPlayer. Read more: Open University programmes on TV, radio and online
Who wrote the first novel over 1000 years ago? Who disguised herself as a man to explore the new world? Take this interactive world tour to discover the stories the history books left out. Launch now: How women changed the world
Delve through these courageous tales of women who changed the world and read the full story the history books left out. Read more: World-Changing Women: The Biographies
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
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