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Order your free 'A City in the Making' poster to accompany the OU/BBC series 'The Fifteen Billion Pound Railway'. Read more: Order your free poster, 'A City in the Making'
Dr Will Hardy assesses the consequences of the Atlantic Slave trade. Read more: Riches & Misery: The Consequences Of The Atlantic Slave Trade
What's your favourite Confucius quote on education and learning? Look at these examples and let us know what you think by voting in our poll. Launch now: 12 famous Confucius quotes on education and learning
Lisa, featured on the co-production 'A Time to Live', discusses her experiences of being diagnosed with a terminal illness. Watch now: Lisa : 'A Time to Live' - Extended Interview
OK, so 2006 wasn't as relentless as 2016, but the year still had some huge news stories. As part of our ten year anniverary celebrations we look at what happened in our birth year... Read more: 10 big news stories that happened in 2006 (when OpenLearn was born)
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