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Society, Politics & Law 

The sharing economy

How sharing and caring is the sharing economy? Petr Jehlička takes a critical look at the booming sector and traces its hidden connections and contradictions.

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History & The Arts 

Scoring the Shoreline

George Revill considers the synergy between sound waves and ocean waves - how the coast of Britain has inspired the nation's musical heritage.  

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History & The Arts 

Hitler's rise and fall: Timeline

Track the key events in Hitler's life, from his childhood in Austria to his suicide in the bunker in Berlin.

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How did Aretha Franklin inspire the civil rights movement? video icon

History & The Arts 

How did Aretha Franklin inspire the civil rights movement?

Aretha Franklin's death last week saw the loss not just of a sublime singer, but also one of key figures in the US Civil Rights movement. Leah Kardos pays tribute.

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5 mins
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History & The Arts 

Book Lovers Day

Calling all bookworms and budding writers! Book Lovers Day (Thursday 9th August 2018) with our FREE courses, articles, interactive quizzes and eBooks on OpenLearn.

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History & The Arts 

Exploring Religion in London

Take a guided tour around 8 of London’s principal religious buildings in full 360° detail.

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30 mins
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History & The Arts 

Happy Birthday Harry Potter!

July 31st is the birthday of the boy who lived (and coincidentally Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling). To celebrate, we're going potty about Potter with our academic insights into the wizarding world. Mischief managed!

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History & The Arts 

Introducing Homer's Iliad

This free course, Introducing Homer's Iliad, focuses on the epic poem telling the story of the Trojan War. It begins with the wider cycle of myths of which the Iliad was a part. It then looks at the story of the poem itself and its major theme of Achilles' anger, in particular in the first seven lines. It examines some of the characteristic features of the text: metre, word order and epithets. Finally, it explores Homer's use of simile. The course should prepare you for reading the Iliad on your own with greater ease and interest.

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6 hrs
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History & The Arts

Introducing Homer's Iliad

This free course, Introducing Homer's Iliad, focuses on the epic poem telling the story of the Trojan War. It begins with the wider cycle of myths of which the Iliad was a part. It then looks at the story of the poem itself and its major theme of Achilles' anger, in particular in the first seven lines. It examines some of the characteristic features of the text: metre, word order and epithets. Finally, it explores Homer's use of simile. The course should prepare you for reading the Iliad on your own with greater ease and interest.

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Introducing Homer's Iliad

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History & The Arts 

Recording music and sound

This free course, Recording music and sound, provides an historical introduction to music and sound recording in the creative industries and offers some guidance about making your own recordings. Many of the processes that have been developed and the issues that have been raised in the first 150 years of recording are still relevant today, and a solid grounding in them will help you understand the wide range of recording techniques currently in use.

Free course
8 hrs
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History & The Arts

Recording music and sound

This free course, Recording music and sound, provides an historical introduction to music and sound recording in the creative industries and offers some guidance about making your own recordings. Many of the processes that have been developed and the issues that have been raised in the first 150 years of recording are still relevant today, and a solid grounding in them will help you understand the wide range of recording techniques currently in use.

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Recording music and sound

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History & The Arts 

Writing what you know

Do you want to improve your descriptive writing? This free course, Writing what you know, will help you to develop your perception of the world about you and enable you to see the familiar things in everyday life in a new light. You will also learn how authors use their own personal histories to form the basis of their work.

Free course
8 hrs
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