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Science, Maths & Technology 

Catching History's Criminals: The Forensics Story

Gabriel Weston investigates the world of the forensic scientist and the murders they've helped to solve.

TV Programme

History & The Arts 

How technology can challenge our understanding of Frankenstein

Dr Francesca Benatti, Research Fellow in Digital Humanities at The Open University, believes specialised text analysis software can help us develop new insights into classic literature.

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History & The Arts 

What is good writing?

Does the idea of essay writing put you off the idea of studying? This free course, What is good writing?, will help you to realise that essays are not to be feared. You will learn how important it is to answer the question that is set and that your style of writing is as communicative as possible.

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12 hrs

History & The Arts

What is good writing?

Does the idea of essay writing put you off the idea of studying? This free course, What is good writing?, will help you to realise that essays are not to be feared. You will learn how important it is to answer the question that is set and that your style of writing is as communicative as possible.

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History & The Arts 

Good Churchill, bad Churchill?

On 24th January 1965 Winston Churchill, a former British Prime Minister, died. To mark the anniversary, we take a look at some of the highlights as well as the controversies of his career.

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History & The Arts 

Putting baby in a context: Stephen Lee Naish's Deconstructing Dirty Dancing

In Deconstructing Dirty Dancing, Stephen Lee Naish unpacks the enduring popularity of the film Dirty Dancing, released to mixed reviews in 1987 before going on to become a global hit. Offering a comparative study of the film with David Lynch’s Blue Velvet before a scene-by-scene analysis and reflections on the film’s personal resonance for the author, the book is an idiosyncratic and accessible take on this cultural phenomenon, finds Penny Montague.

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Nature & Environment 

Do animals really raise human babies as their own?

Myth, history and popular culture tells of children raised by wolves and more. Do these stories have any basis in truth?

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5 mins

Education & Development 

The secret history of teenage bedrooms

In this transcript from Thinking Allowed, Laurie Taylor and guests discuss the role of the teenage bedroom across history - with a little help from The Beach Boys. 

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Society, Politics & Law 

Review: Chavs - The Demonization of the Working Class

John Booth reviews Owen Jones' Chavs: The Demonization of the Working Class and asks how the image of the bulldog breed turned into a narrative of feral children.

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History & The Arts 

Beyond the babble: social broadcasting and digital citizenship

The expression of emotion is key to the spread of declarations online. But can online identities really address the difficult political realities of migration?

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Health, Sports & Psychology 

Blue Monday: An OpenLearn reading list

Blue chat for a blue day: collecting some thoughts on the marketing wheeze that is Blue Monday.

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History & The Arts 

Henry Tudor: a Welsh hero…?

Dr Richard Marsden from The Open University discussed on BBC Radio Wales about the installation of the statue of Henry VII at his birthplace of Pembroke, and what it means to his ambiguous reputation in Wales today.​

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