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History & The Arts 

Brighton Pavilion

In this free course, Brighton Pavilion, you will examine the Royal Pavilion at Brighton, and its relationship to nineteenth-century Romanticism and exoticism. You'll begin with a biographical discussion of the Prince of Wales, afterwards Prince Regent and eventually King George IV, to whose specifications the Pavilion was built. With the help of video and still images you will take a tour of the Pavilion, examining the exterior then a series of interior rooms as a visitor in the 1820s may have experienced them. Besides this you will look at contemporary aesthetic, cultural and political reactions to the building, its contents and its social milieu.

Free course
16 hrs

History & The Arts

Brighton Pavilion

In this free course, Brighton Pavilion, you will examine the Royal Pavilion at Brighton, and its relationship to nineteenth-century Romanticism and exoticism. You'll begin with a biographical discussion of the Prince of Wales, afterwards Prince Regent and eventually King George IV, to whose specifications the Pavilion was built. With the help of video and still images you will take a tour of the Pavilion, examining the exterior then a series of interior rooms as a visitor in the 1820s may have experienced them. Besides this you will look at contemporary aesthetic, cultural and political reactions to the building, its contents and its social milieu.

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Society, Politics & Law 

How Trump tweets

Writing shortly after Donald Trump assumed office, Dr John Jewell observed that a new role hadn't changed the President's social media behaviour.

Video
5 mins

History & The Arts 

Blitz: The Bombs That Changed Britain

During the blitz over four hundred and fifty thousand bombs rained down on Britain - how did they shape our future?

TV Programme
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History & The Arts 

Hadrian's Rome

This free course, Hadrian's Rome, explores the city of Rome during the reign of the emperor Hadrian (117-38 CE). What impact did the emperor have on the appearance of the city? What types of structures were built and why? And how did the choices that Hadrian made relate to those of his predecessors, and also of his successors?

Free course
10 hrs
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History & The Arts

Hadrian's Rome

This free course, Hadrian's Rome, explores the city of Rome during the reign of the emperor Hadrian (117-38 CE). What impact did the emperor have on the appearance of the city? What types of structures were built and why? And how did the choices that Hadrian made relate to those of his predecessors, and also of his successors?

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Religious diversity: rethinking religion Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: © Dan Kitwood/Getty Images free course icon Level 2 icon

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Religious diversity: rethinking religion

Religion is not necessarily what you think it is! This free course, Religious diversity: rethinking religion, introduces you to a selection of the vast variety of religious beliefs and practices in Britain today. Having some familiarity with religion and belief is increasingly required to make sense of issues of local, national and international importance. The course will introduce you to issues and skills necessary for better understanding and interacting with religiously-motivated people in today’s world. It will explore some religious places and practices and will give more confidence to interact with contemporary religious diversity in an informed way.

Free course
12 hrs

History & The Arts

Religious diversity: rethinking religion

Religion is not necessarily what you think it is! This free course, Religious diversity: rethinking religion, introduces you to a selection of the vast variety of religious beliefs and practices in Britain today. Having some familiarity with religion and belief is increasingly required to make sense of issues of local, national and international importance. The course will introduce you to issues and skills necessary for better understanding and interacting with religiously-motivated people in today’s world. It will explore some religious places and practices and will give more confidence to interact with contemporary religious diversity in an informed way.

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Wartime Farm: Can you Beat The Ministry

A nation at war has many demands on its machinery and manpower - can you share resources more effectively than Lord Woolton and help the war effort?

Activity

History & The Arts 

Wartime Farm: Food In the World War

Some nations suffered harshly during the shortages of wartime - others adapted and managed to keep their populace well-fed. Explore our map to hear some of the stories.

Activity

History & The Arts 

CCA Exhibition: History of architecture and design

Professor Elizabeth McKellar leads an exhibition on The Open University's teachings of Design History, beginning November 14th, 2017. 

Article

Society, Politics & Law 

Syria, Spitsbergen and Seeds

How are the civil war in Syria, the remote Norwegian island of Spitsbergen, and the future of the world’s food supplies connected? 

Audio
5 mins
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