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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Different cultures, different childhoods

A 'normal' childhood depends on where you live and when you're born. Heather Montgomery wonders how some common British practices might look to other cultures.

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Getting started on classical Latin

This free course, Getting started on classical Latin, has been developed in response to requests from learners who had had no contact with Latin before and who felt they would like to spend a little time preparing for the kind of learning that studying a classical language involves. The course will give you a taster of what is involved in the very early stages of learning Latin and will offer you the opportunity to put in some early practice.

Free course
10 hrs

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

History & The Arts 

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

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The debate on the origins of the First World War

The way historians have viewed the causes of WWI has changed in the hundred years since war broke out.

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The Somme: The German perspective

How do Germans view the Battle of The Somme?

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Death on the eve of Armistice

Flu and a last gasp of fighting claimed lives even as the First World War was coming to a close. Michael Palin spoke to two experts to find out why.

Audio
10 mins