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The Armistice in Fiction: Ford Madox Ford’s Parade’s End article icon

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The Armistice in Fiction: Ford Madox Ford’s Parade’s End

How are celebration, silence and ambiguity used to depict the armistice in A Man Could Stand Up - volume 3 of Parade’s End by Ford Madox Ford?

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Shopping for citizenship: A conversation at the Citizenshop

Nele Vos’s interactive installation, The Citizenshop, is also part of the ‘Who Are We?’ project at Tate Exchange. Agnes asked Nele what kinds of issues The Citizenshop was meant to highlight.

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The poetry of Sorley MacLean

Sorley MacLean (1911-1996) is regarded as one of the greatest Scottish poets of the twentieth century. This free course, The poetry of Sorley MacLean, will introduce you to his poetry and give you an insight into the cultural, historical and political contexts that inform his work. MacLean wrote in Gaelic and the importance of the language to his work is also examined.

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The poetry of Sorley MacLean

Sorley MacLean (1911-1996) is regarded as one of the greatest Scottish poets of the twentieth century. This free course, The poetry of Sorley MacLean, will introduce you to his poetry and give you an insight into the cultural, historical and political contexts that inform his work. MacLean wrote in Gaelic and the importance of the language to his work is also examined.

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Happy birthday Roald Dahl

September 13th is author Roald Dahl's birthday. Find out more about one of the most whoopsy wiffling storytellers and learn how to start writing in our gloriumptious hub.

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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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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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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?

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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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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Exploring Religion in London

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

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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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