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World Emoji Day

July 17th is World Emoji Day. Discover their impact on language and communication in our hub with an emoji animation voiced by Lauren Laverne, academic insights and related FREE courses.

Video
20 mins
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Science, Maths & Technology 

How London got its Victorian sewers

The Five Billion Pound Super Sewer is a documentary series describing a major upgrade to London’s sewer network. But how did the existing system come into existence?

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Health, Sports & Psychology 

Calling the game: Sexism in World Cup punditry

Eniola Aluko has worn the three lions - so why did her ITV colleagues treat her knowledge of football as a surprise? We've got a way to go to chase sexism out the commentary box, says the OU's Kath Woodward.

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5 mins
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Health, Sports & Psychology 

NHS: A People's History

Alex Brooker presents a crowdsourced social history of the NHS, told through people's treasured mementoes.

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Reading Shakespeare's As You Like It

Do you enjoy watching Shakespeare's plays and like the idea of finding out more about them? This free course, Reading Shakespeare's As You Like It, will guide you through some of the most important speeches and scenes from one of Shakespeare's best-loved comedies.

Free course
6 hrs
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History & The Arts

Reading Shakespeare's As You Like It

Do you enjoy watching Shakespeare's plays and like the idea of finding out more about them? This free course, Reading Shakespeare's As You Like It, will guide you through some of the most important speeches and scenes from one of Shakespeare's best-loved comedies.

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Reading Shakespeare's As You Like It

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Science, Maths & Technology 

If Infinity Wars had peer review instead of script editors

Bill Sullivan imagines the feedback facing The Avengers, if Hollywood worked the way scientific journals work. WARNING: CONTAINS SPOILERS.

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Languages 

Unparliamentary language: the benefits of swearing in politics

Getting it wrong can be career-limiting, but getting it right can be hugely advantageous says Dr Philip Seargeant.

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Health, Sports & Psychology 

Football culture: the use of banners

What role do team banners play in the wider context of football culture?

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History & The Arts 

Start writing fiction: characters and stories

Start writing fiction is a free course that helps you to get started with your own fiction writing, focusing on the central skill of creating characters.

Free course
24 hrs
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Introducing philosophy

Ever wondered what it would be like to study philosophy? This free course, Introducing philosophy, will introduce you to the teaching methods employed and the types of activities and assignments you would be asked to undertake should you wish to study philosophy and the human situation.

Free course
8 hrs
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History & The Arts

Introducing philosophy

Ever wondered what it would be like to study philosophy? This free course, Introducing philosophy, will introduce you to the teaching methods employed and the types of activities and assignments you would be asked to undertake should you wish to study philosophy and the human situation.

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