Watch, listen, debate & discover with our experts
Duration 5 mins
Updated 17 Jun 2015
Introducing John Nash, inventor of The Prisoner's Dilemma and game theory.
International Jazz Day
Duration 10 mins
Updated 29 Apr 2015
Let us inject a bit of jazz into your day as we celebrate International Jazz Day today (30 April).
Free OpenLearn courses.
OU course extracts and exclusive free courses
The moral equality of combatants
Duration 16 hours
Updated 03 Dec 2014
The unit introduces and explores the idea of the moral equality of combatants and discusses the question of the basis of liability to killing in...
Visions of protest: Graffiti
Duration 8 hours
Updated 18 Nov 2014
This unit introduces students to contrasting understandings of graffiti. It draws on a wide range of different examples of graffiti, including...
Duration 10 hours
Updated 22 Jan 2014
This unit explores controversies associated with the practice of ‘veiling’ within Islam. The Islamic ‘veil', be it in the form of the hijab, niqab,...
Credit: Used with permission
Duration 20 hours
Updated 11 Dec 2013
Do you want to get more out of your reading of poetry? This unit is designed to develop the analytical skills you need for a more in-depth study of...
Become an OU student.
Change your life with a qualification
Duration 3600 hours
Updated 06 Jul 2015
Over 40 per cent of OU students who graduate do so with an Open degree. It’s a statistic we’re proud of – the BA/BSc Open is one of the most...