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The Mitford Sisters: Talents, snobbery and controversy

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Duration 5 mins Updated 24 Sep 2014
Following the death of the last Mitford sister, Deborah Dowager Duchess of Devonshire, we look at the aristocratic family's dynasty.  

Poetry Prescription

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Introductory level Updated 18 Sep 2014
Whether you're feeling loving, adventurous or scared, Poetry Prescription will find you the perfect poem to reflect your mood. 

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Approaching poetry

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Intermediate level 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...

Start writing fiction

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Introductory level Duration 12 hours Updated 17 Oct 2013
Have you always wanted to write, but never quite had the courage to start? This unit will give you an insight into how authors create their...

Writing what you know

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Introductory level Duration 8 hours Updated 17 Oct 2013
Do you want to improve your descriptive writing? This unit will help you to develop your perception of the world about you and enable you to see...

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Certificate of Higher Education Open

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Duration 1200 hours Updated 02 Oct 2014
If you’re keen to try university study and want to keep your options open, this certificate course is ideal. It’s part of our unique Open...

BA/BSc Open degree

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Duration 3000 hours Updated 02 Oct 2014
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...

Certificate of Higher Education in Humanities

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Duration 1200 hours Updated 02 Oct 2014
Why study the arts? Apart from sheer enjoyment, these subjects give you an enormous breadth of cultural literacy while training you to think and...