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The Passing of the New: Bowie and Boulez

The Passing of the New: Bowie and Boulez Copyrighted image Copyright: Mark Waters | Dreamstime.com
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 13 Jan 2016
Are there any similarities between David Bowie and Pierre Boulez who both passed early on in January 2016?

Urbanism in Blade Runner

Urbanism in Blade Runner Creative commons image Alan under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 08 Jan 2016
As well as being a science fiction classic, you could read Blade Runner as a movie about town planning. No, really. Let Ryan Schleeter explain.

OpenLearn Live: 15th December 2015

OpenLearn Live: 15th December 2015 Copyright free image Copyright free: Public domain
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 15 Dec 2015
The man who gace America an anthem, and the Odditorium. Updates as Tim Peake goes into space. Then more free learning through the day.

How to build a real lightsaber

How to build a real lightsaber Creative commons image JD Hancock under CC-BY-SA licence under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 11 Dec 2015
Creating a light yet powerful tool that uses a blade of energy to defeat the Dark Side and also act as an effective shield against laser...

Star Wars VII: The use of myth

Star Wars VII: The use of myth Creative commons image Jonathan Feinberg under CC-BY-NC licence under Creative-Commons license
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 03 Dec 2015
How does a science fiction franchise have any resonance for audiences nowadays? The use of myth helps with familiarity...

Star Wars: The Course Awakens

Star Wars: The Course Awakens Creative commons image Kristina Alexanderson [[CC BY-NC-ND 2.0]] via Flickr Creative Commons under Creative-Commons license
Introductory level Updated 01 Dec 2015
You don't have to be in a galaxy far, far away to learn more about Star Wars. Let the force awaken your curiosity and explore now.

Are businesses just leaping on transgender trends to turn a profit?

Are businesses just leaping on transgender trends to turn a profit? Creative commons image
Updated 25 Nov 2015
When Selfridges is clearing space to make a genderfluid display space, and Will Young is working with trans actors, transgender people might seem...

Have transgender storylines finally gone mainstream?

Have transgender storylines finally gone mainstream? Copyrighted image Copyright: Metrodrome
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 12 Nov 2015
This month, both EastEnders and Hollyoaks are introducing transgender characters played by transgender actors. At the same time, Tangerine has...