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  • How the ZX Spectrum and ZX81 shaped Frank Sidebottom Creative commons image Icon James / The Being Frank Movie under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license

    How the ZX Spectrum and ZX81 shaped Frank Sidebottom

    By Rhys James Jones

    Rhys James Jones traces the legendary Frank Sidebottom's roots back to the early days of home computing. (When ...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    19 Apr 2017

  • How the ZX Spectrum and ZX81 shaped Frank Sidebottom

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    How the ZX Spectrum and ZX81 shaped Frank Sidebottom Creative commons image Icon James / The Being Frank Movie under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license New content
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 19 Apr 2017
    Rhys James Jones traces the legendary Frank Sidebottom's roots back to the early days of home computing. (When "computing" was a thing you did, and doing it...
  • Why isn't Doctor Who a vegan? Creative commons image Icon Pat Cuadros under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license

    Why isn't Doctor Who a vegan?

    By Kate Stewart, Matthew Cole

    The Doctor exhibits compassion to all creatures, across space and across history. Except the delicious ones, it seems...

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    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    13 Apr 2017

  • Why isn't Doctor Who a vegan?

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    Why isn't Doctor Who a vegan? Creative commons image Icon Pat Cuadros under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 13 Apr 2017
    The Doctor exhibits compassion to all creatures, across space and across history. Except the delicious ones, it seems. Kate Stewart and Matthew Cole wonder...
  • Porn licensing isn't the answer Creative commons image Icon hansol under CC-BY licence under Creative-Commons license

    Porn licensing isn't the answer

    By Andrew Smith

    The UK government thinks children can be protected from web porn by building barriers. Good luck with that, says...

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    30 Mar 2017

  • Porn licensing isn't the answer

    Porn licensing isn't the answer Creative commons image Icon hansol under CC-BY licence under Creative-Commons license
    Updated 30 Mar 2017
    The UK government thinks children can be protected from web porn by building barriers. Good luck with that, says Andrew Smith.
  • Reporting in the fog of an attack Creative commons image Icon Jay Bergesen under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license

    Reporting in the fog of an attack

    By Richard Sambrook

    As Channel 4 News showed following the Westminster attacks, it can be easy for even the best journalists to slip up...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    28 Mar 2017

  • Reporting in the fog of an attack

    Reporting in the fog of an attack Creative commons image Icon Jay Bergesen under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 28 Mar 2017
    As Channel 4 News showed following the Westminster attacks, it can be easy for even the best journalists to slip up covering a fast-moving story. 
  • Heart of a heartless world, soul of soulless conditions Creative commons image Icon Loren Javier under CC-BY-ND licence under Creative-Commons license

    Heart of a heartless world, soul of soulless conditions

    By Dr Paula James

    As the series 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer' turns 20 we look back at how, though she may have been a modern...

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    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    09 Mar 2017

  • Heart of a heartless world, soul of soulless conditions

    Heart of a heartless world, soul of soulless conditions Creative commons image Icon Loren Javier under CC-BY-ND licence under Creative-Commons license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 09 Mar 2017
    As the series 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer' turns 20 we look back at how, though she may have been a modern California girl, Buffy's relationships...
  • How emoji are changing the shape of everyday English

    By Dr Philip Seargeant

    What influence are emoji having on the way we communicate? Is the common use of the eggplant or facepalm emoji...

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    20 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    08 Mar 2017

  • How emoji are changing the shape of everyday English

    Introductory level Duration 20 mins Updated 08 Mar 2017
    What influence are emoji having on the way we communicate? Is the common use of the eggplant or facepalm emoji something to worry about? Philip...
  • A Clockwork Orange: ultraviolence, Russian spies and fake news Creative commons image Icon Flickr under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license

    A Clockwork Orange: ultraviolence, Russian spies and fake news

    By Dr Philip Seargeant

    On the centenary of Anthony Burgess's birthday, Philip Seargeant delves into his famous work 'A Clockwork Orange' and...

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    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    27 Feb 2017

  • A Clockwork Orange: ultraviolence, Russian spies and fake news

    A Clockwork Orange: ultraviolence, Russian spies and fake news Creative commons image Icon Flickr under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 27 Feb 2017
    On the centenary of Anthony Burgess's birthday, Philip Seargeant delves into his famous work 'A Clockwork Orange' and dystopia in popular culture.
  • Exodus: Our Journey To Europe Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The BBC

    Exodus: Our Journey To Europe

    In this three part OU/BBC co-production we see a terrifyingly intimate, yet uniquely epic portrait of the biggest movement of people that Europe...

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    Level: 1 Introductory

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    08 Feb 2017

  • Exodus: Our Journey To Europe

    Exodus: Our Journey To Europe Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The BBC
    Introductory level Updated 08 Feb 2017
    In this three part OU/BBC co-production we see a terrifyingly intimate, yet uniquely epic portrait of the biggest movement of people that Europe has seen...
  • How Trump tweets Creative commons image Icon Michael Vadon under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license

    How Trump tweets

    By Dr John Jewell

    Even moving into the White House hasn't stemmed Donald Trump's enthusiastic use of the social network.

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    06 Feb 2017

  • How Trump tweets

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    How Trump tweets Creative commons image Icon Michael Vadon under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 06 Feb 2017
    Even moving into the White House hasn't stemmed Donald Trump's enthusiastic use of the social network.
  • Desert Island Discs at 75: An OpenLearn listening list Creative commons image Icon StagiaireMGIMO under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license

    Desert Island Discs at 75: An OpenLearn listening list

    By The OpenLearn team

    This weekend, BBC Radio 4's Desert Island Discs celebrates its 75th anniversary. Join us for a rummage in the...

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    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    27 Jan 2017

  • Desert Island Discs at 75: An OpenLearn listening list

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    Desert Island Discs at 75: An OpenLearn listening list Creative commons image Icon StagiaireMGIMO under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 27 Jan 2017
    This weekend, BBC Radio 4's Desert Island Discs celebrates its 75th anniversary. Join us for a rummage in the archives.