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Happy Birthday Harry Potter!

Happy Birthday Harry Potter! New content
Introductory level Duration 20 mins Updated 27 Jul 2016
July 31st is the birthday of everyone's favourite wizard (and coincidentally Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling). To celebrate, we're going...

Euro 2016

Euro 2016 Creative commons image Football.ua [CC BY-SA 3.0, CC BY-SA 3.0 or GFDL], via Wikimedia Commons under Creative-Commons license
Introductory level Duration 30 mins Updated 06 Jun 2016
The UEFA European Championship starts on Friday 10th June - get fanatical about football with our range of free articles, games and free courses on...

What made Muhammad Ali "The Greatest"? Includes explicit content

What made Muhammad Ali Creative commons image Dutch National Archive under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 06 Jun 2016
Muhammad Ali died on Friday June 3rd, 2016. Ellis Cashmore remembers a legend on both sides of the ropes.

Language variety all but disappears from the Eurovision song contest

Language variety all but disappears from the Eurovision song contest Creative commons image The Open University under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 13 May 2016
Why has the English language dominated the Eurovision Song Contest once more? Fernando Rosell-Aguilar explores what the competition holds this year.

Is the UK media failing Welsh voters?

Is the UK media failing Welsh voters? Creative commons image John Lord under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 22 Apr 2016
With elections for the welsh Assembly taking place in a fortnight, are voters getting a clear picture?

OpenLearn Live: 22nd April 2016

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OpenLearn Live: 22nd April 2016 Copyrighted image Copyright: BBC
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 22 Apr 2016
Tributes to Prince from around, and beyond, the world; plus a TV institution that has lasted longer than Corrie. Then more free learning through...

Queen Elizabeth II is 90

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Queen Elizabeth II is 90
Updated 20 Apr 2016
As Queen Elizabeth II turns 90, take a look at the key moments in her life, reign and British history with our interactive timelines with photos,...

Throwing light on research by South & Central American scientists

Throwing light on research by South & Central American scientists Copyrighted image Copyright: RedLBC
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 19 Apr 2016
Latin American scientists are coming together to promote their work more widely. Felix Moronta explains how.

OpenLearn Live: 5th April 2016

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OpenLearn Live: 5th April 2016 Creative commons image Hudson Institute under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 05 Apr 2016
Rupert Murdoch's attempt to create an old-style, brand-new newspaper. Then more free learning across the day.

Superqueeroes: Gender and superheroes

Superqueeroes: Gender and superheroes Copyrighted image Copyright: iStock
Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 16 Mar 2016
Why is Wonder Woman only playing a secondary role in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice?  This article looks at the role of gender and...