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  • More ‘salad bowl’ than ‘melting pot’ Creative commons image Icon Charles Haynes under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license

    More ‘salad bowl’ than ‘melting pot’

    By Madhavi Kapur

    Madhavi Kapur watches an episode of Indian School, and celebrates the multicultural nature of Indian society.

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    14 Sep 2017

  • More ‘salad bowl’ than ‘melting pot’

    More ‘salad bowl’ than ‘melting pot’ Creative commons image Icon Charles Haynes under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license Updated content
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 14 Sep 2017
    Madhavi Kapur watches an episode of Indian School, and celebrates the multicultural nature of Indian society.
  • Silent Invisible Women: Deaf and Muslim in Australia Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Muslim Deaf Association Sydney Facebook

    Silent Invisible Women: Deaf and Muslim in Australia

    By Ayah Wehbe

    Already feeling defined by their hijabs, deafness can add an extra layer of distance for some women. Ayah Wehbe has...

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    25 Aug 2017

  • Silent Invisible Women: Deaf and Muslim in Australia

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    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 25 Aug 2017
    Already feeling defined by their hijabs, deafness can add an extra layer of distance for some women. Ayah Wehbe has been exploring the experiences of deaf...
  • Environment and Sustainable Development - Student Hub Live's Brexit Special Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University, Standard Youtube Licence
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    29 Jun 2017

  • Environment and Sustainable Development - Student Hub Live's Brexit Special

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    Introductory level Duration 25 mins Updated 29 Jun 2017
    The third Brexit Special video by Student Hub Live.
  • What did Voltaire think about Buddhism? Creative commons image Icon Manchester Art Gallery / Art UK under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license

    What did Voltaire think about Buddhism?

    By Donald S. Lopez Jr.

    Donald S. Lopez, Jr. looks at Voltaire’s early reflections on Buddhism and how, in his desire to separate the Buddha...

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    26 Jun 2017

  • What did Voltaire think about Buddhism?

    What did Voltaire think about Buddhism? Creative commons image Icon Manchester Art Gallery / Art UK under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 26 Jun 2017
    Donald S. Lopez, Jr. looks at Voltaire’s early reflections on Buddhism and how, in his desire to separate the Buddha’s teachings from the trappings of...
  • What is Britain's most sacred site? Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Production team

    What is Britain's most sacred site?

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    Britian is scattered with sacred sites - why do we feel the resonance of ancient religion?

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    20 Jun 2017

  • What is Britain's most sacred site?

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    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 20 Jun 2017
    Britian is scattered with sacred sites - why do we feel the resonance of ancient religion?
  • Ramadan Mubarak! Creative commons image Icon By vetman [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons under Creative-Commons license

    Ramadan Mubarak!

    By Professor Graham Harvey

    27th May - 25th June marks the Muslim observance, Ramadan. Discover how this isn't just a time for abstaining but a...

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    21 May 2017

  • Ramadan Mubarak!

    Ramadan Mubarak! Creative commons image Icon By vetman [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons under Creative-Commons license
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 21 May 2017
    27th May - 25th June marks the Muslim observance, Ramadan. Discover how this isn't just a time for abstaining but a time for celebration while showing...
  • How have the Conservatives overtaken Labour for the British Indian vote? Creative commons image Icon Number 10 under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license

    How have the Conservatives overtaken Labour for the British Indian vote?

    By Rakib Ehsan

    Traditionally, Labour has been able to count on support from British Indians - but not any more. Rakib Ehsan asks:...

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    18 May 2017

  • How have the Conservatives overtaken Labour for the British Indian vote?

    How have the Conservatives overtaken Labour for the British Indian vote? Creative commons image Icon Number 10 under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 18 May 2017
    Traditionally, Labour has been able to count on support from British Indians - but not any more. Rakib Ehsan asks: what's changed?
  • Election days: 1868 - No vote, no verger Creative commons image Icon John Salmon under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license

    Election days: 1868 - No vote, no verger

    It wasn't just farmers coming under pressure to vote against their interests in 1868, as this letter from the Daily...

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    10 May 2017

  • Election days: 1868 - No vote, no verger

    Election days: 1868 - No vote, no verger Creative commons image Icon John Salmon under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 10 May 2017
    It wasn't just farmers coming under pressure to vote against their interests in 1868, as this letter from the Daily News suggests
  • The Life of Saint George Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Public domain

    The Life of Saint George

    By Reverend Alban Butler

    This extract from Alban Butler's 18th Century work on the lives of the saints tells the story of England's patron...

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    Level: 1 Introductory

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    23 Apr 2017

  • The Life of Saint George

    The Life of Saint George Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Public domain
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 23 Apr 2017
    This extract from Alban Butler's 18th Century work on the lives of the saints tells the story of England's patron saint.
  • Why do we feast on so much chocolate at Easter? Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Richard Thomas | Dreamstime.com

    Why do we feast on so much chocolate at Easter?

    By Professor Graham Harvey

    Have you ever wondered what's the connection between Easter and chocolate? In this article Graham Harvey looks at the...

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    12 Apr 2017

  • Why do we feast on so much chocolate at Easter?

    Why do we feast on so much chocolate at Easter? Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Richard Thomas | Dreamstime.com
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 12 Apr 2017
    Have you ever wondered what's the connection between Easter and chocolate? In this article Graham Harvey looks at the origins of our appreciation of...

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  • Religious diversity: rethinking religion

    Religion is not necessarily what you think it is! This free course, Religious diversity: rethinking religion, introduces you to a selection of the...

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  • Religious diversity: rethinking religion

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    Intermediate level Duration 12 hours Updated 20 Sep 2017
    Religion is not necessarily what you think it is! This free course, Religious...
  • Studying religion

    This free course, Studying religion, will give you an opportunity to think about some of the key concepts and methods of the discipline of...

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    Introductory level Duration 20 hours Updated 21 Aug 2017
    This free course, Studying religion, will give you an opportunity to think about...
  • Religion today: Themes and issues

    There is a widespread perception in the West that we live in a secular age, an age in which religion is at best an optional extra, if not a false...

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    15 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

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    13 Apr 2017

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    Advanced level Duration 15 hours Updated 13 Apr 2017
    There is a widespread perception in the West that we live in a secular age, an age...
  • Introducing the philosophy of religion

    In this free course, Introducing the philosophy of religion, Timothy Chappell, Professor of Philosophy, asks what the words 'God' and 'religion'...

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    Level: 2 Intermediate

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    05 Feb 2016

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    In this free course, Introducing the philosophy of religion, Timothy Chappell,...
  • Regina Jonas: the first female rabbi

    Regina Jonas (1902-1944), who is now widely recognised as the world’s first female rabbi, was ordained in Nazi Germany in 1935. However, for many years after...

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    27 Feb 2013

  • Regina Jonas: the first female rabbi

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    Advanced level Duration 35 mins Updated 27 Feb 2013
    Regina Jonas (1902-1944), who is now widely recognised as the world’s first female...

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    Over 40 per cent of OU students who graduate do so with an Open degree. It’s a...

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    If you’re keen to try university study and want to keep your options open, this...

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    Why study the arts? Apart from sheer enjoyment, these subjects give you an...

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    Studying at university level is not just about gaining a degree. We also offer a...

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    This degree in humanities offers a broad-based grounding in the study and...