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  • Methods in Motion: Occupying spaces in Hong Kong and London Creative commons image Icon Charlie Owen under Creative Commons BY-NC 4.0 license

    Methods in Motion: Occupying spaces in Hong Kong and London

    By Dr Paul-François Tremlett

    Paul-Francois Tremlett explored the spaces the Occupy movement created - physical spaces, but also political spaces.

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    24 Jan 2017

  • Methods in Motion: Occupying spaces in Hong Kong and London

    Methods in Motion: Occupying spaces in Hong Kong and London Creative commons image Icon Charlie Owen under Creative Commons BY-NC 4.0 license New content
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 24 Jan 2017
    Paul-Francois Tremlett explored the spaces the Occupy movement created - physical spaces, but also political spaces.
  • How can we improve teaching about Islam? Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Public domain

    How can we improve teaching about Islam?

    By Professor Kishwar Rizvi

    Fear and distrust can grow where there's a lack of understanding. Could a different approach to teaching about Islam...

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    11 Jan 2017

  • How can we improve teaching about Islam?

    How can we improve teaching about Islam? Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Public domain New content
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    Fear and distrust can grow where there's a lack of understanding. Could a different approach to teaching about Islam in schools help?
  • The Star of Bethlehem: An OpenLearn reading list Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Openclipart-vectors

    The Star of Bethlehem: An OpenLearn reading list

    By The OpenLearn team

    The star which led the Magi to the manager might have some factual truth to it - but nobody really knows which truth...

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    21 Dec 2016

  • The Star of Bethlehem: An OpenLearn reading list

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    The star which led the Magi to the manager might have some factual truth to it - but nobody really knows which truth to back.
  • OpenLearn Live: 28th November 2016 Creative commons image Icon Sally Wilson under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license

    OpenLearn Live: 28th November 2016

    By The OpenLearn team

    Strange circular chunks of ice - what's the story of ice pancakes? And religious shrines by the side of Lithuanian...

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    28 Nov 2016

  • OpenLearn Live: 28th November 2016

    OpenLearn Live: 28th November 2016 Creative commons image Icon Sally Wilson under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license
    Updated 28 Nov 2016
    Strange circular chunks of ice - what's the story of ice pancakes? And religious shrines by the side of Lithuanian roads. Learning and research across the...
  • Inter Faith Week 2016 Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: CaseJustin | Dreamstime.com

    Inter Faith Week 2016

    Celebrate a world of different faiths and beliefs during Inter Faith Week 2016, starting on Sunday 13 November.

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    11 Nov 2016

  • Inter Faith Week 2016

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    Updated 11 Nov 2016
    Celebrate a world of different faiths and beliefs during Inter Faith Week 2016, starting on Sunday 13 November.
  • Exploring Religion in London

    By Professor John Wolffe, Dr John Maiden

    Take a guided tour round 7 of London’s principal religious buildings in full 360° detail.

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    02 Nov 2016

  • Exploring Religion in London

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    Take a guided tour round 7 of London’s principal religious buildings in full 360° detail.
  • OpenLearn Live: 2nd September 2016 Creative commons image Icon 12345678 under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license

    OpenLearn Live: 2nd September 2016

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    The short King who secured the Vatican; Hazel Rymer on Today and the FDA bans antibiotics in soap. Then more...

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    02 Sep 2016

  • OpenLearn Live: 2nd September 2016

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    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 02 Sep 2016
    The short King who secured the Vatican; Hazel Rymer on Today and the FDA bans antibiotics in soap. Then more free learning across the day.
  • OpenLearn Live: 1st August 2016 Creative commons image Icon Nationaal Archief of the Netherlands under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license

    OpenLearn Live: 1st August 2016

    By The OpenLearn team

    The slow burn of an incendiary John Lennon line - and why chickens aren't linked to oil imports. Free learning from...

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    01 Aug 2016

  • OpenLearn Live: 1st August 2016

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    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 01 Aug 2016
    The slow burn of an incendiary John Lennon line - and why chickens aren't linked to oil imports. Free learning from across the day.
  • Stonehenge before the First World War Creative commons image Icon Xiana VB under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license

    Stonehenge before the First World War

    By William Henry Hudson

    In this extract from Afoot In England, the naturalist and author William Henry Hudson despairs of a site already...

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    Level: 1 Introductory

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    23 Jun 2016

  • Stonehenge before the First World War

    Stonehenge before the First World War Creative commons image Icon Xiana VB under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 23 Jun 2016
    In this extract from Afoot In England, the naturalist and author William Henry Hudson despairs of a site already being turned into a tourist spectacle.
  • OpenLearn Live: 7th June 2016 Creative commons image Icon Colin Baxter under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license

    OpenLearn Live: 7th June 2016

    By The OpenLearn team

    Does an altar cloth in a church in Herefordshire have a link to Elizabeth I? Plus boxing, football - and the smell of...

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    07 Jun 2016

  • OpenLearn Live: 7th June 2016

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    OpenLearn Live: 7th June 2016 Creative commons image Icon Colin Baxter under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 07 Jun 2016
    Does an altar cloth in a church in Herefordshire have a link to Elizabeth I? Plus boxing, football - and the smell of babies. Free learning through the day...

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  • 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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    This free course, Studying religion, will give you an opportunity to think about...
  • 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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  • Introducing the philosophy of religion

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    In this free course, Introducing the philosophy of religion, Timothy Chappell,...
  • 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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  • Religion today: Themes and issues

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    There is a widespread perception in the West that we live in a secular age, an age...
  • 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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    Regina Jonas (1902-1944), who is now widely recognised as the world’s first female...
  • The Arts Past and Present: Ireland

    Do we use our buildings to declare who we are? How far does our heritage influence our collective identity? This insightful album reveals Ireland's shifting...

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    09 Feb 2010

  • The Arts Past and Present: Ireland

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    The Arts Past and Present: Ireland Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University 2008
    Introductory level Duration 50 mins Updated 09 Feb 2010
    Do we use our buildings to declare who we are? How far does our heritage influence...

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    Certificate of Higher Education Open

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    Certificate of Higher Education Open Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Irochka | Dreamstime.com
    Duration 1200 hours Updated 24 Jan 2017
    If you’re keen to try university study and want to keep your options open, this...

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

    Certificate of Higher Education in Humanities

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    Duration 1200 hours Updated 24 Jan 2017
    Why study the arts? Apart from sheer enjoyment, these subjects give you an...

    Diploma of Higher Education in Humanities

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    Diploma of Higher Education Open

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

    BA (Honours) Humanities

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

    Why is religion controversial?

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    Advanced level Duration 600 hours Updated 24 Jan 2017 Register by 14 Sep 2017
    This module focuses on the connections between religion and various controversial...

    Voices, texts and material culture

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    Introductory level Duration 600 hours Updated 24 Jan 2017 Register by 05 Jan 2017
    This module uses the concepts of voices, texts and material culture to extend your...

    The arts past and present

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    The arts past and present Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Beauneveu: Giraudon/The Bridgeman Art Library; Kandinsky: © The Art Institute of Chicago. © ADAGP, Paris and DACS, London 2012
    Introductory level Duration 600 hours Updated 24 Jan 2017 Register by 05 Jan 2017
    Study a broad range of arts subject areas (from history to philosophy, music to...