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  • 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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    Environment and Sustainable Development - Student Hub Live's Brexit Special Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University, Standard Youtube Licence
    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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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    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?

    By The OpenLearn team

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

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    20 Jun 2017

  • What is Britain's most sacred site?

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    What is Britain's most sacred site? Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Production team
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    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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    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    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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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

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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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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

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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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    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    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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    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    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...
  • Happy Saint Patrick's Day Creative commons image Icon Andreas F. Borchert [CC BY-SA 3.0 de, CC BY-SA 4.0-3.0-2.5-2.0-1.0 or GFDL], via Wikimedia Commons under Creative-Commons license

    Happy Saint Patrick's Day

    March 17th is St. Patrick's Day. Find out more about the patron saint of Ireland and discover Ireland's culture...

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    Updated on:

    10 Mar 2017

  • Happy Saint Patrick's Day

    Happy Saint Patrick's Day Creative commons image Icon Andreas F. Borchert [CC BY-SA 3.0 de, CC BY-SA 4.0-3.0-2.5-2.0-1.0 or GFDL], via Wikimedia Commons under Creative-Commons license
    Introductory level Updated 10 Mar 2017
    March 17th is St. Patrick's Day. Find out more about the patron saint of Ireland and discover Ireland's culture and heritage. 
  • 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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    5 mins

    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...

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  • 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

  • Religion today: Themes and issues

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    Religion today: Themes and issues Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
    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...
  • 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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    20 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    23 Feb 2016

  • Studying religion

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    Introductory level Duration 20 hours Updated 23 Feb 2016
    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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    12 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

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    05 Feb 2016

  • Introducing the philosophy of religion

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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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    Level: 3 Advanced

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    27 Feb 2013

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    Regina Jonas: the first female rabbi Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University
    Advanced level Duration 35 mins Updated 27 Feb 2013
    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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    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    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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    BA/BSc Open degree

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    BA/BSc Open degree Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Dreamstime
    Duration 3600 hours Updated 10 Jul 2017
    Over 40 per cent of OU students who graduate do so with an Open degree. It’s a...

    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 10 Jul 2017
    If you’re keen to try university study and want to keep your options open, this...

    Certificate of Higher Education in Humanities

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    Certificate of Higher Education in Humanities Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Dreamstime
    Duration 1200 hours Updated 10 Jul 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 in Humanities Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Dreamstime
    Duration 2400 hours Updated 10 Jul 2017
    The Diploma of Higher Education in Humanities will help you refine your skills of...

    Diploma of Higher Education Open

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    Diploma of Higher Education Open
    Duration 2400 hours Updated 10 Jul 2017
    Studying at university level is not just about gaining a degree. We also offer a...

    BA (Honours) Humanities

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    BA (Honours) Humanities
    Duration 3600 hours Updated 10 Jul 2017
    This degree in humanities offers a broad-based grounding in the study and...