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  • The secret history of teenage bedrooms Creative commons image Icon Eric Molina under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license

    The secret history of teenage bedrooms

    By Sian Lincoln, Jason Reid, Professor Laurie Taylor

    In this transcript from Thinking Allowed, Laurie Taylor and guests discuss the role of the teenage bedroom across...

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    17 Jan 2018

  • The secret history of teenage bedrooms

    The secret history of teenage bedrooms Creative commons image Icon Eric Molina under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license Updated content
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 17 Jan 2018
    In this transcript from Thinking Allowed, Laurie Taylor and guests discuss the role of the teenage bedroom across history - with a little help from The Beach...
  • Review: Chavs - The Demonization of the Working Class Creative commons image Icon StarOpal under CC-BY licence under Creative-Commons license

    Review: Chavs - The Demonization of the Working Class

    By John Booth

    John Booth reviews Owen Jones' Chavs: The Demonization of the Working Class and asks how the image of the bulldog...

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    17 Jan 2018

  • Review: Chavs - The Demonization of the Working Class

    Review: Chavs - The Demonization of the Working Class Creative commons image Icon StarOpal under CC-BY licence under Creative-Commons license Updated content
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 17 Jan 2018
    John Booth reviews Owen Jones' Chavs: The Demonization of the Working Class and asks how the image of the bulldog breed turned into a narrative of feral...
  • Henry Tudor: a Welsh hero…? Creative commons image Icon Photo by Andrew (Local Boy Done Good) under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license

    Henry Tudor: a Welsh hero…?

    By Dr Richard A Marsden

    Dr Richard Marsden of the Open University’s History department recently contributed to Putting Henry on the Map, a...

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    12 Jan 2018

  • Henry Tudor: a Welsh hero…?

    Henry Tudor: a Welsh hero…? Creative commons image Icon Photo by Andrew (Local Boy Done Good) under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license New content
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 12 Jan 2018
    Dr Richard Marsden of the Open University’s History department recently contributed to Putting Henry on the Map, a BBC Radio Wales programme about the...
  • Christmas at war: 1918 - At peace, but not at home Creative commons image Icon Bundesarchiv, Bild 146-2008-0314 / CC-BY-SA 3.0 under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license

    Christmas at war: 1918 - At peace, but not at home

    The war may have ended in November, but some men who had been captured were still facing a Christmas in the...

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    22 Dec 2017

  • Christmas at war: 1918 - At peace, but not at home

    Christmas at war: 1918 - At peace, but not at home Creative commons image Icon Bundesarchiv, Bild 146-2008-0314 / CC-BY-SA 3.0 under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 22 Dec 2017
    The war may have ended in November, but some men who had been captured were still facing a Christmas in the prison camps.
  • Christmas at war: 1917 - Brotherhood and bombs don't mix Creative commons image Icon aussie~mobs under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license

    Christmas at war: 1917 - Brotherhood and bombs don't mix

    In a weary editorial, the Daily Mirror frets that humanity's capacity for creating destruction might have wiped out...

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    21 Dec 2017

  • Christmas at war: 1917 - Brotherhood and bombs don't mix

    Christmas at war: 1917 - Brotherhood and bombs don't mix Creative commons image Icon aussie~mobs under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 21 Dec 2017
    In a weary editorial, the Daily Mirror frets that humanity's capacity for creating destruction might have wiped out all sense of fraternity - unless this...
  • Christmas at war: 1916 - Festivities at the front Creative commons image Icon Collections Bibliothèque de Documentation Internationale Contemporaine under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license

    Christmas at war: 1916 - Festivities at the front

    Percival Philips scours France for good cheer - but it's hard to ignore the plight of those bombed out of their homes.

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    20 Dec 2017

  • Christmas at war: 1916 - Festivities at the front

    Christmas at war: 1916 - Festivities at the front Creative commons image Icon Collections Bibliothèque de Documentation Internationale Contemporaine under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 20 Dec 2017
    Percival Philips scours France for good cheer - but it's hard to ignore the plight of those bombed out of their homes.
  • Christmas at war: 1915 - A wish deferred Creative commons image Icon Aussie~mobs under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license

    Christmas at war: 1915 - A wish deferred

    The Financial Times struggles to see a brighter future, but hopes that at least city traders will no longer be seen...

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    19 Dec 2017

  • Christmas at war: 1915 - A wish deferred

    Christmas at war: 1915 - A wish deferred Creative commons image Icon Aussie~mobs under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 19 Dec 2017
    The Financial Times struggles to see a brighter future, but hopes that at least city traders will no longer be seen as driven purely by greed.
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    Christmas at war: 1914 - Gifts for injured soldiers

    Small kindnesses for troops recovering from their injuries in Manchester - and a surfeit of pudding.

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  • Christmas at war: 1914 - Gifts for injured soldiers

    Christmas at war: 1914 - Gifts for injured soldiers Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Public Domain
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    Small kindnesses for troops recovering from their injuries in Manchester - and a surfeit of pudding.
  • The Silver Bridge Disaster: Eyebars in suspension Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Production team

    The Silver Bridge Disaster: Eyebars in suspension

    By The Forensic Engineering team

    The 1967 collapse of the Silver Bridge was a human tragedy - 46 people died - and an engineering mystery: why did a...

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    15 Dec 2017

  • The Silver Bridge Disaster: Eyebars in suspension

    The Silver Bridge Disaster: Eyebars in suspension Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Production team
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 15 Dec 2017
    The 1967 collapse of the Silver Bridge was a human tragedy - 46 people died - and an engineering mystery: why did a bridge built to last a century not make...
  • The Silver Bridge Disaster: Stresses and strains Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Production team

    The Silver Bridge Disaster: Stresses and strains

    By The Forensic Engineering team

    The 1967 collapse of the Silver Bridge was a human tragedy - 46 people died - and an engineering mystery: why did a...

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  • The Silver Bridge Disaster: Stresses and strains

    The Silver Bridge Disaster: Stresses and strains Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Production team
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 15 Dec 2017
    The 1967 collapse of the Silver Bridge was a human tragedy - 46 people died - and an engineering mystery: why did a bridge built to last a century not make...

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  • Roaring Twenties? Europe in the interwar period

    While recognising the shadows cast by two world wars (one concluded and one imminent) over European society during the 1920s and 1930s, this free...

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    Roaring Twenties? Europe in the interwar period
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    While recognising the shadows cast by two world wars (one concluded and one...
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    This free course, Icarus: entering the world of myth, will introduce you to one of the best-known myths from classical antiquity and its various re...

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    This free course, Icarus: entering the world of myth, will introduce you to one of...
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    What is a ‘nation’? What is a ‘state’? Where have these ideas come from and how have they developed over time? This free course, National identity...

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    What is a ‘nation’? What is a ‘state’? Where have these ideas come from and how...
  • The origins of the wars of the three kingdoms

    From Catholic rebellion to Civil War, what happened during the latter years of the reign of Charles I that caused people to take up arms against...

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    From Catholic rebellion to Civil War, what happened during the latter years of the...
  • Dundee, jute and empire

    Britain was the first country to industrialise, and it acquired the largest empire ever during this same period. But its sphere of economic...

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    Level: 1 Introductory

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    Britain was the first country to industrialise, and it acquired the largest empire...
  • The Holocaust

    This free course explores the Holocaust, as the destruction of European Jewry is commonly known. The mass killing represented by the Holocaust...

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    This free course explores the Holocaust, as the destruction of European Jewry is...
  • Discovering Ancient Greek and Latin

    The free course, Discovering Ancient Greek and Latin, gives a taste of what it is like to learn two ancient languages. It is for those who have...

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    Discovering Ancient Greek and Latin
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    The free course, Discovering Ancient Greek and Latin, gives a taste of what it is...
  • What is heritage?

    What is heritage? This free course will introduce you to the concept of heritage and its critical study, exploring the role of heritage in both...

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  • World Heritage

    This free course provides an overview of World Heritage, its political and cultural origins and the role of UNESCO and other agencies in...

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    This free course provides an overview of World Heritage, its political and...
  • The African diaspora: An archaeological perspective

    In many ways the African diaspora is a contentious episode from the past (and indeed present). This free course, The African diaspora: An...

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    The African diaspora: An archaeological perspective Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
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    In many ways the African diaspora is a contentious episode from the past (and...

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    BA/BSc Open degree Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Dreamstime
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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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