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OpenLearn Live: 28th June 2016

OpenLearn Live: 28th June 2016 Copyright free image Copyright free: Lehigh County Historical Society New content
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 28 Jun 2016
The American President who created his own party. Then more free learning through the day.

OpenLearn Live: 27th June 2016

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OpenLearn Live: 27th June 2016 Creative commons image Kalusness / MOI MEME under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license New content
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 27 Jun 2016
The musician who aimed to take a mop to power; Hubble gets another five years of star gazing. Free learning from across the day.

Stonehenge before the First World War

Stonehenge before the First World War Creative commons image Xiana VB under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license New content
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...

A 19th century autopsy unmasks a poisoner

A 19th century autopsy unmasks a poisoner Copyright free image Copyright free: gokalpiscan New content
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 23 Jun 2016
14 physicians gather at a graveside to untangle a tale of American settlers, poison, weak alibis, murder and suicide.

OpenLearn Live: 23rd June 2016

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OpenLearn Live: 23rd June 2016 Creative commons image New content
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 23 Jun 2016
Did Harold Wilson get 'arold and Albert shifted to win an election? How did Britain become an island? Can you trust an ethicist? Free learning from...

OpenLearn Live: 22nd June 2016

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Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 22 Jun 2016
The greatest electoral fraud in history, and learn how to digest statistics over lunch. Then more free learning across the day.

OpenLearn Live: 7th June 2016

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OpenLearn Live: 7th June 2016 Creative commons image 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...

Remembering Ali: How do The Philippines remember The Thrilla In Manila?

Remembering Ali: How do The Philippines remember The Thrilla In Manila? Creative commons image Dutch National Archive under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 07 Jun 2016
The Thrilla in Manila - a bout between Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier - was one of the legendary sporting events of the 20th Century. How does the...

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.

Florence Nightingale on what makes a good nurse

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Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 01 Jun 2016
In the 1881 letter to trainee nurses at St Thomas' Hospital, Florence Nightingale outlines what she believes makes a good nurse - a woman without ...

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Artists and authorship: the case of Raphael

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Artists and authorship: the case of Raphael Copyrighted image Copyright: Scala, Florence
Advanced level Duration 10 hours Updated 04 May 2016
Individual artists have been the traditional focus of art history, but how do we evaluate the figure of the artist? This free course, Artists and...

Welsh history and its sources

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Welsh history and its sources Copyrighted image Copyright: Used with permission
Introductory level Duration 25 hours Updated 18 Mar 2016
This free course, Welsh history and its sources, is a teaching and learning resource for anyone interested in Welsh history. It contains study...

Getting started on classical Latin

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Getting started on classical Latin Copyrighted image Copyright: The Art Archive/Alamy
Introductory level Duration 10 hours Updated 14 Mar 2016
This free course, Getting started on classical Latin, has been developed in response to requests from learners who had had no contact with Latin...

Hadrian's Rome

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Hadrian's Rome
Advanced level Duration 10 hours Updated 11 Mar 2016
This free course, Hadrian's Rome, explores the city of Rome during the reign of the emperor Hadrian (117-38 CE). What impact did the emperor have...

The Enlightenment

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The Enlightenment Copyrighted image Copyright: Used with permission
Intermediate level Duration 16 hours Updated 08 Feb 2016
The free course will examine the Enlightenment. To help understand the nature and scale of the cultural changes of the time, we offer a 'map' of...

Napoleonic paintings

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Intermediate level Duration 16 hours Updated 08 Feb 2016
In this free course, Napoleonic paintings, we will examine a range of Napoleonic imagery by David, Gros and a number of other artists, beginning...

Goya

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Intermediate level Duration 5 hours Updated 08 Feb 2016
What influenced Goya? Did Napoleon's invasion of Spain alter the course of Goya's career? This free course will guide you through the works of Goya...

Schubert's Lieder: Settings of Goethe's poems

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Intermediate level Duration 16 hours Updated 08 Feb 2016
This free course, Schubert's Lieder: Settings of Goethe's poems, looks at the short poems in German that were set to music by Franz Schubert ...

David Hume

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Intermediate level Duration 16 hours Updated 08 Feb 2016
This free course, David Hume, examines Hume's reasons for being complacent in the face of death, as these are laid out in his suppressed essay of...

The history of medicine: A Scottish perspective

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The history of medicine: A Scottish perspective Copyrighted image Copyright: Used with permission
Intermediate level Duration 10 hours Updated 05 Feb 2016
In the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, the approach to medicine was vastly different from today. Health is now recognised, at least in most...

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Certificate of Higher Education Open

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Certificate of Higher Education Open Copyrighted image Copyright: Irochka | Dreamstime.com
Duration 1200 hours Updated 29 Jun 2016
If you’re keen to try university study and want to keep your options open, this certificate course is ideal. It’s part of our unique Open...

BA/BSc Open degree

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BA/BSc Open degree Copyrighted image Copyright: Dreamstime
Duration 3600 hours Updated 29 Jun 2016
Over 40 per cent of OU students who graduate do so with an Open degree. It’s a statistic we’re proud of – the BA/BSc Open is one of the most...

Certificate of Higher Education in Humanities

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Certificate of Higher Education in Humanities Copyrighted image Copyright: Dreamstime
Duration 1200 hours Updated 29 Jun 2016
Why study the arts? Apart from sheer enjoyment, these subjects give you an enormous breadth of cultural literacy while training you to think and...

Diploma of Higher Education in Humanities

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Diploma of Higher Education in Humanities Copyrighted image Copyright: Dreamstime
Duration 2400 hours Updated 29 Jun 2016
The Diploma of Higher Education in Humanities will help you refine your skills of debate and analysis while developing your cultural literacy. It...

Diploma of Higher Education Open

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Diploma of Higher Education Open Copyrighted image Copyright: The Open University / Karen Parker
Duration 2400 hours Updated 29 Jun 2016
Studying at university level is not just about gaining a degree. We also offer a range of other qualifications, including Certificates and Diplomas...

BA (Honours) Humanities

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BA (Honours) Humanities Copyrighted image Copyright: The Open University / Karen Parker
Duration 3600 hours Updated 29 Jun 2016
This degree in humanities offers a broad-based grounding in the study and enjoyment of the arts and humanities – covering a fascinating variety of...

BA (Honours) History

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BA (Honours) History Copyrighted image Copyright: Firebrandphotography | Dreamstime.com
Duration 3600 hours Updated 29 Jun 2016
With this degree course you will develop and deepen your knowledge of different periods of history from antiquity to the twentieth century....

MA History part 1

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MA History part 1 Copyrighted image Copyright: The Open University / Karen Parker
Advanced level Duration 1200 hours Updated 29 Jun 2016 Register by 15 Sep 2016
Explore British and Irish histories from the eighteenth to twentieth centuries and increase your understanding of a range of key approaches to...

MA Classical Studies part 1

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MA Classical Studies part 1 Copyrighted image Copyright: The Open University/Karen Parker
Advanced level Duration 600 hours Updated 29 Jun 2016 Register by 15 Sep 2016
This module tackles the question, ‘How do we know what we know’ about ancient Greece and Rome by investigating classical studies as a...

Reading classical Greek: language and literature

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Reading classical Greek: language and literature Copyrighted image Copyright: Dreamstime
Intermediate level Duration 600 hours Updated 29 Jun 2016 Register by 08 Sep 2016
Teaches beginners the basic vocabulary and grammar needed to start reading classical Greek texts in the original and introduces the culture of...