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Park Hill Estate

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Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 18 Aug 2016
Park Hill achieved the dream of streets in the sky - just as the dream was souring.

OpenLearn Live: 15th August 2016

OpenLearn Live: 15th August 2016 Creative commons image Ben Schumin under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license New content
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 15 Aug 2016
The shoe that tries hard to not be a shoe; fighting malaria; and Devon wrecks. Free learning from across the day.

What have the railways got to do with the 999 system?

What have the railways got to do with the 999 system? Creative commons image Ben Brooksbank [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons under Creative-Commons license
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 08 Jul 2016
Did you know when you dial '999' the origins of this system lie in the railways? Explore the history here. 

'The wrong side of the tracks': The impact of the railways on Victorian townscapes

'The wrong side of the tracks': The impact of the railways on Victorian townscapes Copyrighted image Copyright: National Railway Museum/Science & Society Picture Library
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 30 Jun 2016
When we think of the introduction of the railways we might think of it bringing prosperity to the people, but it also brought unsanitary...

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
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...

Happy Saint Patrick's Day

Happy Saint Patrick's Day Creative commons image 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 14 Mar 2016
March 17th is St. Patrick's Day. Find out more about the patron saint of Ireland and discover Ireland's culture and heritage. 

Who was St David?

Who was St David? Creative commons image By Wolfgang Sauber (Own work) [GFDL or CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons under Creative-Commons license
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 26 Feb 2016
Where does St David's iconic status stem from and what is known of the man who lived 1500 years ago? Explore St David in more detail here...

Five missing kings and queens – and where we might find them

Five missing kings and queens – and where we might find them Creative commons image Lucas under CC-BY-2.0 licence under Creative-Commons license
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 06 Jan 2016
Think Richard III is the only medieval monarch whose body went missing? Here's a list speculating where other kings and queens may lie.

Murals in Belfast

Murals in Belfast Creative commons image PPCC Antifa under CC-BY-NC-SA licence under Creative-Commons license
Updated 16 Nov 2015
Murals capture snapshots of key moments of Belfast's political history that are key to understanding the various communities present in the city.

Canals: The Making of a Nation - Find out more

Canals: The Making of a Nation - Find out more Copyrighted image Copyright: © BBC
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 26 Aug 2015
Find out more about how the history of canals shaped a nation's financial system, workers' rights and civil engineering.

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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...

History as commemoration

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Introductory level Duration 4 hours Updated 05 Feb 2016
Commemoration remembering and marking your past makes an important contribution to our sense of community. This free course, History as...

Dundee, jute and empire

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Introductory level Duration 12 hours Updated 05 Feb 2016
Britain was the first country to industrialise, and it acquired the largest empire ever during this same period. But its sphere of economic...

World Heritage

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Intermediate level Duration 10 hours Updated 15 Jan 2016
This free course provides an overview of World Heritage, its political and cultural origins and the role of UNESCO and other agencies in...

What is heritage?

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Introductory level Duration 10 hours Updated 15 Jan 2016
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...

Aberdulais Falls: A case study in Welsh heritage

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Introductory level Duration 2 hours Updated 11 Jan 2016
This free course, Aberdulais Falls: A case study in Welsh heritage, looks at the Aberdulais Falls in Wales, and considers the key issues affecting...

Heritage case studies: Scotland

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Introductory level Duration 5 hours Updated 11 Jan 2016
The heritage traditions of Scotland are unique in comparison to the rest of Britain. This free course, Heritage case studies: Scotland, uses two...