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  • Canals: The Making of a Nation Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: © BBC

    Canals: The Making of a Nation

    Liz McIvor looks at who built the nation's canal network, who funded it, those who worked on it and how they were regenerated following The Second...

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    16 Mar 2017

  • Canals: The Making of a Nation

    Canals: The Making of a Nation Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: © BBC Updated content
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 16 Mar 2017
    Liz McIvor looks at who built the nation's canal network, who funded it, those who worked on it and how they were regenerated following The Second World War.
  • Humphry Davy, laughing gas and the era of self-experimentation Creative commons image Icon Wellcome Images under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license

    Humphry Davy, laughing gas and the era of self-experimentation

    By Mike Jay

    When Humphry Davy wanted to explore the properties of nitrous oxide, he decided the best way would be to experiment...

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    03 Feb 2017

  • Humphry Davy, laughing gas and the era of self-experimentation

    Humphry Davy, laughing gas and the era of self-experimentation Creative commons image Icon Wellcome Images under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 03 Feb 2017
    When Humphry Davy wanted to explore the properties of nitrous oxide, he decided the best way would be to experiment upon himself.
  • The Bletchley Park connection Creative commons image Icon By Draco2008 from UK (Bletchley Park) [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license

    The Bletchley Park connection

    By Dr Chris A. Williams

    The once-hidden connection between Asa Briggs, Mary Siepmann, Alan Turing and many others—an estate used by...

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    23 Jan 2017

  • The Bletchley Park connection

    The Bletchley Park connection Creative commons image Icon By Draco2008 from UK (Bletchley Park) [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 23 Jan 2017
    The once-hidden connection between Asa Briggs, Mary Siepmann, Alan Turing and many others—an estate used by British codebreakers during the Second World...
  • 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

    The Star of Bethlehem: An OpenLearn reading list Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Openclipart-vectors
    Updated 21 Dec 2016
    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: 6th December 2016 Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Copyright

    OpenLearn Live: 6th December 2016

    By The OpenLearn team

    Remembering a published who shaped the lives of authors and readers alike; how Marie Tharp helped us understand the...

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    06 Dec 2016

  • OpenLearn Live: 6th December 2016

    OpenLearn Live: 6th December 2016 Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Copyright
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    Remembering a published who shaped the lives of authors and readers alike; how Marie Tharp helped us understand the planet and the price of planes. Learning...
  • OpenLearn Live: 15th November 2016 Creative commons image Icon Birmingham Museums Trust / Wikimedia under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license

    OpenLearn Live: 15th November 2016

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    Birmingham: Home of the photocopier; European names for the platypus; and the point of art. Learning and...

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    15 Nov 2016

  • OpenLearn Live: 15th November 2016

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    OpenLearn Live: 15th November 2016 Creative commons image Icon Birmingham Museums Trust / Wikimedia under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 15 Nov 2016
    Birmingham: Home of the photocopier; European names for the platypus; and the point of art. Learning and research from across the day.
  • OpenLearn Live: 14th November 2016 Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Public domain

    OpenLearn Live: 14th November 2016

    By The OpenLearn team

    Why Birmingham is a 150 year old city with a flag that's just a year old; the NHS email problem and the man who...

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    14 Nov 2016

  • OpenLearn Live: 14th November 2016

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    OpenLearn Live: 14th November 2016 Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Public domain
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    Why Birmingham is a 150 year old city with a flag that's just a year old; the NHS email problem and the man who discovered insulin. Learning and...
  • OpenLearn Live: 3rd November 2016 Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Soviet Union patent diagram

    OpenLearn Live: 3rd November 2016

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    Did a Russian scientist create a zombie dog? No. Learning and research across the day.

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    03 Nov 2016

  • OpenLearn Live: 3rd November 2016

    OpenLearn Live: 3rd November 2016 Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Soviet Union patent diagram
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    Did a Russian scientist create a zombie dog? No. Learning and research across the day.
  • How do historians know about the past? Creative commons image Icon The Open University under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license

    How do historians know about the past?

    How do historians know about the past? What are primary and secondary sources? Find out with our short...

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    10 Oct 2016

  • How do historians know about the past?

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    How do historians know about the past? Creative commons image Icon The Open University under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 10 Oct 2016
    How do historians know about the past? What are primary and secondary sources? Find out with our short animations. 
  • OpenLearn Live: 31st August 2016 Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Public domain

    OpenLearn Live: 31st August 2016

    By The OpenLearn team

    The brothers who started the mass production of aircraft. Then more free learning across the day.

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    30 Aug 2016

  • OpenLearn Live: 31st August 2016

    OpenLearn Live: 31st August 2016 Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Public domain
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 30 Aug 2016
    The brothers who started the mass production of aircraft. Then more free learning across the day.

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  • The history of medicine: A Scottish perspective

    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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  • The history of medicine: A Scottish perspective

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    In the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, the approach to medicine was vastly...
  • Medicine transformed: on access to healthcare

    Access to healthcare is important to all of us. Did the arrival of state medicine in the twentieth century mean that everyone had access to good...

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    15 hours

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    14 Apr 2016

  • Medicine transformed: on access to healthcare

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    Access to healthcare is important to all of us. Did the arrival of state medicine...
  • Forth Road Bridge

    Scotland's Forth Road Bridge may not be the most beautiful bridge over the Firth of Forth, but it is an incredible feat of engineering and is...

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    05 Feb 2016

  • Forth Road Bridge

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    Introductory level Duration 1 hour Updated 05 Feb 2016
    Scotland's Forth Road Bridge may not be the most beautiful bridge over the Firth...
  • The incredible shrinking chip

    One of the most important technologies in use today is also one of the smallest. The microchip was invented in Scotland in 1947 and is now at the...

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    18 Jan 2016

  • The incredible shrinking chip

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    One of the most important technologies in use today is also one of the smallest....
  • Science in the Scottish Enlightenment

    How is it that a small, poor country in northern Europe became one of the most dynamic centres of Enlightenment thinking? This free course, Science...

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    Level: 2 Intermediate

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    15 Jan 2016

  • Science in the Scottish Enlightenment

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    Science in the Scottish Enlightenment Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
    Intermediate level Duration 5 hours Updated 15 Jan 2016
    How is it that a small, poor country in northern Europe became one of the most...
  • Health, disease and society: Scottish influence in the 19th century

    This free course, Health, disease and society: Scottish influence in the 19th century, examines the role that Scots played in contributing to the...

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    20 Feb 2014

  • Health, disease and society: Scottish influence in the 19th century

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    Health, disease and society: Scottish influence in the 19th century Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
    Intermediate level Duration 10 hours Updated 20 Feb 2014
    This free course, Health, disease and society: Scottish influence in the 19th...