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  • 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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    04 Jan 2017

  • The Bletchley Park connection

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    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 04 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

    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

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    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

    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

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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

    By The OpenLearn team

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

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    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    15 Nov 2016

  • 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 research from across the day.
  • 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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    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

    By The OpenLearn team

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

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    Updated on:

    03 Nov 2016

  • OpenLearn Live: 3rd November 2016

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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?

    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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    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

    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

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    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.
  • OpenLearn Live: 30th August 2016

    By The OpenLearn team

    He made reflecting telescopes, and he made them well. Meet James Short. Then more free learning across the day.

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    30 Aug 2016

  • OpenLearn Live: 30th August 2016

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    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 30 Aug 2016
    He made reflecting telescopes, and he made them well. Meet James Short. Then more free learning across the day.
  • OpenLearn Live: 25th August 2016

    By The OpenLearn team

    The twelve bolts that ensured divers could continue to breathe; a brief history of gay soaps; and the end of conflict...

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    24 Aug 2016

  • OpenLearn Live: 25th August 2016

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    The twelve bolts that ensured divers could continue to breathe; a brief history of gay soaps; and the end of conflict in sight in Colombia. Free learning...

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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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  • 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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    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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    Level: 2 Intermediate

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    18 Jan 2016

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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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    5 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

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    15 Jan 2016

  • Science in the Scottish Enlightenment

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    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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    Intermediate level Duration 10 hours Updated 20 Feb 2014
    This free course, Health, disease and society: Scottish influence in the 19th...