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OpenLearn Live: 25th April 2016

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Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 25 Apr 2016
The man who floated the idea of transport balloons. Then more learning across the day.

OpenLearn Live: 12th April 2016

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Duration 5 mins Updated 12 Apr 2016
The birth of commercial spam, and the customer services stars you probably don't even notice. Free learning from across the day.

OpenLearn Live: 8th April 2016

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Duration 5 mins Updated 08 Apr 2016
The attempt to drag cassette tapes into the late 20th Century that unspooled. Then more free learning through the day.

OpenLearn Live: 6th April 2016

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Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 06 Apr 2016
When Microsoft tried to take on the iPod. Twice. And how Beethoven wrote music he couldn't hear. Free learning from across the day.

OpenLearn Live: 4th April 2016

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Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 04 Apr 2016
Making sense of the Panama Papers; and the handheld device that changed the way we live - although not straight away. Free learning from...

OpenLearn Live: 7th March 2016

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Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 07 Mar 2016
A week in Dundee starts with the city churches; remembering the father of email.  Free learning from across the day.

OpenLearn Live: 17th December 2015

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Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 17 Dec 2015
The man who waved his arms and invented an internet. Then more free learning through the day.

OpenLearn Live: 13th November 2015

OpenLearn Live: 13th November 2015 Copyright free image Copyright free: The Engineer
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 13 Nov 2015
The man who started a two-wheeled craze. Then more free learning through the day.

OpenLearn Live: 12th November 2015

OpenLearn Live: 12th November 2015 Copyright free image Copyright free: Public domain
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 12 Nov 2015
How do you run a railway uphill? Then more free learning through the day.

OpenLearn Live: 9th November 2015

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Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 09 Nov 2015
The man who invented the flushing toilet - and it's probably not the one you're thinking of. Then management, hunting, and Cider.

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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 of Forth, but it is an incredible feat of engineering and is...