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OpenLearn Live: 27th April 2016

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Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 27 Apr 2016
The airport which remembers a landowner. Then more learning from across the day.

Queen Victoria on William Shakespeare

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Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 20 Apr 2016
What did the Queen of England think of the Bard of Avon? We dip into her diaries to find out...

How did Newcastle celebrate the 200th anniversary of Shakespeare?

How did Newcastle celebrate the 200th anniversary of Shakespeare? Copyright free image Copyright free:
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 20 Apr 2016
The 400th anniversary of Shakespeare is being well marked around the nation, and around the globe (and the Globe). But how was the 200th...

OpenLearn Live: 14th April 2016

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Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 13 Apr 2016
The largest revolt by the enslaved in Barbadian history. Then more free learning across the day.

OpenLearn Live: 13th April 2016

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Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 13 Apr 2016
The Sussex schoolboy who reinvented himself as a First Nation environmentalist, and Arnold Wesker remembered. Then more free learning across the...

OpenLearn Live: 11th April 2016

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Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 11 Apr 2016
The cricket ground razed by the Suffragettes. Then more free learning across the day.

True stories of the 1975 EEC Referendum

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Duration 2 hours Updated 08 Apr 2016
As the UK prepares to vote on our future in Europe, what happened last time the public was asked? We've dug through the archives to find some...

What was the Easter Rising?

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Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 22 Mar 2016
How close did the Easter Rising come to achieving the aims of its leaders?

OpenLearn Live: 14th March 2016

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Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 14 Mar 2016
Tributes to Doreen Massey, emeritus professor of Geography at the OU, and the Crimean veterans who played cricket. Free learning from across the...

OpenLearn Live: 23rd February 2016

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Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 23 Feb 2016
A wall in Prague which united rather than divided. Then more free learning across the day.

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Exploring a Romano-African city: Thugga

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Advanced level Duration 14 hours Updated 05 Feb 2016
From Rome to Pompeii and Ephesus the excavation of Roman remains is well known, but what of Roman remains in Africa? This free course, Exploring a...

The origins of the wars of the three kingdoms

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Introductory level Duration 12 hours Updated 27 Jan 2016
From Catholic rebellion to Civil War, what happened during the latter years of the reign of Charles I that caused people to take up arms against...

The Roman Empire: introducing some key terms

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Advanced level Duration 14 hours Updated 20 Jan 2016
This free course, The Roman Empire: Introducing some key terms, will define basic concepts and terms that are essential for an understanding of the...

The African diaspora: An archaeological perspective

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Introductory level Duration 4 hours Updated 19 Jan 2016
In many ways the African diaspora is a contentious episode from the past (and indeed present). This free course, The African diaspora: An...

Late nineteenth-century Britain and America: The people and the empire

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Advanced level Duration 4 hours Updated 15 Jan 2016
Historians on both sides of the Atlantic have argued that the empire was not an issue of popular interest in late nineteenth-century Britain and...