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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...
  • Asa Briggs, The Last Victorian Improver

    Tristram Hunt MP explores the exhaustingly energetic life of one of his heroes – the historian Asa Briggs, who was instrumental in the founding of...

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    04 Jan 2017

  • Asa Briggs, The Last Victorian Improver

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    Tristram Hunt MP explores the exhaustingly energetic life of one of his heroes – the historian Asa Briggs, who was instrumental in the founding of the...
  • Asa Briggs and new maps of learning

    By Dr Daniel Weinbren

    Asa Briggs' interest in how to support learning influenced his work at two universities.

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    03 Jan 2017

  • Asa Briggs and new maps of learning

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    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 03 Jan 2017
    Asa Briggs' interest in how to support learning influenced his work at two universities.
  • Christmas Crackers: An OpenLearn reading list

    By The OpenLearn team

    Christmas dinner wouldn't be Christmas dinner without a member of the family being forced through passive-aggressive...

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    19 Dec 2016

  • Christmas Crackers: An OpenLearn reading list

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    Christmas dinner wouldn't be Christmas dinner without a member of the family being forced through passive-aggressive peer pressure to don a paper crown. Join...
  • OpenLearn Live: 14th December 2016

    By The OpenLearn team

    Why are decisions about oil production made in a country without a significant oil industry?; how Podesta's emails...

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    14 Dec 2016

  • OpenLearn Live: 14th December 2016

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    Why are decisions about oil production made in a country without a significant oil industry?; how Podesta's emails were phished, and A poet reads her...
  • OpenLearn Live: 13th December 2016

    By The OpenLearn team

    The cake that went to court and how social media slowed the size zero trend. Then learning and research from across...

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    13 Dec 2016

  • OpenLearn Live: 13th December 2016

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    The cake that went to court and how social media slowed the size zero trend. Then learning and research from across the day.
  • OpenLearn Live: 8th December 2016

    By The OpenLearn team

    A brief history of a prolific historian. An explanation. And learning and research from across the day.

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    08 Dec 2016

  • OpenLearn Live: 8th December 2016

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    Duration 5 mins Updated 08 Dec 2016
    A brief history of a prolific historian. An explanation. And learning and research from across the day.
  • OpenLearn Live: 7th December 2016

    By The OpenLearn team

    Straddling our relaunch, learning and research across the day - including remembering Mary Hesse and how Romans kept...

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  • OpenLearn Live: 7th December 2016

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    Straddling our relaunch, learning and research across the day - including remembering Mary Hesse and how Romans kept warm.
  • The Secret History of Our Streets - London

    Six streets - apparently unremarkable, but each one with a lot to tell us about how life and London has changed in 150 years.

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    08 Nov 2016

  • The Secret History of Our Streets - London

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    Six streets - apparently unremarkable, but each one with a lot to tell us about how life and London has changed in 150 years.

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  • The African diaspora: An archaeological perspective

    In many ways the African diaspora is a contentious episode from the past (and indeed present). This free course, The African diaspora: An...

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  • The African diaspora: An archaeological perspective

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    Introductory level Duration 4 hours Updated 14 Apr 2016
    In many ways the African diaspora is a contentious episode from the past (and...
  • Exploring a Romano-African city: Thugga

    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...

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    05 Feb 2016

  • 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,...
  • The origins of the wars of the three kingdoms

    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...

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    12 hours

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    27 Jan 2016

  • The origins of the wars of the three kingdoms

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    From Catholic rebellion to Civil War, what happened during the latter years of the...
  • The Roman Empire: introducing some key terms

    This free course, The Roman Empire: Introducing some key terms, will define basic concepts and terms that are essential for an understanding of the...

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    14 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

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  • The Roman Empire: introducing some key terms

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    This free course, The Roman Empire: Introducing some key terms, will define basic...
  • Late nineteenth-century Britain and America: The people and the empire

    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...

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    Level: 3 Advanced

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    15 Jan 2016