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OpenLearn Live: 21st July 2016

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Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 21 Jul 2016
The author who, choosing between her art and her husband, went for art; when Thatcher visited Poland. Then more free learning through the day.

The Last Day of World War One

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Introductory level Updated 15 Jul 2016
In this episode of Timewatch, Michael Palin explores why soldiers were dying right up to the very start of the armistice.

The outgoing Prime Minister and his replacement: Gladstone makes way for Rosebery

The outgoing Prime Minister and his replacement: Gladstone makes way for Rosebery Copyright free image Copyright free: Illustrated London News
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 12 Jul 2016
As Downing Street changes hands again, we dip into the archives to find out what happened in 1894 when ill-health forced William Gladstone to quit...

OpenLearn Live: 12th July 2016

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Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 12 Jul 2016
A Scillian princess who became Empress consort of Brazil and everything you need to know about Pokemon Go Then more free learning through...

OpenLearn Live: 30th June 2016

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Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 30 Jun 2016
The actor who couldn't turn cinematic gold into political success; views of Trumpton from academia; and Dolly The Sheep remembered. Free...

1 July 1916: the beginning of the Battle of the Somme

1 July 1916: the beginning of the Battle of the Somme
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 29 Jun 2016
On the centenary of The Battle of the Somme, discover why the British consider it the bloodiest battle of the First World War, surpassing the...

OpenLearn Live: 28th June 2016

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Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 28 Jun 2016
The American President who created his own party. Then more free learning through the day.

OpenLearn Live: 27th June 2016

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Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 27 Jun 2016
The musician who aimed to take a mop to power; Hubble gets another five years of star gazing. Free learning from across the day.

OpenLearn Live: 22nd June 2016

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Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 22 Jun 2016
The greatest electoral fraud in history, and learn how to digest statistics over lunch. Then more free learning across the day.

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The Holocaust

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Advanced level Duration 12 hours Updated 05 Feb 2016
This free course explores the Holocaust, as the destruction of European Jewry is commonly known. The mass killing represented by the Holocaust...

The repute and reality of being a Roman emperor

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Intermediate level Duration 15 hours Updated 21 Jan 2016
The Roman emperor had key relationships with several differing groups within the Roman empire, including the senate, the populace of Rome, the army...

How do empires work?

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How do empires work?
Introductory level Duration 1 hour Updated 19 Jan 2016
How are empires ruled? How do military, economic, logistic and cultural constructs combine to create 'systems of empire'? This free course, How do...