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How did Fidel Castro shape Cuba's history?

How did Fidel Castro shape Cuba's history? Copyright free image Copyright free: Linux_rocks New content
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 27 Nov 2016
Cuba expert Mervyn Bain reflects on a one man's large influence on a small nation

Stories from Vienna: 6 key figures

Stories from Vienna: 6 key figures Copyrighted image Copyright: TARS631 [Attribution or Attribution], via Wikimedia Commons
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 15 Nov 2016
Read the stories of some of Vienna’s people who are commemorated in place names around the city.

OpenLearn Live: 11th November 2016

OpenLearn Live: 11th November 2016 Copyright free image Copyright free: Public domain
Updated 11 Nov 2016
The worst president of all time plus Nasa on small satellites. Then more learning and research across the day.

OpenLearn Live: 10th November 2016

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OpenLearn Live: 10th November 2016 Copyright free image Copyright free: Harris & Ewing - Library of Congress
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 10 Nov 2016
Meet the 20th Century's worst president, and why linguistics can add value to your brand. Learning from across the day.

OpenLearn Live: 9th November 2016

OpenLearn Live: 9th November 2016 Copyright free image Copyright free: Matthew Brady / Library Of Congress
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 09 Nov 2016
The start of Franklin Pierce's Presidential campaign wasn't encouraging. He lived down to it. Learning and research from across the day.

OpenLearn Live: 8th November 2016

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OpenLearn Live: 8th November 2016 Copyright free image Copyright free: Matthew Brady / Library Of Congress
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 08 Nov 2016
Lincoln's balancing running-mate didn't cover himself in glory in the top job; why peace deals don't always deliver for queer people; can...

OpenLearn Live: 7th November 2016

OpenLearn Live: 7th November 2016 Copyright free image Copyright free: Library Of Congress
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 07 Nov 2016
The President whose inaugural address killed him and Theresa May visits India. 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...