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OpenLearn Live: 19th August 2016

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Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 19 Aug 2016
The poles that allow athletes to vault; and 25 years on from the Soviet Coup. Free learning from across the day.

OpenLearn Live: 18th August 2016

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OpenLearn Live: 18th August 2016 Creative commons image Two Wings under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license New content
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 18 Aug 2016
What's the stuff that gymnasts put on their hands? How is Australia helping Japan identify the dead of the Second World War? How is Park Hill...

10 incredible people whose stories you'll find on OpenLearn

10 incredible people whose stories you'll find on OpenLearn Copyrighted image Copyright: BBC
Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 01 Aug 2016
We're ten this year - isn't that amazing? What's even more amazing is this list of ten extraordinary people and their incredible stories...

OpenLearn Live: 21st July 2016

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OpenLearn Live: 21st July 2016
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

The Last Day of World War One Copyrighted image Copyright: BBC
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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OpenLearn Live: 30th June 2016 Creative commons image Velachery Balu under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
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

OpenLearn Live: 28th June 2016 Copyright free image Copyright free: Lehigh County Historical Society
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 28 Jun 2016
The American President who created his own party. Then more free learning through 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...