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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.

OpenLearn Live: 15th April 2016

OpenLearn Live: 15th April 2016 Creative commons image John Haslam under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 15 Apr 2016
The island honoured for its bravery under fire. Then more free learning across the day.

Happy Saint Patrick's Day

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Introductory level Updated 14 Mar 2016
March 17th is St. Patrick's Day. Find out more about the patron saint of Ireland and discover Ireland's culture and heritage. 

OpenLearn Live: 11th March 2016

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OpenLearn Live: 11th March 2016 Creative commons image Tom Parnell under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 11 Mar 2016
Marking the 100th anniversary of the birth of Harold Wilson, and rounding off a week in Dundee celebrating its design heritage. Free learning...

OpenLearn Live: 16th February 2016

OpenLearn Live: 16th February 2016 Creative commons image Jeff Gunn under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 16 Feb 2016
A resort which has attracted visitors for 10,000 years, and a look back at our work with BBC Three during its years as a TV channel. Then more free...

OpenLearn Live: 12th February 2016

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Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 12 Feb 2016
The last prince of an independent Wales; then more free learning across the day.

OpenLearn Live: 9th February 2016

OpenLearn Live: 9th February 2016 Creative commons image Gareth Lovering Photography under Creative Commons BY-ND 4.0 license
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 09 Feb 2016
The king who saw a tree bend and embraced peace and the day when pancakes are centre stage. Free learning at the heart of your world.

OpenLearn Live: 8th February 2016

OpenLearn Live: 8th February 2016 Creative commons image David Evans under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 08 Feb 2016
The Welsh king who stands alongside Alfred and Charlemagne; fearing death and celebrating a new New Year. Free learning from your world, ...

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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?
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How are empires ruled? How do military, economic, logistic and cultural constructs combine to create 'systems of empire'? This free course, How do...