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The Detectives: Murder on the Streets Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC BBC Two

Society, Politics & Law

The Detectives: Murder on the Streets

This four-part series follows Manchester's murder detectives as they crack complex cases in real time.

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The Human Body: Secrets of Your Life Revealed Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC BBC Two

Science, Maths & Technology

The Human Body: Secrets of Your Life Revealed

Discover the amazing journey we all make from the most helpless to the most sophisticated organism on earth. 

TV Programme
Does poor spelling really make President Trump unfit for office? Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Office of the President of the United States article icon

Languages

Does poor spelling really make President Trump unfit for office?

It's not an unpresidented question - should poor spelling be a bar to high office? Philip Seargeant wants us to wake up and smell the covfefe.

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Why is the iPhone X a thousand-dollar gamble? Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: FranciscoFdez video icon

Money & Business

Why is the iPhone X a thousand-dollar gamble?

As it launches a new model, Apple is hoping that its brand will persuade enough people to dig deep into their pockets. Loizos Heracleous explores Apple's thinking.

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5 mins
Have vanishing debt costs created a magic money tree? Creative commons image Icon A Peace Of London under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license article icon

Money & Business

Have vanishing debt costs created a magic money tree?

During the recent election campaign, the Tories insisted there was no such thing as a magic money tree. But, as Alan Shipman explains, low bond yields might be the next best thing.

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Money & Business

The business of football

Welcome to this free course, The business of football, produced by The Open University working in partnership with The English Football League Trust. If you are fascinated by football and interested in discovering more about business and management, then this engaging and stimulating course, which provides the opportunity to share and comment on your learning with others, is for you. You can progress at your own pace over 3 to 5 weeks, and it will take a minimum of around 9 hours of your time over this period.

Free course
15 hrs
Children’s perspectives on play Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University free course icon Level 1 icon

Education & Development

Children’s perspectives on play

In this free course, Children's perspectives on play, you are asked to put yourself in the place of young children and to think about their view of play and their reasons for playing. When children have personal freedom to choose and make decisions about what and who they want to play with, as well as where they want to play, they are highly self-motivated and active in their engagements with everything around them. In this course you will think about how you listen to children’s perspectives, why it is important and also consider the choices children make about where they play and why.

Free course
5 hrs
Hinglish, Pinglish, Binglish, Minglish Creative commons image Icon leesean under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license article icon

Education & Development

Hinglish, Pinglish, Binglish, Minglish

The head of the Rewachand Bhojwani Academy finds the multilingualism of Indian society has positive advantages, even though it makes it harder to maintain standards.

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Education & Development

Space for reflection

Madhavi Kapur, head of the Rewachand Bhojwani Academy, explains why many schools in Asia find students benefit from a little breathing space.

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Women have heart attacks too - but why do they often go misdiagnosed? Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Public domain article icon

Health, Sports & Psychology

Women have heart attacks too - but why do they often go misdiagnosed?

Women are no less likely to die from a heart attack than men - and some groups of women may be more likely to suffer an attack. But more men receive treatment for the condition. Patricia Davidson suggests why this might be - and how it should change.

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The science behind wheeled sports Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission free course icon Level 1 icon

Health, Sports & Psychology

The science behind wheeled sports

This free course, The science behind wheeled sports, focuses on cycling and wheelchair racing: what we might collectively call wheeled sports. The Scientific concepts such as force, acceleration and speed are also useful for understanding these sports. However, cycling and wheelchair racing differ from other sports in that technology more obviously plays an important role.

Free course
8 hrs
Living with MS: Not just surviving but thriving (with a little canine care) Creative commons image Icon The Open University under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license article icon

Health, Sports & Psychology

Living with MS: Not just surviving but thriving (with a little canine care)

How do assistance dogs help people with MS keep control over their lives?

Article
Rod Stewart was a 1970s ally Creative commons image Icon Allan Warren under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license video icon

History & The Arts

Rod Stewart was a 1970s ally

With a powerful ballad and a refusal to bend the knee to his record label, Rod Stewart was an early, unapologetic supporter of equality. Robert Morrison explains the significance of 1976's Killing Of Georgie.

Video
5 mins
Why do Taylor Swift & Sylvia Plath have more in common than you might think? Creative commons image Icon Eva Rinaldi under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license video icon

History & The Arts

Why do Taylor Swift & Sylvia Plath have more in common than you might think?

Eleanor Spencer-Regan explores the common thread between Look What You Made Me Do and Lady Lazarus

Video
5 mins
Why you shouldn't sniff at Winnie The Pooh Creative commons image Icon Thomas Heylen under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license article icon

History & The Arts

Why you shouldn't sniff at Winnie The Pooh

There's an introduction to satire tucked inside the bear of every little brain. Eleanor Byrne takes us deeper into Hundred Acre Wood.

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Does poor spelling really make President Trump unfit for office? Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Office of the President of the United States article icon

Languages

Does poor spelling really make President Trump unfit for office?

It's not an unpresidented question - should poor spelling be a bar to high office? Philip Seargeant wants us to wake up and smell the covfefe.

Article
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Languages

Methods in Motion: The middle children

Dr Sarah Crafter explores how child language brokers act as cultural mediators of identity and belonging.

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Languages

Can talking two languages keep your brain healthy?

Around the world, the ability to switch between languages is common - and possibly innate. Gaia Vance asks if monoglots are missing out on something important.

Article
Blue Planet II Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The BBC tv programme icon

Nature & Environment

Blue Planet II

Coming soon!

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Watching the weather Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission © NASA free course icon Level 1 icon

Nature & Environment

Watching the weather

This free course, Watching the weather, describes how meteorological observations are made looking upwards from the surface of the Earth, looking downwards from satellites in space and from aircraft and balloons within the atmosphere. This international network of observations is vital for scientists and forecasters and the results impact on everyones daily activities.

Free course
10 hrs
‘Rule Britannia, Britannia Rules the Waves’: From fishing patriotism to pragmatism Creative commons image Icon 'Fishing for Leave' by Sonse, via Flickr under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license article icon

Nature & Environment

‘Rule Britannia, Britannia Rules the Waves’: From fishing patriotism to pragmatism

Pop quiz: which UK industry is approximately equal in size to sewing machine manufacturing, yet claims to have swung the Brexit vote?

Article
The Human Body: Secrets of Your Life Revealed Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC BBC Two

Science, Maths & Technology

The Human Body: Secrets of Your Life Revealed

Discover the amazing journey we all make from the most helpless to the most sophisticated organism on earth. 

TV Programme
Geological processes in the British Isles Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission free course icon Level 2 icon

Science, Maths & Technology

Geological processes in the British Isles

The landscape of the British Isles has undergone dramatic changes during the history of the Earth, from shallow sea to desert to the familiar terrain of the 21st century. In this free course, Geological processes in the British Isles, you will explore the processes that have shaped the British landscape over time, gaining insight into the geological evolution of the entire planet.

Free course
9 hrs
As Cassini reaches the end, we should prepare the next mission Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: NASA/JPL/University of Arizona/University of Idaho video icon

Science, Maths & Technology

As Cassini reaches the end, we should prepare the next mission

What Cassini taught us about Saturn's moons is a start. We look back at its amazing journey, and Monica Grady argues we should now be thinking about sending the next probe.

Video
10 mins
The Detectives: Murder on the Streets Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC BBC Two

Society, Politics & Law

The Detectives: Murder on the Streets

This four-part series follows Manchester's murder detectives as they crack complex cases in real time.

TV Programme
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Society, Politics & Law

Scottish courts and the law

This free course, Scottish courts and the law, explores the role, function and purpose of the courts in Scotland and their relationship with the law. You consider the way in which cases come to court, the difference between the criminal and civil justice systems, the separation of powers, how individuals may become involved with the court system, the alternatives to courts that have evolved in recent decades and future advances that are being considered. You learn about the work of lawyers and the judiciary and explore how Scottish courts and tribunals operate in an open and transparent way working to ensure justice.

Free course
24 hrs
Psychology in the 21st century Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission free course icon Level 2 icon

Society, Politics & Law

Psychology in the 21st century

Psychology is not a simple subject. This free course, Psychology in the 21st century, examines how different aspects of human behaviour provide the focus for different psychologists. Using learning as an example, you will discover how many different approaches can be adopted, thus illustrating that there is no single way of answering psychological questions.

Free course
12 hrs