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  • Understanding Milton Keynes Creative commons image Icon By mattbuck (category) (Own work by mattbuck.) [CC BY-SA 2.0 or CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons under Creative-Commons license

    Understanding Milton Keynes

    Much like The Open University, it's home Milton Keynes took a less than conventional approach when it was designed.

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    27 Jul 2017

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    Introductory level Duration 1 hour Updated 27 Jul 2017
    Much like The Open University, it's home Milton Keynes took a less than conventional approach when it was designed.
  • The Curious Geography of Weetabix: A Cereal Tale for Our Times  Creative commons image Icon Stevage under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license
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    10 Jul 2017

  • The Curious Geography of Weetabix: A Cereal Tale for Our Times

    The Curious Geography of Weetabix: A Cereal Tale for Our Times  Creative commons image Icon Stevage under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 10 Jul 2017
    Where is Weetabix actually from? Prof. John Allen investigates.
  • This is not a city: Milton Keynes Creative commons image Icon By mattbuck (category) (Own work by mattbuck.) [CC BY-SA 2.0 or CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons under Creative-Commons license
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  • This is not a city: Milton Keynes

    This is not a city: Milton Keynes Creative commons image Icon By mattbuck (category) (Own work by mattbuck.) [CC BY-SA 2.0 or CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons under Creative-Commons license
    Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 04 Jul 2017
    What makes a city and why does it matter? 
  • Environment and Sustainable Development - Student Hub Live's Brexit Special Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University, Standard Youtube Licence
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  • Environment and Sustainable Development - Student Hub Live's Brexit Special

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    Introductory level Duration 25 mins Updated 29 Jun 2017
    The third Brexit Special video by Student Hub Live.
  • What is the EU? - Student Hub Live's Brexit Special Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University, Standard Youtube Licence

    What is the EU? - Student Hub Live's Brexit Special

    By Dr Volker Patent, Professor Allan Cochrane, Dr Richard Heffernan, Karen Foley

    Learn about the EU and how it extends, limits or replaces the work of national governments, in the opening video...

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    17 Jun 2017

  • What is the EU? - Student Hub Live's Brexit Special

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    Intermediate level Duration 45 mins Updated 17 Jun 2017
    Learn about the EU and how it extends, limits or replaces the work of national governments, in the opening video of the Student Hub Live Brexit special.
  • Climate activism in a new era: why climate justice is worth the fight Creative commons image Icon "Dead Canaries Block the Road" by Kevin Mason under Creative Commons BY-NC 4.0 license

    Climate activism in a new era: why climate justice is worth the fight

    By Kelvin Mason

    Fighting for climate justice is becoming increasingly difficult, as shown by the conviction of five protesters in...

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    14 Jun 2017

  • Climate activism in a new era: why climate justice is worth the fight

    Climate activism in a new era: why climate justice is worth the fight Creative commons image Icon "Dead Canaries Block the Road" by Kevin Mason under Creative Commons BY-NC 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 14 Jun 2017
    Fighting for climate justice is becoming increasingly difficult, as shown by the conviction of five protesters in Wales. Yet, even it seems like an...
  • North Sea, air safety and Brexit Creative commons image Icon "Crew Change" by arbyreed, via Flickr under Creative Commons BY-NC 4.0 license

    North Sea, air safety and Brexit

    By James Cusick

    Does the political fight about who controls safety in the North Sea reveal just how difficult Brexit is going to be?

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    14 Jun 2017

  • North Sea, air safety and Brexit

    North Sea, air safety and Brexit Creative commons image Icon "Crew Change" by arbyreed, via Flickr under Creative Commons BY-NC 4.0 license
    Duration 5 mins Updated 14 Jun 2017
    Does the political fight about who controls safety in the North Sea reveal just how difficult Brexit is going to be?
  • Nuclear transboundary consultations are a test for public participation and transparency across Europe Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: © Jarous | Dreamstime.com

    Nuclear transboundary consultations are a test for public participation and transparency across Europe

    By Ana-Maria Seman

    Over the next three years, 30 nuclear reactors across Europe will reach their retirement age. Making the decision...

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    14 Jun 2017

  • Nuclear transboundary consultations are a test for public participation and transparency across Europe

    Nuclear transboundary consultations are a test for public participation and transparency across Europe Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: © Jarous | Dreamstime.com
    Intermediate level Duration 5 mins Updated 14 Jun 2017
    Over the next three years, 30 nuclear reactors across Europe will reach their retirement age. Making the decision-making process over their future open and...
  • Clean Brexit, Dirty Brexit: Is this the last exit before armageddon? Creative commons image Icon "Woodhouse Moor skip fire" by Woodhouse Moor Online, via Flickr under Creative Commons BY-NC 4.0 license
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    14 Jun 2017

  • Clean Brexit, Dirty Brexit: Is this the last exit before armageddon?

    Clean Brexit, Dirty Brexit: Is this the last exit before armageddon? Creative commons image Icon "Woodhouse Moor skip fire" by Woodhouse Moor Online, via Flickr under Creative Commons BY-NC 4.0 license
    Intermediate level Duration 5 mins Updated 14 Jun 2017
    Will Brexit mean a filthy bonfire of the regulations protecting our lungs?
  • Post-Brexit: we need a new vision for Europe Creative commons image Icon Eric Fischer - flickr under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license

    Post-Brexit: we need a new vision for Europe

    By Magda Stoczkiewicz

    The director of Friends of the Earth Europe responds to the UK Brexit vote.

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    14 Jun 2017

  • Post-Brexit: we need a new vision for Europe

    Post-Brexit: we need a new vision for Europe Creative commons image Icon Eric Fischer - flickr under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 14 Jun 2017
    The director of Friends of the Earth Europe responds to the UK Brexit vote.

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    The words 'refugee' and 'asylum seeker' have a wide variety of connotations in Britain, many of them negative. This free course, Who counts as a...

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    The European Union (EU), formed out of the ashes of the Second World War, continues to expand in the wake of the collapse of the Soviet Union....

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    The European Union (EU), formed out of the ashes of the Second World War,...
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    The Euro was first adopted as a currency in 1999, but what impact has it had on...
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    What role will the 'regions' play in the emerging governance structures of the European Union? This free course, A Europe of the Regions?, examines...

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    What role will the 'regions' play in the emerging governance structures of the...
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    Free trade or fair trade? This free course, Developing countries in the world trade regime, will help you to analyse the relationship that exists...

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    Free trade or fair trade? This free course, Developing countries in the world...

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    Certificate of Higher Education in Social Sciences

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    Are you interested in what shapes the lives we lead and the decisions we make?...

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    Over 40 per cent of OU students who graduate do so with an Open degree. It’s a...

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    Our world is divided into many different societies. Yet it is increasingly...

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    Environmental change affects us all, and the challenge of how human society can –...

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    What causes riots? Is commercialisation eroding childhood? Does poverty lead to...