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  • Election days: 1769 - when 296 votes beat 1148 Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: The Gentleman's Magazine

    Election days: 1769 - when 296 votes beat 1148

    The radical John Wilkes had been pursued by the courts following his publication of a semi-pornographic parody of the...

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  • Election days: 1769 - when 296 votes beat 1148

    Election days: 1769 - when 296 votes beat 1148 Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: The Gentleman's Magazine New content
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    The radical John Wilkes had been pursued by the courts following his publication of a semi-pornographic parody of the work of Alexander Pope. His supporters...
  • All in the Mind - Spring/Summer 2017 Creative commons image Icon The Open University under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license

    All in the Mind - Spring/Summer 2017

    Join us for the OU/BBC Radio 4 series that explores the limits and potential of the human mind.

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  • All in the Mind - Spring/Summer 2017

    All in the Mind - Spring/Summer 2017 Creative commons image Icon The Open University under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license New content
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    Join us for the OU/BBC Radio 4 series that explores the limits and potential of the human mind.
  • Workshops on gender diversity – helping us move from insults to inclusion. Creative commons image Icon flickr under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license

    Workshops on gender diversity – helping us move from insults to inclusion.

    By Dr Mathijs Lucassen, Dr James Burford, Mr Thomas Hamilton

    How can we tackle the bullying of transgender youth in schools? Can workshops on gender diversity help?

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  • Workshops on gender diversity – helping us move from insults to inclusion.

    Workshops on gender diversity – helping us move from insults to inclusion. Creative commons image Icon flickr under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license New content
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 26 Apr 2017
    How can we tackle the bullying of transgender youth in schools? Can workshops on gender diversity help?
  • Could a progressive alliance remake UK politics? Creative commons image Icon estillbham under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license

    Could a progressive alliance remake UK politics?

    By Andy Price

    Andy Price believes that the 2017 election is a once-in-a-generation opportunity for UK politics to move beyond a...

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  • Could a progressive alliance remake UK politics?

    Could a progressive alliance remake UK politics? Creative commons image Icon estillbham under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license New content
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 25 Apr 2017
    Andy Price believes that the 2017 election is a once-in-a-generation opportunity for UK politics to move beyond a Tory/Labour duopoly.
  • Election days: 1868 - herring and mutton Creative commons image Icon Atle Grimsby under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license

    Election days: 1868 - herring and mutton

    Why did Liberals wave herring in the streets on polling day in 1868?

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  • Election days: 1868 - herring and mutton

    Election days: 1868 - herring and mutton Creative commons image Icon Atle Grimsby under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license New content
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 24 Apr 2017
    Why did Liberals wave herring in the streets on polling day in 1868?
  • Leaving the EU means losing access to EU agencies - so why aren't we talking about it? Creative commons image Icon Anders Sandberg under Creative Commons BY-NC 4.0 license

    Leaving the EU means losing access to EU agencies - so why aren't we talking about it?

    By Simon Sweeney

    Simon Sweeney surveys the possible effects of losing access to a whole range of EU agencies - and wonders why nobody...

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    24 Apr 2017

  • Leaving the EU means losing access to EU agencies - so why aren't we talking about it?

    Leaving the EU means losing access to EU agencies - so why aren't we talking about it? Creative commons image Icon Anders Sandberg under Creative Commons BY-NC 4.0 license New content
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 24 Apr 2017
    Simon Sweeney surveys the possible effects of losing access to a whole range of EU agencies - and wonders why nobody's taking much notice
  • French Presidential Election: What have we learned from the First Round? Creative commons image Icon Mutualité Française under Creative Commons BY-NC 4.0 license

    French Presidential Election: What have we learned from the First Round?

    By Professor Paul Smith

    LePen is through, but faces a challenge to overturn the lead of Emmanuel Macron, says Paul Smith.

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  • French Presidential Election: What have we learned from the First Round?

    French Presidential Election: What have we learned from the First Round? Creative commons image Icon Mutualité Française under Creative Commons BY-NC 4.0 license New content
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 24 Apr 2017
    LePen is through, but faces a challenge to overturn the lead of Emmanuel Macron, says Paul Smith.
  • The Life of Saint George Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Public domain

    The Life of Saint George

    By Reverend Alban Butler

    This extract from Alban Butler's 18th Century work on the lives of the saints tells the story of England's patron...

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  • The Life of Saint George

    The Life of Saint George Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Public domain Updated content
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    This extract from Alban Butler's 18th Century work on the lives of the saints tells the story of England's patron saint.
  • Turning rebellion into money: The upstarts who sell out Creative commons image Icon Duncan C under Creative Commons BY-NC 4.0 license

    Turning rebellion into money: The upstarts who sell out

    By Scott Taylor

    Brew Dog is the latest edgy upstart to take the money and run. Scott Taylor explains how ethics can make small...

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  • Turning rebellion into money: The upstarts who sell out

    Turning rebellion into money: The upstarts who sell out Creative commons image Icon Duncan C under Creative Commons BY-NC 4.0 license New content
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 21 Apr 2017
    Brew Dog is the latest edgy upstart to take the money and run. Scott Taylor explains how ethics can make small businesses an attractive target for bigger...
  • How will the General Election change Brexit? Creative commons image Icon European People's Party under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license

    How will the General Election change Brexit?

    By Dr Kathryn Simpson

    With the election now set for June, what does this mean for Britain's negotiations to leave the European Union?

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  • How will the General Election change Brexit?

    How will the General Election change Brexit? Creative commons image Icon European People's Party under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license New content
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 21 Apr 2017
    With the election now set for June, what does this mean for Britain's negotiations to leave the European Union?

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  • Introducing research in law and beyond

    This free course, Introducing research in law and beyond, is designed to introduce you to the skills required to develop and complete a legal...

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    This free course, Introducing research in law and beyond, is designed to introduce...
  • Succeed with maths – Part 1

    If you feel that maths is a mystery that you want to unravel then this free course is for you. It will guide you through how numbers are put...

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    If you feel that maths is a mystery that you want to unravel then this free course...
  • 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...

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    Psychology is not a simple subject. This free course, Psychology in the 21st...
  • Dance skills

    Dance communicates ideas through movement and is an expressive art form. Students need to learn how to use their body in a safe and healthy way,...

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    Dance communicates ideas through movement and is an expressive art form. Students...
  • Start writing fiction

    Have you always wanted to write, but never quite had the courage to start? This free course, Start writing fiction, will give you an insight into...

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    Have you always wanted to write, but never quite had the courage to start? This...
  • The digital scholar

    Digital scholarship is a shorthand for the intersection of three technology related developments: digital content, networked distribution and open...

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    Digital scholarship is a shorthand for the intersection of three technology...
  • 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...

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    This free course, The science behind wheeled sports, focuses on cycling and...
  • Continuity and learning

    This free course, Continuity and learning, has a practical and professional development focus. You will explore interactive dimensions of workplace...

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    This free course, Continuity and learning, has a practical and professional...
  • Business communication: writing a SWOT analysis

    This free course, Business communication: writing a SWOT analysis, is designed to develop your writing skills for business. You will be taken step...

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    This free course, Business communication: writing a SWOT analysis, is designed to...
  • Icarus: entering the world of myth

    This free course, Icarus: entering the world of myth, will introduce you to one of the best-known myths from classical antiquity and its various re...

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    This free course, Icarus: entering the world of myth, will introduce you to one of...

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    Bachelor of Laws (Honours)

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    Duration 3600 hours Updated 28 Apr 2017
    Studying law is stimulating in its own right, and it’s also a smart career move....

    Graduate Diploma in Mathematics Education

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    Graduate Diploma in Mathematics Education Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University/Karen Parker
    Duration 1200 hours Updated 28 Apr 2017
    You don't need a specialist mathematics background to be an effective maths...

    Foundation Degree in Youth Justice (England and Wales)

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    How can we improve the lives of children and young people who are ‘in trouble’?...

    Certificate in Promoting Public Health

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    Certificate in Promoting Public Health Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University/Karen Parker
    Duration 600 hours Updated 28 Apr 2017
    Public health is everyone’s business and the contribution of local authorities,...

    Top-up BA (Honours) Early Years

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    Duration 1200 hours Updated 28 Apr 2017
    This pathway enables experienced practitioners with a Foundation Degree in Early...

    Professional Certificate in Accounting

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    Professional Certificate in Accounting
    Duration 600 hours Updated 28 Apr 2017
    This Professional Certificate in Accounting is ideal if you want a route into the...

    Certificate of Higher Education in Health Sciences

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    Certificate of Higher Education in Health Sciences
    Duration 1200 hours Updated 28 Apr 2017
    If you’re interested in human biology, psychology and health, or you are thinking...

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    This course enables you to top up your knowledge and skills to honours degree...

    Certificate of Higher Education in Computing and IT

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    In the twenty-first century technology dominates the way we live, work, socialise...
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