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    OU on the BBC: From deep oceans to super sewers

    Looking back over just some of our great collaborations with the BBC from the last few months. Together, we've...

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    Looking back over just some of our great collaborations with the BBC from the last few months. Together, we've explored the civilisations, the oceans -...
  • Grenfell Tower Timeline: Was the disaster inevitable?

    A total of 72 lives were lost in the Grenfell disaster and anger has grown amongst local residents towards their...

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    A total of 72 lives were lost in the Grenfell disaster and anger has grown amongst local residents towards their council.
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    A decision to save £293,000 led to the loss of 72 lives and some former residents of Grenfell Tower are still...

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    A decision to save £293,000 led to the loss of 72 lives and some former residents of Grenfell Tower are still struggling to get the help they need. 
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    BBC Inside Science 2018/2019 series

    Adam Rutherford and guests illuminate the mysteries and controversies behind the science that's changing our world.

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    Adam Rutherford and guests illuminate the mysteries and controversies behind the science that's changing our world.
  • Armistice Day

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    The armistice which marked the end of the First World War took effect at 11am on 11th November 1918. For the...

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    The armistice which marked the end of the First World War took effect at 11am on 11th November 1918. For the centenary of this, here's a collection...
  • Ada Lovelace Day

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    Marking the day celebrating Ada Lovelace, discover the intriguing story of her life, Charles Babbage, and their...

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    Marking the day celebrating Ada Lovelace, discover the intriguing story of her life, Charles Babbage, and their role in the 19th century development of...
  • Women in mathematics: The history behind the gender gap

    By Dr June Barrow-Green

    The belief women were not capable of doing serious mathematics proved extremely hard to shift. Dr June Barrow-Green...

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  • Women in mathematics: The history behind the gender gap

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    The belief women were not capable of doing serious mathematics proved extremely hard to shift. Dr June Barrow-Green looks at the challenges and successes of...
  • What do you know about the gender gap in maths?

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    Mathematics can be hard enough without having to face any additional challenges. Discover what issues women have...

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    Mathematics can be hard enough without having to face any additional challenges. Discover what issues women have had to overcome to gain equality.
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    Who needs research ethics? Take the challenge!

    By Professor Louise Westmarland

    Take our short interactive experience to learn why research ethics is really a researcher's best friend. You'll be...

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    Take our short interactive experience to learn why research ethics is really a researcher's best friend. You'll be taken through a case to look at where and...
  • Exomoons: astronomers report first ever discovery

    By Professor Andrew Norton

    Astronomers have found the first evidence of a moon orbiting a gas giant planet in a star system other than our...

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  • Exomoons: astronomers report first ever discovery

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    Astronomers have found the first evidence of a moon orbiting a gas giant planet in a star system other than our own.

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    Wilberforce

    William Wilberforce, the politician and religious writer, was instrumental in the abolition of slavery in Britain. This free course explores...

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    Reading Shakespeare's As You Like It

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    Babylonian mathematics

    This free course looks at Babylonian mathematics. You will learn how a series of discoveries has enabled historians to decipher stone tablets and...

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    To survive in today’s competitive environment, organisations need not only have an efficient and effective supply chain for the context in which...

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    Microgravity: living on the International Space Station

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    The African diaspora: An archaeological perspective

    In many ways the African diaspora is a contentious episode from the past (and indeed present). This free course, The African diaspora: An...

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    This free course, Understanding mental capacity, covers the principles and criteria underpinning the assessment of mental capacity and decision...

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    Sam Selvon, The Lonely Londoners

    This free course concentrates on Sam Selvon's twentieth-century novel, The Lonely Londoners. It considers the depiction of migration in the text as...

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  • Discovering chemistry

    Chemistry lies at the centre of our modern life, playing a part in areas as diverse as the development of new drugs and materials, analysing our...

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    Studying law is stimulating in its own right, and it’s also a smart career move....

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    What makes a top-flight sports coach or fitness instructor? This Certificate...

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    You don't need a specialist mathematics background to be an effective maths...

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