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  • The People on the Notes: Elizabeth Fry

    By Dr Rosalind Crone

    Elizabeth Fry, sometimes known as 'the angel of prisons', was depicted on the £5 note for over a decade - only...

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  • The People on the Notes: Elizabeth Fry

    The People on the Notes: Elizabeth Fry New content
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    Elizabeth Fry, sometimes known as 'the angel of prisons', was depicted on the £5 note for over a decade - only recently being replaced by Winston Churchill....
  • A quiet man, hounded: One person's experience of the UK's anti-homosexuality laws Creative commons image Icon Helen Wells under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license

    A quiet man, hounded: One person's experience of the UK's anti-homosexuality laws

    By Dr Avi Boukli, Professor Christopher Bissell

    Trevor Thomas built a reputation in Leicester - before British attidues to his sexuality nearly destroyed his...

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  • A quiet man, hounded: One person's experience of the UK's anti-homosexuality laws

    A quiet man, hounded: One person's experience of the UK's anti-homosexuality laws Creative commons image Icon Helen Wells under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license New content
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    Trevor Thomas built a reputation in Leicester - before British attidues to his sexuality nearly destroyed his life.
  • Methods in Motion: Getting on your bike, and looking for answers Creative commons image Icon Garry Knight under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license

    Methods in Motion: Getting on your bike, and looking for answers

    By Dr Peter Wood

    Dr Peter Wood, a Visiting Fellow with the Geography Discipline, argues that although methodological choices are often...

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  • Methods in Motion: Getting on your bike, and looking for answers

    Methods in Motion: Getting on your bike, and looking for answers Creative commons image Icon Garry Knight under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license New content
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 20 Feb 2017
    Dr Peter Wood, a Visiting Fellow with the Geography Discipline, argues that although methodological choices are often seen as technical decisions, they can...
  • Dolly The Sheep: What happened next? Creative commons image Icon Brian O'Donovan under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license

    Dolly The Sheep: What happened next?

    By Professor George Seidel

    Back at the start of the century, OpenLearn - or Open2.net as we were then known - investigated Dolly The Sheep and...

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  • Dolly The Sheep: What happened next?

    Dolly The Sheep: What happened next? Creative commons image Icon Brian O'Donovan under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license New content
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 20 Feb 2017
    Back at the start of the century, OpenLearn - or Open2.net as we were then known - investigated Dolly The Sheep and the implications of cloning animals....
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    For ‘the commons’.
  • Is Obama's Iran legacy under threat? Creative commons image Icon Justin Sloan under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license

    Is Obama's Iran legacy under threat?

    By Dr Edward Wastnidge

    The OU's Edward Wastnidge hails Obama's achievements in shifting US-Iranian relations - but warns they might not hold.

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  • Is Obama's Iran legacy under threat?

    Is Obama's Iran legacy under threat? Creative commons image Icon Justin Sloan under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license New content
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 20 Feb 2017
    The OU's Edward Wastnidge hails Obama's achievements in shifting US-Iranian relations - but warns they might not hold.
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    The Long Table

    By Dr Nick Mahony

    Dialogue through performance-discussion.

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    Dialogue through performance-discussion.
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    #Hacked

    By Dr Nick Mahony

    Investigate cyber war through the eyes of its makers.

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    Investigate cyber war through the eyes of its makers.

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    It is a funny street with a huge range of housing types and different classes...
  • The environmental costs of Trump’s wall Creative commons image Icon Loco Steve under CC-BY-SA licence under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license

    The environmental costs of Trump’s wall

    By Dr Shonil Bhagwat

    Trump's wall will not only have long-lasting impact on human society, but also severe ecological consequences.

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    17 Feb 2017

  • The environmental costs of Trump’s wall

    The environmental costs of Trump’s wall Creative commons image Icon Loco Steve under CC-BY-SA licence under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license New content
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 17 Feb 2017
    Trump's wall will not only have long-lasting impact on human society, but also severe ecological consequences.

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  • Introducing international development management

    If you wonder why, when so much development action is taking place, life seems to stay so bad for so many people and you want to be involved in...

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    If you wonder why, when so much development action is taking place, life seems to...
  • Childhood in the digital age

    This free course, Childhood in the digital age, delves into the lives of children and discuss the potential benefits and limitations of technology...

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    Introductory level Duration 12 hours Updated 17 Feb 2017
    This free course, Childhood in the digital age, delves into the lives of children...
  • Can renewable energy power the world?

    Renewable energy sources are gaining an increasing share of world energy supplies. In the next eight weeks well cover the physical principles...

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    Renewable energy sources are gaining an increasing share of world energy supplies....
  • Work and mental health

    Although being at work during periods of mental illness can be difficult for those with mental health problems, most people with these difficulties...

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    Although being at work during periods of mental illness can be difficult for those...
  • Working in the voluntary sector

    This free online course, Working in the voluntary sector, will introduce you to some of the main activities carried out by volunteers and staff,...

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  • Working in the voluntary sector

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    This free online course, Working in the voluntary sector, will introduce you to...
  • Beginners’ French: food and drink

    Improve your language skills by learning to communicate more easily and effectively in French. In this free course, Beginners' French: Food and...

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    Improve your language skills by learning to communicate more easily and...
  • 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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    14 Feb 2017

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

    This free course, Understanding your sector, will help you to understand the difference between sectors, industries and professions. It will also...

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    This free course, Understanding your sector, will help you to understand the...
  • The use of force in international law

    This free course, The use of force in international law, is designed to provide you with an introduction to one of the contentious topics in public...

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    Level: 3 Advanced

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    Bachelor of Laws (Honours)

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    Duration 3600 hours Updated 21 Feb 2017
    Studying law is stimulating in its own right, and it’s also a smart career move....

    Certificate of Higher Education in Sport, Fitness and Management

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    Duration 1200 hours Updated 21 Feb 2017
    What makes a top-flight sports coach or fitness instructor? This Certificate...

    Graduate Diploma in Mathematics Education

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    Duration 1200 hours Updated 21 Feb 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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    Duration 2400 hours Updated 21 Feb 2017
    How can we improve the lives of children and young people who are ‘in trouble’?...

    Certificate in Promoting Public Health

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    Duration 600 hours Updated 21 Feb 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 21 Feb 2017
    This pathway enables experienced practitioners with a Foundation Degree in Early...

    Professional Certificate in Accounting

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    Duration 600 hours Updated 21 Feb 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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    Duration 1200 hours Updated 21 Feb 2017
    If you’re interested in human biology, psychology and health, or you are thinking...

    Top-up Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)

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    Duration 1200 hours Updated 21 Feb 2017
    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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    Duration 1200 hours Updated 21 Feb 2017
    In the twenty-first century technology dominates the way we live, work, socialise...
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