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    18 Apr 2018

  • History offers Britain an important lesson on shutting down immigration

    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 18 Apr 2018
    Britain’s struggle to come to terms with immigration is starting to look like a case of history repeating itself argues Dr Tendayi Bloom and Dr...
  • How London got its Victorian sewers

    By Bob Everett, Nick Bingham

    The Five Billion Pound Super Sewer is a documentary series describing a major upgrade to London’s sewer network. But...

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    16 Jul 2018

  • How London got its Victorian sewers

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    The Five Billion Pound Super Sewer is a documentary series describing a major upgrade to London’s sewer network. But how did the existing system come into...
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    The Five Billion Pound Super Sewer

    Following workers for three years as they race to build an enormous super sewer on time and on budget.

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    10 Jul 2018

  • The Five Billion Pound Super Sewer

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    Following workers for three years as they race to build an enormous super sewer on time and on budget.
  • Calling the game: Sexism in World Cup punditry

    By Professor Kath Woodward

    Eniola Aluko has worn the three lions - so why did her ITV colleagues treat her knowledge of football as a surprise?...

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    Eniola Aluko has worn the three lions - so why did her ITV colleagues treat her knowledge of football as a surprise? We've got a way to go to chase sexism...
  • The psychology of World Cup fans

    By Chris Stiff

    Sure, football is popular but it's never as popular as during a World Cup. Why is that? And does all this on-pitch...

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  • The psychology of World Cup fans

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    Sure, football is popular but it's never as popular as during a World Cup. Why is that? And does all this on-pitch conflict lead to countries hating each...
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    OpenLearn Live: 2018 World Cup Special

    You might have noticed that England have made the Semi Finals of the men's World Cup. With football writing 'HOME' on...

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  • OpenLearn Live: 2018 World Cup Special

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    You might have noticed that England have made the Semi Finals of the men's World Cup. With football writing 'HOME' on a big piece of cardboard and standing...
  • "Nursing is a fantastic career"

    By Michael Davidson

    Staff Tutor for Nursing for The Open University, Michael Davidson, explains why he believes nursing can be a...

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  • "Nursing is a fantastic career"

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    Staff Tutor for Nursing for The Open University, Michael Davidson, explains why he believes nursing can be a rewarding career choice for men and women.
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    NHS: A People's History

    Alex Brooker presents a crowdsourced social history of the NHS, told through people's treasured mementoes.

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    Alex Brooker presents a crowdsourced social history of the NHS, told through people's treasured mementoes.
  • If Infinity Wars had peer review instead of script editors

    By Bill Sullivan

    Bill Sullivan imagines the feedback facing The Avengers, if Hollywood worked the way scientific journals work. ...

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  • If Infinity Wars had peer review instead of script editors

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    Bill Sullivan imagines the feedback facing The Avengers, if Hollywood worked the way scientific journals work. WARNING: CONTAINS SPOILERS.
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    Freeing people caught between life and death

    By Roger Highfield

    Terrible accidents can leave some patients locked-in: awake but unaware. Roger Highfield meets the people seeking...

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    Terrible accidents can leave some patients locked-in: awake but unaware. Roger Highfield meets the people seeking ways to free them.

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  • 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...

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    Welcome to this free course, The business of football, produced by The Open...
  • Beginners' German: Places and people

    Do you want to learn the basics of the German language? This free course, Beginners' German: Places and people, will take you on a journey through...

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    Do you want to learn the basics of the German language? This free course,...
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    Animals at the extremes: The desert environment

    Animal life has adapted to survive in the most unlikely and inhospitable habitats. This free course, Animals at the extremes: The desert...

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    Animal life has adapted to survive in the most unlikely and inhospitable habitats....
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    Reading Shakespeare's As You Like It

    Do you enjoy watching Shakespeare's plays and like the idea of finding out more about them? This free course, Reading Shakespeare's As You Like It,...

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    Do you enjoy watching Shakespeare's plays and like the idea of finding out more...
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    Taking your first steps into higher education

    What is university study like? Is it for me? If you are asking yourself these questions, this free course is for you. Taking your first steps into...

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    What is university study like? Is it for me? If you are asking yourself these...
  • Understanding mental capacity

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

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    In the night sky: Orion

    In this free course, In the night sky: Orion, you will explore the night sky, discover how stars formed and find out about exoplanets, all through...

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    In this free course, In the night sky: Orion, you will explore the night sky,...
  • How to learn a language

    By Fernando Rosell-Aguilar, Tita Beaven

    Learn about the concepts and skills required to learn languages successfully. This free course, How to learn a language, introduces the skills and...

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    Learn about the concepts and skills required to learn languages successfully. This...
  • The science of nutrition and healthy eating

    This free course, The science of nutrition and healthy eating, looks at the science behind nutrition, covering aspects of biology, chemistry and...

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    This free course, The science of nutrition and healthy eating, looks at the...
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    Water in the UK

    Water is arguably the most important physical resource as it is the one that is essential to human survival. Understanding the global water cycle...

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    Water is arguably the most important physical resource as it is the one that is...

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    Bachelor of Laws (Honours)

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    Duration 3600 hours Updated 16 Jul 2018
    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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    Certificate of Higher Education in Sport, Fitness and Management
    Duration 1200 hours Updated 16 Jul 2018
    What makes a top-flight sports coach or fitness instructor? This Certificate...

    Graduate Diploma in Mathematics Education

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    Graduate Diploma in Mathematics Education
    Duration 1200 hours Updated 16 Jul 2018
    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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    Foundation Degree in Youth Justice (England and Wales)
    Duration 2400 hours Updated 16 Jul 2018
    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
    Duration 600 hours Updated 16 Jul 2018
    Public health is everyone’s business and the contribution of local authorities,...

    Top-up BA (Honours) Early Years

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    Top-up BA (Honours) Early Years
    Duration 1200 hours Updated 16 Jul 2018
    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 16 Jul 2018
    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 16 Jul 2018
    If you’re interested in human biology, psychology and health, or you are thinking...

    Top-up Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)

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    Top-up Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)
    Duration 1200 hours Updated 16 Jul 2018
    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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