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  • The Silver Bridge Disaster: Eyebars in suspension Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Production team

    The Silver Bridge Disaster: Eyebars in suspension

    By The Forensic Engineering team

    The 1967 collapse of the Silver Bridge was a human tragedy - 46 people died - and an engineering mystery: why did a...

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  • The Silver Bridge Disaster: Eyebars in suspension

    The Silver Bridge Disaster: Eyebars in suspension Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Production team Updated content
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 15 Dec 2017
    The 1967 collapse of the Silver Bridge was a human tragedy - 46 people died - and an engineering mystery: why did a bridge built to last a century not make...
  • The Silver Bridge Disaster: Stresses and strains Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Production team

    The Silver Bridge Disaster: Stresses and strains

    By The Forensic Engineering team

    The 1967 collapse of the Silver Bridge was a human tragedy - 46 people died - and an engineering mystery: why did a...

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  • The Silver Bridge Disaster: Stresses and strains

    The Silver Bridge Disaster: Stresses and strains Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Production team Updated content
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 15 Dec 2017
    The 1967 collapse of the Silver Bridge was a human tragedy - 46 people died - and an engineering mystery: why did a bridge built to last a century not make...
  • The Silver Bridge Disaster: The collapse Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Production team

    The Silver Bridge Disaster: The collapse

    By The Forensic Engineering team

    The 1967 collapse of the Silver Bridge was a human tragedy - 46 people died - and an engineering mystery: why did a...

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  • The Silver Bridge Disaster: The collapse

    The Silver Bridge Disaster: The collapse Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Production team Updated content
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 15 Dec 2017
    The 1967 collapse of the Silver Bridge was a human tragedy - 46 people died - and an engineering mystery: why did a bridge built to last a century not make...
  • Thirty-seven winters of discontent Creative commons image Icon Highways Agency under CC-BY licence under Creative-Commons license

    Thirty-seven winters of discontent

    By The OpenLearn team

    Since the original 1978/79 Winter Of Discontent, any setback at any time between late summer and Easter has been...

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    14 Dec 2017

  • Thirty-seven winters of discontent

    Thirty-seven winters of discontent Creative commons image Icon Highways Agency under CC-BY licence under Creative-Commons license Updated content
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 14 Dec 2017
    Since the original 1978/79 Winter Of Discontent, any setback at any time between late summer and Easter has been garlanded with the same grim title.
  • OU on the BBC 2017: From deep space to the deep oceans Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC

    OU on the BBC 2017: From deep space to the deep oceans

    Looking back over just some of our great collaborations with the BBC from 2017. Together, we've explored the universe...

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    13 Dec 2017

  • OU on the BBC 2017: From deep space to the deep oceans

    OU on the BBC 2017: From deep space to the deep oceans Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC New content
    Introductory level Duration 25 mins Updated 13 Dec 2017
    Looking back over just some of our great collaborations with the BBC from 2017. Together, we've explored the universe, our planet - and the depths of London,...
  • Why has Donald Trump set his sights on the Moon? Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Hans

    Why has Donald Trump set his sights on the Moon?

    The President has instructed NASA to build a camp on the Moon. It might be a better idea than trying to get straight...

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    13 Dec 2017

  • Why has Donald Trump set his sights on the Moon?

    Why has Donald Trump set his sights on the Moon? Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Hans New content
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 13 Dec 2017
    The President has instructed NASA to build a camp on the Moon. It might be a better idea than trying to get straight to Mars, as this New Scientist short,...
  • What's creative about creative writing? Creative commons image Icon Pierre Lindenbaum under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license

    What's creative about creative writing?

    By Dr Philip Seargeant

    Can creativity be taught? How far can you be creative when translating other people's work? Listen to...

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    12 Dec 2017

  • What's creative about creative writing?

    What's creative about creative writing? Creative commons image Icon Pierre Lindenbaum under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license Updated content
    Introductory level Duration 30 mins Updated 12 Dec 2017
    Can creativity be taught? How far can you be creative when translating other people's work? Listen to translators, authors and creative writing teachers...
  • Open University programmes on TV, radio and online Creative commons image Icon Kevin76 under CC-BY-NC-ND licence under Creative-Commons license

    Open University programmes on TV, radio and online

    By The OpenLearn team

    Here's a guide to TV and radio programmes co-produced by The OU and the BBC - and a guide to what you can watch or...

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  • Open University programmes on TV, radio and online

    Open University programmes on TV, radio and online Creative commons image Icon Kevin76 under CC-BY-NC-ND licence under Creative-Commons license Updated content
    Updated 12 Dec 2017
    Here's a guide to TV and radio programmes co-produced by The OU and the BBC - and a guide to what you can watch or listen to now on iPlayer.
  • The Hunt Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Silverback Films

    The Hunt

    This lavish co-production from the OU and the BBC gets close to tales of survival. Narrated by Sir David Attenborough the series...

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  • The Hunt

    The Hunt Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Silverback Films Updated content
    Updated 12 Dec 2017
    This lavish co-production from the OU and the BBC gets close to tales of survival. Narrated by Sir David Attenborough the series explores the dynamic...
  • Introducing language and creativity

    Our short video gives a brief introduction to creativity - and explores its links with language.

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    11 Dec 2017

  • Introducing language and creativity

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    Our short video gives a brief introduction to creativity - and explores its links with language.

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  • Cultures

    In this free course, Cultures, you will address the question of traditional music and music from the francophone world, and you will examine the...

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  • Cultures

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    In this free course, Cultures, you will address the question of traditional music...
  • Ciudades con Historia

    In this free course, Ciudades con Historia, you will learn about the history of Spain and the important place of Arab and Jewish cultures in...

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    Intermediate level Duration 5 hours Updated 14 Dec 2017
    In this free course, Ciudades con Historia, you will learn about the history of...
  • Children's participation

    Article 12 of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child introduced the right of children to have a say in issues affecting them. Although...

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    12 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

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    14 Dec 2017

  • Children's participation

    Children's participation Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission Updated content
    Advanced level Duration 12 hours Updated 14 Dec 2017
    Article 12 of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child introduced the right of...
  • Working together for children: Stirling

    The care of children, especially those with disabilities, is surrounded by complex issues. Learning to navigate these difficulties while helping...

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    10 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

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  • Working together for children: Stirling

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    The care of children, especially those with disabilities, is surrounded by complex...
  • The medicalised context of bereavement

    This free course, The medicalised context of bereavement, asks you to consider the experience of grief and bereavement and in particular the extent...

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    4 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

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    14 Dec 2017

  • The medicalised context of bereavement

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    Intermediate level Duration 4 hours Updated 14 Dec 2017
    This free course, The medicalised context of bereavement, asks you to consider the...
  • Death and medicine: Postponement and promise

    This free course, Death and medicine: Postponement and promise, helps you to explore the extent to which death and dying in western societies are...

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    1 hour

    Level: 2 Intermediate

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    14 Dec 2017

  • Death and medicine: Postponement and promise

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    Intermediate level Duration 1 hour Updated 14 Dec 2017
    This free course, Death and medicine: Postponement and promise, helps you to...
  • Living with death and dying

    This free course, Living with death and dying, will explore how knowledge of and beliefs about death and encounters with death affect people's...

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    4 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    14 Dec 2017

  • Living with death and dying

    Living with death and dying Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission Updated content
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    This free course, Living with death and dying, will explore how knowledge of and...
  • Social work and the law in Scotland

    Social work is a dynamic profession that is undergoing a period of significant change in Scotland. Social workers have the power to make...

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    15 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

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    14 Dec 2017

  • Social work and the law in Scotland

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    Intermediate level Duration 15 hours Updated 14 Dec 2017
    Social work is a dynamic profession that is undergoing a period of significant...
  • Equity – law and idea

    This free course, Equity – law and idea, gives you the opportunity to broaden your skills in and knowledge and understanding of legal principles....

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    14 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

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    13 Dec 2017

  • Equity – law and idea

    Equity – law and idea Updated content
    Intermediate level Duration 14 hours Updated 13 Dec 2017
    This free course, Equity – law and idea, gives you the opportunity to broaden your...
  • Management: perspective and practice

    What does it mean to be a manager? Being a manager is a complex and challenging activity. This free course, Management: perspective and practice,...

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    10 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

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    13 Dec 2017

  • Management: perspective and practice

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    Advanced level Duration 10 hours Updated 13 Dec 2017
    What does it mean to be a manager? Being a manager is a complex and challenging...

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    Bachelor of Laws (Honours)

    Duration 3600 hours Updated 11 Dec 2017
    Studying law is stimulating in its own right, and it’s also a smart career move....

    Graduate Diploma in Mathematics Education

    Graduate Diploma in Mathematics Education Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University/Karen Parker
    Duration 1200 hours Updated 11 Dec 2017
    You don't need a specialist mathematics background to be an effective maths...

    Foundation Degree in Youth Justice (England and Wales)

    Foundation Degree in Youth Justice (England and Wales) Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Dreamstime
    Duration 2400 hours Updated 11 Dec 2017
    How can we improve the lives of children and young people who are ‘in trouble’?...

    Certificate in Promoting Public Health

    Certificate in Promoting Public Health Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University/Karen Parker
    Duration 600 hours Updated 11 Dec 2017
    Public health is everyone’s business and the contribution of local authorities,...

    Top-up BA (Honours) Early Years

    Top-up BA (Honours) Early Years Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University/Karen Parker
    Duration 1200 hours Updated 11 Dec 2017
    This pathway enables experienced practitioners with a Foundation Degree in Early...

    Certificate of Higher Education in Health Sciences

    Certificate of Higher Education in Health Sciences Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: 12019
    Duration 1200 hours Updated 11 Dec 2017
    If you’re interested in human biology, psychology and health, or you are thinking...

    Professional Certificate in Accounting

    Professional Certificate in Accounting Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: 12019
    Duration 600 hours Updated 11 Dec 2017
    This Professional Certificate in Accounting is ideal if you want a route into the...

    Top-up Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)

    Top-up Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Dreamstime
    Duration 1200 hours Updated 11 Dec 2017
    This course enables you to top up your knowledge and skills to honours degree...

    Certificate of Higher Education in Computing and IT

    Duration 1200 hours Updated 11 Dec 2017
    In the twenty-first century technology dominates the way we live, work, socialise...
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