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  • The Secrets of Your Food Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Martha Swales - BBC

    The Secrets of Your Food

    'The Secrets of Your Food' is the delicious science story of the food on your plate. 

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  • The Secrets of Your Food

    The Secrets of Your Food Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Martha Swales - BBC New content
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 10 Mar 2017
    'The Secrets of Your Food' is the delicious science story of the food on your plate. 
  • Sound Waves: The Symphony of Physics Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The BBC

    Sound Waves: The Symphony of Physics

    Dr Helen Czerski takes us on a sonic odyssey through the sounds of the universe – to reveal what the physics of sound can tell us about the world...

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    Dr Helen Czerski takes us on a sonic odyssey through the sounds of the universe – to reveal what the physics of sound can tell us about the world and how it...
  • Thoughts on creativity Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University

    Thoughts on creativity

    By Professor Andrew Cowan

    Andrew Cowan shares his perspective on the creativity, his creative process - and beating writer's block.

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  • Thoughts on creativity

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    Andrew Cowan shares his perspective on the creativity, his creative process - and beating writer's block.
  • At home with ghosts and werewolves Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University

    At home with ghosts and werewolves

    By Toby Litt

    Toby Litt explains his approach to chronicling his non-realistic worlds.

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  • At home with ghosts and werewolves

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    Toby Litt explains his approach to chronicling his non-realistic worlds.
  • What is the relationship between history and historical fiction? Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University

    What is the relationship between history and historical fiction?

    By Sally O'Reilly, Emma Darwin

    Two authors who tell stories about the past come together to compare notes.

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  • What is the relationship between history and historical fiction?

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    Two authors who tell stories about the past come together to compare notes.
  • Keep the quotes straight and the puns sharp: The creativity of translation Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University

    Keep the quotes straight and the puns sharp: The creativity of translation

    By Jutta Schetterl, Professor Jeremy Munday, Jamie Bulloch

    Professor Jeremy Munday, and professional translators Jutta Schettler and Jamie Bulloch talk about creativity in...

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  • Keep the quotes straight and the puns sharp: The creativity of translation

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    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 01 Mar 2017
    Professor Jeremy Munday, and professional translators Jutta Schettler and Jamie Bulloch talk about creativity in translation.
  • Happy Saint David's Day | Dydd Gŵyl Dewi Hapus Creative commons image Icon By Self (Own work) [CC BY-SA 2.5], via Wikimedia Commons under Creative-Commons license

    Happy Saint David's Day | Dydd Gŵyl Dewi Hapus

    As we celebrate St David's Day, the patron saint of Wales, find out more about Welsh language, culture and...

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  • Happy Saint David's Day | Dydd Gŵyl Dewi Hapus

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    Introductory level Duration 20 mins Updated 01 Mar 2017
    As we celebrate St David's Day, the patron saint of Wales, find out more about Welsh language, culture and society with our great range of learning...
  • Writing across cultures Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University

    Writing across cultures

    By Xiaolu Guo

    Xiaolu Guo explains how she approached her novel, A Concise Chinese–English Dictionary for Lovers - making creativity...

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    Xiaolu Guo explains how she approached her novel, A Concise Chinese–English Dictionary for Lovers - making creativity work across the English and Chinese...
  • What do literary agents do? Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University

    What do literary agents do?

    By Johnny Geller, Dr Philip Seargeant

    Johnny Gellar explains what it is that literary agents do to earn their money - and help their authors earn theirs!

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  • What do literary agents do?

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    Johnny Gellar explains what it is that literary agents do to earn their money - and help their authors earn theirs!
  • World Book Day Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: © Haywiremedia | Dreamstime.com - Kids Reading Books in Fantasy Library

    World Book Day

    Calling all bookworms and budding writers! Celebrate World Book Day (Thursday 2nd March 2017) with our FREE...

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    Calling all bookworms and budding writers! Celebrate World Book Day (Thursday 2nd March 2017) with our FREE resources and eBooks on OpenLearn.

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  • Getting started on classical Latin

    This free course, Getting started on classical Latin, has been developed in response to requests from learners who had had no contact with Latin...

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    This free course, Getting started on classical Latin, has been developed in...
  • The meaning of crime

    Tough on the causes of crime'. A famous phrase, but what is crime? This free course, The meaning of crime, examines how we, as a 'society', define...

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    Tough on the causes of crime'. A famous phrase, but what is crime? This free...
  • 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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  • Succeed with maths – Part 1

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    Introductory level Duration 24 hours Updated 28 Feb 2017
    If you feel that maths is a mystery that you want to unravel then this free course...
  • Moons

    In this free course, Moons, explore the many moons of our Solar System. Find out what makes them special. Should we send humans to our Moon again?

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    Introductory level Duration 24 hours Updated 26 Feb 2017
    In this free course, Moons, explore the many moons of our Solar System. Find out...
  • 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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    Introductory level Duration 24 hours Updated 24 Feb 2017
    This free online course, Working in the voluntary sector, will introduce you to...
  • Nutrition: vitamins and minerals

    Both vitamins and minerals are essential in the diet in small quantities. Learn about the two main vitamin groups and the major mineral elements....

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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 the night sky: Orion

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    In the night sky: Orion Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: © Manfred_Konrad (via iStockPhoto.com) Updated content
    Introductory level Duration 24 hours Updated 23 Feb 2017
    In this free course, In the night sky: Orion, you will explore the night sky,...
  • Crimes of the powerful

    This free course examines the complexities of, and barriers to, setting new criminological research agendas by considering the difficulties...

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    Level: 3 Advanced

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    22 Feb 2017

  • Crimes of the powerful

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    This free course examines the complexities of, and barriers to, setting new...
  • 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...

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    Bachelor of Laws (Honours)

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    Duration 3600 hours Updated 01 Mar 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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    Certificate of Higher Education in Sport, Fitness and Management Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University/Karen Parker
    Duration 1200 hours Updated 01 Mar 2017
    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 Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University/Karen Parker
    Duration 1200 hours Updated 01 Mar 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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    Foundation Degree in Youth Justice (England and Wales) Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Dreamstime
    Duration 2400 hours Updated 01 Mar 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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    Certificate in Promoting Public Health Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University/Karen Parker
    Duration 600 hours Updated 01 Mar 2017
    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 Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University/Karen Parker
    Duration 1200 hours Updated 01 Mar 2017
    This pathway enables experienced practitioners with a Foundation Degree in Early...

    Professional Certificate in Accounting

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    Duration 600 hours Updated 01 Mar 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 01 Mar 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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    Top-up Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Dreamstime
    Duration 1200 hours Updated 01 Mar 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 01 Mar 2017
    In the twenty-first century technology dominates the way we live, work, socialise...
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