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Everybody's looking for love

Everybody's looking for love Creative commons image Juliana Coutinho under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license New content
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 12 Feb 2016
Having a learning disability doesn't mean you don't want the same things as other people when it comes to love - why would it?

OpenLearn Live: 12th February 2016

OpenLearn Live: 12th February 2016 Creative commons image Ruth Sharville under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license New content
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 12 Feb 2016
The last prince of an independent Wales; then more free learning across the day.

More or Less

More or Less Copyrighted image Copyright: © Doreen Salcher | Dreamstime.com
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 12 Feb 2016
Tim Harford presents BBC Radio 4's surprising and refreshing guide to statistics in the news.

What's so exciting about gravitational waves being discovered?

What's so exciting about gravitational waves being discovered? Creative commons image Werner Benger under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license New content
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 11 Feb 2016
Scientists are thrilled by the discovery of gravitational waves, in part because it proves one of Einstein's theories - but also because what it...

How we found gravitational waves

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Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 11 Feb 2016
Martin Hendry, part of the team that discovered gravitational waves, explains how they made their historic discovery.

What are the secrets of enduring love?

What are the secrets of enduring love? Copyrighted image Copyright: Claudiodivizia | Dreamstime.com New content
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 11 Feb 2016
With Valentine's Day round the corner, Dr Meg John Barker and Dr Jacqui Gabb give us a snippet from their book The Secrets of Enduring Love ...

OpenLearn Live: 11th February 2016

OpenLearn Live: 11th February 2016 Creative commons image David Evans under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license New content
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 11 Feb 2016
The first king to unite Wales into a single kingdom; working with Richard Nixon; making love last - and gravitational waves. Free learning from...

More confusing terms in statistics

More confusing terms in statistics Copyrighted image Copyright: Sunnycatty | Dreamstime.com New content
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 11 Feb 2016
Kevin McConway explains why statisticians use everyday words for not-so-everyday concepts - and how to translate what they really mean.

OpenLearn Live: 10th February 2016

OpenLearn Live: 10th February 2016 Creative commons image Eric Jones under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license New content
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 10 Feb 2016
A king with long arms; and the debate about assisted suicide. Free learning across the day.

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Landschaftliche Vielfalt

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Landschaftliche Vielfalt Copyrighted image Copyright: © Gerrit Warnking, www.flickr.com/photos/chipsmitmayo; Updated content
Advanced level Duration 15 hours Updated 09 Feb 2016
German regions and landscapes, local traditions and the notion of Heimat are at the centre of this free course, Landschaftliche Vielfalt. You will...

Discovering Wales and Welsh: first steps

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Discovering Wales and Welsh: first steps
Introductory level Duration 4 hours Updated 27 Jan 2016
This free course, Discovering Wales and Welsh, introduces you to who the Welsh people are via a brief look at history and two significant figures,...

Discovering Ancient Greek and Latin

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Discovering Ancient Greek and Latin
Intermediate level Duration 12 hours Updated 19 Jan 2016
The free course, Discovering Ancient Greek and Latin, gives a taste of what it is like to learn two ancient languages. It is for those who have...

Emotion: An introductory picture

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Advanced level Duration 20 hours Updated 18 Jan 2016
What is emotion? This free course, Emotion: An introductory picture, takes a philosophical approach to this question in an attempt to understand...

Science in the Scottish Enlightenment

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Intermediate level Duration 5 hours Updated 15 Jan 2016
How is it that a small, poor country in northern Europe became one of the most dynamic centres of Enlightenment thinking? This free course, Science...

World Heritage

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World Heritage Copyrighted image Copyright: Used with permission
Intermediate level Duration 10 hours Updated 15 Jan 2016
This free course provides an overview of World Heritage, its political and cultural origins and the role of UNESCO and other agencies in...

What is heritage?

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Introductory level Duration 10 hours Updated 15 Jan 2016
What is heritage? This free course will introduce you to the concept of heritage and its critical study, exploring the role of heritage in both...

Art in Renaissance Venice

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Advanced level Duration 6 hours Updated 15 Jan 2016
This free course, Art in Renaissance Venice, considers the art of Renaissance Venice and how such art was determined in many ways by the city's...

Imagination: The missing mystery of philosophy

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Imagination: The missing mystery of philosophy Creative commons image Kate Ter Haar under Creative-Commons license
Advanced level Duration 20 hours Updated 15 Jan 2016
What is imagination and can philosophy define it in any meaningful way? This free course, Imagination: The missing mystery of philosophy, will...

Language and thought: Introducing representation

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Language and thought: Introducing representation Copyrighted image Copyright: Used with permission
Advanced level Duration 20 hours Updated 15 Jan 2016
How does what you say come to mean something? Does what you say inherently represent what you, the speaker, think it means, whatever that might be,...

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Certificate in Astronomy and Planetary Science

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Certificate in Astronomy and Planetary Science Copyrighted image Copyright: The Open University / Karen Parker
Duration 600 hours Updated 13 Feb 2016
If you’re fascinated by astronomy and planetary science, this certificate course provides a good basic introduction and equips you with the skills...

Certificate of Higher Education in Social Sciences

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Certificate of Higher Education in Social Sciences Copyrighted image Copyright: The Open University/Karen Parker
Duration 1200 hours Updated 13 Feb 2016
Are you interested in what shapes the lives we lead and the decisions we make? Have you wondered why people continue to smoke when they know the...

Certificate in Physics

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Certificate in Physics Copyrighted image Copyright: The Open University / Karen Parker
Duration 900 hours Updated 13 Feb 2016
Physics is perhaps the most exciting intellectual adventure of our age – discoveries being made now will change your life, and learning physics...

Bachelor of Laws with Honours (graduate entry)

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Bachelor of Laws with Honours (graduate entry) Copyrighted image Copyright: The Open University / Karen Parker
Duration 2400 hours Updated 13 Feb 2016
If you’re already a graduate, with a first degree or masters degree in any subject from a UK university or recognised overseas university, you can...

Certificate of Higher Education in Youth Justice (England and Wales)

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Certificate of Higher Education in Youth Justice (England and Wales) Copyrighted image Copyright: Dreamstime
Duration 1200 hours Updated 13 Feb 2016
Do you work with young people in the youth justice system? Would you like to study for a qualification that will have a real impact on your...

Foundation Degree in Financial Services

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Foundation Degree in Financial Services Copyrighted image Copyright: Dreamstime
Duration 2400 hours Updated 13 Feb 2016
With global financial markets and personal finances making the headlines daily, there’s never been a more exciting time to study finance and...

Top-up BA (Honours) Early Years

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Top-up BA (Honours) Early Years Copyrighted image Copyright: The Open University/Karen Parker
Duration 1200 hours Updated 13 Feb 2016
This pathway enables experienced practitioners with a Foundation Degree in Early Years (normally sector endorsed) to enhance their professional...