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  • Dangerous Borders: A Journey across India and Pakistan Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: October Films

    Dangerous Borders: A Journey across India and Pakistan

    Adnan Sarwar and Babita Sharma travel the still-volatile border of Pakistan and India.

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  • Dangerous Borders: A Journey across India and Pakistan

    Dangerous Borders: A Journey across India and Pakistan Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: October Films Updated content
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    Adnan Sarwar and Babita Sharma travel the still-volatile border of Pakistan and India.
  • Interdisciplinarity: A collection Creative commons image Icon Professor Efraïm Rodriguez Cobos / epSos.de under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license

    Interdisciplinarity: A collection

    Bringing together the best of interdisciplinary resources from across OpenLearn – could an "Open" qualification be...

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  • Interdisciplinarity: A collection

    Interdisciplinarity: A collection Creative commons image Icon Professor Efraïm Rodriguez Cobos / epSos.de under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license Updated content
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 18 Aug 2017
    Bringing together the best of interdisciplinary resources from across OpenLearn – could an "Open" qualification be right for you?
  • British public open to compromise on Brexit deal, new research finds Creative commons image Icon [trading] by Humberto Acevedo, via Flickr under Creative Commons BY-NC 4.0 license
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    17 Aug 2017

  • British public open to compromise on Brexit deal, new research finds

    British public open to compromise on Brexit deal, new research finds Creative commons image Icon [trading] by Humberto Acevedo, via Flickr under Creative Commons BY-NC 4.0 license New content
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    What kind of Brexit do the people want?
  • The ethics and politics of the migration and refugee crisis Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Migrationmuseum

    The ethics and politics of the migration and refugee crisis

    By Dr Giota Alevizou

    We've shared some of the Who Are We project - but this isn't the first time the OU's academics have come together...

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  • The ethics and politics of the migration and refugee crisis

    The ethics and politics of the migration and refugee crisis Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Migrationmuseum Updated content
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 17 Aug 2017
    We've shared some of the Who Are We project - but this isn't the first time the OU's academics have come together with artists. Discover some earlier...
  • Milton Keynes and Me Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Platform Productions

    Milton Keynes and Me

    Filmmaker Richard Macer goes home to Milton Keynes as both are about to turn 50.

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  • Milton Keynes and Me

    Milton Keynes and Me Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Platform Productions Updated content
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    Filmmaker Richard Macer goes home to Milton Keynes as both are about to turn 50.
  • The dark side of American populism in the Trump era Creative commons image Icon Nana Gysie under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license

    The dark side of American populism in the Trump era

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    Dr Todd Landman, of the University of Nottingham, considers the rise of the right following the fatal violence at a...

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    16 Aug 2017

  • The dark side of American populism in the Trump era

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    The dark side of American populism in the Trump era Creative commons image Icon Nana Gysie under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license New content
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 16 Aug 2017
    Dr Todd Landman, of the University of Nottingham, considers the rise of the right following the fatal violence at a extremist rally in Charlottesville at the...
  • How network science can unravel Al Capone's criminal associates Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Public domain

    How network science can unravel Al Capone's criminal associates

    By Andrew V Papachristos, Chris M Smith

    In new research which studies the social relationships of organized crime in Chicago in the 1920s, Chris M. Smith and...

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    16 Aug 2017

  • How network science can unravel Al Capone's criminal associates

    How network science can unravel Al Capone's criminal associates Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Public domain New content
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 16 Aug 2017
    In new research which studies the social relationships of organized crime in Chicago in the 1920s, Chris M. Smith and Andrew V. Papachristos were able to...
  • From a distance Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Andreas Engman

    From a distance

    By Behjat Omer Abdulla, Dr Umut Erel

    From a Distance: A conversation on the ethics of representing the refugee crisis between Umut Erel and Behjat Omer...

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  • From a distance

    From a distance Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Andreas Engman Updated content
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    From a Distance: A conversation on the ethics of representing the refugee crisis between Umut Erel and Behjat Omer Abdulla
  • Beyond the Babble: A conversation about the art of listening Creative commons image Icon The Open University under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license

    Beyond the Babble: A conversation about the art of listening

    By Lucia Scazzocchio, Dr Giota Alevizou

    ‘Beyond The Babble’ is an interactive and participatory audio focused installation. It explored questions of identity...

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    16 Aug 2017

  • Beyond the Babble: A conversation about the art of listening

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    Beyond the Babble: A conversation about the art of listening Creative commons image Icon The Open University under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license Updated content
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 16 Aug 2017
    ‘Beyond The Babble’ is an interactive and participatory audio focused installation. It explored questions of identity, belonging and the fragile nuance of...
  • I Bought A Rainforest Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Charlie Hamilton James

    I Bought A Rainforest

    Join Charlie Hamilton James in this OU/BBC co-production, as he attempts to do his bit for the planet by buying a chunk of the Amazon. But his...

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  • I Bought A Rainforest

    I Bought A Rainforest Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Charlie Hamilton James New content
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    Join Charlie Hamilton James in this OU/BBC co-production, as he attempts to do his bit for the planet by buying a chunk of the Amazon. But his plans of...

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  • Studying religion

    This free course, Studying religion, will give you an opportunity to think about some of the key concepts and methods of the discipline of...

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    This free course, Studying religion, will give you an opportunity to think about...
  • 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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    This free course examines the complexities of, and barriers to, setting new...
  • Translation as a career

    This free course explores translation as a career. During the course you will meet professional translators discussing their work and reflect on...

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    This free course explores translation as a career. During the course you will meet...
  • Smart cities

    This free course will help you to navigate your own path through the complex landscape of smart cities. You’ll hear from smart city innovators and...

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    Introductory level Duration 18 hours Updated 16 Aug 2017
    This free course will help you to navigate your own path through the complex...
  • Drug development process: combating pain

    Drug development process: combating pain, is a free course offering a brief introduction to the process of new drug discovery; from identification...

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    Drug development process: combating pain, is a free course offering a brief...
  • Water use and the water cycle

    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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    Level: 2 Intermediate

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    14 Aug 2017

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    Water is arguably the most important physical resource as it is the one that is...
  • Am I ready to be a distance learner?

    Have you wanted to study at a higher level and not been in a position to become a full-time student? Have you wondered if you are ready? Distance...

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    Introductory level Duration 3 hours Updated 14 Aug 2017
    Have you wanted to study at a higher level and not been in a position to become a...
  • 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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    11 Aug 2017

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    Tough on the causes of crime'. A famous phrase, but what is crime? This free...
  • The family at the centre of early learning

    This free course, The family at the centre of early learning, focuses on the positive learning relationships that can exist in any family and how...

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    Introductory level Duration 9 hours Updated 11 Aug 2017
    This free course, The family at the centre of early learning, focuses on the...
  • 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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    Bachelor of Laws (Honours)

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

    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 21 Aug 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 21 Aug 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 21 Aug 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 21 Aug 2017
    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 21 Aug 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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    Certificate of Higher Education in Health Sciences
    Duration 1200 hours Updated 21 Aug 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 Aug 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 Aug 2017
    In the twenty-first century technology dominates the way we live, work, socialise...
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