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  • What does the Queen's Speech tell us about the next two years? Creative commons image Icon ukhouseoflords / Parliamentary copyright under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license

    What does the Queen's Speech tell us about the next two years?

    By Ben Williams

    Yesterday [June 21st] the Queen's Speech laid out the May government's plans for the next two years. In Ben...

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  • What does the Queen's Speech tell us about the next two years?

    What does the Queen's Speech tell us about the next two years? Creative commons image Icon ukhouseoflords / Parliamentary copyright under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license New content
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 22 Jun 2017
    Yesterday [June 21st] the Queen's Speech laid out the May government's plans for the next two years. In Ben Williams' view, it showed a wounded prime...
  • Could international law block a deal between Theresa May & the DUP? Creative commons image Icon Chatham House under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license

    Could international law block a deal between Theresa May & the DUP?

    By Nick McKerrell

    Theresa May has yet to seal a deal with the DUP to keep her minority administration afloat. But even if they come to...

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  • Could international law block a deal between Theresa May & the DUP?

    Could international law block a deal between Theresa May & the DUP? Creative commons image Icon Chatham House under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license New content
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 22 Jun 2017
    Theresa May has yet to seal a deal with the DUP to keep her minority administration afloat. But even if they come to terms, there may be another block to...
  • Shakespeare: For All Time?

    By Dr Edmund King

    A current production of Julius Caesar is causing controversy in the USA for allegedly depicting Donald Trump's murder...

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    A current production of Julius Caesar is causing controversy in the USA for allegedly depicting Donald Trump's murder, but what does this tell us about the...
  • Horizon: 10 Things You Need to Know... Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC

    Horizon: 10 Things You Need to Know...

    ...About the Future. Hannah Fry delves into the data we have today to give an evidence-based vision of tomorrow. 

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  • Horizon: 10 Things You Need to Know...

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    ...About the Future. Hannah Fry delves into the data we have today to give an evidence-based vision of tomorrow. 
  • Better regulation or austerity politics? Undoing social protection Creative commons image Icon Tom Pennington under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license

    Better regulation or austerity politics? Undoing social protection

    By Prof Steve Tombs

    A move away from enforcement of rules governing business promised 'better regulation' - but, argues the OU's Steve...

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  • Better regulation or austerity politics? Undoing social protection

    Better regulation or austerity politics? Undoing social protection Creative commons image Icon Tom Pennington under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license New content
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 20 Jun 2017
    A move away from enforcement of rules governing business promised 'better regulation' - but, argues the OU's Steve Tombs, the result is a loss of specialist...
  • What is Britain's most sacred site? Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Production team

    What is Britain's most sacred site?

    By The OpenLearn team

    Britian is scattered with sacred sites - why do we feel the resonance of ancient religion?

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  • What is Britain's most sacred site?

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    Britian is scattered with sacred sites - why do we feel the resonance of ancient religion?
  • Britain's Greatest Invention Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC

    Britain's Greatest Invention

    BBC Two takes us inside the Science Museum vaults and asks the nation to vote for Britain's Greatest Invention.

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  • Britain's Greatest Invention

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    BBC Two takes us inside the Science Museum vaults and asks the nation to vote for Britain's Greatest Invention.
  • Beyond mental illness: The potential of the connectome Creative commons image Icon By Andreashorn (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0], via Wikimedia Commons under Creative-Commons license

    Beyond mental illness: The potential of the connectome

    By John Rowe

    Could mental illness be a thing of the past one day? John Rowe compares connectome with established techniques for...

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    15 Jun 2017

  • Beyond mental illness: The potential of the connectome

    Beyond mental illness: The potential of the connectome Creative commons image Icon By Andreashorn (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0], via Wikimedia Commons under Creative-Commons license New content
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 15 Jun 2017
    Could mental illness be a thing of the past one day? John Rowe compares connectome with established techniques for examining the human brain. 
  • Employee-owned firms: More engaged and productive employees? Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: © Rawpixelimages | Dreamstime.com - Diverse Multiethnic People with Different Jobs

    Employee-owned firms: More engaged and productive employees?

    By Professor John Storey

    Do employee-owned firms produce more positive employee behavioural outcomes? If not, why not?

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  • Employee-owned firms: More engaged and productive employees?

    Employee-owned firms: More engaged and productive employees? Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: © Rawpixelimages | Dreamstime.com - Diverse Multiethnic People with Different Jobs New content
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 15 Jun 2017
    Do employee-owned firms produce more positive employee behavioural outcomes? If not, why not?
  • Nuclear transboundary consultations are a test for public participation and transparency across Europe Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: © Jarous | Dreamstime.com

    Nuclear transboundary consultations are a test for public participation and transparency across Europe

    By Ana-Maria Seman

    Over the next three years, 30 nuclear reactors across Europe will reach their retirement age. Making the decision...

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    14 Jun 2017

  • Nuclear transboundary consultations are a test for public participation and transparency across Europe

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    Intermediate level Duration 5 mins Updated 14 Jun 2017
    Over the next three years, 30 nuclear reactors across Europe will reach their retirement age. Making the decision-making process over their future open and...

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  • Who counts as a refugee?

    The words 'refugee' and 'asylum seeker' have a wide variety of connotations in Britain, many of them negative. This free course, Who counts as a...

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    The words 'refugee' and 'asylum seeker' have a wide variety of connotations in...
  • Using voluntary work to get ahead in the job market

    This free course, Using voluntary work to get ahead in the job market, explores how engaging in voluntary work can enhance your employment...

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    This free course, Using voluntary work to get ahead in the job market, explores...
  • Exploring sport coaching and psychology

    This free course, Exploring sport coaching and psychology, investigates how scientific and management ideas contribute to success while also taking...

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    Introductory level Duration 24 hours Updated 22 Jun 2017
    This free course, Exploring sport coaching and psychology, investigates how...
  • Succeeding in postgraduate study

    This free course, Succeeding in postgraduate study, will help you to become familiar with the requirements and demands of postgraduate study and to...

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    This free course, Succeeding in postgraduate study, will help you to become...
  • iSpot: Sharing nature

    This free course, iSpot: Sharing nature, provides a valuable resource for anyone with an interest in nature. It will give you the opportunity to...

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    This free course, iSpot: Sharing nature, provides a valuable resource for anyone...
  • Gene therapy

    Following on from the advances made in diagnosing disorders using genetic testing, this free course, Gene therapy, looks at the possibilities for...

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  • Gene therapy

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    Introductory level Duration 4 hours Updated 19 Jun 2017
    Following on from the advances made in diagnosing disorders using genetic testing,...
  • Supporting and developing resilience in social work

    What does it take to become a resilient practitioner in social work? This free course, Supporting and developing resilience in social work, will...

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    Intermediate level Duration 10 hours Updated 19 Jun 2017
    What does it take to become a resilient practitioner in social work? This free...
  • Sexual orientation and gender identity

    This free course examines legal approaches to people whose sexual orientation or gender identity does not conform to that of the majority. This...

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  • 'Land grab': an environmental issue?

    This free course, 'Land grab': an environmental issue?, explores how environmental problems are entangled with economic and political issues and...

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    This free course, 'Land grab': an environmental issue?, explores how environmental...
  • Introduction to cyber security: stay safe online

    This free course, Introduction to cyber security: stay safe online, will help you to understand online security and start to protect your digital...

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  • Introduction to cyber security: stay safe online

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    This free course, Introduction to cyber security: stay safe online, will help you...

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    Bachelor of Laws (Honours)

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    Duration 3600 hours Updated 19 Jun 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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    Duration 1200 hours Updated 19 Jun 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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    Duration 2400 hours Updated 19 Jun 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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    Public health is everyone’s business and the contribution of local authorities,...

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    Duration 1200 hours Updated 19 Jun 2017
    This pathway enables experienced practitioners with a Foundation Degree in Early...

    Professional Certificate in Accounting

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    This Professional Certificate in Accounting is ideal if you want a route into the...

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    If you’re interested in human biology, psychology and health, or you are thinking...

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    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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