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  • Hugh's Wild West Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Nalini Crack - Keo Films

    Hugh's Wild West

    Lifelong nature-lover Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall pursues his fascination with the wildlife of the West country.

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  • Hugh's Wild West

    Hugh's Wild West Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Nalini Crack - Keo Films Updated content
    Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 24 Feb 2018
    Lifelong nature-lover Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall pursues his fascination with the wildlife of the West country.
  • Life on the wall: Vindolanda Creative commons image Icon Bert Kaufmann under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license

    Life on the wall: Vindolanda

    By Robin Birley

    Excavation of a fort on Hadrian's Wall is revealing stories of everyday life on the edge of the Roman Empire,...

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    10 mins

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    20 Feb 2018

  • Life on the wall: Vindolanda

    Life on the wall: Vindolanda Creative commons image Icon Bert Kaufmann under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license Updated content
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 20 Feb 2018
    Excavation of a fort on Hadrian's Wall is revealing stories of everyday life on the edge of the Roman Empire, explains Robin Birley.
  • John Perry Barlow: An Appreciation Creative commons image Icon Joi under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license

    John Perry Barlow: An Appreciation

    By Cory Doctorow, Mike Richards

    John Perry Barlow, who died on February 7th, helped shape how we think about digital rights. Here, the OU's Mike...

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    19 Feb 2018

  • John Perry Barlow: An Appreciation

    John Perry Barlow: An Appreciation Creative commons image Icon Joi under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license New content
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 19 Feb 2018
    John Perry Barlow, who died on February 7th, helped shape how we think about digital rights. Here, the OU's Mike Richards introduces a short obituary by John...
  • Civilisations: The debate Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Brad Calkins | Dreamstime.com

    Civilisations: The debate

    Have you watched our co-production 'Civilisations'? Each week one of our OU experts will discuss the content in the...

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    19 Feb 2018

  • Civilisations: The debate

    Civilisations: The debate Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Brad Calkins | Dreamstime.com New content
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    Have you watched our co-production 'Civilisations'? Each week one of our OU experts will discuss the content in the programme. Join the debate here...
  • Timeline: The history of the real cyborgs Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: By Jon Bodsworth [Copyrighted free use], via Wikimedia Commons

    Timeline: The history of the real cyborgs

    By Donald Edwards

    Do you know engineers have been improving lives of people who have disabilities since Ancient Egyptian...

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    15 mins

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    19 Feb 2018

  • Timeline: The history of the real cyborgs

    Timeline: The history of the real cyborgs Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: By Jon Bodsworth [Copyrighted free use], via Wikimedia Commons New content
    Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 19 Feb 2018
    Do you know engineers have been improving lives of people who have disabilities since Ancient Egyptian times? See how prosthesis and aids for...
  • So you've ordered your 'Civilisations' poster - now what?

    If you've ordered your 'Civilisations' poster and can't wait for it to arrive? Check out these fantastic art history...

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    5 mins

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    15 Feb 2018

  • So you've ordered your 'Civilisations' poster - now what?

    So you've ordered your 'Civilisations' poster - now what? New content
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 15 Feb 2018
    If you've ordered your 'Civilisations' poster and can't wait for it to arrive? Check out these fantastic art history resources while you wait...
  • History how-to videos: Books and bibles Creative commons image Icon wikijim99 under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license

    History how-to videos: Books and bibles

    By Neil Oliver

    What does the information in the front of books tell us about where they come from?

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    Level: 1 Introductory

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    14 Feb 2018

  • History how-to videos: Books and bibles

    History how-to videos: Books and bibles Creative commons image Icon wikijim99 under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license Updated content
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 14 Feb 2018
    What does the information in the front of books tell us about where they come from?
  • Wild Weather with Richard Hammond Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC

    Wild Weather with Richard Hammond

    Richard Hammond travels the globe to discover the unexplained, the unexpected and the plain unlikely, in an attempt to reveal the...

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    14 Feb 2018

  • Wild Weather with Richard Hammond

    Wild Weather with Richard Hammond Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC Updated content
    Introductory level Updated 14 Feb 2018
    Richard Hammond travels the globe to discover the unexplained, the unexpected and the plain unlikely, in an attempt to reveal the hidden world of weather.
  • Past-Time Lover Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Neil Arnold

    Past-Time Lover

    Which iconic figure would you select for a Valentine's Day date?

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    14 Feb 2018

  • Past-Time Lover

    Past-Time Lover Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Neil Arnold Updated content
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 14 Feb 2018
    Which iconic figure would you select for a Valentine's Day date?
  • For some people, staying awake might help fight depression Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: 12019

    For some people, staying awake might help fight depression

    By Linda Geddes

    Triple chronology appears to have positive results in treating some people with depression. Staying awake for better...

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    14 Feb 2018

  • For some people, staying awake might help fight depression

    For some people, staying awake might help fight depression Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: 12019 New content
    Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 14 Feb 2018
    Triple chronology appears to have positive results in treating some people with depression. Staying awake for better mental health might sound odd, but - as...

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  • Visions of protest: Graffiti

    This free course, Visions of protest: Graffiti, introduces students to contrasting understandings of graffiti. It draws on a wide range of graffiti...

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    8 hours

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  • Visions of protest: Graffiti

    Visions of protest: Graffiti Updated content
    Introductory level Duration 8 hours Updated 21 Feb 2018
    This free course, Visions of protest: Graffiti, introduces students to contrasting...
  • Animals at the extremes: Polar biology

    The extreme challenges of life in the polar regions require the animals who make their habitat there to make many adaptations. This free course,...

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    14 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

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  • Animals at the extremes: Polar biology

    Animals at the extremes: Polar biology Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission Updated content
    Intermediate level Duration 14 hours Updated 20 Feb 2018
    The extreme challenges of life in the polar regions require the animals who make...
  • Forensic psychology

    In this free course, Forensic psychology, you will discover how psychology can help obtain evidence from eyewitnesses in police investigations and...

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  • Forensic psychology

    Forensic psychology Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: RichLegg Updated content
    Introductory level Duration 24 hours Updated 20 Feb 2018
    In this free course, Forensic psychology, you will discover how psychology can...
  • 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

    Introduction to cyber security: stay safe online Creative commons image Icon Atomic Taco in Flickr under Creative-Commons license Updated content
    Introductory level Duration 24 hours Updated 20 Feb 2018
    This free course, Introduction to cyber security: stay safe online, will help you...
  • Am I ready to be a distance learner?

    Distance learning can open up opportunities for study. You might have not studied for a while, you might be returning to education, or you might...

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    3 hours

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    20 Feb 2018

  • Am I ready to be a distance learner?

    Am I ready to be a distance learner? Updated content
    Introductory level Duration 3 hours Updated 20 Feb 2018
    Distance learning can open up opportunities for study. You might have not studied...
  • Methodism in Wales, 1730–1850

    In this free course, Methodism in Wales, 1730–1850, you will learn about a neglected strand of Welsh history and identity. By the mid-nineteenth...

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    4 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

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    20 Feb 2018

  • Methodism in Wales, 1730–1850

    Methodism in Wales, 1730–1850 Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: © joan gravell / Alamy Updated content
    Intermediate level Duration 4 hours Updated 20 Feb 2018
    In this free course, Methodism in Wales, 1730–1850, you will learn about a...
  • The science of evolution

    This free course debates the issues surrounding the science of evolution and religion.

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    5 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    19 Feb 2018

  • The science of evolution

    The science of evolution Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission Updated content
    Introductory level Duration 5 hours Updated 19 Feb 2018
    This free course debates the issues surrounding the science of evolution and...
  • Analytical science: Secrets of the Mary Rose

    This free course, Analytical science: Secrets of the Mary Rose, teaches you about the analytical techniques that are used in the research and...

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    12 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

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    19 Feb 2018

  • Introduction to law in Wales

    This free course, Introduction to law in Wales, gives a brief overview of the legal history in Wales from the 12th century, followed by an overview...

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    8 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

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    19 Feb 2018

  • Introduction to law in Wales

    Introduction to law in Wales Updated content
    Intermediate level Duration 8 hours Updated 19 Feb 2018
    This free course, Introduction to law in Wales, gives a brief overview of the...
  • Leadership and followership

    This free course, Leadership and followership, will help you to explore what makes a good leader, recognise common leadership challenges, and...

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    24 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    15 Feb 2018

  • Leadership and followership

    Leadership and followership Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: adapted from © Kittisak_Tamaras/iStockPhoto.com and © Rawpixel Ltd/iStockPhoto.com Updated content
    Introductory level Duration 24 hours Updated 15 Feb 2018
    This free course, Leadership and followership, will help you to explore what makes...

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    Bachelor of Laws (Honours)

    Duration 3600 hours Updated 19 Feb 2018
    Studying law is stimulating in its own right, and it’s also a smart career move....

    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 19 Feb 2018
    How can we improve the lives of children and young people who are ‘in trouble’?...

    Graduate Diploma in Mathematics Education

    Graduate Diploma in Mathematics Education Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University/Karen Parker
    Duration 1200 hours Updated 19 Feb 2018
    You don't need a specialist mathematics background to be an effective maths...

    Certificate in Promoting Public Health

    Certificate in Promoting Public Health Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University/Karen Parker
    Duration 600 hours Updated 19 Feb 2018
    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 19 Feb 2018
    This pathway enables experienced practitioners with a Foundation Degree in Early...

    Professional Certificate in Accounting

    Professional Certificate in Accounting Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: 12019
    Duration 600 hours Updated 19 Feb 2018
    This Professional Certificate in Accounting is ideal if you want a route into the...

    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 19 Feb 2018
    If you’re interested in human biology, psychology and health, or you are thinking...

    Top-up Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)

    Top-up Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Dreamstime
    Duration 1200 hours Updated 19 Feb 2018
    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 19 Feb 2018
    In the twenty-first century technology dominates the way we live, work, socialise...
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