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  • Addicted Parents Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Becky Potts - Lambent Productions

    Addicted Parents

    ...Last Chance to Keep My Children. The story of the only family rehab in the UK.

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    ...Last Chance to Keep My Children. The story of the only family rehab in the UK.
  • Timeline: LGBTQI+ History

    By Dr Julia Downes, Dr Avi Boukli, Sue Hemmings, Gabi Kent

    Explore some key moments in LGBTQI+ history with our timeline. 

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    Explore some key moments in LGBTQI+ history with our timeline. 
  • Britain's Great War: At the eleventh hour - guide & clips Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC/Dave Williams

    Britain's Great War: At the eleventh hour - guide & clips

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    Jeremy Paxman concludes the series by describing how the country came to the very brink of defeat.

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    Jeremy Paxman concludes the series by describing how the country came to the very brink of defeat.
  • Britain's Great War: The darkest hour - guide & clips Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC/Dave Williams

    Britain's Great War: The darkest hour - guide & clips

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    How Germany's attempts to starve Britain into submission edged the nation close to defeat.

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  • Britain's Great War: The darkest hour - guide & clips

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    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 22 Jul 2017
    How Germany's attempts to starve Britain into submission edged the nation close to defeat.
  • Britain's Great War: The war machine - guide & clips Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC/Dave Williams

    Britain's Great War: The war machine - guide & clips

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    In the second episode, the whole population is enlisted to turn an unprepared Britain into a war machine.

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  • Britain's Great War: The war machine - guide & clips

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    In the second episode, the whole population is enlisted to turn an unprepared Britain into a war machine.
  • Britain's Great War: War comes to Britain - guide & clips Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC / Dave Williams

    Britain's Great War: War comes to Britain - guide & clips

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    Jeremy Paxman traces the story of the dramatic early stages of the First World War.

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  • Britain's Great War: War comes to Britain - guide & clips

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    Jeremy Paxman traces the story of the dramatic early stages of the First World War.
  • A trip to Brighton Creative commons image Icon Fenners1984 under CC-BY-NC-ND licence under Creative-Commons license

    A trip to Brighton

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    Fancy a quick trip to Little London By The Sea?

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  • A trip to Brighton

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    Fancy a quick trip to Little London By The Sea?
  • What do you think about OpenLearn? Take the survey Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Thinglass | Dreamstime.com

    What do you think about OpenLearn? Take the survey

    The OU is conducting a survey investigating how people use our free content. The aim is to provide a better free...

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  • What do you think about OpenLearn? Take the survey

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    The OU is conducting a survey investigating how people use our free content. The aim is to provide a better free learning experience for everyone. We would...
  • Happy Birthday Harry Potter! Creative commons image Icon Sas Amoah under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license

    Happy Birthday Harry Potter!

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    July 31st is the birthday of the boy who lived (and coincidentally Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling). To celebrate,...

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  • Happy Birthday Harry Potter!

    Happy Birthday Harry Potter! Creative commons image Icon Sas Amoah under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license Updated content
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    July 31st is the birthday of the boy who lived (and coincidentally Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling). To celebrate, we're going potty about Potter with our...
  • Britain's Great War Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC / Dave Williams

    Britain's Great War

    Jeremy Paxman tells how Britain was transformed by the First World War.

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    Jeremy Paxman tells how Britain was transformed by the First World War.

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  • Judges and the law

    How do judges make law? This free course, Judges and the law, will examine how the common law system works, the differences between 'civil code'...

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    How do judges make law? This free course, Judges and the law, will examine how the...
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    Themes covered in this free course, Energy in buildings, include reducing heating demand in buildings, heating systems and fuel emissions, and...

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    Themes covered in this free course, Energy in buildings, include reducing heating...
  • 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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    This free course, Exploring sport coaching and psychology, investigates how...
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    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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    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 10 Jul 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 10 Jul 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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    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 10 Jul 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 10 Jul 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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    This course enables you to top up your knowledge and skills to honours degree...

    Certificate of Higher Education in Health Sciences

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    Certificate of Higher Education in Health Sciences
    Duration 1200 hours Updated 10 Jul 2017
    If you’re interested in human biology, psychology and health, or you are thinking...

    Certificate of Higher Education in Computing and IT

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    Duration 1200 hours Updated 10 Jul 2017
    In the twenty-first century technology dominates the way we live, work, socialise...
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