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  • Project Fear: Order your free graphic novel Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Simon Bell, Charles Cutting & The Open University

    Project Fear: Order your free graphic novel

    By Professor Simon Bell

    An uncertain world. Can systems thinking free us from fear? Simon Bell & Charles Cutting's graphic novel asks the...

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    An uncertain world. Can systems thinking free us from fear? Simon Bell & Charles Cutting's graphic novel asks the question.
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    How can you exercise safely in the heat?

    By Hannah Moir, Chris Howe

    We've just seen a week in which temperatures in parts of the UK nudged 35 degrees Centigrade. Do you have to...

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  • How can you exercise safely in the heat?

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    We've just seen a week in which temperatures in parts of the UK nudged 35 degrees Centigrade. Do you have to abandon your keep-fit routines when the...
  • What did Voltaire think about Buddhism? Creative commons image Icon Manchester Art Gallery / Art UK under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license

    What did Voltaire think about Buddhism?

    By Donald S. Lopez Jr.

    Donald S. Lopez, Jr. looks at Voltaire’s early reflections on Buddhism and how, in his desire to separate the Buddha...

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  • What did Voltaire think about Buddhism?

    What did Voltaire think about Buddhism? Creative commons image Icon Manchester Art Gallery / Art UK under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license New content
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 26 Jun 2017
    Donald S. Lopez, Jr. looks at Voltaire’s early reflections on Buddhism and how, in his desire to separate the Buddha’s teachings from the trappings of...
  • Order your free 'The Big C' booklet Creative commons image Icon The Open University under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license

    Order your free 'The Big C' booklet

    By Professor Jan Draper, Dr Mathijs Lucassen

    How can we make a difference to people living with cancer? Order your free booklet 'The Big C', as part of our co...

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  • Order your free 'The Big C' booklet

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    How can we make a difference to people living with cancer? Order your free booklet 'The Big C', as part of our co-production 'The Big C & Me'.
  • 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
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    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?

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

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

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    This free course offers an introduction to factors that are important in creativity and innovation at work. It addresses different ideas about the...

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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...
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    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, 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, 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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    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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    Following on from the advances made in diagnosing disorders using genetic testing,...

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    Bachelor of Laws (Honours)

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    Duration 3600 hours Updated 26 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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    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 26 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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    Certificate in Promoting Public Health Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University/Karen Parker
    Duration 600 hours Updated 26 Jun 2017
    Public health is everyone’s business and the contribution of local authorities,...

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    Professional Certificate in Accounting

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