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OU on the BBC: Timewatch - Last Day of World War One

OU on the BBC: Timewatch - Last Day of World War One Copyrighted image Credit: BBC
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 07 Nov 2014
Michael Palin joins the Timewatch team to discover why troops were still dying after the peace had been signed.

The Great Fall: How it happened

The Great Fall: How it happened Copyrighted image Credit: BBC
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 03 Nov 2014
How did the fall of the Berlin Wall come about? 

The Great Fall: Teacher experience

The Great Fall: Teacher experience Creative commons image Credit: VivaoPictures via Flickr
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 03 Nov 2014
The Open University's Associate Dean in the Faculty of Education and Language Studies shares his experiences as a teacher during the Fall of the...

20th Century Asian Britain in photographs

20th Century Asian Britain in photographs Copyrighted image Credit: by permission of The Westbourne Press
Updated 21 Feb 2014
Fascinating and rare stories of Asians’ contribution to British society are brought to life in a series of rarely seen photographs collated by The...

20th century authors: making the connections

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20th century authors: making the connections
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 20 Aug 2013
Which writers were fast friends - and who had book-throwing beefs? Unpick the cliques and clans of 20th century literature

In Their Own Words: British Novelists - free booklet

In Their Own Words: British Novelists - free booklet Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 20 Aug 2013
BBC Four opens the archive as authors discuss their works - in their own words. Order your free guide.  

20th century composers: making the connections

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20th century composers: making the connections Creative commons image Credit: The Open University
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 28 Jan 2013
Explore the world of 20th century classical and avant-garde music through the composers and the fascinating connections that exist between them.

The Rest Is Noise

The Rest Is Noise Copyrighted image Credit: Southbank Centre
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 15 Jan 2013
The soundtrack of the 20th Century—a year-long series of concerts and events in association with the Southbank Centre and the BBC.

A timeline of symphonies from 1900-1945

A timeline of symphonies from 1900-1945 Creative commons image Credit: an unsung Symphony / Jithin Radhakrishnan / CC BY-NC-ND 2.0
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 17 Nov 2011
A timeline of the major symphonic works produced in the first half of the 20th Century