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Stonehenge before the First World War

Stonehenge before the First World War Creative commons image Xiana VB under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license New content
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 23 Jun 2016
In this extract from Afoot In England, the naturalist and author William Henry Hudson despairs of a site already being turned into a tourist...

How the stove changed the kitchen

How the stove changed the kitchen Creative commons image The Open University under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 21 Apr 2016
The introduction of the gas stove more than a hundred years ago completely changed the way we use the kitchen—and the rest of our homes.

Armistice Day

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Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 11 Nov 2015
The armistice which marked the end of the First World War took effect at 11am on 11th November 1918. For Remembrance Day, here's a...

OpenLearn Live: 6th November 2015

OpenLearn Live: 6th November 2015 Creative commons image Tagishsimon under
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 06 Nov 2015
The dog whose death led to a libel trial - and riots; tshirt ethics; whale suicides. Then more free learning through the day.

OpenLearn Live: 3rd November 2015

OpenLearn Live: 3rd November 2015 Copyright free image Copyright free: Hungarian Post Office
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 03 Nov 2015
The dog who didn't return from space; then more free learning across the day.

OpenLearn Live: 7th October 2015

OpenLearn Live: 7th October 2015 Copyrighted image Copyright: defenceimagery.mod.uk under open government licence
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 05 Oct 2015
The small town with links to the army, navy and airforce - then more free learning through the day.

OpenLearn Live: 21st September 2015

OpenLearn Live: 21st September 2015 Creative commons image Ghirlandajo under CC-BY-SA licence under Creative-Commons license
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 21 Sep 2015
A state that vanished before dawn; the value of expensive trainers; public fruit trees - and then more free learning across the day.

Thirty-five winters of discontent

Thirty-five winters of discontent Creative commons image Highways Agency under CC-BY licence under Creative-Commons license
Updated 28 Jan 2015
Since the original 1978/79 Winter Of Discontent, any setback at any time between late summer and Easter has been garlanded with the same grim title.

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

OU on the BBC: Timewatch - Last Day of World War One - ARCHIVED Copyrighted image Copyright: 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 Copyright: BBC
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 03 Nov 2014
How did the fall of the Berlin Wall come about?