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OpenLearn Live: 10th November 2016

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OpenLearn Live: 10th November 2016 Copyright free image Copyright free: Harris & Ewing - Library of Congress
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 10 Nov 2016
Meet the 20th Century's worst president, and why linguistics can add value to your brand. Learning from across the day.

The Secret History of Our Streets - London

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The Secret History of Our Streets - London Copyrighted image Copyright: Map used with thanks to the LSE
Updated 08 Nov 2016
Six streets - apparently unremarkable, but each one with a lot to tell us about how life and London has changed in 150 years.

Researching Nirvana: Whatever, Nevermind

Researching Nirvana: Whatever, Nevermind Creative commons image Dino Gravato under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license
Updated 01 Nov 2016
Nirvana's album Nevermind - and the subsequent suicide of Kurt Cobain - has turned a grunge statement into a cash machine. Can research tell us how?

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
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

Armistice Day Copyrighted image Copyright: Luckynick | Dreamstime.com
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.