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Park Hill Estate

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Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 18 Aug 2016
Park Hill achieved the dream of streets in the sky - just as the dream was souring.

OpenLearn Live: 12th August 2016

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OpenLearn Live: 12th August 2016 Creative commons image Caio Costa Ribeiro under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 12 Aug 2016
Rio looks to tomorrow; Canada tries to save its desert. Free learning from across the day.

OpenLearn Live: 5th August 2016

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OpenLearn Live: 5th August 2016 Creative commons image Antoine Taveneaux under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 05 Aug 2016
The building that set the tone for Las Vegas. Then more free learning across the day.

Design for urban living: how we live and how we might live

Design for urban living: how we live and how we might live Creative commons image The Open University under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 24 Mar 2016
In the UK there is a rush to build more homes. Is there a different way of making the houses we want to live in, that suits the ways we...

At Home in Britain

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Updated 18 Mar 2016
Details of a new exhibition called At Home in Britain: Designing the House of Tomorrow, and links to articles, podcasts and courses about homes.

OpenLearn Live: 18th March 2016

OpenLearn Live: 18th March 2016 Creative commons image Joethelibrarian under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 18 Mar 2016
Man against horse, and how nanotechnology might help prevent AIDs. Free learning from across the day.

OpenLearn Live: 11th December 2015

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OpenLearn Live: 11th December 2015 Copyright free image Copyright free: Patrice Audet
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 11 Dec 2015
The man who shaped Barcelona - lovely, sweeping shapes; why dark matter isn't so weird; and a polar bear gets a check-up. Then more free...

OpenLearn Live: 7th December 2015

OpenLearn Live: 7th December 2015 Creative commons image Mdeman under CC-BY-SA licence under Creative-Commons license
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 07 Dec 2015
The Arc De Triomf is our gateway to a week focusing on Barcelona. Then more free learning across the day.

OU on the BBC: Free Thinking: RIBA

OU on the BBC: Free Thinking: RIBA Copyrighted image Copyright: BBC
Updated 05 Mar 2014
In this one-off programme recorded in association with The Open University, Free Thinking takes a look at The Brits Who Built the Modern World.

Blockholm

Blockholm Copyrighted image Copyright: Blockholm
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 24 Feb 2014
A new Stockholm in Minecraft.

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Dutch painting of the Golden Age

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Dutch painting of the Golden Age Copyrighted image Copyright: © Wallace Collection/The Bridgeman Art Library Updated content
Intermediate level Duration 4 hours Updated 05 Dec 2016
Seventeenth-century Dutch painting stands out from other art of the same period and even more so from that of previous centuries on account of its...

Art and visual culture: Medieval to modern

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Art and visual culture: Medieval to modern
Intermediate level Duration 10 hours Updated 06 Jan 2016
What is art? What is visual culture? How have they changed through history? This free course, Art and visual culture: Medieval to modern, explores...

Brighton Pavilion

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Intermediate level Duration 16 hours Updated 11 Mar 2014
In this free course, Brighton Pavilion, we examine the Royal Pavilion at Brighton, and its relationship to nineteenth-century Romanticism and...

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Myth in the Greek and Roman worlds

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Myth in the Greek and Roman worlds Copyrighted image Copyright: The Open University/Karen Parker
Advanced level Duration 600 hours Updated 08 Dec 2016 Register by 14 Sep 2017
Explore Greek and Roman myth through detailed study of individual works of literature, art and architecture combined with an examination of context...