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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.

OU on the BBC: The Brits Who Built The Modern World

OU on the BBC: The Brits Who Built The Modern World Copyrighted image Copyright: Nathan Kendall/OFTV
Updated 03 Feb 2014
Join us for the series that tells the story of how an exceptional generation of British architects conquered the globe with their high-tech vision.

Building Stories

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Building Stories Creative commons image The Open University under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license
Updated 19 Nov 2013
Meet the architects and explore the stories behind some of Britain's most iconic buildings.

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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: Dreamstime
Advanced level Duration 600 hours Updated 22 Jul 2016 Register by 08 Sep 2016
Explore Greek and Roman myth through detailed study of individual works of literature, art and architecture combined with an examination of context...