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How are life-chances of children at risk in the UK?

How are life-chances of children at risk in the UK? Creative commons image Credit: Catherine Pain
Updated 15 Sep 2014
Five out of 1,000 children in the UK will not live until their fifth birthday, reports Dick Skellington.

The Rise and Fall of the Slave Trade

The Rise and Fall of the Slave Trade Copyrighted image Credit: BBC
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 25 Feb 2014
Dr Will Hardy examines Britain's role in the Atlantic slave trade.

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

OU on the BBC: The Brits Who Built The Modern World Copyrighted image Credit: 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.

OU on the BBC: Seven Ages Of Britain

OU on the BBC: Seven Ages Of Britain Copyrighted image Credit: BBC
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 06 Sep 2013
David Dimbleby journeys through the nation’s past, from Iron Age pre-history to the present day. This is a history of British society told not...

Icons of Wales: Who's the missing icon?

Icons of Wales: Who's the missing icon? Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University
Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 01 Oct 2012
Which Welsh icon is missing from the Icons of Wales booklet? See suggestions from our panel and vote for your missing icon

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Regina Jonas: the first female rabbi

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Regina Jonas: the first female rabbi Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University
Advanced level Duration 35 mins Updated 27 Feb 2013
Regina Jonas (1902-1944), who is now widely recognised as the world’s first female rabbi, was ordained in Nazi Germany in 1935. However, for many...

Late nineteenth-century Britain and America: The people and the empire

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Late nineteenth-century Britain and America: The people and the empire Copyrighted image Credit: Used with permission
Advanced level Duration 4 hours Updated 24 Jun 2011
In this unit we shall look more closely at the evidence available to assess the truth of this argument. Were the working people, as opposed to the...

Coping with Depression

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Coping with Depression Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University 2010
Intermediate level Duration 40 mins Updated 11 Oct 2010
“You just want to step out of it, to step out of the whole race, the whole business. The monstrosity of life overwhelms you.” Following a nervous...

Innovation: The Environment

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Innovation: The Environment Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University 2010
Advanced level Duration 30 mins Updated 11 Aug 2010
With global warming and climate change increasing, what can we do to tackle this problem? This album explores the economics of lowering carbon...

Introduction to sport, fitness and management

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Introduction to sport, fitness and management Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University 2008
Introductory level Duration 1 hour Updated 13 Apr 2010
This series of tracks looks at Health and Fitness centres and how they are run as well as providing an insight into the training of future elite...

Mental Health: Lennox Castle

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Mental Health: Lennox Castle Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University 2009
Introductory level Duration 2 hours 15 mins Updated 13 Apr 2010
What was it like living and working in the largest mental deficiency hospital in Britain? And what changes led to its relatively recent closure?...

Carnival and the performance of heritage

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Carnival and the performance of heritage Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University 2009
Intermediate level Duration 1 hour 60 mins Updated 15 Jul 2009
There's a lot more to Notting Hill Carnival than a great street party. This album gives you a true insider guide, by some of the people who have...

Earth's physical resources: renewable energy

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Earth's physical resources: renewable energy Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University 2009
Introductory level Duration 45 mins Updated 23 Jun 2009
As the world responds to climate change, we explore whether sustainable energy can satisfy our need for endless economic growth, without radical...

Mapping Britain

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Mapping Britain Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University 2009
Introductory level Duration 55 mins Updated 11 Mar 2009
Maps are an intrinsic feature of the modern world - they hold both intellectual and aesthetic qualities. But how and why were the first maps...