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  • The Music of Time Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC

    The Music of Time

    How does music gain the meaning different societies give it?

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    Radio Programme

    Updated on:

    01 Aug 2017

  • The Music of Time

    The Music of Time Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC
    Updated 01 Aug 2017
    How does music gain the meaning different societies give it?
  • What can emoji teach us about human civilization?

    By Dr Philip Seargeant

    Is emoji another example of the dumbing-down of our language and culture or is there a more educational purpose to...

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    Article

    15 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    18 Jul 2017

  • What can emoji teach us about human civilization?

    Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 18 Jul 2017
    Is emoji another example of the dumbing-down of our language and culture or is there a more educational purpose to the little pictures used to communicate?
  • Environment and Sustainable Development - Student Hub Live's Brexit Special Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University, Standard Youtube Licence
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    25 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    29 Jun 2017

  • Environment and Sustainable Development - Student Hub Live's Brexit Special

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    Environment and Sustainable Development - Student Hub Live's Brexit Special Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University, Standard Youtube Licence
    Introductory level Duration 25 mins Updated 29 Jun 2017
    The third Brexit Special video by Student Hub Live.
  • Brexit’s impact on the nations of the UK - Student Hub Live's Brexit Special Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University, Standard Youtube Licence
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    30 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    29 Jun 2017

  • Brexit’s impact on the nations of the UK - Student Hub Live's Brexit Special

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    Brexit’s impact on the nations of the UK - Student Hub Live's Brexit Special Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University, Standard Youtube Licence
    Introductory level Duration 30 mins Updated 29 Jun 2017
    The second Brexit Special video from Student Hub Live.
  • Hafan: What do you know about Welsh language and culture? Creative commons image Icon Sequence under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license

    Hafan: What do you know about Welsh language and culture?

    By Dr Hugh Mackay

    The future of Wales is as exciting as its past. Take our challenge, listen to stories from the locals and get to...

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    Activity

    15 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    31 Jan 2017

  • Hafan: What do you know about Welsh language and culture?

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    Hafan: What do you know about Welsh language and culture? Creative commons image Icon Sequence under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 31 Jan 2017
    The future of Wales is as exciting as its past. Take our challenge, listen to stories from the locals and get to grips with Welsh culture and language.
  • Reeta Chakrabarti on language and culture Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Richard Gardner/REX/Shutterstock

    Reeta Chakrabarti on language and culture

    By Reeta Chakrabarti

    Schools in Birmingham and Kolkata; time as a student in Oxford and France - growing up, Reeta Chakrabarti was exposed...

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    Audio

    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    09 Jun 2016

  • Reeta Chakrabarti on language and culture

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    Reeta Chakrabarti on language and culture Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Richard Gardner/REX/Shutterstock
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 09 Jun 2016
    Schools in Birmingham and Kolkata; time as a student in Oxford and France - growing up, Reeta Chakrabarti was exposed to a lot of cultures and languages. In...
  • Language variety all but disappears from the Eurovision song contest Creative commons image Icon The Open University under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license

    Language variety all but disappears from the Eurovision song contest

    By Fernando Rosell-Aguilar

    Why has the English language dominated the Eurovision Song Contest once more? Fernando Rosell-Aguilar explores what...

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    Article

    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    13 May 2016

  • Language variety all but disappears from the Eurovision song contest

    Language variety all but disappears from the Eurovision song contest Creative commons image Icon The Open University under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 13 May 2016
    Why has the English language dominated the Eurovision Song Contest once more? Fernando Rosell-Aguilar explores what the competition holds this year.
  • Change in the West of Ireland Creative commons image Icon Jenny Meegan under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license

    Change in the West of Ireland

    By Dr Pat Jess, Dr Ruth McManus, Dr Jenny Meegan, Dr Philip O'Sullivan

    Introducing a collection of articles asking 'How can unique and distinctive regions, like the West of...

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    Article

    Updated on:

    08 Apr 2016

  • Change in the West of Ireland

    Change in the West of Ireland Creative commons image Icon Jenny Meegan under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license
    Updated 08 Apr 2016
    Introducing a collection of articles asking 'How can unique and distinctive regions, like the West of Ireland, retain the qualities that make them...
  • A new layer: Culture, the Irish language and identity in 2015 Creative commons image Icon Jenny Meegan under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license

    A new layer: Culture, the Irish language and identity in 2015

    By Dr Pat Jess, Dr Ruth McManus, Dr Jenny Meegan, Dr Philip O'Sullivan

    We revisit the Glencolmcille folk village in 2015 to see whether the dilemma of development and the local language...

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    Video

    Updated on:

    05 Apr 2016

  • A new layer: Culture, the Irish language and identity in 2015

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    A new layer: Culture, the Irish language and identity in 2015 Creative commons image Icon Jenny Meegan under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license
    Updated 05 Apr 2016
    We revisit the Glencolmcille folk village in 2015 to see whether the dilemma of development and the local language and culture has been resolved.
  • The dilemma of tourism and the Irish language, 1983 Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Open University

    The dilemma of tourism and the Irish language, 1983

    By Dr Pat Jess, Dr Jenny Meegan, Dr Ruth McManus, Dr Philip O'Sullivan

    Father James McDyer discusses the dilemma of the Glencolmcille holiday village between development, language and...

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    Video

    Updated on:

    05 Apr 2016

  • The dilemma of tourism and the Irish language, 1983

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    The dilemma of tourism and the Irish language, 1983 Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Open University
    Updated 05 Apr 2016
    Father James McDyer discusses the dilemma of the Glencolmcille holiday village between development, language and culture and the threat of depopulation. ...

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  • Leadership: external context and culture

    Through studying this free course, Leadership: external context and culture, you will develop your understanding of the impact of external context...

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    Free course

    6 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

    Updated on:

    08 Dec 2016

  • Leadership: external context and culture

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    Leadership: external context and culture Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: © Robert Kneschke/Shutterstock.com
    Advanced level Duration 6 hours Updated 08 Dec 2016
    Through studying this free course, Leadership: external context and culture, you...
  • The Birth of Comedy

    Take the topical satire of Have I Got News For You and mix thoroughly with the adolescent humour of The Inbetweeners, add in a healthy dose of Monty Python...

    By The iTunes U team, The iTunes U team

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    Audio

    1 hour 15 mins

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    15 Aug 2013

  • The Birth of Comedy

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    The Birth of Comedy Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University
    Intermediate level Duration 1 hour 15 mins Updated 15 Aug 2013
    Take the topical satire of Have I Got News For You and mix thoroughly with the...
  • International Management

    How should you address the President of a French Company? Should you reward workers in Turkey by giving them envelopes full of money? Why are so many good...

    By The iTunes U team

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    Audio

    45 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    24 May 2012

  • International Management

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    International Management Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University 2012
    Introductory level Duration 45 mins Updated 24 May 2012
    How should you address the President of a French Company? Should you reward...
  • Wales: Culture and identity

    Wales is a vibrant nation with its own language, musical heritage and strong cultural identity. Central to this identity and a source of national pride, is...

    By The iTunes U team

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    Audio

    1 hour 15 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    29 Mar 2011

  • Wales: Culture and identity

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    Wales: Culture and identity Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University 2011
    Introductory level Duration 1 hour 15 mins Updated 29 Mar 2011
    Wales is a vibrant nation with its own language, musical heritage and strong...

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    Certificate of Higher Education in Humanities

    Course Course
    Certificate of Higher Education in Humanities Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Dreamstime
    Duration 1200 hours Updated 14 Aug 2017
    Why study the arts? Apart from sheer enjoyment, these subjects give you an...

    Diploma of Higher Education in Humanities

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    Diploma of Higher Education in Humanities Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Dreamstime
    Duration 2400 hours Updated 14 Aug 2017
    The Diploma of Higher Education in Humanities will help you refine your skills of...

    BA (Honours) Humanities

    Course Course
    BA (Honours) Humanities
    Duration 3600 hours Updated 14 Aug 2017
    This degree in humanities offers a broad-based grounding in the study and...

    Beginners' Chinese

    Course Course
    Introductory level Duration 300 hours Updated 14 Aug 2017 Register by 14 Sep 2017
    ???D? y? b?: beginners' Chinesewill give you the skills you need to speak and...

    Variationen: advanced German

    Course Course
    Advanced level Duration 600 hours Updated 14 Aug 2017 Register by 14 Sep 2017
    This module follows on fromMotive: upper intermediate German(L203). It continues...

    Mises au point: advanced French

    Course Course
    Advanced level Duration 600 hours Updated 14 Aug 2017 Register by 14 Sep 2017
    This module follows on fromEnvol: upper intermediate French(L211). It continues to...

    Reading classical Greek: language and literature

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    Intermediate level Duration 600 hours Updated 14 Aug 2017 Register by 14 Sep 2017
    This module combines an introduction to classical Greek language with the study of...

    Early modern Europe: society and culture c.1500-1780

    Course Course
    Intermediate level Duration 600 hours Updated 14 Aug 2017 Register by 14 Sep 2017
    The early modern period from 1500 to 1780 is one of the most engaging periods for...

    Making a difference: working with children and young people

    Course Course
    Intermediate level Duration 600 hours Updated 14 Aug 2017 Register by 14 Sep 2017
    The wellbeing of children and young people is a concern to all, but what do we...

    Art and its global histories

    Course Course
    Advanced level Duration 600 hours Updated 14 Aug 2017 Register by 14 Sep 2017
    This module presents a new history of art, starting with the Renaissance, when...
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