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OpenLearn Live: 13th July 2016

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OpenLearn Live: 13th July 2016 Creative commons image Victorddt under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 13 Jul 2016
The Therese whose name nearly echoed down musical history; a linguistic approach to Adele's swearing; and a guide to Prime Ministership. Free...

Camer-gone and Brexit: What should we expect next?

Camer-gone and Brexit: What should we expect next? Creative commons image Number10.gov.uk under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license
Updated 24 Jun 2016
Events are happening very quickly today - in the last hour David Cameron has announced his intention to step down as Prime Minister following the...

OpenLearn Live: 24th June 2016

OpenLearn Live: 24th June 2016 Creative commons image Kent Kanouse under Creative Commons BY-NC 4.0 license
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 24 Jun 2016
Businesses, experts and academics react to the Leave vote. Plus, an election where nobody turned out to vote. Free learning from across the...

OpenLearn Live: 7th April 2016

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OpenLearn Live: 7th April 2016 Creative commons image Kārlis Dambrāns under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 07 Apr 2016
The specs couldn't save Google's digital specs. Then more free learning across the day.

OpenLearn Live: 19th February 2016

OpenLearn Live: 19th February 2016 Creative commons image Bill Herndon under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 19 Feb 2016
A place where - perhaps - people lived 50,000 years ago; EU renegotiation and the life of Harper Lee. Free learning from across the day.

Reaction to the deal on UK EU renegotiation

Reaction to the deal on UK EU renegotiation Copyrighted image Copyright: Charlieaja | Dreamstime.com
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 02 Feb 2016
Today [February 2nd] the EU's Donald Tusk has published proposals for a new relationship between the UK and its EU partners. The LSE collated some...

What's the problem with the government's plans for our schools?

What's the problem with the government's plans for our schools? Creative commons image Number10.gov.uk under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 26 Jan 2016
A new report suggests that schools planning has become hard to make sense of. The OU's Jacqueline Baxter shares a personal view of the state...

Has Jeremy Corbyn changed Prime Ministers Questions for the better?

Has Jeremy Corbyn changed Prime Ministers Questions for the better? Creative commons image
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 18 Sep 2015
Days after winning the Labour leadership, Jeremy Corbyn was at the despatch box asking questions. How well did he do? Peter Lees gives his verdict.

Can you put a figure on the humanitarian crisis?

Can you put a figure on the humanitarian crisis? Creative commons image MrGarethM under CC-BY licence under Creative-Commons license
Duration 5 mins Updated 08 Sep 2015
Although the Prime Minister is attempting to deal with the current crisis by numbers, Renos Papadopoulos believes that the first challenge might be...

Goal-setting for a better world: Millennium Development Goals and Post-2015 Development Agenda

Goal-setting for a better world: Millennium Development Goals and Post-2015 Development Agenda Creative commons image DFID under CC-BY licence under Creative-Commons license
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 12 Aug 2015
The 2000 Millennium Goals set targets, aspiring to make the world a better place. As we reach the end of the year by which they were to be achieved...