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  • Do fictional characters shift perceptions of transgender people? Creative commons image Icon Disney ABC Television Group under Creative Commons BY-ND 4.0 license
    Video

    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    09 Aug 2017

  • Do fictional characters shift perceptions of transgender people?

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    Do fictional characters shift perceptions of transgender people? Creative commons image Icon Disney ABC Television Group under Creative Commons BY-ND 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 09 Aug 2017
    New research in America suggests that characters like Laverne Cox's Sophia Burset in Orange Is The New Black may have more impact on how society reacts to...
  • Happy Birthday Harry Potter! Creative commons image Icon Sas Amoah under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license

    Happy Birthday Harry Potter!

    By The OpenLearn team

    July 31st is the birthday of the boy who lived (and coincidentally Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling). To celebrate,...

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    Article

    20 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    20 Jul 2017

  • Happy Birthday Harry Potter!

    Happy Birthday Harry Potter! Creative commons image Icon Sas Amoah under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 20 mins Updated 20 Jul 2017
    July 31st is the birthday of the boy who lived (and coincidentally Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling). To celebrate, we're going potty about Potter with our...
  • The String Quartet Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Blair Pittman / Environmental Protection Agency

    The String Quartet

    By Virginia Woolf

    Meeting again after seven years... This short story by Virginia Woolf was originally published in 1921 as part of the...

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    Article

    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    18 Jul 2017

  • The String Quartet

    The String Quartet Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Blair Pittman / Environmental Protection Agency
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 18 Jul 2017
    Meeting again after seven years... This short story by Virginia Woolf was originally published in 1921 as part of the Monday or Tuesday collection.
  • At home with ghosts and werewolves Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University
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    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    01 Mar 2017

  • At home with ghosts and werewolves

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    At home with ghosts and werewolves Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 01 Mar 2017
    Toby Litt explains his approach to chronicling his non-realistic worlds.
  • 25th International Radio Playwriting Competition Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC

    25th International Radio Playwriting Competition

    The only global competition for radio playwrights. Find out more about 2015-16's event and explore drama and...

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    Article

    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    18 Jan 2017

  • 25th International Radio Playwriting Competition

    25th International Radio Playwriting Competition Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 18 Jan 2017
    The only global competition for radio playwrights. Find out more about 2015-16's event and explore drama and dramatists with OpenLearn.
  • How Elvish has had greater impact than Esperanto Creative commons image Icon Daniele Prati under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license

    How Elvish has had greater impact than Esperanto

    By Dr Philip Seargeant

    Why has Tolkien's fantasy language had a greater impact than those who attempted to engineer a universal language?

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    Article

    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    13 Jan 2017

  • How Elvish has had greater impact than Esperanto

    How Elvish has had greater impact than Esperanto Creative commons image Icon Daniele Prati under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 13 Jan 2017
    Why has Tolkien's fantasy language had a greater impact than those who attempted to engineer a universal language?
  • Quiz: Create your perfect whodunit Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: © Philcold | Dreamstime.com - Crime Novel

    Quiz: Create your perfect whodunit

    By Nicky Harlow

    Could you give Miss Marple or Poirot a run for their money? Answer our quiz questions to find out your perfect...

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    Activity

    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    11 Oct 2016

  • Quiz: Create your perfect whodunit

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    Quiz: Create your perfect whodunit Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: © Philcold | Dreamstime.com - Crime Novel
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 11 Oct 2016
    Could you give Miss Marple or Poirot a run for their money? Answer our quiz questions to find out your perfect whodunit plot and which crime fiction writer...
  • Quiz: Create your perfect spy Creative commons image Icon © Sarah Hipwell | Dreamstime.com - Spy Agent under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license

    Quiz: Create your perfect spy

    By Nicky Harlow

    Think you could be the next John Le Carre or Ian Fleming? Take our quick quiz to determine the characteristics of...

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    Activity

    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    11 Oct 2016

  • Quiz: Create your perfect spy

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    Quiz: Create your perfect spy Creative commons image Icon © Sarah Hipwell | Dreamstime.com - Spy Agent under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 11 Oct 2016
    Think you could be the next John Le Carre or Ian Fleming? Take our quick quiz to determine the characteristics of your perfect spy. 
  • Quiz: Create your perfect fantasy world Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: © Unholyvault | Dreamstime.com - Fantasy landscape with a castle

    Quiz: Create your perfect fantasy world

    By Nicky Harlow

    Inspired by the likes of J K Rowling or are you totally bewitched by witches and mythical creatures? Take this speedy...

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    Activity

    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    11 Oct 2016

  • Quiz: Create your perfect fantasy world

    Featuring: Activity Activity
    Quiz: Create your perfect fantasy world Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: © Unholyvault | Dreamstime.com - Fantasy landscape with a castle
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 11 Oct 2016
    Inspired by the likes of J K Rowling or are you totally bewitched by witches and mythical creatures? Take this speedy quiz to find out what your perfect...
  • OpenLearn Live: 21st July 2016

    By The OpenLearn team

    The author who, choosing between her art and her husband, went for art; when Thatcher visited Poland. Then more free...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    21 Jul 2016

  • OpenLearn Live: 21st July 2016

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    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 21 Jul 2016
    The author who, choosing between her art and her husband, went for art; when Thatcher visited Poland. Then more free learning through the day.

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  • Start writing fiction

    Have you always wanted to write, but never quite had the courage to start? This free course, Start writing fiction, will give you an insight into...

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    Free course

    12 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    24 Apr 2017

  • Start writing fiction

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    Start writing fiction Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
    Introductory level Duration 12 hours Updated 24 Apr 2017
    Have you always wanted to write, but never quite had the courage to start? This...
  • Approaching prose fiction

    Do you want to get more out of your reading? This free course, Approaching prose fiction, is designed to develop the analytical skills you need for...

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    Free course

    20 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    05 Feb 2016

  • Approaching prose fiction

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    Approaching prose fiction Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
    Intermediate level Duration 20 hours Updated 05 Feb 2016
    Do you want to get more out of your reading? This free course, Approaching prose...

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    BA (Honours) English Literature

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    BA (Honours) English Literature Creative commons image Icon
    Duration 3600 hours Updated 16 Oct 2017
    English literature is a broad and accessible subject that is important in its own...

    MA Creative Writing part 1

    Course Course
    Advanced level Duration 600 hours Updated 16 Oct 2017 Register by 20 Sep 2018
    Building on skills learned at undergraduate level or as a practising writer, this...

    MA Creative Writing part 2

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    Advanced level Duration 1200 hours Updated 16 Oct 2017 Register by 20 Sep 2018
    This module is the second part of the MA in Creative Writing. You will build on...
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