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  • Ever Wondered About... Eggs?

    By The OpenLearn team

    Get cracking with expanding your knowledge on eggs with our egg-cellent facts.

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    12 Oct 2016

  • Ever Wondered About... Eggs?

    Ever Wondered About... Eggs? Copyrighted image Icon Copyrighted image Copyright: Production team
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 12 Oct 2016
    Get cracking with expanding your knowledge on eggs with our egg-cellent facts.
  • What happened to Rio 2016's leftover food?

    By David Leveille

    Gourmet chefs fed the athletes of the Olympic Games. Then, they fed the poor.

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    23 Aug 2016

  • What happened to Rio 2016's leftover food?

    What happened to Rio 2016's leftover food? Creative commons image Icon Creative commons image Indra Galbo under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 23 Aug 2016
    Gourmet chefs fed the athletes of the Olympic Games. Then, they fed the poor.
  • Why could phosphorus depletion leave us all hungry?

    By Michelle Dobrovolny

    Easily accesible phosphorus rock sources are starting to run out. As the mines empty, food production could be hit....

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    25 Jul 2016

  • Why could phosphorus depletion leave us all hungry?

    Why could phosphorus depletion leave us all hungry? Creative commons image Icon Creative commons image Dennis Jarvis under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 25 Jul 2016
    Easily accesible phosphorus rock sources are starting to run out. As the mines empty, food production could be hit. Should access to the rock become a basic...
  • The politics of food introduction

    By Dr Geoff Andrews, Julian Temperley

    The apple has become a contested political symbol of rural Britain versus the need to keep up with mass markets, and...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    05 Apr 2016

  • The politics of food introduction

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    The politics of food introduction Copyrighted image Icon Copyrighted image Copyright: The Open University
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 05 Apr 2016
    The apple has become a contested political symbol of rural Britain versus the need to keep up with mass markets, and as the policing of pleasure increases,...
  • Ever Wondered About... Berries?

    By Paul Merrett, Professor David Shuker

    Paul Merrett and David Shuker discuss the science and significance of berries.

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    15 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    17 Feb 2016

  • Ever Wondered About... Berries?

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    Ever Wondered About... Berries? Creative commons image Icon Creative commons image Steph L under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 17 Feb 2016
    Paul Merrett and David Shuker discuss the science and significance of berries.
  • Ever Wondered About... Fish?

    By Professor David Shuker, Paul Merrett

    Chef Paul Merrett and scientist David Shuker explore the science of fish - and why some advisors want us to eat more,...

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    15 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    17 Feb 2016

  • Ever Wondered About... Fish?

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    Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 17 Feb 2016
    Chef Paul Merrett and scientist David Shuker explore the science of fish - and why some advisors want us to eat more, but others want us to lay off.
  • Ever Wondered About... Sugar?

    By Paul Merrett, Professor David Shuker

    It might help the medicine go down - indeed, in the most delightful way - but that's only one of the amazing...

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    15 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    17 Feb 2016

  • Ever Wondered About... Sugar?

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    Ever Wondered About... Sugar? Creative commons image Icon Creative commons image Com Salud under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 17 Feb 2016
    It might help the medicine go down - indeed, in the most delightful way - but that's only one of the amazing qualities of the sweet stuff.
  • Ever Wondered About... Pizza?

    By The OpenLearn team

    Delve into the history and science of pizza - you know you want to!

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    10 Feb 2016

  • Ever Wondered About... Pizza?

    Ever Wondered About... Pizza? Copyrighted image Icon Copyrighted image Copyright: Production team
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 10 Feb 2016
    Delve into the history and science of pizza - you know you want to!
  • The science of chocolate

    By Dr Claire Turner

    Senior lecturer in analytical science Claire Turner asks: Can chocolate ever be good for us?

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    04 Feb 2016

  • The science of chocolate

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    The science of chocolate Copyrighted image Icon Copyrighted image Copyright: Mikael Damkier | Dreamstime.com
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 04 Feb 2016
    Senior lecturer in analytical science Claire Turner asks: Can chocolate ever be good for us?
  • Ever Wondered About... Pancakes?

    By The OpenLearn team

    To celebrate Shrove Tuesday (Pancake day) take a look at the science and history of the pancake.

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    01 Feb 2016

  • Ever Wondered About... Pancakes?

    Ever Wondered About... Pancakes? Copyrighted image Icon Copyrighted image Copyright: Subbotina | Dreamstime.com
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 01 Feb 2016
    To celebrate Shrove Tuesday (Pancake day) take a look at the science and history of the pancake.

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  • Beginners’ Italian: food and drink

    This free course, Beginners' Italian: food and drink, focuses on buying drinks and snacks in an Italian café, as well as on greeting and...

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    4 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    22 Apr 2016

  • Beginners’ Italian: food and drink

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    Beginners’ Italian: food and drink Copyrighted image Icon Copyrighted image Copyright: © Robert Harding Picture Library Ltd/Alamy
    Introductory level Duration 4 hours Updated 22 Apr 2016
    This free course, Beginners' Italian: food and drink, focuses on buying drinks and...
  • Beginners’ German: Food and drink

    This free course, Beginners' German: Food and drink, provides materials at German for beginners level that support the development of listening,...

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    6 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    22 Apr 2016

  • Beginners’ German: Food and drink

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    Beginners’ German: Food and drink Copyrighted image Icon Copyrighted image Copyright: © Elena Kouptsova-Vasic/dreamstime.com.
    Introductory level Duration 6 hours Updated 22 Apr 2016
    This free course, Beginners' German: Food and drink, provides materials at German...
  • Beginners’ French: food and drink

    Improve your language skills by learning to communicate more easily and effectively in French. In this free course, Beginners' French: Food and...

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    5 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    29 Feb 2016

  • Beginners’ French: food and drink

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    Beginners’ French: food and drink Copyrighted image Icon Copyrighted image Copyright: © Ian Shaw/Alamy.
    Introductory level Duration 5 hours Updated 29 Feb 2016
    Improve your language skills by learning to communicate more easily and...
  • Imperial Rome and Ostia

    The splendidly evocative ruins of ancient Rome have long been a challenge to historians and archaeologists in reconstructing how it looked and functioned. It...

    By The iTunes U team

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    1 hour

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    23 Aug 2009

  • Imperial Rome and Ostia

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    Imperial Rome and Ostia Copyrighted image Icon Copyrighted image Copyright: The Open University 2009
    Introductory level Duration 1 hour Updated 23 Aug 2009
    The splendidly evocative ruins of ancient Rome have long been a challenge to...

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    BA (Honours) Environmental Studies

    Course Course
    BA (Honours) Environmental Studies
    Duration 3600 hours Updated 16 Jan 2017
    Environmental change affects us all, and the challenge of how human society can –...

    Environment: sharing a dynamic planet

    Course Course
    Environment: sharing a dynamic planet Copyrighted image Icon Copyrighted image Copyright: The Open University/Karen Parker
    Intermediate level Duration 600 hours Updated 16 Jan 2017 Register by 14 Sep 2017
    Gain an understanding of today’s challenging environmental issues by exploring key...
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