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World Health Day 2015

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World Health Day 2015 Copyrighted image Credit: Stuart Miles | Dreamstime.com
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 02 Apr 2015
The theme of this year's World Health Day (7 April) is on food safety. Delve into our free resources about food hygiene, nutrition, globalisation...

OU on the BBC: The Market - Inside Smithfield

OU on the BBC: The Market - Inside Smithfield Copyrighted image Credit: Indus Films
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 22 Aug 2014
Since the 12th Century, Smithfield has provided meat to London. But can it survive in an era of supermarkets and vegans?

Food: A nation of haves and have-nots

Food: A nation of haves and have-nots Creative commons image Credit: Catherine Pain
Updated 11 Apr 2014
The latest evidence about the growth in food banks reminds us that the Coalition's policies are making the situation worse, writes Dick Skellington.

Local challenges for global companies: India's hospitality industry

Local challenges for global companies: India's hospitality industry Creative commons image Credit: katethepirate under CC-BY-NC-SA licence
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 11 Oct 2013
Entering a new market means adapting to local conditions, a challenge illustrated by the Indian hospitality industry.

Casserole Club

Casserole Club Copyrighted image Credit: Casserole Club
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 23 Jul 2013
Do something great with an extra plate.

From the family kitchen

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From the family kitchen Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University
Introductory level Updated 19 Jun 2013
Perween Warsi, CEO of S&A Foods, discusses the challenges she faced when she started her business.

The Bottom Line - The right ingredients

The Bottom Line - The right ingredients Copyrighted image Credit: Goran Bogicevic | Dreamstime.com
Introductory level Updated 19 Jun 2013
This week Evan and his guests take a look at how food company supply chains work.

MyFarm

MyFarm Copyrighted image Credit: National Trust
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 12 Apr 2013
An online experiment in farming and food production, giving members of the public a say in the running of a real working farm

Allotment for change

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Allotment for change
Updated 09 Apr 2013
By Christopher Bonfiglioli
Allotment life

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Beginners’ Italian: food and drink

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Beginners’ Italian: food and drink Copyrighted image Credit: © Robert Harding Picture Library Ltd/Alamy
Introductory level Duration 4 hours Updated 27 Jul 2015
This free course, Beginners’ Italian: food and drink, focuses on buying drinks and snacks in an Italian café, as well as on greeting and...

Beginners’ French: food and drink

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Beginners’ French: food and drink Copyrighted image Credit: © Ian Shaw/Alamy.
Introductory level Duration 5 hours Updated 29 Apr 2015
Improve your language skills by learning to communicate more easily and effectively in French. In this free course, Beginners' French: food and...

Beginners’ German: Food and drink

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Beginners’ German: Food and drink Copyrighted image Credit: © Elena Kouptsova-Vasic/dreamstime.com.
Introductory level Duration 6 hours Updated 17 Oct 2013
This unit provides materials at German for beginners level that support the development of listening, reading, writing and speaking skills. The...

Imperial Rome and Ostia

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Imperial Rome and Ostia Copyrighted image Credit: 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 historians and archaeologists in reconstructing how it looked and...

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BA (Honours) Environmental Studies

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BA (Honours) Environmental Studies Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University / Karen Parker
Duration 3600 hours Updated 04 Sep 2015
Environmental change affects us all, and the challenge of how human society can – and should – respond to environmental problems is likely to be...

Environment: sharing a dynamic planet

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Environment: sharing a dynamic planet Copyrighted image Credit: Dreamstime
Intermediate level Duration 600 hours Updated 04 Sep 2015 Register by 10 Sep 2015
Gain an understanding of today’s challenging environmental issues by exploring key global concerns – life, water, carbon, and food – through a rich...