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The politics of food introduction

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The politics of food introduction 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...

Ever Wondered About... Berries?

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Ever Wondered About... Berries? 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?

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Ever Wondered About... Fish? Copyrighted image Copyright: Used with permission
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?

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Ever Wondered About... Sugar? 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?

Ever Wondered About... Pizza? 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! 

Ever Wondered About... Pancakes?

Ever Wondered About... Pancakes? 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.

British food: Moving beyond crisis

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British food: Moving beyond crisis Creative commons image The Open University under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license
Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 29 Jan 2016
Have supermarkets got too much power? Have we lost touch with seasonal and local food in favour of convenience choice? Our panel discuss the future...

The London Markets: The Fish Market

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The London Markets: The Fish Market Creative commons image nic0 under CC-BY-NC-SA licence under Creative-Commons license
Updated 22 Jan 2016
The sustainability of fish stocks threatens the future for Billingsgate - but there are more pressing challenges to the traditions of London's fish...

How long will you live if you stop eating and drinking?

How long will you live if you stop eating and drinking? Creative commons image Jip under CC-BY-SA licence under Creative-Commons license
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 03 Dec 2015
If you're stranded in the desert without food or water, how long can you survive for? As so often, the answer is "well, it depends..."

Why the size of your plate might be making you overweight

Why the size of your plate might be making you overweight Creative commons image Russell Bernice under a CC-BY licence under Creative-Commons license
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 15 Sep 2015
Alan Partridge's trick of taking an extra-large plate to an all-you-can-eat buffet might be putting his long term health at risk. New research...

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Beginners’ German: Food and drink

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Beginners’ German: Food and drink Copyrighted image Copyright: © Elena Kouptsova-Vasic/dreamstime.com.
Introductory level Duration 6 hours Updated 01 Apr 2016
This free course, Beginners' German: Food and drink, provides materials at German for beginners level that support the development of listening,...

Beginners’ Italian: food and drink

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Beginners’ Italian: food and drink Copyrighted image Copyright: © Robert Harding Picture Library Ltd/Alamy
Introductory level Duration 4 hours Updated 14 Mar 2016
This free course, Beginners' Italian: Food and drink, focuses on buying drinks and snacks in an Italian caf, as well as on greeting and introducing...

Beginners’ French: food and drink

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Beginners’ French: food and drink 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 effectively in French. In this free course, Beginners' French: Food and...

Imperial Rome and Ostia

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Imperial Rome and Ostia 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 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 Copyright: The Open University / Karen Parker
Duration 3600 hours Updated 02 May 2016
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 Copyright: Dreamstime
Intermediate level Duration 600 hours Updated 02 May 2016 Register by 08 Sep 2016
Gain an understanding of today’s challenging environmental issues by exploring key global concerns – life, water, carbon, and food – through a rich...