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Ever Wondered About... Pancakes?

Ever Wondered About... Pancakes? Copyrighted image Copyright: Subbotina | Dreamstime.com Updated content
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 Updated content
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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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...

World Health Day 2015

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World Health Day 2015 Copyrighted image Copyright: 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 - ARCHIVE

OU on the BBC: The Market - Inside Smithfield - ARCHIVE Copyrighted image Copyright: 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 Catherine Pain under Creative-Commons license
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 katethepirate under CC-BY-NC-SA licence under Creative-Commons license
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.

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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 27 Jul 2015
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 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 Copyright: © Elena Kouptsova-Vasic/dreamstime.com.
Introductory level Duration 6 hours Updated 23 Feb 2015
This free course, Beginners' German: Food and drink, provides materials at German for beginners level that support the development of listening,...

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 06 Feb 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 06 Feb 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...