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  • What did Voltaire think about Buddhism? Creative commons image Icon Manchester Art Gallery / Art UK under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license

    What did Voltaire think about Buddhism?

    By Donald S. Lopez Jr.

    Donald S. Lopez, Jr. looks at Voltaire’s early reflections on Buddhism and how, in his desire to separate the Buddha...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    26 Jun 2017

  • What did Voltaire think about Buddhism?

    What did Voltaire think about Buddhism? Creative commons image Icon Manchester Art Gallery / Art UK under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 26 Jun 2017
    Donald S. Lopez, Jr. looks at Voltaire’s early reflections on Buddhism and how, in his desire to separate the Buddha’s teachings from the trappings of...
  • What is Britain's most sacred site? Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Production team

    What is Britain's most sacred site?

    By The OpenLearn team

    Britian is scattered with sacred sites - why do we feel the resonance of ancient religion?

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    20 Jun 2017

  • What is Britain's most sacred site?

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    What is Britain's most sacred site? Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Production team
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 20 Jun 2017
    Britian is scattered with sacred sites - why do we feel the resonance of ancient religion?
  • Witches in popular culture Creative commons image Icon Matthew under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license

    Witches in popular culture

    By Dr Chloé Germaine Buckley

    Western culture can't seem to shake off portraying women as witches. Dr Chloé Germaine Buckley wonders why.

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    22 May 2017

  • Witches in popular culture

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    Witches in popular culture Creative commons image Icon Matthew under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 22 May 2017
    Western culture can't seem to shake off portraying women as witches. Dr Chloé Germaine Buckley wonders why.
  • Election days: 1779 - Save Britain from crisis! Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Library Of Congress

    Election days: 1779 - Save Britain from crisis!

    Following the death of MP Sir Simeon Stuart, 'Cato' circulated a flier imploring those who could vote to save Britain...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    15 May 2017

  • Election days: 1779 - Save Britain from crisis!

    Election days: 1779 - Save Britain from crisis! Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Library Of Congress
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 15 May 2017
    Following the death of MP Sir Simeon Stuart, 'Cato' circulated a flier imploring those who could vote to save Britain from what appeared to be terminal...
  • Election days: 1908 - Churchill challenged by the women Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: British Government

    Election days: 1908 - Churchill challenged by the women

    At the start of the 20th Century, it was expected that MPs granted a seat in cabinet would seek re-election before...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    02 May 2017

  • Election days: 1908 - Churchill challenged by the women

    Election days: 1908 - Churchill challenged by the women Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: British Government
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 02 May 2017
    At the start of the 20th Century, it was expected that MPs granted a seat in cabinet would seek re-election before taking up the posts. Winston Churchill,...
  • Earth from above, 18th Century style Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Carrington & Bowles

    Earth from above, 18th Century style

    By Dr Lily Ford

    Hot air ballooning gave people the first chance to gaze down on the planet from the heavens - and quickly became a...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    13 Apr 2017

  • Earth from above, 18th Century style

    Earth from above, 18th Century style Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Carrington & Bowles
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 13 Apr 2017
    Hot air ballooning gave people the first chance to gaze down on the planet from the heavens - and quickly became a battleground between science and spectacle...
  • Canals: The Making of a Nation Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: © BBC

    Canals: The Making of a Nation

    Liz McIvor looks at who built the nation's canal network, who funded it, those who worked on it and how they were regenerated following The Second...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    16 Mar 2017

  • Canals: The Making of a Nation

    Canals: The Making of a Nation Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: © BBC
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 16 Mar 2017
    Liz McIvor looks at who built the nation's canal network, who funded it, those who worked on it and how they were regenerated following The Second World War.
  • How women changed the world Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Stephen Collins

    How women changed the world

    By Dr Catherine Lee

    Who wrote the first novel over 1000 years ago? Who disguised herself as a man to explore the new world? Take this...

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    20 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    08 Mar 2017

  • How women changed the world

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    How women changed the world Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Stephen Collins
    Introductory level Duration 20 mins Updated 08 Mar 2017
    Who wrote the first novel over 1000 years ago? Who disguised herself as a man to explore the new world? Take this interactive world tour to discover the...
  • What is the relationship between history and historical fiction? Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University
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    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    01 Mar 2017

  • What is the relationship between history and historical fiction?

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    What is the relationship between history and historical fiction? Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 01 Mar 2017
    Two authors who tell stories about the past come together to compare notes.
  • Should Trump's tweets be a matter of record? Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: US Capitol

    Should Trump's tweets be a matter of record?

    By Shontavia Johnson

    When the President deletes a tweet, he's wiping out material of value to historians. Potentially. Shontavia...

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    Article

    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    06 Feb 2017

  • Should Trump's tweets be a matter of record?

    Should Trump's tweets be a matter of record? Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: US Capitol
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 06 Feb 2017
    When the President deletes a tweet, he's wiping out material of value to historians. Potentially. Shontavia Johnson explains what's at risk.

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  • National identity in Britain and Ireland, 1780–1840

    What is a ‘nation’? What is a ‘state’? Where have these ideas come from and how have they developed over time? This free course, National identity...

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    4 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    29 Jun 2017

  • National identity in Britain and Ireland, 1780–1840

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    National identity in Britain and Ireland, 1780–1840 Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: © Victoria & Albert Museum/Bridgeman Images
    Intermediate level Duration 4 hours Updated 29 Jun 2017
    What is a ‘nation’? What is a ‘state’? Where have these ideas come from and how...
  • Understanding international development

    This free course, Understanding international development, introduces and explores international development by considering the three themes...

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    20 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    29 Mar 2016

  • Understanding international development

    Free Course Free Course Featuring: Video Video Audio Audio Activity Activity
    Introductory level Duration 20 hours Updated 29 Mar 2016
    This free course, Understanding international development, introduces and explores...
  • Scattering and tunnelling

    Scattering is fundamental to almost everything we know about the world, such as why the sky is blue. Tunnelling is entirely quantum-mechanical and...

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    20 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

    Updated on:

    02 Mar 2016

  • Scattering and tunnelling

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    Scattering and tunnelling Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
    Advanced level Duration 20 hours Updated 02 Mar 2016
    Scattering is fundamental to almost everything we know about the world, such as...
  • Introducing engineering

    Engineering encompasses a broad range of disciplines from design to manufacturing. This free course, Introducing engineering, introduces a number...

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    15 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    29 Jan 2015

  • Introducing engineering

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    Introducing engineering Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: VIADGRIN shutterstock
    Introductory level Duration 15 hours Updated 29 Jan 2015
    Engineering encompasses a broad range of disciplines from design to manufacturing....

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    Certificate of Higher Education in Humanities

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    Certificate of Higher Education in Humanities Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Dreamstime
    Duration 1200 hours Updated 10 Jul 2017
    Why study the arts? Apart from sheer enjoyment, these subjects give you an...

    BA (Honours) History

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    BA (Honours) History Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Firebrandphotography | Dreamstime.com
    Duration 3600 hours Updated 10 Jul 2017
    With this degree course you will develop and deepen your knowledge of different...

    Arts and languages Access module

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    Introductory level Duration 300 hours Updated 10 Jul 2017 Register by 11 Jan 2018
    Are you new to higher education study or returning after a break? This Access...

    The arts past and present

    Course Course
    The arts past and present Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Beauneveu: Giraudon/The Bridgeman Art Library; Kandinsky: © The Art Institute of Chicago. © ADAGP, Paris and DACS, London 2012
    Introductory level Duration 600 hours Updated 10 Jul 2017 Register by 14 Sep 2017
    This broadly-focused module introduces you to university-level study in the arts...

    Managing technological innovation

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    Managing technological innovation
    Advanced level Duration 300 hours Updated 10 Jul 2017 Register by 12 Apr 2018
    The history of technological innovation has been nothing short of remarkable,...

    Art and its global histories

    Course Course
    Advanced level Duration 600 hours Updated 10 Jul 2017 Register by 14 Sep 2017
    This module presents a new history of art, starting with the Renaissance, when...

    Worlds of English

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    Worlds of English
    Intermediate level Duration 600 hours Updated 10 Jul 2017 Register by 14 Sep 2017
    What are the origins of the English language? How has it spread internationally?...

    Europe 1914-1989: war, peace, modernity

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    Europe 1914-1989: war, peace, modernity Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University/Karen Parker
    Advanced level Duration 600 hours Updated 10 Jul 2017 Register by 14 Sep 2017
    This module will give you an overview of Europe's twentieth-century history. It...

    MA History part 1

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    MA History part 1 Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Dreamstime
    Advanced level Duration 1200 hours Updated 10 Jul 2017 Register by 14 Sep 2017
    This module aims to provide a foundation for studying local and regional history...

    MA Art History part 2

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    Advanced level Duration 1200 hours Updated 10 Jul 2017 Register by 21 Sep 2017
    This module aims to broaden understandings of 'Art History' in terms of methods,...
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