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    What is language?

    The use of complex language sets humans apart from all other species. But what is language, where has it come from,...

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    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    01 May 2018

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    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 01 May 2018
    The use of complex language sets humans apart from all other species. But what is language, where has it come from, and how does it work?
  • Is it ever morally acceptable to visit a mass murder site?

    By Professor Derek Matravers

    Why are ‘Jack the Ripper’ tours or visiting sites of genocide in Auschwitz or Cambodia deemed acceptable but the more...

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    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    10 Apr 2018

  • Is it ever morally acceptable to visit a mass murder site?

    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 10 Apr 2018
    Why are ‘Jack the Ripper’ tours or visiting sites of genocide in Auschwitz or Cambodia deemed acceptable but the more recent ‘Yorkshire Ripper’ tours seen as...
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    Full Steam Ahead

    It’s Full Steam Ahead for historians Ruth Goodman, Alex Langlands and Peter Ginn as they bring back to life the golden age of steam...

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    Level: 1 Introductory

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    09 Apr 2018

  • Full Steam Ahead

    Introductory level Updated 09 Apr 2018
    It’s Full Steam Ahead for historians Ruth Goodman, Alex Langlands and Peter Ginn as they bring back to life the golden age of steam and explore how the...
  • How radical was Martin Luther King?

    By Professor Paul Harvey

    His message on civil rights was unequivocal - but Paul Harvey argues that in Martin Luther King's economic and social...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    04 Apr 2018

  • How radical was Martin Luther King?

    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 04 Apr 2018
    His message on civil rights was unequivocal - but Paul Harvey argues that in Martin Luther King's economic and social message was his greatest claim to...
  • Inventing the record business

    By Eva Moreda Rodríguez

    As Spotify prepares to float itself, Eva Moreda Rodríguez hails their distant ancestors. Uncover the early years of...

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    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    27 Mar 2018

  • Inventing the record business

    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 27 Mar 2018
    As Spotify prepares to float itself, Eva Moreda Rodríguez hails their distant ancestors. Uncover the early years of the recording industry
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    Protest Banners: Women's Suffrage

    By Dr Sara Haslam

    Dr Sara Haslam looks deeper into a beautifully decorative suffrage banner naming Caroline Herschel. 

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    16 Mar 2018

  • Protest Banners: Women's Suffrage

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    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 16 Mar 2018
    Dr Sara Haslam looks deeper into a beautifully decorative suffrage banner naming Caroline Herschel. 
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    Level: 1 Introductory

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    16 Mar 2018

  • Protest Banners: Oddfellows and Chartism

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    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 16 Mar 2018
    Dr Chris Williams and Dr Daniel Weinbren look at an Oddfellow banner and discuss Chartism. 
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    Protest Banners: Trade Union

    By Dr Paula James

    Dr. Paula James looks closer at the use of a Trade Union banner and the strong statements it conveys. 

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    16 Mar 2018

  • Protest Banners: Trade Union

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    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 16 Mar 2018
    Dr. Paula James looks closer at the use of a Trade Union banner and the strong statements it conveys. 
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    Protest Banners: Hillsborough

    By Prof Steve Tombs

    Professor Steve Tombs discusses the use of protest banners in response to the Hillsborough Disaster. 

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    16 Mar 2018

  • Protest Banners: Hillsborough

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    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 16 Mar 2018
    Professor Steve Tombs discusses the use of protest banners in response to the Hillsborough Disaster. 
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    The Real Wonder Women

    By Dr Gill Kirkup, The OpenLearn team

    Take a look at 60 of the world's most influential and pioneering women and the impact they made over 100 years.

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    05 Mar 2018

  • The Real Wonder Women

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    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 05 Mar 2018
    Take a look at 60 of the world's most influential and pioneering women and the impact they made over 100 years.

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    Early modern Europe: an introduction

    The early modern period from 1500 to 1780 is one of the most engaging periods for historical study. Beginning with the upheavals of the Reformation...

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    Free course

    10 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    12 Mar 2018

  • Early modern Europe: an introduction

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    Early modern Europe: an introduction Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Aldo Crespi Collection/Bridgeman Images
    Intermediate level Duration 10 hours Updated 12 Mar 2018
    The early modern period from 1500 to 1780 is one of the most engaging periods for...
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    Methodism in Wales, 1730–1850

    In this free course, Methodism in Wales, 1730–1850, you will learn about a neglected strand of Welsh history and identity. By the mid-nineteenth...

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    4 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    20 Feb 2018

  • Methodism in Wales, 1730–1850

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    Intermediate level Duration 4 hours Updated 20 Feb 2018
    In this free course, Methodism in Wales, 1730–1850, you will learn about a...
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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:

    25 Jul 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 25 Jul 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

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    29 Mar 2016

  • Understanding international development

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    Introductory level Duration 20 hours Updated 29 Mar 2016
    This free course, Understanding international development, introduces and explores...
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    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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    Free course

    20 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

    Updated on:

    02 Mar 2016

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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...

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    BA (Honours) History

    Course Course
    BA (Honours) History
    Duration 3600 hours Updated 18 Jun 2018
    With this degree course you will develop and deepen your knowledge of different...

    Introducing English language studies

    Course Course
    Introductory level Duration 600 hours Updated 18 Jun 2018 Register by 10 Jan 2019
    Language is an essential part of being human. It's something we rely on in almost...

    Arts and languages Access module

    Course Course
    Arts and languages Access module
    Introductory level Duration 300 hours Updated 18 Jun 2018 Register by 10 Jan 2019
    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
    Introductory level Duration 600 hours Updated 18 Jun 2018 Register by 10 Jan 2019
    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 18 Jun 2018 Register by 11 Oct 2018
    The history of technological innovation has been nothing short of remarkable,...

    Art and its global histories

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    Art and its global histories
    Advanced level Duration 600 hours Updated 18 Jun 2018 Register by 13 Sep 2018
    This module presents a new history of art, starting with the Renaissance, when...

    Worlds of English

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    Intermediate level Duration 600 hours Updated 18 Jun 2018 Register by 13 Sep 2018
    What are the origins of the English language? How has it spread internationally?...

    MA History part 1

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    MA History part 1
    Advanced level Duration 1200 hours Updated 18 Jun 2018 Register by 20 Sep 2018
    This module aims to provide a foundation for studying local and regional history...

    MA Art History part 2

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    MA Art History part 2
    Advanced level Duration 1200 hours Updated 18 Jun 2018 Register by 20 Sep 2018
    This module aims to broaden understandings of 'Art History' in terms of methods,...

    Dissertation in mathematics

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    Dissertation in mathematics
    Advanced level Duration 300 hours Updated 18 Jun 2018 Register by 16 Aug 2018
    This module enables you to carry out a sustained, guided, independent study of a...
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