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  • Rod Stewart was a 1970s ally Creative commons image Icon Allan Warren under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license

    Rod Stewart was a 1970s ally

    By Professor Robert Morrison

    With a powerful ballad and a refusal to bend the knee to his record label, Rod Stewart was an early, unapologetic...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    21 Sep 2017

  • Rod Stewart was a 1970s ally

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    Rod Stewart was a 1970s ally Creative commons image Icon Allan Warren under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license New content
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 21 Sep 2017
    With a powerful ballad and a refusal to bend the knee to his record label, Rod Stewart was an early, unapologetic supporter of equality. Robert Morrison...
  • How the sausage links us together Creative commons image Icon Ryan Snyder under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license

    How the sausage links us together

    By Professor Rebecca Earle

    Sweet versions, meat free versions; some with skins and some without. The sausage takes many forms, but is always...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    25 Aug 2017

  • How the sausage links us together

    How the sausage links us together Creative commons image Icon Ryan Snyder under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 25 Aug 2017
    Sweet versions, meat free versions; some with skins and some without. The sausage takes many forms, but is always with us.
  • What sort of Victoria Sponge would Queen Victoria have eaten? Creative commons image Icon Amanda Slater under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license

    What sort of Victoria Sponge would Queen Victoria have eaten?

    By Professor Rebecca Earle

    The Queen did enjoy her namesake cake - and thanks to the work of food historians, you can recreate Victoria's...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    25 Aug 2017

  • What sort of Victoria Sponge would Queen Victoria have eaten?

    What sort of Victoria Sponge would Queen Victoria have eaten? Creative commons image Icon Amanda Slater under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 25 Aug 2017
    The Queen did enjoy her namesake cake - and thanks to the work of food historians, you can recreate Victoria's Victoria sponge.
  • How the potato fuelled the rise of liberal capitalism Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: autmasko

    How the potato fuelled the rise of liberal capitalism

    By Professor Rebecca Earle

    It can make chips. It can make mash. And the potato can even help create an entire political-economic system. Rebecca...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    25 Aug 2017

  • How the potato fuelled the rise of liberal capitalism

    How the potato fuelled the rise of liberal capitalism Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: autmasko
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 25 Aug 2017
    It can make chips. It can make mash. And the potato can even help create an entire political-economic system. Rebecca Earle explains how.
  • The People on the Notes: Jane Austen

    By Professor Nicola Watson

    2017 marks the bicentenary of Jane Austen's death and to commemorate this she will be featured on the new £10 note....

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    Level: 1 Introductory

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    22 Aug 2017

  • The People on the Notes: Jane Austen

    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 22 Aug 2017
    2017 marks the bicentenary of Jane Austen's death and to commemorate this she will be featured on the new £10 note. 
  • Prejudice and Pride Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The BBC

    Prejudice and Pride

    The People's History of LGBTQ Britain.

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    25 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    04 Aug 2017

  • Prejudice and Pride

    Prejudice and Pride Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The BBC
    Introductory level Duration 25 mins Updated 04 Aug 2017
    The People's History of LGBTQ Britain.
  • 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

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    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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    Level: 1 Introductory

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    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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    Level: 1 Introductory

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    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...

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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...
  • 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...

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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 18 Sep 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 18 Sep 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 18 Sep 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

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    Introductory level Duration 600 hours Updated 18 Sep 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 18 Sep 2017 Register by 12 Apr 2018
    The history of technological innovation has been nothing short of remarkable,...

    Worlds of English

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    Worlds of English
    Intermediate level Duration 600 hours Updated 18 Sep 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

    Course Course
    Advanced level Duration 600 hours Updated 18 Sep 2017 Register by 14 Sep 2017
    This module will give you an overview of Europe's twentieth-century history. It...

    MA History part 1

    Course Course
    Advanced level Duration 1200 hours Updated 18 Sep 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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    MA Art History part 2 Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Getty
    Advanced level Duration 1200 hours Updated 18 Sep 2017 Register by 21 Sep 2017
    This module aims to broaden understandings of 'Art History' in terms of methods,...
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