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  • 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

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    16 Mar 2017

  • Canals: The Making of a Nation

    Canals: The Making of a Nation Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: © BBC Updated content
    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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    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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    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.
  • How do historians know about the past? Creative commons image Icon The Open University under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license

    How do historians know about the past?

    How do historians know about the past? What are primary and secondary sources? Find out with our short...

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    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    10 Oct 2016

  • How do historians know about the past?

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    How do historians know about the past? Creative commons image Icon The Open University under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 10 Oct 2016
    How do historians know about the past? What are primary and secondary sources? Find out with our short animations. 
  • The Real Wonder Women Creative commons image Icon The Open University under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license

    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 over the past 100 years.

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    25 Jul 2016

  • The Real Wonder Women

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    The Real Wonder Women Creative commons image Icon The Open University under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 25 Jul 2016
    Take a look at 60 of the world's most influential and pioneering women over the past 100 years.
  • The rural dimension – rundale in the West of Ireland Creative commons image Icon The Open University under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license

    The rural dimension – rundale in the West of Ireland

    By Dr Pat Jess, Dr Ruth McManus, Dr Jenny Meegan, Dr Philip O'Sullivan

    The rundale system once governed how farmland was distributed between tenants in Ireland. It supposedly died out...

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    30 Mar 2016

  • The rural dimension – rundale in the West of Ireland

    The rural dimension – rundale in the West of Ireland Creative commons image Icon The Open University under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license
    Updated 30 Mar 2016
    The rundale system once governed how farmland was distributed between tenants in Ireland. It supposedly died out in the 19th century, but this was not...
  • Armistice Day Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Luckynick | Dreamstime.com

    Armistice Day

    By The OpenLearn team

    The armistice which marked the end of the First World War took effect at 11am on 11th November 1918. For...

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    Level: 1 Introductory

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    11 Nov 2015

  • Armistice Day

    Armistice Day Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Luckynick | Dreamstime.com
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 11 Nov 2015
    The armistice which marked the end of the First World War took effect at 11am on 11th November 1918. For Remembrance Day, here's a collection of...
  • The History of Money

    Where did money come from? How did people trade before inventing money? Was it a masterstroke or madness (or both) to let banks create money? ...

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    25 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    05 Nov 2015

  • The History of Money

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    The History of Money Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University
    Introductory level Duration 25 mins Updated 05 Nov 2015
    Where did money come from? How did people trade before inventing money? Was it a...
  • Daughters of Spain timeline

    By Dr Inma Álvarez

    Meet some of Spain’s extraordinary women through the centuries in this interactive timeline.

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    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    27 Oct 2015

  • Daughters of Spain timeline

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    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 27 Oct 2015
    Meet some of Spain’s extraordinary women through the centuries in this interactive timeline.

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  • 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

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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...
  • 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 29 Mar 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 29 Mar 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 16 Mar 2017 Register by 14 Sep 2017
    Increase your confidence, improve your study skills, and prepare yourself for a...

    MA History part 2

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    MA History part 2 Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Dreamstime
    Advanced level Duration 600 hours Updated 16 Mar 2017 Register by 03 Feb 2017
    This course focuses on the planning and writing of a dissertation which will test...

    MA History part 1

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    MA History part 1 Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Dreamstime
    Advanced level Duration 1200 hours Updated 16 Mar 2017 Register by 14 Sep 2017
    Explore British and Irish histories from the eighteenth to twentieth centuries and...

    The arts past and present

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    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 16 Mar 2017 Register by 14 Sep 2017
    Study a broad range of arts subject areas (from history to philosophy, music to...

    Worlds of English

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    Worlds of English
    Intermediate level Duration 600 hours Updated 16 Mar 2017 Register by 14 Sep 2017
    This course looks at the history, diversity, and use of English around the world...

    MA Art History part 1

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    MA Art History part 1 Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Dreamstime
    Advanced level Duration 600 hours Updated 16 Mar 2017 Register by 21 Sep 2017
    This module explores the foundational concepts and recent developments that have...

    Science: microbes

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    Introductory level Updated 16 Mar 2017 Register by 01 Feb 2017
    Explore the extraordinary world of microbes – the history of their discovery,...

    Dissertation in mathematics

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    Dissertation in mathematics Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Dreamstime
    Advanced level Duration 300 hours Updated 16 Mar 2017 Register by 17 Aug 2017
    Undertake independent study of the history of modern geometry or advances in...
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