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  • The ascent of woman

    Join us for a series that travels the continents over 20,000 years uncovering the incredible stories of women who changed human history. 

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    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    01 Jul 2015

  • The ascent of woman

    The ascent of woman Copyrighted image Icon Copyrighted image Copyright: BBC
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 01 Jul 2015
    Join us for a series that travels the continents over 20,000 years uncovering the incredible stories of women who changed human history. 
  • World-Changing Women: The Biographies

    Delve through these courageous tales of women who changed the world and read the full story the history books left...

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    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    13 Mar 2015

  • World-Changing Women: The Biographies

    World-Changing Women: The Biographies Copyright free image Icon Copyright free image Copyright free: Public Domain
    Introductory level Updated 13 Mar 2015
    Delve through these courageous tales of women who changed the world and read the full story the history books left out.
  • 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:

    03 Mar 2015

  • How women changed the world

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    How women changed the world Copyrighted image Icon Copyrighted image Copyright: Stephen Collins
    Introductory level Duration 20 mins Updated 03 Mar 2015
    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...
  • Halloween: What’s the devil got to do with it?

    By Professor Graham Harvey

    Why is Halloween, an evening traditionally used to honour the deceased, now associated with all things spooky and...

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    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    20 Oct 2014

  • Halloween: What’s the devil got to do with it?

    Halloween: What’s the devil got to do with it? Creative commons image Icon Creative commons image Geckoam under CC-BY-NC-ND licence under Creative-Commons license
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 20 Oct 2014
    Why is Halloween, an evening traditionally used to honour the deceased, now associated with all things spooky and gruesome? 
  • Design Essentials: are you sitting comfortably?

    Theo Zamenopoulos, of the OU design faculty, offers a glimpse into the ideological and historical context of design ideas and principles. With Emma Curtis,...

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    30 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    26 Aug 2014

  • Design Essentials: are you sitting comfortably?

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    Design Essentials: are you sitting comfortably? Copyrighted image Icon Copyrighted image Copyright: The Open University
    Introductory level Duration 30 mins Updated 26 Aug 2014
    Theo Zamenopoulos, of the OU design faculty, offers a glimpse into the ideological...
  • OU on the BBC: Pain, Pus and Poison: The Search For Modern Medicines

    Pain, Pus and Poison tells the extraordinary story of how mankind learnt to look at the world around him and use it...

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    Level: 1 Introductory

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    24 Jan 2014

  • OU on the BBC: Pain, Pus and Poison: The Search For Modern Medicines

    OU on the BBC: Pain, Pus and Poison: The Search For Modern Medicines
    Introductory level Updated 24 Jan 2014
    Pain, Pus and Poison tells the extraordinary story of how mankind learnt to look at the world around him and use it to heal his body
  • Doctor Who and human history

    By Tony Keen

    In the Doctor Who historicals, the bad guys often won - no matter what the Doctor tried. Tony Keen looks at why the...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    19 Nov 2013

  • Doctor Who and human history

    Doctor Who and human history Creative commons image Icon Creative commons image Doctor Who Spoilers under CC-BY licence under Creative-Commons license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 19 Nov 2013
    In the Doctor Who historicals, the bad guys often won - no matter what the Doctor tried. Tony Keen looks at why the Doctor can not change the human history.
  • Design Behind the Bike

    The Design Behind the Bike Series explores the effect of science and technology on cycling and explores how the development in technology has changed bike...

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    45 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    05 Nov 2013

  • Design Behind the Bike

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    Design Behind the Bike Copyrighted image Icon Copyrighted image Copyright: The Open University
    Introductory level Duration 45 mins Updated 05 Nov 2013
    The Design Behind the Bike Series explores the effect of science and technology on...
  • What makes a great speech?

    Throughout history great orators have been able to capture a shift in the zeitgeist, and tap into an audience’s emotions. Speeches by John. F. Kennedy and...

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    20 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    16 Aug 2013

  • What makes a great speech?

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    What makes a great speech? Copyrighted image Icon Copyrighted image Copyright: The Open University
    Introductory level Duration 20 mins Updated 16 Aug 2013
    Throughout history great orators have been able to capture a shift in the...
  • History battles – How we remember the past

    By Dr Geoff Andrews

    How we teach history could be changing. Back to the bad old days, or could the 'voices from below' make themselves...

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    Article

    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    19 Jun 2013

  • History battles – How we remember the past

    History battles – How we remember the past Creative commons image Icon Creative commons image By Lin Kristensen from New Jersey, USA (Timeless Books) [CC-BY-2.0], via Wikimedia Commons under Creative-Commons license
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 19 Jun 2013
    How we teach history could be changing. Back to the bad old days, or could the 'voices from below' make themselves heard?

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    Science: microbes

    Course Course
    Introductory level Updated 18 Jan 2017 Register by 01 Feb 2016
    Explore the extraordinary world of microbes – the history of their discovery,...

    Exploring the classical world

    Course Course
    Exploring the classical world Copyrighted image Icon Copyrighted image Copyright: Dreamstime
    Intermediate level Duration 600 hours Updated 18 Jan 2017 Register by 14 Sep 2017
    Develop your interest in classical Greece and Rome, studying everything from Homer...
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