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  • 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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    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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    Video

    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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    Updated on:

    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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    Article

    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    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...

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    Dissertation in mathematics

    Course Course
    Dissertation in mathematics Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Dreamstime
    Advanced level Duration 300 hours Updated 25 Sep 2017 Register by 17 Aug 2017
    This module enables you to carry out a sustained, guided, independent study of a...

    Analytic number theory I

    Course Course
    Analytic number theory I Creative commons image Icon Sam I Are under CC-BY-NC-SA under Creative-Commons license
    Advanced level Duration 300 hours Updated 25 Sep 2017 Register by 17 Aug 2017
    Number theory has its roots in ancient history but particularly since the...

    MA History part 2

    Course Course
    Advanced level Duration 600 hours Updated 25 Sep 2017 Register by 01 Feb 2018
    MA History part 2is primarily focused on the planning and writing of a...

    The making of Welsh history

    Course Course
    Advanced level Duration 600 hours Updated 25 Sep 2017 Register by 14 Sep 2017
    This module explores themes that have shaped the British Isles, from medieval...

    MA Music part 2

    Course Course
    Advanced level Duration 1200 hours Updated 25 Sep 2017 Register by 21 Sep 2017
    This module is the second part of the MA in Music. You will explore three main...

    MA Art History part 1

    Course Course
    MA Art History part 1 Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Getty
    Advanced level Duration 600 hours Updated 25 Sep 2017 Register by 21 Sep 2017
    The purpose of this module is to build on your existing knowledge of art history...

    International development: making sense of a changing world

    Course Course
    International development: making sense of a changing world Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University/Karen Parker
    Intermediate level Duration 600 hours Updated 25 Sep 2017 Register by 14 Sep 2017
    In this interdisciplinary module you'll cover key areas of international...
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