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  • 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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    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...
  • 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? ...

    By The iTunes U team

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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.
  • Ireland with Simon Reeve Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The BBC

    Ireland with Simon Reeve

    Ireland with Simon Reeve explores the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland in a new two-part series for BBC Two.

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    TV Programme

    30 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    26 Oct 2015

  • Ireland with Simon Reeve

    Ireland with Simon Reeve Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The BBC
    Introductory level Duration 30 mins Updated 26 Oct 2015
    Ireland with Simon Reeve explores the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland in a new two-part series for BBC Two.
  • Canals: The Making of a Nation - Find out more Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: © BBC

    Canals: The Making of a Nation - Find out more

    Find out more about how the history of canals shaped a nation's financial system, workers' rights and civil...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    26 Aug 2015

  • Canals: The Making of a Nation - Find out more

    Canals: The Making of a Nation - Find out more Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: © BBC
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 26 Aug 2015
    Find out more about how the history of canals shaped a nation's financial system, workers' rights and civil engineering.
  • After Waterloo: What happened next? Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Bibliothèque Nationale de France

    After Waterloo: What happened next?

    After the collapse of Napoleon's army two hundred years ago, what happened next? We catch up with the news from July...

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    Article

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    01 Jul 2015

  • After Waterloo: What happened next?

    After Waterloo: What happened next? Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Bibliothèque Nationale de France
    Introductory level Updated 01 Jul 2015
    After the collapse of Napoleon's army two hundred years ago, what happened next? We catch up with the news from July 3rd, 1715
  • The ascent of woman Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC

    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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    TV Programme

    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    01 Jul 2015

  • The ascent of woman

    The ascent of woman Copyrighted image Icon 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 Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Public Domain

    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: 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.
  • Halloween: What’s the devil got to do with it? Creative commons image Icon Geckoam under CC-BY-NC-ND licence under Creative-Commons license

    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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    Article

    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 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? 

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    Europe 1914-1989: war, peace, modernity

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    Europe 1914-1989: war, peace, modernity Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University/Karen Parker
    Advanced level Duration 600 hours Updated 16 Mar 2017 Register by 14 Sep 2017
    This module introduces Europe’s economic, social, medical and cultural history, as...

    Exploring the classical world

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    Exploring the classical world Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Dreamstime
    Intermediate level Duration 600 hours Updated 16 Mar 2017 Register by 14 Sep 2017
    Develop your interest in classical Greece and Rome, studying everything from Homer...
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