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  • Is science fiction a field in its own right? Creative commons image Icon Evan Moss under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license

    Is science fiction a field in its own right?

    By Kanta Dihal

    Fiction is a topic for study. Science, clearly, is an area where a lot of thought is directed. So why is it science...

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    Article

    10 mins

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    21 Aug 2017

  • Is science fiction a field in its own right?

    Is science fiction a field in its own right? Creative commons image Icon Evan Moss under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license
    Intermediate level Duration 10 mins Updated 21 Aug 2017
    Fiction is a topic for study. Science, clearly, is an area where a lot of thought is directed. So why is it science fiction is often shunned as unworthy as a...
  • A reader's guide to Midnight's Children Creative commons image Icon Fronteiras do Pensamento under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license

    A reader's guide to Midnight's Children

    By Dr Stephanie Forward

    As BBC Radio 4 launches an ambitious dramatisation of the work, discover Salman Rushdie's 1981 Booker Prize-winning...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    14 Aug 2017

  • A reader's guide to Midnight's Children

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    A reader's guide to Midnight's Children Creative commons image Icon Fronteiras do Pensamento under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 14 Aug 2017
    As BBC Radio 4 launches an ambitious dramatisation of the work, discover Salman Rushdie's 1981 Booker Prize-winning novel Midnight's Children.
  • Harry Potter and the Translator’s Challenge Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Fernando Rosell-Aguliar

    Harry Potter and the Translator’s Challenge

    By Fernando Rosell-Aguilar

    How did translators go about converting the anagram 'Tom Marvolo Riddle'? Fernando Rosell-Aguilar explores...

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    Article

    15 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    20 Jul 2017

  • Harry Potter and the Translator’s Challenge

    Harry Potter and the Translator’s Challenge Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Fernando Rosell-Aguliar
    Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 20 Jul 2017
    How did translators go about converting the anagram 'Tom Marvolo Riddle'? Fernando Rosell-Aguilar explores the tricky business of translating J.K....
  • How did music influence Virgina Woolf? Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: George Charles Beresford

    How did music influence Virgina Woolf?

    By Emma Sutton

    Virginia Woolf once wrote that music was "nearest to truth", and it was inarguably a major influence on her work....

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    Article

    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    18 Jul 2017

  • How did music influence Virgina Woolf?

    How did music influence Virgina Woolf? Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: George Charles Beresford
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 18 Jul 2017
    Virginia Woolf once wrote that music was "nearest to truth", and it was inarguably a major influence on her work. Emma Sutton uses Woolf's story A Simple...
  • Introducing the Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematical Creative commons image Icon Wellcome Library, London under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    05 Jul 2017

  • Introducing the Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematical

    Introducing the Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematical Creative commons image Icon Wellcome Library, London under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 05 Jul 2017
    Isaac Newton's Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematical was published 330 years ago today. To mark the anniversary, here's Newton's original...
  • Thoughts on creativity Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University

    Thoughts on creativity

    By Professor Andrew Cowan

    Andrew Cowan shares his perspective on the creativity, his creative process - and beating writer's block.

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    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    01 Mar 2017

  • Thoughts on creativity

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    Thoughts on creativity Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 01 Mar 2017
    Andrew Cowan shares his perspective on the creativity, his creative process - and beating writer's block.
  • Desert Island Discs at 75: An OpenLearn listening list Creative commons image Icon StagiaireMGIMO under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license

    Desert Island Discs at 75: An OpenLearn listening list

    By The OpenLearn team

    This weekend, BBC Radio 4's Desert Island Discs celebrates its 75th anniversary. Join us for a rummage in the...

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    Audio

    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    27 Jan 2017

  • Desert Island Discs at 75: An OpenLearn listening list

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    Desert Island Discs at 75: An OpenLearn listening list Creative commons image Icon StagiaireMGIMO under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 27 Jan 2017
    This weekend, BBC Radio 4's Desert Island Discs celebrates its 75th anniversary. Join us for a rummage in the archives.
  • To Walk Invisible Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The BBC

    To Walk Invisible

    To Walk Invisible, a drama co-produced by The Open University and written by Sally Wainwright, tells the story of the Brontë sisters...

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    TV Programme

    2 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    19 Dec 2016

  • To Walk Invisible

    To Walk Invisible Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The BBC
    Introductory level Duration 2 hours Updated 19 Dec 2016
    To Walk Invisible, a drama co-produced by The Open University and written by Sally Wainwright, tells the story of the Brontë sisters' rise to literary fame...
  • To Walk Invisible: Interview with the crew Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC

    To Walk Invisible: Interview with the crew

    By Dr Sara Haslam

    Crew members including Faith Penhale (the Executive Producer) discuss their part in To Walk Invisible, how...

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    Video

    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    16 Dec 2016

  • To Walk Invisible: Interview with the crew

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    To Walk Invisible: Interview with the crew Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 16 Dec 2016
    Crew members including Faith Penhale (the Executive Producer) discuss their part in To Walk Invisible, how the idea came about and their reading of...
  • To Walk Invisible: Interview with the cast Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC

    To Walk Invisible: Interview with the cast

    By Dr Sara Haslam

    Some cast members Finn Atkins (Charlotte), Chloe Pirrie (Emily), Charlie Murphy (Anne) and Adam Nagaitis ...

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    Video

    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    16 Dec 2016

  • To Walk Invisible: Interview with the cast

    Featuring: Video Video
    To Walk Invisible: Interview with the cast Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 16 Dec 2016
    Some cast members Finn Atkins (Charlotte), Chloe Pirrie (Emily), Charlie Murphy (Anne) and Adam Nagaitis (Branwell) discuss the drama To Walk Invisible...

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  • Exploring Virginia Woolf’s Between the Acts

    This free course introduces Virginia Woolf’s last novel, Between the Acts (1941), with the aim of understanding how she writes about time, memory,...

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    Free course

    6 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    08 Mar 2017

  • Women Writers: Voices in Transition

    In the last century which women writers have truly challenged the existing forms of literature? How did they make their voices heard using brand new...

    By The iTunes U team

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    Video

    20 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    24 Jul 2015

  • Women Writers: Voices in Transition

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    Women Writers: Voices in Transition Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University
    Introductory level Duration 20 mins Updated 24 Jul 2015
    In the last century which women writers have truly challenged the existing forms...

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    BA (Honours) English Literature

    Course Course
    BA (Honours) English Literature Creative commons image Icon
    Duration 3600 hours Updated 23 Oct 2017
    English literature is a broad and accessible subject that is important in its own...

    BA (Honours) English Language and Literature

    Course Course
    BA (Honours) English Language and Literature
    Duration 3600 hours Updated 23 Oct 2017
    This degree course offers a stimulating and wide-ranging introduction to English...

    Science project course: frontiers in chemistry

    Course Course
    Advanced level Duration 300 hours Updated 23 Oct 2017 Register by 11 Jan 2018
    This is a project module for the BSc (Hons) Natural Sciences. You'll undertake...

    MA English part 1

    Course Course
    Advanced level Duration 1200 hours Updated 23 Oct 2017 Register by 20 Sep 2018
    In this masters-level module you will explore a rich and varied range of literary...

    Science project course: radiation and matter

    Course Course
    Advanced level Duration 300 hours Updated 23 Oct 2017 Register by 11 Jan 2018
    This is the project module for the BSc (Hons) Natural Sciences. You'll undertake...

    Research project

    Course Course
    Research project Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University/Karen Parker
    Advanced level Duration 600 hours Updated 23 Oct 2017 Register by 30 Nov 2017
    This will be the final module in your chosen MSc, building on your existing...

    Children and young people's worlds: frameworks for integrated practice

    Course Course
    Advanced level Duration 600 hours Updated 23 Oct 2017 Register by 20 Sep 2018
    This is an interdisciplinary module about children's experiences in the...

    MSc project module

    Course Course
    MSc project module Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Irochka | Dreamstime.com
    Advanced level Duration 600 hours Updated 23 Oct 2017 Register by 12 Oct 2017
    This masters-level project module in science, which is entirely online, is an...

    The law dissertation

    Course Course
    The law dissertation Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University/Karen Parker
    Advanced level Duration 600 hours Updated 23 Oct 2017 Register by 19 Oct 2017
    The law dissertation is the final element of our Master of Laws (LLM). It is...

    MA English part 2

    Course Course
    Advanced level Duration 600 hours Updated 23 Oct 2017 Register by 01 Feb 2018
    This module enables you to complete your MA in English by producing a dissertation...
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