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  • Why do so many children’s stories feature magical creatures?

    By Dena Attar

    Dr Dena Attar explores why children's stories are often filled with magical creatures.

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    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    08 Jun 2016

  • Why do so many children’s stories feature magical creatures?

    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 08 Jun 2016
    Dr Dena Attar explores why children's stories are often filled with magical creatures.
  • The Secret Life of Children's Books Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC

    The Secret Life of Children's Books

    This two part OU/BBC co-production looks at the secret lives of 'The Five Children and It' by E. Nesbitt and 'The Water Babies' by...

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    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    08 Jun 2016

  • The Secret Life of Children's Books

    The Secret Life of Children's Books Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 08 Jun 2016
    This two part OU/BBC co-production looks at the secret lives of 'The Five Children and It' by E. Nesbitt and 'The Water Babies' by Charles Kingsley...
  • OpenLearn Live: 3rd March 2016 Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: US Government

    OpenLearn Live: 3rd March 2016

    By The OpenLearn team

    The superbugs that could destroy us all; the first decade of The Bottom Line - and then more free learning across the...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    03 Mar 2016

  • OpenLearn Live: 3rd March 2016

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    OpenLearn Live: 3rd March 2016 Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: US Government
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 03 Mar 2016
    The superbugs that could destroy us all; the first decade of The Bottom Line - and then more free learning across the day.
  • Harper Lee's life was as surprising as any work of fiction Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Public Domain

    Harper Lee's life was as surprising as any work of fiction

    By Professor Richard Gray

    Harper Lee, who has died at the age of 89, had a life that was as curious as any plot from a novel. Writing in 2015,...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    19 Feb 2016

  • Harper Lee's life was as surprising as any work of fiction

    Harper Lee's life was as surprising as any work of fiction Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Public Domain
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 19 Feb 2016
    Harper Lee, who has died at the age of 89, had a life that was as curious as any plot from a novel. Writing in 2015, before the publication of Go Set A...
  • Do books need trigger warnings for distressing content? Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC

    Do books need trigger warnings for distressing content?

    At Lancaster University English literature students have requested that trigger warnings be added to texts that...

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    5 mins

    Updated on:

    09 Dec 2015

  • Do books need trigger warnings for distressing content?

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    Do books need trigger warnings for distressing content? Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC
    Duration 5 mins Updated 09 Dec 2015
    At Lancaster University English literature students have requested that trigger warnings be added to texts that include distressing passages. Claudia Hammond...
  • 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.
  • The author at home Creative commons image Icon David Iliff [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons under Creative-Commons license

    The author at home

    By Professor Nicola Watson

    Why do people visit museums of writers' homes? Discover the secret life of authors in this short video.

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    20 Oct 2015

  • The author at home

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    The author at home Creative commons image Icon David Iliff [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons under Creative-Commons license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 20 Oct 2015
    Why do people visit museums of writers' homes? Discover the secret life of authors in this short video.
  • Edward Lear's Nonsense Songs Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: © BBC

    Edward Lear's Nonsense Songs

    Make your own nonsense and learn about Edward Lear’s innovative production techniques.

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    Article

    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    07 Sep 2015

  • Edward Lear's Nonsense Songs

    Edward Lear's Nonsense Songs Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: © BBC
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 07 Sep 2015
    Make your own nonsense and learn about Edward Lear’s innovative production techniques.
  • The Faerie Queene Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: © BBC

    The Faerie Queene

    Find out how Elizabethans read Edmund Spenser's The Faerie Queene and see it as the Victorians did. 

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    Article

    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    07 Sep 2015

  • The Faerie Queene

    The Faerie Queene Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: © BBC
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 07 Sep 2015
    Find out how Elizabethans read Edmund Spenser's The Faerie Queene and see it as the Victorians did. 
  • Collecting Shakespeare: Crowd funding and rediscovered plays Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Public domain

    Collecting Shakespeare: Crowd funding and rediscovered plays

    A benefit gig, a rediscovered lost play and a beef with Alexander Pope: Lewis Theobald's 18th Century edition of...

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    Article

    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    07 Apr 2015

  • Collecting Shakespeare: Crowd funding and rediscovered plays

    Collecting Shakespeare: Crowd funding and rediscovered plays Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Public domain
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 07 Apr 2015
    A benefit gig, a rediscovered lost play and a beef with Alexander Pope: Lewis Theobald's 18th Century edition of Shakespeare plays could have fitted...

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    Science project course: geosciences

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    Advanced level Duration 300 hours Updated 14 Aug 2017 Register by 11 Jan 2018
    This is the project module for the BSc (Hons) Natural Sciences. You will undertake...

    Dissertation (HRM)

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    Advanced level Duration 600 hours Updated 14 Aug 2017 Register by 19 Oct 2017
    This is the final module in the MSc in Human Resource Management (HRM). This...

    English Literature from Shakespeare to Austen

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    Advanced level Duration 600 hours Updated 14 Aug 2017 Register by 14 Sep 2017
    This module takes you on an engaging journey through a diverse selection of great...

    Dissertation (Finance)

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    Advanced level Duration 600 hours Updated 14 Aug 2017 Register by 19 Oct 2017
    This is the final module in the MSc in Finance. This module will enable you to...

    Managing research in the workplace

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    Advanced level Duration 300 hours Updated 14 Aug 2017 Register by 19 Oct 2017
    This module will provide students with an introduction to research skills in order...

    Reading and studying literature

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    Intermediate level Duration 600 hours Updated 14 Aug 2017 Register by 14 Sep 2017
    Reading and studying literaturebuilds on the introductory modules in arts and...

    MSc project module for MSc in Medicinal Chemistry

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    MSc project module for MSc in Medicinal Chemistry Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Irochka | Dreamstime.com
    Advanced level Duration 600 hours Updated 14 Aug 2017 Register by 12 Oct 2017
    This masters-level project module, which is entirely online, is an opportunity for...

    Children's literature

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    Advanced level Duration 600 hours Updated 14 Aug 2017 Register by 14 Sep 2017
    This module provides a broad introduction to the vibrant and growing field of...
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