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    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

    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

    Featuring: Audio Audio
    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.
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    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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    2 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    19 Dec 2016

  • To Walk Invisible

    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...
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    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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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    16 Dec 2016

  • To Walk Invisible: Interview with the crew

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    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...
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    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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    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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    Article

    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    27 Nov 2016

  • Sartre & de Beauvoir, Guevara & Castro: When the existentialists met the revolutionaries

    Sartre & de Beauvoir, Guevara & Castro: When the existentialists met the revolutionaries Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Alberto Korda
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 27 Nov 2016
    The French writers and the Cuban revolutionaries spent some time together in 1960
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    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.
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    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...

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    TV Programme

    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    08 Jun 2016

  • The Secret Life of Children's Books

    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...
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    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.
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    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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    Article

    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    19 Feb 2016

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

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    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...

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    Molecules in medicine

    Course Course
    Advanced level Duration 600 hours Updated 17 Sep 2018 Register by 10 Jan 2019
    This module surveys a prominent area of contemporary medical science: the...

    Science project course: geosciences

    Course Course
    Advanced level Duration 300 hours Updated 17 Sep 2018 Register by 10 Jan 2019
    This is the project module for the BSc (Hons) Natural Sciences. You will undertake...

    Dissertation (HRM)

    Course Course
    Advanced level Duration 600 hours Updated 17 Sep 2018 Register by 18 Oct 2018
    This is the final module in the MSc in Human Resource Management (HRM). This...

    English Literature from Shakespeare to Austen

    Course Course
    Advanced level Duration 600 hours Updated 17 Sep 2018 Register by 13 Sep 2018
    This module takes you on an engaging journey through a diverse selection of great...

    Dissertation (Finance)

    Course Course
    Advanced level Duration 600 hours Updated 17 Sep 2018 Register by 18 Oct 2018
    This is the final module in the MSc in Finance. This module will enable you to...

    Managing research in the workplace

    Course Course
    Advanced level Duration 300 hours Updated 17 Sep 2018 Register by 18 Oct 2018
    This module will provide students with an introduction to research skills in order...

    Reading and studying literature

    Course Course
    Intermediate level Duration 600 hours Updated 17 Sep 2018 Register by 13 Sep 2018
    This module will introduce you to the study of English literature by looking at a...

    MSc project module for MSc in Medicinal Chemistry

    Course Course
    Advanced level Duration 600 hours Updated 17 Sep 2018 Register by 11 Oct 2018
    In this project module, which is entirely online, you'll carry out an in-depth...

    Children's literature

    Course Course
    Advanced level Duration 600 hours Updated 17 Sep 2018 Register by 13 Sep 2018
    This module provides a broad introduction to the vibrant and growing field of...
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