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  • 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

    Featuring: Audio Audio
    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: 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...
  • Sartre & de Beauvoir, Guevara & Castro: When the existentialists met the revolutionaries Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Alberto Korda
    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
  • 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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    Article

    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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    TV Programme

    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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    Video

    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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    Article

    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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    Audio

    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...
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