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  • The Fifteen Billion Pound Railway: The Final Countdown Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Crossrail Ltd

    TV Programme

    15 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    30 May 2017

  • The Fifteen Billion Pound Railway: The Final Countdown

    The Fifteen Billion Pound Railway: The Final Countdown Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Crossrail Ltd
    Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 30 May 2017
    Ten thousand engineers and construction workers race to complete Crossrail.
  • Privatising Thames Water Creative commons image Icon Richard Ellis under Creative Commons BY-NC 4.0 license

    Privatising Thames Water

    By Michael Pryke

    How did a public utlity turn into a financial instrument?

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    Article

    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    18 May 2017

  • Privatising Thames Water

    Privatising Thames Water Creative commons image Icon Richard Ellis under Creative Commons BY-NC 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 18 May 2017
    How did a public utlity turn into a financial instrument?
  • Brits Who Built The Modern World: A video collection Creative commons image Icon Matt Brown under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license

    Brits Who Built The Modern World: A video collection

    Collected extracts from the BBC/OU series exploring the titans of British architecture

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    Video

    15 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    03 May 2017

  • Brits Who Built The Modern World: A video collection

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    Brits Who Built The Modern World: A video collection Creative commons image Icon Matt Brown under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 03 May 2017
    Collected extracts from the BBC/OU series exploring the titans of British architecture
  • Virtual reality, 19th Century style: The history of the panorama and balloon view Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Rudolph Ackermann

    Virtual reality, 19th Century style: The history of the panorama and balloon view

    By Dr Lily Ford

    Across the late 18th and 19th centuries, the public embraced the magic of the panorama - a clamour which owed a lot...

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    Article

    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    13 Apr 2017

  • Virtual reality, 19th Century style: The history of the panorama and balloon view

    Virtual reality, 19th Century style: The history of the panorama and balloon view Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Rudolph Ackermann
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 13 Apr 2017
    Across the late 18th and 19th centuries, the public embraced the magic of the panorama - a clamour which owed a lot to the popularity of hot air ballooning.
  • How can authorities plan for an unexpected terrorist tactic? Creative commons image Icon DAVID HOLT under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license

    How can authorities plan for an unexpected terrorist tactic?

    By Patrick Dunleavy

    Parliament’s security is under review following the attack in Westminster. But, when pedestrians could be hit next to...

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    Article

    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    28 Mar 2017

  • How can authorities plan for an unexpected terrorist tactic?

    How can authorities plan for an unexpected terrorist tactic? Creative commons image Icon DAVID HOLT under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 28 Mar 2017
    Parliament’s security is under review following the attack in Westminster. But, when pedestrians could be hit next to Big Ben, there may be more to review...
  • Methods in Motion: Getting on your bike, and looking for answers Creative commons image Icon Garry Knight under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license

    Methods in Motion: Getting on your bike, and looking for answers

    By Dr Peter Wood

    Dr Peter Wood, a Visiting Fellow with the Geography Discipline, argues that although methodological choices are often...

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    Article

    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    20 Feb 2017

  • Methods in Motion: Getting on your bike, and looking for answers

    Methods in Motion: Getting on your bike, and looking for answers Creative commons image Icon Garry Knight under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 20 Feb 2017
    Dr Peter Wood, a Visiting Fellow with the Geography Discipline, argues that although methodological choices are often seen as technical decisions, they can...
  • Post-Brexit, some banks consider their options Creative commons image Icon .Martin. under Creative Commons BY-ND 4.0 license

    Post-Brexit, some banks consider their options

    By Emmanuel Yujuico

    As some banks consider leaving London to adjust to a post-Brexit world, Emmanuel Yujuico suggests that there might...

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    Article

    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    07 Feb 2017

  • Post-Brexit, some banks consider their options

    Post-Brexit, some banks consider their options Creative commons image Icon .Martin. under Creative Commons BY-ND 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 07 Feb 2017
    As some banks consider leaving London to adjust to a post-Brexit world, Emmanuel Yujuico suggests that there might not be a single replacement hub in the...
  • It's 1892, and the future's bright for gas lighting Creative commons image Icon Andrew Davidson at en.wikipedia under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license

    It's 1892, and the future's bright for gas lighting

    The new electric lighting will never be more than a luxury product, stockholders in the Gas Light & Coke...

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    Article

    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    26 Jan 2017

  • It's 1892, and the future's bright for gas lighting

    It's 1892, and the future's bright for gas lighting Creative commons image Icon Andrew Davidson at en.wikipedia under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 26 Jan 2017
    The new electric lighting will never be more than a luxury product, stockholders in the Gas Light & Coke Company are reassured at the company's ...
  • Methods in Motion: Occupying spaces in Hong Kong and London Creative commons image Icon Charlie Owen under Creative Commons BY-NC 4.0 license

    Methods in Motion: Occupying spaces in Hong Kong and London

    By Dr Paul-François Tremlett

    Paul-Francois Tremlett explored the spaces the Occupy movement created - physical spaces, but also political spaces.

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    Article

    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    24 Jan 2017

  • Methods in Motion: Occupying spaces in Hong Kong and London

    Methods in Motion: Occupying spaces in Hong Kong and London Creative commons image Icon Charlie Owen under Creative Commons BY-NC 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 24 Jan 2017
    Paul-Francois Tremlett explored the spaces the Occupy movement created - physical spaces, but also political spaces.
  • The Secret History of Our Streets - London Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Map used with thanks to the LSE

    The Secret History of Our Streets - London

    Six streets - apparently unremarkable, but each one with a lot to tell us about how life and London has changed in 150 years.

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    Updated on:

    08 Nov 2016

  • The Secret History of Our Streets - London

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    The Secret History of Our Streets - London Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Map used with thanks to the LSE
    Updated 08 Nov 2016
    Six streets - apparently unremarkable, but each one with a lot to tell us about how life and London has changed in 150 years.

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  • Sam Selvon, The Lonely Londoners

    This free course concentrates on Sam Selvon's twentieth-century novel, The Lonely Londoners. It considers the depiction of migration in the text as...

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    10 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    06 Jan 2016

  • Sam Selvon, The Lonely Londoners

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    Sam Selvon, The Lonely Londoners Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
    Intermediate level Duration 10 hours Updated 06 Jan 2016
    This free course concentrates on Sam Selvon's twentieth-century novel, The Lonely...

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    Environmental management 2

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    Environmental management 2
    Advanced level Duration 300 hours Updated 16 Mar 2017 Register by 14 Sep 2017
    This module further develops your environmental management and systems thinking...
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