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  • London’s great smog prompts link with Delhi

    By Alex Kirby

    The UK has cleaner air than in 1952 when the great smog of London descended on the capital – but not yet clean enough...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    19 Feb 2018

  • London’s great smog prompts link with Delhi

    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 19 Feb 2018
    The UK has cleaner air than in 1952 when the great smog of London descended on the capital – but not yet clean enough for thousands.
  • Christmas at war: 1915 - A wish deferred

    The Financial Times struggles to see a brighter future, but hopes that at least city traders will no longer be seen...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    19 Dec 2017

  • Christmas at war: 1915 - A wish deferred

    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 19 Dec 2017
    The Financial Times struggles to see a brighter future, but hopes that at least city traders will no longer be seen as driven purely by greed.
  • The String Quartet

    By Virginia Woolf

    Meeting again after seven years... This short story by Virginia Woolf was originally published in 1921 as part of the...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    18 Jul 2017

  • The String Quartet

    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 18 Jul 2017
    Meeting again after seven years... This short story by Virginia Woolf was originally published in 1921 as part of the Monday or Tuesday collection.
  • Hospital: After the terrorist attack

    The day of the Westminster Bridge terror attack, the team making the BBC/OU co-production Hospital were filming in St...

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    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    12 Jul 2017

  • Hospital: After the terrorist attack

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    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 12 Jul 2017
    The day of the Westminster Bridge terror attack, the team making the BBC/OU co-production Hospital were filming in St Mary's Hospital. Watch some of the...
  • Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Crossrail Ltd

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    15 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    30 May 2017

  • The Fifteen Billion Pound Railway: The Final Countdown

    Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 30 May 2017
    Ten thousand engineers and construction workers race to complete Crossrail.
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    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    18 May 2017

  • Privatising Thames Water

    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 18 May 2017
    How did a public utlity turn into a financial instrument?
  • Video

    15 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    03 May 2017

  • Brits Who Built The Modern World: A video collection

    Featuring: Video Video
    Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 03 May 2017
    Collected extracts from the BBC/OU series exploring the titans of British architecture
  • Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Rudolph Ackermann
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    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?

    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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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    28 Mar 2017

  • How can authorities plan for an unexpected terrorist tactic?

    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

    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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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    20 Feb 2017

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

    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...

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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

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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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