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Outside the book

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Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 28 Oct 2014
Delve into the surprising world of literary theory with these five quirky animations, narrated by comedian Josie Long. 

Of skulls and hearts

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Updated 13 Feb 2014
From the hearts on your Valentine's card to the skull of a martyr in a Roman altar, what's the connection? 

A dangerous kind of love

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Introductory level Updated 13 Feb 2013
In this video, Meg Barker explains why society's preoccupation with a certain kind of romantic love over all other kinds can be damaging 

Meg Barker rewrites the rules

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Updated 17 Nov 2012
If everyone were to read and absorb the message in the book Rewriting The Rules, the world would be a much better place, writes Professor Fred...

An interrogation of modern love

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Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 16 May 2012
Dr Jacqui Gabb, senior lecturer in social policy at The Open University, delves into Why Love Hurts by Eva Illouz - an interrogatation of...

Thinking Allowed - A crisis of waste

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Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 11 Apr 2012
Household refuse is the focus of this week's Thinking Allowed. Find out more then read an exclusive article on the subject from The Open University...

Enduring Love

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Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 14 Feb 2012
In this collection of audio and video podcasts, we ask how some couples manage to stay together for years, sometimes forever

Enduring Love

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Enduring Love Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University 2012
Introductory level Duration 1 hour 15 mins Updated 13 Jan 2012
With ever-increasing divorce rates and relationship break-ups, how do some couples manage to stay together for years, sometimes forever? In this...

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John Webster, The Duchess of Malfi

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Intermediate level Duration 12 hours Updated 01 Nov 2011
This unit concentrates on Acts 1 and 2 of John Webster’s Renaissance tragedy, The Duchess of Malfi. It focuses on the representation of marriage...

Pygmalion meets Buffy the Vampire Slayer

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Pygmalion meets Buffy the Vampire Slayer Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University 2010
Advanced level Duration 55 mins Updated 17 Aug 2010
The popular American TV series "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" spanned seven seasons and gained a cult following. But how is it linked to the culture of...