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  • How did a Scottish golf club shape how we remember the First World War? Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Brideshead
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    Level: 1 Introductory

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    08 Nov 2017

  • How did a Scottish golf club shape how we remember the First World War?

    How did a Scottish golf club shape how we remember the First World War? Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Brideshead
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 08 Nov 2017
    A meeting at a convalescence hospital brought together three men whose war poetry shaped how we view the First World War.
  • Why do Taylor Swift & Sylvia Plath have more in common than you might think? Creative commons image Icon Eva Rinaldi under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license
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    Level: 1 Introductory

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    20 Sep 2017

  • Why do Taylor Swift & Sylvia Plath have more in common than you might think?

    Why do Taylor Swift & Sylvia Plath have more in common than you might think? Creative commons image Icon Eva Rinaldi under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 20 Sep 2017
    Eleanor Spencer-Regan explores the common thread between Look What You Made Me Do and Lady Lazarus
  • World Poetry Day Creative commons image Icon Steve Johnson under CC BY 2.0 licence under Creative-Commons license

    World Poetry Day

    By The OpenLearn team

    21 March is World Poetry Day. Take a look at a range of powerful poems in our poetry prescription tool, view our...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    21 Mar 2017

  • World Poetry Day

    World Poetry Day Creative commons image Icon Steve Johnson under CC BY 2.0 licence under Creative-Commons license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 21 Mar 2017
    21 March is World Poetry Day. Take a look at a range of powerful poems in our poetry prescription tool, view our videos and try a range of free courses.
  • 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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    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    27 Jan 2017

  • Desert Island Discs at 75: An OpenLearn listening list

    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.
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    25 Jan 2017

  • How nervy elites seized Robert Burns before radicals got there first

    Duration 10 mins Updated 25 Jan 2017
    Explore why in the wake of Brexit and President Trump, Robert Burns' poetry is worth reading - especially on Burn's Night! 
  • OpenLearn Live: 14th December 2016 Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Priwo

    OpenLearn Live: 14th December 2016

    By The OpenLearn team

    Why are decisions about oil production made in a country without a significant oil industry?; how Podesta's emails...

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    14 Dec 2016

  • OpenLearn Live: 14th December 2016

    OpenLearn Live: 14th December 2016 Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Priwo
    Updated 14 Dec 2016
    Why are decisions about oil production made in a country without a significant oil industry?; how Podesta's emails were phished, and A poet reads her...
  • OpenLearn Live: 6th December 2016 Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Copyright

    OpenLearn Live: 6th December 2016

    By The OpenLearn team

    Remembering a publisher who shaped the lives of authors and readers alike; how Marie Tharp helped us understand the...

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    06 Dec 2016

  • OpenLearn Live: 6th December 2016

    OpenLearn Live: 6th December 2016 Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Copyright
    Updated 06 Dec 2016
    Remembering a publisher who shaped the lives of authors and readers alike; how Marie Tharp helped us understand the planet and the price of planes. Learning...
  • Songs of Love and Hate: On Leonard Cohen Creative commons image Icon By By jonl1973 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/chigley/2682089366/) [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons under Creative-Commons license

    Songs of Love and Hate: On Leonard Cohen

    By Professor Richard Danson Brown

    After Leonard Cohen's death, Richard Danson Brown explores the way the songwriter specialised in conveying...

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    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    15 Nov 2016

  • Songs of Love and Hate: On Leonard Cohen

    Songs of Love and Hate: On Leonard Cohen Creative commons image Icon By By jonl1973 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/chigley/2682089366/) [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons under Creative-Commons license
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 15 Nov 2016
    After Leonard Cohen's death, Richard Danson Brown explores the way the songwriter specialised in conveying difficulties in father-son relationships through...
  • Bob Dylan as Nobel Laureate: Two reactions Creative commons image Icon Jean-Luc Ourlin under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license

    Bob Dylan as Nobel Laureate: Two reactions

    By Rezwan, Nevin Thompson

    In South Asia, delight. In Japan, dismay. Two writers explore how Asia reacted to Bob Dylan's Nobel prize.

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    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    14 Oct 2016

  • Bob Dylan as Nobel Laureate: Two reactions

    Bob Dylan as Nobel Laureate: Two reactions Creative commons image Icon Jean-Luc Ourlin under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 14 Oct 2016
    In South Asia, delight. In Japan, dismay. Two writers explore how Asia reacted to Bob Dylan's Nobel prize.
  • OpenLearn Live: 13th June 2016 Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: NASA/JPL/DLR

    OpenLearn Live: 13th June 2016

    By The OpenLearn team

    Exploring the heart of one Jupiter's moons, and discover how WB Yeats struggled to find his voice. Free learning from...

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    Level: 1 Introductory

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    13 Jun 2016

  • OpenLearn Live: 13th June 2016

    OpenLearn Live: 13th June 2016 Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: NASA/JPL/DLR
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 13 Jun 2016
    Exploring the heart of one Jupiter's moons, and discover how WB Yeats struggled to find his voice. Free learning from The OU, from across the day.

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  • Schubert's Lieder: Settings of Goethe's poems

    This free course, Schubert's Lieder: Settings of Goethe's poems, looks at the short poems in German that were set to music by Franz Schubert ...

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    16 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    14 Apr 2016

  • Schubert's Lieder: Settings of Goethe's poems

    Schubert's Lieder: Settings of Goethe's poems Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
    Intermediate level Duration 16 hours Updated 14 Apr 2016
    This free course, Schubert's Lieder: Settings of Goethe's poems, looks at the...
  • History of reading tutorial 3: Famous writers and their reading - Elizabeth Barrett Browning and Vernon Lee

    Have you ever wondered about the reading tastes and habits of famous writers in the past? This free course, History of reading tutorial 3: Famous...

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    Free course

    1 hour

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    16 Feb 2016

  • The poetry of Sorley MacLean

    Sorley Maclean (19111996) is regarded as one of the greatest Scottish poets of the twentieth century. This free course, The poetry of Sorley...

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    Free course

    10 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

    Updated on:

    05 Feb 2016

  • The poetry of Sorley MacLean

    The poetry of Sorley MacLean Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
    Advanced level Duration 10 hours Updated 05 Feb 2016
    Sorley Maclean (19111996) is regarded as one of the greatest Scottish poets of the...
  • Form and uses of language

    In this free course, Form and uses of language, we will consider how language can be used in different ways for different purposes. To do this we...

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    4 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    05 Feb 2016

  • Form and uses of language

    Form and uses of language Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
    Introductory level Duration 4 hours Updated 05 Feb 2016
    In this free course, Form and uses of language, we will consider how language can...
  • Approaching poetry

    Do you want to get more out of your reading of poetry? This free course, Approaching poetry, is designed to develop the analytical skills you need...

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    Free course

    20 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    05 Feb 2016

  • Approaching poetry

    Approaching poetry Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
    Intermediate level Duration 20 hours Updated 05 Feb 2016
    Do you want to get more out of your reading of poetry? This free course,...
  • What is poetry?

    Have you always wanted to try to write poetry but never quite managed to start? This free course, What is poetry?, is designed to illustrate the...

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    12 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    27 Jan 2016

  • What is poetry?

    What is poetry? Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
    Introductory level Duration 12 hours Updated 27 Jan 2016
    Have you always wanted to try to write poetry but never quite managed to start?...

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    MA Creative Writing part 1

    Advanced level Duration 600 hours Updated 04 Dec 2017 Register by 20 Sep 2018
    Building on skills learned at undergraduate level or as a practising writer, this...

    Advanced creative writing

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    Advanced level Duration 600 hours Updated 04 Dec 2017 Register by 13 Sep 2018
    Advanced creative writingdevelops your writing ability by widening your generic...

    MA Creative Writing part 2

    Advanced level Duration 1200 hours Updated 04 Dec 2017 Register by 20 Sep 2018
    This module is the second part of the MA in Creative Writing. You will build on...
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