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  • The People on the Notes: Adam Smith Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Bank of England

    The People on the Notes: Adam Smith

    By Dr Anna Plassart

    Adam Smith, author of Wealth of Nations, has been the face of the £20 note since 2007. But have we got the wrong...

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    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    17 Oct 2017

  • The People on the Notes: Adam Smith

    The People on the Notes: Adam Smith Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Bank of England Updated content
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 17 Oct 2017
    Adam Smith, author of Wealth of Nations, has been the face of the £20 note since 2007. But have we got the wrong idea about his impact on the history of...
  • Why I believe 'yes' is only a matter of time Creative commons image Icon Kyoshi Masamune under Creative Commons BY-NC 4.0 license

    Why I believe 'yes' is only a matter of time

    By Dr Gerry Mooney

    Despite voters in 2014 choosing to stay in the United Kingdom, Gerry Mooney believes that in the long run, an...

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    Level: 1 Introductory

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    19 Sep 2017

  • Why I believe 'yes' is only a matter of time

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    Why I believe 'yes' is only a matter of time Creative commons image Icon Kyoshi Masamune under Creative Commons BY-NC 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 19 Sep 2017
    Despite voters in 2014 choosing to stay in the United Kingdom, Gerry Mooney believes that in the long run, an Independent Scotland is inevitable. He explains...
  • Brexit’s impact on the nations of the UK - Student Hub Live's Brexit Special Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University, Standard Youtube Licence
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    30 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    29 Jun 2017

  • Brexit’s impact on the nations of the UK - Student Hub Live's Brexit Special

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    Brexit’s impact on the nations of the UK - Student Hub Live's Brexit Special Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University, Standard Youtube Licence
    Introductory level Duration 30 mins Updated 29 Jun 2017
    The second Brexit Special video from Student Hub Live.
  • Why did the SNP lose seats in the 2017 General Election? Creative commons image Icon Ninian Reid under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license

    Why did the SNP lose seats in the 2017 General Election?

    By Laurie MacFarlane

    As Friday morning dawned, the SNP had lost two of its most senior MPs and 22 seats in total. OpenDemocracy's Laurie...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    12 Jun 2017

  • Why did the SNP lose seats in the 2017 General Election?

    Why did the SNP lose seats in the 2017 General Election? Creative commons image Icon Ninian Reid under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 12 Jun 2017
    As Friday morning dawned, the SNP had lost two of its most senior MPs and 22 seats in total. OpenDemocracy's Laurie MacFarlane shares his personal view on...
  • Election days: 1910 - Asquith rejects foreign interference Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Bain News Service

    Election days: 1910 - Asquith rejects foreign interference

    Campaigning for re-election in Scotland, Prime Minister Herbert Asquith tells foreign nations to keep their...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    31 May 2017

  • Election days: 1910 - Asquith rejects foreign interference

    Election days: 1910 - Asquith rejects foreign interference Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Bain News Service
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 31 May 2017
    Campaigning for re-election in Scotland, Prime Minister Herbert Asquith tells foreign nations to keep their opinions to themselves...
  • Election days: 1880 - Squabbling peers Creative commons image Icon Saffron Blaze under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license

    Election days: 1880 - Squabbling peers

    The Peers of Scotland gather to select their representatives for the new Parliament of 1880. It's not a smooth...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    11 May 2017

  • Election days: 1880 - Squabbling peers

    Election days: 1880 - Squabbling peers Creative commons image Icon Saffron Blaze under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 11 May 2017
    The Peers of Scotland gather to select their representatives for the new Parliament of 1880. It's not a smooth process.
  • Homage to Celtalonia Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: By Source (WP:NFCC#4), Fair use
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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    03 Apr 2017

  • Homage to Celtalonia

    Homage to Celtalonia Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: By Source (WP:NFCC#4), Fair use
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 03 Apr 2017
    What could Brexit mean for Wales, Ireland and Scotland?
  • Is Article 50 the first step towards the collapse of the UK? Creative commons image Icon Eirik Newth under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license

    Is Article 50 the first step towards the collapse of the UK?

    By Janet Morphet

    In a personal view, Janet Morphet warns that the recoil from triggering Article 50 could weaken the bonds of the UK...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    29 Mar 2017

  • Is Article 50 the first step towards the collapse of the UK?

    Is Article 50 the first step towards the collapse of the UK? Creative commons image Icon Eirik Newth under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 29 Mar 2017
    In a personal view, Janet Morphet warns that the recoil from triggering Article 50 could weaken the bonds of the UK nations.
  • IndyRef2?: A Scottish Referendum collection Creative commons image Icon Kyoshi Masamune under Creative Commons BY-NC 4.0 license

    IndyRef2?: A Scottish Referendum collection

    After the Brexit vote, there are gathering calls for a second Scottish Independence Referendum. What might that mean...

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    Article

    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    14 Mar 2017

  • IndyRef2?: A Scottish Referendum collection

    IndyRef2?: A Scottish Referendum collection Creative commons image Icon Kyoshi Masamune under Creative Commons BY-NC 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 14 Mar 2017
    After the Brexit vote, there are gathering calls for a second Scottish Independence Referendum. What might that mean for Scotland, the UK and Europe?
  • What does the law say about a second Scottish independence referendum? Creative commons image Icon Ninian Reid under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    14 Mar 2017

  • What does the law say about a second Scottish independence referendum?

    What does the law say about a second Scottish independence referendum? Creative commons image Icon Ninian Reid under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 14 Mar 2017
    Yesterday [13th March] Nicola Sturgeon demanded a second vote on Scottish Independence. In order to get to the ballot box, the proposal would have to...

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  • Scottish courts and the law

    This free course, Scottish courts and the law, explores the role, function and purpose of the courts in Scotland and their relationship with the...

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    24 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    29 Sep 2017

  • Scottish courts and the law

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    Scottish courts and the law
    Introductory level Duration 24 hours Updated 29 Sep 2017
    This free course, Scottish courts and the law, explores the role, function and...
  • Gaelic in modern Scotland

    Modern Scotland is a multi-lingual country. Gaelic, Scots and English, along with newer introductions from Europe and beyond, all influence the way...

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    15 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    14 Mar 2017

  • Gaelic in modern Scotland

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    Gaelic in modern Scotland Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
    Introductory level Duration 15 hours Updated 14 Mar 2017
    Modern Scotland is a multi-lingual country. Gaelic, Scots and English, along with...
  • OpenLearn Scotland

    This free course, OpenLearn Scotland, is intended to be of interest not only to people living in Scotland, but to anyone wishing to know more about...

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    3 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    13 Mar 2017

  • OpenLearn Scotland

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    OpenLearn Scotland Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
    Introductory level Duration 3 hours Updated 13 Mar 2017
    This free course, OpenLearn Scotland, is intended to be of interest not only to...
  • Foundations for self-directed support in Scotland

    This free course, Foundations for self-directed support in Scotland, explores the development, impact and challenges of personalisation in the...

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    50 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    11 Oct 2016

  • Foundations for self-directed support in Scotland

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    Foundations for self-directed support in Scotland
    Introductory level Duration 50 hours Updated 11 Oct 2016
    This free course, Foundations for self-directed support in Scotland, explores the...
  • Tay Bridge disaster

    The sudden collapse of Scotland's Tay Bridge in 1879 killed more than 70 rail passengers and shocked the population. An extensive inquiry was...

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    20 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

    Updated on:

    06 May 2016

  • Tay Bridge disaster

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    Tay Bridge disaster Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
    Advanced level Duration 20 hours Updated 06 May 2016
    The sudden collapse of Scotland's Tay Bridge in 1879 killed more than 70 rail...
  • Nationalism, self-determination and secession

    What makes a 'nation' and what makes peoples strive for nationhood? This free course, Nationalism, self-determination and secession, will provide...

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    8 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    14 Apr 2016

  • Nationalism, self-determination and secession

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    Nationalism, self-determination and secession Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
    Intermediate level Duration 8 hours Updated 14 Apr 2016
    What makes a 'nation' and what makes peoples strive for nationhood? This free...
  • The politics of devolution

    This free course, The politics of devolution, which contains material from the current Open University second level Politics course DD203 Power,...

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    8 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    14 Apr 2016

  • The politics of devolution

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    The politics of devolution Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
    Intermediate level Duration 8 hours Updated 14 Apr 2016
    This free course, The politics of devolution, which contains material from the...
  • The history of medicine: A Scottish perspective

    In the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, the approach to medicine was vastly different from today. Health is now recognised, at least in most...

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    10 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    14 Apr 2016

  • The history of medicine: A Scottish perspective

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    Intermediate level Duration 10 hours Updated 14 Apr 2016
    In the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, the approach to medicine was vastly...
  • Robert Owen and New Lanark

    Childcare, education, working conditions, healthcare, crime: these issues are hotly debated in today's society. They are also issues that Robert...

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    12 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    14 Apr 2016

  • Robert Owen and New Lanark

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    Intermediate level Duration 12 hours Updated 14 Apr 2016
    Childcare, education, working conditions, healthcare, crime: these issues are...
  • David Hume

    This free course, David Hume, examines Hume's reasons for being complacent in the face of death, as these are laid out in his suppressed essay of...

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    16 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    14 Apr 2016

  • David Hume

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    David Hume Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
    Intermediate level Duration 16 hours Updated 14 Apr 2016
    This free course, David Hume, examines Hume's reasons for being complacent in the...

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    Certificate of Higher Education in Social Care (Scotland)

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    Certificate of Higher Education in Social Care (Scotland) Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Dreamstime
    Duration 1200 hours Updated 23 Oct 2017
    Are you thinking about going into social work or social care? This certificate...

    Diploma of Higher Education in Social Care (Scotland)

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    Diploma of Higher Education in Social Care (Scotland) Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University/Karen Parker
    Duration 2400 hours Updated 23 Oct 2017
    Social care in Scotland is increasingly multidisciplinary and community focused –...

    BA (Honours) Social Work (Scotland)

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    BA (Honours) Social Work (Scotland) Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Dreamstime
    Duration 4800 hours Updated 23 Oct 2017
    Social workers support and protect some of society’s most deprived and vulnerable...

    Law making in Scotland

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    Introductory level Duration 100 hours Updated 23 Oct 2017 Register by 11 Jan 2018
    This module is only available to learners who have completed three OpenLearn...

    Children and young people's worlds: frameworks for integrated practice

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    Advanced level Duration 600 hours Updated 23 Oct 2017 Register by 20 Sep 2018
    This is an interdisciplinary module about children's experiences in the...
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