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The language of baking across Europe

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The language of baking across Europe Creative commons image Credit: Sifu Renka under CC-BY-NC-ND licence
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 12 Mar 2012
Read and listen to the language of bakeries and cake shops across eight European countries by exploring our map. Find out about regional and ...

Discover English in the LearningSpace

Discover English in the LearningSpace Creative commons image Credit: incurable_hippie under CC-BY-NC licence
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 25 Jul 2011
Want to get to know our mother tongue like one of your own family? Spend some time in the LearningSpace...

The History of English in Ten Minutes

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The History of English in Ten Minutes Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University 2011
Introductory level Duration 20 mins Updated 22 Jun 2011
Where did the phrase ‘a wolf in sheep’s clothing’ come from? And when did scientists finally get round to naming sexual body parts? Voiced by Clive...

Darwin and language diversity

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Darwin and language diversity Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University 2009
Introductory level Duration 30 mins Updated 09 Nov 2009
Can Darwin's theory of evolution be applied to languages? If so what are the analogues for natural selection and species diversification? What...

Debate: Manorexia?

Debate: Manorexia? Copyrighted image Credit: Jupiter Images
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 26 Oct 2009
Forum guest Sara W wondered if there was any reason for a separate word for men with eating disorders

Debate: Saving dying languages

Debate: Saving dying languages Copyrighted image Credit: Jupiter Images
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 07 Oct 2009
Forum member David A Cooper had an interest in the future of languages under threat

Words & language: Points for debate

Words & language: Points for debate Copyrighted image Credit: Jupiter Images
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 30 Sep 2009
Inspired by Word4Word, our forum members joined the debate about how we communicate, and what our language tells us.

Debate: Pacific v specific

Debate: Pacific v specific Copyrighted image Credit: Jupiter Images
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 29 Jul 2009
Forum member Dianeuk raised a pet hate

Debate: Careen

Debate: Careen Copyrighted image Credit: Jupiter Images
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 10 Jul 2009
Forum member Kasper shared one of his language peeves

Debate: The silly slip

Debate: The silly slip Copyrighted image Credit: Jupiter Images
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 20 Feb 2008
Forum guest David O was curious as to how words change their meanings

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Duchess of Malfi: Deconstructing the play

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Duchess of Malfi: Deconstructing the play Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University 2011
Intermediate level Duration 30 mins Updated 05 Oct 2011
Does the Duchess of Malfi have any resonance with modern-day audiences? Are it’s themes of politics and revenge still relevant today? Since it was...

English: Personal Experiences

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English: Personal Experiences Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University 2011
Intermediate level Duration 45 mins Updated 18 May 2011
How has the English language influenced your life? How would you define your relationship with English? In this collection these questions are...

Inuit Throat Singing

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Inuit Throat Singing Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University 2009
Introductory level Duration 20 mins Updated 26 Mar 2010
In many cultures, song is perhaps one of the most important traditions. What is extraordinary about the Inuit musical tradition is the way they...

The Italian Cantastorie

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The Italian Cantastorie Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University 2009
Introductory level Duration 40 mins Updated 08 Mar 2010
Italians are world renowned as passionate people, and their passion feeds through to their music and story telling. This album explores the...

Voice of Indian Song

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Voice of Indian Song Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University 2009
Introductory level Duration 25 mins Updated 08 Mar 2010
Traditional Indian singing is intoxicating - but what is it about singing, and listening to others sing, that makes it so significant? In this...

Indian Raga Music

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Indian Raga Music Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University 2009
Introductory level Duration 25 mins Updated 08 Mar 2010
The music of North India is mesmerising, and shrouded in tradition and culture. There, raga is the art of life - it is the music of the mind. The...

Norma Waterson: English Folk Singing

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Norma Waterson: English Folk Singing Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University 2009
Introductory level Duration 45 mins Updated 08 Mar 2010
Song, in its many forms, surrounds us - and may have been a feature of life since the very beginnings of human history. It is practiced in every...

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The art history dissertation

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The art history dissertation Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University/Karen Parker Updated content
Masters level Duration 600 hours Updated 18 Aug 2014 Register by 05 Dec 2014
Complete your MA in Art History with a dissertation of 16,000-18,000 words, on a subject of your choice, with the guidance of your tutor.  

The music dissertation

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The music dissertation Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University / Karen Parker Updated content
Masters level Duration 600 hours Updated 22 Aug 2014 Register by 05 Dec 2014
Complete your MA in Music with a dissertation of 16,000-18,000 words, on a subject of your choice, with the guidance of your  tutor.

The philosophy dissertation

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The philosophy dissertation Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University / Karen Parker Updated content
Masters level Duration 600 hours Updated 22 Aug 2014 Register by 05 Dec 2014
Complete your MA in Philosophy with a dissertation of 16,000-18,000 words, on a subject of your choice, with the aid and guidance of your tutor.

The classical studies dissertation

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The classical studies dissertation Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University/Karen Parker Updated content
Masters level Duration 600 hours Updated 18 Aug 2014 Register by 05 Dec 2014
Complete your MA in Classical Studies with a dissertation of 16,000-18,000 words, on a subject of your choice, with the guidance of your course tutor.