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  • 25th International Radio Playwriting Competition Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC

    25th International Radio Playwriting Competition

    The only global competition for radio playwrights. Find out more about 2015-16's event and explore drama and...

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    Article

    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    18 Jan 2017

  • 25th International Radio Playwriting Competition

    25th International Radio Playwriting Competition Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 18 Jan 2017
    The only global competition for radio playwrights. Find out more about 2015-16's event and explore drama and dramatists with OpenLearn.
  • An introduction to grammar Creative commons image Icon Chris Blakeley under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 licence under Creative-Commons license

    An introduction to grammar

    What is grammar, and how does it help us communicate? Our short video reveals all...

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    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    24 Feb 2016

  • An introduction to grammar

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    An introduction to grammar Creative commons image Icon Chris Blakeley under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 licence under Creative-Commons license
    Introductory level Updated 24 Feb 2016
    What is grammar, and how does it help us communicate? Our short video reveals all...
  • 24th International Radio Playwriting Competition Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Photochecker | Dreamstime.com

    24th International Radio Playwriting Competition

    By The OpenLearn team

    The winners of the competition have been announced. Find out more and explore drama and dramatists with OpenLearn.

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    Article

    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    28 Nov 2014

  • 24th International Radio Playwriting Competition

    24th International Radio Playwriting Competition Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Photochecker | Dreamstime.com
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 28 Nov 2014
    The winners of the competition have been announced. Find out more and explore drama and dramatists with OpenLearn.
  • The Secret Life of Books: Frankenstein Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC

    The Secret Life of Books: Frankenstein

    Anatomist and author Professor Alice Roberts dissects one of the earliest examples of Science Fiction, Mary Shelley's...

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    Updated on:

    29 Oct 2014

  • The Secret Life of Books: Frankenstein

    The Secret Life of Books: Frankenstein Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC
    Updated 29 Oct 2014
    Anatomist and author Professor Alice Roberts dissects one of the earliest examples of Science Fiction, Mary Shelley's Frankenstein. 
  • The Secret Life of Books: The episodes Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC

    The Secret Life of Books: The episodes

    Lose yourself in the plot of each episode from the BBC Four series The Secret Life of Books.

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    Updated on:

    12 Aug 2014

  • The Secret Life of Books: The episodes

    The Secret Life of Books: The episodes Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC
    Updated 12 Aug 2014
    Lose yourself in the plot of each episode from the BBC Four series The Secret Life of Books.
  • OU on the BBC: The Secret Life of Books Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC
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    10 Jul 2014

  • OU on the BBC: The Secret Life of Books

    OU on the BBC: The Secret Life of Books Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC
    Updated 10 Jul 2014
    Uncover the secrets of six classic works of fiction that we all know and love.
  • 20th century authors: making the connections

    By The OpenLearn team

    Which writers were fast friends - and who had book-throwing beefs? Unpick the cliques and clans of 20th century...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    20 Aug 2013

  • 20th century authors: making the connections

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    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 20 Aug 2013
    Which writers were fast friends - and who had book-throwing beefs? Unpick the cliques and clans of 20th century literature
  • The rise of the minority voice Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC

    The rise of the minority voice

    The Open University's Nicholas Foxton explores the story of how minority voices came to enrich and save British...

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    Article

    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    16 Aug 2010

  • The rise of the minority voice

    The rise of the minority voice Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 16 Aug 2010
    The Open University's Nicholas Foxton explores the story of how minority voices came to enrich and save British fiction from 1970 onwards
  • The brave new world of modernism Creative commons image Icon By annethelibrarian via Flickr under Creative Commons licence under Creative-Commons license

    The brave new world of modernism

    By Dr Peter Lawson

    Dr Peter Lawson explores modernism in preparation for the first episode of In Their Own Words: British Novelists...

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    Article

    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    09 Aug 2010

  • The brave new world of modernism

    The brave new world of modernism Creative commons image Icon By annethelibrarian via Flickr under Creative Commons licence under Creative-Commons license
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 09 Aug 2010
    Dr Peter Lawson explores modernism in preparation for the first episode of In Their Own Words: British Novelists which will cover the ruins of war
  • Juliet Wilson's story Creative commons image Icon 1950s biscuit tin (detail) / CC BY-NC 2.0 under Creative-Commons license

    Juliet Wilson's story

    By Creative Climate community

    Explore the personal side of climate change with Juliet Wilson's diary entry.

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    Article

    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    28 Jul 2010

  • Juliet Wilson's story

    Juliet Wilson's story Creative commons image Icon 1950s biscuit tin (detail) / CC BY-NC 2.0 under Creative-Commons license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 28 Jul 2010
    Explore the personal side of climate change with Juliet Wilson's diary entry.

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  • Writing what you know

    Do you want to improve your descriptive writing? This free course, Writing what you know, will help you to develop your perception of the world...

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    8 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    20 Jul 2017

  • Writing what you know

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    Writing what you know Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
    Introductory level Duration 8 hours Updated 20 Jul 2017
    Do you want to improve your descriptive writing? This free course, Writing what...
  • English: skills for learning

    English: skills for learning, is a free course for anybody who is thinking of studying for a university degree and would like to develop the...

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    Free course

    24 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    04 Apr 2017

  • English: skills for learning

    Free Course Free Course
    English: skills for learning Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: © PepitolPhotos/Istockphoto.com
    Introductory level Duration 24 hours Updated 04 Apr 2017
    English: skills for learning, is a free course for anybody who is thinking of...
  • What is good writing?

    Does the idea of essay writing put you off the idea of studying? This free course, What is good writing?, will help you to realise that essays are...

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    12 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    09 Mar 2016

  • What is good writing?

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    What is good writing? Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
    Introductory level Duration 12 hours Updated 09 Mar 2016
    Does the idea of essay writing put you off the idea of studying? This free course,...
  • Spanish: Con mis propias manos

    This free course, Spanish: Con mis propias manos, is designed to develop your knowledge and understanding of Spanish-speaking societies and...

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    Free course

    12 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

    Updated on:

    29 Feb 2016

  • Spanish: Con mis propias manos

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    Spanish: Con mis propias manos Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
    Advanced level Duration 12 hours Updated 29 Feb 2016
    This free course, Spanish: Con mis propias manos, is designed to develop your...

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    MA Creative Writing part 1

    Course Course
    Advanced level Duration 600 hours Updated 16 Oct 2017 Register by 20 Sep 2018
    Building on skills learned at undergraduate level or as a practising writer, this...

    MA English part 2

    Course Course
    Advanced level Duration 600 hours Updated 16 Oct 2017 Register by 01 Feb 2018
    This module enables you to complete your MA in English by producing a dissertation...

    MA Creative Writing part 2

    Course Course
    Advanced level Duration 1200 hours Updated 16 Oct 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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