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  • The Hunt Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Silverback Films

    The Hunt

    Another chance to enjoy the award-winning, ground-breaking OU/BBC natural history series The Hunt. Narrated by Sir David Attenborough the...

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    18 Mar 2017

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    Another chance to enjoy the award-winning, ground-breaking OU/BBC natural history series The Hunt. Narrated by Sir David Attenborough the series...
  • Sound Waves: The Symphony of Physics Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The BBC

    Sound Waves: The Symphony of Physics

    Dr Helen Czerski takes us on a sonic odyssey through the sounds of the universe – to reveal what the physics of sound can tell us about the world...

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    09 Mar 2017

  • Sound Waves: The Symphony of Physics

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    Sound Waves: The Symphony of Physics Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The BBC
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 09 Mar 2017
    Dr Helen Czerski takes us on a sonic odyssey through the sounds of the universe – to reveal what the physics of sound can tell us about the world and how it...
  • Yes, we still need International Women's Day Creative commons image Icon Dying Regime under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license

    Yes, we still need International Women's Day

    By Rose Capdevila

    The belief that somehow International Women's Day is marching down the paths of long-secured victories is misplaced,...

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    Level: 1 Introductory

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    08 Mar 2017

  • Yes, we still need International Women's Day

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    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 08 Mar 2017
    The belief that somehow International Women's Day is marching down the paths of long-secured victories is misplaced, say Rose Capdevila and Lisa Lazard
  • The Switch tells us a lot about Nintendo Creative commons image Icon Elvis untot under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license

    The Switch tells us a lot about Nintendo

    By Dr Brendan Cassidy

    Nintendo's new console, the Switch, makes perfect sense in light of the company's history, says Brendan Cassidy.

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    08 Mar 2017

  • The Switch tells us a lot about Nintendo

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    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 08 Mar 2017
    Nintendo's new console, the Switch, makes perfect sense in light of the company's history, says Brendan Cassidy.
  • Project Fear: Fear is coming Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Simon Bell, Charles Cutting & The Open University

    Project Fear: Fear is coming

    By Professor Simon Bell

    An uncertain world. Can systems thinking free us from fear? Simon Bell & Charles Cutting's graphic novel asks the...

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    07 Mar 2017

  • Project Fear: Fear is coming

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    Project Fear: Fear is coming Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Simon Bell, Charles Cutting & The Open University
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 07 Mar 2017
    An uncertain world. Can systems thinking free us from fear? Simon Bell & Charles Cutting's graphic novel asks the question.
  • Ancient Greece: The greatest show on Earth Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC

    Ancient Greece: The greatest show on Earth

    Join us on a journey to the ancient world and explore the heart of Athens: the theatre.

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    Join us on a journey to the ancient world and explore the heart of Athens: the theatre.
  • What makes near-future Sci-Fi especially scary? Creative commons image Icon Mark Hill under Creative Commons BY-ND 4.0 license

    What makes near-future Sci-Fi especially scary?

    By Amy C Chambers

    Science fiction set in the near-now can unsettle more than tales from the year 2525. Why is that?

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    03 Mar 2017

  • What makes near-future Sci-Fi especially scary?

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    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 03 Mar 2017
    Science fiction set in the near-now can unsettle more than tales from the year 2525. Why is that?
  • Meg Russell discusses the House of Lords Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Dreamstime

    Meg Russell discusses the House of Lords

    By Meg Russell, Dr Richard Heffernan

    An interview with Meg Russell, an expert in the workings of the House of Lords. 

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    27 Feb 2017

  • Meg Russell discusses the House of Lords

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    Introductory level Duration 20 mins Updated 27 Feb 2017
    An interview with Meg Russell, an expert in the workings of the House of Lords. 
  • Behind the scenes of 'The Secrets of Your Food' with James Wong Creative commons image Icon The Open University under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license

    Behind the scenes of 'The Secrets of Your Food' with James Wong

    James talks to us about his experience working on the programme, extreme temperatures in Peru and why rice is so...

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    23 Feb 2017

  • Behind the scenes of 'The Secrets of Your Food' with James Wong

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    Behind the scenes of 'The Secrets of Your Food' with James Wong Creative commons image Icon The Open University under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 23 Feb 2017
    James talks to us about his experience working on the programme, extreme temperatures in Peru and why rice is so important in the Philippines.
  • What do we know about the seven Earth-like planets?

    By Professor David Rothery

    Yesterday, space scientists announced the discovery of a star that is being orbited by seven Earth-like planets. Here...

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    23 Feb 2017

  • What do we know about the seven Earth-like planets?

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    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 23 Feb 2017
    Yesterday, space scientists announced the discovery of a star that is being orbited by seven Earth-like planets. Here's Dave Rothery with what you need to...

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  • The value of coffee

    This free course explores the economic and cultural value of coffee. You will follow the chain of processes that connect the drink you enjoy on a...

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    Introductory level Duration 3 hours Updated 20 Mar 2017
    This free course explores the economic and cultural value of coffee. You will...
  • Fundamentals of accounting

    Learn about the essential numerical and double-entry skills required for accounting. This free course, Fundamentals of accounting, will explain the...

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    8 hours

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    17 Mar 2017

  • Fundamentals of accounting

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    Introductory level Duration 8 hours Updated 17 Mar 2017
    Learn about the essential numerical and double-entry skills required for...
  • Language in the real world

    This free course, Language in the real world, explains and illustrates why a knowledge about how language works (i.e. ‘linguistics’) is helpful –...

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    16 Mar 2017

  • Language in the real world

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    Language in the real world Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Courtesy © Neil Mitchell Updated content
    Advanced level Duration 6 hours Updated 16 Mar 2017
    This free course, Language in the real world, explains and illustrates why a...
  • Understanding musical scores

    This free course, Understanding musical scores, provides a general introduction to how to understand a musical score, and insights into what...

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    12 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    15 Mar 2017

  • Understanding musical scores

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    Understanding musical scores Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: © Emir Memedovski/iStockphoto.com Updated content
    Introductory level Duration 12 hours Updated 15 Mar 2017
    This free course, Understanding musical scores, provides a general introduction to...
  • 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

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    14 Mar 2017

  • Gaelic in modern Scotland

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    Introductory level Duration 15 hours Updated 14 Mar 2017
    Modern Scotland is a multi-lingual country. Gaelic, Scots and English, along with...
  • Water for life

    Atoms, elements and molecules are the building blocks of everything that makes up our world, including ourselves. In this free course, Water for...

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    15 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    14 Mar 2017

  • Water for life

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    Water for life Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission Updated content
    Introductory level Duration 15 hours Updated 14 Mar 2017
    Atoms, elements and molecules are the building blocks of everything that makes up...
  • English grammar in context

    What are the differences between spoken and written English? Is use of grammar more or less complex than it appears? This free course, English...

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    15 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

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    11 Mar 2017

  • English grammar in context

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    English grammar in context Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission Updated content
    Advanced level Duration 15 hours Updated 11 Mar 2017
    What are the differences between spoken and written English? Is use of grammar...
  • Eating to win: activity, diet and weight control

    What should we eat before and after exercise? This free course, Eating to win: activity, diet and weight control, examines the importance of...

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    6 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    10 Mar 2017

  • Eating to win: activity, diet and weight control

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    Eating to win: activity, diet and weight control Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission Updated content
    Introductory level Duration 6 hours Updated 10 Mar 2017
    What should we eat before and after exercise? This free course, Eating to win:...
  • Learning a second language

    In this free course, Learning a second language, we will consider how students learn how to make meaning through learning additional languages...

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    4 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

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    10 Mar 2017

  • Learning a second language

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    Learning a second language Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission Updated content
    Advanced level Duration 4 hours Updated 10 Mar 2017
    In this free course, Learning a second language, we will consider how students...
  • Gene therapy

    Following on from the advances made in diagnosing disorders using genetic testing, this free course, Gene therapy, looks at the possibilities for...

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    4 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    08 Mar 2017

  • Gene therapy

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    Gene therapy Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
    Introductory level Duration 4 hours Updated 08 Mar 2017
    Following on from the advances made in diagnosing disorders using genetic testing,...
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