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  • Dying Matters Awareness Week

    By The OpenLearn team

    Learn more about death and dying matters during this year's Dying Matters Awareness Week: 14th-20th May. 

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    Learn more about death and dying matters during this year's Dying Matters Awareness Week: 14th-20th May. 
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    Getting started with a Password Manager

    By Mike Richards

    Overwhelmed by having 12,345 different passwords? Time to get in a manager...

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    11 May 2018

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    Overwhelmed by having 12,345 different passwords? Time to get in a manager...
  • How to read a rock

    By Stacy Phillips

    By understanding the ways in which minerals combine to form rocks like the way words link to form sentences, we can...

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  • How to read a rock

    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 11 May 2018
    By understanding the ways in which minerals combine to form rocks like the way words link to form sentences, we can start to unravel the secrets of the...
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    The Speed of Extinct Organisms

    By The OpenLearn team

    How do we know how fast a T. rex moved? Here's an introduction to palaeobiology and how the speed of movement of...

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  • The Speed of Extinct Organisms

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    How do we know how fast a T. rex moved? Here's an introduction to palaeobiology and how the speed of movement of extinct animals can be calculated.
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    Britain's Fat Fight

    Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall looks at the impact and causes of obesity in modern Britain.

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  • Britain's Fat Fight

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    Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall looks at the impact and causes of obesity in modern Britain.
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  • How to make a mountain: Investigating crustal melting in the Himalaya

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    PhD student, Stacy Phillips, explains how researching granites in Eastern Bhutan can give clues about the evolution of the Himalayan mountain belt. 
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    The Search for a New Earth

    Stephen Hawking believes if mankind is to survive we only have 100 years to colonise another planet… Can we? 

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  • The Search for a New Earth

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    Stephen Hawking believes if mankind is to survive we only have 100 years to colonise another planet… Can we? 
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    The 21st Century Race for Space

    Brian Cox discovers whether the space billionaires can make mass space flight a reality.

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  • The 21st Century Race for Space

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    Brian Cox discovers whether the space billionaires can make mass space flight a reality.
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    How old is a mountain range?

    By Eleni Wood

    Eleni Wood explains how the science of 'geochronology' can be used to effectively analyse the history of a...

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    Eleni Wood explains how the science of 'geochronology' can be used to effectively analyse the history of a mountain range.

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  • Metric spaces and continuity

    This free course contains an introduction to metric spaces and continuity. The key idea is to use three particular properties of the Euclidean...

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  • Rings and polynomials

    This free course contains an introduction to rings and polynomials. We see that polynomial rings have many properties in common with the integers;...

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  • Group theory

    This free course consolidates and builds on group theory studied at OU level 2 or equivalent. Section 1 describes how to construct a group called...

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    This free course consolidates and builds on group theory studied at OU level 2 or...
  • Number theory

    This free course is an introduction to Number Theory. Section 1 provides a brief introduction to the kinds of problem that arise in Number Theory....

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    Protocols in multi-service networks

    The internet, like the telephone system which preceded it, depends for its existence on communications networks. This free course, Protocols in...

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    The internet, like the telephone system which preceded it, depends for its...
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    Start writing fiction

    Have you always wanted to write, but never quite had the courage to start? This free course, Start writing fiction, will give you an insight into...

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    Have you always wanted to write, but never quite had the courage to start? This...
  • Beginners' Chinese

    Learn about Mandarin Chinese as a tool for communication and gain insights into Chinese society and culture. This free course, Beginners’ Chinese,...

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    Learn about Mandarin Chinese as a tool for communication and gain insights into...
  • The science of nutrition and healthy eating

    This free course, The science of nutrition and healthy eating, looks at the science behind nutrition, covering aspects of biology, chemistry and...

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    Working in the voluntary sector

    This free online course, Working in the voluntary sector, will introduce you to some of the main activities carried out by volunteers and staff,...

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    This free online course, Working in the voluntary sector, will introduce you to...
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    Complex numbers

    You may have met complex numbers before, but not had experience in manipulating them. This free course gives an accessible introduction to complex...

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    Certificate in Health and Social Care

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    Certificate in Health and Social Care
    Duration 600 hours Updated 21 May 2018
    Care is constantly in the headlines because it involves such a huge workforce and...

    Diploma in Paramedic Science

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    Diploma in Paramedic Science
    Duration 1200 hours Updated 21 May 2018
    The Diploma in Paramedic Science is designed for paramedics who are already HPC...

    Certificate of Higher Education in Early Years Professional Practice

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    Certificate of Higher Education in Early Years Professional Practice
    Duration 1200 hours Updated 21 May 2018
    If you work with young children aged from birth to seven years and want to develop...

    Certificate in Working Together for Children

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    Certificate in Working Together for Children
    Duration 600 hours Updated 21 May 2018
    Working with children requires practitioners to develop knowledge, skills, and...

    Professional Certificate in Management

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    Professional Certificate in Management
    Duration 700 hours Updated 21 May 2018
    If you’re new to management, or you need to develop your managerial abilities and...

    Certificate of Higher Education in Social Sciences

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    Certificate of Higher Education in Social Sciences
    Duration 1200 hours Updated 21 May 2018
    Are you interested in what shapes the lives we lead and the decisions we make?...

    Certificate of Higher Education in Social Care (Scotland)

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    Certificate of Higher Education in Social Care (Scotland)
    Duration 1200 hours Updated 21 May 2018
    Are you thinking about going into social work or social care? This certificate...

    Diploma of Higher Education in Financial Services

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    Diploma of Higher Education in Financial Services
    Duration 2400 hours Updated 21 May 2018
    With global financial markets and personal finances making the headlines daily,...

    Certificate of Higher Education in Working with Young People

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    Certificate of Higher Education in Working with Young People
    Duration 1200 hours Updated 21 May 2018
    Do you have experience of working with young people in informal settings such as...

    Certificate in Astronomy and Planetary Science

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    Certificate in Astronomy and Planetary Science
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    If you’re fascinated by astronomy and planetary science, this certificate course...
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