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  • 100 Years of Votes for (some) Women

    It's the centenary of the Representation of the People Act, which allowed some women over the age of 30 to...

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  • 100 Years of Votes for (some) Women

    100 Years of Votes for (some) Women Updated content
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    It's the centenary of the Representation of the People Act, which allowed some women over the age of 30 to vote. Explore suffrage and women's...
  • A short guide to the Customs Union: An OpenLearn watching brief Creative commons image Icon Benutzer:Gilman under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license

    A short guide to the Customs Union: An OpenLearn watching brief

    By The OpenLearn team

    Want to understand the question of being inside or outside the European Customs Union - and why it matters? Our...

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    05 Feb 2018

  • A short guide to the Customs Union: An OpenLearn watching brief

    A short guide to the Customs Union: An OpenLearn watching brief Creative commons image Icon Benutzer:Gilman under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license Updated content
    Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 05 Feb 2018
    Want to understand the question of being inside or outside the European Customs Union - and why it matters? Our collection of short videos will help make...
  • Social media - fake news, filter bubbles and sharing wisely! Creative commons image Icon The Open University under Creative Commons BY-NC 4.0 license
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    05 Feb 2018

  • Social media - fake news, filter bubbles and sharing wisely!

    Social media - fake news, filter bubbles and sharing wisely! Creative commons image Icon The Open University under Creative Commons BY-NC 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 05 Feb 2018
    Meet Frank and travel with him on his adventures through the (sometimes foggy) realms of social media. Explore sharing, filter bubbles and fake news- maybe...
  • What does Brexit mean for imports and exports? Creative commons image Icon Danny Howard under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license

    What does Brexit mean for imports and exports?

    By Dr Andrew Grainger

    When the UK has left the European Union, it's probable international trade will require new layers of bureaucracy and...

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  • What does Brexit mean for imports and exports?

    What does Brexit mean for imports and exports? Creative commons image Icon Danny Howard under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 05 Feb 2018
    When the UK has left the European Union, it's probable international trade will require new layers of bureaucracy and increased customs activity, warns...
  • ‘Literary Caregiving’: The War Library and Endell Street Military Hospital Library Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Women's Library
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    05 Feb 2018

  • ‘Literary Caregiving’: The War Library and Endell Street Military Hospital Library

    ‘Literary Caregiving’: The War Library and Endell Street Military Hospital Library Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Women's Library
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 05 Feb 2018
    How did women (including suffragettes) help wounded soldiers in the First World War? Dr Sara Haslam explores this question, drawing on her research into...
  • Charles Darwin And The Tree Of Life Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC/Sophie Lanfear

    Charles Darwin And The Tree Of Life

    David Attenborough takes a passionate, personal journey through Darwin's discoveries.

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  • Charles Darwin And The Tree Of Life

    Charles Darwin And The Tree Of Life Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC/Sophie Lanfear
    Introductory level Updated 01 Feb 2018
    David Attenborough takes a passionate, personal journey through Darwin's discoveries.
  • Register your interest: Exoplanets Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Dana Berry

    Register your interest: Exoplanets

    Coming soon: a brand new free course that explores our Galaxy's population of planets, and some of their many great...

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  • Register your interest: Exoplanets

    Register your interest: Exoplanets Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Dana Berry
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 01 Feb 2018
    Coming soon: a brand new free course that explores our Galaxy's population of planets, and some of their many great surprises.
  • Download your FREE 'Rome' booklet Creative commons image Icon The Open University under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license

    Download your FREE 'Rome' booklet

    Download your free 'Rome' booklet to accompany the OU/BBC series 'Rome Unpacked'.

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  • Download your FREE 'Rome' booklet

    Download your FREE 'Rome' booklet Creative commons image Icon The Open University under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 01 Feb 2018
    Download your free 'Rome' booklet to accompany the OU/BBC series 'Rome Unpacked'.
  • To restore or not to restore? Creative commons image Icon mike1550 under CC0 licence under Creative-Commons license

    To restore or not to restore?

    By Professor Derek Matravers

    What philosophical issues arise during the restoration of historical sites? Professor Derek Matravers considers...

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  • To restore or not to restore?

    To restore or not to restore? Creative commons image Icon mike1550 under CC0 licence under Creative-Commons license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 01 Feb 2018
    What philosophical issues arise during the restoration of historical sites? Professor Derek Matravers considers the arguments for and against...
  • The ISIS winter: The environmental impact of Middle East conflict Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: I Marine Expeditionary Force
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    31 Jan 2018

  • The ISIS winter: The environmental impact of Middle East conflict

    The ISIS winter: The environmental impact of Middle East conflict Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: I Marine Expeditionary Force
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 31 Jan 2018
    The media has moved on since the burning oil wells were extinguished, but for Iraqis, the pollution impacts add to the day-to-day misery.

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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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    Level: 1 Introductory

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    10 Feb 2018

  • Scottish courts and the law

    Scottish courts and the law Updated content
    Introductory level Duration 24 hours Updated 10 Feb 2018
    This free course, Scottish courts and the law, explores the role, function and...
  • Continuing classical Latin

    This free course, Continuing classical Latin, gives you the opportunity to hear a discussion of the development of the Latin language.

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    4 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

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    09 Feb 2018

  • Continuing classical Latin

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    Intermediate level Duration 4 hours Updated 09 Feb 2018
    This free course, Continuing classical Latin, gives you the opportunity to hear a...
  • An introduction to complex numbers

    In this free course, An introduction to complex numbers, you will learn how complex numbers are defined, examine their geometric representation and...

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    16 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

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    09 Feb 2018

  • An introduction to complex numbers

    An introduction to complex numbers Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission Updated content
    Advanced level Duration 16 hours Updated 09 Feb 2018
    In this free course, An introduction to complex numbers, you will learn how...
  • Why sustainable energy matters

    Access to safe, clean and sustainable energy supplies is one of the greatest challenges facing humanity during the twenty-first century. This free...

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    9 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    09 Feb 2018

  • Why sustainable energy matters

    Why sustainable energy matters Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission Updated content
    Introductory level Duration 9 hours Updated 09 Feb 2018
    Access to safe, clean and sustainable energy supplies is one of the greatest...
  • Facilitating group discussions

    Gain an insight into facilitating meetings and discussions in the workplace. In this free course, Facilitating group discussions, you will look at...

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    Updated on:

    09 Feb 2018

  • Facilitating group discussions

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    Gain an insight into facilitating meetings and discussions in the workplace. In...
  • Starting with law: An overview of the law

    The law is an interesting and lively subject that touches upon all aspects of everyday life. But how are laws in the UK made and who makes them?...

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    08 Feb 2018

  • Starting with law: An overview of the law

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    The law is an interesting and lively subject that touches upon all aspects of...
  • Young people’s wellbeing

    What do we mean by 'wellbeing' for young people? How is it shaped by social differences and inequalities, and how can we improve young people's...

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    16 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

    Updated on:

    07 Feb 2018

  • Young people’s wellbeing

    Young people’s wellbeing Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission Updated content
    Advanced level Duration 16 hours Updated 07 Feb 2018
    What do we mean by 'wellbeing' for young people? How is it shaped by social...
  • Exploring philosophy: faking nature

    Commercial exploitation of nature, such as mining, fracking, or generating hydro-electric power, often damages the way the natural environment...

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    9 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

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    06 Feb 2018

  • Exploring philosophy: faking nature

    Exploring philosophy: faking nature Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Vatican Museums and Galleries, Vatican City/Bridgeman Images Updated content
    Advanced level Duration 9 hours Updated 06 Feb 2018
    Commercial exploitation of nature, such as mining, fracking, or generating hydro...
  • How to frame a business case

    This free course, How to frame a business case, looks at reading strategies which help you to frame a business case. In particular, you will learn...

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    8 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

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    05 Feb 2018

  • How to frame a business case

    How to frame a business case Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission Updated content
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    This free course, How to frame a business case, looks at reading strategies which...
  • Introducing philosophy

    Ever wondered what it would be like to study philosophy? This free course, Introducing philosophy, will introduce you to the teaching methods...

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    8 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    05 Feb 2018

  • Introducing philosophy

    Introducing philosophy Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission Updated content
    Introductory level Duration 8 hours Updated 05 Feb 2018
    Ever wondered what it would be like to study philosophy? This free course,...

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    Bachelor of Laws with Honours (graduate entry)

    Bachelor of Laws with Honours (graduate entry) Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: 12019
    Duration 2400 hours Updated 19 Feb 2018
    If you’re already a graduate, with a first degree or masters degree in any subject...

    Certificate of Higher Education in Social Care (England)

    Certificate of Higher Education in Social Care (England) Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Dreamstime
    Duration 1200 hours Updated 19 Feb 2018
    Are you thinking about going into social work or social care? This certificate...

    Foundation Degree in Counselling

    Foundation Degree in Counselling Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Dreamstime
    Duration 2400 hours Updated 19 Feb 2018
    The value of counselling to improve well-being and quality of life is increasingly...

    BA/BSc Open degree

    BA/BSc Open degree Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Dreamstime
    Duration 3600 hours Updated 19 Feb 2018
    Over 40 per cent of OU students who graduate do so with an Open degree. It’s a...

    Certificate of Higher Education Open

    Certificate of Higher Education Open Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Irochka | Dreamstime.com
    Duration 1200 hours Updated 19 Feb 2018
    If you’re keen to try university study and want to keep your options open, this...

    Certificate of Higher Education in Healthcare Practice

    Certificate of Higher Education in Healthcare Practice Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Dreamstime
    Duration 1200 hours Updated 19 Feb 2018
    This certificate is for healthcare support staff. It integrates theory and...

    BA (Honours) Business Management (Sport and Football)

    BA (Honours)  Business Management (Sport and Football) Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University/Karen Parker
    Duration 3600 hours Updated 19 Feb 2018
    Do you want to combine your passion for football with your desire to obtain a...

    CertHE in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Primary Schools

    CertHE in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Primary Schools Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: 12019
    Duration 1200 hours Updated 19 Feb 2018
    Do you work in a primary school supporting children’s learning? This is one of the...

    Foundation Degree in Financial Services

    Foundation Degree in Financial Services Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Dreamstime
    Duration 2400 hours Updated 19 Feb 2018
    With global financial markets and personal finances making the headlines daily,...
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