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  • How can Theresa May escape from the Fixed Term Parliaments Act? Creative commons image Icon mrdanielweir under Creative Commons BY-NC 4.0 license

    How can Theresa May escape from the Fixed Term Parliaments Act?

    By Petra Schleiter

    Since 2011, legislation has locked the length of a parliamentary session at five years. In theory. Petra Schleiter...

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  • How can Theresa May escape from the Fixed Term Parliaments Act?

    How can Theresa May escape from the Fixed Term Parliaments Act? Creative commons image Icon mrdanielweir under Creative Commons BY-NC 4.0 license New content
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 19 Apr 2017
    Since 2011, legislation has locked the length of a parliamentary session at five years. In theory. Petra Schleiter explains the escape clause Theresa May...
  • Did the economic outlook encourage a snap election? Creative commons image Icon Rob Brewer under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license

    Did the economic outlook encourage a snap election?

    By Professor Richard Murphy

    Worries that the economy might be heading downhill led Theresa May to call the surprise election, believes Richard...

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    19 Apr 2017

  • Did the economic outlook encourage a snap election?

    Did the economic outlook encourage a snap election? Creative commons image Icon Rob Brewer under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license New content
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    Worries that the economy might be heading downhill led Theresa May to call the surprise election, believes Richard Murphy of City University.
  • General Election 2017: A collection Creative commons image Icon Coventry City Council under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license

    General Election 2017: A collection

    We're off to the polls again. Follow the election with academic insight into policy and process, from The Open...

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  • General Election 2017: A collection

    General Election 2017: A collection Creative commons image Icon Coventry City Council under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license New content
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 19 Apr 2017
    We're off to the polls again. Follow the election with academic insight into policy and process, from The Open University and beyond
  • Ready or not, we're having an election Creative commons image Icon Garry Knight under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license

    Ready or not, we're having an election

    By Tom Quinn

    As Theresa May prepares to go to the country, who is prepared for this sudden election - and who might find...

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  • Ready or not, we're having an election

    Ready or not, we're having an election Creative commons image Icon Garry Knight under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license New content
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 19 Apr 2017
    As Theresa May prepares to go to the country, who is prepared for this sudden election - and who might find themselves on the back foot? Tom Quinn explains.
  • Why has Theresa May called for a snap election? Creative commons image Icon FCO under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license

    Why has Theresa May called for a snap election?

    By Professor Tim Bale

    Theresa May has announced that she intends to ask Parliament to allow an early General Election. Tim Bale explains...

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    18 Apr 2017

  • Why has Theresa May called for a snap election?

    Why has Theresa May called for a snap election? Creative commons image Icon FCO under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license New content
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 18 Apr 2017
    Theresa May has announced that she intends to ask Parliament to allow an early General Election. Tim Bale explains why she's making her move now.
  • The Beginning and End of the Universe Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC

    The Beginning and End of the Universe

    In this two-part series, Prof Jim Al-Khalili tackles the biggest subject of all: the universe.

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  • The Beginning and End of the Universe

    The Beginning and End of the Universe Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC Updated content
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    In this two-part series, Prof Jim Al-Khalili tackles the biggest subject of all: the universe.
  • Earth In Vision: A Collection Creative commons image Icon The Open University under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license

    Earth In Vision: A Collection

    The Earth in Vision project explores the BBC archives of environment themed television and radio programmes from...

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    18 Apr 2017

  • Earth In Vision: A Collection

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    Earth In Vision: A Collection Creative commons image Icon The Open University under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license New content
    Introductory level Duration 3 hours Updated 18 Apr 2017
    The Earth in Vision project explores the BBC archives of environment themed television and radio programmes from the last 70 years, looking at the...
  • Everyday Miracles: The Genius of Sofas, Stockings & Scanners Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC

    Everyday Miracles: The Genius of Sofas, Stockings & Scanners

    Professor Mark Miodownik uncovers the fascinating science behind the everyday stuff of our lives.

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    Professor Mark Miodownik uncovers the fascinating science behind the everyday stuff of our lives.
  • Cakes and Baking Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission

    Cakes and Baking

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    Ever Wondered About Food explores the history of cakes and baking

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    17 Apr 2017

  • Cakes and Baking

    Cakes and Baking Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission Updated content
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 17 Apr 2017
    Ever Wondered About Food explores the history of cakes and baking
  • Why isn't Doctor Who a vegan? Creative commons image Icon Pat Cuadros under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license

    Why isn't Doctor Who a vegan?

    By Kate Stewart, Matthew Cole

    The Doctor exhibits compassion to all creatures, across space and across history. Except the delicious ones, it seems...

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    13 Apr 2017

  • Why isn't Doctor Who a vegan?

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    Why isn't Doctor Who a vegan? Creative commons image Icon Pat Cuadros under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 13 Apr 2017
    The Doctor exhibits compassion to all creatures, across space and across history. Except the delicious ones, it seems. Kate Stewart and Matthew Cole wonder...

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  • The Holocaust

    This free course explores the Holocaust, as the destruction of European Jewry is commonly known. The mass killing represented by the Holocaust...

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    This free course explores the Holocaust, as the destruction of European Jewry is...
  • Investigating psychology

    One of the keys to understanding psychology is to know about its history and core questions. This free course, Investigating psychology, allows you...

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    One of the keys to understanding psychology is to know about its history and core...
  • Moons

    In this free course, Moons, explore the many moons of our Solar System. Find out what makes them special. Should we send humans to our Moon again?

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    In this free course, Moons, explore the many moons of our Solar System. Find out...
  • Exploring languages and cultures

    Explore the multiple relationships between languages and cultures. In this free course you will learn about the benefits and challenges of meeting...

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    Explore the multiple relationships between languages and cultures. In this free...
  • Egyptian mathematics

    The Egyptians are known for being ahead of their time in comparison to some civilisations that came after them. This free course, Egyptian...

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    The Egyptians are known for being ahead of their time in comparison to some...
  • Applying social work skills in practice

    In this free course, Applying social work skills in practice, you will explore the social work role in working with vulnerable and socially...

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    Level: 2 Intermediate

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    10 Apr 2017

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    Intermediate level Duration 7 hours Updated 10 Apr 2017
    In this free course, Applying social work skills in practice, you will explore the...
  • The use of force in international law

    This free course, The use of force in international law, is designed to provide you with an introduction to one of the contentious topics in public...

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    07 Apr 2017

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    This free course, The use of force in international law, is designed to provide...
  • Digital literacy: succeeding in a digital world

    This free course, Digital literacy: succeeding in a digital world, will develop your confidence and skills for life online, whether study, work or...

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    07 Apr 2017

  • Digital literacy: succeeding in a digital world

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    Introductory level Duration 24 hours Updated 07 Apr 2017
    This free course, Digital literacy: succeeding in a digital world, will develop...
  • Artists and authorship: the case of Raphael

    Individual artists have been the traditional focus of art history, but how do we evaluate the figure of the artist? This free course, Artists and...

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    06 Apr 2017

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    Artists and authorship: the case of Raphael Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Scala, Florence
    Advanced level Duration 10 hours Updated 06 Apr 2017
    Individual artists have been the traditional focus of art history, but how do we...
  • Neighbourhood nature

    There is a fascinating world of nature all around us which we can see if we know how to look for it. Wherever you live, be it in a city or the...

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    There is a fascinating world of nature all around us which we can see if we know...

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    Bachelor of Laws with Honours (graduate entry)

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    Bachelor of Laws with Honours (graduate entry)
    Duration 2400 hours Updated 30 Apr 2017
    If you’re already a graduate, with a first degree or masters degree in any subject...

    Foundation Degree in Counselling

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    Foundation Degree in Counselling Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Dreamstime
    Duration 2400 hours Updated 30 Apr 2017
    The value of counselling to improve well-being and quality of life is increasingly...

    Certificate of Higher Education in Social Care (England)

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    Certificate of Higher Education in Social Care (England) Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Dreamstime
    Duration 1200 hours Updated 30 Apr 2017
    Are you thinking about going into social work or social care? This certificate...

    BA/BSc Open degree

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

    Certificate of Higher Education Open

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    Duration 1200 hours Updated 30 Apr 2017
    If you’re keen to try university study and want to keep your options open, this...

    Certificate of Higher Education in Healthcare Practice

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    Duration 1200 hours Updated 30 Apr 2017
    This certificate is for healthcare support staff. It integrates theory and...

    BA (Honours) Business Management (Sport and Football)

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    BA (Honours)  Business Management (Sport and Football) Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University/Karen Parker
    Duration 3600 hours Updated 30 Apr 2017
    Do you want to combine your passion for football with your desire to obtain a...

    CertHE in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Primary Schools

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    CertHE in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Primary Schools
    Duration 1200 hours Updated 30 Apr 2017
    Do you work in a primary school supporting children’s learning? This is one of the...

    Foundation Degree in Financial Services

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    Duration 2400 hours Updated 30 Apr 2017
    With global financial markets and personal finances making the headlines daily,...
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