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  • I Bought A Rainforest Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Charlie Hamilton James

    I Bought A Rainforest

    Join Charlie Hamilton James in this OU/BBC co-production, as he attempts to do his bit for the planet by buying a chunk of the Amazon. But his...

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  • I Bought A Rainforest

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    Join Charlie Hamilton James in this OU/BBC co-production, as he attempts to do his bit for the planet by buying a chunk of the Amazon. But his plans of...
  • More or Less Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The BBC

    More or Less

    Tim Harford presents BBC Radio 4's surprising and refreshing guide to statistics in the news.

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  • More or Less

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    Tim Harford presents BBC Radio 4's surprising and refreshing guide to statistics in the news.
  • How do you become US President? Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Samuel Guerra

    How do you become US President?

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    If you fancy the top job in US politics, Dr Richard Heffernan has some advice on the mechanics of the system.

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    If you fancy the top job in US politics, Dr Richard Heffernan has some advice on the mechanics of the system.
  • BBC Inside Science 2017/2018 series Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC

    BBC Inside Science 2017/2018 series

    Adam Rutherford and guests illuminate the mysteries and controversies behind the science that's changing our world.

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  • BBC Inside Science 2017/2018 series

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    Adam Rutherford and guests illuminate the mysteries and controversies behind the science that's changing our world.
  • A reader's guide to Midnight's Children Creative commons image Icon Fronteiras do Pensamento under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license

    A reader's guide to Midnight's Children

    By Dr Stephanie Forward

    As BBC Radio 4 launches an ambitious dramatisation of the work, discover Salman Rushdie's 1981 Booker Prize-winning...

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  • A reader's guide to Midnight's Children

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    As BBC Radio 4 launches an ambitious dramatisation of the work, discover Salman Rushdie's 1981 Booker Prize-winning novel Midnight's Children.
  • I Bought A Rainforest - Episode 3 Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Charlie Hamilton James

    I Bought A Rainforest - Episode 3

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    Nine months on and the project has hit rock-bottom. Charlie has to decide what to do next. In our clips, the forest...

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  • I Bought A Rainforest - Episode 3

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    Nine months on and the project has hit rock-bottom. Charlie has to decide what to do next. In our clips, the forest catches fire - and Charlie uses a...
  • I Bought A Rainforest - Episode 2 Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Charlie Hamilton James

    I Bought A Rainforest - Episode 2

    By The OpenLearn team

    Torn between his love of the forest and a growing awareness of how hard life can be, Charlie's loyalties are...

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  • I Bought A Rainforest - Episode 2

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    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 14 Aug 2017
    Torn between his love of the forest and a growing awareness of how hard life can be, Charlie's loyalties are dramatically split. In our video clips, Charlie...
  • I Bought A Rainforest - Episode 1 Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Charlie Hamilton James

    I Bought A Rainforest - Episode 1

    By The OpenLearn team

    Charlie's dream was soon shattered when he got to the land he bought over the phone. And watch Charlie get to know a...

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    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 14 Aug 2017
    Charlie's dream was soon shattered when he got to the land he bought over the phone. And watch Charlie get to know a local resident - a venomous snake.
  • Should Economics and the Environment work together?

    By Vicky Johnson

    The recent UK general election saw many parties pledge to ‘improve’ the environment. Vicky Johnson considers progress...

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  • Should Economics and the Environment work together?

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    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 14 Aug 2017
    The recent UK general election saw many parties pledge to ‘improve’ the environment. Vicky Johnson considers progress can be measured by more closely...
  • Secrets of Silicon Valley Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Tristan Quinn for the BBC

    Secrets of Silicon Valley

    Jamie Bartlett uncovers the dark reality behind Silicon Valley's glittering promise to build a better world.

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    Jamie Bartlett uncovers the dark reality behind Silicon Valley's glittering promise to build a better world.

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  • Introduction to histology

    This free course provides an introduction to histology, the study of tissues. It also describes how histology can aid in the diagnosis of disease...

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  • Exploring books for children: words and pictures

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    Many people have fond memories of the stories they encountered in childhood,...
  • 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...
  • What is strategy?

    Thinking about strategy generates many controversial questions. This free course, What is strategy?, focuses on practitioner views of strategy. You...

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    Thinking about strategy generates many controversial questions. This free course,...
  • What do genes do?

    This free course, What do genes do? explores how information contained in DNA is used, explaining the flow of information from DNA to RNA to...

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    This free course, What do genes do? explores how information contained in DNA is...
  • Beginners’ Italian: food and drink

    This free course, Beginners' Italian: food and drink, focuses on buying drinks and snacks in an Italian café, as well as on greeting and...

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    Introductory level Duration 4 hours Updated 01 Aug 2017
    This free course, Beginners' Italian: food and drink, focuses on buying drinks and...
  • Sexual orientation and gender identity

    This free course examines legal approaches to people whose sexual orientation or gender identity does not conform to that of the majority. This...

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    01 Aug 2017

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    This free course examines legal approaches to people whose sexual orientation or...
  • Succeed in the workplace

    Do you want to change jobs, are you just starting in the job market or may be returning after a break? If so, then this free course, Succeed in the...

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    Do you want to change jobs, are you just starting in the job market or may be...
  • Becoming a critical social work practitioner

    What does it take to become a critical practitioner in social work? This free course, Becoming a critical social work practitioner, will guide you...

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    What does it take to become a critical practitioner in social work? This free...
  • Understanding your sector

    This free course, Understanding your sector, will help you to understand the difference between sectors, industries and professions. It will also...

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    Introductory level Duration 24 hours Updated 31 Jul 2017
    This free course, Understanding your sector, will help you to understand the...

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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 21 Aug 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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    Duration 2400 hours Updated 21 Aug 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 21 Aug 2017
    Are you thinking about going into social work or social care? This certificate...

    BA/BSc Open degree

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    Duration 3600 hours Updated 21 Aug 2017
    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 21 Aug 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 21 Aug 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 21 Aug 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 21 Aug 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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    Foundation Degree in Financial Services Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Dreamstime
    Duration 2400 hours Updated 21 Aug 2017
    With global financial markets and personal finances making the headlines daily,...
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