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  • Four weird ideas people used to have about women’s periods Creative commons image Icon Katrina Harrison under CC BY-NC 2.0 licence under Creative-Commons license

    Four weird ideas people used to have about women’s periods

    By Helen King

    Professor of Classical Studies Helen King takes a look at historic beliefs around menstrual periods.

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    Professor of Classical Studies Helen King takes a look at historic beliefs around menstrual periods.
  • Drugs and the law: Legal highs

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    The UK recently issued a blanket ban on 'legal highs' but what does this legislation mean? Can the prohibition...

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  • Drugs and the law: Legal highs

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    The UK recently issued a blanket ban on 'legal highs' but what does this legislation mean? Can the prohibition of selling these drugs stop their use?...
  • Open Pathways to Higher Education Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University

    Open Pathways to Higher Education

    Open Pathways to Higher Education is a resource for people who are thinking about getting back into learning.

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    Open Pathways to Higher Education is a resource for people who are thinking about getting back into learning.
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    You Decide: Is it a crime?

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    What do you know about England and Wales' criminal justice system? Take a look at these four cases then make your...

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  • You Decide: Is it a crime?

    You Decide: Is it a crime? Creative commons image Icon The Open University under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license New content
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    What do you know about England and Wales' criminal justice system? Take a look at these four cases then make your decision based on what you think is legal...
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    Interviews - Writing For Radio

    Get some advice on how to write a radio script from those that work in the industry. 

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    Get some advice on how to write a radio script from those that work in the industry. 
  • Methods in Motion: Emotionally sensing knowledge Creative commons image Icon Novemberdelta under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license

    Methods in Motion: Emotionally sensing knowledge

    By Dr Ruth Evans

    Dr Ruth Evans shows how an approach of ‘uncomfortable reflexivity’ in cross-cultural research can help to reveal the...

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  • Methods in Motion: Emotionally sensing knowledge

    Methods in Motion: Emotionally sensing knowledge Creative commons image Icon Novemberdelta under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license New content
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    Dr Ruth Evans shows how an approach of ‘uncomfortable reflexivity’ in cross-cultural research can help to reveal the work of emotions.
  • Methods in Motion: Finding a voice after Brexit Creative commons image Icon David B Young under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license

    Methods in Motion: Finding a voice after Brexit

    By Professor Janet Newman

    In a world that appears increasingly hostile to expertise, Janet Newman suggests ways forward – and some new...

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  • Methods in Motion: Finding a voice after Brexit

    Methods in Motion: Finding a voice after Brexit Creative commons image Icon David B Young under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license Updated content
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    In a world that appears increasingly hostile to expertise, Janet Newman suggests ways forward – and some new alliances.
  • Methods in Motion: Clashing loyalties Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Imperial War Museum

    Methods in Motion: Clashing loyalties

    By Dr Geoff Andrews

    Geoff Andrews argues that a multidisciplinary approach is key if we're to get to the heart of human vulnerabilities...

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  • Methods in Motion: Clashing loyalties

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    Geoff Andrews argues that a multidisciplinary approach is key if we're to get to the heart of human vulnerabilities at moments of competing loyalties.
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    Methods in Motion: The things we don't know

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    As debates about 'truth' continue to hit the headlines, sociologist and Visiting Fellow Dr Jane McCarthy explores...

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  • Methods in Motion: The things we don't know

    Methods in Motion: The things we don't know Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: US Department of Defense /James M. Bowman New content
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    As debates about 'truth' continue to hit the headlines, sociologist and Visiting Fellow Dr Jane McCarthy explores what we 'don’t know' in cross-cultural...
  • What is the Minamata Convention on Mercury and what does it mean? Creative commons image Icon Medvedev under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license

    What is the Minamata Convention on Mercury and what does it mean?

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    In August 2017, a new convention governing the use of Mercury came into force (at least in the countries which have...

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  • What is the Minamata Convention on Mercury and what does it mean?

    What is the Minamata Convention on Mercury and what does it mean? Creative commons image Icon Medvedev under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license New content
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    In August 2017, a new convention governing the use of Mercury came into force (at least in the countries which have signed up). María Elena Hurtado explains...

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  • Alcohol and human health

    What impact does alcohol have on the body? From a 'hangover' to cirrhosis this free course, Alcohol and human health, looks at the harmful effects...

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    If you've ever been involved in campaigning for change, you probably know that getting the desired result is much harder than it seems. Moreover,...

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    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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    Learn about the essential numerical and double-entry skills required for...
  • Seeing institutions in different ways

    To help you to understand the complexity of institutional development, this free course, Seeing institutions in different ways, will present...

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    To help you to understand the complexity of institutional development, this free...
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    This free course, Studying religion, will give you an opportunity to think about some of the key concepts and methods of the discipline of...

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    This free course, Studying religion, will give you an opportunity to think about...
  • Crimes of the powerful

    This free course examines the complexities of, and barriers to, setting new criminological research agendas by considering the difficulties...

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    This free course examines the complexities of, and barriers to, setting new...
  • Smart cities

    This free course will help you to navigate your own path through the complex landscape of smart cities. You’ll hear from smart city innovators and...

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    16 Aug 2017

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    This free course will help you to navigate your own path through the complex...
  • Drug development process: combating pain

    Drug development process: combating pain, is a free course offering a brief introduction to the process of new drug discovery; from identification...

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  • Water use and the water cycle

    Water is arguably the most important physical resource as it is the one that is essential to human survival. Understanding the global water cycle...

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    Certificate of Higher Education in Environment

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    Certificate of Higher Education in Environment Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University/Karen Parker
    Duration 1200 hours Updated 18 Sep 2017
    How can we best think about and live sustainably within natural and built...

    Diploma of Higher Education in Counselling

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    The value of counselling to improve well-being and quality of life is increasingly...

    CertHE in Business Management (Sport and Football)

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    Duration 1200 hours Updated 18 Sep 2017
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    Certificate of Higher Education in Humanities

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    Duration 1200 hours Updated 18 Sep 2017
    Why study the arts? Apart from sheer enjoyment, these subjects give you an...

    Certificate of Higher Education in Mathematical Sciences

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    As well as being fascinating and intellectually rewarding, the study of...

    DipHE in Business Management (Sport and Football)

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    Duration 2400 hours Updated 18 Sep 2017
    The Open University’s Diploma of Higher Education in Business Management (Sport...

    Certificate in Health Sciences

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    Duration 600 hours Updated 18 Sep 2017
    This certificate provides a broad introduction to health sciences, exploring some...

    Top-up BSc (Honours) Computing and IT Practice

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    Duration 1200 hours Updated 18 Sep 2017
    If you work in computing and IT and have already completed a foundation degree or...

    Certificate of Higher Education in Business and Management

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    Certificate of Higher Education in Business and Management
    Duration 1200 hours Updated 18 Sep 2017
    This certificate will introduce you to business and management and help you to...

    Certificate of Higher Education in Natural Sciences

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    Certificate of Higher Education in Natural Sciences Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Irochka | Dreamstime.com
    Duration 1200 hours Updated 18 Sep 2017
    Are you fascinated by life’s big questions? Are you thinking about studying for a...
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