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  • What part did citizen science play in hurricane disaster relief? Creative commons image Icon DFID under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
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  • What part did citizen science play in hurricane disaster relief?

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    What part did citizen science play in hurricane disaster relief? Creative commons image Icon DFID under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 19 Oct 2017
    The Caribbean was hit by two powerful hurricanes in quick succession - Irma and Maria. Citizen scientists were amongst those who swung into action to help,...
  • Designing the Spanish nation Creative commons image Icon "Flag-map of Spain (subdivisions)" by Eddo - Own workThis vector image includes elements that have been taken or adapted from this:  Comunidades autónomas de España.svg.This vector image includes elements that have been taken or adapted from this:  Bandera de Andalucia.svg.This vector image includes elements that have been taken or adapted from this:  Flag of Aragon.svg.This vector image includes elements that have been taken or adapted from this:  Flag of Asturias.svg.This vector image includes elements that have been taken or adapted from this:  Flag of the Balearic Islands.svg.This vector image includes elements that have been taken or adapted from this:  Flag of the Canary Islands.svg.This vector image includes elements that have been taken or adapted from this:  Flag of Cantabria.svg.This vector image includes elements that have been taken or adapted from this:  Flag of Castile-La Mancha.svg.This vector image includes elements that have been taken or adapted from this:  Flag of Castile and León.svg.This vector image includes elements that have been taken or adapted from this:  Flag of Catalonia.svg.This vector image includes elements that have been taken or adapted from this:  Bandera de la Comunidad Valenciana (2x3).svg.This vector image includes elements that have been taken or adapted from this:  Flag of Extremadura.svg.This vector image includes elements that have been taken or adapted from this:  Flag of Galicia.svg.This vector image includes elements that have been taken or adapted from this:  Flag of La Rioja (with coat of arms).svg.This vector image includes elements that have been taken or adapted from this:  Flag of the Community of Madrid.svg.This vector image includes elements that have been taken or adapted from this:  Flag of the Basque Country.svg.This vector image includes elements that have been taken or adapted from this:  Flag of the Region of Murcia.svg.This vector image includes elements that have been taken or adapted from this:  Bandera de Navarra.svg.This vector image includes elements that have been taken or adapted from this:  Flag of the Canary Islands.svg.. Licensed under Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons. under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license
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  • Designing the Spanish nation

    Designing the Spanish nation Creative commons image Icon "Flag-map of Spain (subdivisions)" by Eddo - Own workThis vector image includes elements that have been taken or adapted from this:  Comunidades autónomas de España.svg.This vector image includes elements that have been taken or adapted from this:  Bandera de Andalucia.svg.This vector image includes elements that have been taken or adapted from this:  Flag of Aragon.svg.This vector image includes elements that have been taken or adapted from this:  Flag of Asturias.svg.This vector image includes elements that have been taken or adapted from this:  Flag of the Balearic Islands.svg.This vector image includes elements that have been taken or adapted from this:  Flag of the Canary Islands.svg.This vector image includes elements that have been taken or adapted from this:  Flag of Cantabria.svg.This vector image includes elements that have been taken or adapted from this:  Flag of Castile-La Mancha.svg.This vector image includes elements that have been taken or adapted from this:  Flag of Castile and León.svg.This vector image includes elements that have been taken or adapted from this:  Flag of Catalonia.svg.This vector image includes elements that have been taken or adapted from this:  Bandera de la Comunidad Valenciana (2x3).svg.This vector image includes elements that have been taken or adapted from this:  Flag of Extremadura.svg.This vector image includes elements that have been taken or adapted from this:  Flag of Galicia.svg.This vector image includes elements that have been taken or adapted from this:  Flag of La Rioja (with coat of arms).svg.This vector image includes elements that have been taken or adapted from this:  Flag of the Community of Madrid.svg.This vector image includes elements that have been taken or adapted from this:  Flag of the Basque Country.svg.This vector image includes elements that have been taken or adapted from this:  Flag of the Region of Murcia.svg.This vector image includes elements that have been taken or adapted from this:  Bandera de Navarra.svg.This vector image includes elements that have been taken or adapted from this:  Flag of the Canary Islands.svg.. Licensed under Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons. under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 19 Oct 2017
    Delve into the politics behind the national symbols of modern Spain. 
  • Can you resist zombification? Creative commons image Icon v1ctory_1s_m1ne licensed for reuse under CC BY-NC 2.0 under Creative-Commons license

    Can you resist zombification?

    By Professor Graham Harvey

    From The Walking Dead to Call Of Duty WWII, zombies are everywhere. Join us on an exploration of the undead amongst...

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    18 Oct 2017

  • Can you resist zombification?

    Can you resist zombification? Creative commons image Icon v1ctory_1s_m1ne licensed for reuse under CC BY-NC 2.0 under Creative-Commons license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 18 Oct 2017
    From The Walking Dead to Call Of Duty WWII, zombies are everywhere. Join us on an exploration of the undead amongst us...
  • The history of Halloween Creative commons image Icon Sharon Hall Shipp licensed for reuse under CC BY-NC 2.0 under Creative-Commons license

    The history of Halloween

    By Professor Graham Harvey

    When it comes to Halloween, do Christians and Pagans have anything in common?

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    18 Oct 2017

  • The history of Halloween

    The history of Halloween Creative commons image Icon Sharon Hall Shipp licensed for reuse under CC BY-NC 2.0 under Creative-Commons license
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    When it comes to Halloween, do Christians and Pagans have anything in common?
  • Why is discovering gravitational waves from a neutron star collision a big deal? Creative commons image Icon National Science Foundation/LIGO/Sonoma State University/A. Simonnet. under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license
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  • Why is discovering gravitational waves from a neutron star collision a big deal?

    Why is discovering gravitational waves from a neutron star collision a big deal? Creative commons image Icon National Science Foundation/LIGO/Sonoma State University/A. Simonnet. under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 18 Oct 2017
    Scientists have detected gravitational waves by the violent collision of two huge stars weighing more than the sun and more than 100m light years...
  • Interviews - Writing For Radio Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Sabri Deniz Kizil | Dreamstime.com

    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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    Introductory level Duration 45 mins Updated 17 Oct 2017
    Get some advice on how to write a radio script from those that work in the industry. 
  • The People on the Notes: Adam Smith Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Bank of England

    The People on the Notes: Adam Smith

    By Dr Anna Plassart

    Adam Smith, author of Wealth of Nations, has been the face of the £20 note since 2007. But have we got the wrong...

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  • The People on the Notes: Adam Smith

    The People on the Notes: Adam Smith Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Bank of England
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    Adam Smith, author of Wealth of Nations, has been the face of the £20 note since 2007. But have we got the wrong idea about his impact on the history of...
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  • Should boys be taught about periods and the menstrual cycle at school?

    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 17 Oct 2017
    Could including boys in lessons on periods help reduce stigma and taboo around the menstrual cycle? A recent report suggests it might.
  • Murder and the mental state of the defendant

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    How does the law treat defendants who suffer from conditions which impair their mental functioning? What if this...

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  • Murder and the mental state of the defendant

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    How does the law treat defendants who suffer from conditions which impair their mental functioning? What if this has been impaired through voluntary...
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    Exploring comets: A short introduction

    By Professor David Rothery

    As Rosetta brings us more knowledge of what comets are, Dave Rothery celebrates a growing understanding of these...

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    Exploring comets: A short introduction Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Public domain
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    As Rosetta brings us more knowledge of what comets are, Dave Rothery celebrates a growing understanding of these hurtling space rocks.

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  • Creating musical sounds

    How do different instruments produce the sounds we classify as music? How do we decide whether something whether a piano or a vacuum cleaner is...

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    How do different instruments produce the sounds we classify as music? How do we...
  • Improve your understanding of spoken German

    This free course, Improve your understanding of spoken German, is aimed at intermediate learners of German with an interest in language and culture...

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    This free course, Improve your understanding of spoken German, is aimed at...
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    Migration is a free course looking at the migrations of animals, with special...
  • Succeed with maths – Part 1

    If you feel that maths is a mystery that you want to unravel then this free course is for you. It will guide you through how numbers are put...

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  • Mastering systems thinking in practice

    This free course, Mastering systems thinking in practice, provides a primer for someone wanting to take the postgraduate qualifications in Systems...

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    This free course, Mastering systems thinking in practice, provides a primer for...
  • Am I ready to be a distance learner?

    Have you wanted to study at a higher level and not been in a position to become a full-time student? Have you wondered if you are ready? Distance...

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    Have you wanted to study at a higher level and not been in a position to become a...
  • Exploring books for children: words and pictures

    Many people have fond memories of the stories they encountered in childhood, perhaps especially of those wonderful picture books and illustrated...

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    Many people have fond memories of the stories they encountered in childhood,...
  • 'Land grab': an environmental issue?

    This free course, 'Land grab': an environmental issue?, explores how environmental problems are entangled with economic and political issues and...

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    This free course, 'Land grab': an environmental issue?, explores how environmental...
  • Translation as a career

    This free course explores translation as a career. During the course you will meet professional translators discussing their work and reflect on...

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    This free course explores translation as a career. During the course you will meet...
  • Get started with online learning

    This free course will explain how you can study online without putting the rest of your life on hold.

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    This free course will explain how you can study online without putting the rest of...

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    Diploma of Higher Education in Business

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    Diploma of Higher Education in Business Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University/Karen Parker
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    How are businesses organised? How do they develop strategies, handle risk and take...

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    The Diploma of Higher Education in Combined Professional Studies is an extremely...

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    In the twenty-first century technology dominates the way we live, work, socialise...

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    Diploma of Higher Education in Social Care (Scotland)

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    Social care in Scotland is increasingly multidisciplinary and community focused –...

    BA (Honours) Social Work (Wales)

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