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  • OpenMinds: Open and Shut Cases – Professor Simon Lee’s Inaugural lecture Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Thinkstock / Emre Yilmaz

    OpenMinds: Open and Shut Cases – Professor Simon Lee’s Inaugural lecture

    Professor Simon Lee’s inaugural lecture comes at a time when many can be seen as having closed minds in the...

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    11 Apr 2017

  • OpenMinds: Open and Shut Cases – Professor Simon Lee’s Inaugural lecture

    OpenMinds: Open and Shut Cases – Professor Simon Lee’s Inaugural lecture Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Thinkstock / Emre Yilmaz New content
    Introductory level Updated 11 Apr 2017
    Professor Simon Lee’s inaugural lecture comes at a time when many can be seen as having closed minds in the Brexit era and following the election of...
  • How bad are things at the Great Barrier Reef? Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Supplied by Tony Chase of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies to The Conversation to support CC-BY-ND article

    How bad are things at the Great Barrier Reef?

    By James Kerry, Britta Schaffelke, Terry Hughes

    Coral bleaching is being reported at unprecedented levels, caused by rising sea temperatures. Researchers explain...

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    10 Apr 2017

  • How bad are things at the Great Barrier Reef?

    How bad are things at the Great Barrier Reef? Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Supplied by Tony Chase of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies to The Conversation to support CC-BY-ND article
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 10 Apr 2017
    Coral bleaching is being reported at unprecedented levels, caused by rising sea temperatures. Researchers explain what's going on.
  • Why are synthetic drugs such a problem for the UK's prisons? Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: US Navy

    Why are synthetic drugs such a problem for the UK's prisons?

    By David Scott

    Spice, and other synthetic drugs, are spreading through UK prisons at a rate that the authorities are struggling to...

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    10 Apr 2017

  • Why are synthetic drugs such a problem for the UK's prisons?

    Why are synthetic drugs such a problem for the UK's prisons? Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: US Navy
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 10 Apr 2017
    Spice, and other synthetic drugs, are spreading through UK prisons at a rate that the authorities are struggling to respond to. The OU's David Scott explains...
  • Free School Meals: An OpenLearn reading list Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Geoff Charles / Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru

    Free School Meals: An OpenLearn reading list

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    The provision of a hot meal at lunchtime to pupils is often at the heart of political debate. We dip into some of the...

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    07 Apr 2017

  • Free School Meals: An OpenLearn reading list

    Free School Meals: An OpenLearn reading list Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Geoff Charles / Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 07 Apr 2017
    The provision of a hot meal at lunchtime to pupils is often at the heart of political debate. We dip into some of the research around the subject.
  • Language is collateral damage in the gig economy Creative commons image Icon FaceMePLS under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license

    Language is collateral damage in the gig economy

    By Dr David Hann

    As Deliveroo instructs its managers to avoid words that might make their team sound like employees, David Hann...

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    07 Apr 2017

  • Language is collateral damage in the gig economy

    Language is collateral damage in the gig economy Creative commons image Icon FaceMePLS under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 07 Apr 2017
    As Deliveroo instructs its managers to avoid words that might make their team sound like employees, David Hann explores how some words have their own agendas.
  • Saving Setrus: To Intervene or not to Intervene Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University

    Saving Setrus: To Intervene or not to Intervene

    By Olga Jurasz, Dr Edward Wastnidge, Dr Ann Hughes

    A neighbouring state is falling into war. You're the Prime Minister - can you use your political capital to legally...

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    07 Apr 2017

  • Saving Setrus: To Intervene or not to Intervene

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    Duration 15 mins Updated 07 Apr 2017
    A neighbouring state is falling into war. You're the Prime Minister - can you use your political capital to legally intervene? Should you even try?
  • Why is Mongolia a good place to die? Creative commons image Icon Bernd Thaller under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license

    Why is Mongolia a good place to die?

    By Andrew North

    A campaigning doctor has helped make Mongolia a better place to die than many much wealthier nations. Andrew North...

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    06 Apr 2017

  • Why is Mongolia a good place to die?

    Why is Mongolia a good place to die? Creative commons image Icon Bernd Thaller under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 06 Apr 2017
    A campaigning doctor has helped make Mongolia a better place to die than many much wealthier nations. Andrew North met her to find out how.
  • What should we watch out for as Trump meets Xi? Creative commons image Icon US Embassy The Hague under Creative Commons BY-ND 4.0 license

    What should we watch out for as Trump meets Xi?

    By Greg Wright

    The Presidents of China and America come together this weekend for their first summit. Here's a guide to what's at...

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    06 Apr 2017

  • What should we watch out for as Trump meets Xi?

    What should we watch out for as Trump meets Xi? Creative commons image Icon US Embassy The Hague under Creative Commons BY-ND 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 06 Apr 2017
    The Presidents of China and America come together this weekend for their first summit. Here's a guide to what's at stake.
  • DIY Science: Ecosphere Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: MaxPixel

    DIY Science: Ecosphere

    By The OpenLearn team

    Use our easy to follow guide to create a mini-version of an ecosphere, and watch what happens to the plants and...

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    06 Apr 2017

  • DIY Science: Ecosphere

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    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 06 Apr 2017
    Use our easy to follow guide to create a mini-version of an ecosphere, and watch what happens to the plants and creatures inside.
  • General Election - 92Rewind Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Jupiter Images

    General Election - 92Rewind

    By The OpenLearn team

    As we draw closer to the 25th anniversary of the 1992 General Election, those of us who remember the time are getting...

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    06 Apr 2017

  • General Election - 92Rewind

    General Election - 92Rewind Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Jupiter Images
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 06 Apr 2017
    As we draw closer to the 25th anniversary of the 1992 General Election, those of us who remember the time are getting a major sense of déjà vu...  

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  • OpenLearn Scotland

    This free course, OpenLearn Scotland, is intended to be of interest not only to people living in Scotland, but to anyone wishing to know more about...

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    This free course, OpenLearn Scotland, is intended to be of interest not only to...
  • Building relationships with donors

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    Legacy fundraising and big-gift seeking are part of the professional fundraiser's...
  • English grammar in context

    What are the differences between spoken and written English? Is use of grammar more or less complex than it appears? This free course, English...

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    What are the differences between spoken and written English? Is use of grammar...
  • The meaning of crime

    Tough on the causes of crime'. A famous phrase, but what is crime? This free course, The meaning of crime, examines how we, as a 'society', define...

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    Tough on the causes of crime'. A famous phrase, but what is crime? This free...
  • 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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    Advanced level Duration 15 hours Updated 08 Mar 2017
    What does it take to become a critical practitioner in social work? This free...
  • Gene therapy

    Following on from the advances made in diagnosing disorders using genetic testing, this free course, Gene therapy, looks at the possibilities for...

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    4 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    08 Mar 2017

  • Gene therapy

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    Introductory level Duration 4 hours Updated 08 Mar 2017
    Following on from the advances made in diagnosing disorders using genetic testing,...
  • Veiling

    This free course explores controversies associated with the practice of 'veiling' within Islam. The Islamic 'veil', be it in the form of the hijab,...

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    Level: 2 Intermediate

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    08 Mar 2017

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    Intermediate level Duration 10 hours Updated 08 Mar 2017
    This free course explores controversies associated with the practice of 'veiling'...
  • Exploring Virginia Woolf’s Between the Acts

    This free course introduces Virginia Woolf’s last novel, Between the Acts (1941), with the aim of understanding how she writes about time, memory,...

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    6 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

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    08 Mar 2017

  • Psychology in the 21st century

    Psychology is not a simple subject. This free course, Psychology in the 21st century, examines how different aspects of human behaviour provide the...

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    Level: 2 Intermediate

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    08 Mar 2017

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    Intermediate level Duration 12 hours Updated 08 Mar 2017
    Psychology is not a simple subject. This free course, Psychology in the 21st...
  • Starting with law

    This free course, Starting with law, explores key legal concepts such as legal capacity and the rights and responsibilities of the individual. You...

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    03 Mar 2017

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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
    Duration 2400 hours Updated 25 Apr 2017
    How are businesses organised? How do they develop strategies, handle risk and take...

    Diploma of Higher Education in Combined Professional Studies

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    Duration 2400 hours Updated 25 Apr 2017
    The Diploma of Higher Education in Combined Professional Studies is an extremely...

    Diploma of Higher Education in Computing and IT

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    Duration 2400 hours Updated 25 Apr 2017
    In the twenty-first century technology dominates the way we live, work, socialise...

    Diploma of Higher Education in Humanities

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    Duration 2400 hours Updated 25 Apr 2017
    The Diploma of Higher Education in Humanities will help you refine your skills of...

    Diploma of Higher Education in Social Care (Scotland)

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    Diploma of Higher Education in Social Care (Scotland) Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University/Karen Parker
    Duration 2400 hours Updated 25 Apr 2017
    Social care in Scotland is increasingly multidisciplinary and community focused –...

    BA (Honours) Social Work (Wales)

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    BA (Honours) Social Work (Wales) Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University/Karen Parker
    Duration 3600 hours Updated 25 Apr 2017
    Social workers support and protect some of society’s most deprived and vulnerable...

    BA (Honours) Youth Work

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    Duration 3600 hours Updated 25 Apr 2017
    There are few things more important or rewarding than making a positive difference...

    Diploma of Higher Education in Working with Young People

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    Diploma of Higher Education in Working with Young People Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University/Karen Parker
    Duration 2400 hours Updated 25 Apr 2017
    This practice-based diploma course is the qualification for you if you’re living...
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