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  • Witches in popular culture Creative commons image Icon Matthew under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license

    Witches in popular culture

    By Dr Chloé Germaine Buckley

    Western culture can't seem to shake off portraying women as witches. Dr Chloé Germaine Buckley wonders why.

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    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 22 May 2017
    Western culture can't seem to shake off portraying women as witches. Dr Chloé Germaine Buckley wonders why.
  • British summertime Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Tr3gi | Dreamstime.com

    British summertime

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    The sun has got his hat on and people are jetting off for a much needed holiday; what does British summertime mean to...

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  • British summertime

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    The sun has got his hat on and people are jetting off for a much needed holiday; what does British summertime mean to you?
  • Why is the Conservative manifesto the mark of a brave Prime Minister? Creative commons image Icon Jay Allen / Crown Copyright / Number 10 Flickr account under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license

    Why is the Conservative manifesto the mark of a brave Prime Minister?

    By Louise Thompson

    There's not much sweetness in the Tory manifesto. Is Theresa May brave, confident - or a mixture of both? Louise...

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    22 May 2017

  • Why is the Conservative manifesto the mark of a brave Prime Minister?

    Why is the Conservative manifesto the mark of a brave Prime Minister? Creative commons image Icon Jay Allen / Crown Copyright / Number 10 Flickr account under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 22 May 2017
    There's not much sweetness in the Tory manifesto. Is Theresa May brave, confident - or a mixture of both? Louise Thompson considers.
  • Doctor Who: Is time travel possible? Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: © Mreco99 | Dreamstime.com

    Doctor Who: Is time travel possible?

    By Professor Andrew Norton

    Is time travel possible in real life? The simple answer is: Yes!

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    22 May 2017

  • Doctor Who: Is time travel possible?

    Doctor Who: Is time travel possible? Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: © Mreco99 | Dreamstime.com
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 22 May 2017
    Is time travel possible in real life? The simple answer is: Yes!
  • Ramadan Mubarak! Creative commons image Icon By vetman [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons under Creative-Commons license

    Ramadan Mubarak!

    By Professor Graham Harvey

    27th May - 25th June marks the Muslim observance, Ramadan. Discover how this isn't just a time for abstaining but a...

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    21 May 2017

  • Ramadan Mubarak!

    Ramadan Mubarak! Creative commons image Icon By vetman [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons under Creative-Commons license
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 21 May 2017
    27th May - 25th June marks the Muslim observance, Ramadan. Discover how this isn't just a time for abstaining but a time for celebration while showing...
  • Learning to swim in murky seas: Exploitation of the Electorate via Social Media Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: rawpixel

    Learning to swim in murky seas: Exploitation of the Electorate via Social Media

    By Dr Volker Patent

    Learn psychological self-defence and start resisting the dark arts of political communication, in Volker Patent’s...

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    10 mins

    Level: 2 Intermediate

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    19 May 2017

  • Learning to swim in murky seas: Exploitation of the Electorate via Social Media

    Learning to swim in murky seas: Exploitation of the Electorate via Social Media Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: rawpixel
    Intermediate level Duration 10 mins Updated 19 May 2017
    Learn psychological self-defence and start resisting the dark arts of political communication, in Volker Patent’s second article on Brexit and the General...
  • A Time to Live Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The BBC

    A Time to Live

    What would you do if you were told you had a terminal illness and may only have months to live? 

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    19 May 2017

  • A Time to Live

    A Time to Live Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The BBC
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 19 May 2017
    What would you do if you were told you had a terminal illness and may only have months to live? 
  • Privatising Thames Water Creative commons image Icon Richard Ellis under Creative Commons BY-NC 4.0 license

    Privatising Thames Water

    By Michael Pryke

    How did a public utlity turn into a financial instrument?

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    Level: 1 Introductory

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    18 May 2017

  • Privatising Thames Water

    Privatising Thames Water Creative commons image Icon Richard Ellis under Creative Commons BY-NC 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 18 May 2017
    How did a public utlity turn into a financial instrument?
  • How have the Conservatives overtaken Labour for the British Indian vote? Creative commons image Icon Number 10 under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license

    How have the Conservatives overtaken Labour for the British Indian vote?

    By Rakib Ehsan

    Traditionally, Labour has been able to count on support from British Indians - but not any more. Rakib Ehsan asks:...

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    18 May 2017

  • How have the Conservatives overtaken Labour for the British Indian vote?

    How have the Conservatives overtaken Labour for the British Indian vote? Creative commons image Icon Number 10 under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 18 May 2017
    Traditionally, Labour has been able to count on support from British Indians - but not any more. Rakib Ehsan asks: what's changed?
  • Is a landslide dangerous for Theresa May? Creative commons image Icon Sherri Terris under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license

    Is a landslide dangerous for Theresa May?

    By Benjamin Martill

    Mo' members, mo' problems? Could a large majority bring a downside for Theresa May? Perhaps, warns Benjamin Martill.

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    5 mins

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    18 May 2017

  • Is a landslide dangerous for Theresa May?

    Is a landslide dangerous for Theresa May? Creative commons image Icon Sherri Terris under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 18 May 2017
    Mo' members, mo' problems? Could a large majority bring a downside for Theresa May? Perhaps, warns Benjamin Martill.

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    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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    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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    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...
  • Exploring family health

    How can families support healthy living and cope with illness? This free course, Exploring family health, will provide an understanding of what is...

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    How can families support healthy living and cope with illness? This free course,...
  • English: skills for learning

    English: skills for learning, is a free course for anybody who is thinking of studying for a university degree and would like to develop the...

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    English: skills for learning, is a free course for anybody who is thinking of...
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    Seventeenth-century Dutch painting stands out from other art of the same period and even more so from that of previous centuries on account of its...

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    Seventeenth-century Dutch painting stands out from other art of the same period...

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    BA (Hons) Youth Justice Studies (England and Wales)

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    How can we improve the lives of children and young people who are ‘in trouble’?...

    Foundation Degree in Early Years

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    The first few years of children’s lives are crucial to their development and...

    Diploma of Higher Education in Social Policy and Criminology

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    Diploma of Higher Education in Healthcare Practice

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    From economic policy to scientific advancement, mathematics is indispensable to...

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    Foundation Degree in Paramedic Sciences

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    Foundation Degree in Working with Young People

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