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  • The Music of Time Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC

    The Music of Time

    How does music gain the meaning different societies give it?

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  • The Music of Time

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    How does music gain the meaning different societies give it?
  • The Odyssey: List of characters Creative commons image Icon The Open University under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license

    The Odyssey: List of characters

    By Dr Emma Bridges

    The Odyssey includes an extensive cast list, both human and mythical. In this article Dr Emma Bridges gives us the...

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  • The Odyssey: List of characters

    The Odyssey: List of characters Creative commons image Icon The Open University under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 01 Aug 2017
    The Odyssey includes an extensive cast list, both human and mythical. In this article Dr Emma Bridges gives us the lowdown on the main characters. 
  • The Iliad: List of characters Creative commons image Icon The Open University under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license

    The Iliad: List of characters

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    Confused about who's who in Homer's The Iliad? Dr Emma Bridges has put together a handy cast list and mini biography...

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    01 Aug 2017

  • The Iliad: List of characters

    The Iliad: List of characters Creative commons image Icon The Open University under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 01 Aug 2017
    Confused about who's who in Homer's The Iliad? Dr Emma Bridges has put together a handy cast list and mini biography of the characters...
  • Is it true that the poorer you are, the more likely you are to eat junk food? Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: GinniDeVille

    Is it true that the poorer you are, the more likely you are to eat junk food?

    By Professor Patricia Smith, Jay L Zagorsky

    New American research suggests that - perhaps aptly - there's an bulge in the middle of income strata when it comes...

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    31 Jul 2017

  • Is it true that the poorer you are, the more likely you are to eat junk food?

    Is it true that the poorer you are, the more likely you are to eat junk food? Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: GinniDeVille
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 31 Jul 2017
    New American research suggests that - perhaps aptly - there's an bulge in the middle of income strata when it comes to tucking into fast food.
  • Should I lock in my exchange rate when using cards and ATMs abroad? Creative commons image Icon Agastya Chandrakant under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license

    Should I lock in my exchange rate when using cards and ATMs abroad?

    By Jay L Zagorsky

    Nowadays, you might be offered the option of 'locking in' an exchange rate when shopping overseas - in effect, paying...

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    31 Jul 2017

  • Should I lock in my exchange rate when using cards and ATMs abroad?

    Should I lock in my exchange rate when using cards and ATMs abroad? Creative commons image Icon Agastya Chandrakant under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 31 Jul 2017
    Nowadays, you might be offered the option of 'locking in' an exchange rate when shopping overseas - in effect, paying in your home currency rather than the...
  • Harry Potter and death and bereavement Creative commons image Icon Flickr: Marie Guillaumet under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license

    Harry Potter and death and bereavement

    By Dr Sam Murphy

    What does the Harry Potter series have in common with our Muggle world when it comes to death and bereavement? Dr Sam...

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    31 Jul 2017

  • Harry Potter and death and bereavement

    Harry Potter and death and bereavement Creative commons image Icon Flickr: Marie Guillaumet under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 31 Jul 2017
    What does the Harry Potter series have in common with our Muggle world when it comes to death and bereavement? Dr Sam Murphy explores.
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    "That's so gay!" Homophobic language and school

    By Shaun Delenty, Fernando Rosell-Aguilar

    How is the word 'gay' used in your school? What negative impact it can have on the pupils' views about homosexuality?...

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    29 Jul 2017

  • "That's so gay!" Homophobic language and school

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    Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 29 Jul 2017
    How is the word 'gay' used in your school? What negative impact it can have on the pupils' views about homosexuality? Find out with the founder of Inclusion...
  • Brexiteers and Broflakes: how language frames political debate Creative commons image Icon Banksy's opinion on Brexit, from Duncan Hull, via Flickr under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
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    28 Jul 2017

  • Brexiteers and Broflakes: how language frames political debate

    Brexiteers and Broflakes: how language frames political debate Creative commons image Icon Banksy's opinion on Brexit, from Duncan Hull, via Flickr under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 28 Jul 2017
    How does our choice of words influence the path of debate?
  • Understanding Milton Keynes Creative commons image Icon By Own work (Own work) [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html) or CC BY-SA 4.0-3.0-2.5-2.0-1.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0-3.0-2.5-2.0-1.0)], via Wikimedia Commons under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license

    Understanding Milton Keynes

    Much like The Open University, its home Milton Keynes took a less than conventional approach when it was designed....

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    27 Jul 2017

  • Understanding Milton Keynes

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    Understanding Milton Keynes Creative commons image Icon By Own work (Own work) [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html) or CC BY-SA 4.0-3.0-2.5-2.0-1.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0-3.0-2.5-2.0-1.0)], via Wikimedia Commons under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 1 hour Updated 27 Jul 2017
    Much like The Open University, its home Milton Keynes took a less than conventional approach when it was designed. Watch our feature-length videos.
  • Why Study Philosophers? Creative commons image Icon Bernd Schwabe in Hannover under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license

    Why Study Philosophers?

    By Professor Derek Matravers

    Derek Matravers considers what makes someone a philosopher and what makes a philosopher representative.

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    27 Jul 2017

  • Why Study Philosophers?

    Why Study Philosophers? Creative commons image Icon Bernd Schwabe in Hannover under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 27 Jul 2017
    Derek Matravers considers what makes someone a philosopher and what makes a philosopher representative.

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  • Democracy? You think you know?

    Participating in the democratic processes is seen as being a fundamental aspect of citizenship. All pupils need a broad knowledge and understanding...

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    This free course, Developing career resilience, will help you to understand the...
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  • Environment: Treading lightly on the Earth

    This free course, Environment: Treading lightly on the Earth, focuses on the problem of greenhouse gas emissions, especially carbon dioxide, and...

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  • Early years team work and leadership

    This free course, Early years team work and leadership, explores aspects of teamwork and leadership for early years practitioners.

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    This free course, Early years team work and leadership, explores aspects of...
  • Art and life in ancient Egypt

    Around 1350 BC, the Egyptian grain accountant Nebamun commissioned the walls of his tomb-chapel to be painted with scenes depicting his afterlife,...

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    Around 1350 BC, the Egyptian grain accountant Nebamun commissioned the walls of...
  • Manufacturing

    How are designs turned into products? What resources, materials and methods are used and what set of activities goes under the heading of ...

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    This free course, Transport and sustainability, explores the issues around...
  • Evolution: artificial selection and domestication

    In the 18th and 19th century evolutionary biologists, including Darwin, emphasised the similarities between natural evolution and artificial ...

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    In the 18th and 19th century evolutionary biologists, including Darwin, emphasised...

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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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    The modern world depends on computers and IT systems to function. Gain the skills...

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