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  • The Silver Bridge Disaster: Stresses and strains Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Production team

    The Silver Bridge Disaster: Stresses and strains

    By The Forensic Engineering team

    The 1967 collapse of the Silver Bridge was a human tragedy - 46 people died - and an engineering mystery: why did a...

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    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    15 Dec 2017

  • The Silver Bridge Disaster: Stresses and strains

    The Silver Bridge Disaster: Stresses and strains Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Production team
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 15 Dec 2017
    The 1967 collapse of the Silver Bridge was a human tragedy - 46 people died - and an engineering mystery: why did a bridge built to last a century not make...
  • In your garden: Bats Creative commons image Icon Barracuda1983 under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license

    In your garden: Bats

    By Vicky Johnson

    Find out how to encourage bats into your garden and how you can monitor and support them. 

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    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    15 Dec 2017

  • In your garden: Bats

    In your garden: Bats Creative commons image Icon Barracuda1983 under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 15 Dec 2017
    Find out how to encourage bats into your garden and how you can monitor and support them. 
  • The Silver Bridge Disaster: The collapse Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Production team

    The Silver Bridge Disaster: The collapse

    By The Forensic Engineering team

    The 1967 collapse of the Silver Bridge was a human tragedy - 46 people died - and an engineering mystery: why did a...

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    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    15 Dec 2017

  • The Silver Bridge Disaster: The collapse

    The Silver Bridge Disaster: The collapse Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Production team
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 15 Dec 2017
    The 1967 collapse of the Silver Bridge was a human tragedy - 46 people died - and an engineering mystery: why did a bridge built to last a century not make...
  • Thirty-seven winters of discontent Creative commons image Icon Highways Agency under CC-BY licence under Creative-Commons license

    Thirty-seven winters of discontent

    By The OpenLearn team

    Since the original 1978/79 Winter Of Discontent, any setback at any time between late summer and Easter has been...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    14 Dec 2017

  • Thirty-seven winters of discontent

    Thirty-seven winters of discontent Creative commons image Icon Highways Agency under CC-BY licence under Creative-Commons license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 14 Dec 2017
    Since the original 1978/79 Winter Of Discontent, any setback at any time between late summer and Easter has been garlanded with the same grim title.
  • What's creative about creative writing? Creative commons image Icon Pierre Lindenbaum under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license

    What's creative about creative writing?

    By Dr Philip Seargeant

    Can creativity be taught? How far can you be creative when translating other people's work? Listen to...

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    30 mins

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    12 Dec 2017

  • What's creative about creative writing?

    What's creative about creative writing? Creative commons image Icon Pierre Lindenbaum under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 30 mins Updated 12 Dec 2017
    Can creativity be taught? How far can you be creative when translating other people's work? Listen to translators, authors and creative writing teachers...
  • Open University programmes on TV, radio and online Creative commons image Icon Kevin76 under CC-BY-NC-ND licence under Creative-Commons license

    Open University programmes on TV, radio and online

    By The OpenLearn team

    Here's a guide to TV and radio programmes co-produced by The OU and the BBC - and a guide to what you can watch or...

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    12 Dec 2017

  • Open University programmes on TV, radio and online

    Open University programmes on TV, radio and online Creative commons image Icon Kevin76 under CC-BY-NC-ND licence under Creative-Commons license
    Updated 12 Dec 2017
    Here's a guide to TV and radio programmes co-produced by The OU and the BBC - and a guide to what you can watch or listen to now on iPlayer.
  • The Hunt Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Silverback Films

    The Hunt

    Narrated by Sir David Attenborough this lavish series explores the dynamic relationship between predator and their prey.

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    12 Dec 2017

  • The Hunt

    The Hunt Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Silverback Films
    Updated 12 Dec 2017
    Narrated by Sir David Attenborough this lavish series explores the dynamic relationship between predator and their prey.
  • Introducing language and creativity

    Our short video gives a brief introduction to creativity - and explores its links with language.

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    11 Dec 2017

  • Introducing language and creativity

    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 11 Dec 2017
    Our short video gives a brief introduction to creativity - and explores its links with language.
  • Collective Creativity

    Can the boundaries of the 'creative class' be broken down? Should they? How do creative people contribute to society...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    11 Dec 2017

  • Collective Creativity

    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 11 Dec 2017
    Can the boundaries of the 'creative class' be broken down? Should they? How do creative people contribute to society and the economy?
  • Film: Creative or Cultural? Creative commons image Icon Bart Everson under CC-BY licence under Creative-Commons license

    Film: Creative or Cultural?

    How does the UK view the importance of the creative and cultural impact of the creative industries, and which is more...

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    Article

    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    11 Dec 2017

  • Film: Creative or Cultural?

    Film: Creative or Cultural? Creative commons image Icon Bart Everson under CC-BY licence under Creative-Commons license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 11 Dec 2017
    How does the UK view the importance of the creative and cultural impact of the creative industries, and which is more important?

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  • Fundamentals of accounting

    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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    8 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    27 Nov 2017

  • Fundamentals of accounting

    Fundamentals of accounting Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: © Eugenio Marongiu/iStockphoto.com
    Introductory level Duration 8 hours Updated 27 Nov 2017
    Learn about the essential numerical and double-entry skills required for...
  • Forensic psychology

    In this free course, Forensic psychology, you will discover how psychology can help obtain evidence from eyewitnesses in police investigations and...

    By Professor Graham Pike

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    24 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    27 Nov 2017

  • Forensic psychology

    Forensic psychology Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: RichLegg
    Introductory level Duration 24 hours Updated 27 Nov 2017
    In this free course, Forensic psychology, you will discover how psychology can...
  • Exploring sport coaching and psychology

    This free course, Exploring sport coaching and psychology, investigates how scientific and management ideas contribute to success while also taking...

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    24 hours

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  • Exploring sport coaching and psychology

    Exploring sport coaching and psychology Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: © SolStock/iStock
    Introductory level Duration 24 hours Updated 24 Nov 2017
    This free course, Exploring sport coaching and psychology, investigates how...
  • In the night sky: Orion

    In this free course, In the night sky: Orion, you will explore the night sky, discover how stars formed and find out about exoplanets, all through...

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    24 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    24 Nov 2017

  • In the night sky: Orion

    In the night sky: Orion Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: © Manfred_Konrad (via iStockPhoto.com)
    Introductory level Duration 24 hours Updated 24 Nov 2017
    In this free course, In the night sky: Orion, you will explore the night sky,...
  • Managing my money for young adults

    This free course, Managing my money for young adults, will help you start to think about managing your finances. You will learn how to budget...

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    24 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    24 Nov 2017

  • Managing my money for young adults

    Managing my money for young adults Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: © Eva-Katalin/iStockPhoto.com
    Introductory level Duration 24 hours Updated 24 Nov 2017
    This free course, Managing my money for young adults, will help you start to think...
  • Legal skills and debates in Scotland

    This free course, Legal skills and debates in Scotland, considers how laws are interpreted and applied. It looks at legislation, court judgments,...

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    24 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    21 Nov 2017

  • Legal skills and debates in Scotland

    Legal skills and debates in Scotland
    Introductory level Duration 24 hours Updated 21 Nov 2017
    This free course, Legal skills and debates in Scotland, considers how laws are...
  • Comparing stars

    Stars can necessarily be observed only at a distance. Comparing stars is a 16-hour free course that introduces the HertzsprungRussell diagram, an...

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    16 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    14 Nov 2017

  • Comparing stars

    Comparing stars Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
    Intermediate level Duration 16 hours Updated 14 Nov 2017
    Stars can necessarily be observed only at a distance. Comparing stars is a 16-hour...
  • Introducing public health

    This free course, Introducing public health, presents some key elements of public health and health promotion. It considers the scope and focus of...

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    6 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    13 Nov 2017

  • Introducing public health

    Introducing public health Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Alex Proimos in Flickr made available under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 2.0 Licence
    Intermediate level Duration 6 hours Updated 13 Nov 2017
    This free course, Introducing public health, presents some key elements of public...
  • Goya

    What influenced Goya? Did Napoleon's invasion of Spain alter the course of Goya's career? This free course will guide you through the works of Goya...

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    5 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    10 Nov 2017

  • Goya

    Goya Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
    Intermediate level Duration 5 hours Updated 10 Nov 2017
    What influenced Goya? Did Napoleon's invasion of Spain alter the course of Goya's...
  • Predictive medicine

    In this free course, Predictive medicine, you will learn how advances in genetics could change the way in which diseases are diagnosed and managed....

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    4 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    09 Nov 2017

  • Predictive medicine

    Predictive medicine Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
    Introductory level Duration 4 hours Updated 09 Nov 2017
    In this free course, Predictive medicine, you will learn how advances in genetics...

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    Diploma of Higher Education Open

    Diploma of Higher Education Open Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: 12019
    Duration 2400 hours Updated 15 Jan 2018
    Studying at university level is not just about gaining a degree. We also offer a...

    BA (Honours) Philosophy and Psychological Studies

    BA (Honours) Philosophy and Psychological Studies Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University/Karen Parker
    Duration 3600 hours Updated 15 Jan 2018
    Philosophy and psychology seek to answer profound questions about us, our minds,...

    Foundation Degree in Retail Management

    Foundation Degree in Retail Management Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: 12019
    Duration 2400 hours Updated 15 Jan 2018
    Retail is a dynamic, global industry – with innovative new markets constantly...

    BSc (Honours) Sport, Fitness and Coaching

    BSc (Honours) Sport, Fitness and Coaching Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: 12019
    Duration 3600 hours Updated 15 Jan 2018
    If you are an aspiring or practising leader of sport or fitness activities, our...

    BSc (Honours) Mathematics and its Learning

    BSc (Honours) Mathematics and its Learning Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University/Karen Parker
    Duration 3600 hours Updated 15 Jan 2018
    Mathematics education has long been a government priority. This unique degree...

    Foundation Degree in Materials Fabrication and Engineering

    Foundation Degree in Materials Fabrication and Engineering Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Dreamstime
    Duration 2400 hours Updated 15 Jan 2018
    This Foundation Degree in Materials Fabrication and Engineering brings together...

    Diploma of Higher Education in Combined Social Sciences

    Diploma of Higher Education in Combined Social Sciences Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Dreamstime
    Duration 2400 hours Updated 15 Jan 2018
    Does material consumption make us happier? Is parenting a social as well as an...

    Diploma of Higher Education in Sport and Fitness

    Diploma of Higher Education in Sport and Fitness Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Dreamstime
    Duration 2400 hours Updated 15 Jan 2018
    This diploma course will help put you on track for a career in fitness training,...

    BA (Honours) Humanities

    BA (Honours) Humanities Creative commons image Icon By Cayusa via Flickr under Creative Commons license under Creative-Commons license
    Duration 3600 hours Updated 15 Jan 2018
    This degree in humanities offers a broad-based grounding in the study and...

    Foundation Degree in Sport and Fitness

    Foundation Degree in Sport and Fitness Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University/Karen Parker
    Duration 2400 hours Updated 15 Jan 2018
    This foundation degree course will help you get in good shape for a career in...
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