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  • 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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    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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    Is there a problem with OpenLearn? OpenLearn status updates

    We hope OpenLearn works normally, around the clock, through the year. If we know something's wrong (or if we're...

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    We hope OpenLearn works normally, around the clock, through the year. If we know something's wrong (or if we're planning some downtime), we'll tell you here.
  • Seeing the internet Creative commons image Icon Barrett Lyon / The Opte Project under Creative Commons BY-NC 4.0 license

    Seeing the internet

    By Professor Gillian Rose

    How do we see the internet? Gillian Rose explores why some artists and campaigners think it's important that the...

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  • Seeing the internet

    Seeing the internet Creative commons image Icon Barrett Lyon / The Opte Project under Creative Commons BY-NC 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 18 May 2017
    How do we see the internet? Gillian Rose explores why some artists and campaigners think it's important that the internet is made more visible.
  • Exploring the digital world: a collection Creative commons image Icon JD Hancock under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license

    Exploring the digital world: a collection

    From social media to the impact of screen time - academics from the OU and beyond explore the new worlds created by...

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  • Exploring the digital world: a collection

    Exploring the digital world: a collection Creative commons image Icon JD Hancock under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
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    From social media to the impact of screen time - academics from the OU and beyond explore the new worlds created by technology
  • What are your chances during a zombie apocalypse? Creative commons image Icon Sam Javanrouh under CC BY-NC 2.0 licence under Creative-Commons license

    What are your chances during a zombie apocalypse?

    By Dr Neil Smith

    According to mathematics we'd all die in a zombie apocalypse but nature and computer science offer us more optimistic...

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  • What are your chances during a zombie apocalypse?

    What are your chances during a zombie apocalypse? Creative commons image Icon Sam Javanrouh under CC BY-NC 2.0 licence under Creative-Commons license
    Updated 18 May 2017
    According to mathematics we'd all die in a zombie apocalypse but nature and computer science offer us more optimistic outcomes. 
  • Has media literacy become self-destructive? Creative commons image Icon 1uffster (Jeanie) under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license

    Has media literacy become self-destructive?

    By Danah Boyd

    Danah Boyd, founder of Data & Society, asks if American society has become too distrustful of experts

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    17 May 2017

  • Has media literacy become self-destructive?

    Has media literacy become self-destructive? Creative commons image Icon 1uffster (Jeanie) under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 17 May 2017
    Danah Boyd, founder of Data & Society, asks if American society has become too distrustful of experts
  • All in the Mind - Spring/Summer 2017 Creative commons image Icon The Open University under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license

    All in the Mind - Spring/Summer 2017

    Join us for the OU/BBC Radio 4 series that explores the limits and potential of the human mind.

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  • All in the Mind - Spring/Summer 2017

    All in the Mind - Spring/Summer 2017 Creative commons image Icon The Open University under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license
    Updated 17 May 2017
    Join us for the OU/BBC Radio 4 series that explores the limits and potential of the human mind.
  • However you feel about it, Labour's manifesto offers a choice Creative commons image Icon Gwydion M. Williams under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license

    However you feel about it, Labour's manifesto offers a choice

    By Ben Williams

    Labour's pitch to the voters is an answer to claims that the main parties are all the same, says Ben Williams.

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    17 May 2017

  • However you feel about it, Labour's manifesto offers a choice

    However you feel about it, Labour's manifesto offers a choice Creative commons image Icon Gwydion M. Williams under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 17 May 2017
    Labour's pitch to the voters is an answer to claims that the main parties are all the same, says Ben Williams.
  • Why is the media still fascinated by Brady and Hindley's crimes? Creative commons image Icon David Brown under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license

    Why is the media still fascinated by Brady and Hindley's crimes?

    By Ian Cummins, Martin King

    Half a century on, the Moors Murders remain a fixed point of fascination and horror for the UK media. Two Manchester...

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    16 May 2017

  • Why is the media still fascinated by Brady and Hindley's crimes?

    Why is the media still fascinated by Brady and Hindley's crimes? Creative commons image Icon David Brown under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 16 May 2017
    Half a century on, the Moors Murders remain a fixed point of fascination and horror for the UK media. Two Manchester-based academics explain why.
  • No Pause for Thought? Brexit, Bias and Political Manipulation Creative commons image Icon threefishsleeping under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license

    No Pause for Thought? Brexit, Bias and Political Manipulation

    By Dr Volker Patent

    The psychology of Brexit and contemporary politics, in a series of articles by Volker Patent. In this first article,...

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    16 May 2017

  • No Pause for Thought? Brexit, Bias and Political Manipulation

    No Pause for Thought? Brexit, Bias and Political Manipulation Creative commons image Icon threefishsleeping under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 16 May 2017
    The psychology of Brexit and contemporary politics, in a series of articles by Volker Patent. In this first article, we look at how the language of Brexit...

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    Improve your language skills by learning to communicate more easily and effectively in French. In this free course, Beginners' French: Food and...

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    Human societies have to take urgent action to end their dependences on fossil fuels. We have to alter the whole path of our development and...

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    Human societies have to take urgent action to end their dependences on fossil...
  • Funding elite sport

    As part of a review of content this course will be deleted from OpenLearn on 26 June 2017. Other similar courses can be found under 'Health,...

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    In this free course, Products, services and branding, you will find out about how organisations manage their products and services. This will...

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  • Introduction to structural integrity

    The I-35W bridge collapse in Minneapolis in August 2007, resulting in at least 13 deaths, illustrates the importance of structural integrity. This...

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    The I-35W bridge collapse in Minneapolis in August 2007, resulting in at least 13...
  • The autistic spectrum: From theory to practice

    Most of us have a very vague and narrow concept of what autism is, based mainly on such stereotypes as Dustin Hoffman's character in the film Rain...

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    Most of us have a very vague and narrow concept of what autism is, based mainly on...
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    This free course, A tour of the cell, contains a blend of text and a multimedia interactive component to look at the uniformity and diversity...

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    Water is arguably the most important physical resource as it is the one that is essential to human survival. Understanding the global water cycle...

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    Risk, in a financial context, is a synonym for uncertainty. This free course will allow those with some background knowledge of the area to explore...

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    Risk, in a financial context, is a synonym for uncertainty. This free course will...

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    Diploma of Higher Education in Mathematical Sciences

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    Diploma of Higher Education in Mathematical Sciences
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    Mathematics and statistics are vital in modern society, and indispensable to...

    BA (Honours) Philosophy and Psychological Studies

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    Philosophy and psychology seek to answer profound questions about us, our minds,...

    Foundation Degree in Retail Management

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    Foundation Degree in Retail Management
    Duration 2400 hours Updated 19 Jun 2017
    Retail is a dynamic, global industry – with innovative new markets constantly...

    BSc (Honours) Sport, Fitness and Coaching

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    If you are an aspiring or practising leader of sport or fitness activities, our...

    BSc (Honours) Mathematics and its Learning

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    Mathematics education has long been a government priority. This unique degree...

    Foundation Degree in Materials Fabrication and Engineering

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    Diploma of Higher Education in Combined Social Sciences

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    Diploma of Higher Education in Sport and Fitness

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    This degree in humanities offers a broad-based grounding in the study and...

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