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National Novel Writing Month

National Novel Writing Month Copyrighted image Credit: Image courtesy of National Novel Writing Month New content
Introductory level Duration 1 hour Updated 21 Oct 2014
National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) challenges you to write 50k words in November. Get a head start with this collection of free tips and...

OU on the BBC: Trust Me, I'm A Doctor - Superfoods

OU on the BBC: Trust Me, I'm A Doctor - Superfoods Copyrighted image Credit: BBC New content
Updated 20 Oct 2014
Can foods be as potent as medicines? The second episode of Trust Me, I'm a Doctor investigates the truth about superfoods.

OU on the BBC: Andrew Marr's History of the World - Revolution

OU on the BBC: Andrew Marr's History of the World - Revolution Copyrighted image Credit: BBC Updated content
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 17 Oct 2014
People across the world rising up in the name of freedom and equality: Andrew explores revolutions in human history.

The Secret History Of Our Streets - Reverdy Road

The Secret History Of Our Streets - Reverdy Road Creative commons image Credit: Martin Addison under CC-BY-SA licence Updated content
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 17 Oct 2014
A street that didn't make it through the war unscathed - but with a home to a doctor that has survived since the 1880s.

OU on the BBC: Andrew Marr's History of the World - Age of Plunder

OU on the BBC: Andrew Marr's History of the World - Age of Plunder Copyrighted image Credit: BBC Updated content
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 16 Oct 2014
In this episode, Andrew tells the story of Europe's rise from piracy to private enterprise.

The Secret History Of Our Streets - Arnold Circus

 The Secret History Of Our Streets - Arnold Circus Creative commons image Credit: Robert Lamb under CC-BY-SA licence Updated content
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 16 Oct 2014
Britain's first council estate was closely planned - how is it faring in the 21st century?

The Bottom Line - Flash sales

The Bottom Line - Flash sales Creative commons image Credit: Tim Parkinson under CC-BY-2.0 licence New content
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 16 Oct 2014
The rapid growth of online flash sale companies is discussed by Evan Davis and three entrepeneurs from this sector. 

OU on the BBC: BBC Inside Science - Space weather centre and Ada Lovelace day

OU on the BBC: BBC Inside Science - Space weather centre and Ada Lovelace day Creative commons image Credit: Wikimedia New content
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 14 Oct 2014
The Met Office's space weather centre, Ada Lovelace day, diversity in snails and Ebola are discussed on BBC Inside Science this week. 

OU on the BBC: Trust Me, I'm a Doctor - Sunshine

OU on the BBC: Trust Me, I'm a Doctor - Sunshine Copyrighted image Credit: BBC New content
Updated 13 Oct 2014
The first episode of Trust Me, I'm a Doctor looks at the importance of vitamin D and ways to make our foods healthier without changing a single...