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Hobby New Year!

Hobby New Year! Creative commons image Credit: Tom Magliery licensed for reuse under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 New content
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 19 Dec 2014
What better time to start a new hobby than the New Year? Let us help you pick up that pen, throw away the phrase book or get the old telescope out....

It's Quizmas!

It's Quizmas! Copyrighted image Credit: Dreamstime
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 01 Dec 2014
See if you can answer these festive questions then read what our academics have to say. 

2013 International Radio Playwriting Competition

2013 International Radio Playwriting Competition Copyrighted image Credit: Photochecker | Dreamstime.com
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 28 Nov 2014
The winners of the competition have been announced. Find out more and explore drama and dramatists with OpenLearn.

The Great Fall

The Great Fall Copyrighted image Credit: United States Government under CC BY-SA 3.0) license
Introductory level Duration 30 mins Updated 03 Nov 2014
It's 25 years since the fall of the Berlin Wall on 9th November. Here, Open University academics share their memories and insights. 

Friday Thinker: Mayors and local politics

Friday Thinker: Mayors and local politics Copyrighted image Credit: Randymir | Dreamstime.com - Clint Eastwood Photo
Updated 23 Oct 2014
The OU Social Sciences Facebook community are looking at local democracy this week - and the impact mayors can have on their cities. Explore some...

National Novel Writing Month

National Novel Writing Month Copyrighted image Credit: Image courtesy of National Novel Writing Month
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...

World Space Week: Is there life beyond Earth?

World Space Week: Is there life beyond Earth? Copyrighted image Credit: photos.com
Intermediate level Duration 1 hour Updated 16 Sep 2014
Open University academics discuss their recent findings during a special World Space Week Lecture: Is there life beyond Earth?

There’s a thank you. Then there’s an OU thank you

There’s a thank you. Then there’s an OU thank you Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University
Updated 11 Sep 2014
We asked our students and alumni who, why and how they would thank the person who has inspired and supported them the most through their studies....