Either ends of the USSR: Lenin and Gorbachev Copyrighted image Credit: Used with permission The history issues investigated by The Big Question so far have been:

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Courses
If you'd like to take your interest in the sort of subjects discussed on The Big Question further, the Open University might have a course for you - regardless of where you live. Many OU courses are available worldwide, making use of the web, email and electronic conferencing. The exact range of courses available to you will depend on the country in which you live.

To make a first step in arts subjects, there's living arts. It's a great way to build an understanding of the key concepts in arts and humanities subjects, through the study of everything from Dickens to The Beatles.

There's also Introduction to the Humanities, a lively and varied grounding in the eight disciplines in the Arts Faculty: art history, literature, music, philosophy, classical studies, history, religious studies and history of science.