The history issues investigated by The Big Question so far have been:
There's no one agreed version of history. So how can we trust any of it? Read more: The Big Question: Can we trust history?
In a few days time, [on June 30th], the Coalition Provisional Authority will transfer power to the interim government... Read more: The Big Question: Iraq - Is history repeating itself?
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Civil War - relive the times when Britain executed its King and became a Commonwealth
Mark Steel Lectures - the surprising lives of some of the people who shaped history
Renaissance Secrets - explore some of the mysteries of the Italian rebirth
The Romans in Britain - What happened to the United Kingdom under military occupation?
What The Industrial Revolution Did For Us - as Britain shifted from an agrarian culture to the towns, how did the nature of the nation change?
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.
The Big Question in more depth:
Every week, Emma Joseph and her guests go beyond the soundbites to explore the Big Questions facing the world - from... Read more: OU on the BBC: The Big Question - About the series
A full year's worth of questions investigated by the BBC World Service and The Open University Read more: OU on the BBC: The Big Question - the programmes week-by-week
Meet Emma Joseph, presenter of The Big Question on BBC World Service. Read more: OU on the BBC: The Big Question - Meet Emma Joseph
The "dismal science" is brought to life by Emma and the Big Question team Read more: The Big Question: The Big Economics Questions
The world we live in is under attack - quite a bit from the way we live in it. Explore environmental questions. Read more: The Big Question: The Big Environment Questions
Keeping healthy - and getting better. Emma and the team investigate health questions. Read more: The Big Question: The Big Health Questions
Some countries have democracy; some have despots - but no nation is free of politics. Read more: The Big Question: The Big Politics Questions
Trust The Big Question team to find the right questions to explore the worlds of faith. Read more: The Big Question: The Big Religion Questions
It's a connected world. Emma and the team work out what links where. Read more: The Big Question: The Big Science & Technology Questions
Emma Joseph and the team investigate some of the large issues underlying human rights. Read more: The Big Question: The Big Human Rights Questions