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  • Genius of the Ancient World

    Historian Bettany Hughes travels to India, Greece and China on the trail of three giants of ancient philosophy: The Buddha, Socrates and Confucius.

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    Level: 1 Introductory

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    23 Jan 2017

  • Genius of the Ancient World

    Genius of the Ancient World Updated content
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 23 Jan 2017
    Historian Bettany Hughes travels to India, Greece and China on the trail of three giants of ancient philosophy: The Buddha, Socrates and Confucius.
  • The Bottom Line: Winter 2017 Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC

    The Bottom Line: Winter 2017

    Evan Davis hosts the business conversation show with people at the top giving insight into what matters.

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    23 Jan 2017

  • The Bottom Line: Winter 2017

    The Bottom Line: Winter 2017 Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC New content
    Updated 23 Jan 2017
    Evan Davis hosts the business conversation show with people at the top giving insight into what matters.
  • Hospital Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC

    Hospital

    Hospital, our new six-part co-production with the BBC, is the story of the NHS in unprecedented times. 

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    18 Jan 2017

  • Hospital

    Hospital Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC Updated content
    Updated 18 Jan 2017
    Hospital, our new six-part co-production with the BBC, is the story of the NHS in unprecedented times. 
  • 25th International Radio Playwriting Competition Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC

    25th International Radio Playwriting Competition

    The only global competition for radio playwrights. Find out more about 2015-16's event and explore drama and...

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    Level: 1 Introductory

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    18 Jan 2017

  • 25th International Radio Playwriting Competition

    25th International Radio Playwriting Competition Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC Updated content
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 18 Jan 2017
    The only global competition for radio playwrights. Find out more about 2015-16's event and explore drama and dramatists with OpenLearn.
  • City in The Sky Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The BBC

    City in The Sky

    This three-part OU/BBC co-production on BBC Two investigates the 'City in the Sky'. You will never look at your time aloft in the same...

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    13 Jan 2017

  • City in The Sky

    City in The Sky Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The BBC Updated content
    Updated 13 Jan 2017
    This three-part OU/BBC co-production on BBC Two investigates the 'City in the Sky'. You will never look at your time aloft in the same way again…
  • Asa Briggs, The Last Victorian Improver Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC

    Asa Briggs, The Last Victorian Improver

    Tristram Hunt MP explores the exhaustingly energetic life of one of his heroes – the historian Asa Briggs, who was instrumental in the founding of...

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    04 Jan 2017

  • Asa Briggs, The Last Victorian Improver

    Asa Briggs, The Last Victorian Improver Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC
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    Tristram Hunt MP explores the exhaustingly energetic life of one of his heroes – the historian Asa Briggs, who was instrumental in the founding of the...
  • Santa: An OpenLearn reading list

    By The OpenLearn team

    He's making a reading list; he's checking it twice. Here's a collection of academic takes on Santa and related gift...

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    23 Dec 2016

  • Santa: An OpenLearn reading list

    Updated 23 Dec 2016
    He's making a reading list; he's checking it twice. Here's a collection of academic takes on Santa and related gift-bringers to round off our week of...
  • Gifting: An OpenLearn reading list Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: tookapic

    Gifting: An OpenLearn reading list

    By The OpenLearn team

    Is it ok to regift? How much effort do you have to put into pretending to like a present? We've dug into the research...

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    Updated on:

    22 Dec 2016

  • Gifting: An OpenLearn reading list

    Gifting: An OpenLearn reading list Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: tookapic
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    Is it ok to regift? How much effort do you have to put into pretending to like a present? We've dug into the research for you.
  • OpenMinds Talk: Performing Online Live Experiments 24/7: “An Internet of Laboratory Things” Creative commons image Icon Open University under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license

    OpenMinds Talk: Performing Online Live Experiments 24/7: “An Internet of Laboratory Things”

    Want to know how the OU’s teaching laboratories are being launched into cyberspace? Join us for our next OpenMinds...

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    22 Dec 2016

  • OpenMinds Talk: Performing Online Live Experiments 24/7: “An Internet of Laboratory Things”

    OpenMinds Talk: Performing Online Live Experiments 24/7: “An Internet of Laboratory Things” Creative commons image Icon Open University under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 1 hour Updated 22 Dec 2016
    Want to know how the OU’s teaching laboratories are being launched into cyberspace? Join us for our next OpenMinds talk (Tuesday 31st January).
  • The Star of Bethlehem: An OpenLearn reading list Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Openclipart-vectors

    The Star of Bethlehem: An OpenLearn reading list

    By The OpenLearn team

    The star which led the Magi to the manager might have some factual truth to it - but nobody really knows which truth...

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    Updated on:

    21 Dec 2016

  • The Star of Bethlehem: An OpenLearn reading list

    The Star of Bethlehem: An OpenLearn reading list Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Openclipart-vectors
    Updated 21 Dec 2016
    The star which led the Magi to the manager might have some factual truth to it - but nobody really knows which truth to back.
  • Turkey dinners: An OpenLearn reading list Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: skeeze

    Turkey dinners: An OpenLearn reading list

    By The OpenLearn team

    We rather like turkeys, and so we're making them the centrepiece of this collection of interesting articles, rather...

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    20 Dec 2016

  • Turkey dinners: An OpenLearn reading list

    Turkey dinners: An OpenLearn reading list Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: skeeze
    Updated 20 Dec 2016
    We rather like turkeys, and so we're making them the centrepiece of this collection of interesting articles, rather than the centerpiece of a dinner table.
  • OpenLearn Live: Christmas Special 2016 Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Pexels

    OpenLearn Live: Christmas Special 2016

    By The OpenLearn team

    We're sending you this Christmas card - some of the best of 2016, and some Christmassy things

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    19 Dec 2016

  • OpenLearn Live: Christmas Special 2016

    OpenLearn Live: Christmas Special 2016 Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Pexels
    Updated 19 Dec 2016
    We're sending you this Christmas card - some of the best of 2016, and some Christmassy things
  • To Walk Invisible Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The BBC

    To Walk Invisible

    To Walk Invisible, a drama co-produced by The Open University and written by Sally Wainwright, tells the story of the Brontë sisters' rise to...

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    2 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    19 Dec 2016

  • To Walk Invisible

    To Walk Invisible Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The BBC
    Introductory level Duration 2 hours Updated 19 Dec 2016
    To Walk Invisible, a drama co-produced by The Open University and written by Sally Wainwright, tells the story of the Brontë sisters' rise to literary fame...
  • Christmas Crackers: An OpenLearn reading list Creative commons image Icon George Hoaden under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license

    Christmas Crackers: An OpenLearn reading list

    By The OpenLearn team

    Christmas dinner wouldn't be Christmas dinner without a member of the family being forced through passive-aggressive...

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    Article

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    19 Dec 2016

  • Christmas Crackers: An OpenLearn reading list

    Christmas Crackers: An OpenLearn reading list Creative commons image Icon George Hoaden under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license
    Updated 19 Dec 2016
    Christmas dinner wouldn't be Christmas dinner without a member of the family being forced through passive-aggressive peer pressure to don a paper crown. Join...
  • Happy New Year Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Viorel Dudau | Dreamstime.com

    Happy New Year

    By The OpenLearn team

    Happy New Year! What is 2017 going to mean for you? Motivation? Success? Learning a language? Get started here. 

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    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    16 Dec 2016

  • Happy New Year

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    Happy New Year Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Viorel Dudau | Dreamstime.com
    Introductory level Updated 16 Dec 2016
    Happy New Year! What is 2017 going to mean for you? Motivation? Success? Learning a language? Get started here. 
  • OpenLearn Live: 16th December 2016 Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Petr Kratochvil

    OpenLearn Live: 16th December 2016

    By The OpenLearn team

    The tiny bubbles of winter that started in Vienna; rubber eggs; Italian crises and a crack in space. Learning and...

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    16 Dec 2016

  • OpenLearn Live: 16th December 2016

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    OpenLearn Live: 16th December 2016 Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Petr Kratochvil
    Updated 16 Dec 2016
    The tiny bubbles of winter that started in Vienna; rubber eggs; Italian crises and a crack in space. Learning and research from across the day.
  • OpenLearn Live: 15th December 2016 Creative commons image Icon Praxis Loewengasse under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license

    OpenLearn Live: 15th December 2016

    By The OpenLearn team

    A lighthouse which helped people steer their way through health crises. Then learning and research through the day.

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    15 Dec 2016

  • OpenLearn Live: 15th December 2016

    OpenLearn Live: 15th December 2016 Creative commons image Icon Praxis Loewengasse under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license
    Updated 15 Dec 2016
    A lighthouse which helped people steer their way through health crises. Then learning and research through the day.
  • OpenLearn Live: 14th December 2016 Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Priwo

    OpenLearn Live: 14th December 2016

    By The OpenLearn team

    Why are decisions about oil production made in a country without a significant oil industry?; how Podesta's emails...

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    Updated on:

    14 Dec 2016

  • OpenLearn Live: 14th December 2016

    OpenLearn Live: 14th December 2016 Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Priwo
    Updated 14 Dec 2016
    Why are decisions about oil production made in a country without a significant oil industry?; how Podesta's emails were phished, and A poet reads her...
  • OpenLearn Live: 13th December 2016 Creative commons image Icon vjamnicky under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license

    OpenLearn Live: 13th December 2016

    By The OpenLearn team

    The cake that went to court and how social media slowed the size zero trend. Then learning and research from across...

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    13 Dec 2016

  • OpenLearn Live: 13th December 2016

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    OpenLearn Live: 13th December 2016 Creative commons image Icon vjamnicky under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
    Updated 13 Dec 2016
    The cake that went to court and how social media slowed the size zero trend. Then learning and research from across the day.
  • OpenLearn Live: 12th December 2016 Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Google Cultural Institute

    OpenLearn Live: 12th December 2016

    By The OpenLearn team

    The production wing of a Viennese art movement; monkey typing; and what happens when you play Lennon in a coffee shop...

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    Updated on:

    12 Dec 2016

  • OpenLearn Live: 12th December 2016

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    OpenLearn Live: 12th December 2016 Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Google Cultural Institute
    Duration 15 mins Updated 12 Dec 2016
    The production wing of a Viennese art movement; monkey typing; and what happens when you play Lennon in a coffee shop? Learning and research across the...
  • The Student Hub Live Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University

    The Student Hub Live

    The Student Hub Live is an interactive online event, featuring a discussion forum, support to students, and lots of...

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    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    09 Dec 2016

  • The Student Hub Live

    The Student Hub Live Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 09 Dec 2016
    The Student Hub Live is an interactive online event, featuring a discussion forum, support to students, and lots of useful information about The Open...
  • OpenLearn Live: 9th December 2016 Creative commons image Icon Julia Gomelskaya under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license

    OpenLearn Live: 9th December 2016

    By The OpenLearn team

    The composer who made a ballerina of Jane Eyre. Then more learning and research across the day.

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    09 Dec 2016

  • OpenLearn Live: 9th December 2016

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    OpenLearn Live: 9th December 2016 Creative commons image Icon Julia Gomelskaya under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license
    Updated 09 Dec 2016
    The composer who made a ballerina of Jane Eyre. Then more learning and research across the day.
  • OpenLearn Live: 8th December 2016 Creative commons image Icon Nathaniel C. Sheetz under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license

    OpenLearn Live: 8th December 2016

    By The OpenLearn team

    A brief history of a prolific historian. An explanation. And learning and research from across the day.

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    5 mins

    Updated on:

    08 Dec 2016

  • OpenLearn Live: 8th December 2016

    OpenLearn Live: 8th December 2016 Creative commons image Icon Nathaniel C. Sheetz under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license
    Duration 5 mins Updated 08 Dec 2016
    A brief history of a prolific historian. An explanation. And learning and research from across the day.
  • OpenLearn Live: 7th December 2016 Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Photo: Sage Ross / Window: Louis Comfort Tiffany

    OpenLearn Live: 7th December 2016

    By The OpenLearn team

    Straddling our relaunch, learning and research across the day - including remembering Mary Hesse and how Romans kept...

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    Updated on:

    07 Dec 2016

  • OpenLearn Live: 7th December 2016

    OpenLearn Live: 7th December 2016 Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Photo: Sage Ross / Window: Louis Comfort Tiffany
    Updated 07 Dec 2016
    Straddling our relaunch, learning and research across the day - including remembering Mary Hesse and how Romans kept warm.
  • OpenLearn Live: 6th December 2016 Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Copyright

    OpenLearn Live: 6th December 2016

    By The OpenLearn team

    Remembering a published who shaped the lives of authors and readers alike; how Marie Tharp helped us understand the...

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    Updated on:

    06 Dec 2016

  • OpenLearn Live: 6th December 2016

    OpenLearn Live: 6th December 2016 Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Copyright
    Updated 06 Dec 2016
    Remembering a published who shaped the lives of authors and readers alike; how Marie Tharp helped us understand the planet and the price of planes. Learning...
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