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  • Meet The Lords Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC

    Meet The Lords

    Series following the larger-than-life characters that populate the House of Lords, one of Britain's oldest, most idiosyncratic and most important...

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    30 Mar 2017

  • Meet The Lords

    Meet The Lords Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC Updated content
    Updated 30 Mar 2017
    Series following the larger-than-life characters that populate the House of Lords, one of Britain's oldest, most idiosyncratic and most important...
  • The world of water

    By The OpenLearn team

    Delve into the world of water to celebrate World Water Day (22 March), and take a look at our free courses and...

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    22 Mar 2017

  • The world of water

    The world of water Updated content
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 22 Mar 2017
    Delve into the world of water to celebrate World Water Day (22 March), and take a look at our free courses and articles on the subject.
  • World Poetry Day Creative commons image Icon Steve Johnson under CC BY 2.0 licence under Creative-Commons license

    World Poetry Day

    By The OpenLearn team

    21 March is World Poetry Day. Take a look at a range of powerful poems in our poetry prescription tool, view our...

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    21 Mar 2017

  • World Poetry Day

    World Poetry Day Creative commons image Icon Steve Johnson under CC BY 2.0 licence under Creative-Commons license Updated content
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 21 Mar 2017
    21 March is World Poetry Day. Take a look at a range of powerful poems in our poetry prescription tool, view our videos and try a range of free courses.
  • Open Education Week 2017

    Open Education Week, 27–31 March 2017, raises awareness of the global open education movement.

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    20 Mar 2017

  • Open Education Week 2017

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    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 20 Mar 2017
    Open Education Week, 27–31 March 2017, raises awareness of the global open education movement.
  • The Hunt Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Silverback Films

    The Hunt

    Another chance to enjoy the award-winning, ground-breaking OU/BBC natural history series The Hunt. Narrated by Sir David Attenborough the...

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    18 Mar 2017

  • The Hunt

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    The Hunt Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Silverback Films Updated content
    Updated 18 Mar 2017
    Another chance to enjoy the award-winning, ground-breaking OU/BBC natural history series The Hunt. Narrated by Sir David Attenborough the series...
  • Life In The Undergrowth - Fly On The Wall Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC

    Life In The Undergrowth - Fly On The Wall

    By The OpenLearn team

    The Open University takes us behind the scenes of David Attenborough's Life In the Undergrowth.

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    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    16 Mar 2017

  • Life In The Undergrowth - Fly On The Wall

    Life In The Undergrowth - Fly On The Wall Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC Updated content
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 16 Mar 2017
    The Open University takes us behind the scenes of David Attenborough's Life In the Undergrowth.
  • Canals: The Making of a Nation Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: © BBC

    Canals: The Making of a Nation

    Liz McIvor looks at who built the nation's canal network, who funded it, those who worked on it and how they were regenerated following The Second...

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    16 Mar 2017

  • Canals: The Making of a Nation

    Canals: The Making of a Nation Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: © BBC Updated content
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 16 Mar 2017
    Liz McIvor looks at who built the nation's canal network, who funded it, those who worked on it and how they were regenerated following The Second World War.
  • OpenMinds-Talk: What does Brexit tell us about Britain? Creative commons image Icon The Open University under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license

    OpenMinds-Talk: What does Brexit tell us about Britain?

    Join us at The Open University, in the Berrill Theatre and online as we host an enlightening talk exploring the...

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    Updated on:

    16 Mar 2017

  • OpenMinds-Talk: What does Brexit tell us about Britain?

    OpenMinds-Talk: What does Brexit tell us about Britain? Creative commons image Icon The Open University under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license Updated content
    Introductory level Duration 1 hour Updated 16 Mar 2017
    Join us at The Open University, in the Berrill Theatre and online as we host an enlightening talk exploring the question: What does Brexit tell us about...
  • Brain Awareness Week Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Dreamstime

    Brain Awareness Week

    By Dr Ellie Dommett

    13-19 March 2017 is Brain Awareness Week. From our OU PhD students' fascinating research into the brain to a...

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    Updated on:

    13 Mar 2017

  • Brain Awareness Week

    Brain Awareness Week Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Dreamstime Updated content
    Introductory level Duration 1 hour Updated 13 Mar 2017
    13-19 March 2017 is Brain Awareness Week. From our OU PhD students' fascinating research into the brain to a video on how brain neurons are just like a...
  • The Secrets of Your Food Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Martha Swales - BBC

    The Secrets of Your Food

    'The Secrets of Your Food' is the delicious science story of the food on your plate. 

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    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    10 Mar 2017

  • The Secrets of Your Food

    The Secrets of Your Food Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Martha Swales - BBC
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 10 Mar 2017
    'The Secrets of Your Food' is the delicious science story of the food on your plate. 
  • Sound Waves: The Symphony of Physics Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The BBC

    Sound Waves: The Symphony of Physics

    Dr Helen Czerski takes us on a sonic odyssey through the sounds of the universe – to reveal what the physics of sound can tell us about the world...

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    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    09 Mar 2017

  • Sound Waves: The Symphony of Physics

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    Sound Waves: The Symphony of Physics Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The BBC
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 09 Mar 2017
    Dr Helen Czerski takes us on a sonic odyssey through the sounds of the universe – to reveal what the physics of sound can tell us about the world and how it...
  • Ancient Greece: The greatest show on Earth Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC

    Ancient Greece: The greatest show on Earth

    Join us on a journey to the ancient world and explore the heart of Athens: the theatre.

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    06 Mar 2017

  • Ancient Greece: The greatest show on Earth

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    Ancient Greece: The greatest show on Earth Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC
    Updated 06 Mar 2017
    Join us on a journey to the ancient world and explore the heart of Athens: the theatre.
  • World Book Day Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: © Haywiremedia | Dreamstime.com - Kids Reading Books in Fantasy Library

    World Book Day

    Calling all bookworms and budding writers! Celebrate World Book Day (Thursday 2nd March 2017) with our FREE...

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    28 Feb 2017

  • World Book Day

    World Book Day Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: © Haywiremedia | Dreamstime.com - Kids Reading Books in Fantasy Library
    Updated 28 Feb 2017
    Calling all bookworms and budding writers! Celebrate World Book Day (Thursday 2nd March 2017) with our FREE resources and eBooks on OpenLearn.
  • 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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    Updated on:

    16 Feb 2017

  • The Bottom Line: Winter 2017

    The Bottom Line: Winter 2017 Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC
    Updated 16 Feb 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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    15 Feb 2017

  • Hospital

    Hospital Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC
    Updated 15 Feb 2017
    Hospital, our new six-part co-production with the BBC, is the story of the NHS in unprecedented times. 
  • Thinking Allowed 2017 Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC

    Thinking Allowed 2017

    OU/BBC's Thinking Allowed puts the focus on the latest thinking about how society works. Read exclusive academic insights from The Open University...

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    Updated on:

    15 Feb 2017

  • Thinking Allowed 2017

    Thinking Allowed 2017 Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC
    Introductory level Updated 15 Feb 2017
    OU/BBC's Thinking Allowed puts the focus on the latest thinking about how society works. Read exclusive academic insights from The Open University every week...
  • Don't Panic - How to End Poverty in 15 Years Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The BBC

    Don't Panic - How to End Poverty in 15 Years

    Shown again as a tribute to the late Hans Rosling, his exploration of how statistics offers hope in an overcrowded world is available on iPlayer...

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    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    10 Feb 2017

  • Don't Panic - How to End Poverty in 15 Years

    Don't Panic - How to End Poverty in 15 Years Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The BBC
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 10 Feb 2017
    Shown again as a tribute to the late Hans Rosling, his exploration of how statistics offers hope in an overcrowded world is available on iPlayer throughout...
  • Exodus: Our Journey To Europe Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The BBC

    Exodus: Our Journey To Europe

    In this three part OU/BBC co-production we see a terrifyingly intimate, yet uniquely epic portrait of the biggest movement of people that Europe...

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    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    08 Feb 2017

  • Exodus: Our Journey To Europe

    Exodus: Our Journey To Europe Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The BBC
    Introductory level Updated 08 Feb 2017
    In this three part OU/BBC co-production we see a terrifyingly intimate, yet uniquely epic portrait of the biggest movement of people that Europe has seen...
  • OpenMinds: Why visit Mars and what we might find there? Creative commons image Icon Open University under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license

    OpenMinds: Why visit Mars and what we might find there?

    Join us at the Ulster Museum, Belfast or online as we host an enlightening talk exploring the question: Why visit...

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    1 hour

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    03 Feb 2017

  • OpenMinds: Why visit Mars and what we might find there?

    OpenMinds: Why visit Mars and what we might find there? Creative commons image Icon Open University under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 1 hour Updated 03 Feb 2017
    Join us at the Ulster Museum, Belfast or online as we host an enlightening talk exploring the question: Why visit Mars and what we might find there...
  • BBC Inside Science - 2016/2017 series Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC

    BBC Inside Science - 2016/2017 series

    Adam Rutherford returns with guests in this new series to illuminate the mysteries and controversies behind the science that's changing our world.

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    02 Feb 2017

  • BBC Inside Science - 2016/2017 series

    BBC Inside Science - 2016/2017 series Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC
    Updated 02 Feb 2017
    Adam Rutherford returns with guests in this new series to illuminate the mysteries and controversies behind the science that's changing our world.
  • National Storytelling Week Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Connie Larson | Dreamstime.com

    National Storytelling Week

    Are you a natural storyteller or do you fancy writing a novel? Look no further than here where we have an...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    30 Jan 2017

  • National Storytelling Week

    National Storytelling Week Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Connie Larson | Dreamstime.com
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 30 Jan 2017
    Are you a natural storyteller or do you fancy writing a novel? Look no further than here where we have an abundance of free resources for National...
  • 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 way...

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    Updated on:

    29 Jan 2017

  • City in The Sky

    City in The Sky Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The BBC
    Updated 29 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…
  • Year of the Rooster: Chinese New Year Creative commons image Icon By The original uploader was 用心阁 at Chinese Wikipedia [GFDL or CC-BY-SA-3.0], via Wikimedia Commons under Creative-Commons license

    Year of the Rooster: Chinese New Year

    By The OpenLearn team

    As the Chinese celebrate the Year of the Rooster, why not learn how to write and pronounce basic Chinese words, or...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    27 Jan 2017

  • Year of the Rooster: Chinese New Year

    Year of the Rooster: Chinese New Year Creative commons image Icon By The original uploader was 用心阁 at Chinese Wikipedia [GFDL or CC-BY-SA-3.0], via Wikimedia Commons under Creative-Commons license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 27 Jan 2017
    As the Chinese celebrate the Year of the Rooster, why not learn how to write and pronounce basic Chinese words, or find out more about the people and culture?
  • 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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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    23 Jan 2017

  • Genius of the Ancient World

    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.
  • Child of Our Time: Try our surveys Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC

    Child of Our Time: Try our surveys

    By John Oates

    How does your sense of self compare with other people? How good are you at performing complex tasks? How do you and...

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    Activity

    15 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    23 Jan 2017

  • Child of Our Time: Try our surveys

    Featuring: Activity Activity
    Child of Our Time: Try our surveys Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC
    Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 23 Jan 2017
    How does your sense of self compare with other people? How good are you at performing complex tasks? How do you and your children cope with stress? Try our...
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