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OpenLearn Live: 8th December 2016

OpenLearn Live: 8th December 2016 Creative commons image Nathaniel C. Sheetz under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license New content
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

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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

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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....

OpenLearn Live: 5th December 2016

OpenLearn Live: 5th December 2016 Creative commons image Ross Beresford under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license New content
Updated 05 Dec 2016
The banker who lives on as a great detective; Sherlock's mind palace in our own heads; and a little Japanese for the Twitter era. Learning and...

Human Rights Week

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Introductory level Updated 02 Dec 2016
10 December is Human Rights Day but here at The Open University we'll be exploring progress made in human rights and taking a closer look at...

OpenLearn Live: 2nd December 2016

OpenLearn Live: 2nd December 2016 Creative commons image Aero Icarus under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license New content
Updated 02 Dec 2016
Ice falling from planes isn't an urban myth - it can be more dangerous than that. Plus how Victorians saw Shakespeare. Learning and research from...

Advent with OpenLearn

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Advent with OpenLearn
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 01 Dec 2016
Unveil the free learning treats hidden behind each door of the 2016 OpenLearn Advent calendar and discover some gems from the ...

OpenLearn Live: 1st December 2016

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Updated 01 Dec 2016
Pressure ridges in ice - and the danger they present; an Aids vaccine undergoes trial and a range of advent calendars. Learning and research...

Happy Saint Andrew's Day

Happy Saint Andrew's Day Updated content
Introductory level Duration 30 mins Updated 30 Nov 2016
As we celebrate St Andrew's Day, the patron saint of Scotland, explore our variety of resources on Scotland's culture, society and heritage. 

OpenLearn Live: 30th November 2016

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OpenLearn Live: 30th November 2016 Creative commons image Erik Wilde under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license New content
Updated 30 Nov 2016
Look, we're calling them ice unicorns. What makes ice spikes happen? Plus Obama's record on climate change considered, and how the Big Mac was born...

OpenLearn Live: 28th November 2016

OpenLearn Live: 28th November 2016 Creative commons image Sally Wilson under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license New content
Updated 28 Nov 2016
Strange circular chunks of ice - what's the story of ice pancakes? And religious shrines by the side of Lithuanian roads. Learning and research...

OpenLearn Live: 25th November 2016

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OpenLearn Live: 25th November 2016 Copyrighted image Copyright: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS New content
Updated 25 Nov 2016
Autumn on Mars; quantum computing; children caring for parents with Parkinsons. Learning and research from across the day.

The Autumn Statement 2016: First reactions

The Autumn Statement 2016: First reactions Creative commons image Foreign & Commonwealth Office under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
Duration 5 mins Updated 23 Nov 2016
Academics from around the UK share their first thoughts following Philip Hammond's Autumn Statement

OpenLearn Live: 23rd November 2016

OpenLearn Live: 23rd November 2016 Creative commons image Chatham House under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
Updated 23 Nov 2016
What's the Autumn Statement? Apollo 11's coder honoured. Plus learning & research from around the web across the day.

Human Rights Day

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Introductory level Updated 22 Nov 2016
10 December is Human Rights Day. As the United Nations asks everyone to stand up for someone's rights this year, use our FREE courses, podcasts and...

OpenLearn Live: 22nd November 2016

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Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 21 Nov 2016
Should you just let fallen leave lie - and why do trains have problems with them? Learning and research from across the day.

OpenLearn Live: 21st November 2016

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Duration 5 mins Updated 21 Nov 2016
Are we enjoying a wet autumn, or a soggy fall? Plus, NASA's new weather satelitte, patent boxes and champagne science. Learning and research from...

OpenLearn Live: 18th November 2016

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OpenLearn Live: 18th November 2016 Creative commons image Highways England under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
Duration 5 mins Updated 18 Nov 2016
Where roads meet and elegantly entwine; taking back control; and saving plants from extinction in the Midlands. Learning and research across...

OpenLearn Live: 17th November 2016

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OpenLearn Live: 17th November 2016 Creative commons image Rachel Simmonite under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 17 Nov 2016
The woodland that inspired Tolkein. Learning and research from around the world, across the day.

Child of Our Time: Try our surveys

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Child of Our Time: Try our surveys Copyrighted image Copyright: BBC
Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 16 Nov 2016
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?...

OpenLearn Live: 16th November 2016

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OpenLearn Live: 16th November 2016 Creative commons image Robin Vanags under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license
Duration 5 mins Updated 16 Nov 2016
Where Doctors once acted, now real doctors perform - a trip to Pebble Mill. Do apps update too often? And post-truth: word of the year. ...

OpenLearn Live: 15th November 2016

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OpenLearn Live: 15th November 2016 Creative commons image Birmingham Museums Trust / Wikimedia under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 15 Nov 2016
Birmingham: Home of the photocopier; European names for the platypus; and the point of art. Learning and research from across the day.

Vienna: Empire, Dynasty and Dream

Vienna: Empire, Dynasty and Dream Copyrighted image Copyright: BBC
Updated 15 Nov 2016
Simon Sebag Montefiore tells the story of how the Habsburg family transformed Vienna into the capital that it is today, during a dynasty era...