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Inside The Commons

Featuring: Video Video
Inside The Commons Copyrighted image Copyright: BBC New content
Updated 30 Sep 2016
This major four-part series from inside the House Of Commons gives viewers unparalleled access to places where cameras are normally forbidden.

Black History Month

Black History Month Copyrighted image Copyright: iStock
Introductory level Updated 30 Sep 2016
In recognition of Black History Month we have pulled together some content from across OpenLearn for you to explore. 

The Bottom Line: Autumn 2016

The Bottom Line: Autumn 2016 Copyrighted image Copyright: BBC New content
Updated 29 Sep 2016
Evan Davis hosts the business conversation show with people at the top giving insight into what matters.

World Heart Day 2016

World Heart Day 2016 Copyrighted image Copyright: World Heart Federation
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 29 Sep 2016
Today is World Heart Day. Find out all about your ticker with our free courses and activities concerning the heart.

The BBC And The OU: Inspiring Learning

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The BBC And The OU: Inspiring Learning Copyrighted image Copyright: BBC New content
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 22 Sep 2016
Take a look back at some of the programmes, apps and online learning the BBC and The Open University have brought to life in the past...

International Day of Peace

International Day of Peace Copyrighted image Copyright: Georges Kyrillos | Dreamstime.com
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 21 Sep 2016
21 September is the UN's International Day of Peace. Learn more about peace and coping after conflict with these articles and videos.

Rio 2016: A short Paralympics reading list

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Rio 2016: A short Paralympics reading list Copyright free image Copyright free: PIVISO.com
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 08 Sep 2016
Athletes with intellectual disabilities; zika virus; empty seats; risky cheating; inspiration porn - a round-up of pieces about the Paralympic...

Star Trek 50

Star Trek 50 Creative commons image B9TRIBECAlicensedfor reuse under CC BY-ND 3.0 under Creative-Commons license
Introductory level Updated 08 Sep 2016
To celebrate the 50 years of Star Trek, we're taking you where no man has gone before: into the minds of our academics as they go star...

10 things you might not know about OpenLearn's free courses

10 things you might not know about OpenLearn's free courses Copyrighted image Copyright: © Elena Schweitzer | Dreamstime.com - Ten birthday candles
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 05 Sep 2016
As we turn ten in a month's time, get the lowdown on 10 facts you never knew about our free courses.

Scotland and The Battle for Britain

Scotland and The Battle for Britain Copyrighted image Copyright: BBC
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 02 Sep 2016
Andrew Marr discovers why the Scotland he was born in has changed so much politically in our new co-production with the BBC.

OpenLearn Live: 2nd September 2016

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OpenLearn Live: 2nd September 2016 Creative commons image 12345678 under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 02 Sep 2016
The short King who secured the Vatican; Hazel Rymer on Today and the FDA bans antibiotics in soap. Then more free learning across the day.

Ten Years of OpenLearn

Ten Years of OpenLearn Copyrighted image Copyright: The Open University / Karen Parker
Introductory level Duration 30 mins Updated 01 Sep 2016
OpenLearn, the home of free learning from The Open University, is ten in October. To celebrate our website's double figures, we've gone all out on...

OpenLearn Live: 1st September 2016

OpenLearn Live: 1st September 2016 Copyright free image Copyright free: Rembrandt Peale
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 31 Aug 2016
The American diplomat whose love was frustrated and his career no less so and eyewitnesses to the Great Fire of London. Free learning from across...

OpenLearn Live: 31st August 2016

OpenLearn Live: 31st August 2016 Copyright free image Copyright free: Public domain
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 30 Aug 2016
The brothers who started the mass production of aircraft. Then more free learning across the day.

OpenLearn Live: 30th August 2016

OpenLearn Live: 30th August 2016 Creative commons image Birmingham Museums Trust under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 30 Aug 2016
He made reflecting telescopes, and he made them well. Meet James Short. Then more free learning across the day.

OpenLearn Live: August Bank Holiday Special 2016

OpenLearn Live: August Bank Holiday Special 2016 Copyright free image Copyright free: tookapic.com
Updated 26 Aug 2016
Get more than an ice cream out of your holiday weekend - make the most of the last of summer.

OpenLearn Live: 26th August 2016

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OpenLearn Live: 26th August 2016 Creative commons image Nick Webb under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 26 Aug 2016
Rounding off a week of Bolts with the fastest of them all; and how can you trust online video? Free learning from across the day.

OpenLearn Live: 25th August 2016

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OpenLearn Live: 25th August 2016 Copyright free image Copyright free: Claudio Elias
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 24 Aug 2016
The twelve bolts that ensured divers could continue to breathe; a brief history of gay soaps; and the end of conflict in sight in Colombia. Free...

OpenLearn Live: 24th August 2016

OpenLearn Live: 24th August 2016 Creative commons image Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources under Creative Commons BY-ND 4.0 license
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 23 Aug 2016
A Bolt under pressure from a European invader. Then more free learning through the day.

OpenLearn Live: 23rd August 2016

OpenLearn Live: 23rd August 2016 Creative commons image Adapted from R-41 under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 23 Aug 2016
Why are fascists attracted to lightning bolts? NASA reconnects with a sun observatory. Free learning from across the day.

OpenLearn Live: 22nd August 2016

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OpenLearn Live: 22nd August 2016 Creative commons image Benjamin Hollis under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
Duration 5 mins Updated 22 Aug 2016
The tiny pieces of metal that climbers hang their life from, and the fight for the right to see the code running your body. Free learning from...

OpenLearn Live: 19th August 2016

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OpenLearn Live: 19th August 2016 Creative commons image SD Dirk under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 19 Aug 2016
The poles that allow athletes to vault; and 25 years on from the Soviet Coup. Free learning from across the day.