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Frozen Planet

Frozen Planet Copyrighted image Copyright: BBC
Updated 20 May 2016
A stunning portrait of life at the poles, presented by David Attenborough

Paxman in Brussels: Who really rules us?

Paxman in Brussels: Who really rules us? Copyrighted image Copyright: The BBC New content
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 16 May 2016
In this one-off programme on BBC 1, Jeremy Paxman asks whether we have given the power to rule us to Europe, and if we have does it matter?

Charles Darwin And The Tree Of Life

Featuring: Video Video
Charles Darwin And The Tree Of Life Copyrighted image Copyright: Production team
Updated 14 May 2016
David Attenborough takes a passionate, personal journey through Darwin's discoveries.

The Big C & Me

The Big C & Me Copyrighted image Copyright: BBC
Updated 11 May 2016
With millions of people living with cancer, this OU/BBC series follows the lives of some of them as they deal with everything the disease has to...

OpenMinds: How can we solve crime?

OpenMinds: How can we solve crime? Creative commons image The Open University under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license
Introductory level Updated 09 May 2016
What can citizens do to reduce crime? How can the police and public work together? How is social media changing criminal investigations? 

Life In Cold Blood

Featuring: Video Video
Life In Cold Blood Copyrighted image Copyright: Production team
Updated 29 Apr 2016
David Attenborough explores the lives of amphibians and reptiles - cold blood, but amazing creatures. Watch clips and find out more.

Life In The Undergrowth

Featuring: Video Video
Life In The Undergrowth Copyrighted image Copyright: The Open University / Karen Parker
Updated 29 Apr 2016
David Attenborough pushes back the foliage and finds a world of invertebrates.

Life Story

Featuring: Video Video
Life Story Copyrighted image Copyright: BBC/Anup Shah
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 29 Apr 2016
Life Story takes us on the greatest of all adventures – the journey through life. Find out more, and watch clips from the series.

International Jazz Day

Featuring: Audio Audio
International Jazz Day
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 29 Apr 2016
Let us inject a bit of jazz into your day as we celebrate International Jazz Day today (30 April).

OpenLearn Live: 29th April 2016

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OpenLearn Live: 29th April 2016 Copyright free image Copyright free: Public domain
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 29 Apr 2016
The UK airport whose name stretches back before the Romans arrived. Then more learning across the day.

Turn your bank holiday into a badged holiday

Turn your bank holiday into a badged holiday Copyrighted image Copyright: Woman photo: © Victorpr | Dreamstime.com
Updated 28 Apr 2016
What are your plans for the long weekend? DIY? A trip to a windswept beach? Why not take your first steps towards earning a free badge instead...

OpenLearn Live: 27th April 2016

OpenLearn Live: 27th April 2016 Copyright free image Copyright free: Public domain
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 27 Apr 2016
The airport which remembers a landowner. Then more learning from across the day.

OpenLearn Live: 26th April 2016

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OpenLearn Live: 26th April 2016 Copyright free image Copyright free: Public domain
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 26 Apr 2016
The composer who welcomes people to the East of the Czech Republic. Then more learning through the day.

Jediism: Will the Real Religion Please Stand Up

Jediism: Will the Real Religion Please Stand Up Creative commons image Phillip West under CC-BY-SA licence under Creative-Commons license
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 25 Apr 2016
Can Jediism be classed as a religion, or is it merely a cultural fad? Check out our article then watch a short video on its characteristics. 

All in the Mind - Summer 2016

All in the Mind - Summer 2016 Creative commons image The Open University under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license
Updated 25 Apr 2016
Join us for the OU/BBC Radio 4 series that explores the limits and potential of the human mind.

OpenLearn Live: 25th April 2016

OpenLearn Live: 25th April 2016 Copyright free image Copyright free: Public domain
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 25 Apr 2016
The man who floated the idea of transport balloons. Then more learning across the day.

OpenLearn Live: 22nd April 2016

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OpenLearn Live: 22nd April 2016 Copyrighted image Copyright: BBC
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 22 Apr 2016
Tributes to Prince from around, and beyond, the world; plus a TV institution that has lasted longer than Corrie. Then more free learning through...

OpenLearn Live: 21st April 2016

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OpenLearn Live: 21st April 2016 Copyright free image Copyright free: National Institute of Standards and Technology
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 21 Apr 2016
A better way to measure time. Then more free learning through the day.

OpenLearn Live: 20th April 2016

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OpenLearn Live: 20th April 2016 Creative commons image Dutch National Archive under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 20 Apr 2016
The book that captured civilisation in collapse. Then more free learning through the day.

OpenLearn Live: 19th April 2016

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OpenLearn Live: 19th April 2016 Creative commons image dancing_stupidity under Creative Commons BY-ND 4.0 license
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 19 Apr 2016
The shower curtains which stuck together and changed the world; why the 'gay' lions aren't; and a trip inside the large hadron collider. Free...

Old School With The Hairy Bikers

Old School With The Hairy Bikers Copyrighted image Copyright: Maverick/BBC
Updated 18 Apr 2016
Teenagers and pensioners are the most marginalised age groups in society. Can the Hairy Bikers transform their lives with a radical project?

OpenLearn Live: 18th April 2016

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OpenLearn Live: 18th April 2016 Creative commons image CGP Grey under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 18 Apr 2016
The medal awarded to celebrate where industry and arts unite. Then more free learning across the day.

Everyday Miracles: The Genius of Sofas, Stockings & Scanners

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Everyday Miracles: The Genius of Sofas, Stockings & Scanners Copyrighted image Copyright: BBC
Updated 15 Apr 2016
In this new BBC Four series, Professor Mark Miodownik uncovers the fascinating science behind the everyday stuff of our lives.

Ancient Greece: The greatest show on Earth

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Ancient Greece: The greatest show on Earth Copyrighted image Copyright: BBC
Updated 15 Apr 2016
Join us on a journey to the ancient world and explore the heart of Athens: the theatre.