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Making young children give everything to football is a bad idea – here’s why

Making young children give everything to football is a bad idea – here’s why Copyright free image Copyright free: By Janalleman (Own work) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons New content
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 27 Jun 2016
British football clubs want children to specialise in only football from a young age, but would a multi-sports club produce better players? 

OpenLearn Live: 27th June 2016

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OpenLearn Live: 27th June 2016 Creative commons image Kalusness / MOI MEME under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license New content
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 27 Jun 2016
The musician who aimed to take a mop to power; Hubble gets another five years of star gazing. Free learning from across the day.

Penalty Pressure Potential at Euro 2016

Penalty Pressure Potential at Euro 2016 Creative commons image By Markbarnes (Own work) [GFDL, CC-BY-SA-3.0 or CC BY 2.5], via Wikimedia Commons under Creative-Commons license New content
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 24 Jun 2016
Can you tell whether a football player is going successfully score a penalty just by seeing how they prepare for it?

OpenLearn Live: 24th June 2016

OpenLearn Live: 24th June 2016 Creative commons image Kent Kanouse under Creative Commons BY-NC 4.0 license New content
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 24 Jun 2016
Businesses, experts and academics react to the Leave vote. Plus, an election where nobody turned out to vote. Free learning from across the...

OpenLearn Live: 23rd June 2016

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Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 23 Jun 2016
Did Harold Wilson get 'arold and Albert shifted to win an election? How did Britain become an island? Can you trust an ethicist? Free learning from...

OpenLearn Live: 22nd June 2016

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OpenLearn Live: 22nd June 2016 Copyright free image Copyright free: Library of Congress New content
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 22 Jun 2016
The greatest electoral fraud in history, and learn how to digest statistics over lunch. Then more free learning across the day.

Why is it time to revisit the Moon?

Why is it time to revisit the Moon? Copyrighted image Copyright: Thinkstock New content
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 21 Jun 2016
Join our audience in Cardiff or online to discover if it's time for us to head back to the Moon.

OpenLearn Live: 21st June 2016

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OpenLearn Live: 21st June 2016 Copyright free image Copyright free: JJ55 New content
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 21 Jun 2016
The lewd drawing that swung an election, and how looking at our brains gives the lie to neurononsense. Free learrning from the OU and beyond, all...

OpenLearn Live: 20th June 2016

OpenLearn Live: 20th June 2016 Creative commons image Northern Pix under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license New content
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 20 Jun 2016
Discover the largest parliamentary constituency in the world.

OpenLearn Live: 17th June 2016

OpenLearn Live: 17th June 2016 Copyright free image Copyright free: NASA New content
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 17 Jun 2016
The moon that wasn't there. Twice. Then more free learning through the day.

OpenLearn Live: 16th June 2016

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Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 16 Jun 2016
A dark, blue moon; Frankenstein's 200th birthday and fast food boxes that deliver virtual reality. Free learning from across the day.

OpenLearn Live: 14th June 2016

OpenLearn Live: 14th June 2016 Copyrighted image Copyright: NASA-JHUAPL-SwRI New content
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 14 Jun 2016
Charon, locked in a dance with Pluto. Then more free learning across the day.

OpenLearn Live: 13th June 2016

OpenLearn Live: 13th June 2016 Copyrighted image Copyright: NASA/JPL/DLR
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 13 Jun 2016
Exploring the heart of one Jupiter's moons, and discover how WB Yeats struggled to find his voice. Free learning from The OU, from across the...

Stargazing Live: Series One

Stargazing Live: Series One Copyrighted image Copyright: BBC
Introductory level Updated 10 Jun 2016
Originally broadcast in 2011: Whether you are a keen astronomer or new to stargazing, we have some helpful tools to help you start searching the...

OpenLearn Live: 10th June 2016

OpenLearn Live: 10th June 2016 Creative commons image Charlton Clemens under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 10 Jun 2016
The Swiss were offered a basic income for everyone. How did they react? Then more free learning across the day.

10 flabbergasting facts you'll find on OpenLearn

10 flabbergasting facts you'll find on OpenLearn Creative commons image By tanakawho from Tokyo, Japan (Flickr) [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons under Creative-Commons license
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 09 Jun 2016
As we turn 10 this year, we bring to you our most outrageous bits of wisom from our free learning site. You never know, they might crop up in a pub...

OpenLearn Live: 9th June 2016

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Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 09 Jun 2016
One of the fathers of modern surfing remembered - and how dolphins are like The Chuckle Brothers. Then more free learning across the day.

OpenLearn Live: 8th June 2016

OpenLearn Live: 8th June 2016 Copyright free image Copyright free: Didgeman
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 08 Jun 2016
Why antibiotics in cow dung might be even more worrying than you'd guess, and the sinking value of Coca-Cola. Free learning from through the...

OpenLearn Live: 7th June 2016

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OpenLearn Live: 7th June 2016 Creative commons image Colin Baxter under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 07 Jun 2016
Does an altar cloth in a church in Herefordshire have a link to Elizabeth I? Plus boxing, football - and the smell of babies. Free learning through...

OpenLearn Live: 6th June 2016

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Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 06 Jun 2016
Starting back with news of the planet's magnetic field; and why Ali might very well have been "the greatest". Free learning from across the day.

Life - with David Attenborough

Life - with David Attenborough Copyrighted image Copyright: Rupert Barrington
Duration 5 mins Updated 27 May 2016
David Attenborough explores the vibrant mix of life found on our plant - where it comes from, and what threatens it.

City in The Sky

City in The Sky Copyrighted image Copyright: The BBC
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 26 May 2016
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...

Genius of the Modern World

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Genius of the Modern World Copyrighted image Copyright: The BBC
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 23 May 2016
In this three-part OU/BBC co-production for BBC Four, Bettany Hughes explores the life and works of Karl Marx, Friedrich Nietzsche and Sigmund...

Frozen Planet

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