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OpenLearn Live: 28th July 2016

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OpenLearn Live: 28th July 2016 Creative commons image Charles Rawding under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license New content
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 28 Jul 2016
The Post Office service which delivers lovers alongside love letters; and what is the Named Person scheme? Free learning from across the day.

Happy Birthday Harry Potter!

Happy Birthday Harry Potter! New content
Introductory level Duration 20 mins Updated 27 Jul 2016
July 31st is the birthday of everyone's favourite wizard (and coincidentally Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling). To celebrate, we're going...

OpenLearn Live: 27th July 2016

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Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 27 Jul 2016
When politicians get on the bus; the Ice Bucket Challenge money; Philae fades and newspapers must forget. Learning from across the day.

More or Less

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Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 26 Jul 2016
Tim Harford presents BBC Radio 4's surprising and refreshing guide to statistics in the news.

Medal Quest: Can you guide a promising young athlete to championship success?

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Medal Quest: Can you guide a promising young athlete to championship success? Copyrighted image Copyright: The Open University Updated content
Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 26 Jul 2016
Can you help a talented child athlete make it all the way to the Olympic finals based on the choices you make for them at key stages in...

OpenLearn Live: 26th July 2016

OpenLearn Live: 26th July 2016 Creative commons image Colin Smith under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license New content
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 26 Jul 2016
Why does taking a trip between Camden and Clapham make a person legally significant? Can 34 questions predict dementia? Why do crabs wave? Free...

The Real Wonder Women

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Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 25 Jul 2016
Take a look at 60 of the world's most influential and pioneering women over the past 100 years.

OpenLearn Live: 25th July 2016

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Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 25 Jul 2016
A bus ride that took a country in a new direction and Yahoo gets sold. Free learning from across the day.

OpenLearn Live: 22nd July 2016

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Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 22 Jul 2016
A biochemist with a fearsome reputation; how drones are helping ferrets and keeping your workers involved. Free learning from across the day.

OpenLearn Live: 21st July 2016

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OpenLearn Live: 21st July 2016 New content
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 21 Jul 2016
The author who, choosing between her art and her husband, went for art; when Thatcher visited Poland. Then more free learning through the day.

OpenLearn Live: 20th July 2016

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Updated 20 Jul 2016
The sociologist who suggested gender is a social structure; what DNS is when it's working; then more free learning across the day.

OpenLearn Live: 19th July 2016

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OpenLearn Live: 19th July 2016 Creative commons image Biswarup Ganguly under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license New content
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 19 Jul 2016
Meet the cosmologist trying to plug the gaps in the Big Bang Theory; explore places that are hotter than our current heatwave and discover how BB8...

OpenLearn Live: 18th July 2016

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OpenLearn Live: 18th July 2016 Creative commons image Dusty Yao-Stamets under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license New content
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 18 Jul 2016
The man who sees the power of fungus; the Foreign Secretary's country pile and your brain and pain. Free learning from across the day.

The Last Day of World War One

The Last Day of World War One Copyrighted image Copyright: BBC
Introductory level Updated 15 Jul 2016
In this episode of Timewatch, Michael Palin explores why soldiers were dying right up to the very start of the armistice.

OpenLearn Live: 15th July 2016

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Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 15 Jul 2016
A pioneer in the sky, an expert in reading it, and preserving our journey into it. Then more free learning across the day.

OpenLearn Live: 14th July 2016

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Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 14 Jul 2016
A pioneering librarian; the storming of the Bastille. Then more free learning through the day.

Thinking Allowed July 2016

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Thinking Allowed July 2016 Copyrighted image Copyright: BBC
Updated 13 Jul 2016
The Open University comes together with the BBC's venerable social sciences programme to explore the latest thinking in society

OpenLearn Live: 13th July 2016

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OpenLearn Live: 13th July 2016 Creative commons image Victorddt under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 13 Jul 2016
The Therese whose name nearly echoed down musical history; a linguistic approach to Adele's swearing; and a guide to Prime Ministership. Free...

Full Steam Ahead

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Updated 12 Jul 2016
It’s Full Steam Ahead for historians Ruth Goodman, Alex Langlands and Peter Ginn as they bring back to life the golden age of steam and explore how...

OpenLearn Live: 12th July 2016

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Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 12 Jul 2016
A Scillian princess who became Empress consort of Brazil and everything you need to know about Pokemon Go Then more free learning through...

OpenLearn Live: 8th July 2016

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Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 08 Jul 2016
The pretty pigment that packs a poisonous punch; George Eliot on Brexit; Jupiter's wife and why Nottingham Forest have got a problem. Free learning...

OpenLearn Live: 7th July 2016

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Updated 07 Jul 2016
Why an oxide that makes us giggle is no laughing matter; more Brexit viewpoints. Free learning from across the day.

OpenLearn Live: 6th July 2016

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Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 06 Jul 2016
The powder that can turn light into sound - and a quick guide to the background of The Chilcot Report. Then more free learning during the day.

OpenLearn Live: 5th July 2016

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Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 05 Jul 2016
The oxide that nearly fried us all; the psychology of Brexit and what do we do when we die? Free learning from across the day.