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  • Full Steam Ahead Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: LION TV

    Full Steam Ahead

    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...

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    23 Oct 2017

  • Full Steam Ahead

    Full Steam Ahead Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: LION TV Updated content
    Introductory level Updated 23 Oct 2017
    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 the...
  • Blue Planet II Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The BBC

    Blue Planet II

    Sir David Attenborough presents Blue Planet II.

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    20 Oct 2017

  • Blue Planet II

    Blue Planet II Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The BBC Updated content
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 20 Oct 2017
    Sir David Attenborough presents Blue Planet II.
  • The Detectives: Murder on the Streets Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC

    The Detectives: Murder on the Streets

    This four-part series follows Manchester's murder detectives as they crack complex cases in real time.

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    12 Oct 2017

  • The Detectives: Murder on the Streets

    The Detectives: Murder on the Streets Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC Updated content
    Introductory level Updated 12 Oct 2017
    This four-part series follows Manchester's murder detectives as they crack complex cases in real time.
  • Black History Month Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: iStock

    Black History Month

    By The OpenLearn team

    In recognition of Black History Month we have pulled together some content about some inspirational individuals...

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    12 Oct 2017

  • Black History Month

    Black History Month Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: iStock Updated content
    Introductory level Updated 12 Oct 2017
    In recognition of Black History Month we have pulled together some content about some inspirational individuals and events for you to explore. 
  • Why school is bad for us - an inaugural lecture by Professor Jonathan Rix Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Alberto Tentoni | Dreamstime.com

    Why school is bad for us - an inaugural lecture by Professor Jonathan Rix

    Jonathan Rix, Professor of Participation and Learning Support at The Open University, will deliver his inaugural...

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    10 Oct 2017

  • Why school is bad for us - an inaugural lecture by Professor Jonathan Rix

    Why school is bad for us - an inaugural lecture by Professor Jonathan Rix Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Alberto Tentoni | Dreamstime.com New content
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 10 Oct 2017
    Jonathan Rix, Professor of Participation and Learning Support at The Open University, will deliver his inaugural lecture on 'Why school is bad for us –...
  • International Playwriting Competition 2018 Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The BBC

    International Playwriting Competition 2018

    The only global competition for radio playwrights. 

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    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    10 Oct 2017

  • International Playwriting Competition 2018

    International Playwriting Competition 2018 Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The BBC Updated content
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 10 Oct 2017
    The only global competition for radio playwrights. 
  • The Human Body: Secrets of Your Life Revealed Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC

    The Human Body: Secrets of Your Life Revealed

    Discover the amazing journey we all make from the most helpless to the most sophisticated organism on earth.

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    10 Oct 2017

  • The Human Body: Secrets of Your Life Revealed

    The Human Body: Secrets of Your Life Revealed Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC Updated content
    Introductory level Updated 10 Oct 2017
    Discover the amazing journey we all make from the most helpless to the most sophisticated organism on earth.
  • The Hunt Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Silverback Films

    The Hunt

    This lavish co-production from the OU and the BBC gets close to tales of survival. Narrated by Sir David Attenborough the series...

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    09 Oct 2017

  • The Hunt

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    The Hunt Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Silverback Films Updated content
    Updated 09 Oct 2017
    This lavish co-production from the OU and the BBC gets close to tales of survival. Narrated by Sir David Attenborough the series explores the dynamic...
  • Go The Distance Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC

    Go The Distance

    Ever thought about distance learning? Here's a taste of what it is really like – with real students, real tutors and more.

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    09 Oct 2017

  • Go The Distance

    Go The Distance Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC Updated content
    Updated 09 Oct 2017
    Ever thought about distance learning? Here's a taste of what it is really like – with real students, real tutors and more.
  • The Bottom Line Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC

    The Bottom Line

    Evan Davis hosts the business conversation show with people at the top giving insight into what matters.

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    05 Oct 2017

  • The Bottom Line

    The Bottom Line Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 05 Oct 2017
    Evan Davis hosts the business conversation show with people at the top giving insight into what matters.
  • Billion Dollar Deals Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: pulsefilmsltd

    Billion Dollar Deals

     and How They Changed Your World. 

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    Level: 1 Introductory

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    28 Sep 2017

  • Billion Dollar Deals

    Billion Dollar Deals Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: pulsefilmsltd
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 28 Sep 2017
     and How They Changed Your World. 
  • Vienna: Empire, Dynasty and Dream Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC

    Vienna: Empire, Dynasty and Dream

    Simon Sebag Montefiore tells the story of how the Habsburg family transformed Vienna into the capital that it is today, during a...

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    26 Sep 2017

  • Vienna: Empire, Dynasty and Dream

    Vienna: Empire, Dynasty and Dream Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC
    Introductory level Updated 26 Sep 2017
    Simon Sebag Montefiore tells the story of how the Habsburg family transformed Vienna into the capital that it is today, during a dynasty era lasting nearly 1...
  • Get your FREE human body augmented reality postcards

    Have you received (or ordered) your poster and now want to make it come to life? Download these free postcards and...

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    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    22 Sep 2017

  • Get your FREE human body augmented reality postcards

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    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 22 Sep 2017
    Have you received (or ordered) your poster and now want to make it come to life? Download these free postcards and print them to get started...
  • Order your free 'Secrets of the Human Body' poster Creative commons image Icon The Open University under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license

    Order your free 'Secrets of the Human Body' poster

    Order your free 'Secrets of the Human Body' poster to accompany the OU/BBC series 'The Human Body: Secrets of your...

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    Level: 1 Introductory

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    21 Sep 2017

  • Order your free 'Secrets of the Human Body' poster

    Order your free 'Secrets of the Human Body' poster Creative commons image Icon The Open University under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 21 Sep 2017
    Order your free 'Secrets of the Human Body' poster to accompany the OU/BBC series 'The Human Body: Secrets of your Life Revealed'.
  • International Day of Peace Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Georges Kyrillos | Dreamstime.com

    International Day of Peace

    By The OpenLearn team

    21 September is the UN's International Day of Peace. Learn more about peace and coping after conflict with these...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    21 Sep 2017

  • International Day of Peace

    International Day of Peace Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Georges Kyrillos | Dreamstime.com
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 21 Sep 2017
    21 September is the UN's International Day of Peace. Learn more about peace and coping after conflict with these articles and videos.
  • Light And Dark Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC

    Light And Dark

    In this mind-bending series, Professor Jim Al-Khalili shows how by uncovering its secrets, scientists have used light to reveal the...

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    18 Sep 2017

  • Light And Dark

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    Light And Dark Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC
    Introductory level Updated 18 Sep 2017
    In this mind-bending series, Professor Jim Al-Khalili shows how by uncovering its secrets, scientists have used light to reveal the universe.
  • The Material World: On Chesil Beach (getting closer to Titan) Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: ESA / NASA / JPL / University of Arizona
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    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    18 Sep 2017

  • The Material World: On Chesil Beach (getting closer to Titan)

    The Material World: On Chesil Beach (getting closer to Titan) Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: ESA / NASA / JPL / University of Arizona
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 18 Sep 2017
    The OU's planetary scientists spend time on Chesil Beach, simulating the surface of Saturn's largest moon, Titan.
  • Hidden histories: Britain's oldest family businesses Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Balsons Personal Archive - Used with permission

    Hidden histories: Britain's oldest family businesses

    Uncover the extraordinary history of three of Britain’s longest-running family businesses with this BBC Four series.

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    14 Sep 2017

  • Hidden histories: Britain's oldest family businesses

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    Hidden histories: Britain's oldest family businesses Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Balsons Personal Archive - Used with permission
    Introductory level Updated 14 Sep 2017
    Uncover the extraordinary history of three of Britain’s longest-running family businesses with this BBC Four series.
  • Sound Waves: The Symphony of Physics Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The BBC

    Sound Waves: The Symphony of Physics

    Dr Helen Czerski takes us on a sonic odyssey through the sounds of the universe – to reveal what the physics of sound can tell us...

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    13 Sep 2017

  • Sound Waves: The Symphony of Physics

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    Sound Waves: The Symphony of Physics Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The BBC
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 13 Sep 2017
    Dr Helen Czerski takes us on a sonic odyssey through the sounds of the universe – to reveal what the physics of sound can tell us about the world and how it...
  • The Search for a New Earth Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC

    The Search for a New Earth

    Stephen Hawking believes if mankind is to survive we only have 100 years to colonise another planet… Can we? 

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    11 Sep 2017

  • The Search for a New Earth

    The Search for a New Earth Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC
    Introductory level Updated 11 Sep 2017
    Stephen Hawking believes if mankind is to survive we only have 100 years to colonise another planet… Can we? 
  • The 21st Century Race for Space Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Tom Beard ©Sundog Pictures

    The 21st Century Race for Space

    Brian Cox discovers whether the space billionaires can make mass space flight a reality.

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    07 Sep 2017

  • The 21st Century Race for Space

    The 21st Century Race for Space Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Tom Beard ©Sundog Pictures
    Introductory level Updated 07 Sep 2017
    Brian Cox discovers whether the space billionaires can make mass space flight a reality.
  • Blood and Gold: The Making of Spain with Simon Sebag Montefiore Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Craig Hastings - BBC

    Blood and Gold: The Making of Spain with Simon Sebag Montefiore

    In this rich and thrilling OU/BBC coproduction for BBC Four, Simon Sebag Montefiore embarks on a fascinating journey to unlock...

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    Updated on:

    05 Sep 2017

  • Blood and Gold: The Making of Spain with Simon Sebag Montefiore

    Blood and Gold: The Making of Spain with Simon Sebag Montefiore Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Craig Hastings - BBC
    Introductory level Updated 05 Sep 2017
    In this rich and thrilling OU/BBC coproduction for BBC Four, Simon Sebag Montefiore embarks on a fascinating journey to unlock 2,000 years of Spain’s...
  • Dangerous Borders: A Journey across India and Pakistan Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: October Films

    Dangerous Borders: A Journey across India and Pakistan

    Adnan Sarwar and Babita Sharma travel the still-volatile border of Pakistan and India.

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    28 Aug 2017

  • Dangerous Borders: A Journey across India and Pakistan

    Dangerous Borders: A Journey across India and Pakistan Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: October Films
    Updated 28 Aug 2017
    Adnan Sarwar and Babita Sharma travel the still-volatile border of Pakistan and India.
  • Frozen Planet Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC

    Frozen Planet

    A stunning portrait of life at the poles, presented by David Attenborough

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    21 Aug 2017

  • Frozen Planet

    Frozen Planet Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC
    Updated 21 Aug 2017
    A stunning portrait of life at the poles, presented by David Attenborough
  • Milton Keynes and Me Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Platform Productions

    Milton Keynes and Me

    Filmmaker Richard Macer goes home to Milton Keynes as both are about to turn 50.

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    16 Aug 2017

  • Milton Keynes and Me

    Milton Keynes and Me Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Platform Productions
    Introductory level Updated 16 Aug 2017
    Filmmaker Richard Macer goes home to Milton Keynes as both are about to turn 50.
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