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  • All in the Mind - Spring/Summer 2017 Creative commons image Icon The Open University under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license

    All in the Mind - Spring/Summer 2017

    Join us for the OU/BBC Radio 4 series that explores the limits and potential of the human mind.

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    26 Apr 2017

  • All in the Mind - Spring/Summer 2017

    All in the Mind - Spring/Summer 2017 Creative commons image Icon The Open University under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license New content
    Updated 26 Apr 2017
    Join us for the OU/BBC Radio 4 series that explores the limits and potential of the human mind.
  • Genius of the Modern World Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The BBC

    Genius of the Modern World

    Bettany Hughes explores the life and works of Karl Marx, Friedrich Nietzsche and Sigmund Freud in the three part series from the OU and the BBC.

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    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    24 Apr 2017

  • Genius of the Modern World

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    Genius of the Modern World Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The BBC Updated content
    Introductory level Updated 24 Apr 2017
    Bettany Hughes explores the life and works of Karl Marx, Friedrich Nietzsche and Sigmund Freud in the three part series from the OU and the BBC.
  • The Beginning and End of the Universe Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC

    The Beginning and End of the Universe

    In this two-part series, Prof Jim Al-Khalili tackles the biggest subject of all: the universe.

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    18 Apr 2017

  • The Beginning and End of the Universe

    The Beginning and End of the Universe Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC Updated content
    Updated 18 Apr 2017
    In this two-part series, Prof Jim Al-Khalili tackles the biggest subject of all: the universe.
  • Everyday Miracles: The Genius of Sofas, Stockings & Scanners Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC

    Everyday Miracles: The Genius of Sofas, Stockings & Scanners

    Professor Mark Miodownik uncovers the fascinating science behind the everyday stuff of our lives.

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    18 Apr 2017

  • Everyday Miracles: The Genius of Sofas, Stockings & Scanners

    Featuring: Video Video
    Everyday Miracles: The Genius of Sofas, Stockings & Scanners Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC Updated content
    Updated 18 Apr 2017
    Professor Mark Miodownik uncovers the fascinating science behind the everyday stuff of our lives.
  • Cakes and Baking Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission

    Cakes and Baking

    By The OpenLearn team

    Ever Wondered About Food explores the history of cakes and baking

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    17 Apr 2017

  • Cakes and Baking

    Cakes and Baking Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission Updated content
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 17 Apr 2017
    Ever Wondered About Food explores the history of cakes and baking
  • The Hunt Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Silverback Films

    The Hunt

    Spend Easter Sunday with the award-winning, ground-breaking natural history series The Hunt. Narrated by Sir David Attenborough the...

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    Updated on:

    13 Apr 2017

  • The Hunt

    Featuring: Video Video
    The Hunt Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Silverback Films
    Updated 13 Apr 2017
    Spend Easter Sunday with the award-winning, ground-breaking natural history series The Hunt. Narrated by Sir David Attenborough the series explores...
  • Shock And Awe: The Story Of Electricity Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC

    Shock And Awe: The Story Of Electricity

    In Shock and Awe: The Story of Electricity, Jim Al-Khalili tells the electrifying story of our quest to master nature’s most mysterious force -...

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    Updated on:

    12 Apr 2017

  • Shock And Awe: The Story Of Electricity

    Shock And Awe: The Story Of Electricity Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC
    Updated 12 Apr 2017
    In Shock and Awe: The Story of Electricity, Jim Al-Khalili tells the electrifying story of our quest to master nature’s most mysterious force - electricity.
  • Timewatch: The Princess Spy Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission

    Timewatch: The Princess Spy

    Timewatch tells the tale of "Nora Baker"'s wartime bravery. Meet the princess spy.

    By The Timewatch team

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    TV Programme

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    12 Apr 2017

  • Timewatch: The Princess Spy

    Timewatch: The Princess Spy Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
    Updated 12 Apr 2017
    Timewatch tells the tale of "Nora Baker"'s wartime bravery. Meet the princess spy.
  • Child of Our Time 16 Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The BBC

    Child of Our Time 16

    In the year 2000 the BBC began filming the lives of 25 children born across the UK.  As they turn 16, Professor Robert Winston and Professor...

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    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    11 Apr 2017

  • Child of Our Time 16

    Child of Our Time 16 Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The BBC
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 11 Apr 2017
    In the year 2000 the BBC began filming the lives of 25 children born across the UK.  As they turn 16, Professor Robert Winston and Professor Tanya Byron...
  • OpenMinds: Open and Shut Cases – Professor Simon Lee’s Inaugural lecture Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Thinkstock / Emre Yilmaz

    OpenMinds: Open and Shut Cases – Professor Simon Lee’s Inaugural lecture

    Professor Simon Lee’s inaugural lecture comes at a time when many can be seen as having closed minds in the...

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    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    11 Apr 2017

  • OpenMinds: Open and Shut Cases – Professor Simon Lee’s Inaugural lecture

    OpenMinds: Open and Shut Cases – Professor Simon Lee’s Inaugural lecture Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Thinkstock / Emre Yilmaz
    Introductory level Updated 11 Apr 2017
    Professor Simon Lee’s inaugural lecture comes at a time when many can be seen as having closed minds in the Brexit era and following the election of...
  • General Election - 92Rewind Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Jupiter Images

    General Election - 92Rewind

    By The OpenLearn team

    As we draw closer to the 25th anniversary of the 1992 General Election, those of us who remember the time are getting...

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    Article

    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    06 Apr 2017

  • General Election - 92Rewind

    General Election - 92Rewind Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Jupiter Images
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 06 Apr 2017
    As we draw closer to the 25th anniversary of the 1992 General Election, those of us who remember the time are getting a major sense of déjà vu...  
  • Life Story Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC/Anup Shah

    Life Story

    Life Story takes us on the greatest of all adventures – the journey through life. Find out more, and watch clips from the series.

    By The OpenLearn team

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    TV Programme

    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    03 Apr 2017

  • Life Story

    Featuring: Video Video
    Life Story Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC/Anup Shah
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 03 Apr 2017
    Life Story takes us on the greatest of all adventures – the journey through life. Find out more, and watch clips from the series.
  • Open Education Week 2017 Creative commons image Icon Open Education Consortium under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license

    Open Education Week 2017

    Open Education Week, 27–31 March 2017, raises awareness of the global open education movement.

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    31 Mar 2017

  • Open Education Week 2017

    Open Education Week 2017 Creative commons image Icon Open Education Consortium under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 31 Mar 2017
    Open Education Week, 27–31 March 2017, raises awareness of the global open education movement.
  • Meet The Lords Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC

    Meet The Lords

    Series following the larger-than-life characters that populate the House of Lords, one of Britain's oldest, most idiosyncratic and most important...

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    TV Programme

    Updated on:

    30 Mar 2017

  • Meet The Lords

    Meet The Lords Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC
    Updated 30 Mar 2017
    Series following the larger-than-life characters that populate the House of Lords, one of Britain's oldest, most idiosyncratic and most important...
  • The world of water

    By The OpenLearn team

    Delve into the world of water to celebrate World Water Day (22 March), and take a look at our free courses and...

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    Article

    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    22 Mar 2017

  • The world of water

    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 22 Mar 2017
    Delve into the world of water to celebrate World Water Day (22 March), and take a look at our free courses and articles on the subject.
  • World Poetry Day Creative commons image Icon Steve Johnson under CC BY 2.0 licence under Creative-Commons license

    World Poetry Day

    By The OpenLearn team

    21 March is World Poetry Day. Take a look at a range of powerful poems in our poetry prescription tool, view our...

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    Article

    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    21 Mar 2017

  • World Poetry Day

    World Poetry Day Creative commons image Icon Steve Johnson under CC BY 2.0 licence under Creative-Commons license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 21 Mar 2017
    21 March is World Poetry Day. Take a look at a range of powerful poems in our poetry prescription tool, view our videos and try a range of free courses.
  • Life In The Undergrowth - Fly On The Wall Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC

    Life In The Undergrowth - Fly On The Wall

    By The OpenLearn team

    The Open University takes us behind the scenes of David Attenborough's Life In the Undergrowth.

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    Article

    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    16 Mar 2017

  • Life In The Undergrowth - Fly On The Wall

    Life In The Undergrowth - Fly On The Wall Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 16 Mar 2017
    The Open University takes us behind the scenes of David Attenborough's Life In the Undergrowth.
  • Canals: The Making of a Nation Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: © BBC

    Canals: The Making of a Nation

    Liz McIvor looks at who built the nation's canal network, who funded it, those who worked on it and how they were regenerated following The Second...

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    TV Programme

    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    16 Mar 2017

  • Canals: The Making of a Nation

    Canals: The Making of a Nation Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: © BBC
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 16 Mar 2017
    Liz McIvor looks at who built the nation's canal network, who funded it, those who worked on it and how they were regenerated following The Second World War.
  • OpenMinds-Talk: What does Brexit tell us about Britain? Creative commons image Icon The Open University under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license

    OpenMinds-Talk: What does Brexit tell us about Britain?

    Join us at The Open University, in the Berrill Theatre and online as we host an enlightening talk exploring the...

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    Article

    1 hour

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    16 Mar 2017

  • OpenMinds-Talk: What does Brexit tell us about Britain?

    OpenMinds-Talk: What does Brexit tell us about Britain? Creative commons image Icon The Open University under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 1 hour Updated 16 Mar 2017
    Join us at The Open University, in the Berrill Theatre and online as we host an enlightening talk exploring the question: What does Brexit tell us about...
  • Brain Awareness Week Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Dreamstime

    Brain Awareness Week

    By Dr Ellie Dommett

    13-19 March 2017 is Brain Awareness Week. From our OU PhD students' fascinating research into the brain to a...

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    Article

    1 hour

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    13 Mar 2017

  • Brain Awareness Week

    Brain Awareness Week Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Dreamstime
    Introductory level Duration 1 hour Updated 13 Mar 2017
    13-19 March 2017 is Brain Awareness Week. From our OU PhD students' fascinating research into the brain to a video on how brain neurons are just like a...
  • The Secrets of Your Food Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Martha Swales - BBC

    The Secrets of Your Food

    'The Secrets of Your Food' is the delicious science story of the food on your plate. 

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    TV Programme

    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    10 Mar 2017

  • The Secrets of Your Food

    The Secrets of Your Food Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Martha Swales - BBC
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 10 Mar 2017
    'The Secrets of Your Food' is the delicious science story of the food on your plate. 
  • 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 about the world...

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    TV Programme

    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    09 Mar 2017

  • Sound Waves: The Symphony of Physics

    Featuring: Video Video
    Sound Waves: The Symphony of Physics Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The BBC
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 09 Mar 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...
  • Ancient Greece: The greatest show on Earth Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC

    Ancient Greece: The greatest show on Earth

    Join us on a journey to the ancient world and explore the heart of Athens: the theatre.

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    TV Programme

    Updated on:

    06 Mar 2017

  • Ancient Greece: The greatest show on Earth

    Featuring: Video Video
    Ancient Greece: The greatest show on Earth Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC
    Updated 06 Mar 2017
    Join us on a journey to the ancient world and explore the heart of Athens: the theatre.
  • World Book Day Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: © Haywiremedia | Dreamstime.com - Kids Reading Books in Fantasy Library

    World Book Day

    Calling all bookworms and budding writers! Celebrate World Book Day (Thursday 2nd March 2017) with our FREE...

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    Article

    Updated on:

    28 Feb 2017

  • World Book Day

    World Book Day Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: © Haywiremedia | Dreamstime.com - Kids Reading Books in Fantasy Library
    Updated 28 Feb 2017
    Calling all bookworms and budding writers! Celebrate World Book Day (Thursday 2nd March 2017) with our FREE resources and eBooks on OpenLearn.
  • The Bottom Line: Winter 2017 Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC

    The Bottom Line: Winter 2017

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

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    Radio Programme

    Updated on:

    16 Feb 2017

  • The Bottom Line: Winter 2017

    The Bottom Line: Winter 2017 Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC
    Updated 16 Feb 2017
    Evan Davis hosts the business conversation show with people at the top giving insight into what matters.
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