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Dr Will Hardy assesses the consequences of the Atlantic Slave trade. Read now: Riches & Misery: The Consequences Of The Atlantic Slave Trade
It seems to be a buzzword in education and one that gets thrown around quite a lot these days. But what does 'interdisciplinary' study really mean? And why is it so desirable? Read now: What are the benefits of interdisciplinary study?
OK, so 2006 wasn't as relentless as 2016, but the year still had some huge news stories. As part of our ten year anniverary celebrations we look at what happened in our birth year... Read now: 10 big news stories that happened in 2006 (when OpenLearn was born)
What's your favourite Confucius quote on education and learning? Look at these examples and let us know what you think by voting in our poll. Take part now: 12 famous Confucius quotes on education and learning
OpenLearn is a great place to get an idea of what to expect from Open University study; trying one of our free courses, such as Health and Wellbeing in the Ancient World is an ideal starting... Read now: Free course: Health and Wellbeing in the Ancient World
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