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Writing what you know Ebook icon

History & The Arts

Writing what you know

Do you want to improve your descriptive writing? This free course, Writing what you know, will help you to develop your perception of the world about you and enable you to see the familiar things in everyday life in a new light. You will also learn how authors use their own personal histories to form the basis of their work.

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Writing what you know

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Plato, opinions and the statues of Daedalus

Have you wondered what a Platonic dialogue is and what it is used for? Carolyn Price introduces Plato, the philosopher who took dialogues to another level.

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Can animals be courageous?

Could it make sense to describe a wild boar as courageous? Or a lion? Or a dog? Many people in the ancient world would certainly have thought so.

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Veiling

This free course explores controversies associated with the practice of 'veiling' within Islam. The Islamic 'veil', be it in the form of the hijab, niqab, jilbab or burqa (we shall explore this terminology in more detail later), has been at the centre of many different controversies. Many of these controversies can be understood in the context of debates about different citizenship models and different understandings of the roles, rights and demands of faith groups in society. In some instances, such controversies have resulted in legal disputes and the creation of new laws.

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10 hrs
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History & The Arts

Veiling

This free course explores controversies associated with the practice of 'veiling' within Islam. The Islamic 'veil', be it in the form of the hijab, niqab, jilbab or burqa (we shall explore this terminology in more detail later), has been at the centre of many different controversies. Many of these controversies can be understood in the context of debates about different citizenship models and different understandings of the roles, rights and demands of faith groups in society. In some instances, such controversies have resulted in legal disputes and the creation of new laws.

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Veiling

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Communication, management and your own context

In management the ability to communicate clearly and confidently is of key importance. This free course, Communication, management and your own context, looks at the role of language in management communication, and helps you identify areas of English language you may need to develop for work or when studying for a management qualification such as an MBA. It includes reading, writing, listening and speaking activities based on material related to the field of management, and encourages you to relate these to your own work context.

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8 hrs
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Communication, management and your own context

In management the ability to communicate clearly and confidently is of key importance. This free course, Communication, management and your own context, looks at the role of language in management communication, and helps you identify areas of English language you may need to develop for work or when studying for a management qualification such as an MBA. It includes reading, writing, listening and speaking activities based on material related to the field of management, and encourages you to relate these to your own work context.

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Communication, management and your own context

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What do you see? How images can change what you think

Are images we see every day always what they seem? Look beyond your first glance and discover how images can persuade you to think a certain way.

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The 75th Anniversary of D-Day

On the 6th June 1944 the Allied invasion of Normandy began. This year (2019) marks the 75th Anniversary of 'D-Day' so we've put together a great range of resources on the Second World War.

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Antigone: List of Characters

Confused about who’s who in Sophocles’ 'Antigone'? Dr Jessica Hughes has put together a handy cast list of the characters.

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Antigone

Discover the Ancient Greek tragedy 'Antigone' in our two minute animation voiced by Helen Skelton, then find out more about the characters in the classical Sophocles' play.

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5 mins
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Everyday English 2

This free course, Everyday English 2, will inspire you to improve your current English skills and help you to communicate more effectively in everyday work and life.

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48 hrs
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