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Looking at, describing and identifying objects Ebook icon

History & The Arts

Looking at, describing and identifying objects

This free course, Looking at, describing and identifying objects, will enable you to practise and develop your skills of observation and description of objects. It will also enable you to interpret objects and work towards writing your own object life cycle. You will also work with, and understand artefact databases.

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London's 1818 public health crisis

200 years ago today, the Morning Post shared a report into a health crisis gripping London - and how public health solutions offered a way out of the mess.

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Science, Maths & Technology 

Ice Cold In Alex

Robert Llewellyn and Dr Jonathan Hare take on Hollywood Science, testing the science that filmgoers take for granted. Here they look at whether the science in Ice Cold In Alex makes sense

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15 mins
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Charles Dickens and the dinosaurs

How was Charles Dickens influenced by Victorian interest in dinosaurs? John C Murray explores how Dickens might have been shaped by the work of Richard Owen in this review of Gowan Dawson's Dickens, Dinosaurs, and Design in Victorian Literature and Culture 44.4

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History & The Arts 

World Emoji Day

July 17th is World Emoji Day. Discover their impact on language and communication in our hub with an emoji animation voiced by Lauren Laverne, academic insights and related FREE courses.

Video
20 mins
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Science, Maths & Technology 

How London got its Victorian sewers

Recently, there has been a major upgrade to London’s sewer network. But how did the existing system come into existence?

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Calling the game: Sexism in World Cup punditry video icon

Health, Sports & Psychology 

Calling the game: Sexism in World Cup punditry

Eniola Aluko has worn the three lions - so why did her ITV colleagues treat her knowledge of football as a surprise? We've got a way to go to chase sexism out the commentary box, says the OU's Kath Woodward.

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5 mins
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Health, Sports & Psychology 

NHS: A People's History

Alex Brooker presents a crowdsourced social history of the NHS, told through people's treasured mementoes.

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If Infinity Wars had peer review instead of script editors article icon

Science, Maths & Technology 

If Infinity Wars had peer review instead of script editors

Bill Sullivan imagines the feedback facing The Avengers, if Hollywood worked the way scientific journals work. WARNING: CONTAINS SPOILERS.

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Unparliamentary language: the benefits of swearing in politics article icon

Languages 

Unparliamentary language: the benefits of swearing in politics

Getting it wrong can be career-limiting, but getting it right can be hugely advantageous says Dr Philip Seargeant.

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Health, Sports & Psychology 

Football culture: the use of banners

What role do team banners play in the wider context of football culture?

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Introducing philosophy

Ever wondered what it would be like to study philosophy? This free course, Introducing philosophy, will introduce you to the teaching methods employed and the types of activities and assignments you would be asked to undertake should you wish to study philosophy and the human situation.

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8 hrs
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