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Studying rituals article icon

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Studying rituals

There are a number of ways you can study ritual practices with the Open University. Professor of Religious Studies, Graham Harvey, lists some of the academic courses available.

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‘Literary Caregiving’: The War Library and Endell Street Military Hospital Library article icon

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‘Literary Caregiving’: The War Library and Endell Street Military Hospital Library

How did women (including suffragettes) help wounded soldiers in the First World War? Dr Sara Haslam explores this question, drawing on her research into the War Library and the library at Endell Street Military Hospital. 

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To restore or not to restore? article icon

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To restore or not to restore?

What philosophical issues arise during the restoration of historical sites? Professor Derek Matravers considers the arguments for and against repairing, restoring and reconstructing buildings of ruin.

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‘Irrational emotions’ and their cognitive impenetrability article icon

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‘Irrational emotions’ and their cognitive impenetrability

Raamy Majeed considers ‘irrational’ and ‘recalcitrant’ emotions and the various theories attached to these cognitive and emotional responses.

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Tales of Trump told in Trumpian tones: Michael Wolff's Fire And Fury article icon

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Tales of Trump told in Trumpian tones: Michael Wolff's Fire And Fury

With the overnight international bestseller Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House, Michael Wolff utilises his ‘semipermanent seat’ on a West Wing sofa to offer an insider account of the Trump administration. While critical of Wolff’s writing style, methods and failure to separate clear falsehoods from certainties, Jonny Hall concedes that the book remains a gripping read that is at its most revealing when discussing the warring factions shaping Trump’s Presidency.

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Heritage in war

Professor Derek Matravers considers the treatment of cultural heritage in war and the philosophical questions that need to be asked to protect cultural property.

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Creating a different world: Celebrating Ursula K LeGuin article icon

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Creating a different world: Celebrating Ursula K LeGuin

A short celebration of the life and work of the sci-fi author Ursula K LeGuin, who died earlier this week.

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Freedom of speech

Should there be limits to freedom of speech? Professor of Philosophy, Derek Matravers, explores this idea.

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Shall I Compare Thee? Poetry, Education, Seduction - An OpenMinds talk video icon

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Shall I Compare Thee? Poetry, Education, Seduction - An OpenMinds talk

Professor Richard Danson Brown explores poetry, comparison and education in a lecture for The Open University.

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How technology can challenge our understanding of Frankenstein

Dr Francesca Benatti, Research Fellow in Digital Humanities at The Open University, believes specialised text analysis software can help us develop new insights into classic literature.

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Putting baby in a context: Stephen Lee Naish's Deconstructing Dirty Dancing article icon

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Putting baby in a context: Stephen Lee Naish's Deconstructing Dirty Dancing

In Deconstructing Dirty Dancing, Stephen Lee Naish unpacks the enduring popularity of the film Dirty Dancing, released to mixed reviews in 1987 before going on to become a global hit. Offering a comparative study of the film with David Lynch’s Blue Velvet before a scene-by-scene analysis and reflections on the film’s personal resonance for the author, the book is an idiosyncratic and accessible take on this cultural phenomenon, finds Penny Montague.

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Do animals really raise human babies as their own? video icon

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Do animals really raise human babies as their own?

Myth, history and popular culture tells of children raised by wolves and more. Do these stories have any basis in truth?

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