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    60-Second Adventures in Astronomy

    Ever wondered where the Universe came from? Or more importantly, where it's headed? Voiced by David Mitchell, this series of 60 second animations examines...

    By The OpenLearn team

    Watch now: 60-Second Adventures in Astronomy

    Video

    30 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    02 Apr 2019

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    Introductory level Duration 30 mins Updated 02 Apr 2019
    Ever wondered where the Universe came from? Or more importantly, where it's headed...
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    60 Second Adventures in Thought

    Can a cat be both alive and dead? Can a computer think? How does a tortoise beat Achilles in a race? Voiced by comedian David Mitchell, these fast-paced...

    By The OpenLearn team

    Watch now: 60 Second Adventures in Thought

    Video

    15 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    27 Sep 2018

  • 60 Second Adventures in Thought

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    60 Second Adventures in Thought Copyrighted  image Icon Copyright: The Open University 2011
    Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 27 Sep 2018
    Can a cat be both alive and dead? Can a computer think? How does a tortoise beat...
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    60-Second Adventures in Economics

    Ever shaken an invisible hand? Been flattened by a falling market? Or wondered what took the bend out of Phillips' curve? David Mitchell helps reveal some of...

    By The OpenLearn team

    Watch now: 60-Second Adventures in Economics

    Video

    15 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    27 Sep 2018

  • 60-Second Adventures in Economics

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    60-Second Adventures in Economics Copyrighted  image Icon Copyright: The Open University
    Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 27 Sep 2018
    Ever shaken an invisible hand? Been flattened by a falling market? Or wondered...
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    60 Second Adventures in Religion

    Ever wondered why Karl Marx thought religion was like Opium - or whether religion is possible without a god? Voiced by David Mitchell, this series of four 60...

    By The OpenLearn team

    Watch now: 60 Second Adventures in Religion

    Video

    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    27 Sep 2018

  • 60 Second Adventures in Religion

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    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 27 Sep 2018
    Ever wondered why Karl Marx thought religion was like Opium - or whether religion...
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    The History of Money

    Where did money come from? How did people trade before inventing money? Was it a masterstroke or madness (or both) to let banks create money? ...

    By The OpenLearn team

    Watch now: The History of Money

    Video

    25 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    05 Nov 2015

  • The History of Money

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    The History of Money Copyrighted  image Icon Copyright: The Open University
    Introductory level Duration 25 mins Updated 05 Nov 2015
    Where did money come from? How did people trade before inventing money? Was it a...
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    Languages and Employability

    Learning a language, or learning how languages work, can provide a key to the global workplace. In this video a collection of employers and employees outline...

    By The OpenLearn team

    Watch now: Languages and Employability

    Video

    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    23 Sep 2015

  • Languages and Employability

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    Languages and Employability Copyrighted  image Icon Copyright: The Open University
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 23 Sep 2015
    Learning a language, or learning how languages work, can provide a key to the...
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    New Entrepreneurs 2015

    Meet three winners of the OU 2015 Entrepreneurship Competition, each about to launch a new venture. Carolyn Cleveland is pioneering empathy training in the...

    By The OpenLearn team

    Watch now: New Entrepreneurs 2015

    Video

    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    04 Sep 2015

  • New Entrepreneurs 2015

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    New Entrepreneurs 2015 Copyrighted  image Icon Copyright: The Open University
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 04 Sep 2015
    Meet three winners of the OU 2015 Entrepreneurship Competition, each about to...
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    Key Ideas in Therapy

    What are are they key factors to successful therapy? This series looks at three elements important to producing a positive outcome. Firstly, the therapist...

    By The OpenLearn team

    Watch now: Key Ideas in Therapy

    Video

    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    04 Sep 2015

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    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 04 Sep 2015
    What are are they key factors to successful therapy? This series looks at three...
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    In the night sky - Galaxies

    Professor Monica Grady and Philippa Smith, from the Open University's space science team, give you the lowdown on what to look for if you want to take up...

    By The OpenLearn team

    Watch now: In the night sky - Galaxies

    Video

    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    13 Aug 2015

  • In the night sky - Galaxies

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    In the night sky - Galaxies Copyrighted  image Icon Copyright: The Open University
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 13 Aug 2015
    Professor Monica Grady and Philippa Smith, from the Open University's space...
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    Breaking Bad News

    How do you tell someone that they're dying? And how will they respond to the news? This series explores different ways of breaking bad news and looks at the...

    By The OpenLearn team

    Watch now: Breaking Bad News

    Video

    30 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    12 Aug 2015

  • Breaking Bad News

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    Breaking Bad News Copyrighted  image Icon Copyright: The Open University
    Introductory level Duration 30 mins Updated 12 Aug 2015
    How do you tell someone that they're dying? And how will they respond to the news?...
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    Women Writers: Voices in Transition

    In the last century which women writers have truly challenged the existing forms of literature? How did they make their voices heard using brand new...

    By The OpenLearn team

    Watch now: Women Writers: Voices in Transition

    Video

    20 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    24 Jul 2015

  • Women Writers: Voices in Transition

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    Women Writers: Voices in Transition Copyrighted  image Icon Copyright: The Open University
    Introductory level Duration 20 mins Updated 24 Jul 2015
    In the last century which women writers have truly challenged the existing forms...
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    How to use a musical score

    Do you know how music is written down? How do musicians use scores in their work? Catherine Tackley and Naomi Barker, of the Open University, explain about...

    By The OpenLearn team

    Watch now: How to use a musical score

    Video

    55 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    13 Jul 2015

  • How to use a musical score

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    How to use a musical score Copyrighted  image Icon Copyright: The Open University
    Introductory level Duration 55 mins Updated 13 Jul 2015
    Do you know how music is written down? How do musicians use scores in their work?...
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    Childhood in the Digital Age

    When it comes to technology are you an optimist or a pessimist? Are social media changing the way that children form relationships? How is technology...

    By The OpenLearn team

    Watch now: Childhood in the Digital Age

    Video

    20 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    29 Jun 2015

  • Childhood in the Digital Age

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    Childhood in the Digital Age Copyrighted  image Icon Copyright: The Open University
    Introductory level Duration 20 mins Updated 29 Jun 2015
    When it comes to technology are you an optimist or a pessimist? Are social media...
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    Auftakt: intermediate German

    Do you want to improve your German while learning about life and culture in Germany and Austria? The 20 tracks in this album are devised as a revision of...

    By The OpenLearn team

    Watch now: Auftakt: intermediate German

    Video

    1 hour

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    01 Jan 2015

  • Auftakt: intermediate German

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    Auftakt: intermediate German Copyrighted  image Icon Copyright: The Open University
    Introductory level Duration 1 hour Updated 01 Jan 2015
    Do you want to improve your German while learning about life and culture in...
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    Patterns of Life

    Everywhere you look in nature you will find patterns. From the seeds in the flower under your nose to the flock of swallows overhead some patterns keep...

    By The OpenLearn team

    Watch now: Patterns of Life

    Video

    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    26 Nov 2014

  • Patterns of Life

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    Patterns of Life Copyrighted  image Icon Copyright: The Open University
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 26 Nov 2014
    Everywhere you look in nature you will find patterns. From the seeds in the flower...
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    Rights Enshrined

    What is the role of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) and the nature of its relationship with the UK Government? What impact does it have on UK law? ...

    By The OpenLearn team

    Watch now: Rights Enshrined

    Video

    20 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    30 Oct 2014

  • Rights Enshrined

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    Rights Enshrined Copyrighted  image Icon Copyright: The Open University
    Introductory level Duration 20 mins Updated 30 Oct 2014
    What is the role of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) and the nature of...
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    Outside the Book

    What function does comedy serve? What do people in power learn by watching tragedies? In this collection of five animations comedienne Josie Long guides us...

    By The OpenLearn team

    Watch now: Outside the Book

    Video

    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    15 Oct 2014

  • Outside the Book

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    Outside the Book Copyrighted  image Icon Copyright: The Open University
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 15 Oct 2014
    What function does comedy serve? What do people in power learn by watching...
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    Think like a scientist

    Learn to think like a scientist. In this collection we demonstrate a series of hands-on experiments that you can carry out in your own kitchen. We'll explore...

    By The OpenLearn team

    Watch now: Think like a scientist

    Video

    55 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    01 Oct 2014

  • Think like a scientist

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    Think like a scientist Copyrighted  image Icon Copyright: The Open University
    Introductory level Duration 55 mins Updated 01 Oct 2014
    Learn to think like a scientist. In this collection we demonstrate a series of...
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    International Relations

    What are the prospects for cooperation or cooperation in the international system? Will states always be primarily concerned with their own security or is...

    By The OpenLearn team

    Watch now: International Relations

    Video

    1 hour 15 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    27 Aug 2014

  • International Relations

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    International Relations Copyrighted  image Icon Copyright: The Open University
    Introductory level Duration 1 hour 15 mins Updated 27 Aug 2014
    What are the prospects for cooperation or cooperation in the international system?...
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    Design Essentials: are you sitting comfortably?

    Theo Zamenopoulos, of the OU design faculty, offers a glimpse into the ideological and historical context of design ideas and principles. With Emma Curtis,...

    By The OpenLearn team

    Watch now: Design Essentials: are you sitting comfortably?

    Video

    30 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    26 Aug 2014

  • Design Essentials: are you sitting comfortably?

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    Design Essentials: are you sitting comfortably? Copyrighted  image Icon Copyright: The Open University
    Introductory level Duration 30 mins Updated 26 Aug 2014
    Theo Zamenopoulos, of the OU design faculty, offers a glimpse into the ideological...
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    Design Essentials: small objects of desire

    When the Apple designers first came to Steve Jobs with the iPod he picked it up, fiddled with it and then dropped it into a fish tank. "Those are air bubbles...

    By The OpenLearn team

    Watch now: Design Essentials: small objects of desire

    Video

    30 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    21 Aug 2014

  • Design Essentials: small objects of desire

    Featuring: Video Video
    Design Essentials: small objects of desire Copyrighted  image Icon Copyright: The Open University
    Introductory level Duration 30 mins Updated 21 Aug 2014
    When the Apple designers first came to Steve Jobs with the iPod he picked it up,...
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    The Language of Comedy

    How do we use language in comedy? What is the social importance of comedy? What are the techniques used with language to create different types of humour?...

    By The OpenLearn team

    Watch now: The Language of Comedy

    Video

    30 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    11 Aug 2014

  • The Language of Comedy

    Featuring: Video Video
    The Language of Comedy Copyrighted  image Icon Copyright: The Open University
    Introductory level Duration 30 mins Updated 11 Aug 2014
    How do we use language in comedy? What is the social importance of comedy? What...
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    Renewable Energy and the UK

    The EU has set ambitious targets for both renewable energy and carbon reduction, but the UK has been reluctant to sign up to new targets beyond 2020. How...

    By The OpenLearn team

    Watch now: Renewable Energy and the UK

    Video

    35 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    17 Jul 2014

  • Renewable Energy and the UK

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    Renewable Energy and the UK Copyrighted  image Icon Copyright: The Open University
    Introductory level Duration 35 mins Updated 17 Jul 2014
    The EU has set ambitious targets for both renewable energy and carbon reduction,...
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    Renewable Energy: the Scottish story

    Energy policy in Scotland has been following a different path to the rest of the UK since devolution. How is Scotland's energy policy different, what factors...

    By The OpenLearn team

    Watch now: Renewable Energy: the Scottish story

    Video

    20 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    16 Jul 2014

  • Renewable Energy: the Scottish story

    Featuring: Video Video
    Renewable Energy: the Scottish story Copyrighted  image Icon Copyright: The Open University
    Introductory level Duration 20 mins Updated 16 Jul 2014
    Energy policy in Scotland has been following a different path to the rest of the...
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    Your Health in Your Hands - PHBs

    What are Personal Health Budgets, how do they work and how will they affect you?...

    By The OpenLearn team

    Listen now: Your Health in Your Hands - PHBs

    Audio

    1 hour

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    11 Jul 2014

  • Your Health in Your Hands - PHBs

    Featuring: Audio Audio
    Your Health in Your Hands - PHBs Copyrighted  image Icon Copyright: The Open University
    Introductory level Duration 1 hour Updated 11 Jul 2014
    What are Personal Health Budgets, how do they work and how will they affect you?...
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