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Match report: The first England v Wales rugby international article icon

Health, Sports & Psychology

Match report: The first England v Wales rugby international

The first England v Wales rugby match took place on Saturday 19th February, 1881. This match report suggests that Wales' skills on the pitch had yet to show themselves.

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How does COVID-19 affect cancer treatment? article icon

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How does COVID-19 affect cancer treatment?

Cancer researchers working at The Open University answer cancer-related questions about the new coronavirus in this series of articles...

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Health, Sports & Psychology

Living with a learning disability

Take our interactive to find out if people with learning disabilities have more independence now institutions are closed and if it has led to a greater inclusion within local communities.

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A discussion on melanoma (skin cancer) as a teenager

Listen to three podcasts, with Jack Brodie and Dr Wendy McInally discussing young people aged 16 to 26 with melanoma (skin cancer).

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20 mins
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OU on the BBC: Beagle 2: A Mission To Mars: About the programmes

Introducing a documentary that charts the highs and lows encountered by the Open University-led team that worked on the Beagle 2 lander that was built to look for signs of life on Mars.

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Rio 2016: A Caster Semenya reading list video icon

Health, Sports & Psychology

Rio 2016: A Caster Semenya reading list

Caster Semenya's 800 metres victory at Rio hasn't been met with universal acclaim, as it reopens the debate over hyperadrogenic atheletes.

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10 mins
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Health, Sports & Psychology

World AIDS Day

1 December is World AIDS Day, a day designed to show support for people living with HIV and to commemorate people who have died.

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Can I become fitter by doing short bursts of exercise? article icon

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Can I become fitter by doing short bursts of exercise?

Some studies suggest that health goals might be within your grasp - or at least a short walk away. Richard Metcalfe adds some caveats.

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Why are synthetic drugs such a problem for the UK's prisons? article icon

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Why are synthetic drugs such a problem for the UK's prisons?

Spice, and other synthetic drugs, are spreading through UK prisons at a rate that the authorities are struggling to respond to. The OU's David Scott explains why.

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Nature & Environment

Climate change and alternative living: issues of adaptation and sustainability

Life on Earth is a collective force, generated from all living creatures, characterised by their diversities, differences and similarities.

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Waste products; wasted time; wasted lives: What does a lack of access to sanitation mean? article icon

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Waste products; wasted time; wasted lives: What does a lack of access to sanitation mean?

Over two and half billion people have no access to sanitation - and that means a lot of people being exposed to health risks. What can be done?

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European identity, citizenship, borders, rights and justice - Student Hub Live's Brexit Special video icon

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