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The Open University quiz

Updated Wednesday, 22nd April 2020

It was on this day, 51 years ago, that The Open University received its Royal Charter and began opening up education for all.

We’ve packed quite a lot into the past 51 years, welcoming millions of learners from around the world, expanding knowledge with world-leading research and making education more accessible than ever, thanks to innovations such as OpenLearn. But how much do you really know about the OU’s history?

Click on the button below to put your knowledge to the test.


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