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Wartime Farm: Can you Beat The Ministry

A nation at war has many demands on its machinery and manpower - can you share resources more effectively than Lord Woolton and help the war effort?

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Wartime Farm: Food In the World War

Some nations suffered harshly during the shortages of wartime - others adapted and managed to keep their populace well-fed. Explore our map to hear some of the stories.

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CCA Exhibition: History of architecture and design

Professor Elizabeth McKellar leads an exhibition on The Open University's teachings of Design History, beginning November 14th, 2017. 

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Goya

What influenced Goya? Did Napoleon's invasion of Spain alter the course of Goya's career? This free course will guide you through the works of Goya and the influences of the times in which he lived. Anyone with a desire to look for the influences behind a work of art will benefit from studying this course.

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Goya

What influenced Goya? Did Napoleon's invasion of Spain alter the course of Goya's career? This free course will guide you through the works of Goya and the influences of the times in which he lived. Anyone with a desire to look for the influences behind a work of art will benefit from studying this course.

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How did a Scottish golf club shape how we remember the First World War?

A meeting at a convalescence hospital brought together three men whose war poetry shaped how we view the First World War.

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Armistice Day

The armistice which marked the end of the First World War took effect at 11am on 11th November 1918. For Remembrance Day, here's a collection of resources to commemorate and remember these events.

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Timewatch: Young Victoria

Is the popular image of an austere Queen Victoria fair?

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How can scientists fight the tide of "fake news"?

"Fake news" is as much a problem for scientists as politicians. Crispin Maslog calls for an end to propaganda dressed up in lab coats.

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National Novel Writing Month

Could you write a novel in a month? National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) challenges you to write 50k words in November. Get a head start with this collection of free tips and tricks.

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Hallowain't III: Thorny devil

It's a spiky devil. It's also known as a dragon. So is it a dragon from hell? No.

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Happy halloween!

Delve into our spook-tacular articles, FREE courses and podcasts all related to Halloween and all things scary. Pretty ghoul, huh?

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