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Music, theatre and literature

YXM130 Example subject pathway created by George Curry, former YXM130 Module Chair.

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Education & Development

The Arts and Creativity

YXM130 Example subject pathway created by Jay Rixon, Senior Manager.

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My career goal: Creative and design

Bring out your creative flair to its full potential. Find some practical advice for advancing your career in a creative industry, whether that's using your keen visual eye, practical ingenuity, or rigorous technical skills.

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The Women and Scottish Railway History Project

Find out more about the Women and Scottish Railway History Project, a partnership between the Rail Maritime and Transport Union in Scotland, Scottish Union Learning and The Open University in Scotland. 

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A tribute to Archbishop Desmond Tutu

Archbishop Desmond Mpilo Tutu died in Cape Town on Boxing Day. In this article, Anna Page reflects on meeting and being in the presence of the cleric and social activist at St George’s Cathedral in Cape Town.

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History & The Arts

What is Religion - and the Growth of Religious Toleration

Professor Graham Harvey discusses the big questions in religious studies: How do people emphasise what is important to them? How do they choose to do religion in different ways? And how did these practices evolve throughout history?

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10 incredible people whose stories you'll find on OpenLearn

We turned ten in 2016 - isn't that amazing? What's even more amazing is this list of ten extraordinary people and their incredible stories...

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TOTEM LATAMAT: an Indigenous reminder we are all part of the ecosystem

Why might it not be science that holds the key to combatting climate change?

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Could you be a code breaker?

Test your problem-solving skills and try to crack our secret messages using clues.

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Historical perspectives on race

Race is not biological. It is a social construction. Yet we know that in our contemporary world and in history, this construction has real consequences. From enslavement and colonisation to resistance and revolution, the stories of people of colour are often left untold in accounts of the past. This free course, Historical perspectives on race, ...

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What makes a great Christmas number one?

What will be Christmas Number One this year? Explore the musical components that make up a great festive chart-topper here...

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Learning from the past with historic buildings

How can we work with our building traditions to create designs that will last?

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