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History & The Arts

National Novel Writing Month

You know how they say everyone's got a novel in them, just waiting to be written? Well, now's your chance!

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Travelling for culture: the Grand Tour

In the eighteenth century and into the early part of the nineteenth, considerable numbers of aristocratic men (and occasionally women) travelled across Europe in pursuit of education, social advancement and entertainment, on what was known as the Grand Tour. A central objective was to gain exposure to the cultures of classical antiquity, ...

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8 hrs
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Eco-art, Sustainable Art, art as activism

From synthetic polymers to recycling and up-cycling.

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A freelance career in the creative arts

A freelance career in the creative arts is a free badged course which lasts 8 weeks, with approximately 3 hours’ study time each week. You can work through the course at your own pace, so if you have more time one week, there’s nothing to stop you pushing on and completing another week’s study. This course has a specific focus on the ...

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24 hrs
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Write around the world - the map!

Travel right around the world in the company of books.

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What happens to you when you read?

Ever wondered about the psychology of literature or stories? Or how a certain narrative might change our attitude or perspective?

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3 hrs
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Star Wars: Myth and fairy tale

What storytelling styles and genres can be applied to Star Wars? Sara Haslam investigates...

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Dr Sara Haslam on the Brontë sisters’ work

Sara Haslam was The Open University's academic consultant on OU/BBC drama 'To Walk Invisible'. Here she discusses what makes the Brontës’ work so fantastic. 

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World Poetry Day

21st March is World Poetry Day. Take a look at a range of powerful poems in our poetry prescription tool, view our videos and try a range of free courses.

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Psychological drama: Writing fictional crime drama for a forensic psychology course

For Graham Pike, writing psychology courses is part of the job. But what happened when he found himself having to create a crime drama?

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Quiz: Which Brontë sister wrote it?

Charlotte, Emily and Anne Brontë had very different writing styles but can you tell their writing apart from the other? Try our interactive quiz to find out.

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Why I'd say yes, yes, yes to the Bad Sex award

Is there a magic ingredient to writing good sex scenes? This article explores...

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