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    From old English to modern English

    By Marisa Lohr

    Marisa Lohr traces the origins and development of the English language, from its early beginnings around 450 AD to...

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    10 mins

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    01 Mar 2019

  • From old English to modern English

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    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 01 Mar 2019
    Marisa Lohr traces the origins and development of the English language, from its early beginnings around 450 AD to the modern global language we use today.
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    Radio Programme

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    23 Jan 2019

  • International Playwriting Competition 2019

    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 23 Jan 2019
    The only global competition for radio playwrights. 
  • National Storytelling Week 2019

    Are you a natural storyteller or do you fancy writing a novel? Look no further than here where we have an...

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    22 Jan 2019

  • National Storytelling Week 2019

    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 22 Jan 2019
    Are you a natural storyteller or do you fancy writing a novel? Look no further than here where we have an abundance of free resources for National...
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    Behind The Reputation

    By Dr Richard Jones, Dr Luc-André Brunet, Dr Neil Younger

    In this interactive, you’ll uncover the real people behind the icons. Does the reality of their life match up with...

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    15 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    19 Dec 2018

  • Behind The Reputation

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    Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 19 Dec 2018
    In this interactive, you’ll uncover the real people behind the icons. Does the reality of their life match up with their reputation?
  • Happy birthday Roald Dahl

    By The OpenLearn team

    September 13th is author Roald Dahl's birthday. Find out more about one of the most whoopsy wiffling...

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    13 Sep 2018

  • Happy birthday Roald Dahl

    Introductory level Duration 30 mins Updated 13 Sep 2018
    September 13th is author Roald Dahl's birthday. Find out more about one of the most whoopsy wiffling storytellers and learn how to start writing in our...
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    World Book Day

    Calling all bookworms and budding writers! It's World Book Day, mark the event with our FREE courses, articles,...

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    09 Aug 2018

  • World Book Day

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    Calling all bookworms and budding writers! It's World Book Day, mark the event with our FREE courses, articles, interactive quizzes and eBooks on...
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    Happy Birthday Harry Potter!

    By The OpenLearn team

    July 31st is the birthday of the boy who lived (and coincidentally Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling). To celebrate,...

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    31 Jul 2018

  • Happy Birthday Harry Potter!

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    Introductory level Duration 20 mins Updated 31 Jul 2018
    July 31st is the birthday of the boy who lived (and coincidentally Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling). To celebrate, we're going potty about Potter with our...
  • If Infinity Wars had peer review instead of script editors

    By Bill Sullivan

    Bill Sullivan imagines the feedback facing The Avengers, if Hollywood worked the way scientific journals work. ...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    05 Jul 2018

  • If Infinity Wars had peer review instead of script editors

    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 05 Jul 2018
    Bill Sullivan imagines the feedback facing The Avengers, if Hollywood worked the way scientific journals work. WARNING: CONTAINS SPOILERS.
  • What's creative about creative writing?

    By Dr Philip Seargeant

    Can creativity be taught? How far can you be creative when translating other people's work? Listen to...

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    12 Dec 2017

  • What's creative about creative writing?

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    Introductory level Duration 30 mins Updated 12 Dec 2017
    Can creativity be taught? How far can you be creative when translating other people's work? Listen to translators, authors and creative writing teachers...
  • Star Wars: Myth and fairy tale

    By Dr Sara Haslam

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

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    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    05 Dec 2017

  • Star Wars: Myth and fairy tale

    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 05 Dec 2017
    What storytelling styles and genres can be applied to Star Wars? Sara Haslam investigates...

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    Writing what you know

    Do you want to improve your descriptive writing? This free course, Writing what you know, will help you to develop your perception of the world...

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    Do you want to improve your descriptive writing? This free course, Writing what...
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    Start writing fiction

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    Have you always wanted to write, but never quite had the courage to start? This...

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    This degree offers a stimulating and wide-ranging introduction to English...

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    This certificate provides a broad introduction to the arts and humanities,...