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    The Life of Saint Andrew

    By Reverend Alban Butler

    This extract from Alban Butler's 18th Century work on the lives of the saints tells the story of Scotland's patron saint.

    Updated content

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    30 Nov 2021

  • The Life of Saint Andrew

    The Life of Saint Andrew Copyright free  image Icon Copyright free: Public Domain Updated content
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 30 Nov 2021
    This extract from Alban Butler's 18th Century work on the lives of the saints tells the story of Scotland's patron saint.
  • Literature and the Environment

    By Niall Oddy

    Can reading encourage us to appreciate the environment and make sustainable changes to our lives?

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    Article

    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    22 Nov 2021

  • Literature and the Environment

    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 22 Nov 2021
    Can reading encourage us to appreciate the environment and make sustainable changes to our lives?
  • When Edward met Bertha: Mental Health, Colonialism, Race and Patriarchy in Jane Eyre

    By Siobhán Halliday

    Bertha Mason is described as the ‘insane’ ex-wife of Mr Rochester in Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre. What does the depiction of her tell us about views of mental illness, patriarchal society and ethnicity in the Victorian era? Siobhán Halliday...

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    Article

    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    13 Oct 2021

  • When Edward met Bertha: Mental Health, Colonialism, Race and Patriarchy in Jane Eyre

    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 13 Oct 2021
    Bertha Mason is described as the ‘insane’ ex-wife of Mr Rochester in Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre. What does the depiction of her tell us about views of...
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    Charles Dickens, Race and Colonialism

    By Dr Alex Tickell

    What can the works of Charles Dickens tell us about race and colonialism in the Victorian era? Dr Alex Tickell, a Senior Lecturer in English, explores…

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    Article

    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    08 Sep 2021

  • Charles Dickens, Race and Colonialism

    Charles Dickens, Race and Colonialism    Copyrighted  image Icon Copyright: Photo 72660670 / Charles Dickens © Chris Dorney | Dreamstime.com
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 08 Sep 2021
    What can the works of Charles Dickens tell us about race and colonialism in the Victorian era? Dr Alex Tickell, a Senior Lecturer in English, explores…
  • English Literature, Racism and Rehabilitation

    By Dr Alex Tickell

    Does English literature have the power to change the perspective of someone with violent racist views and rehabilitate them? This article explores…

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    Article

    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    08 Sep 2021

  • English Literature, Racism and Rehabilitation

    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 08 Sep 2021
    Does English literature have the power to change the perspective of someone with violent racist views and rehabilitate them? This article explores…
  • Try your hand at travel writing

    By Dr Joanne Reardon

    Travel is something we can all do. We don’t have to travel great distances. A journey can be as close as the distance from our home to the park at the end of the road. Travel writing is one of the most compelling forms of writing because a...

    Read now: Try your hand at travel writing about Managing projects through people

    Article

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    27 Jul 2021

  • Try your hand at travel writing

    Introductory level Updated 27 Jul 2021
    Travel is something we can all do. We don’t have to travel great distances. A journey can be as close as the distance from our home to the park at the...
  • 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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    Article

    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    26 Apr 2021

  • Star Wars: Myth and fairy tale

    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 26 Apr 2021
    What storytelling styles and genres can be applied to Star Wars? Sara Haslam investigates...
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    Lysistrata by Aristophanes

    By The OpenLearn team

    Enjoy Aristophanes' comic account of one woman's extraordinary method of bringing The Peloponnesian War to an end in this classical studies animation. 

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    Video

    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    22 Apr 2021

  • Lysistrata by Aristophanes

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    Lysistrata by Aristophanes Creative commons image Icon The Open University under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 22 Apr 2021
    Enjoy Aristophanes' comic account of one woman's extraordinary method of bringing The Peloponnesian War to an end in this classical studies animation. 
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    The Persians by Aeschylus

    In this animation of the Greek tragedy The Persians by Aeschylus, Persian king Xerxes wages war against Greece but his navy is defeated at Salamis.

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    22 Apr 2021

  • The Persians by Aeschylus

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    The Persians by Aeschylus Creative commons image Icon The Open University under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 22 Apr 2021
    In this animation of the Greek tragedy The Persians by Aeschylus, Persian king Xerxes wages war against Greece but his navy is defeated at Salamis.

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    The Life of Saint Andrew

    By Reverend Alban Butler

    This extract from Alban Butler's 18th Century work on the lives of the saints tells the story of Scotland's patron saint.

    Updated content

    Read now: The Life of Saint Andrew about Managing projects through people

    Article

    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    30 Nov 2021

  • The Life of Saint Andrew

    The Life of Saint Andrew Copyright free  image Icon Copyright free: Public Domain Updated content
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 30 Nov 2021
    This extract from Alban Butler's 18th Century work on the lives of the saints tells the story of Scotland's patron saint.
  • Literature and the Environment

    By Niall Oddy

    Can reading encourage us to appreciate the environment and make sustainable changes to our lives?

    Read now: Literature and the Environment about Managing projects through people

    Article

    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    22 Nov 2021

  • Literature and the Environment

    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 22 Nov 2021
    Can reading encourage us to appreciate the environment and make sustainable changes to our lives?
  • When Edward met Bertha: Mental Health, Colonialism, Race and Patriarchy in Jane Eyre

    By Siobhán Halliday

    Bertha Mason is described as the ‘insane’ ex-wife of Mr Rochester in Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre. What does the depiction of her tell us about views of mental illness, patriarchal society and ethnicity in the Victorian era? Siobhán Halliday...

    Read now: When Edward met Bertha: Mental Health, Colonialism, Race and Patriarchy in Jane Eyre about Managing projects through people

    Article

    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    13 Oct 2021

  • When Edward met Bertha: Mental Health, Colonialism, Race and Patriarchy in Jane Eyre

    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 13 Oct 2021
    Bertha Mason is described as the ‘insane’ ex-wife of Mr Rochester in Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre. What does the depiction of her tell us about views of...
  • Copyrighted  image Icon Copyright: Photo 72660670 / Charles Dickens © Chris Dorney | Dreamstime.com

    Charles Dickens, Race and Colonialism

    By Dr Alex Tickell

    What can the works of Charles Dickens tell us about race and colonialism in the Victorian era? Dr Alex Tickell, a Senior Lecturer in English, explores…

    Read now: Charles Dickens, Race and Colonialism about Managing projects through people

    Article

    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    08 Sep 2021

  • Charles Dickens, Race and Colonialism

    Charles Dickens, Race and Colonialism    Copyrighted  image Icon Copyright: Photo 72660670 / Charles Dickens © Chris Dorney | Dreamstime.com
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 08 Sep 2021
    What can the works of Charles Dickens tell us about race and colonialism in the Victorian era? Dr Alex Tickell, a Senior Lecturer in English, explores…
  • English Literature, Racism and Rehabilitation

    By Dr Alex Tickell

    Does English literature have the power to change the perspective of someone with violent racist views and rehabilitate them? This article explores…

    Read now: English Literature, Racism and Rehabilitation about Managing projects through people

    Article

    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    08 Sep 2021

  • English Literature, Racism and Rehabilitation

    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 08 Sep 2021
    Does English literature have the power to change the perspective of someone with violent racist views and rehabilitate them? This article explores…
  • Try your hand at travel writing

    By Dr Joanne Reardon

    Travel is something we can all do. We don’t have to travel great distances. A journey can be as close as the distance from our home to the park at the end of the road. Travel writing is one of the most compelling forms of writing because a...

    Read now: Try your hand at travel writing about Managing projects through people

    Article

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    27 Jul 2021

  • Try your hand at travel writing

    Introductory level Updated 27 Jul 2021
    Travel is something we can all do. We don’t have to travel great distances. A journey can be as close as the distance from our home to the park at the...
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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 This free courseWhat happens to you when you readexplores our relationship with books and the ways in which engaging with fiction in particular can change readers Research shows that as well as providing us with a form of entertainment the activity of reading can bring benefits to our wellbeing in challenging times People have experienced and explored these benefits throughout history A good story can entertain us develop our creativity and imagination and transport us to different fictional worlds but it can change us psychologically as well Transcript As you work your way through this course you will have the chance to participate in both reading and writing activities and experience for yourself what happens to you when you read

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    Free course

    3 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    20 Jul 2021

  • Star Wars: Myth and fairy tale

    By Dr Sara Haslam

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

    Read now: Star Wars: Myth and fairy tale about Managing projects through people

    Article

    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    26 Apr 2021

  • Star Wars: Myth and fairy tale

    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 26 Apr 2021
    What storytelling styles and genres can be applied to Star Wars? Sara Haslam investigates...
  • Creative commons image Icon The Open University under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license

    Lysistrata by Aristophanes

    By The OpenLearn team

    Enjoy Aristophanes' comic account of one woman's extraordinary method of bringing The Peloponnesian War to an end in this classical studies animation. 

    Watch now: Lysistrata by Aristophanes about Managing projects through people

    Video

    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    22 Apr 2021

  • Lysistrata by Aristophanes

    Featuring: Video Video
    Lysistrata by Aristophanes Creative commons image Icon The Open University under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 22 Apr 2021
    Enjoy Aristophanes' comic account of one woman's extraordinary method of bringing The Peloponnesian War to an end in this classical studies animation.