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    Read this before you fall for a personalised book

    By Professor Natalia Kucirkova

    The COVID-19 pandemic has seen the sales of personalised books go up, but are they as beneficial as other children's books? Professor Natalia Kucirkova explores...

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    15 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    16 Nov 2020

  • Read this before you fall for a personalised book

    Read this before you fall for a personalised book Copyrighted  image Icon Copyright: Photo 156662534 © Fizkes | Dreamstime.com
    Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 16 Nov 2020
    The COVID-19 pandemic has seen the sales of personalised books go up, but are they as beneficial as other children's books? Professor Natalia Kucirkova...
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    The Secret Life of Books

    Uncover the secrets of classic works of fiction that we all know and love.

    Learn more: The Secret Life of Books

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    20 Oct 2020

  • The Secret Life of Books

    Updated 20 Oct 2020
    Uncover the secrets of classic works of fiction that we all know and love.
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    15 Oct 2020

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    Updated 15 Oct 2020
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  • What is a literary festival?

    Literary festivals have gained traction in recent years, and perhaps one of the better-known literary festivals in the UK is ‘The Hay Festival of Literature & Arts’. 

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    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    20 Jul 2020

  • What is a literary festival?

    Featuring: Video Video
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 20 Jul 2020
    Literary festivals have gained traction in recent years, and perhaps one of the better-known literary festivals in the UK is ‘The Hay Festival of Literature ...
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    Classical Studies: festivals

    ‘Festival’ at its very essence, is a collective event where people come together to enjoy life’s simple pleasures – music, dancing, food and drink. But it isn’t a modern concept. Academics within our Classical Studies discipline share their...

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    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    20 Jul 2020

  • Classical Studies: festivals

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    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 20 Jul 2020
    ‘Festival’ at its very essence, is a collective event where people come together to enjoy life’s simple pleasures – music, dancing, food and drink. But it...
  • Celebrating festivals from the past and present

    The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) has curated a virtual festival to showcase and celebrate some of the lesser-known festivals of the past and present. Explore festivals dating back to Ancient Greece and Rome, discover ...

    Watch now: Celebrating festivals from the past and present about Managing projects through people

    Video

    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    20 Jul 2020

  • Celebrating festivals from the past and present

    Featuring: Video Video
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 20 Jul 2020
    The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) has curated a virtual festival to showcase and celebrate some of the lesser-known festivals of the...
  • Glastonbury and the festival

    Glastonbury, a town nestled in southwest England, is one of the most popular and sacred pilgrimage sites, and it also happens to host one of the world’s most famous music festivals!

    Watch now: Glastonbury and the festival about Managing projects through people

    Video

    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    20 Jul 2020

  • Glastonbury and the festival

    Featuring: Video Video
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 20 Jul 2020
    Glastonbury, a town nestled in southwest England, is one of the most popular and sacred pilgrimage sites, and it also happens to host one of the world’s most...
  • Happy birthday Shakespeare!

    It has been over 400 years since Shakespeare died, but his works still 'play on' today. Explore the life, times and legacy of the Bard of Avon...

    Read now: Happy birthday Shakespeare! about Managing projects through people

    Article

    3 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    23 Apr 2020

  • Happy birthday Shakespeare!

    Introductory level Duration 3 hours Updated 23 Apr 2020
    It has been over 400 years since Shakespeare died, but his works still 'play on' today. Explore the life, times and legacy of the Bard of Avon...
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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, interactive quizzes and eBooks on OpenLearn.

    Read now: World Book Day about Managing projects through people

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    1 hour 30 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    27 Feb 2020

  • World Book Day

    World Book Day Copyrighted  image Icon Copyright: © Haywiremedia | Dreamstime.com - Kids Reading Books in Fantasy Library
    Introductory level Duration 1 hour 30 mins Updated 27 Feb 2020
    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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    Ten top tips for writing a novel

    By Sally O'Reilly

    Got a novel bursting to get out? These tips from novelist and lecturer Sally O'Reilly may surprise you...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    12 Dec 2019

  • Ten top tips for writing a novel

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    Got a novel bursting to get out? These tips from novelist and lecturer Sally O'Reilly may surprise you...

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  • Copyrighted  image Icon Copyright: Photo 156662534 © Fizkes | Dreamstime.com

    Read this before you fall for a personalised book

    By Professor Natalia Kucirkova

    The COVID-19 pandemic has seen the sales of personalised books go up, but are they as beneficial as other children's books? Professor Natalia Kucirkova explores...

    Read now: Read this before you fall for a personalised book about Managing projects through people

    Article

    15 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    16 Nov 2020

  • Read this before you fall for a personalised book

    Read this before you fall for a personalised book Copyrighted  image Icon Copyright: Photo 156662534 © Fizkes | Dreamstime.com
    Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 16 Nov 2020
    The COVID-19 pandemic has seen the sales of personalised books go up, but are they as beneficial as other children's books? Professor Natalia Kucirkova...
  • Copyrighted  image Icon Copyright: © BBC

    The Secret Life of Books

    Uncover the secrets of classic works of fiction that we all know and love.

    Learn more: The Secret Life of Books

    TV Programme

    Updated on:

    20 Oct 2020

  • The Secret Life of Books

    Updated 20 Oct 2020
    Uncover the secrets of classic works of fiction that we all know and love.
  • Copyrighted  image Icon Copyright: The BBC/The Open University
    Activity

    Updated on:

    15 Oct 2020

  • The Secret Life of Books: Download the app

    Featuring: Activity Activity
    The Secret Life of Books: Download the app Copyrighted  image Icon Copyright: The BBC/The Open University
    Updated 15 Oct 2020
    Download the app from the BBC Four series, The Secret Life of Books.
  • What is a literary festival?

    Literary festivals have gained traction in recent years, and perhaps one of the better-known literary festivals in the UK is ‘The Hay Festival of Literature & Arts’. 

    Watch now: What is a literary festival? about Managing projects through people

    Video

    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    20 Jul 2020

  • What is a literary festival?

    Featuring: Video Video
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 20 Jul 2020
    Literary festivals have gained traction in recent years, and perhaps one of the better-known literary festivals in the UK is ‘The Hay Festival of Literature ...
  • Copyright free  image Icon Copyright free: Image by Jastrow.

    Classical Studies: festivals

    ‘Festival’ at its very essence, is a collective event where people come together to enjoy life’s simple pleasures – music, dancing, food and drink. But it isn’t a modern concept. Academics within our Classical Studies discipline share their...

    Watch now: Classical Studies: festivals about Managing projects through people

    Video

    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    20 Jul 2020

  • Classical Studies: festivals

    Featuring: Video Video
    Classical Studies: festivals Copyright free  image Icon Copyright free: Image by Jastrow.
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 20 Jul 2020
    ‘Festival’ at its very essence, is a collective event where people come together to enjoy life’s simple pleasures – music, dancing, food and drink. But it...
  • Celebrating festivals from the past and present

    The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) has curated a virtual festival to showcase and celebrate some of the lesser-known festivals of the past and present. Explore festivals dating back to Ancient Greece and Rome, discover ...

    Watch now: Celebrating festivals from the past and present about Managing projects through people

    Video

    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    20 Jul 2020

  • Celebrating festivals from the past and present

    Featuring: Video Video
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 20 Jul 2020
    The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) has curated a virtual festival to showcase and celebrate some of the lesser-known festivals of the...
  • Glastonbury and the festival

    Glastonbury, a town nestled in southwest England, is one of the most popular and sacred pilgrimage sites, and it also happens to host one of the world’s most famous music festivals!

    Watch now: Glastonbury and the festival about Managing projects through people

    Video

    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    20 Jul 2020

  • Glastonbury and the festival

    Featuring: Video Video
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 20 Jul 2020
    Glastonbury, a town nestled in southwest England, is one of the most popular and sacred pilgrimage sites, and it also happens to host one of the world’s most...
  • Happy birthday Shakespeare!

    It has been over 400 years since Shakespeare died, but his works still 'play on' today. Explore the life, times and legacy of the Bard of Avon...

    Read now: Happy birthday Shakespeare! about Managing projects through people

    Article

    3 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    23 Apr 2020

  • Happy birthday Shakespeare!

    Introductory level Duration 3 hours Updated 23 Apr 2020
    It has been over 400 years since Shakespeare died, but his works still 'play on' today. Explore the life, times and legacy of the Bard of Avon...
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    Reading Shakespeare's As You Like It

    Do you enjoy watching Shakespeares plays and like the idea of finding out more about them This free course Reading Shakespeares As You Like It will guide you through some of the most important speeches and scenes from one of Shakespeares bestloved comedies

    Learn: Reading Shakespeare's As You Like It more

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    6 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    26 Mar 2020

  • Reading Shakespeare's As You Like It

    Free Course Free Course Featuring: Video Video
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    Intermediate level Duration 6 hours Updated 26 Mar 2020
    Do you enjoy watching Shakespeare's plays and like the idea of finding out more...
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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, interactive quizzes and eBooks on OpenLearn.

    Read now: World Book Day about Managing projects through people

    Article

    1 hour 30 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    27 Feb 2020

  • World Book Day

    World Book Day Copyrighted  image Icon Copyright: © Haywiremedia | Dreamstime.com - Kids Reading Books in Fantasy Library
    Introductory level Duration 1 hour 30 mins Updated 27 Feb 2020
    Calling all bookworms and budding writers... it's World Book Day. Mark the event with our FREE courses, articles, interactive quizzes and eBooks on...