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  • Happy halloween!

    Delve into our spook-tacular articles, FREE courses and podcasts all related to Halloween and all things scary....

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    31 Oct 2018

  • Happy halloween!

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    Delve into our spook-tacular articles, FREE courses and podcasts all related to Halloween and all things scary. Pretty ghoul, huh?
  • Erzberger: Negotiating the Armistice for Germany

    By Professor Annika Mombauer

    Professor Annika Mombauer discusses the fate of Matthias Erzberger, the most hated man in post-war Germany.

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    30 Oct 2018

  • Erzberger: Negotiating the Armistice for Germany

    Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 30 Oct 2018
    Professor Annika Mombauer discusses the fate of Matthias Erzberger, the most hated man in post-war Germany.
  • Armistice Day

    By The OpenLearn team

    The armistice which marked the end of the First World War took effect at 11am on 11th November 1918. For the...

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    10 Oct 2018

  • Armistice Day

    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 10 Oct 2018
    The armistice which marked the end of the First World War took effect at 11am on 11th November 1918. For the centenary of this, here's a collection...
  • Women in mathematics: The history behind the gender gap

    By Dr June Barrow-Green

    The belief women were not capable of doing serious mathematics proved extremely hard to shift. Dr June Barrow-Green...

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    09 Oct 2018

  • Women in mathematics: The history behind the gender gap

    Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 09 Oct 2018
    The belief women were not capable of doing serious mathematics proved extremely hard to shift. Dr June Barrow-Green looks at the challenges and successes of...
  • What do you know about the gender gap in maths?

    By The OpenLearn team

    Mathematics can be hard enough without having to face any additional challenges. Discover what issues women have...

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    09 Oct 2018

  • What do you know about the gender gap in maths?

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    Mathematics can be hard enough without having to face any additional challenges. Discover what issues women have had to overcome to gain equality.
  • What was the impact of 'Spanish flu' on the armistice?

    Flu claimed a number of lives as the First World War was ending. This article taken from our Timewatch...

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    02 Oct 2018

  • What was the impact of 'Spanish flu' on the armistice?

    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 02 Oct 2018
    Flu claimed a number of lives as the First World War was ending. This article taken from our Timewatch series explores how devestating the...
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    25 Sep 2018

  • Why do we have a two minutes’ silence on 11th November?

    Why do we have a two minutes’ silence on 11th November? Creative commons image Icon Photo: Sgt Dan Harmer, RLC/MOD [OGL (http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/doc/open-government-licence/version/1/)], via Wikimedia Commons under Creative-Commons license
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 25 Sep 2018
    Have you ever wondered where the two minutes' silence originated? Has the practice stayed unchanged since 1919? Find out here...
  • The Experience and Memory of 11 November 1918

    By Dr Vincent Trott

    Were the British people as jubilant as some newspapers depict on the day of the Armistice in 1918? Vincent...

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    24 Sep 2018

  • The Experience and Memory of 11 November 1918

    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 24 Sep 2018
    Were the British people as jubilant as some newspapers depict on the day of the Armistice in 1918? Vincent Trott explores the mixed feelings at the...
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    19 Sep 2018

  • The Armistice in Fiction: Ford Madox Ford’s Parade’s End

    Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 19 Sep 2018
    How are celebration, silence and ambiguity used to depict the armistice in A Man Could Stand Up - volume 3 of Parade’s End by...
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    Hitler's rise and fall: Timeline

    By The OpenLearn team

    Track the key events in Hitler's life, from his childhood in Austria to his suicide in the bunker in Berlin.

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    Level: 1 Introductory

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    20 Aug 2018

  • Hitler's rise and fall: Timeline

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    Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 20 Aug 2018
    Track the key events in Hitler's life, from his childhood in Austria to his suicide in the bunker in Berlin.

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    The First World War: trauma and memory

    In this free course, The First World War: trauma and memory, you will study the subject of physical and mental trauma, its treatments and its...

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    In this free course, The First World War: trauma and memory, you will study the...
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    The African diaspora: An archaeological perspective

    In many ways the African diaspora is a contentious episode from the past (and indeed present). This free course, The African diaspora: An...

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    In many ways the African diaspora is a contentious episode from the past (and...
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    Looking at, describing and identifying objects

    This free course, Looking at, describing and identifying objects, will enable you to practise and develop your skills of observation and...

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    26 Jul 2018

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    This free course, Looking at, describing and identifying objects, will enable you...
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    Art and life in ancient Egypt

    Around 1350 BC, the Egyptian grain accountant Nebamun commissioned the walls of his tomb-chapel to be painted with scenes depicting his afterlife,...

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    Introductory level Duration 30 hours Updated 24 Apr 2018
    Around 1350 BC, the Egyptian grain accountant Nebamun commissioned the walls of...
  • Discovering Ancient Greek and Latin

    The free course, Discovering Ancient Greek and Latin, gives a taste of what it is like to learn two ancient languages. It is for those who have...

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    Level: 2 Intermediate

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    26 Feb 2018

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    The free course, Discovering Ancient Greek and Latin, gives a taste of what it is...
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    The Holocaust

    This free course explores the Holocaust, as the destruction of European Jewry is commonly known. The mass killing represented by the Holocaust...

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    Level: 3 Advanced

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    31 Jan 2018

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    This free course explores the Holocaust, as the destruction of European Jewry is...
  • Roaring Twenties? Europe in the interwar period

    While recognising the shadows cast by two world wars (one concluded and one imminent) over European society during the 1920s and 1930s, this free...

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    14 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

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    17 Oct 2017

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    While recognising the shadows cast by two world wars (one concluded and one...
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    Icarus: entering the world of myth

    This free course, Icarus: entering the world of myth, will introduce you to one of the best-known myths from classical antiquity and its various re...

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    07 Aug 2017

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    This free course, Icarus: entering the world of myth, will introduce you to one of...
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    National identity in Britain and Ireland, 1780–1840

    What is a ‘nation’? What is a ‘state’? Where have these ideas come from and how have they developed over time? This free course, National identity...

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    What is a ‘nation’? What is a ‘state’? Where have these ideas come from and how...
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    The origins of the wars of the three kingdoms

    From Catholic rebellion to Civil War, what happened during the latter years of the reign of Charles I that caused people to take up arms against...

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    From Catholic rebellion to Civil War, what happened during the latter years of the...

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    Over 40 per cent of OU students who graduate do so with an Open degree. It’s a...

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    If you’re keen to try university study and want to keep your options open, this...

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    Why study the arts? Apart from sheer enjoyment, these subjects give you an...

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    The Diploma of Higher Education in Humanities will help you refine your skills of...

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    Studying at university level is not just about gaining a degree. We also offer a...

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    This degree in humanities offers a broad-based grounding in the study and...

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    With this degree course you will develop and deepen your knowledge of different...