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History & The Arts

Historical perspectives on race

Race is not biological. It is a social construction. Yet we know that in our contemporary world and in history, this construction has real consequences. From enslavement and colonisation to resistance and revolution, the stories of people of colour are often left untold in accounts of the past. This free course, Historical perspectives on race, ...

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12 hrs
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Society, Politics & Law

The life and times of Cyril Lakin

The story of Cyril Lakin, a former literary editor of The Daily Telegraph and The Sunday Times during the 1930s, BBC broadcaster during the Blitz, and wartime Member of Parliament, sheds light on wider themes in the story of modern Wales.

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How to read the news

Five tips to help you identify ‘fake news’ and think critically about our media-saturated society.

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Introduction to Green Social Prescribing — Mental Health and the Workplace Environment

How workplaces can begin to make use of ideas from green social prescribing to enhance wellbeing.  

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Education & Development

Being an OU student

The induction course for new OU students, covering the essentials for starting your undergraduate studies.

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12 hrs
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History & The Arts

Blaenau Gwent REACH

An online exhibition celebrating the people and stories of Blaenau Gwent in south east Wales.

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History & The Arts

The history of Blaenau Gwent

These two studies of the history of Blaenau Gwent were developed by participants in a series of history workshops run by the BG REACH project at Aberbeeg Community Centre in the spring of 2020.

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How can I cope with exam stress

The exam period brings with it extra challenges - but if you manage your stress, you can make it through. Teena Clouston has some tips, and you may turn your papers over now.

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Raymond Williams and Leonardo Sciascia: Intellectuals At the Margins

Raymond Williams and Leonardo Sciascia, both born in 1921, were two notable intellectuals, novelists and critics. Geoff Andrews explores their lives and legacies in this article. 

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OpenLearn gyda Cymru'n Gweithio | OpenLearn with Working Wales

Croeso i OpenLearn gyda Cymru'n Gweithio. Welcome to OpenLearn with Working Wales. 

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Understanding ADHD

This free course, Understanding Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), explores the experience of ADHD from the perspective of those who are diagnosed with the condition, and those who care for them. It covers the contribution of scientific research to understanding ADHD, with a focus on assessing the effectiveness and mechanism of ...

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History & The Arts

St David’s Day and the role of the crowd in perceptions of Welsh musical identity

St David’s Day is always an occasion when ideas about Welsh musicality get repeated. Dr Martin V Clarke talks about the sporting crowd and the supporting role it plays in positioning Wales as the ‘land of song’.  

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