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History & The Arts 

Learning from the past with historic buildings

How can we work with our building traditions to create designs that will last?

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Science, Maths & Technology 

The role of business development in AstrobiologyOU

Ann Grand, Lecturer in Astrobiology Education, talked with Yiannis Tsamis, Business Development Manager, about the role of business development in AstrobiologyOU.

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Hat makers, Greek gods and the great poisoners

Ever wondered where the phrase 'as mad as a hatter' came from? We take a look at some infamous cases of poisoning. 

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Nature & Environment 

COP26 and the Glasgow Pact...one small step

Some of the 27,000 children born during the two weeks of COP26 will be 71 years old on the 100th Anniversary of the Rio 1992 Earth Summit. As that generation retells the story of how the nations of the world worked together to eventually limit dangerous global heating, Glasgow’s COP26 will be worth a mention.

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Explainer: how hostile is space?

Invisible radiation in space creates a harsh environment to perform science in. This article written in 2014 by Ben Dryer, a Postdoctoral Researcher in Electronic Imaging at The Open University, explains more...

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Nature & Environment 

Water: Managing the 1% in a climate changing world

Water is essential to all life on Earth. This article explores how climate change is challenging our ways of thinking about and managing this scarce resource.

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Early reflections from Glasgow on COP26

Chief OU observer ‘optimistic’ after the first three days.

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Introducing vectors for engineering applications

Applied mathematics is a key skill for practicing engineers and mathematical modelling is an ever-increasing field within engineering. This free course, Introducing vectors for engineering applications, covers one aspect of a Level 1 engineering module, the application of vectors and vector algebra, using examples inspired by engineering applications.

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Science, Maths & Technology 

Digital Skills Factory | Ffatri Sgiliau Digidol

Learn more about the Digital Skills Factory and get inspired by a selection of free online courses. | Dysgwch fwy am y Ffatri Sgiliau Digidol a chael eich ysbrydoli gan ddetholiad o gyrsiau ar-lein am ddim.  

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Nature & Environment 

Universities United

Reflections on how higher education institutions are working together to tackle climate change.

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Science, Maths & Technology 

Science from Early Career Researchers in the School of Physical Sciences

This collection of articles and videos explores how early career scientists within the School of Physical Sciences carry out research to learn more about the world, and space, we live in.

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Should animals have legal standing?

The law recognises babies, companies and ships as ‘persons’ with legal rights, but not even the most intelligent animals. Is it time for this to change? 

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