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  • 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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    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 09 Oct 2018
    Mathematics can be hard enough without having to face any additional challenges. Discover what issues women have had to overcome to gain equality.
  • Engineering your dream career

    By The OpenLearn team

    Imagine spending time working on the things you love. Discover engineering careers which match your...

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    10 mins

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    04 Sep 2018

  • Engineering your dream career

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    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 04 Sep 2018
    Imagine spending time working on the things you love. Discover engineering careers which match your passions in this short interactive experience...
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    More or Less

    Tim Harford presents BBC Radio 4's surprising and refreshing guide to statistics in the news.

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    01 Aug 2018

  • More or Less

    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 01 Aug 2018
    Tim Harford presents BBC Radio 4's surprising and refreshing guide to statistics in the news.
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    Ice Cold In Alex

    By The OpenLearn team

    Robert Llewellyn and Dr Jonathan Hare take on Hollywood Science, testing the science that filmgoers take for granted....

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    23 Jul 2018

  • Ice Cold In Alex

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    Robert Llewellyn and Dr Jonathan Hare take on Hollywood Science, testing the science that filmgoers take for granted. Here they look at whether the science...
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    Seven myths of being a female engineer

    By The OpenLearn team

    There is a mountain of myths surrounding the engineering profession – particularly the role of women within the...

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    22 Jun 2018

  • Seven myths of being a female engineer

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    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 22 Jun 2018
    There is a mountain of myths surrounding the engineering profession – particularly the role of women within the industry.
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    13 Jun 2018

  • The civil engineer's fear of the penalty shoot-out: Predicting the World Cup

    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 13 Jun 2018
    Civil Engineering uses a lot of predictions; World Cups generate a lot of predictions. Charles MacRobert brings the two worlds together.
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    Why is snow so hard to predict?

    By Peter Clark

    Much of the country is bracing for The Beast From The East, and a battering from heavy snow. But equally, it might...

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    26 Feb 2018

  • Why is snow so hard to predict?

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    Much of the country is bracing for The Beast From The East, and a battering from heavy snow. But equally, it might not happen - New York famously faced a...
  • Perceptions of corruption

    By Dr Susan Fawssett

    Economic injustice takes many forms. Watch this video to find out just how widespread it is and how we can combat it...

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    13 Feb 2018

  • Perceptions of corruption

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    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 13 Feb 2018
    Economic injustice takes many forms. Watch this video to find out just how widespread it is and how we can combat it 
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    The Story Of Maths

    Marcus DuSautoy explores the long, surprising history of humankind's relationship with numbers.

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    29 Jan 2018

  • The Story Of Maths

    Introductory level Updated 29 Jan 2018
    Marcus DuSautoy explores the long, surprising history of humankind's relationship with numbers.

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    Exploring distance time graphs

    Graphs are a common way of presenting information. However, like any other type of representation, graphs rely on shared understandings of symbols...

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  • Exploring distance time graphs

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    Graphs are a common way of presenting information. However, like any other type of...
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    Differential equations

    This free course, Differential equations, extends the ideas introduced in the course on first-order differential equations to a particular type of...

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    13 Nov 2018

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    This free course, Differential equations, extends the ideas introduced in the...
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    Developing modelling skills

    This free course, Developing modelling skills, is the third in the series of five courses on mathematical modelling. It provides an overview of the...

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    12 Nov 2018

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    This free course, Developing modelling skills, is the third in the series of five...
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    Babylonian mathematics

    This free course looks at Babylonian mathematics. You will learn how a series of discoveries has enabled historians to decipher stone tablets and...

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    This free course looks at Babylonian mathematics. You will learn how a series of...
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    Analysing skid marks

    This free course, Analysing skid marks, is the second in the series of five courses on mathematical modelling. In it you are asked to relate the...

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    15 Oct 2018

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    This free course, Analysing skid marks, is the second in the series of five...
  • Assessing risk in engineering, work and life

    Risk is something that must be taken into account at all times when practising as an engineer. We accept risk as part of everyday life so there is...

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    Risk is something that must be taken into account at all times when practising as...
  • Modelling events in time

    This free course develops ideas about probability and random processes. Sections 1 and 2 introduce the fundamental ideas of random processes...

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    17 May 2018

  • Modelling events in time

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    This free course develops ideas about probability and random processes. Sections 1...
  • Kinematics of fluids

    This free course examines the basic kinematics of two-dimensional fluid flows. Section 1 introduces the differential equations for pathlines and...

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    17 May 2018

  • Kinematics of fluids

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    This free course examines the basic kinematics of two-dimensional fluid flows....
  • Linear programming – the basic ideas

    This free course examines the formulation and solution of small linear programming problems. Section 1 deals with the formulation of linear...

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    Level: 2 Intermediate

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    17 May 2018

  • Linear programming – the basic ideas

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    This free course examines the formulation and solution of small linear programming...
  • Introduction to the calculus of variations

    This free course concerns the calculus of variations. Section 1 introduces some key ingredients by solving a seemingly simple problem – finding the...

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    Level: 2 Intermediate

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    17 May 2018

  • Introduction to the calculus of variations

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    Introduction to the calculus of variations
    Intermediate level Duration 16 hours Updated 17 May 2018
    This free course concerns the calculus of variations. Section 1 introduces some...