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Rocky relations: Why an isolated rock in the Atlantic is a sought after and contested place article icon

Nature & Environment 

Rocky relations: Why an isolated rock in the Atlantic is a sought after and contested place

Rockall is an uninhabitable granite islet situated in the North Atlantic Ocean. It lies within the exclusive economic zone of the United Kingdom and is claimed by the UK as its territory. As Dr Gerry Mooney explains, this claim is not recognised by its neighbours.

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Science, Maths & Technology 

Geology toolkit

Discover the unique landscape of the British Isles with our interactive Geology Toolkit, featuring a geology timeline, rock analyser, rock cycle, landscape features and safety tips.

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Iconic engineering: The Forth Bridge and Concorde article icon

Science, Maths & Technology 

Iconic engineering: The Forth Bridge and Concorde

Why do we look on with adoration and amazement at some engineering creations while others leave us feeling indifferent? Dr Ian Johnston examines why some structures are worthy of their iconic status. 

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Society, Politics & Law 

Download your free 'The Secret History of Our Streets: Scotland' newspaper

Find out all the breaking news in the university edition of the The Street newspaper.

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History & The Arts 

Forth Road Bridge

Scotland's Forth Road Bridge may not be the most beautiful bridge over the Firth of Forth, but it is an incredible feat of engineering and is integral to the economy of the entire area. However, rust is threatening to destroy the cables that suspend the road. This free course uses video to explore the issues associated with the potential demise of this great bridge.

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1 hr
Three Unsung Inventions: Tarmac, Time and Propellers  activity icon

Science, Maths & Technology 

Three Unsung Inventions: Tarmac, Time and Propellers

Dr James Warren gives us the lowdown on three unsung inventions and the stories behind the ingenious inventors. Vote for your favourite in our poll. 

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Society, Politics & Law 

Scotland and The Battle for Britain: Key places

Scotland and The Battle for Britain features locations all over the country. Explore them and the rest of Scotland's geography with this interactive map.

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Science, Maths & Technology 

Tay Bridge disaster

The sudden collapse of Scotland's Tay Bridge in 1879 killed more than 70 rail passengers and shocked the population. An extensive inquiry was carried out, including numerous witnesses, experts and reports. Were the high winds that night to blame, or were poor design or mechanical failure at fault? This free course re-examines some of the original evidence from the Tay Bridge disaster.

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20 hrs
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Science, Maths & Technology 

Mountain building in Scotland

Some of Britain's most dramatic scenery is to be found in the Scottish Highlands. The sight of mighty Ben Nevis, the desolate plateau of the Cairngorms, or the imposing landscapes of Glen Coe can unleash the call of the wild in all of us. Although these landforms were largely carved by glacial activity that ended some 10,000 years ago, the rocks themselves tell of a much older history. The Highlands are merely eroded stumps of a much higher range of ancient mountains. This free course, Mountain building in Scotland, is an account of the origin and demise of that ancient mountain range, based on the geological evidence laid before us in rock exposures.

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30 hrs
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History & The Arts 

Science in the Scottish Enlightenment

How is it that a small, poor country in northern Europe became one of the most dynamic centres of Enlightenment thinking? This free course, Science in the Scottish Enlightenment, examines the cultural, intellectual and religious characteristics of Scotland in the eighteenth century that led to the emergence of such intellectual pioneers as James Hutton, Joseph Black and William Cullen, and briefly describes their key ideas and findings.

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5 hrs
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OU on the BBC: The Secret History of Our Streets: Scotland article icon

Society, Politics & Law 

OU on the BBC: The Secret History of Our Streets: Scotland

The second series of Secret Streets takes on three great cities of Scotland: Edinburgh, Glasgow & Aberdeen.

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Science, Maths & Technology 

Radar: What happened next?

Since the Second World War, radar systems have become smaller, further, wetter and stealthier. Discover the application of radar in modern life with this collection of articles.

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