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Revisiting Red Clydeside: 'Bloody Friday': The Battle of George Square, Glasgow, 1919 article icon

Society, Politics & Law 

Revisiting Red Clydeside: 'Bloody Friday': The Battle of George Square, Glasgow, 1919

On January 31st 1919 a violent confrontation between the police and striking Glasgow workers took place in George Square. 100 years on, this collection explores the events that lead to 'Bloody Friday' and the legacies of the Red Clydeside period.

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

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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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Society, Politics & Law 

Happy Saint Andrew's Day

As we celebrate St Andrew's Day, the patron saint of Scotland, explore our variety of resources on Scotland's culture, society and heritage. 

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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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History & The Arts 

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 their fellow citizens? This free course, The origins of the wars of the three kingdoms, looks at the background of the wars between England, Scotland and Ireland and how the king's actions led to the rift between royalists and parliamentarians.

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12 hrs
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Key events in Scotland, 1920s-2016: A timeline activity icon

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Key events in Scotland, 1920s-2016: A timeline

An interactive timeline of the most important events in Scottish political, cultural and economic history.

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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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The politics of devolution

This free course, The politics of devolution, which contains material from the current Open University second level Politics course DD203 Power, equality and dissent, is pitched at the intermediate level. It should take you about 8 hours to study if you attempt the recommended exercises and make summary notes of its key points. Doing so will allow you to practise the crucial academic skill of summary and prcis extracting the gist of an argument which will be of particular help if you go on to study in related areas: perhaps the related politics courses on the OpenLearn website or the Open University modules from which they come.

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8 hrs
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History & The Arts 

The history of medicine: A Scottish perspective

In the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, the approach to medicine was vastly different from today. Health is now recognised, at least in most European countries, as a universal right, but what was it like in the past? How did social and political boundaries affect access to treatment, and what were the treatments of the day? This free course, The history of medicine: A Scottish perspective, examines how Scottish healthcare institutions were influenced by these underlying social, economic, political and cultural contexts.

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10 hrs
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Robert Owen and New Lanark

Childcare, education, working conditions, healthcare, crime: these issues are hotly debated in today's society. They are also issues that Robert Owen, seen by some as a visionary and by others as a knave and a charlatan, sought to address in the early 1800s. This free course, Robert Owen and New Lanark, uses a series of essays written by Owen to explore the ideas of this important and controversial figure.

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12 hrs
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David Hume

This free course, David Hume, examines Hume's reasons for being complacent in the face of death, as these are laid out in his suppressed essay of 1755, 'Of the immortality of the soul'. More generally, it examines some of the shifts in attitude concerning death and religious belief that were taking place in Europe at the end of the eighteenth century, through examination of this and other short essays.

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16 hrs
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