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A Clockwork Orange: ultraviolence, Russian spies and fake news article icon

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A Clockwork Orange: ultraviolence, Russian spies and fake news

Cinemas have re-released 'A Clockwork Orange' as part of thhe British Film Institute's celebration of Stanley Kubrick. Here Philip Seargeant delves into the famous and film, and dystopia in popular culture.

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David Bowie: identity is creativity

On what would have been Bowie's 72nd birthday, Frank Monaghan explores how his constant evolution wasn't just about changing the nature of his art - his reinventions were his art.

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10 incredible people whose stories you'll find on OpenLearn

We're ten this year - isn't that amazing? What's even more amazing is this list of ten extraordinary people and their incredible stories...

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Bowie as a conduit

David Bowie's music and style opened doors to different music and stranger books. Professor Richard Brown writes about how Bowie influenced his tastes...

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Following Jareth through the Labyrinth: How Bowie influenced my research

Emilia Wilton-Godberfforde explains how David Bowie has helped shape her research

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The Passing of the New: Bowie and Boulez

Are there any similarities between David Bowie and Pierre Boulez who both passed early on in January 2016?

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OpenLearn Live: 13th January 2016

The godfather of emoji, pictograms and data visualisation; All of JS Bach; Bowie's lyric app; IM privacy and then more free learning through the day.

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David Bowie and science fiction

It's fair to say David Bowie had an obvious fascination with space and future dystopias, Tony Keen looks at the roots of the starman's relationship with science fiction.

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David Bowie faces the last taboo

David Bowie's later work showed him taking on the taboo of death with the vigour he'd used to break barriers of gender and identity, says Elizabeth Tilley.

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Lazarus: David Bowie's bio-obituary

What does David Bowie's last single tell us about his attitude to a death he almost certainly was expecting?

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Why were David Bowie's eyes two different colours? article icon

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Why were David Bowie's eyes two different colours?

The short answer is that they weren't - but there's a lot more to it than that. Kevin Hunt explains.

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OpenLearn Live: 11th January 2016

Reaction and context following the death of David Bowie - including his influence on the net and financial markets; plus who is entering the public domain in 2016? Free learning across the day.

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