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Happy halloween! article icon

History & The Arts 

Happy halloween!

Delve into our spook-tacular articles, FREE courses and podcasts all related to Halloween and all things scary. Pretty ghoul, huh?

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The history of Halloween article icon

History & The Arts 

The history of Halloween

When it comes to Halloween, do Christians and Pagans have anything in common?

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OpenLearn Live: 24th November 2016 article icon

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OpenLearn Live: 24th November 2016

A trio of Autumn legends. Then more learning & research across the day.

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OpenLearn Live: 30th October 2015 article icon

Science, Maths & Technology 

OpenLearn Live: 30th October 2015

Are the streets beneath the streets of Edinburgh haunted? How can you be a savvy investor? The value of sleep... And then more free learning through the day.

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OpenLearn Live: 29th October 2015 article icon

Science, Maths & Technology 

OpenLearn Live: 29th October 2015

Was the engineer Vic Tandy being menaced by a spook? Why does the history of science skip over women so often? Then more free learning through the day.

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OpenLearn Live: 28th October 2015 article icon

Science, Maths & Technology 

OpenLearn Live: 28th October 2015

A house leaking doom; the real characteristics of coders and the upside of parasites. Then more free learning through the day.

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OpenLearn Live: 27th October 2015 article icon

Science, Maths & Technology 

OpenLearn Live: 27th October 2015

Mysterious lights in the sky; the risks of openwashing; Canada's migration mosaic...  and more free learning through the day.

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OpenLearn Live: 26th October 2015 article icon

History & The Arts 

OpenLearn Live: 26th October 2015

Conan Doyle and spirits from the great beyond; autumn geese; Fiona Shaw & Homeland. A mix of free learning from across the day.

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Halloween: What’s the devil got to do with it? article icon

History & The Arts 

Halloween: What’s the devil got to do with it?

Why is Halloween, an evening traditionally used to honour the deceased, now associated with all things spooky and gruesome? 

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Why the fear of zombies? Look at the eyes article icon

Health, Sports & Psychology 

Why the fear of zombies? Look at the eyes

What is it about zombies that send the shivers up our spines? Stephane Lay explores the psychology behind this with this article and video.

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Money & Business 

Invasion of the killer pumpkins

Has your local supermarket taken on a sinister appearance lately? Are you confronted by animated witches and goulish sound effects as you try to find your way to the bread aisle? Why are seasonal displays becoming more elaborate each year and how do they benefit business?

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It was a dark and stormy night: The rise of Gothic fiction article icon

History & The Arts 

It was a dark and stormy night: The rise of Gothic fiction

Are you a fan of ‘Frankenstein’ or a devotee of ‘Dracula’? Do you shiver at the graveyard scene in ‘Great Expectations’? Explore the surge of Gothic fiction, in the second half of the eighteenth century

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