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Technology in sport since 1969 article icon

Health, Sports & Psychology 

Technology in sport since 1969

Ben Langdown looks at the impact technology has had on the sporting World in the past 50 years. From drug cheats to how we watch sport - it's all covered.

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Money & Business 

A brief history of advertising

Advertising has changed over the years. We take a look back in time, from the examples in Pompeii preserved in volcanic ash, to the digital era of today.

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Calling the game: Sexism in World Cup punditry video icon

Health, Sports & Psychology 

Calling the game: Sexism in World Cup punditry

Eniola Aluko has worn the three lions - so why did her ITV colleagues treat her knowledge of football as a surprise? We've got a way to go to chase sexism out the commentary box, says the OU's Kath Woodward.

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Do fictional characters shift perceptions of transgender people? article icon

History & The Arts 

Do fictional characters shift perceptions of transgender people?

New research in America suggests that characters like Laverne Cox's Sophia Burset in Orange Is The New Black may have more impact on how society reacts to transgender people, than the reported experiences of real people. Erica L Rosensthal and Traci Gillig share some of their findings.

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History & The Arts 

Witches in popular culture

Western culture can't seem to shake off portraying women as witches. Dr Chloé Germaine Buckley wonders why.

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5 mins
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How does Coronation Street bring politics home? article icon

Society, Politics & Law 

How does Coronation Street bring politics home?

New research shows how dramas like Coronation Street can help make sense of abstract political debates, explains Robert Topinka.

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US Election 2016: A last week reading list article icon

Society, Politics & Law 

US Election 2016: A last week reading list

From people sharing the candidates' names to a view from Germany: A short collection of differing perspectives as the American election reaches its noisy conclusion

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PY Gerbeau on the business of football article icon

Money & Business 

PY Gerbeau on the business of football

The business of football discussed by PY Gerbeau, from the BBC/Open University's Rules of the Game.

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10 things you may not know about the OU on TV and Radio article icon

History & The Arts 

10 things you may not know about the OU on TV and Radio

As part of OpenLearn's 10th birthday celebrations back in 2016, we took a look at some facts about our broadcasting. 

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The BBC And The OU: Inspiring Learning video icon

Education & Development 

The BBC And The OU: Inspiring Learning

Take a look back at some of the programmes, apps and online learning the BBC and The Open University have brought to life in the past year with this short trailer. 

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5 mins
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Society, Politics & Law 

OpenLearn Live: 30th June 2016

The actor who couldn't turn cinematic gold into political success; views of Trumpton from academia; and Dolly The Sheep remembered. Free learning from across the day.

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5 mins
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Languages 

Language variety all but disappears from the Eurovision song contest

Why has the English language dominated the Eurovision Song Contest once more? Fernando Rosell-Aguilar explores what the competition holds this year.

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