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OpenLearn Live: 2nd December 2016 article icon

History & The Arts 

OpenLearn Live: 2nd December 2016

Ice falling from planes isn't an urban myth - it can be more dangerous than that. Plus how Victorians saw Shakespeare. Learning and research from across the day.

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Think entertainment is violent today? The Victorians were much, much worse article icon

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Think entertainment is violent today? The Victorians were much, much worse

Sweeney Todd vs Grand Theft Auto? Dr Rosalind Crone tells us why they liked a good hanging back in the day. 

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History & The Arts 

Welsh history and its sources

This free course, Welsh history and its sources, is a teaching and learning resource for anyone interested in Welsh history. It contains study materials, links to some of the most important institutions that contribute to our understanding of the history of Wales, and a pool of resources that can help you understand Welsh history and the way it is studied. Included in the material is a taster of the Open University course Small country, big history: themes in the history of Wales (A182).

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25 hrs
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OU on the BBC: The Secret History Of Our Streets: London ARCHIVE article icon

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OU on the BBC: The Secret History Of Our Streets: London ARCHIVE

Six streets - apparently unremarkable, but each one with a lot to tell us about how life and London has changed in 150 years.

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Reading cities, towns and villages

If you keep your eyes open, you can spot lots of clues to the history of a city, town or village. Jonathan Foyle tells you how,

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Is your home your perfect world?

Always in the public eye, Jenny Eclair is often concerned about her appearance and lifestyle. She’s fascinated by interiors and a fiend for ferreting around other people’s houses. So, Ever Wondered sent her out to see how we express ourselves through our interior spaces

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Family Photos: A Course Sample

This extract from Open University course A173 Start Writing Family History explains how old photographs can help you discover the lives of your ancestors.

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Darwin: The Expert View

Dr Paul Underhill considers the emotional turmoil Charles Darwin underwent as he faced the prospect of exposing his research on evolution to the Victorian public.

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Health, Sports & Psychology 

A reader's guide to Middlemarch

A change in suffrage was about to take the nation in a new direction. George Eliot set out to capture the spirit of her times.

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