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BBC - History

  • History of passenger planes shot down
    Amid reports that a Malaysia Airlines passenger plane which crashed in eastern Ukraine was shot down, the BBC looks at previous such incidents.
    - 5 days ago, 20 Jul 14, 9:15pm -
  • Viking history sails into focus
    A reconstructed Norse longship has sailed into Merseyside - shedding light on the region's rich Viking history.
    - 8 days ago, 18 Jul 14, 12:25am -
  • Robin Hood's village is excavated
    A Nottinghamshire settlement known as Robin Hood's village is to be excavated to find out more about its history.
    - 12 days ago, 14 Jul 14, 12:47pm -
  • Who are the carabinieri?
    This year the Italian carabinieri is 200 years old - but why does Italy have two police forces and what is so special about the carabinieri?
    - 13 days ago, 13 Jul 14, 12:52am -
  • Who was the first Englishman to fly?
    He was the first ever Englishman to fly, but today the name James Sadler is virtually unknown. Why is this?
    - 14 days ago, 12 Jul 14, 3:25am -
  • China media: War history
    Media report on President Xi Jinping's speech at a ceremony commemorating the 77th anniversary of the start of the Sino-Japanese War of 1937-45.
    - 18 days ago, 8 Jul 14, 8:57am -
  • Was Edward the Black Prince really a nasty piece of work?
    A newly discovered letter is forcing a rethink of a 14th Century prince with a controversial reputation.
    - 19 days ago, 7 Jul 14, 10:59am -
  • BBC TV News reaches 60th milestone
    In the 60 years since the BBC launched its first TV news broadcast, the nature of TV news has changed beyond recognition.
    - 21 days ago, 5 Jul 14, 12:57am -
  • VIDEO: The man who lives in 1946
    Despite working in the very modern job of cabin crew for British Airways, in his home life Ben Sansum has everything set up as if it is 1946.
    - 22 days ago, 4 Jul 14, 12:36am -
  • Hunt for Bedlam burial site names
    Volunteers are scouring London's archives to identify hundreds of skeletons dug up at the Bedlam burial site.
    - 23 days ago, 3 Jul 14, 1:12pm -
  • How Germany is remembering WW1
    The BBC's Berlin correspondent, Stephen Evans, reflects on how World War One is remembered differently in Germany, to how it is in Britain and his home town of Bridgend.
    - 23 days ago, 3 Jul 14, 9:16am -
  • Irish dancing through the years
    Irish dancing is very different in 2014 than it was in the early 18th Century.
    - 29 days ago, 27 Jun 14, 6:12am -
  • Bridging London's river history
    The Museum of London Docklands exhibits images composed of old and new views of some of the capital's most famous bridges.
    - 30 days ago, 26 Jun 14, 2:47pm -
  • Birmingham's famous trophy makers
    The Wimbledon men's and ladies' singles trophies were both made in Birmingham in the 19th Century, but what other trophies were made in the city's famous Jewellery Quarter?
    - 33 days ago, 23 Jun 14, 1:02am -
  • Legacy of the 'father of witchcraft'
    A blue plaque is being unveiled at the former home of "the father of modern witchcraft" Gerald Gardner. Who was he and what was his legacy?
    - 43 days ago, 13 Jun 14, 6:11am -
  • The pioneering woman the world forgot
    The name Nokutela Dube is not well known - but a century ago she planted the seeds of freedom in South Africa, helping to form the country we know today.
    - 43 days ago, 13 Jun 14, 12:07am -
  • Welsh veterans mark D-Day landings
    Welsh veterans of the D-Day landings are in northern France to mark the 70th anniversary of the Allied invasion of occupied Europe.
    - 49 days ago, 6 Jun 14, 9:12pm -
  • VIDEO: D-Day: From the other side
    The BBC's Stephen Evans spoke to a German soldier who was one of the first to encounter the invading Allied troops
    - 50 days ago, 6 Jun 14, 6:13am -
  • Behind each D-Day grave is a story
    Maj Charles Martin's grave is one of 2,700 in Normandy belonging to British servicemen who lost their lives on the first day of the D-Day landings. Who was he and what happened to him?
    - 50 days ago, 6 Jun 14, 6:03am -
  • D-Day: In the words of the BBC journalists
    Seventy years ago, thousands of Allied troops landed on the French coast. Here is the BBC's account of the day.
    - 50 days ago, 6 Jun 14, 12:26am -
  • All the young people: D-Day memories
    The invasion of Normandy remembered by those who served and their children, from the months of planning to the beach landings and beyond.
    - 50 days ago, 5 Jun 14, 6:23pm -
  • Southsea marks D-Day anniversary
    Princess Anne attends a service in Southsea to commemorate the dead of D-Day and to honour the survivors, writes BBC correspondent Nick Higham.
    - 51 days ago, 5 Jun 14, 4:48pm -
  • D-Day message in champagne bottle
    A champagne bottle containing a message written by soldiers en route to the D-Day landings is to go on display in a museum in Cumbria.
    - 51 days ago, 5 Jun 14, 1:54pm -
  • Men who played key role in D-Day
    Friday 6 June marks the 70th anniversary of D-Day, the invasion of the north coast of France at Normandy, the turning point of the war against the Nazis. To mark the commemorations, BBC Newsline's Donna Traynor talks to two veterans.
    - 51 days ago, 5 Jun 14, 1:04pm -
  • France's forgotten Blitz
    Historians believe Allied bombardments killed almost as many French people as German bombs killed Britons during the Blitz, John Laurenson reports for BBC News.
    - 51 days ago, 5 Jun 14, 12:23am -
  • The women reporters who covered D-Day
    Seventy years ago, a group of American women journalists made history when they covered D-Day. The BBC's Lyse Doucet looks back at a turning point for female war correspondents.
    - 51 days ago, 5 Jun 14, 12:11am -
  • WW2 planes mark D-Day anniversary
    A group of World War Two-era aircraft fly to France from southern England to mark the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings.
    - 52 days ago, 4 Jun 14, 5:37pm -
  • 12 amazing WW1 facts

    - 53 days ago, 3 Jun 14, 3:17pm -
  • Discovering the father I never knew
    When Lt Den Brotheridge was killed, his wife was eight months pregnant, but it took his daughter 40 years to discover her father's role in one of D-Day's most famous operations.
    - 53 days ago, 3 Jun 14, 3:49am -
  • VIDEO: D-Day relived through planning map
    The map used to plan the D-Day invasion 70 years ago remains intact on the wall of Southwick House in Hampshire.
    - 56 days ago, 30 May 14, 7:50pm -
  • D-Day rehearsal that cost 800 lives
    The story of the "secret" D-Day rehearsal in Devon that cost 800 US servicemen their lives.
    - 57 days ago, 30 May 14, 1:43am -
  • The city where they keep finding caves
    Nottingham's 544 caves have been used as everything from dungeons to bomb shelters but 100 of them were only discovered in the past four years. Take a look at how many of them are used today.
    - 62 days ago, 25 May 14, 2:23am -
  • One hundred years of Leica cameras
    Photojournalist Tom Stoddart talks about photographing with a Leica camera as the company celebrates its centenary.
    - 64 days ago, 23 May 14, 12:01am -
  • Kennedy letters removed from auction
    Recently discovered letters written by the late Jackie Kennedy, the widow of former US President John F Kennedy, to an Irish priest are being withdrawn from auction.
    - 65 days ago, 21 May 14, 6:22pm -
  • The White Queen and The White Princess: What happened next?
    Is it the end for her and her daughter?
    - 16 Aug 13, 4:58pm -


A History of the World in 100 Objects

  • AHOW: A History of the World Special 18 May 2011
    Peter Lewis tells a story of love, separation and hardship, through the object he added to the BBC History of the World website: a portrait of a private soldier's sweetheart, painted secretly for his Uncle Bryn in the Auschwitz concentration camp.
    - 19 May 11, 5:08pm -
  • AHOW: 100 Solar-powered lamp and charger 22 Oct 2010
    A lamp that runs off sunlight. Neil MacGregor, Director of the British Museum, looks at the final object in the series: a solar-powered lamp with a charger that can bring cheap light and power to people around the world with no access to the electric…
    - 22 Oct 10, 10:00am -
  • AHOW: 099 Credit card 21 Oct 2010
    A plastic credit card. Neil MacGregor, Director of the British Museum, explores the changing role of money in the modern world by looking at a Shari'a compliant credit card. How is modern banking adapting for new markets and what are the moral issues…
    - 21 Oct 10, 10:00am -
  • AHOW: 098 Throne of Weapons 20 Oct 2010
    Chair made from decommissioned guns. Neil MacGregor, Director of the British Museum, explores the impact of weapons on the modern world by examining a sculptured throne made from decommissioned guns. The weapons are remnants of the Mozambique civil w…
    - 20 Oct 10, 10:00am -
  • AHOW: 097 Hockney's In the Dull Village 19 Oct 2010
    Print by the British artist David Hockney. Neil MacGregor, Director of the British Museum, explores the sexual revolution of the 1960s through a print by David Hockney which shows two men in bed together. The work was one of a series created as the B…
    - 19 Oct 10, 10:00am -
  • AHOW: 096 Russian revolutionary plate 18 Oct 2010
    Decorated plate from St Petersburg. Neil MacGregor, Director of the British Museum, explores the Russian Revolution by looking at a plate painted with propaganda for the new Communist state. The plate was made at the Imperial Porcelain Factory, St Pe…
    - 18 Oct 10, 10:00am -
  • AHOW: 095 Suffragette-defaced penny 15 Oct 2010
    A defaced coin from 1903. Neil MacGregor, Director of the British Museum, explores the rise of mass political engagement in Britain and the emergence of the suffragettes by examining a penny coin, on which the image of Edward VII has been defaced wit…
    - 15 Oct 10, 10:00am -
  • AHOW: 094 Sudanese slit drum 14 Oct 2010
    A wooden drum from central Africa. Neil MacGregor, Director of the British Museum, examines a buffalo-shaped drum from Sudan which was played in a court orchestra and used to transmit messages or summon warriors to war. The drum was captured by the B…
    - 14 Oct 10, 10:00am -
  • AHOW: 093 Hokusai's The Great Wave 13 Oct 2010
    Hokusai woodblock print. Neil MacGregor, Director of the British Museum, examines The Great Wave by Hokusai, one of the defining images of the power of the sea. He discovers its production initiated a wider awareness of Japanese art and became emblem…
    - 13 Oct 10, 10:00am -
  • AHOW: 092 Early Victorian Tea Set 12 Oct 2010
    Wedgwood pottery tea set. Neil MacGregor, Director of the British Museum, looks at the history of Britain's relationship with tea by examining an early Victorian stoneware set made by the Staffordshire pottery firm of Wedgwood. He discovers how mass-…
    - 12 Oct 10, 10:00am -
  • AHOW: 091 Ship's chronometer from HMS Beagle 11 Oct 2010
    A 19th century chronometer. Neil MacGregor, Director of the British Museum, looks at an instrument that first helped Europeans to navigate with precision around the world - a marine chronometer. In particular the chronometer that accompanied Charles…
    - 11 Oct 10, 10:00am -
  • AHOW: 090 Jade bi 8 Oct 2010
    Inscribed jade disc. Neil MacGregor, Director of the British Museum, explores life in 18th-century China through a jade disc, or bi. This disc was owned by the Qianlong Emperor of the Qing dynasty at a time when the country's culture was much admired…
    - 8 Oct 10, 10:00am -
  • AHOW: 089 Australian bark shield 7 Oct 2010
    Aboriginal shield collected by Captain Cook. Neil MacGregor, Director of the British Museum, looks at a shield owned by one of the first Indigenous Australians to set eyes on Europeans, as they descended on Botany Bay in 1770. What can this object te…
    - 7 Oct 10, 10:00am -
  • AHOW: 088 North American buckskin map 6 Oct 2010
    Map of the area between the Mississippi and Ohio rivers. Neil MacGregor, Director of the British Museum, explores the differing attitudes towards land and living of Europeans and Native Americans in the 18th century. He looks at a buckskin map drawn…
    - 6 Oct 10, 10:00am -
  • AHOW: 087 Hawaiian feather helmet 5 Oct 2010
    Feather helmet worn by Hawaiian chief. Neil MacGregor, Director of the British Museum, examines a chieftain's helmet given to Captain James Cook after he landed in Hawaii in 1778. He looks at the impact of Cook's mapping and collecting expeditions in…
    - 5 Oct 10, 10:00am -
  • AHOW: 086 Akan Drum 4 October 2010
    18th century African drum. Neil MacGregor, Director of the British Museum, examines an African drum that was taken to America during the slave trade- where drumming was to prove an important cultural influence. The object was later brought to England…
    - 4 Oct 10, 10:00am -
  • AHOW: 085 Reformation Centenary Broadsheet 1 Oct 2010
    Broadsheet depicting the Reformation of the Christian Church. Neil MacGregor, Director of the British Museum, examines a broadsheet souvenir, commissioned in Saxony in 1617 to raise morale on the centenary of the Protestant Reformation. With contribu…
    - 1 Oct 10, 10:00am -
  • AHOW: 084 Mexican Codex Map 30 Sept 2010
    Map showing details of the foundation of two towns in Mexico. Neil MacGregor, Director of the British Museum, examines an old map, or codex, that illustrates Spain's zeal for building churches after conquering Mexico in the 16th century. He looks at…
    - 30 Sep 10, 10:00am -
  • AHOW: 083 Shadow Puppet of Bima 29 Sept 2010
    Puppet from the Indonesian island of Java. Neil MacGregor, Director of the British Museum, explores the relationship between religion and society in South East Asia 400 years ago by examining a shadow puppet from Java. He talks to a Javanese puppet m…
    - 29 Sep 10, 10:00am -
  • AHOW: 082 Miniature of a Mughal Prince 28 Sept 2010
    Miniature showing encounter between an Indian Mughal prince and a holy man. Neil MacGregor, Director of the British Museum, looks at a 17th-century miniature and uses it to explore the religious tolerance encouraged by the rulers of India's Mughal em…
    - 28 Sep 10, 10:00am -
  • AHOW: 081 Shi'a Religious Parade Standard 27 Sept 2010
    Religious parade standard from Iran. Neil MacGregor, Director of the British Museum, explores the development of faiths about 400 years ago, beginning with a standard from Iran that was carried at the front of processions as a symbol of the country's…
    - 27 Sep 10, 10:00am -
  • AHOW: 080 Pieces of Eight 24 Sept 2010
    15th Century silver coins. Neil MacGregor, Director of the British Museum, examines pieces of eight - rough silver coins that were to become an international currency as Spain's trade with the world grew in the 15th and 16th centuries. He describes S…
    - 24 Sep 10, 10:00am -
  • AHOW: 079 Kakiemon Elephants 23 Sept 2010
    A pair of Japanese porcelain elephants. Neil MacGregor, Director of the British Museum looks at how the skill of porcelain production spread across the Far East. Kakiemon, named after a Japanese potter, was much desired by the European elite.
    - 23 Sep 10, 10:00am -
  • AHOW: 078 Double-headed Serpent 22 Sept 2010
    Turquoise ornament shaped as a serpent. Neil MacGregor, Director of the British Museum, describes the Aztecs, who created this double-headed serpent from tiny pieces of turquoise, and the Spanish conquest of their culture. Aztec specialist Adriane Di…
    - 22 Sep 10, 10:00am -
  • AHOW: 077 Benin Plaque - the Oba with Europeans 21 Sept 2010
    Plaque showing aspects of Benin court life. Neil MacGregor, Director of the British Museum, examines some of Africa's most famous artworks, the Benin Plaques, and the effect these brass portraits first had when they arrived in London at the end of th…
    - 21 Sep 10, 10:00am -
  • AHOW: 076 The mechanical galleon 20 Sept 2010
    A small automaton, shaped like a galleon. Neil MacGregor, Director of the British Museum, explores the impact of travel, trade and conquest in Western Europe between 1450 and 1600. This object shaped like the galleon the Spanish sent against England…
    - 20 Sep 10, 10:00am -
  • AHOW: 075 Durer's Rhinoceros 17 Sept 2010
    Albrecht Durer's famous engraving of an Indian rhino. Neil MacGregor, Director of the British Museum, tells the story of one of the most enduring objects in art history, and one of the most duplicated: Durer's image of a rhino - an animal which the a…
    - 17 Sep 10, 10:00am -
  • AHOW: 074 Jade Dragon Cup 16 Sept 2010
    Jade cup that belonged to one of the great leaders of the Timurid Empire. Neil MacGregor, Director of the British Museum, tells the story of a cup once owned by Ulugh Beg, who built the great observatory in Samakand and has a crater on the moon named…
    - 16 Sep 10, 10:00am -
  • AHOW: 073 Inca Gold Llama 15 Sept 2010
    A simple, gold sculpture of a llama. Neil MacGregor, Director of the British Museum examines the animal that helped fuel the success of the great Inca Empire, which ruled over some 12 million people along the Pacific West Coast of America. He tells t…
    - 15 Sep 10, 10:00am -
  • AHOW: 072 Ming Banknote 14 Sept 2010
    A surviving example of one of the world's first paper banknotes - much bigger than the notes of today and dated 1375. Neil MacGregor, Director of the British Museum, explains how paper money comes about. While the rest of the world was happily tradin…
    - 14 Sep 10, 10:00am -
  • AHOW: 071 Tughra of Suleiman the Magnificent 13 Sept 2010
    Personal signature of the great Ottoman ruler Suleiman the Magnificent. Neil MacGregor, Director of the British Museum examines this monogram which is the ultimate expression of Suleiman's authority at this time - a stamp of state and delicate artwor…
    - 13 Sep 10, 10:00am -
  • AHOW: 070 Hoa Hakananai'a Easter Island Statue 9 Jul 2010
    Moai statue from the Island of Rapa Nui, also known as Easter Island. Director of the British Museum, Neil MacGregor, looks at one of the most instantly recognisable sculptures in the world: a giant stone carving from Easter Island in the Pacific Oce…
    - 9 Jul 10, 10:00am -
  • AHOW: 069 Statue of Huastec Goddess 8 Jul 2010
    Stone statue made in Mexico and associated with two goddesses. Director of the British Museum, Neil MacGregor examines a sandstone sculpture of a goddess made by the Huastec people of present-day Mexico. The figure stands bare breasted with hands fol…
    - 8 Jul 10, 10:00am -
  • AHOW: 068 Shiva and Parvati Sculpture 7 Jul 2010
    Indian temple statue of divine Hindu couple, Shiva and Parvati. Director of the British Museum, Neil MacGregor, discusses a magnificent stone sculpture showing two of the most beloved and familiar figures of Hinduism. The vehicles of the deities, a b…
    - 7 Jul 10, 10:00am -
  • AHOW: 067 Icon of the Triumph of Orthodoxy 6 Jul 2010
    Icon from Constantinople showing the Triumph of Orthodoxy. Director of the British Museum, Neil MacGregor, tells the story of the overthrow of iconoclasm and the restoration of holy images in AD 843, a moment of triumph for the Orthodox branch of th…
    - 6 Jul 10, 10:00am -
  • AHOW: 066 Holy Thorn Reliquary 5 Jul 2010
    Christian reliquary from medieval Europe. Director of the British Museum, Neil MacGregor, examines an object designed to connect with Christ himself. He tells the story of this highly ornate reliquary which was made to house a thorn from the crown of…
    - 5 Jul 10, 10:00am -
  • AHOW: 065 Taino Ritual Seat 2 Jul 2010
    Wooden seat carved in the shape of an ancestor spirit by the Taino, one of the pre-European, native Caribbean peoples. Neil MacGregor, Director of the British Museum, tells the story of a beautifully carved four-legged stool which has survived the de…
    - 2 Jul 10, 10:00am -
  • AHOW: 064 The David Vases 1 Jul 2010
    A pair of vases from the Yuan dynasty in China, made from instantly-recognisable blue and white porcelain. Neil MacGregor, Director of the British Museum, describes the history of porcelain and the use of these vases in a temple setting. Historian Cr…
    - 1 Jul 10, 10:00am -
  • AHOW: 063 Ife Head 30 Jun 2010
    Head of an Oni, a ruler of Ife in Nigeria, one of medieval Africa's most powerful and wealthy kingdoms. With deeply naturalistic features, it is widely considered as one of the greatest achievements of world art. Neil MacGregor, Director of the Briti…
    - 30 Jun 10, 10:00am -
  • AHOW: 062 Hebrew Astrolabe 29 Jun 2010
    Astronomical instrument from medieval Spain which could perform multiple tasks, from working out the time to preparing horoscopes. Originating from Spain at a time when Christianity, Islam and Judaism coexisted there, this instrument carries symbols…
    - 29 Jun 10, 10:00am -
  • AHOW: 061 Lewis Chessmen 28 Jun 2010
    Ivory chess pieces found in the Outer Hebrides. They take us to the world of Northern Europe at a time when Norway ruled parts of Scotland. Neil MacGregor, Director of the British Museum, describes the medieval world of the Chessmen and explains how…
    - 28 Jun 10, 10:00am -
  • AHOW: 060 Kilwa pot sherds 25 Jun 2010
    Pieces of broken pottery found on the island of Kilwa Kisiwani, off the coast of Tanzania. Neil MacGregor, Director of the British Museum, sifts through a selection of broken pots, found on a beach. He finds the variety of glazes and decorations reve…
    - 25 Jun 10, 10:00am -
  • AHOW: 059 Borobudur Buddha head 24 Jun 2010
    Head of a Buddha statue from Borobudur in Java. Neil MacGregor, Director of the British Museum, examines a stone head from Borobudur, one of the world's greatest monuments. He looks at the monument, which is built from one-and-a-half million blocks o…
    - 24 Jun 10, 10:00am -
  • AHOW: 058 Japanese bronze mirror 23 Jun 2010
    Bronze mirror decorated with dancing cranes. Neil MacGregor, Director of the British Museum, looks at this mirror which comes from a time when the Japanese suddenly cut themselves off from the outside world and stopped all official contact with China…
    - 23 Jun 10, 10:00am -
  • AHOW: 057 Hedwig glass beaker 22 Jun 2010
    Glass beaker from central Europe probably made by a Muslim craftsman. Neil MacGregor, Director of the British Museum, examines a glass beaker made in Syria or Egypt at a time when Christians were warring with Muslims in the crusades. The glass became…
    - 22 Jun 10, 10:00am -
  • AHOW: 056 Vale of York Hoard 21 Jun 2010
    Hoard of coins and other items buried in a silver cup. Neil MacGregor, Director of the British Museum, examines a great Viking treasure hoard that was discovered by metal detectors in a field in North Yorkshire. This recent discovery consists of over…
    - 21 Jun 10, 10:00am -
  • AHOW: 055 Chinese Tang figures 18 Jun 2010
    Ceramic figures from the burial of a Chinese Tang general. Neil MacGregor, Director of the British Museum, describes how, around 700 AD, the elite of China's Tang Dynasty chose to leave their mark on the world by writing or commissioning their own ob…
    - 18 Jun 10, 10:00am -
  • AHOW: 054 Statue of Tara 17 Jun 2010
    Statue of female Buddhist deity Tara from Sri Lanka, who represents mercy and compassion. Neil MacGregor, Director of the British Museum, explores what was happening in South Asia during Europe's medieval period. He tells the story through a statue,…
    - 17 Jun 10, 10:00am -
  • AHOW: 053 Lothair Crystal 16 Jun 2010
    Crystal engraved with images from the Biblical story of Susanna. Director of the British Museum, Neil MacGregor, looks at the Lothair Crystal, made in the mid-9th century and showing scenes of Susanna, wife of a rich merchant, falsely accused of adul…
    - 16 Jun 10, 10:00am -
  • AHOW: 052 Harem wall painting fragments 15 Jun 2010
    Portraits from a wall painting of women from the caliph’s palace in Samara. Director of the British Museum Neil MacGregor explains what life was really like in the great court in the ancient city of Samara, north of Baghdad - one of the great Musli…
    - 15 Jun 10, 10:00am -
  • AHOW: 051 Maya Relief of Royal Blood-Letting 14 Jun 2010
    Maya temple carving showing a scene of ritual blood-letting. Neil MacGregor, Director of British Museum, looks at a limestone carving showing a king and his wife, who is piercing her tongue to induce pain and provoke a visionary trance. He describes…
    - 14 Jun 10, 10:00am -
  • AHOW: 050 Silk princess painting 11 Jun 2010
    Fragile silk painting telling story of industrial espionage. Neil McGregor, Director of the British Museum, explores the Buddhist kingdom of Khotan, now in Western China, and tells a powerful story about how the secrets of silk manufacture were passe…
    - 11 Jun 10, 10:00am -
  • AHOW: 049 Korean roof tile 10 Jun 2010
    Roof tile with image of an intimidating face intended to scare evil spirits from a house. The tile is from Kyongju, the ancient capital of Korea. Similar tiles were used earlier in China, but once introduced into the Korean peninsula, they reached a…
    - 10 Jun 10, 10:00am -
  • AHOW: 048 Moche Warrior pot 9 Jun 2010
    Pot in the shape of a kneeling warrior, made by the Moche in South America. Neil McGregor, Director of the British Museum, uncovers what life and culture was like in South America at a time when, a continent away, Islam was transforming the Middle Ea…
    - 9 Jun 10, 10:00am -
  • AHOW: 047 Sutton Hoo helmet 8 Jun 2010
    Helmet found in the grave of an Anglo-Saxon warrior king. Neil McGregor, Director of the British Museum, travels to East Anglia to describe the sensational burial discovery that has been hailed as a "British Tutankhamen". He looks at the helmet, the…
    - 8 Jun 10, 10:00am -




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    Still can’t believe Kefee is gone. Here’s a song the Branama and Kokoroko hitmaker recorded before her passing. It’s called “Be Strong”. These words of encouragement and upliftment couldn’t have come at a better time for her family, frie…
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  • Wizkid vs Davido: Shots Fired… or Nah?
    Lol! So, I know this isn’t the typical post you’re accustomed to seeing here on notjustOk.com, but sadly, my instigation spirit got the better of me. I just couldn’t resist this one. If you’re an active Twitter and/or InstaGram user, you pr…
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  • DOWNLOAD: Suté – Jelí (Mixtape)
    “Following the release of ‘Badagry‘ and ‘Enwonwu‘, Suté has decided to provide details to his story in the form of his debut mixtape, ‘Jelí’.On this mixtape, he attempts to present a short peek into his life and experiences musically…
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  • Hunk Brownie & Dj Arafat – Party Manu
    Cote d’Ivoire music star, DJ Arafat teamed up with Hunk Brownie to deliver this club tune titled “Party Manu” in a collaboration effort. Hunk Brownie is a Sweden-based Nigerian singer (real name Chima Okpe). He was the second runner up in the 2…
    - 2 days ago, 24 Jul 14, 5:52pm -
  • Chick Nick – Ekosse + Call Me Back | Cameroon
    I just discovered Chick Nick, an Afropop and R&B singer from Bamenda (West Cameroon). His 2 singles, “Ekosse“ and “Call Me Back“ are explicit enough about his abilities so I’ll just let you listen and make up your mind.Ekosse [DOWNLOAD]Ca…
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  • VIDEO: Tim Godfrey – Amen
    NEA Award 2014 nominee for the best Gospel artiste of the year category, Tim Godfrey is here with the very first visual off his sophomore double album iWorship and The Audience Of One released last month.The video is of crisp and clear picture…
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  • Mr Songz (HarrySong) – Kolombo (Prod. By Amir)
    Mr. Songz does know how to make really good tunes.  Checkout this new song from the Five Star Music recording artiste, it’s titled ‘Kolombo’!Harrysong a.k.a Mr. Songz brings another hit titled ‘Kolombo’. The new single sees serious Africa…
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  • Blink – Put My Hands On It
    Sydink8 Records presents Blink, he comes through with this new tune “Put My Hands On It” off his upcoming project “Live From Lagos”, this is a decent effort from him, the tune got my head bobbing.Listen to Put My Hands On It and share yo…
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Sci-Fi Books

  • new21 Books That Changed Science Fiction And Fantasy Forever - io9
    21 Books That Changed Science Fiction And Fantasy Foreverio9Speculative fiction is the literature of change and discovery. But every now and then, a book comes along that changes the rules of science fiction and fantasy for everybody. Certain great b…
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  • newUnknown Authors Make A Living Self-Publishing - WKMS
    Unknown Authors Make A Living Self-PublishingWKMSWeinberg says there is still a strong financial case to be made for publishing books the old-fashioned way, but there are now many well-known independent authors who have made a fortune self-publishing…
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  • newItalo Calvino's Science Fiction Masterpiece - The Millions
    Italo Calvino's Science Fiction MasterpieceThe MillionsImagine a brilliant work of science fiction that wins the National Book Award and is written by a contender for the Nobel Prize in literature. Imagine that it is filled with dazzling leaps of the…
    - 19 hours ago, 25 Jul 14, 11:11am -
  • Sci-fi author surprised his e-book took off - Las Vegas Review-Journal
    Sci-fi author surprised his e-book took offLas Vegas Review-JournalThe Ghost Planet,” his first young adult book, as an e-book on Amazon.com on Fourth of July weekend last year. He didn't think about it during his three-day vacation, but when he go…
    - 2 days ago, 24 Jul 14, 5:37pm -
  • 'World of Trouble' wraps up Ben H. Winters' dystopian sci-fi trilogy with a bang - The Plain Dealer
    'World of Trouble' wraps up Ben H. Winters' dystopian sci-fi trilogy with a bangThe Plain DealerWinters is an author, journalist, teacher and playwright who dreamt up his pre-apocalyptic world in "The Last Policeman," the first book in this trilogy a…
    - 3 days ago, 23 Jul 14, 5:12pm -

VISO Trailers

50 Shades Of Grey - Official Trailer
50 Shades Of Grey - Official TrailerLiterature student Anastasia Steele's life changes forever when she meets handsome, yet tormented, billionaire Christian Grey. Get more new movie trailers - Subscribe to VISO Trailers! http://ow.l...From:VISO…
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Expendables 3 - Official Featurette
Expendables 3 - Official FeaturetteBarney, Christmas and the rest of the team comes face-to-face with Conrad Stonebanks, who years ago co-founded The Expendables with Barney. Stonebanks subsequently became a ruthless arms trader...From:VISO Tra…
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Exodus : Gods and Kings - Official Trailer
Exodus : Gods and Kings - Official TrailerAn account of Moses' hand in leading the Israelite slaves out of Egypt. Get more new movie trailers - Subscribe to VISO Trailers! http://ow.ly/3UVvY Share wh...From:VISO TrailersViews:32231 491r…
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Big Hero 6 - Official Trailer
Big Hero 6 - Official TrailerA group of six superheroes are recruited by the government to protect the nation. Get more new movie trailers - Subscribe to VISO Trailers! http://ow.ly/3UVv...From:VISO TrailersViews:25297 592ratingsTime:…
- 18 hours ago, 25 Jul 14, 11:47am -
Dumb And Dumber To - Official Trailer
Dumb And Dumber To - Official Trailer20 years after the dimwits set out on their first adventure, they head out in search of one of their long lost children in the hope of gaining a new kidney. ...From:VISO TrailersViews:29894 459rating…
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The Purge Anarchy - Official Trailer 3
The Purge Anarchy - Official Trailer 3A young couple works to survive on the streets after their car breaks down right as the annual purge commences. Get more new movie trailers - Subscribe to VI...From:VISO TrailersViews:20974 232ratin…
- 22 hours ago, 25 Jul 14, 8:18am -

Natural Disasters

National Geographic Tube

The Howling
The HowlingA looming snowstorm threatens Sue's camp. Chip and Agnes prepare to leave for their annual light winter hunting trip. A howling wolf wakes Glenn. And the ice on the river is starting to break up.From:National GeographicViews:0…
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Bear in Sight
Bear in SightCory has traveled more than 300 miles to the outskirts of a remote logging camp in the Amazon where workers fear a nearby jaguar. Jason is near Haines, Alaska to protect a remote mining camp...From:National GeographicViews:0…
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Make It, Take It
Make It, Take ItDrug dealer PT describes how his business breaks down, but the stick up man is never far away. DRUGS INC AIRS WEDNESDAYS at 9P.From:National GeographicViews:21000 122ratingsTime:03:24More inPeople & Blogs
- 3 hours ago, 26 Jul 14, 3:28am -
The Name of Bruce
The Name of BruceAs Robert Bruce makes his claim to Scotland's throne, England's King Edward the Second, brutally targets the Bruce family. BANNOCKBURN: THE REAL BRAVEHEARTS AIRS SUN JULY 27 at 10P.From:National GeographicViews:301 13ra…
- 3 hours ago, 26 Jul 14, 3:23am -
Weaponized Manure
Weaponized ManureNick uses rabbit manure to power his flamethrower. DOOMSDAY PREPPERS AIRS THURSDAYS at 9P.From:National GeographicViews:12462 142ratingsTime:03:02More inPeople & Blogs
- 3 hours ago, 26 Jul 14, 3:22am -
A Family Faces Hunger in America's Heartland
A Family Faces Hunger in America's HeartlandIn Iowa, Christina Dreier and her husband often must choose between paying bills and buying enough food for their family, despite having many of the trappings of middle-class life. Food stamps...From:…
- 3 hours ago, 26 Jul 14, 3:03am -


Billboard

News - In Pictures

Week in pictures: 19-25 July 2014
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'Hidden' photos reveal library build
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Your pictures: Cycling
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Taiwan plane crash: In pictures
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Dream Cars: Innovative Design, Visionary Ideas
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In pictures: One man's HIV campaign
In pictures: One man's HIV campaign
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This Day in History - Britannica

  • Suez Canal seized: 26 July 1956 - This Day in History
    On this day in 1956, Egyptian President Gamal Abdel Nasser seized control of the Suez Canal and nationalized it, sparking a crisis that later resulted in French, British, and Israeli forces briefly occupying parts of Egypt.More Events on this day:196…
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  • John Howard: Biography of the Day
    John HowardLiberal leader John Howard, born this day in 1939, became prime minister of Australia in 1996, and his policies, including his strict immigration stance, proved popular with voters, who elected him to a fourth term in 2004.
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Animals Facts

  • newElephants More Sensitive to Smell Than Dogs - International Business Times AU
    Nature World NewsElephants More Sensitive to Smell Than DogsInternational Business Times AUElephants have been found to have 10,000 genes devoted to recognising odour, which is the largest ever to be discovered in the animal kingdom. ... National Geo…
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  • newAsk Your Weird Animal Questions: Winged Creatures - National Geographic
    National GeographicAsk Your Weird Animal Questions: Winged CreaturesNational GeographicThe magnificent frigatebird, a distinctive black animal with an inflatable red throat pouch, spends most of its time in flight over the open ocean, according to th…
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  • newTropical Fish Cause Trouble as Climate Change Drives Them Toward the Poles - National Geographic
    National GeographicTropical Fish Cause Trouble as Climate Change Drives Them Toward the PolesNational GeographicThe removal of a kelp forest or sea grass bed can have devastating effects not only on native plants and animals, but also on commercial f…
    - 18 hours ago, 25 Jul 14, 12:01pm -
  • Are Crows Smarter Than Children? - National Geographic
    National GeographicAre Crows Smarter Than Children?National Geographic(See National Geographic's photos of brainy animals.) And now a new study, funded by the National Geographic Society/Waitt Grants Program and published July 23 in the journal PLOS…
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  • Dogs Get Jealous, Too - NatGeo News Watch (blog)
    The InquisitrDogs Get Jealous, TooNatGeo News Watch (blog)(Read “Animal Minds” in National Geographic magazine.) “I noticed that when I was paying attention to two of them at the same time, petting them and talking to them, they weren't content…
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National Geographic Tube

The Howling
The HowlingA looming snowstorm threatens Sue's camp. Chip and Agnes prepare to leave for their annual light winter hunting trip. A howling wolf wakes Glenn. And the ice on the river is starting to break up.From:National GeographicViews:0…
- 1 hour ago, 26 Jul 14, 5:00am -
Bear in Sight
Bear in SightCory has traveled more than 300 miles to the outskirts of a remote logging camp in the Amazon where workers fear a nearby jaguar. Jason is near Haines, Alaska to protect a remote mining camp...From:National GeographicViews:0…
- 1 hour ago, 26 Jul 14, 5:00am -
Make It, Take It
Make It, Take ItDrug dealer PT describes how his business breaks down, but the stick up man is never far away. DRUGS INC AIRS WEDNESDAYS at 9P.From:National GeographicViews:21000 122ratingsTime:03:24More inPeople & Blogs
- 3 hours ago, 26 Jul 14, 3:28am -
The Name of Bruce
The Name of BruceAs Robert Bruce makes his claim to Scotland's throne, England's King Edward the Second, brutally targets the Bruce family. BANNOCKBURN: THE REAL BRAVEHEARTS AIRS SUN JULY 27 at 10P.From:National GeographicViews:301 13ra…
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THE WORLD IN A BOOKThe World Factbook

The U.S. government's complete geographical handbook, featuring colour maps, flags, population, ethnicity, literacy rates, political and economic data of all nations.
The World Factbook | Definitions and Notes | Reference Maps | Country Profiles | Country Comparisons | Flags of the World


Words From Poetry & Opera

Ramayana | Dido and Aeneas | oboes | Du Fu | Odyssey

Science & Nature tube

Beavers Behaving Badly: Natural World - Trailer - BBC Two
Beavers Behaving Badly: Natural World - Trailer - BBC TwoProgramme website: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b04c9rt1 Natural World: Beavers Behaving Badly Thursday 31st July, 8pm BBC Two.From:BBCViews:786 17ratingsTime:00:26More inP…
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I'm the Doctor - Doctor Who Series 8 2014: Trailer - BBC One
I'm the Doctor - Doctor Who Series 8 2014: Trailer - BBC Onehttp://www.bbc.co.uk/doctorwho The new Doctor lands, 23rd August on BBC One.From:BBCViews:53014 1578ratingsTime:00:36More inEntertainment
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The Great British Bake Off 2014: Trailer - BBC One
The Great British Bake Off 2014: Trailer - BBC Onehttp://www.bbc.co.uk/bakeoff Bake Off. On One. Cake just got bigger.From:BBCViews:15000 223ratingsTime:00:31More inEntertainment
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Baby beavers settle into their lodge - Beavers Behaving Badly: Natural World - BBC Two
Baby beavers settle into their lodge - Beavers Behaving Badly: Natural World - BBC TwoProgramme website: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b04c9rt1 Beaver kits suckle and swim inside a beaver lodge.From:BBCViews:867 31ratingsTime:00:42…
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The Daily Mash


BBC Worldwide tube

Looking for the Ark of the Covenant - World's Most Dangerous Roads - BBC
Looking for the Ark of the Covenant - World's Most Dangerous Roads - BBCHugh and David have finally made it to the church of St Mary of Zion. But will they actually get to see the ark of the covenant? Subscribe to the BBC Worldwide channel: http:…
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Insanely Dangerous! Ice Bridge Crossing - World's Most Dangerous Roads - Series 2 - BBC
Insanely Dangerous! Ice Bridge Crossing - World's Most Dangerous Roads - Series 2 - BBCEd and Andy make the slightly nerve wracking journey across a rotting bridge in the 2 tonne 4x4. Subscribe to the BBC Worldwide channel: http://www.youtube.c..…
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Mummified Corpses in Ethiopia - World's Most Dangerous Roads - BBC
Mummified Corpses in Ethiopia - World's Most Dangerous Roads - BBCComedians Hugh Dennis and David Baddiel drive over 2000km of Ethiopia's death-defying, bone-shaking roads in a quest to reach Aksum, known as the home of th...From:BBCWorldwideV…
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Den of Sex: Party Like a Footballer - Wags To Riches - BBC
Den of Sex: Party Like a Footballer - Wags To Riches - BBCAnnie Mac chats to Embassy night club owner Mark Fuller about how to spot a WAG (Wives and Girlfriends of footballers) in waiting. Subscribe to the BBC World...From:BBCWorldwideViews:1…
- 2 days ago, 24 Jul 14, 3:09pm -
Thomas Edison Phonograph

Inventions and Discoveries

List of inventors | List of emerging technologies | English inventions and discoveries | Inventions of the Islamic Golden Age | List of Australian inventions | List of Chinese inventions | List of Indian inventions and discoveries | List of Japanese inventions | List of Korean inventions | List of United States inventions | Scottish inventions and discoveries | Welsh inventions and discoveries


Marvel Entertainment Tube

Marvel LIVE! at San Diego Comic-Con 2014
Marvel LIVE! at San Diego Comic-Con 2014Can't make it to the convention? Don't forget to visit http://www.marvel.com/sdcc2014 , the best way to watch Marvel's live streaming video coverage! Plus, get real-time announcements from...From:Marvel E…
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SDCC 2014: Agent Koenig greets Hall H for Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
SDCC 2014: Agent Koenig greets Hall H for Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.Patton Oswalt returns as Agent Koenig with a special message to greet San Diego Comic-Con attendees in preparation for the return of "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." on Sep…
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Watch the FULL Marvel's Spider-Verse Panel from SDCC 2014
Watch the FULL Marvel's Spider-Verse Panel from SDCC 2014Sad you missed out on all the news, jokes, and singing about Spider-Man at this year's Spider-Verse Panel from Marvel at San Diego Comic-Con 2014? Don't cry! We have the FULL recording for.…
- 25 mins ago, 26 Jul 14, 5:40am -
Guardians of the Galaxy's Michael Rooker Reveals Yondu's Theme Song at SDCC 2014
Guardians of the Galaxy's Michael Rooker Reveals Yondu's Theme Song at SDCC 2014Actor Michael Rooker reveals Yondu's theme song and explains his head fin...thing in Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy at San Diego Comic-Con 2014! Can't make it to th…
- 28 mins ago, 26 Jul 14, 5:37am -

List of engineers, inventors & inventions





Syrian Arab Republic

Syrian Arab Republic

A recap on the Syrian Arab Republic, a country in Western Asia, its politics, constitution and regime.

Dip into insights from OU academics

  • newHow to save your local
    Regulars of a village pub in Suffolk have clubbed together to run their ailing local. Is this a blueprint to revive community spirit, asks Paul Rowlinson. Paul Rowlinson. Paul Rowlinson is a graduate from the Open University with a degree in Humaniti…
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  • newHow to save your local
    Regulars of a village pub in Suffolk have clubbed together to run their ailing local. Is this a blueprint to revive community spirit, asks Paul Rowlinson. Paul Rowlinson. Paul Rowlinson is a graduate from the Open University with a degree in Humaniti…
    - 99 days ago, 2 Nov 14, 3:07pm -
  • newThe Scottish Independence Debate: Class, Nation and the Politics of Criminal Justice
    What are the key questions that must be asked now if a future Scottish criminal justice system is to become more progressive? Dr Gerry Mooney. Gerry Mooney is a senior lecturer in social policy and staff tutor, social sciences, for The Open Univer…
    - 15 hours ago, 25 Jul 14, 3:29pm -
  • The Street crossword answers
    Check your answers for the The Street crossword puzzle. First published on Wed, 23 Jul 2014 as The Street crossword answers. To find out more visit The Open University's Openlearn website. Creative-Commons 2014
    - 3 days ago, 23 Jul 14, 1:59pm -
  • Saving Setrus: To Intervene or not to Intervene
    Can you save Setrus by using all your political skills and personal courage? Play this game to prevent your neighbouring country from descending into civil war. Olga Jurasz. Olga is a lecturer in law at the Open University Law School, specialising…
    - 4 days ago, 22 Jul 14, 12:23pm -
  • Commonwealth on Film: Free time
    Episode four takes a look at free time within the Commonwealth. First published on Tue, 22 Jul 2014 as Commonwealth on Film: Free time. To find out more visit The Open University's Openlearn website. Copyright 2014
    - 4 days ago, 22 Jul 14, 12:03pm -
  • The Bottom Line - Recalls
    Evan Davis and guests discuss the process for recalling defective items First published on Tue, 22 Jul 2014 as The Bottom Line - Recalls. To find out more visit The Open University's Openlearn website. Copyright 2014
    - 4 days ago, 22 Jul 14, 9:58am -
  • Will gay rights and feminist movements please return to your assumptions?
    We need a broader based education about gender and sexual diversity and to move away from simplistic binary labels, writes Meg Barker. Dr Meg Barker. Meg Barker is a registered psychotherapist with the UK Council for Psychotherapy, and a lecturer i…
    - 5 days ago, 21 Jul 14, 4:01pm -
  • Damned by doublespeak
    From mission statements, to political revelations, nothing is what it seems, writes Steve Woods. Steve Woods. Steve Woods is an associate lecturer teaching Sociology on DD101 in the East Midlands, and is also Senior Lecturer in Health Studies at th…
    - 8 days ago, 18 Jul 14, 12:19pm -
  • Thinking Allowed: Rio, protests and the World Cup & dying in prison
    What is the impact of such sporting 'mega-events' on the people who live in the host cities? And why is there an increasing number of older men who end their lives in jail? First published on Tue, 15 Jul 2014 as Thinking Allowed: Rio, protests and…
    - 11 days ago, 15 Jul 14, 2:55pm -
  • Commonwealth on Film: Home
    Episode three takes a look at the place we call home within the Commonwealth. First published on Tue, 15 Jul 2014 as Commonwealth on Film: Home. To find out more visit The Open University's Openlearn website. Copyright 2014
    - 11 days ago, 15 Jul 14, 1:45pm -
  • Is your given name likely to become extinct?
    Dick Skellington revisits the curious and changing world of names and shows just why they are important for our life chances. Dick Skellington. Dick Skellington edits Society Matters for the Faculty of Social Sciences at The Open University.First…
    - 11 days ago, 15 Jul 14, 11:34am -
  • The Bottom Line - Location, disruption, location
    Three guests tell Evan Davis how they led businesses through periods of unexpected and extended turmoil First published on Tue, 15 Jul 2014 as The Bottom Line - Location, disruption, location. To find out more visit The Open University's Openlearn…
    - 11 days ago, 15 Jul 14, 9:30am -
  • Slip Slide Collide
    Want to learn more about the Earth's tectonic plates? Start your journey into the surface of the Earth with these three quick-fire challenges First published on Mon, 14 Jul 2014 as Slip Slide Collide . To find out more visit The Open University's O…
    - 12 days ago, 14 Jul 14, 4:16pm -
  • Solon upsets the wealthy Croesus
    Consider the answer to Croesus’ question of him about ‘happiness’ before exploring possible routes for Solon’s journey, comparing them with travelling in the Mediterranean today. According to Herodotus, Solon, the Athenian lawmaker, spent ten…
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  • Crowdsourced annotation: what do you think?
    Take a look at 'crowdsourced' resources to help understand ‘The Histories’ alongside the Hestia project. We direct you to other resources so that you may extend your enquiry by comparing accounts, cross-referencing evidence, or verifying sources.…
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  • Consulting the oracle at Delphi
    Explore the ‘riddles’ of the oracle through the words of Herodotus, and consider the power of the Pythian priestess. The utterances of the oracle at Delphi had significant influence over Croesus, King of Lydia and the Athenian politician, Themist…
    - 12 days ago, 14 Jul 14, 2:56am -
  • ‘Lydios logos’: the story of Croesus
    Herodotus tells the story of Croesus in the first tale, or ‘logos’, of his great work ‘The Histories’. Explore the contradictions in his narrative with other contemporary and archaeological evidence. Think about the extent to which Herodotus…
    - 12 days ago, 13 Jul 14, 8:26pm -
  • Battle of Thermopylae
    Explore the site of a battle at Thermopylae, described by Herodotus, and the subject of two 21st century movies. The extent of the Greeks’ geographical knowledge of the world can be reconstructed from considering regions and places mentioned by con…
    - 13 days ago, 13 Jul 14, 1:36pm -
  • 'As rich as Croesus'
    Croesus' legendary wealth leads to the expression 'rich as Croesus’ and according to Herodotus, Croesus was the first monarch to mint gold and silver coins. Explore the evidence for this from the Hestia texts and other sources. Herodotus 'The His…
    - 14 days ago, 11 Jul 14, 6:25pm -
  • Hestia Project map and partners’ resources
    Follow the guidance on how to make the most of the Hestia Project map and explore the links to find out more about Hestia Project partners, to take your research further. Herodotus 'The Histories' web team. A small team has worked to develop the He…
    - 15 days ago, 11 Jul 14, 2:34pm -
  • Classical studies: it's more than the words
    When thinking about ancient literature and historiography, we need to consider more than just the words written, but the aims of the author, role of the translator, political and cultural issues of the time of writing as well as the period in history…
    - 15 days ago, 11 Jul 14, 1:39pm -
  • Understanding Classical terms
    Anyone reading and writing about the Classical world needs to make various choices concerning consistency in defining dates, spelling  and use of names. Here’s some guidance from the OU 219 Course Team. Herodotus 'The Histories' web team. A smal…
    - 15 days ago, 11 Jul 14, 11:47am -
  • Herodotus 'The Histories'
    Find out more about our Classical past by exploring the digital text of Herodotus’ ‘The Histories’ with online mapping and an interactive map-and-narrative timeline 'mashup'. Herodotus 'The Histories' web team. A small team has worked to deve…
    - 16 days ago, 10 Jul 14, 4:11pm -
  • Is the National Trust in crisis?
    Our ageing society is struggling to manage its national treasures, writes Dick Skellington Dick Skellington. Dick Skellington edits Society Matters for the Faculty of Social Sciences at The Open University.First published on Thu, 10 Jul 2014 as I…
    - 16 days ago, 10 Jul 14, 2:55pm -
  • Are today's students too hooked up on shortcuts to internet knowledge that they no longer read original materials?
    The Internet is transforming our lives and not always for the better, writes Dick Skellington. Dick Skellington. Dick Skellington edits Society Matters for the Faculty of Social Sciences at The Open University.First published on Thu, 10 Jul 2014…
    - 16 days ago, 10 Jul 14, 11:39am -
  • A dead phone may stop you entering the US – here's how to keep it alive on the move
    What does the new security advice from US customs officials mean for passengers flying to the US with electronic devices?  Andrew Smith. Andrew Smith grew up in Somerset, where he embarked on a path which would see him join The Open University i…
    - 17 days ago, 9 Jul 14, 4:06pm -
  • Thinking Allowed: Tennis history & talking therapies
    What does the history of tennis tell us about social change - and why are working-class people less likely to try talking therapies? The OpenLearn team. So how does all this free learning content make its way to you from the brains of Open Universi…
    - 17 days ago, 9 Jul 14, 12:57pm -
  • The Secret History of Our Streets: Scotland: Order your free newspaper
    Find out all the breaking news in the university edition of the The Street newspaper. First published on Wed, 09 Jul 2014 as The Secret History of Our Streets: Scotland: Order your free newspaper. To find out more visit The Open University's Openle…
    - 17 days ago, 9 Jul 14, 12:33pm -
  • The Secret History of Our Streets: Scotland: The episodes
    A brief look at the episodes from The Secret History of Our Streets: Scotland. First published on Wed, 09 Jul 2014 as The Secret History of Our Streets: Scotland: The episodes. To find out more visit The Open University's Openlearn website. Copyri…
    - 17 days ago, 9 Jul 14, 12:19pm -
  • Herodotus 'The Histories': a timeline
    This timeline provides a ‘snapshot’ of events Herodotus wrote about in the context of the Classical world, with links to explore the Hestia Project text and map.   Herodotus 'The Histories' web team. A small team has worked to develop the He…
    - 18 days ago, 8 Jul 14, 4:13pm -
  • Commonwealth on Film: Childhood
    Episode two takes a look at the experience of childhood within the Commonwealth. First published on Mon, 07 Jul 2014 as Commonwealth on Film: Childhood. To find out more visit The Open University's Openlearn website. Copyright 2014
    - 19 days ago, 7 Jul 14, 3:37pm -
  • The Bottom Line - Second-hand trade
    Making money from old phones, engines and plastic bottles is the topic for Evan Davis and guests.  First published on Mon, 07 Jul 2014 as The Bottom Line - Second-hand trade. To find out more visit The Open University's Openlearn website. Copyrigh…
    - 19 days ago, 7 Jul 14, 10:48am -
  • Loss of diversity and the English language
    Dr Daniel Allington thinks loss of diversity has impacted on the development of the English Language the most  Dr Daniel Allington. Lecturer in English Language and Applied Linguistics at The Open University, First published on Fri, 04 Jul 201…
    - 22 days ago, 4 Jul 14, 10:13am -
  • Bridging and the English language
    Dr Fiona Doloughan, lecturer in Literature and Creative Writing at The Open University, thinks the fact that English has become a bridging language has impacted it the most Dr Fiona Doloughan. Dr Fiona Doloughan joined the Open University as a Lec…
    - 22 days ago, 4 Jul 14, 10:08am -
  • Globalisation and the English language
    Globalisation has influenced the evolution of the English language the most, according to Dr Maria Leedham  Dr Maria Leedham. Maria Leedham is a lecturer in the Centre for Language and Communication at the Open University, UK. She is currently cha…
    - 22 days ago, 4 Jul 14, 10:04am -
  • The internet and the English language
    Mark Swinson, business leader at IBM and OU graduate suggests the internet has been the biggest influence on the English language's development  Mark Swinson. Cloud and Smarter Infrastructure Business Leader at IBM and OU graduate (MBA, 2012) F…
    - 22 days ago, 4 Jul 14, 10:02am -
  • Radio and the English language
    Barbara Mayor, lecturer in the Centre for Language and Communication at The Open University, thinks radio has had the biggest impact on thedevelopment of the English language  Barbara Mayor. Barbara Mayor is lecturer in the Centre for Language and…
    - 22 days ago, 4 Jul 14, 9:59am -
  • Machines and the English language
    Dr Sandra Williams, research fellow in natural language, argues that machines have been the biggest influence on the transformation of Britain’s official language. Dr Sandra Williams. Dr Sandra Williams is a Research Fellow in the Department of C…
    - 22 days ago, 4 Jul 14, 9:53am -
  • The Trojan Horse gallops on
    We need a more considered and balanced approach to school governance and not succumb to short term judgements, writes Jacqueline Baxter Dr Jacqueline Baxter. Lecturer in Social Policy at The Open University First published on Thu, 03 Jul 2014 as…
    - 23 days ago, 3 Jul 14, 2:46pm -
  • Books on bikes: Cycling in literature
    If all that activity is too much for you,  why not settle down with one of our choices of great writing about cycling? The OpenLearn team. So how does all this free learning content make its way to you from the brains of Open University experts? T…
    - 23 days ago, 3 Jul 14, 12:56pm -
  • King of the Dales: Le Tour comes to Yorkshire
    The world's most famous cycle race comes to one of England's most fascinating counties. The OpenLearn team. So how does all this free learning content make its way to you from the brains of Open University experts? The answer is the OpenLearn team…
    - 23 days ago, 3 Jul 14, 10:58am -
  • The Anglican Orthodoxy and homosexuality
    An emergent thread of Anglicanism is adopting a literal Biblical approach to sexuality in opposition to more liberal evangelicals. Andrew McKinnon tells Laurie Taylor why. Professor Laurie Taylor. Laurie Taylor was formerly professor of sociology a…
    - 24 days ago, 2 Jul 14, 1:39pm -
  • New Pride: How Belfast embraced its LGBTQ population
    How Northern Ireland moved on from the homophobia of a sectarian past. Professor Laurie Taylor. Laurie Taylor was formerly professor of sociology at York. He presents BBC Radio 4's Thinking Allowed and is a columnist for the Times Higher Educationa…
    - 24 days ago, 2 Jul 14, 1:10pm -
  • What happens when you try to put a value on everything?
    Should we downgrade statistics' triple-a rating? Has the rush to put a figure on everything had a negative impact on how we do politics? Professor Laurie Taylor. Laurie Taylor was formerly professor of sociology at York. He presents BBC Radio 4's T…
    - 24 days ago, 2 Jul 14, 11:59am -
  • Want to achieve your goal? Try our Personal Best tool
    Have you got a goal? Whether it is to excercise more, lose a few pounds, or write a novel, our Personal Best App will help you get there.  Simon Rea. Simon Rea is an academic on the Award in Sport, Fitness and Health at The Open University.First p…
    - 24 days ago, 2 Jul 14, 11:03am -
  • Thinking Allowed: Flip-flops and Russia's upper classes
    A throwaway shoe leaving footprints across the world, and why Russian oligarchs are less likely to show off their money. The OpenLearn team. So how does all this free learning content make its way to you from the brains of Open University experts?…
    - 25 days ago, 1 Jul 14, 3:34pm -
  • Not so flash with the cash: Oligarchs and the other side of entrepreneurial culture
    The oligarchs in former Soviet states are finding new outlets for their wealth beyond chunky watches and spending sprees. Alan Shipman suggests why - and what it might mean. Alan Shipman. Alan Shipman is lecturer in economics at The Open University…
    - 25 days ago, 1 Jul 14, 2:23pm -
  • The Bottom Line - Depression, bipolar and business
    This week, The Bottom Line focuses on coping with depression and business success at the same time First published on Tue, 01 Jul 2014 as The Bottom Line - Depression, bipolar and business. To find out more visit The Open University's Openlearn web…
    - 25 days ago, 1 Jul 14, 9:49am -
  • Spurious correlations: margarine linked to divorce
    A website set up by a student at Harvard teaches us to look carefully at statistics. And it's fun at the same time, reports James Fletcher.  James Fletcher . James Fletcher is a BBC reporter for The World Service.First published on Mon, 30 Jun 2…
    - 26 days ago, 30 Jun 14, 5:11pm -
  • Arsenal Football Club: Global power, local impotence
    The contrasting fortunes of globalisation in football. First published on Sat, 28 Jun 2014 as Arsenal Football Club: Global power, local impotence. To find out more visit The Open University's Openlearn website.
    - 28 days ago, 28 Jun 14, 11:51am -
  • Peering through beer goggles: the pub that wants to improve your health
    Psychologists at London South Bank University have cunningly disguised a lab as a pub in order to research our drinking habits, writes Caroline Crampton. Caroline Crampton. Caroline Crampton is web editor for the New Statesman. First published o…
    - 30 days ago, 26 Jun 14, 11:49am -
  • A hundred years ago: the murder of Sarajevo and Europe’s descent into war
    A hundred years ago, the assassination of Franz Ferdinand sparked the outbreak of the First World War Dr Annika Mombauer. Annika Mombauer is a senior lecturer in modern European history.First published on Thu, 26 Jun 2014 as A hundred years ago:…
    - 30 days ago, 26 Jun 14, 11:06am -
  • Commonwealth on Film: Work
    Episode one kicks off with an exploration of employment across the Commonwealth. First published on Thu, 26 Jun 2014 as Commonwealth on Film: Work . To find out more visit The Open University's Openlearn website. Copyright 2014
    - 30 days ago, 26 Jun 14, 9:55am -
  • Commonwealth Games 2014
    Achieve your personal best, study a free course on the Business of Football, and delve deeper into the world of sport, fitness and management with our Commonwealth Games portal.  First published on Wed, 25 Jun 2014 as Commonwealth Games 2014. To f…
    - 31 days ago, 25 Jun 14, 5:21pm -

Free Open Learning Courses

  • The business of football
    Welcome to this free new OpenLearn course produced by The Open University working in partnership with The Football League Trust. If you are fascinated by football and interested in discovering more about business and management then this engaging and…
    - 17 days ago, 9 Jul 14, 9:00am -
  • Managing My Money alumni
    The Managing My Money alumni is an area that encourages insightful discussions and topical debates with other learners through our alumni forum and provides learners suggestions for taking their learning further. First published on Mon, 30 Jun 2014 a…
    - 25 days ago, 30 Jun 14, 6:28pm -
  • Start writing fiction alumni forum
    The Start writing fiction alumni forum encourages the insightful discussions and topical debates with other learners. First published on Mon, 23 Jun 2014 as Start writing fiction alumni forum. To find out more visit The Open University's Openlearn…
    - 33 days ago, 23 Jun 14, 11:49am -
  • Environmental management and organisations
    It is believed that environmental management requires action at all levels, including by organisations of all types and sizes. However it is not always clear what we mean by environmental management and the role that organisations do and could play.…
    - 38 days ago, 18 Jun 14, 11:27am -
  • Learning to Learn
    Learning and change can mean big decisions and asking important questions. This free online course is a friendly starting point introducing a range of key ideas to help you consider if what you want to do with your life and learn by suggesting ways o…
    - 40 days ago, 16 Jun 14, 10:00am -
  • Introduction to computational thinking
    You will learn about algorithms and abstraction, and encounter some applications of computational thinking in various disciplines, ranging from biology and physics to economics and sport science. First published on Tue, 10 Jun 2014 as Introduction t…
    - 46 days ago, 10 Jun 14, 10:56am -
  • Creativity and innovation
    This unit offers an introduction to factors that are important in creativity and innovation at work. It addresses different ideas about the cause of creativity and some key approaches to innovation in organisations. First published on Wed, 04 Jun 201…
    - 52 days ago, 4 Jun 14, 11:54am -
  • Organisations and management accounting
    This OpenLearn study unit examines the nature of organisations, specifically their objectives and structure. Organisational objectives and structure determine management functions and responsibilities within the organisation. First published on Thu,…
    - 65 days ago, 22 May 14, 3:16pm -
  • Financial accounting and reporting
    This unit discusses how accountants act as processors and purveyors of information for decision making and the needs of those who use accounting information. It also looks at the role performed by accountants and being aware of relevant regulatory an…
    - 72 days ago, 15 May 14, 5:26pm -
  • Analysing skid marks
    This unit is the second in the series of five units on mathematical modelling. In this unit you are asked to relate the stages of the mathematical modelling process to a previously formulated mathematical model. This example, that of skid mark produc…
    - 75 days ago, 12 May 14, 12:37pm -
  • Moons alumni forum
    This Moons alumni forum encourages the insightful discussions and topical debates with other learners around the moons in our Solar System. First published on Mon, 12 May 2014 as Moons alumni forum. To find out more visit The Open University's Openle…
    - 75 days ago, 12 May 14, 11:36am -
  • Effects of pollutants on the aquatic environment
    This unit begins with an introduction to water and goes on to briefly outline the major sources of water pollution (these being sewage works, manufacturing and industrial plants, the farming and animal husbandry sectors, landfill sites and urban surf…
    - 80 days ago, 7 May 14, 1:49pm -
  • Becoming a critical social work practitioner
    What does it take to become a critical practitioner in social work? This unit will guide you through some important concepts. An understanding of ‘critical perspectives’ will help you take a positive and constructive approach to problems that ari…
    - 89 days ago, 28 Apr 14, 10:57am -
  • Starting with psychology
    The most ‘important and greatest puzzle’ we face as humans is ourselves (Boring, 1950, p. 56). Humans are a puzzle – one that is complex, subtle and multi-layered, and it gets even more complicated as we evolve over time and change in different…
    - 94 days ago, 23 Apr 14, 4:33pm -
  • Teaching assistants: Support in action
    Teaching assistants are an important resource in education. This unit looks at how the role has developed across the UK over time. It explores the skills and attributes that teaching assistants use to provide effective support and contribute to produ…
    - 94 days ago, 23 Apr 14, 3:35pm -
  • Introducing social work practice
    Social work is a vital element in how our society cares for those in need. This unit looks at the meaning of ‘social work values’ as well as the different approaches to social work and the skills involved. First published on Wed, 23 Apr 2014 as I…
    - 94 days ago, 23 Apr 14, 3:10pm -
  • Rural entrepreneurship in Wales
    What are the important issues to consider when starting up or running a small business in a rural environment? This study unit will introduce you to some concepts and models that will help you work out what you want to do with your business idea and…
    - 9 Apr 14, 1:36pm -
  • Public health in community settings: An introduction
    This unit introduces you to some key aspects of community level engagement, in particular how to get to know the locality in which you want to work and how you might work in partnership with local people. In doing so, it gives you a sense of the natu…
    - 4 Apr 14, 3:28pm -
  • Learning to learn: Reflecting backward, reflecting forward
    This unit give you an opportunity to review what you have learned, and allow you to think about how you will take forward what you have learned, perhaps building and developing an Action Plan in order to support other aspects of change. First publish…
    - 1 Apr 14, 4:06pm -
  • Learning to learn: Planning for personal change
    Explores academic theories and acts as a guide to help you establish where you want to go and what you want to achieve. You are encouraged to develop a personal Action Plan. The focus returns to your own viewpoint and you are encouraged to change or…
    - 1 Apr 14, 3:24pm -
  • Learning to learn: Exploring learning
    Here we encourage you to consider two additional perspectives that can illuminate your learning. The first is the perspective that other people you know can provide; the second is the perspective that can be provided by academic theories about learni…
    - 1 Apr 14, 1:01pm -
  • Learning to learn: You and your learning
    In this unit, the focus is on the perspective that you have on your own learning. However, as you gather evidence about this perspective, we hope that you will begin to re-evaluate it and to think about the possibility of change. First published on…
    - 31 Mar 14, 7:23pm -
  • Learning to learn: Learning can mean change
    This unit starts to explore what it takes to learn and change. Through the use of activities and introducing academic skills and evaluating websites, it will give you the opportunity to start to think about what change and learning means to you. Fir…
    - 31 Mar 14, 6:54pm -
  • Beginners' Chinese
    This unit is a language unit that concentrates on Mandarin Chinese as a tool for communication, but also provides some insights into Chinese society and culture. It contains a brief introduction to the Chinese language, its scripts and sounds, and ho…
    - 31 Mar 14, 5:21pm -
  • New Free OpenLearn Courses
    This collection highlights the new free OpenLearn courses that have recently been published. First published on Thu, 27 Mar 2014 as New Free OpenLearn Courses. To find out more visit The Open University's Openlearn website. Creative-Commons 2014
    - 27 Mar 14, 9:00am -
  • Learning to teach
    This course, which comprises four study units, is aimed at people who are considering training to be teachers, student teachers, newly qualified teachers and those who support teacher education and professional development. It explores how teachers l…
    - 26 Mar 14, 9:00am -
  • Introducing public health
    This unit introduces some key elements of public health and health promotion, using a video case study of Coventry. It focuses on the major determinants of health and ill health and the scope of public health work. First published on Tue, 18 Mar 2014…
    - 18 Mar 14, 11:45am -
  • Introduction to computer forensics and investigations
    This unit is an easy introduction to some of the issues both in data privacy and computer forensics - with a few easily available tools people can reveal the stored passwords on their computer and access previously deleted data so it is a good practi…
    - 5 Mar 14, 9:29am -
  • Learning to teach: An introduction to classroom research
    This is the fourth of four units which comprise the course 'Learning to teach'. Undertaking classroom research is seen as an effective form of CPD. This unit provides a basic introduction to research design and illustrates two methodologies, case stu…
    - 25 Feb 14, 5:19pm -
  • Learning to teach: Making sense of learning to teach
    This is the first of four units which comprise the course 'Learning to teach'. This unit draws on what we know about how people learn to become teachers. It explores the different approaches to teacher education and the different routes into teaching…
    - 25 Feb 14, 5:15pm -
  • Learning to teach: Mentoring and tutoring student teachers
    This is the second of four units which comprise the course 'Learning to teach'. Traditionally student teachers are supported by a mentor in school and a tutor from a university. Both play distinctive and important parts in the teacher’s development…
    - 21 Feb 14, 10:02am -
  • Studying the arts and humanities
    This unit is an introduction to studying the arts and humanities. It takes you through a series of exercises designed to develop your approach to study and learning at a distance and improve your confidence as an independent learner. First published…
    - 20 Feb 14, 9:14am -
  • Marketing in the 21st Century
    This unit offers a managerial perspective of how to deliver more effective marketing in an organisation, regardless of whether it is based in the private, public or non-profit sectors. This is achieved through a variety of learning techniques, includ…
    - 10 Feb 14, 10:37am -
  • The science behind wheeled sports
    This unit focuses on cycling and wheelchair racing: what we might collectively call 'wheeled sports'. The Scientific concepts such as force, acceleration and speed are also useful for understanding these sports. However, cycling and wheelchair racin…
    - 7 Feb 14, 9:50am -
  • Political ordering
    This unit asks questions about what states are and how they are involved in the processes of governing and ordering social life. Beginning from an awareness of just how much of everyday life involves the state, to if states have this authority to gov…
    - 4 Feb 14, 2:54pm -
  • Innovation, markets and industrial change
    How does a firm emerge as ‘leader of the pack’? Why do most of the small firms so common in the early years of new industries disappear? This unit looks at how and why change occurs through the industry life cycle, at the role of innnovation and…
    - 4 Feb 14, 2:02pm -
  • Information technology: A new era?
    Do the advances in information technology equate to a new industrial revolution? The advances by IBM, Dell and many other manufacturers have resulted in massive changes to our working lives. This unit looks at whether it is possible to predict the fu…
    - 4 Feb 14, 12:59pm -
  • Living and working in the new economy
    The new ‘service economy’, is it a direct result of globalisation? This unit examines the switch from manufacturing to services and looks at the impact of information and communication technologies on the economy as a whole. The ‘new economy’…
    - 4 Feb 14, 12:23pm -
  • Criminology beyond crime
    This unit examines the notion of 'social harm' as an alternative to the legal definition of 'crime'. To illustrate this concept, the unit considers developments in Green Criminology, which have sought to examine the problems of global environmental h…
    - 23 Jan 14, 4:45pm -
  • Crimes of the powerful
    This unit examines the complexities of – and barriers to – setting new criminological research agendas by considering the difficulties associated with conducting research on crimes of the powerful. First published on Thu, 23 Jan 2014 as Crimes of…
    - 23 Jan 14, 4:36pm -
  • Learning to teach: Becoming a reflective practitioner
    This is the third of four units which comprise the course 'Learning to teach'.Critical reflection is crucial to becoming a successful teacher. This unit explains what is meant by reflective practice and how to ensure that reflection leads to lear…
    - 23 Jan 14, 12:29pm -
  • Race, ethnicity and crime
    This unit briefly examines the relationships between race and ethnicity, and crime, criminalisation and criminal justice. It considers the relationship between crime and cultural difference; the notion of ‘criminalisation’ and how its processes a…
    - 22 Jan 14, 5:52pm -
  • Introduction to critical criminology
    This unit provides a brief introduction to critical criminological thinking. It defines the ways in which critical criminologists take a 'critical stance' to the fundamental concepts, practices and institutions associated with crime and criminal just…
    - 22 Jan 14, 5:35pm -
  • Teachers sharing resources online
    This unit is designed to help you learn about how learning resources can be shared using online repositories, i.e. websites that allow for the uploading of electronic materials that can then be used and adapted by others. One of the leading examples…
    - 22 Jan 14, 2:58pm -
  • Veiling
    This unit explores controversies associated with the practice of ‘veiling’ within Islam. The Islamic ‘veil', be it in the form of the hijab, niqab, jilbab or burqa (we shall explore this terminology in more detail later), has been at the centre…
    - 22 Jan 14, 9:39am -
  • Introduction to Bookkeeping and Accounting
    This unit provides an introduction to the essential numerical skills required for accounting and bookkeeping. It also explains the fundamental rules of double-entry bookkeeping and how they are used to produce the balance sheet and the profit and lo…
    - 21 Jan 14, 1:10pm -
  • Infants’ understanding of their social world
    Here we draw on a wide range of psychological research to address the question of whether infants have a rich understanding of their social world. You will have the opportunity to read journal papers and newspaper articles as well as to engage with a…
    - 21 Jan 14, 12:10pm -
  • Engaging with educational research
    This unit introduces you to the theoretical toolkit that is an essential part of engaging in educational enquiry. You will consider the types of theories and what their role is in the research process. Two very influential research perspectives are e…
    - 20 Jan 14, 5:03pm -
  • Rural entrepreneurship in Scotland
    This unit is an introduction to rural enterprise in Scotland. It is principally designed for those developing their own enterprises and also as a resource for people supporting enterprises in rural areas. It has been developed specifically for a Scot…
    - 17 Jan 14, 3:01pm -
  • EPOCH Psychology history timeline
    This unit uses an interactive resource (EPoCH) to gain a better sense of how the historical and social context influences psychological inquiry. You will examine the different methods used by psychologists to investigate human behaviour and learn to…
    - 10 Jan 14, 12:15pm -
  • Understanding early years environments and children’s spaces

    - 8 Jan 14, 9:39am -
  • Foundations for self-directed support in Scotland
    This course will provide the foundations of understanding self-directed support in Scotland in the wider context of personalisation. Providing grounding in the culture and ways of thinking that are required to implement whatever local arrangements ex…
    - 23 Dec 13, 8:48am -
  • Essay and report writing skills
    Writing reports and assignments can be a daunting prospect. This unit is designed to help you develop the skills you need to write effectively for academic purposes. You will learn how to interpret questions and how to plan, structure and write your…
    - 18 Dec 13, 2:23pm -
  • The autistic spectrum: From theory to practice
    Most of us have a very vague and narrow concept of what autism is, based mainly on such stereotypes as Dustin Hoffman's character in the film Rain Man. In this unit you will discover that there is a wide spectrum of disorders associated with autism,…
    - 12 Dec 13, 10:59am -
  • Getting started on Classical Latin
    Latin is the basis for many languages in the world. This unit will provide you with a general introduction to learning Latin allowing you to assess whether you would like to learn more. You will look at the links that exist between Latin and English,…
    - 12 Dec 13, 10:20am -