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Succeed in the workplace (Free Course Trailer)

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If you’re looking for that perfect new role, returning to work after a break, or changing jobs, Succeed in the Workplace is the course to help you make that career progression and love your working life. This free course is designed to help you identify and achieve goals in your career however big or small […]

Ageing well – Cognitive Stimulation

Ageing well – Cognitive Stimulation

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Hello, my name is Jitka Vseteckova and I am a Senior Lecturer in Health and Social Care in the Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies at The Open University. As part of the Ageing Well mini lectures, we’ll be exploring how important it is, over our lifespan, to maintain a well-balanced nutrition and hydration […]

The Turing Test – Artificial Intelligence

The Turing Test – Artificial Intelligence

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The idea of Artificial Intelligence can be traced back to the work that Alan Turing carried out in the second world war. Alan Turing, who is widely regarded as having a highly significant role in pioneering the development of computer science and artificial intelligence (AI). During the Second World War, Turing and colleagues created an […]

Ageing well – Hydration

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Hello, my name is Jitka Vseteckova and I am Senior Lecturer in Health and social care in the Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies at The Open University. As part of the Ageing Well series of mini lectures we’ll be exploring how important it is, over our lifespan, to maintain a well-balanced nutrition and […]

Discovering the Blues

Discovering the Blues

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What do George Gershwin, the Beatles, and Louis Armstrong all have in common? None of them would be quite the same without the blues, and this free course is your guide to the origins, topics, and techniques of a musical tradition that’s influenced just about everything in Western popular music. You’ll explore the genre’s ancestry […]

Bevis Marks Synagogue: Exploring Religion in London

Bevis Marks Synagogue: Exploring Religion in London

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Welcome to the Spanish and Portuguese Synagogue, in Bevis Marks, here in the City of London: the oldest surviving synagogue in this country, that is still in daily use. Our synagogue was built in 1701. It was built during the rebuilding of the City of London, after the Great Fire, and it was built by […]

Economic Inequality (FREE COURSE TRAILER)

Economic Inequality (FREE COURSE TRAILER)

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The richest 26 people in the world owned as much as the poorest 50 % of the world’s population in 2018. In the UK, the share of household income going to the richest 1% of people has more than doubled since the 1960s. Inequality has been described as the defining challenge of our time. But […]

The Silver Bridge disaster

The Silver Bridge disaster

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It’s 1928 and suspension bridges are being built all across America new designs and new materials make for rapid construction. This is the Silver Bridge. Crossing the Ohio River at Point Pleasant West Virginia on its opening day. My father was vice president of the corporation that built the Silver Bridge. Was a wonderful time […]