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OpenLearn Edition, August 2018
 
       
What's new from OpenLearn
 

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  An image of a vase  
   
 
Photograph © The State Hermitage Museum. Photo by Vladimir Terebenin.
 
     
   
   
 
Interested in finding out more about this epic poem telling the story of the Trojan War? This media-rich course will help you interrogate this classical work.
 
 
 
     
     
  An image of protestors  
   
 
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From gagging a kiss and tell story to the issues around the statement 'finders keepers', take a look at some of these extraordinary animated law cases and why they matter.
 
 
 
     
     
  A person wearing a 'tricky topic' headset  
   
 
Image © The Open University
 
     
   
   
 
As a teacher, educator or trainer, do you often think ‘I just don’t understand why they don’t understand’? If so, this course is for you.
 
 
 
     
     
   
   
 
 
     
   
   
 
Ever wondered why we drink alcohol? And the reason it affects you like you does? This video investigates.
 
 
 
     
     
  A butterfly in the trees  
   
 
© Mike Ver Sprill / www.shutterstock.com/From Pixabay, Covered under creative commons licence CC01 1.0 universal (CC01.0) public domain dedication
 
     
   
   
 
Explore interesting and challenging ideas around death, dying and grief. 
 
 
 
     
     
  A man wearing ritualistic clothing  
   
 
Image © BBC
 
     
   
   
 
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Broadcast on BBC Two
 
 
In our frenzied lives rituals answer our human needs and desires; they teach us how to love, how to let go and where we belong.
 
 
 
     
     
  An image of moons  
   
 
Images courtesy of NASA
 
     
   
   
 
Discover the amazing diversity of moons in our Solar System with this fascinating free course.
 
 
 
     
         
 
We hope you found this newsletter useful, and we hope to see you on OpenLearn soon.
   
         

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