Vicky Chilton, Author at Oxford Open Learning

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Black Cats

Big Black Cats

A mystical black cat with a white chest, Mr Mistoffelees featured in T. S. Eliot’s 1939 poetry book Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats.


Deciphering Democracy

Literally translated, the word democracy comes from the Greek words ‘demos’, meaning people, and ‘kratos’ meaning power, so democracy can be thought of as ‘power of the people’.

Roald Dahl

Roald Dahl: Remembering A Creative And Courageous Author

He begrudged the rules at Repton, his private school, and while there the imaginative youngster was restless and longed for adventure.


Archaeology – Bringing The Past To Life

As a discipline, the study of archaeology is around 150 years old.


The World’s Most Pressing Population Problems

Less than 25% of the world’s land surface has escaped substantial impacts of human activity – by 2050, experts estimate this will have fallen to less than 10%.


Pythagoras – From Theorem To Spiritualism

It is thought that Pythagoras believed that he had already lived four lives, all of which he could remember.


What Are Polymaths And How Can We Learn From Them?

Let’s take a look at two famous polymaths of yesteryear and one of the modern-day…


What Is Social-Emotional Learning?

Social-emotional learning’ (SEL) is the process of developing the knowledge, skills and attitudes to create a healthy identity.

Mature Student

The Benefits Of Being A Mature Student

It is clear that the UK needs more mature students, but why should you choose to study later in life? Here are 7 good reasons…

effective learner

Ed-Tech Trends To Watch

Ed-Tech is growing at pace in the UK and globally; the sector is on track to reach a worth of £3.4bn by 2021.

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