From fresh art to cold war – more content released

Although the OpenSpires project has now ended, the processes are in place within the University to allow material to be continually released as Open Content. Since formally finishing in spring 2010, OpenSpires has released around 20 more sets of learning material on a range of subjects.

The material can be found via a new Creative Commons Open Content area in Oxford on iTunesU.   It can also be found on the open web listed in the Open Spires directory area.

Topics released include:


Senses of Reality: Writing the Biography of a Revolutionary Generation

Hebrew Manuscripts as a Meeting-place of Cultures

God Delusion, a Philosophical discussion

What is translation? – Translation of Ancient Greek and Roman texts for modern audience

War and Civilisation

Art – Final Year Degree Show

Social Sciences

Theory and practice of Immigration Detention Centres

The State of the State – Transformation of the modern state

Ethics, Law and Armed Conflict

African Studies – Development as an alien culture: the purposes of governance in South Africa


The History of Tropical Medicine

Law, ethics, and practice in the area of emerging technologies in health

Nutrition and Obesity

Issues in Bioethics

Wellbeing & Inequality in Post-Industrial Society


Some Fundamental Facts about the Infinite

Science and Religious Conflict Conference

More material is being released over the next few weeks.

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