Open University Research

by Adrian Petch

The UK's Open University is a brilliantly successful educational venture. It allows thousands of people, particularly those who for one reason or another were deprived of the chance of secondary education, to acquire it in later years. In my own case, with a science degree from Oxford University and a lifetime of intense reading of history and literature, it gave me the opportunity to do some serious research on a number of "Arts" subjects over a period of some nine years. Among the results of this were a number of papers on a wide variety of multi-cultural subjects, some of which are now presented at this Website. (Actually it is also something of an ego-trip.....). I have also added to this website some lists I have made of images of mammals, reptiles, birds, amphibians and fishes. The main subject headings are:

For a more comprehensive listing, click here.

To contact the author, email Adrian Petch. Author

To find out more about the Open University, go to The Open University Website.

To visit the images of the animals click here.

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