English Literature

Priestley: An Inspector Calls

Priestley: An Inspector Calls

In this course, Professor John McRae explores J. B. Priestley’s ‘An Inspector Calls’. In the first module, we provide a broad introduction to the ply, focusing in particular on the influence of Gogol’s ‘The Government Inspector’ and the ...

Prof. John McRae

Nottingham University

History

Russia: The Revolution of 1905

Russia: The Revolution of 1905

In this course, Dr Jonathan Smele (Queen Mary, University of London) explores the (so-called) Revolution of 1905. We begin in the first module by considering whether this was a revolution at all and – if so – whether we should see events as being ...

Dr Jonathan Smele

Queen Mary, University of London

Classics

The Peloponnesian War, 431-404 BC

The Peloponnesian War, 431-404 BC

In this course, Professor Paul Cartledge (University of Cambridge) gives a detailed account of the Peloponnesian War, 431-404 BC. We begin by clarifying some of the terminology used to discuss the war, including the question of what we should ...

Prof. Paul Cartledge

Cambridge University

Classics

Homer: Iliad: Characterisation

Homer: Iliad: Characterisation

In this course, Professor Richard Jenkyns (University of Oxford) explores the theme of characterisation in Homer's Iliad, focusing in particular on fourteen key characters. In the first module, we think about what we mean by the terms 'character' and ...

Prof. Richard Jenkyns

Oxford University

English Literature

Chaucer: The Wife of Bath's Prologue and Tale

Chaucer: The Wife of Bath's Prologue and Tale

In this course, Professor Marion Turner (University of Oxford) explores The Wife of Bath's Prologue and Tale, part of Chaucer's Canterbury Tales. We begin by thinking about the portrait of the Wife of Bath in the General Prologue of the Canterbury ...

Prof. Marion Turner

Oxford University

Philosophy

Utilitarianism

Utilitarianism

In this course, Dr Iain Law (University of Birmingham) thinks about utilitarianism, one of the three major normative ethical theories alongside Kantian deontological ethics and virtue ethics. In the first module, we introduce the concept of a moral theory ...

Dr Iain Law

Birmingham University