History

US History – Government Policies During the Civil War, 1861-65

In this course, Professor Paul Escott (Wake Forest University) examines the American Civil War and addresses some of the popular myths that have developed about the war and whether they hold true to the historical record. In the first module, we...

5 lectures

0:38:20

Prof. Paul Escott

Wake Forest University

Chemistry

Methods of Analysis

In this course, Dr Giorgio Chianello (QMUL) introduces to us the methods of analysis that chemists use in the laboratory to identify atoms, molecules and compounds. We begin by: (i) discussing melting point analysis; and (ii) chromatography...

6 lectures

1:10:45

Dr. Giorgio Chianello

QMUL

Chemistry

Alkenes

In this short course, Dr Shane Lo Fan Hin (University of Sussex) introduces alkenes: organic compounds which contain a C=C double bond. We begin by: (i) their formulas, discussing how they can be made, and some of their reactions; then (ii)...

3 lectures

0:18:00

Dr. Shane Lo Fan Hin

Sussex University

Chemistry

Drawing and Understanding Organic Structure

In this course, Professor Max Majireck (Hamilton College), we learn about drawing and predicting organic structure, as well as predicting the properties of organic compounds based on their structure. We begin by: (i) drawing out simple Lewis...

6 lectures

0:50:01

Prof. Max Majireck

Hamilton College, NY

Chemistry

Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry

In this lecture, Dr Shane Lo Fan Hin (University of Sussex) introduces the very fundamentals of organic chemistry. We begin by: (i) defining and drawing some of the most common functional groups encountered; then (ii) moving onto nomenclature,...

4 lectures

0:33:53

Dr. Shane Lo Fan Hin

Sussex University

Government & Politics

Theories of Representation

In this course, Professor Andrew Blick (KCL) explores the theory and practice of representation in modern democracies. We begin by exploring the origins of representation in politics. Then, in the second lecture, we contrast representative...

6 lectures

0:26:09

Professor Andrew Blick

King's College London

Chemistry

Animal Magnetism

In this lecture Professor Peter Hore (University of Oxford) reveals the latest research on magnetoreception in birds. How do birds orient themselves, and travel in the correct direction when migrating? We (i) look at the vast distances covered by...

5 lectures

0:49:41

Prof. Peter Hore

University of Oxford

Government & Politics

How Democratic is the UK?

In this course, Professor Andrew Blick (KCL) asks how truly democratic the UK is in practice. In the first lecture, we explore the origins of democracy and its importance to the modern UK, orienting our discussion around two aspects of democracy:...

6 lectures

0:46:52

Professor Andrew Blick

King's College London

Chemistry

Quantitative Chemistry

In this 90-minute course on Quantitative Chemistry, Dr Mark Read (University of Birmingham) introduces to the mathematics chemists use everyday to measure the amount of substance, pressures and volumes, percentage compositions and elemental...

8 lectures

1:30:03

Dr. Mark Read

Birmingham University

Chemistry

Optical Isomerism

In this course, Professor David Bergbreiter (Texas A&M) introduces us to the concept of optical isomerism, the idea that certain molecules have mirror images of themselves which are non-superimposable, giving rise to a completely new set of...

5 lectures

0:44:13

Prof. David Bergbreiter

Texas A&M University

Chemistry

The Mechanical Bond

In this course Professor Steve Goldup (University of Southampton) introduces the mechanical bond. In chemistry you have likely come across covalent, ionic, and metallic bonds but the mechanical bond is much more niche with a mostly untapped...

7 lectures

0:48:54

Prof. Steve Goldup

Aquinas College

Chemistry

Carbonyls and Amines

In this course, Dr Danny Allwood (Sheffield Hallam University) introduces two closely related types of organic compounds: carbonyls and amines. Carbonyls and amines are used widely in industry, biology, and research, so it is crucial to understand...

5 lectures

0:22:38

Dr. Danny Allwood

Sheffield Hallam University