English Literature

Chaucer: Historical, Literary and Cultural Context

In this course, Professor Marion Turner (University of Oxford) explores the historical, literary and cultural context for Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales. In the first module, we think about the literary and linguistic culture of 14th-century England, focusing in ...

Prof. Marion Turner

Oxford University

English Literature

Dickens: A Christmas Carol

In this course, Professor John McRae (University of Nottingham) explores Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. In the first module, we introduce the novel by looking at the first two paragraphs of the story, including its famous opening line (“Marley ...

Prof. John McRae

Nottingham University

Psychology

Helping and Help-Seeking

In this course, Dr Juliet Wakefield (Nottingham Trent University) discusses the social psychology of helping and help-seeking. Module one provides a general introduction to the topics of helping and help-seeking, while the following modules look in more ...

Dr Juliet Wakefield

Nottingham Trent University

Classics & Ancient History

Greek Theatre

In this course, Professor Richard Seaford (University of Exeter) explores several aspects of Greek tragedy and comedy. In the first module, we think about the contribution made by vase painting to our understanding of Greek theatre. After that ...

Prof. Richard Seaford

Exeter University

Classics & Ancient History

Politics of the Late Republic

In this course, Dr Ed Bispham (University of Oxford) explores several aspects of the politics of the Late Republic. In the first module, we think about the extent to which structural deficits within the Republican constitution were responsible for its collapse ...

Dr Ed Bispham

Oxford University

Government & Politics

Brexit – Causes, Consequences and Meanings

In this course, Dr Tim Oliver (Loughborough University) explores Brexit in three broad areas – causes, consequences and meanings. In the first two modules, we provide a general introduction to the course as a whole as well as an outline of the ...

Dr Tim Oliver

Loughborough University London

Government & Politics

The Supreme Court of the United States – Key Issues and Landmark Cases

In this course, Dr Emma Long (University of East Anglia) explores how the Supreme Court of the United States works by looking at some of its landmark cases over the past 50-60 years – especially those relating to civil rights (broadly defined). In the ...

Dr Emma Long

University of East Anglia

Government & Politics

The Supreme Court of the United States

In this course, Dr Emma Long (University of East Anglia) provides an introduction to the Supreme Court of the United States. In the first module, we think about what the Supreme Court is, when it was set up, and how it works. After that, in the second ...

Dr Emma Long

University of East Anglia

Government & Politics

The Westminster Model and the Civil Service

In this course, Dr Patrick Diamond (Queen Mary, University of London) explores the parliamentary system of government known as the Westminster Model, with a focus in the second half of the course on one of its central pillars: a permanent ...

Dr Patrick Diamond

Queen Mary, University of London

Government & Politics

Parliament in the United Kingdom

In this course, Dr Louise Thompson (University of Manchester) explores the role of parliament in the United Kingdom, focusing in particular on the relationship the executive and the legislative branches of government. In the first module, we think ...

Dr Louise Thompson

Manchester University

Psychology

Autism

In this course, Professor Peter Mitchell (University of Nottingham), discusses the condition of autism. We begin, in module one, by asking what autism is before moving on, in module two, to examine the causes of this condition. Module three ...

Prof. Peter Mitchell

Nottingham University

Government & Politics

The Party System in the United Kingdom

In this course, Professor Paul Webb (University of Sussex) explores the operation and dynamics of the party system – or should that be party systems? – in British politics. In the first module, we introduce the idea of a party system, exploring what ...

Prof. Paul Webb

Sussex University