English Literature

Orwell: Nineteen Eighty-Four

In this course, Dr Nathan Waddell (University of Birmingham) explores George Orwell’s 1949 novel, Nineteen Eighty-Four. The first two modules provide broad context for the novel: in the first, we think about Orwell’s writing of the novel and the ...

9 lectures


Dr Nathan Waddell

Birmingham University

Classics & Ancient History

Horace: Odes and Satires

In this course, Professor Llewelyn Morgan (University of Oxford) explores Horace’s Odes and Satires. The first two modules focus on the Odes. In the first, we think about the nature of Horace’s lyric poetry, focusing in particular on what ...

6 lectures


Prof. Llewelyn Morgan

Oxford University

Classics & Ancient History

Apuleius: Cupid and Psyche

In this course, Dr Regine May (University of Leeds) explores the story of Cupid and Psyche in Apuleius’ Metamorphoses. In the first module, we think about the literary and historical context of Apuleius’ Metamorphoses, before turning in the second...

5 lectures


Dr Regine May

Leeds University

Government & Politics

The Labour Party, 1945-Present

In this course, Professor John Callaghan (University of Salford) explores the history of the Labour Party from 1945 to the present day. In the first module, we think about the Labour government under Clement Attlee between 1945-51. In the second,...

6 lectures


Prof. John Callaghan

Salford University


The Presidency of Harry Truman, 1945-53

In this course, Professor Mark White (Queen Mary University of London) explores the presidency of Harry Truman (1945-53). In the first module, we think about Truman’s rise to power and how he became President in April 1945. In the second, ...

5 lectures


Prof. Mark White

Queen Mary, University of London


Cognitive Development Beyond Piaget

In this course, Dr Richard O’Connor (University of Hull) discusses different ideas within the field of cognitive development that go beyond the work of Jean Piaget. In module one, we introduce the violation-of-expectation looking time method as a ...

6 lectures


Dr Richard O'Connor

Hull University


Witness Memory and the Cognitive Interview

In this course, Prof. Becky Milne (University of Portsmouth) discusses witness memory and the cognitive interview, a forensic interviewing technique used by police officers to improve the quantity and quality of information gathered from...

5 lectures


Prof. Becky Milne

Portsmouth University

English Literature

Carol Ann Duffy: Feminine Gospels

In this course, Professor John McRae (University of Nottingham) explores Carol Ann Duffy’s 2002 collection, ‘Feminine Gospels’. After an introductory module in which we think about the poetry of Carol Ann Duffy in general and the collection as a...

22 lectures


Prof. John McRae

Nottingham University

Classics & Ancient History

Homer: Women

In this course, Dr Emily Hauser (University of Exeter) explores the status and role of women in the Iliad and the Odyssey. In the first module, we think about why women matter in Homer, and the difficulty of recovering the experience of ancient...

5 lectures


Dr Emily Hauser

Exeter University


The Cuban Missile Crisis, 1962

In this course, Professor Mark White (Queen Mary, University of London) explores the Cuban Missile Crisis of October 1962. We begin by thinking about the background to the Cuban Missile Crisis, including Kennedy’s policies towards Cuba ...

5 lectures


Prof. Mark White

Queen Mary, University of London



In this course, Dr Sarita Robinson (University of Central Lancashire) discusses the topic of stress. We begin, in module one, by thinking about how we can define stress before moving on to examine how the body responds to stress in module two...

5 lectures


Dr Sarita Robinson

University of Central Lancashire

Classics & Ancient History

Tacitus: Histories: Book 1

In this module, Dr Chris Whitton (University of Cambridge) explores Tacitus’ Histories, Book 1. In the first module, we provide an introduction to Tacitus and the Histories at a whole, before turning in the second and third modules to the figures...

7 lectures


Dr Christopher Whitton

Cambridge University