Government & Politics

Globalisation

In this course, Professor Ray Kiely (Queen Mary, University of London) explores the concept of globalisation. In the first module, we think about what ‘globalisation’ actually means, before introducing three different perspectives on globalisation...

6 lectures

1:08:54

Prof. Ray Kiely

Queen Mary, University of London

Government & Politics

Pressure Groups and Lobbying

In this course, Professor Wyn Grant (University of Warwick) explores the importance of pressure groups and lobbying in the UK political system. In the first module, we think about the history of pressure groups and how they have changed over time,...

5 lectures

0:42:12

Prof. Wyn Grant

Warwick University

Government & Politics

Voting Behaviour

In this course, Professor Peter Dorey (Cardiff University) explores various aspects of voting behaviour. In the first module, we think about voting behaviour in terms of class and partisan alignment and dealignment. After that, in the second...

6 lectures

0:37:18

Prof. Peter Dorey

Cardiff University

History

China – The Second Sino-Japanese War, 1937-45

In this course, Dr Tehyun Ma (University of Sheffield) explores the causes, course and consequences of the Second Sino-Japanese War (1937-45). In the first module, we think about why the Japanese occupied Manchuria in 1931. After that, in the...

6 lectures

0:50:55

Dr Tehyun Ma

Sheffield University

History

China – The Rise of the Chinese Communist Party, 1921-49

In this course, Professor Michael Dillon (Durham University) explores the rise of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) between 1921 (when it was founded) to 1949 (when it became the governing party of the newly-established People’s Republic of...

9 lectures

0:40:30

Prof. Michael Dillon

Durham University

English Literature

Dickens: A Christmas Carol

In this course, Dr Christopher Pittard (University of Portsmouth) explores Charles Dickens’ 1843 novella, ‘A Christmas Carol’. In the first module, we think about the background to ‘A Christmas Carol’, the circumstances that led Dickens to write...

9 lectures

1:53:10

Dr Christopher Pittard

Portsmouth University

History

China – The Cultural Revolution, 1966-76

In this course, Professor Michael Dillon (Durham University) explores the Cultural Revolution in China through nine key questions: (1) What was the meaning of the name ‘Cultural Revolution’?; (2) Why did Mao launch the Cultural Revolution when he...

9 lectures

0:55:35

Prof. Michael Dillon

Durham University

History

China – Deng Xiaoping and the Opening of China, 1979-97

In this course, Professor Frank Ching (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology) explores the development of Chinese society, politics and economics during the rule of Deng Xiaoping, sometimes referred to as the ‘Opening of China’. In the...

6 lectures

1:02:51

Prof. Frank Ching

HKUST

History

China – The Second Sino-Japanese War and Maoist China, 1937-76

In this course, Professor Yang-Wen Zheng (University of Manchester) explores the history of China from the outbreak of the Second Sino-Japanese War (1937-45) to the death of Mao Zedong in 1976. In the first module, we think about what China was...

7 lectures

1:10:41

Prof. Yangwen Zheng

Manchester University

History

China – The Making of Modern China

In this course, Professor Kerry Brown (King’s College, London) provides a broad introduction to Chinese history from the 2nd millennium BC to the present day, with a focus on how China became the economic and political powerhouse it has done in...

6 lectures

1:00:06

Prof. Kerry Brown

King's College, London

Classics & Ancient History

Aristophanes: Frogs

In this course, Dr Naomi Scott (University of Nottingham) explores Aristophanes’ Frogs. In the first module, we think about the social, political and historical context of Aristophanes’ Frogs. In the second module, we think about the role of myth...

5 lectures

0:33:53

Dr Naomi Scott

Nottingham University

Classics & Ancient History

Ancient Historiography

In this course, Professor Matthew Fox (University of Glasgow) provides a broad introduction the writing of history (or ‘historiography’) in the Greek and Roman world. In the first module, we think about some of the key issues when approaching...

5 lectures

0:56:50

Prof. Matthew Fox

Glasgow University