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Using Gravitational Waves to Measure the Expansion of the Universe

In this course, Professor Martin Hendry (University of Glasgow) discusses how we can use gravitational wave detections to help us refine our measurement of the expansion rate of the Universe. In the first mini-lecture, we introduce gravitational...

5 lectures


Prof. Martin Hendry

Glasgow University



In this course, Professor Douglas Halliday (Durham University) explores energy. In the first mini-lecture, we discuss the big picture of energy, looking at types of energy, key principles, and units. In the second mini-lecture, we consider changes...

5 lectures


Prof. Douglas Halliday

Durham University


Secularisation and Religion in Sociology

In this course, Professor Grace Davie (University of Exeter) explores thinking about secularisation and religion in Sociology. In the first module, we think about the centrality of secularisation in the theories of three “founding fathers” of the...

6 lectures


Prof. Grace Davie

Exeter University


Relativistic and Quantum Cryptography

In this course, Professor Adrian Kent (University of Cambridge) explores relativistic and quantum cryptography. In the first mini-lecture, we introduce the key principles in the Special Theory of Relativity and in Quantum Theory that are needed to...

6 lectures


Prof. Adrian Kent

Cambridge University


US History – America on the World Stage, 1800-48

In this course, Professor Brian Rouleau (Texas A&M University) explains how and why American foreign policy developed and expanded over the period 1800-48. We start by looking at the Louisiana Purchase and how the US was able to purchase this vast...

5 lectures


Prof. Brian Rouleau

Texas A&M University


The Discovery of the Higgs Boson

In this course, Dr Frank Taylor (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) explains what the Higgs Boson is and how it was discovered. In the first mini-lecture, we give a general introduction to the Higgs Boson, discussing the significance of it’s...

6 lectures


Dr Frank Taylor




In this course, Professor Derek Raine (University of Leicester) explores kinematics, which is the motion of objects without considering the forces that cause them to move. In the first mini-lecture, we discuss speed and velocity, looking in...

5 lectures


Prof. Derek Raine

Leicester University


Introduction to Special Relativity

In this course, Professor David Griffiths (Reed College) gives an introduction to Einstein’s Theory of Special Relativity. In the first mini-lecture, we discuss Einstein’s two postulates of Special Relativity — the principle of relativity and the...

5 lectures


Prof. David Griffiths

Reed College


NMR Spectroscopy

In this course, Dr Danny Allwood (Sheffield Hallam University) introduces the concept of NMR spectroscopy, a ubiquitous analytical tool used in all fields of chemistry to determine the structure of compounds. We start by: (i) investigating two...

6 lectures


Dr. Danny Allwood

Sheffield Hallam University


US History – Ratification, the Federalist Papers and the Bill of Rights, 1787-91

In this course, Professor Woody Holton (University of South Carolina) discusses the ratification of the US Constitution, along with the Federalist Papers and the Bill of Rights. We start by looking at the structure of the Constitution - the...

4 lectures


Prof. Woody Holton

University of South Carolina



In this course Prof. Sabine Flitsch introduce biomolecules. What do we mean when we say ‘biomolecule’, and what kinds of biomolecules exist? Modern research spans biomolecules of all sorts, and we introduce: (i) the classes of biomolecules that...

4 lectures


Prof. Sabine Flitsch

Manchester University



In this course, Professor Mohamed Anber (Durham University) explores magnetism. In the first mini-lecture, we discuss the magnetic fields of natural magnets and infinite wires carrying current. In the second mini-lecture we define the magnetic...

6 lectures


Prof. Mohamed Anber

Durham University

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