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Philosophy & Religious Studies

Christian Moral Principles

In this course, Dr Ulrich Schmiedel (University of Edinburgh) explores Christian moral principles, and the engagement between religion and politics. In the first module, we examine the role of religion in the public sphere and responses to the...

5 lectures

0:48:37

Dr Ulrich Schmiedel

Edinburgh University

Philosophy & Religious Studies

Ancient Philosophical Influences: Plato

In this course, Professor Lewis Ayres (University of Durham) explores Plato’s Influence on the Philosophy of Religion and Christianity. In the first module, we consider the idea of influence, and the context of Plato’s life and work. In the second...

4 lectures

0:39:07

Professor Lewis Ayres

Durham University

Psychology

Memory – Eye Witness Testimony

This course, by Dr Adam Charles Harvey (University of the West of England) explores factors which impact the accuracy of eye witness testimony. In the first lecture, we think about the factors which impact eye witness memory in the criminal...

6 lectures

1:09:27

Dr Adam Charles Harvey

UWE Bristol

Government & Politics

UK Politics – The Voting Age Debate

In this course, Dr Andrew Mycock (University of Huddersfield) explores the debate around lowering the voting age to 16 in the UK. In the first module, we discuss the history of voting age reform in the UK, beginning with the 1832 Reform Act and...

5 lectures

0:53:29

Dr Andrew Mycock

Huddersfield University

Philosophy & Religious Studies

Anselm on God, Eternity and Free Will

In this course, Professor John Marenbon (University of Cambridge) explores Anselm’s response to the problem of prescience. In the first module, we introduce some background to the life and work of Anselm of Canterbury. In the second module, we...

6 lectures

0:52:21

Prof. John Marenbon

Cambridge University

Philosophy & Religious Studies

Marx and Liberation Theology

In this course, Professor Tim Gorringe (University of Exeter) explores Marx and liberation theology. In the first module, we explore the roots and varieties of Marxisms and liberation theologies. In the second module, we examine the significance...

6 lectures

0:57:49

Professor Tim Gorringe

Exeter University

Government & Politics

Global Politics – Polarity and the International Order

In this course, Professor Ayse Zarakol (University of Cambridge) explores the concept of polarity and how it relates to our understanding of the international order in global politics. In the first module, we begin with an introduction to the...

5 lectures

0:26:43

Professor Ayşe Zarakol

Cambridge University

Biology

Human Evolution

In this course, Professor Matthew Cobb (University of Manchester) walks us through the history of how the modern human came to be. The modern version of the human was no more than a smart ape when it first appeared 50-60,000 years ago, but where...

4 lectures

0:47:44

Prof. Matthew Cobb

Manchester University

Biology

Stem Cells and Gene Editing

In this lecture, Dr James Smith (University of East Anglia) introduces us to the use of stem cells in modern science. To do so, we begin by: (i) introducing the main features of a stem cells and their hierarchy; before (ii) looking at how Yamanaka...

6 lectures

0:37:43

Dr James G. Smith

University of East Anglia

Biology

Smell

In this lecture, Professor Matthew Cobb (University of Manchester) teaches us about our oldest sense: the sense of smell. Smell (or olfaction) has allowed animals to detect food and other mating individuals, sense danger as well as a wide variety...

5 lectures

0:52:36

Prof. Matthew Cobb

Manchester University

History

Germany – Persecution and the Holocaust, 1933-45

In this course, Professor Mary Fulbrook (UCL) examines Nazi Persecution and the Holocaust from 1933 to 1945. In the first module, we look at some of the key historical debates that historians have tackled in relation to Nazi persecution and the...

5 lectures

1:41:56

Prof. Mary Fulbrook

UCL

Biology

Human Immune System

In this lecture, Dr Matthew Ivory (Cardiff University) introduces the human immune system, and some of the tools the body has at its disposal to fight off infections. To begin, we: (i) discuss the passive barriers and innate immune system; before...

5 lectures

0:40:05

Dr Matthew Ivory

Cardiff University

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