History

Britain – The Great War and British Society, 1914-39

In this course, Professor Matthew Cole (University of Birmingham) explores the impact of the First World War on British society between 1918-39. In the first module, we think about the ways in which the First World War was a 'total war', focusing...

4 lectures

0:26:11

Dr Matthew Cole

Birmingham University

History

Britain – The Liberal Reforms, 1906-14

In this course, Professor Matthew Cole (University of Birmingham) thinks about the series of acts of social legislation passed by the Liberal government between 1906-14, known collectively as the Liberal reforms. In the first module, we think...

4 lectures

0:33:12

Dr Matthew Cole

Birmingham University

History

The Tudors – Faction in the Tudor Court, 1509-1603

In this course, Dr Janet Dickinson (University of Oxford) explores the concept of faction in Tudor England, 1509-1603. In the first module, we introduce the concept of faction itself – what do we mean when we talk about 'a faction' or just...

7 lectures

0:55:34

Dr Janet Dickinson

Oxford University

History

The Reconstruction Era, 1865-77

In this course, Professor Susan-Mary Grant (Newcastle University) explores the period in American history known as the Reconstruction Era, 1865-77. In the first module, we provide a brief introduction to what the Reconstruction Era was, when it...

6 lectures

0:56:00

Prof. Susan-Mary Grant

Newcastle University

History

The Presidency of Lyndon B. Johnson, 1963-69

In this course, Professor Mark White (Queen Mary, University of London) explores the life, political career and presidency of Lyndon B. Johnson through five key questions: (1) How did Johnson rise to power?; (2) Why did Johnson go to war in...

5 lectures

0:54:09

Prof. Mark White

Queen Mary, University of London

History

The Presidency of Bill Clinton, 1993-2001

In this course, Professor Mark White (Queen Mary, University of London) explores the life, political career and presidency of Bill Clinton through five key questions: (1) How did Clinton rise to power?; (2) Why did Clinton win the 1992...

5 lectures

0:59:43

Prof. Mark White

Queen Mary, University of London

History

The American Civil War, 1861-65

In this course, Professor Susan-Mary Grant (Newcastle University) explores the American Civil War (1861-65). In the first module, we think about the immediate background to the secession of South Carolina from the United States in December 1860,...

6 lectures

1:05:38

Prof. Susan-Mary Grant

Newcastle University

History

Germany – The Early Years of the Weimar Republic, 1918-23

In this course, Dr Nadine Rossol (University of Essex) explores the early years of the Weimar Republic (1918-23). In the first module, we trace events in the final years in the First World War up to the events in Kiel in late October/early...

8 lectures

0:50:59

Dr Nadine Rossol

Essex University

History

Germany – Sport and Physical Culture, 1919-33

In this course, Dr Jon Hughes (Royal Holloway) explores the role played by sport and physical culture in the Weimar Republic. In the fist module, we provide an introduction to sport and physical culture in Germany from the mid-19th century to the...

5 lectures

0:44:25

Dr Jon Hughes

Royal Holloway, London

Philosophy

Direct Realism

In this course, Dr Laura Gow explores the theory of perception known as direct realism. In the first module, we think about why perception is so important to us, before contrasting direct realism with another popular theory of perception: indirect...

7 lectures

0:59:52

Dr Laura Gow

Liverpool University

English Literature

Dickens: A Christmas Carol

In this course, Professor John Mullan (University College, London) explores Charles Dickens' 1843 novella, A Christmas Carol. In the first module, we think about the idea storytelling in the novel, focusing in particular on the 'character' of the...

5 lectures

1:00:11

Prof. John Mullan

University College London

English Literature

Stevenson: Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

In this course, Dr Christopher Pittard (University of Portsmouth) explores Robert Louis Stevenson's 1886 novel, Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. In the first module, we think about the genre of the novel, before turning in the second novel to consider the...

9 lectures

1:44:41

Dr Christopher Pittard

Portsmouth University