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English Literature

Shakespeare and Race

In this course, Professor Miles P. Grier (Queens College, CUNY) explores the issue of race in Shakespeare through the lens of the 'racial plot' – the idea that race is not so much an aspect of one's identity as a process that serves a particular...

4 lectures


Prof. Miles Grier

Queens College, CUNY

Government & Politics

US Politics - The Separation of Powers

In this course, Andrew Wroe (University of Kent) explores the theory and practice of the separation of powers in the United States. In the first module, we are introduced to our key concepts and begin to complicate the notion of separated powers...

5 lectures


Dr Andrew Wroe

Kent University


Attachment – History, Models and Culture

In this course, Professor Jeremy Holmes (University of Exeter) discusses attachment theory, starting with its history in lecture one. Lecture two elaborates on how attachment theory and modern evolutionary theory are linked. This lecture...

6 lectures


Professor Jeremy Holmes

Exeter University


Religion and Modernity

In this course, Professor Grace Davie (University of Exeter) considers the relationship between religion and modernity. In the first module, we clarify the meaning of the term “modernity”. In the second and third modules, we look at the different...

6 lectures


Prof. Grace Davie

Exeter University


Quantitative Methods in Education Research

In this course, Professor Stephen Gorard (Durham University) explores the use of numerical data in education research. In the first module, we think about why numbers are important in sociology and whether the distinction between qualitative and...

5 lectures


Prof. Stephen Gorard

Durham University


Medicine Through Time – Public Health in the 20th Century, 1900-2015

In this course, Martin Gorsky (LSHTM) explores the history of public health in the 20th century. We start by looking at what public health was like during the 19th century and before the creation of the NHS. We have a look at general trends across...

6 lectures


Prof. Martin Gorsky



Medicine Through Time – Medieval Medicine, c. 500-1500

In this course, Professor Miri Rubin (Queen Mary University) examines the medicine of medieval Europe. We start by looking at what medical knowledge was available during the middle ages. We then look at where this knowledge came from and who had...

5 lectures


Prof. Miri Rubin



Medicine Through Time – William Harvey and Circulation, 1570-1660

In this course, Professor Andrew Gregory (UCL) explores the life of William Harvey and his discovery of the circulation of the blood. We will look at why Harvey's discovery is so important and why it was such a difficult discovery to make given...

6 lectures


Prof. Andrew Gregory



Medicine Through Time – Antibiotics, 1920-2000

In this course, Dr Robert Bud (Science Museum, London) examines the history of antibiotics. We take a look at what medicine and medicines were like before the discovery of antibiotics. We then look at the discovery of penicillin and how it was...

6 lectures


Dr Robert Bud

The Science Museum, London


Medicine Through Time – The British Sector of the Western Front, 1914-18

In this course, Dr Jessica Meyer (University of Leeds) takes us on a journey through the chain of medical evacuation during World War I. We start by looking at how soldiers were cared for day-to-day in the trenches. We then look at first response...

6 lectures


Dr Jessica Meyer

Leeds University


New Religious Movements

In this course, Professor Eileen Barker (London School of Economics) explores the characteristics of New Religious Movements (NRMs) and their relationship to wider society. The first module looks at terminologies associated with new religions,...

5 lectures


Prof. Eileen Barker

London School of Economics


Medicine Through Time – Public Health and the Great Plague of 1665, c. 1450-1700

In this course, Jane Stevens-Crawshaw (Oxford Brookes University) explores the relationship between plague and public health during the renaissance in England. We start by looking at how public health functioned and developed in the renaissance....

5 lectures


Dr Jane Stevens-Crawshaw

Oxford Brookes University

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