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Government & Politics

US Constitution – Background and Constitutional Convention, 1783-87

This course offers an in-depth exploration of the historical background to the US Constitution, up to and including the Constitutional Convention of 1787. In the first lecture, we consider the US in 1783, at the end of the War of Independence,...

5 lectures

0:56:51

Professor Frank Cogliano

Edinburgh University

Government & Politics

UK Politics – Devolution

In this course, Professor Nicola McEwen examines devolution in the United Kingdom. In the first lecture, we outline what devolution is, how it differs from federalism, and the key terminology involved in understanding devolution. In the second...

6 lectures

0:54:21

Professor Nicola McEwen

Edinburgh University

Psychology

Psychological Approaches – The History of Psychology

In this course, Mr Ian Fairholm (University of Bath) explores the history of psychology and its evolution from philosophical beginnings to modern science. In the first lecture, we think about the evolution of psychology as a philosophical entity,...

5 lectures

1:02:28

Mr Ian Fairholm

Bath University

Psychology

The Nature-Nurture Debate

In this course, Dr Lydia Kearney (University of Kent) explores the nature ‘versus’ nurture debate in psychology. The first lecture prefaces the course by proposing the removal of ‘versus’, predicated on the origin of any human behaviour being too...

5 lectures

1:17:58

Dr Lydia Kearney

Kent University

Government & Politics

US Politics – Primaries and Caucuses

In this course, Dr David Andersen (Durham University) explores the system of primaries and caucuses – also known as the presidential nomination process – in the United States. In the first module, we are introduced to the system of presidential...

5 lectures

0:42:05

Dr David Andersen

Durham University

Sociology

Global Population Growth

In this course, Professor Ian Goldin (University of Oxford) considers the causes, consequences and future of global population growth, centring on a single key question – is the planet full? In the first module, we explore global population growth...

4 lectures

0:33:31

Prof. Ian Goldin

Oxford University

Sociology

Education and Gender

In this course, Dr Sam Shields (Newcastle University) explores the ways in which gender shapes educational experiences and attainment. In the first module, we think about how gender has influenced patterns of schooling historically, with a...

5 lectures

0:30:04

Dr Sam Shields

Newcastle University

Psychology

Stress – The Impacts of Stress

In this course, Dr Livia Tomova (University of Cambridge) explores the topic of stress. In the first lecture, we think about the physiological stress response, detailing the key hormones, organs and neurotransmitters involved in these complicated...

5 lectures

0:53:01

Dr Livia Tomova

Cambridge University

History

Britain – The Consequences of the Industrial Revolution, 1700-1900

In this course, Emma Griffin (University of East Anglia) explores the Industrial Revolution in Britain and its social consequences. In the first module we look at what the Industrial Revolution was. We’ll then move on to examine technological...

6 lectures

0:30:54

Prof. Emma Griffin

University of East Anglia

History

Medicine Through Time – Public Health in the 18th and 19th Centuries, 1700-1900

In this course, Professor Simon Szreter (University of Cambridge) explores public health in the 18th and 19th centuries. In the first module, we take a look at what evidence survives for the historian when assessing public health in this period...

5 lectures

0:45:47

Prof. Simon Szreter

Cambridge University

History

Germany – The Rise of the Nazi Party, 1918-33

In this course, Professor Sir Richard J. Evans discusses the rise of the Nazi Party from 1918-33. In the the first module, we'll set out the entire period with a timeline of crucial events. In the following modules, we'll then go on to answer some...

6 lectures

0:48:58

Prof. Sir Richard Evans

Cambridge University

History

Crime and Punishment – The Gunpowder Plot, 1605

In this course, Dr Clare Jackson (University of Cambridge) explores the Gunpowder Plot of 1605. We start by taking a look at the geopolitical and religious challenges that accompanied James I and VI's accession to the English throne. We'll then...

6 lectures

1:05:55

Dr Clare Jackson

Cambridge University

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