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The Trial and Execution of Charles I, 1648-49

In this course, Professor John Morrill (University of Cambridge) examines one of the most extraordinary events in British political history: the execution of the king, Charles I, in January 1649. We begin in the first module by thinking about who...

5 lectures

0:43:41

Prof. John Morrill

Cambridge University

History

The Tudors – Elizabeth I and the Succession Crises, 1558-1603

In this course, Professor John Morrill (University of Cambridge) explores the reign of Elizabeth I (1533-1603) through the lens of the succession crisis that she faced throughout her life – both at the beginning of her reign in 1558, and...

6 lectures

0:54:18

Prof. John Morrill

Cambridge University

English Literature

Austen: Sense and Sensibility

In this course, Professor John Mullan (University College London) explores Jane Austen's Sense and Sensibility. In the first module, we think about the role of money in the novel. After that, we think about the themes of engagement and marriage....

5 lectures

1:01:11

Prof. John Mullan

UCL

English Literature

Conrad: Heart of Darkness

In this course, Dr Keith Carabine (University of Kent) explores Joseph Conrad's 1899 novella, Heart of Darkness. The course begins by thinking about Conrad's own experiences in Africa, as recorded in his 'Personal Record' (1912) and 'Geography and...

6 lectures

1:05:27

Dr Keith Carabine

Kent University

Government & Politics

The UK and the European Union

In this lecture, Dr Simon Usherwood (University of Surrey) thinks about the European Union and its relationship with the United Kingdom, focusing in particular on Brexit. We begin in the first module by thinking about how the EU came into ...

4 lectures

0:34:30

Dr Simon Usherwood

Surrey University

History

The Presidency of Franklin D. Roosevelt, 1933-45

In this course, Professor Iwan Morgan (University College, London) explores the presidency of Franklin D. Roosevelt (1933-45), widely-regarded as one of the greatest presidents in US history. In the first module, we think about Roosevelt’s road to...

5 lectures

0:49:09

Prof. Iwan Morgan

UCL

History

The History of History

In this course, Professor John Arnold (University of Cambridge) explores the history of history – the ways in which the writing of history has changed from Herodotus (c. 484-25 BC) to Hayden White (1928-2018). In the first module, we think about...

9 lectures

1:10:21

Prof. John Arnold

Cambridge 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

African Kingdoms, c.1400-c.1800

In this course, Dr Toby Green (King's College, London) explores the history of four West African kingdoms in the period c.1400-1800. After a broad introduction to West African history as a whole and some of the ways in which it...

5 lectures

0:47:03

Dr Toby Green

King's College London

English Language

Semantics and Pragmatics

In this course, Dr Hazel Price (University of Salford) explores the fields of semantics and pragmatics. In the first module, we provide an introduction to both fields, before turning in the second and third modules to explore each field in more...

6 lectures

0:56:11

Dr Hazel Price

Salford University

Psychology

Psychopathology – Anxiety

This course, by Professor Femi Oyebode (University of Birmingham) explores anxiety and anxiety-related disorders. In the first lecture, we think about the general nature of emotions and how we experience them. In the second lecture, we think about...

5 lectures

0:34:50

Prof. Femi Oyebode

Birmingham University

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

0:35:24

Prof. Miles Grier

Queens College, CUNY

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