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Shakespeare: King Lear

In this course, Professor Grace Ioppolo (University of Reading) explores Shakespeare’s King Lear. We begin in the first module by thinking about Shakespeare’s sources for King Lear – what he took from earlier versions of the ...

7 lectures


Prof. Grace Ioppolo

Reading University


Forensic Psychology – Criminality

In this course, Prof. Francis Pakes (University of Portsmouth) discusses some issues in Criminal Psychology. In module one, we think about Lombroso and the notion of the ‘born criminal’ before moving on, in module two, to discuss genetic ...

6 lectures


Prof. Francis Pakes

Portsmouth University


Slavery in the United States, c.1500-1865

In this course, Professor Tim Lockley (University of Warwick) explores the history of slavery in the United States. We begin in the first module with an exploration of the earliest history of slavery in Africa and the development of the...

12 lectures


Prof. Tim Lockley

Warwick University


Russia: The Revolution of 1917

In this module, Dr Andy Willimott (Queen Mary, University of London) explores the Russian Revolution(s) of 1917. We begin in the first module by thinking about the events of 1917, from the final months of the First World War to the deposition of...

5 lectures


Dr Andy Willimott



Cognition and Development – Theory of Mind

In this course, Professor Peter Mitchell (University of Nottingham) discusses how we acquire a theory of mind, i.e. the ability to make inferences about the mental states of others. We begin, in module one, by exploring what we mean by the term...

6 lectures


Prof. Peter Mitchell

Nottingham University

English Literature

Waters: The Little Stranger

In this course, Professor Lucie Armitt (University of Lincoln) explores Sarah Waters’ 2009 novel, the Little Stranger. We begin by thinking about the novel as a haunted house narrative, focusing in particular on what, if anything, the house is...

6 lectures


Prof. Lucie Armitt

Lincoln University

English Literature

Wilde: An Ideal Husband

In this course, Professor Anne Varty (Royal Holloway, University of London) explores Oscar Wilde’s 1895 drama, An Ideal Husband. We begin by thinking about the structure of the play, focusing in particular on the ways in which Wilde both conforms ...

4 lectures


Prof. Anne Varty

Royal Holloway, London


Psychopathology – Depression

In this course, Professor Linda Gask (University of Manchester) discusses the topic of depression. We begin by thinking about what depression is and how it can be diagnosed in module one. We then look at a number of different models of ...

6 lectures


Prof. Linda Gask

Manchester University

Government & Politics


In this course, Professor Matthew Humphrey (University of Nottingham) thinks about ecologism as a political ideology by surveying five key thinkers to illustrate both the diversity of ecological thought, and its core unifying themes. We begin in...

6 lectures


Prof. Matthew Humphrey

Nottingham University

Government & Politics

The Presidency of Barack Obama, 2009-2017

In this course, Dr Clodagh Harrington (De Montfort University) examines the presidency of Barack Obama. We begin in the first module with Obama’s strategy and performance in the 2008 Democratic Party presidential primaries and then the ...

5 lectures


Dr Clodagh Harrington

De Montfort University

Government & Politics

Politics in Northern Ireland, 1921-Present

In this course, Dr Catherine McGlynn (University of Huddersfield) explores the politics of Northern Ireland, from the opening of the first Northern Irish Parliament in 1921 to the present day. We begin in the first module by tracing the history of...

4 lectures


Dr Catherine McGlynn

Huddersfield University


Social Influence – Prejudice

In this course, Dr Juliet Wakefield (Nottingham Trent University) discusses prejudice, stereotyping and discrimination. We begin, in module one, with a definition of these three concepts, before moving on, in module two, to explore some social ...

6 lectures


Dr Juliet Wakefield

Nottingham Trent University

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