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Britain – Healthcare, c.1900-48

In this course, Dr George Gosling (University of Wolverhampton) explores healthcare in Britain prior the establishment of the NHS in 1948. In the first module, we think about when the NHS began, looking at the importance of the Second World War...

5 lectures


Dr George Gosling

Wolverhampton University

Classics & Ancient History

Comic Drama in the Ancient World

In this course, Professor John Wilkins (University of Exeter) explores comic drama in the ancient world, focusing on the similarities and difference between the plays of Aristophanes, Menander, Plautus and Terence. The course begins by thinking...

6 lectures


Prof. John Wilkins

Exeter University


Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry

In this lecture, Dr Shane Lo Fan Hin (University of Sussex) introduces the very fundamentals of organic chemistry. We begin by: (i) defining and drawing some of the most common functional groups encountered; then (ii) moving onto nomenclature,...

4 lectures


Dr. Shane Lo Fan Hin

Sussex University

English Language

Literary Linguistics

In this course, Professor Peter Stockwell (University of Nottingham) demonstrates the power of literary linguistics through of series of close readings of literary texts. In the first module, we provide an introduction to literary linguistics by...

6 lectures


Prof. Peter Stockwell

Nottingham University


China – Sino-Japanese Relations, c.1840-1945

In this course, Dr Marjorie Dryburgh (University of Sheffield) explores the relationship between China and Japan between c.1840-1945, with a particular focus on the events that led to the outbreak of war between the two nations in July 1937. In...

7 lectures


Dr Marjorie Dryburgh

Sheffield University

Government & Politics

US Politics – Federalism

In this course, Professor John Kincaid (Lafayette College) explores the theory and practice of federalism in the United States. In the first module, we lay the groundwork for later modules by establishing just what we mean when we refer to...

6 lectures


Professor John Kincaid

Lafayette College

Government & Politics

Political Philosophy – Simone de Beauvoir

This course explores the political philosophy of Simone de Beauvoir (1921-2002), oriented around the Feminism section of the Government and Politics A-Level specification. We begin with some biographical information on de Beauvoir, highlighting...

6 lectures


Professor Margaret Atack

Leeds University


Crime and Punishment – Later Middle Ages, c. 1250-1500

In this course, Dr Hannah Skoda (University of Oxford) explores crime and punishment in the Later Middle Ages. In the first module, we look at the types of crime in this period and explore the common responses to it. We then turn to look at the...

5 lectures


Dr Hannah Skoda

Oxford University

Classics & Ancient History

Lysias: Against Simon

In this course, Professor Edward Harris (University of Durham) explores Lysias’ speech Against Simon, a case apparently concerning a fight between two men over a boy, Theodotus. In particular, we think about the rule of law in ancient Athens, the...

5 lectures


Prof. Edward Harris

Durham University


Old Age and Population Ageing

In this course, Professor Pat Thane (Birkbeck, University of London) explores population ageing, its causes and impacts, policies related to it, and the place of older people in society. In the first lecture, we look at the historical process of...

5 lectures


Prof. Pat Thane

Birkbeck College, London


Cold War – The Berlin Crisis, 1958-61

In this course, Professor Sir Lawrence Freedman (King's College London) discusses the Berlin Crisis. In the first module, we take at the background to the crisis in. the years that preceded it, including the Berlin Blockade. We then turn to look...

5 lectures


Prof. Sir Lawrence Freedman

King's College London

Government & Politics

UK Politics – Minor Parties

This course explores the role of minor parties in the UK’s democracy, oriented around the UK Politics section of the Government and Politics A-Level specification. We begin our discussion of the role of minor parties in UK democracy by focusing on...

6 lectures


Dr Louise Thompson

Manchester University

Philosophy & Religious Studies

Wittgenstein's Language Games

In this course Dr Rupert Read (University of East Anglia) explores Wittgenstein’s language games, with special reference to religious language and belief. In the first module, we introduce language games in the context of Wittgenstein’s...

6 lectures


Dr Rupert Read

University of East Anglia



In this course, Professor Rafal Soborski (Richmond, The American International University in London) explores key debates around the concept and characteristics of globalisation. In the first lecture, we consider some notable ways in which...

5 lectures


Prof. Rafal Soborski

Richmond University, London

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