History

The Presidency of Ronald Reagan, 1981-89

In this course, Dr James Cooper (York St John University) explores the presidency of Ronald Reagan (1981-89). After a brief introduction in which we think about Reagan’s legacy today, the subsequent five modules explore five key questions ...

6 lectures

0:50:42

Dr James Cooper

York St John University

Psychology

OCD

OCD

In this course, Dr Emma Sharpe (University of Derby) discusses obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), a mental health condition characterised by obsessive thoughts and compulsive behaviours. In module one, we think about how OCD can ...

6 lectures

0:31:38

Dr Emma Sharpe

Derby University

English Literature

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

1:09:20

Prof. Grace Ioppolo

Reading University

Psychology

Criminal Psychology

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

0:41:08

Prof. Francis Pakes

Portsmouth University

History

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

1:22:22

Prof. Tim Lockley

Warwick University

History

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

1:00:08

Dr Andy Willimott

Queen Mary, University of London

Psychology

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

0:51:48

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

0:58:34

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

0:03:28

Prof. Anne Varty

Royal Holloway, London

Psychology

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

0:45:05

Prof. Linda Gask

Manchester 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

0:39:43

Dr Catherine McGlynn

Huddersfield 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

0:47:14

Dr Clodagh Harrington

De Montfort University