History

Germany – The Weimar Republic, 1918-33

In this course, Professor Matthew Stibbe (Sheffield Hallam University) explores Weimar Germany through twelve key questions: (1) Was Weimar Germany doomed to fail from the start?; (2) Why did Weimar fail in the early 1930s?; (3) How much of a...

12 lectures

2:35:17

Prof. Matthew Stibbe

Sheffield Hallam University

History

The Tudors – Henry VII, 1485-1509

In this course, Dr Sean Cunningham (The National Archives) explores the reign of Henry VII through eight key questions: (1) How did Henry Tudor become king of England?; (2) Did Henry rely too heavily on his friends for support?; (3) How secure was...

8 lectures

1:12:52

Dr Sean Cunningham

The National Archives

History

China – The End of the Qing Dynasty, 1842-1911

In this course, Dr Lars Laaman (SOAS, University of London) explores the history of China between the end of the First Opium War (1839-42) to the collapse of the Qing dynasty in 1911. In the first module, we think about the immediate aftermath of...

8 lectures

1:20:41

Dr Lars Laamann

SOAS, University of London

English Literature

Miller: Death of a Salesman

In this nineteen-part course, Professor John McRae (University of Nottingham) explores Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman. We begin with a broad introduction to the historical, literary and cultural context, before going through the play...

19 lectures

2:54:13

Prof. John McRae

Nottingham University

History

Britain – The Economy, 1918-39

In this course, Dr Christopher Price (York St John University) explores the development and performance of the British economy between 1918-39. In the first module, we consider the state of the British economy in the immediate aftermath of the...

5 lectures

0:51:16

Dr Chris Price

York St John University

English Literature

Hosseini: The Kite Runner

In this course, Professor John McRae (University of Nottingham) explores Khalid Hosseini’s The Kite Runner. We begin with a broad introduction to the historical, political and literary context of the novel, before going through the whole novel...

26 lectures

2:20:07

Prof. John McRae

Nottingham University

English Literature

Poems of the Decade (Edexcel)

In this course, John McRae (University of Nottingham) explores the twenty poems that make up the ‘Poems of the Decade’ cluster for A Level English Literature (Edexcel). Each poem is read in detail, with a short commentary highlighting aspects of...

19 lectures

2:42:16

Prof. John McRae

Nottingham University

Psychology

Gender

In this course, Professor Peter Hegarty (University of Surrey) explores the psychology of gender. In the first module, we think about different ways of measuring one’s psychological gender, focusing in particular on the most widely-used system,...

6 lectures

0:49:28

Prof. Peter Hegarty

Surrey University

Psychology

Child Language Acquisition

In this course, Professor Ben Ambridge (University of Liverpool) explores childhood language acquisition. In the first module, we explore how children learn to distinguish the basic sounds (phonemes) that make up their mother tongue. In the second...

5 lectures

0:48:37

Prof. Ben Ambridge

Liverpool University

English Literature

Shakespeare: Othello

In this course, Professor Helen Smith (University of York) explores Shakespeare’s Othello. In the first module, we provide a broad introduction to the play and some of its key themes. In the second module, we think about the theme of race and...

5 lectures

0:53:00

Prof. Helen Smith

York University

Philosophy

What is Knowledge?

In this course, Dr Arif Ahmed (University of Cambridge) explores the question ‘What is knowledge?’. In the first module, we introduce the idea of ‘analysing’ knowledge and arrive at the classical, tripartite definition of knowledge as justified...

5 lectures

0:55:23

Dr Arif Ahmed

Cambridge University

Philosophy

Metaethics

In this course, Dr Iain Law (University of Birmingham) provides a comprehensive introduction to the field of philosophy known as metaethics. In the first module, we provide an introduction to metaethics itself, including the difference between...

7 lectures

1:04:44

Dr Iain Law

Birmingham University