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Medicine Through Time – The Church and Medieval Medicine, 1066-1500

In this course, Dr Shelia Sweetinburgh (University of Kent) explores the relationship between the Church and medicine in medieval England. We will start by looking at what the Church taught about the body and soul, and how this influenced the...

5 lectures


Dr Sheila Sweetinburgh

Kent University


Medicine Through Time – Germ Theory and the Bacteriological Revolution, 1860-1900

In this course, Professor Michael Worboys (University of Manchester) explores the Germ Theory of Disease and the Bacteriological Revolution in the period 1860 to 1900. In the first module, we look at the ideas that existed about the causes and...

6 lectures


Prof. Michael Worboys

Manchester University


Psychological Approaches – The History of Psychology

In this course, Mr Ian Fairholm (University of Bath) explores the history of psychology and its evolution from philosophical beginnings to modern science. In the first lecture, we think about the evolution of psychology as a philosophical entity,...

5 lectures


Mr Ian Fairholm

Bath University


Witchcraft and Witch-Trials, c.1470-1700

In this course, Dr Francis Young (University of Oxford) explores witchcraft in the British Isles. In the first module, we look at what witchcraft actually is. In the second module, we turn to look at witch-hunting and the trial of witches, asking...

5 lectures


Dr Francis Young

University of Oxford


Crime and Punishment – The Gunpowder Plot, 1605

In this course, Dr Clare Jackson (University of Cambridge) explores the Gunpowder Plot of 1605. We start by taking a look at the geopolitical and religious challenges that accompanied James I and VI's accession to the English throne. We'll then...

6 lectures


Dr Clare Jackson

University of Cambridge


Relationships – Virtual and Parasocial Relationships

In this course, Dr Martin Graff (University of South Wales) explores virtual relationships. In the first lecture, we think about self-disclosure and how it differs between in-person disclosure and online disclosure. In the second lecture, we think...

5 lectures


Dr Martin Graff

University of South Wales

Philosophy & Religious Studies

The Philosophy of Time: Presentism

In this course, Dr David Ingram (University of York) explores the philosophy of time, focusing in particular on the theory of Presentism. We begin by providing a broad introduction to Presentism and comparing and contrasting it with two other...

6 lectures


Dr David Ingram

York University


Issues and Debates – Psychology as a Science

In this course, Dr Paterson (University of Glasgow) walks through the method and construction of psychological research, looking to understand psychology as a science. In the first lecture, we focus on hypotheses as an initial step in developing a...

6 lectures


Dr Helena Paterson

Glasgow University


Mexico and the War on Drugs, 1492-Present

In this course, Dr Benjamin Smith (University of Warwick) gives an account of the drug trade in Mexico from the pre-colonial period to the present day. After a brief history of the South American continent, including an account of the...

6 lectures


Dr Benjamin Smith

Warwick University


Medicine Through Time – Public Health in the 20th Century, 1900-2015

In this course, Martin Gorsky (LSHTM) explores the history of public health in the 20th century. We start by looking at what public health was like during the 19th century and before the creation of the NHS. We have a look at general trends across...

6 lectures


Prof. Martin Gorsky


Government & Politics

Theory and History

In this course, Professor Adam Humphreys (Reading University) explores the relationship between theory and history in international relations. In the first module, Professor Humphreys introduces us to the key characteristics of two competing...

6 lectures


Professor Adam Humphreys

Reading University


Introduction to Mechanics

In this course, Professor David Berman (Queen Mary University of London) gives an introduction to mechanics at a GCSE level. In the first mini-lecture, we define distance, speed, and acceleration before looking at how they are related...

5 lectures


Prof. David Berman



Quantitative Methods in Education Research

In this course, Professor Stephen Gorard (Durham University) explores the use of numerical data in education research. In the first lecture, we think about why numbers are important in sociology and whether the distinction between qualitative and...

5 lectures


Prof. Stephen Gorard

Durham University


Atomic Structure and Mass Spectrometry

In this course Professor James McCullagh (Oxford University) lectures on atomic structure and mass spectrometry, and how the two fields of research have been woven together for decades. What is an atom, and what is made of? These were the...

7 lectures


Prof. James McCullagh

University of Oxford

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