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Classics

Athenian Democracy: The Reforms of Solon

Athenian Democracy: The Reforms of Solon

In this course, Professor Hans van Wees (University College, London) explores the reforms of Solon in the early sixth century BC. We begin by thinking about the social and political problems faced by Athens in the period, before moving on...

Prof. Hans van Wees

University College London

English Literature

Atwood: The Handmaid's Tale

Atwood: The Handmaid's Tale

In this course, Dr Madeleine Davies (University of Reading) explores Margaret Atwood's 1985 novel, the Handmaid's Tale. We begin by thinking about some of the contexts – political, religious, literary – that are relevant when reading the novel, before considering...

Dr Madeleine Davies

Reading University

English Literature

Chaucer: The Merchant's Tale

Chaucer: The Merchant's Tale

In this course, Professor Carolyne Larrington (University of Oxford) explores Geoffrey Chaucer's Merchant's Tale. We begin by thinking about the Merchant himself, who is introduced in the General Prologue of the Canterbury Tales. After that, we think about the genre...

Dr Carolyne Larrington

Oxford University

Classics

Greek Art, c. 650-460 BC

Greek Art, c. 650-460 BC

In this course, Professor Judy Barringer (University of Edinburgh) explores Greek art, focusing in particular on vase-painting and sculpture from the seventh to the early fifth century BC. We begin by thinking about black-figure pottery, focusing in particular on the...

Prof. Judith Barringer

Edinburgh University

Classics

Politics of the Late Republic: Cicero, 106-43 BC

Politics of the Late Republic: Cicero, 106-43 BC

In this course, Professor Catherine Steel (University of Glasgow) explores the politics of the Late Republic through one of its central figures: Marcus Tullius Cicero. We begin by thinking about Cicero's early life and education, including his training in rhetoric...

Prof. Catherine Steel

Glasgow University

History

Napoleon III: Foreign and Imperial Policy, 1848-70

Napoleon III: Foreign and Imperial Policy, 1848-70

In this course, Dr Michael Rapport (University of Glasgow) explores the reign of Napoleon III, focusing in particular on his foreign and imperial policies. We begin by thinking about Louis-Napoleon's aims and ideals, as well as his experience of conducting...

Dr Michael Rapport

Glasgow University