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

Government & Politics

Nationalism

In this course, Professor Eric Kaufmann (Birkbeck, University of London) provides an overview of Nationalism. In the first module, we define some of the key terms – ‘the state’, ‘ethnicity’, ‘the nation’ – as well as considering the question of...

6 lectures

0:54:33

Prof. Eric Kaufmann

Birkbeck College, London

Government & Politics

US Politics – Affirmative Action

In this course, Dr Matthew Williams (University of Oxford) explores the concept of ‘affirmative action’ in the United States through the question ‘Why have critics asserted that affirmative action should be declared unconstitutional?’ In the...

7 lectures

0:58:44

Dr Matthew Williams

Oxford University

Government & Politics

UK Politics – Civil Liberties and Human Rights

In this course, Dr Matthew Williams (University of Oxford) explores the development of civil liberties and human rights protection in the UK through the question ‘Civil liberties and human rights have been eroded in recent years. Discuss.’ In the...

6 lectures

0:47:19

Dr Matthew Williams

Oxford University

Government & Politics

The Conservative Coalition, 2010-15

In this course, Dr Matt Beech (University of Hull) explores the Conservative-Liberal Democrat coalition government of 2010-15. The first module, we think about the key background to the formation of the coalition in 2010 – how and why did the...

5 lectures

0:41:04

Dr Matt Beech

Hull University

Government & Politics

The Conservative Party, 1886-2019

In this course, Dr Richard Hayton (University of Leeds) explores the history of the Conservative Party in ‘the long Conservative century’, 1886-2019. In the first module, we think about the electoral success of the Conservative Party since the...

5 lectures

0:51:53

Dr Richard Hayton

Leeds University