Playlists

A collection of curated playlists for our most popular texts and topics, created by MASSOLIT.

History

The Tudors – Henry VII, 1485-1509

This playlist brings together thirteen courses on the Tudors, covering the reigns of all five Tudor monarchs: Henry VII, Henry VIII, Edward VI, Mary I and Elizabeth I.

13 courses, 83 lectures

13:19:21

Dr Sean Cunningham, et al. (13 total)

History

The Transatlantic Slave Trade, c.1480-1850

This playlist brings together ten courses that explore the history of civil rights in the United States, from the development of the transatlantic slave trade in the late fifteenth century to the Civil Rights movement of the 1950s and 60s.

10 courses, 67 lectures

10:01:45

Prof. Mark White, et al. (10 total)

History

Russia: The End of Imperial Russia, 1894-1917

This playlist brings together ten courses that cover the history of Russia in the 20th century, from the 1905 Revolution to the Prague Spring of 1968.

10 courses, 62 lectures

12:09:28

Prof. Peter Waldron, et al. (10 total)

Philosophy

Kantian Deontological Ethics

This playlist brings together several courses on topics in moral philosophy, including utilitarianism, virtue ethics, meta-ethics, and Kantian deontological ethics.

6 courses, 38 lectures

6:06:23

Dr Claire Benn, et al. (6 total)

Classics & Ancient History

Cicero

The playlist brings together twelve courses on the fall of the Roman Republic, perfect for those studying the 'Politics of the Late Republic' option for OCR A Level Classical Civilization.

12 courses, 64 lectures

11:27:31

Dr Henriette van der Blom, et al. (12 total)

Classics & Ancient History

Homer

The playlist brings together twelve courses on Homer's Iliad and Odyssey, and Virgil's Aeneid, perfect for those studying the 'World of the Hero' option for OCR A Level Classical Civilization.

12 courses, 65 lectures

10:25:10

Dr Emily Hauser, et al. (12 total)

Classics & Ancient History

Greek Theatre

The playlist brings together twelve courses on Sophocles, Euripides and Aristophanes, perfect for those studying the 'Greek Theatre' option for OCR A Level Classical Civilization.

12 courses, 76 lectures

10:39:06

Prof. Richard Seaford, et al. (12 total)

English Literature

Shelley: Frankenstein

This playlist brings together five courses on Mary Shelley's Frankenstein. The first two deal with the novella directly, while the other three explore genre of Gothic writing and the Romantic period in literature more broadly.

5 courses, 53 lectures

6:39:40

Prof. John McRae, et al. (5 total)

English Literature

Stoker: Dracula

This playlist includes four courses on Bram Stoker's Dracula. The first two explore the novel directly, while the other two look at the context of Gothic writing and the supernatural in literature more broadly.

4 courses, 33 lectures

5:13:56

Prof. David Punter, et al. (4 total)

English Literature

Dickens: A Christmas Carol

"Christmas time! That man must be a misanthrope indeed, in whose breast something like a jovial feeling is not roused by the recurrence of Christmas!" Okay, it looks like we don't have as many Christmassy lectures as we thought we did, but you ...

9 courses, 80 lectures

13:30:48

Prof. John McRae, et al. (9 total)

English Literature

Shakespeare: Othello

This playlist brings together six courses on Shakespeare's Othello. The first three look at Othello directly, while the other two provide historical, literary and cultural context.

5 courses, 58 lectures

10:56:54

Prof. John Lennard, et al. (5 total)

English Literature

Stevenson: Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

This playlist brings together five courses on Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. The first one looks at Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde directly, while the other four provide historical, literary and cultural context.

5 courses, 47 lectures

6:41:44

Dr Elly McCausland, et al. (5 total)

English Literature

Shakespeare: Hamlet

This playlist brings together five courses on Shakespeare's Hamlet. The first two explore the play directly, focusing on important scenes and key themes. The other three look at the context of Shakespearean tragedy more broadly, including its sour...

4 courses, 36 lectures

5:49:53

Prof. John McRae, et al. (4 total)

English Literature

Shakespeare: King Lear

This playlist brings together five courses on Shakespeare's Kind Lear. The first three look at the play directly, while the other two provide historical, literary and cultural context.

4 courses, 57 lectures

10:00:12

Prof. John Lennard, et al. (4 total)

English Literature

Shakespeare: Romeo and Juliet

This playlist brings together six courses on Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. The first three look at Romeo and Juliet directly, while the other three provide historical, literary and cultural context.

6 courses, 66 lectures

12:22:30

Prof. Tiffany Stern, et al. (6 total)

History

China – The First Opium War, 1839-42

This playlist covers the history of China from the First Opium War (1839-42) to the handover of Hong Kong in 1997.

8 courses, 59 lectures

8:06:51

Prof. Michael Dillon, et al. (8 total)

English Literature

Chaucer: The Merchant's Tale

This playlist brings together six courses on Chaucer's Merchant's Tale. The first two look at the Merchant's Tale directly, while the other four provide historical, literary and cultural context.

6 courses, 50 lectures

7:08:52

Dr Carolyne Larrington, et al. (6 total)

Classics & Ancient History

Democracy and the Athenians

The playlist brings together five courses on the history of Athenian democracy, perfect for those studying the 'Democracy and the Athenians' option for OCR A Level Classical Civilization.

5 courses, 31 lectures

5:18:17

Prof. Edward Harris, et al. (5 total)

Psychology

Attachment

This playlist brings together several courses on topics in developmental psychology, including attachment, cognitive development, theory of mind and autism.

5 courses, 29 lectures

3:56:11

Dr Richard O'Connor, et al. (5 total)

English Literature

Shakespeare: Macbeth

This playlist brings together four courses on Shakespeare's Macbeth. The first two provide a detailed analysis of individual scenes and key themes in the play, while the other two look at the broader contexts of the supernatural in literature and ...

4 courses, 52 lectures

10:34:22

Prof. Nick Groom, et al. (4 total)

English Literature

Romanticism

This playlist brings together seven courses on Romantic Poetry. The first course explores Romanticism in depth through twelve lectures. The remaining six courses focus on the works of several Romantic poets of note (Blake, Wordsworth, Coleridge, B...

7 courses, 48 lectures

6:51:10

Prof. Sir Drummond Bone, et al. (7 total)

Classics & Ancient History

Greek Religion: Hero Cult

The playlist brings together five courses on how the ancient Greeks thought about the gods, including oracles, hero cult, and the concept of polis religion, perfect for those studying the 'Greek Religion' option for OCR A Level Classical Civilizat...

5 courses, 26 lectures

3:54:18

Prof. Richard Seaford, et al. (5 total)

English Literature

Victorian Poetry

This playlist brings together seven courses on Victorian poetry. The first two provide a general introduction to the poetry of the Victorian period and how to read and analyse it. The next four courses focus on the work of several Victorian poets ...

6 courses, 56 lectures

8:32:48

Prof. Valentine Cunningham, et al. (6 total)

Psychology

Anxiety

This playlist brings together several courses on topics in health and clinical psychology, including anxiety, depression, OCD, schizophrenia, eating behaviour and stress.

6 courses, 34 lectures

4:49:52

Dr Sarita Robinson, et al. (6 total)

Philosophy

Philosophy of Religion: The Existence of God

This playlist brings together three courses on topics in Metaphysics of God.

3 courses, 14 lectures

2:07:28

Prof. Yujin Nagasawa, et al. (3 total)

Psychology

Obedience

This playlist brings together several courses on topics in social psychology, including obedience, conformity, prejudice, helping and help-seeking and the social cure.

5 courses, 29 lectures

3:48:12

Mr Kevin Silber, et al. (5 total)

English Literature

Webster: The Duchess of Malfi

This playlist brings together five courses on Webster's The Duchess of Malfi. The first two focus on the play directly, while the other three look at the broader literary, historical and cultural contexts of Jacobean tragedy.

5 courses, 48 lectures

10:19:12

Prof. Nick Groom, et al. (5 total)

Psychology

Forensic Psychology

This playlist brings together several courses on the psychology of crime and criminal justice, including forensic psychology, criminal psychology and witness memory.

3 courses, 20 lectures

2:49:43

Prof. David Canter, et al. (3 total)

Philosophy

The Philosophy of John Locke

2 courses, 12 lectures

2:25:36

Dr Barney Walker, et al. (2 total)

Classics & Ancient History

Sappho

The playlist brings together four courses on love and relationships in the ancient world, including courses on Sappho, Plato, and Seneca, perfect for those studying the 'Love and Relationships' option for OCR A Level Classical Civilization.

4 courses, 31 lectures

4:17:00

Prof. Edith Hall, et al. (4 total)

Classics & Ancient History

Imperial Image

The playlist brings together three courses on the public image of Augustus, including his political career, his building works in the city of Rome, and his self-presentation on his coinage, perfect for those studying the 'Imperial Image' option fo...

3 courses, 25 lectures

3:13:46

Prof. Matthew Nicholls, et al. (3 total)

Psychology

The Brain

This playlist brings together several courses on topics in biological psychology, including the brain, the nervous system and the endocrine system and aggression.

3 courses, 16 lectures

2:41:36

Dr Claire Lawrence, et al. (3 total)

Philosophy

Descartes: Meditations on First Philosophy

This playlist brings together two courses on topics in Metaphysics of mind.

2 courses, 12 lectures

1:59:02

Prof. John Cottingham, et al. (2 total)