Christmas

9 courses, 80 lectures
13:30:48

English Literature

Dickens: A Christmas Carol

Dickens: A Christmas Carol

In this course, Professor John McRae (University of Nottingham) explores Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. In the first module, we introduce the novel by looking at the first two paragraphs of the story, including its famous opening...

15 lectures

2:14:28

Prof. John McRae

Nottingham University

English Literature

Dickens: A Christmas Carol

Dickens: A Christmas Carol

In this course, Professor John Bowen (University of York) explores Charles Dickens' 1843 novella, A Christmas Carol. The course begins with a general introduction to the book, which shows that it is funnier, wilder and much...

5 lectures

0:43:05

Prof. John Bowen

York University

English Literature

The Poetry of Christina Rossetti

The Poetry of Christina Rossetti

In this course, Dr Ross Wilson (University of Cambridge) explores the poetry of Christina Rossetti. Having begun with a summary of Rossetti’s critical reception, both in her own lifetime and then after her death, we then...

6 lectures

1:03:40

Dr Ross Wilson

Cambridge University

English Literature

The Poetry of Thomas Hardy

The Poetry of Thomas Hardy

In this course, we explore the poetry of Thomas Hardy. Having introduced Hardy in the first module, we then go through eighteen of his poems in turn, reading each aloud, and providing in-depth, line-by-line commentary and...

18 lectures

2:24:59

Prof. John McRae

Nottingham University

History

The Early Anglo-Saxon Church, 597-754

The Early Anglo-Saxon Church, 597-754

In this course, Professor Sarah Foot (University of Oxford) explores the early Anglo-Saxon church, from Augustine's mission to England in the late sixth century to the death of Boniface in 754. We begin in the first module with...

6 lectures

1:41:46

Prof. Sarah Foot

Oxford University

History

Charlemagne and the Carolingian Empire, 768-814

Charlemagne and the Carolingian Empire, 768-814

In the course, Professor Rosamond McKitterick (University of Cambridge) explores the rule of Charlemagne and the Carolingian Empire. The course begins by considering the sources available for historians of the period—including...

5 lectures

0:49:57

Prof. Rosamond McKitterick

Cambridge University

History

The Norman Conquest and the Reign of William the Conqueror, 1035-87

The Norman Conquest and the Reign of William the Conqueror, 1035-87

In this course, Professor David Bates (University of East Anglia) explores English history between 1035-87, focusing in particular on the Norman Conquest and the reign of William the Conqueror. After an introduction to the...

12 lectures

2:00:34

Prof. David Bates

University of East Anglia

History

The Founding of the Crusader States, 1099-1124

The Founding of the Crusader States, 1099-1124

In this course, Dr Nicholas Morton (Nottingham Trent University) explores the foundation of the Crusader states in the decades following the First Crusade. In the first module, we think about some of the impacts of the First...

4 lectures

0:39:09

Dr Nicholas Morton

Nottingham Trent University

English Literature

Dickens: A Christmas Carol

Dickens: A Christmas Carol

In this course, Dr Christopher Pittard (University of Portsmouth) explores Charles Dickens’ 1843 novella, ‘A Christmas Carol’. In the first module, we think about the background to ‘A Christmas Carol’, the circumstances that...

9 lectures

1:53:10

Dr Christopher Pittard

Portsmouth University