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Homer: Iliad: Characterisation

In this course, Professor Richard Jenkyns (University of Oxford) explores the theme of characterisation in Homer's Iliad, focusing in particular on fourteen key characters. In the first module, we think about what we mean by the terms 'character'...

5 lectures

0:50:58

Prof. Richard Jenkyns

Oxford University

History

Russia: The Rule of Khrushchev, 1953-64

In this course, Dr Miriam Dobson (University of Sheffield) explores Russia under the rule of Nikita Khrushchev, 1953-64. In the first module, we think about the usefulness of the concept of 'Khrushchev's Thaw' in describing the political climate...

5 lectures

0:40:10

Dr Miriam Dobson

Sheffield University

History

Germany – The Weimar Republic, 1918-33

In this course, Professor Benjamin Ziemann explores the Weimar Republic, the system of government that replaced the German Empire in 1919. In the first module, we think about the beginning of the Weimar Republic, before moving on to consider...

6 lectures

1:08:23

Prof. Benjamin Ziemann

Sheffield University

History

Slavery in the United States, c.1500-1865

In this course, Professor Tim Lockley (University of Warwick) explores the history of slavery in the United States. We begin in the first module with an exploration of the earliest history of slavery in Africa and the development of the...

12 lectures

1:22:22

Prof. Tim Lockley

Warwick University

History

Slavery and the US Civil War, 1775-1865

In this course, Professor Tim Lockley (University of Warwick) looks at the institution of slavery in the United States, thinking in particular about the period between the Revolutionary War (1775-83) and the American Civil War (1861-65). In...

5 lectures

0:27:07

Prof. Tim Lockley

Warwick University

History

The Presidency of John F. Kennedy, 1961-63

In this course, Professor Mark White (Queen Mary University of London) explores the life and presidency of John F. Kennedy (1917-63). In the first module, we think about the development of Kennedy’s legacy from the mid-1960s to the present day ...

11 lectures

1:38:50

Prof. Mark White

QMUL

Government & Politics

Anarchism

In this course, Professor Ruth Kinna (Loughborough University) explores the idea of anarchism. In the first five modules, we introduce five key figures in anarchist thinking: Max Stirner (1806-65), Pierre-Joseph Proudhon (1809-65), Mikhail Bakunin...

17 lectures

0:52:45

Prof. Ruth Kinna

Loughborough University

English Literature

Miller: All My Sons

In this fifteen-part course, Professor John McRae (University of Nottingham) explores Arthur Miller's All My Sons. In the first two modules, we think about the historical, cultural and literary context for the play, as well as exploring the themes...

15 lectures

2:35:59

Prof. John McRae

Nottingham University

Classics & Ancient History

Aristophanes: Frogs

In this course, Dr Naomi Scott (University of Nottingham) explores Aristophanes’ Frogs. In the first module, we think about the social, political and historical context of Aristophanes’ Frogs. In the second module, we think about the role of myth...

5 lectures

0:33:53

Dr Naomi Scott

Nottingham University

History

Russia: The Revolution of 1917

In this module, Dr Andy Willimott (Queen Mary, University of London) explores the Russian Revolution(s) of 1917. We begin in the first module by thinking about the events of 1917, from the final months of the First World War to the deposition of...

5 lectures

1:00:08

Dr Andy Willimott

QMUL

English Literature

Waters: The Little Stranger

In this course, Professor Lucie Armitt (University of Lincoln) explores Sarah Waters’ 2009 novel, the Little Stranger. We begin by thinking about the novel as a haunted house narrative, focusing in particular on what, if anything, the house is...

6 lectures

0:58:34

Prof. Lucie Armitt

Lincoln University

Government & Politics

The Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

In this course, Dr Richard Heffernan (Open University) thinks about the office of the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. We begin in the first module by thinking about the three essential qualifications that the UK Prime Minister must hold. In...

6 lectures

0:31:36

Dr Richard Heffernan

Open University

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