Classics & Ancient History

Homer: Women

Homer: Women

In this course, Dr Emily Hauser (University of Exeter) explores the status and role of women in the Iliad and the Odyssey. In the first module, we think about why women matter in Homer, and the difficulty of recovering the experience of ancient women ...

Dr Emily Hauser

Exeter University

History

The Cuban Missile Crisis, 1962

The Cuban Missile Crisis, 1962

In this course, Professor Mark White (Queen Mary, University of London) explores the Cuban Missile Crisis of October 1962. We begin by thinking about the background to the Cuban Missile Crisis, including Kennedy’s policies towards Cuba ...

Prof. Mark White

Queen Mary, University of London

Psychology

Stress

Stress

In this course, Dr Sarita Robinson (University of Central Lancashire) discusses the topic of stress. We begin, in module one, by thinking about how we can define stress before moving on to examine how the body responds to stress in module two...

Dr Sarita Robinson

University of Central Lancashire

Classics & Ancient History

Tacitus: Histories: Book 1

Tacitus: Histories: Book 1

In this module, Dr Chris Whitton (University of Cambridge) explores Tacitus’ Histories, Book 1. In the first module, we provide an introduction to Tacitus and the Histories at a whole, before turning in the second and third modules to the figures of ...

Dr Christopher Whitton

Cambridge University

History

The Presidency of John F. Kennedy, 1961-63

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 ...

Prof. Mark White

Queen Mary, University of London

Psychology

Anxiety

Anxiety

In this course, Prof. Femi Oyebode (University of Birmingham) discusses anxiety and anxiety-related disorders. In module one, we explore the general nature of emotions and how we experience them, before moving on to think about anxiety and ...

Prof. Femi Oyebode

Birmingham University

Psychology

Sports and Exercise Psychology

Sports and Exercise Psychology

In this course, Dr Dan Bishop (Brunel University London) discusses a range of topics in Sports and Exercise Psychology. In module one we think about how anxiety impacts sport performance before moving on, in module two, to look at the ...

Dr Dan Bishop

Brunel University London

History

The Presidency of Ronald Reagan, 1981-89

The Presidency of Ronald Reagan, 1981-89

In this module, Dr James Cooper (York St John University) explores the presidency of Ronald Reagan (1981-89). After a brief introduction in which we think about Reagan’s legacy today, the subsequent five modules explore five key questions ...

Dr James Cooper

York St John University

Psychology

OCD

OCD

In this course, Dr Emma Sharpe (University of Derby) discusses obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), a mental health condition characterised by obsessive thoughts and compulsive behaviours. In module one, we think about how OCD can ...

Dr Emma Sharpe

Derby University

English Literature

Shakespeare: King Lear

Shakespeare: King Lear

In this course, Professor Grace Ioppolo (University of Reading) explores Shakespeare’s King Lear. We begin in the first module by thinking about Shakespeare’s sources for King Lear – what he took from earlier versions of the ...

Prof. Grace Ioppolo

Reading University

Psychology

Criminal Psychology

Criminal Psychology

In this course, Prof. Francis Pakes (University of Portsmouth) discusses some issues in Criminal Psychology. In module one, we think about Lombroso and the notion of the ‘born criminal’ before moving on, in module two, to discuss genetic ...

Prof. Francis Pakes

Portsmouth University

History

Slavery in the United States, c.1500-1865

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 transatlantic ...

Prof. Tim Lockley

Warwick University