Russia: The Rise and Reign of Stalin, 1878-1938
In this course, Professor Christopher Read (University of Warwick) examines the rise of Joseph Stalin from his birth in 1878 to the eve of the Second World War in 1938. We begin in the first module by thinking about his early life, including upbringing in ...
Prof. Christopher Read
Slavery in the Ancient Greek World
In this course, Dr David Lewis (University of Edinburgh) explores slavery in ancient Greece. We begin by looking at the earliest evidence for slavery in the Greek world, focusing in particular on the descriptions of slavery in the Linear B ...
Dr David Lewis
Virgil: Aeneid: Book 11
In this course, Professor Llewelyn Morgan (University of Oxford) explores Book 11 of Virgil’s Aeneid. In the first module, we think about Book 11 in relation to its position within the epic as a whole, focusing in particular on its relation to the end of the ...
Dr Llewelyn Morgan
The Trial and Execution of Charles I, 1648-49
In this course, Professor John Morrill (University of Cambridge) examines one of the most extraordinary events in British political history: the execution of the king, Charles I, in January 1649. We begin in the first module by thinking about who it was ..
Prof. John Morrill
Oliver Cromwell, 1599-1653
In this course, Professor John Morrill (University of Cambridge) examines the life of Oliver Cromwell from obscure beginnings in Cambridgeshire to his election as Lord Protector of the Commonwealth of England, Scotland and Ireland in 1653. In the ...
Prof. John Morrill
Priestley: An Inspector Calls
In this course, Professor John McRae explores J. B. Priestley’s ‘An Inspector Calls’. In the first module, we provide a broad introduction to the ply, focusing in particular on the influence of Gogol’s ‘The Government Inspector’ and the ...
Prof. John McRae