History

The French Revolution, 1789-99

The French Revolution, 1789-99

In this course, we explore one of the most important events in world history, the French Revolution. We begin by looking at politics and society in 18th-century France, exploring the Absolutism of the French monarchy and the Ancien Regime. After...

Dr Tom Stammers

Durham University

English Literature

Wide Sargasso Sea and Jane Eyre

Wide Sargasso Sea and Jane Eyre

In this course, we explore Jean Rhys' 'Wide Sargasso Sea' alongside 'Jane Eyre'. Written as a prequel to 'Jane Eyre', 'Wide Sargasso Sea' shares many of the same themes (not to mention characters) as Bronte's novel. In this course, we...

Ms Janelle Rodriques

Newcastle University

English Literature

Shakespeare and History

Shakespeare and History

In this course, we explore the concept of history in Shakespeare, looking in particular at six key plays: King Lear, Richard II, Twelfth Night, Titus Andronicus, Hamlet, The Tempest. The course begins by considering the idea of narrative in history....

Dr Harriet Archer

Newcastle University

Classics

Tacitus: Annals: Book 15

Tacitus: Annals: Book 15

In this course, Dr Ed Bispham (University of Oxford) explores Book 15 of Tacitus' Annals. We begin by considering Tacitus as a historian. How does he construct his history, and how much can we trust him? We then give a...

Dr Ed Bispham

Oxford University

English Literature

Poetry: Introduction to Poetic Form

Poetry: Introduction to Poetic Form

In this course, we look at the use of form in poetry. The purpose of this course is to demonstrate the many ways in which the form of a poem can convey meaning. This includes the use forms that are...

Ms Stephanie Yorke

Oxford University

History

Liberals and Conservatives, 1846-95

Liberals and Conservatives, 1846-95

This course explores British politics from 1846 to 1895, focusing in particular on five key figures - Sir Robert Peel, Benjamin Disraeli, Lord Palmerston, William Gladstone, and Lord Salisbury - and dealing with the central issues of the period: political...

Mr Edward Hicks

Oxford University