Playlists

A collection of curated playlists for our most popular texts and topics, created by MASSOLIT.

Classics & Ancient History

Homer: Iliad

The playlist brings together eleven courses on Homer's Iliad and Odyssey, and Virgil's Aeneid, perfect for those studying the 'World of the Hero' option for OCR A Level Classical Civilization.

11 courses, 54 lectures

8:43:39

Prof. Edith Hall, et al. (11 total)

English Literature

Shakespeare: Romeo and Juliet

This playlist brings together six courses on Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. The first three look at Romeo and Juliet directly, while the other three provide historical, literary and cultural context.

6 courses, 66 lectures

12:22:30

Prof. Tiffany Stern, et al. (6 total)

Classics & Ancient History

Sappho

The playlist brings together four courses on love and relationships in the ancient world, including courses on Sappho, Plato, and Seneca, perfect for those studying the 'Love and Relationships' option for OCR A Level Classical Civilization.

4 courses, 31 lectures

4:17:00

Prof. Edith Hall, et al. (4 total)

Classics & Ancient History

Imperial Image

The playlist brings together three courses on the public image of Augustus, including his political career, his building works in the city of Rome, and his self-presentation on his coinage, perfect for those studying the 'Imperial Image' option fo...

3 courses, 25 lectures

3:13:46

Prof. Matthew Nicholls, et al. (3 total)

English Literature

Chaucer: The Merchant's Tale

This playlist brings together six courses on Chaucer's Merchant's Tale. The first two look at the Merchant's Tale directly, while the other four provide historical, literary and cultural context.

6 courses, 50 lectures

7:08:52

Prof. Marion Turner, et al. (6 total)

History

The Tudors – Henry VIII and the English Reformation, 1509-47

This playlist brings together twelve courses on the Tudors, from the reign of Henry VIII (1509-47) to Elizabeth I (1558-1603).

12 courses, 75 lectures

12:06:29

Dr Tracey Sowerby, et al. (12 total)

Psychology

Anxiety

This playlist brings together several courses on topics in health and clinical psychology, including anxiety, depression, OCD, schizophrenia, eating behaviour and stress.

6 courses, 34 lectures

4:49:52

Mr Kevin Silber, et al. (6 total)

Psychology

The Brain

This playlist brings together several courses on topics in biological psychology, including the brain, the nervous system and the endocrine system and aggression.

3 courses, 16 lectures

2:41:36

Mr Kevin Silber, et al. (3 total)

English Literature

Shakespeare: Macbeth

This playlist brings together four courses on Shakespeare's Macbeth. The first two provide a detailed analysis of individual scenes and key themes in the play, while the other two look at the broader contexts of the supernatural in literature and ...

4 courses, 52 lectures

10:34:22

Mr Stephen Siddall, et al. (4 total)

English Literature

Shakespeare: Hamlet

This playlist brings together five courses on Shakespeare's Hamlet. The first two explore the play directly, focusing on important scenes and key themes. The other three look at the context of Shakespearean tragedy more broadly, including its sour...

5 courses, 41 lectures

6:38:19

Dr Helen Slaney, et al. (5 total)

English Literature

Shakespeare: King Lear

This playlist brings together five courses on Shakespeare's Kind Lear. The first three look at the play directly, while the other two provide historical, literary and cultural context.

5 courses, 62 lectures

10:48:38

Dr Harriet Archer, et al. (5 total)

History

Russia: The End of Imperial Russia, 1894-1917

This playlist brings together ten courses that cover the history of Russia in the 20th century, from the 1905 Revolution to the Prague Spring of 1968.

10 courses, 62 lectures

12:09:28

Dr Mark Levene, et al. (10 total)

Classics & Ancient History

Greek Religion: Hero Cult

The playlist brings together five courses on how the ancient Greeks thought about the gods, including oracles, hero cult, and the concept of polis religion, perfect for those studying the 'Greek Religion' option for OCR A Level Classical Civilizat...

5 courses, 26 lectures

3:54:18

Prof. Richard Seaford, et al. (5 total)

Classics & Ancient History

Democracy and the Athenians

The playlist brings together five courses on the history of Athenian democracy, perfect for those studying the 'Democracy and the Athenians' option for OCR A Level Classical Civilization.

5 courses, 31 lectures

5:18:17

Prof. Robin Osborne, et al. (5 total)

English Literature

Shelley: Frankenstein

This playlist brings together five courses on Mary Shelley's Frankenstein. The first two deal with the novella directly, while the other three explore genre of Gothic writing and the Romantic period in literature more broadly.

5 courses, 53 lectures

6:39:40

Dr Elly McCausland, et al. (5 total)

English Literature

Victorian Poetry

This playlist brings together seven courses on Victorian poetry. The first two provide a general introduction to the poetry of the Victorian period and how to read and analyse it. The next four courses focus on the work of several Victorian poets ...

7 courses, 60 lectures

9:16:07

Dr Gabriel Schenk, et al. (7 total)

History

The Transatlantic Slave Trade, c.1480-1850

This playlist brings together ten courses that explore the history of civil rights in the United States, from the development of the transatlantic slave trade in the late fifteenth century to the Civil Rights movement of the 1950s and 60s.

10 courses, 67 lectures

10:01:45

Prof. Tim Lockley, et al. (10 total)

English Literature

Webster: The Duchess of Malfi

This playlist brings together five courses on Webster's The Duchess of Malfi. The first two focus on the play directly, while the other three look at the broader literary, historical and cultural contexts of Jacobean tragedy.

5 courses, 48 lectures

10:19:12

Dr Helen Slaney, et al. (5 total)

Psychology

Forensic Psychology

This playlist brings together several courses on the psychology of crime and criminal justice, including forensic psychology, criminal psychology and witness memory.

3 courses, 20 lectures

2:49:43

Prof. David Canter, et al. (3 total)

Psychology

Obedience

This playlist brings together several courses on topics in social psychology, including obedience, conformity, prejudice, helping and help-seeking and the social cure.

5 courses, 29 lectures

3:48:12

Dr Juliet Wakefield, et al. (5 total)

Classics & Ancient History

Greek Theatre

The playlist brings together eight courses on Sophocles, Euripides and Aristophanes, perfect for those studying the 'Greek Theatre' option for OCR A Level Classical Civilization.

10 courses, 65 lectures

9:11:56

Dr Rosie Wyles, et al. (10 total)

English Literature

Shakespeare: Othello

This playlist brings together six courses on Shakespeare's Othello. The first three look at Othello directly, while the other two provide historical, literary and cultural context.

5 courses, 58 lectures

10:56:54

Prof. Tiffany Stern, et al. (5 total)

English Literature

Romanticism

This playlist brings together seven courses on Romantic poetry. The first is a general introduction to the Romantic movement in literature while the others explore the work of the 'big six' Romantic poets (Blake, Wordsworth, Coleridge, Byron, She...

7 courses, 48 lectures

6:51:10

Prof. Seamus Perry, et al. (7 total)

English Literature

Stoker: Dracula

This playlist includes four courses on Bram Stoker's Dracula. The first two explore the novel directly, while the other two look at the context of Gothic writing and the supernatural in literature more broadly.

4 courses, 33 lectures

5:13:56

Prof. John McRae, et al. (4 total)

Classics & Ancient History

Cicero

The playlist brings together nine courses on the fall of the Roman Republic, perfect for those studying the 'Politics of the Late Republic' option for OCR A Level Classical Civilization.

9 courses, 52 lectures

9:41:17

Dr Andrew Sillett, et al. (9 total)

English Literature

Stevenson: Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

This playlist brings together five courses on Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. The first one looks at Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde directly, while the other four provide historical, literary and cultural context.

5 courses, 47 lectures

6:41:44

Dr Elly McCausland, et al. (5 total)

Psychology

Attachment

This playlist brings together several courses on topics in developmental psychology, including attachment, cognitive development, theory of mind and autism.

5 courses, 29 lectures

3:56:11

Dr Emily Burdett, et al. (5 total)