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History & The Arts 

‘Irrational emotions’ and their cognitive impenetrability

Raamy Majeed considers ‘irrational’ and ‘recalcitrant’ emotions and the various theories attached to these cognitive and emotional responses.

Article

Society, Politics & Law 

Tales of Trump told in Trumpian tones: Michael Wolff's Fire And Fury

With the overnight international bestseller Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House, Michael Wolff utilises his ‘semipermanent seat’ on a West Wing sofa to offer an insider account of the Trump administration. While critical of Wolff’s writing style, methods and failure to separate clear falsehoods from certainties, Jonny Hall concedes that the book remains a gripping read that is at its most revealing when discussing the warring factions shaping Trump’s Presidency.

Article

History & The Arts 

Heritage in war

Professor Derek Matravers considers the treatment of cultural heritage in war and the philosophical questions that need to be asked to protect cultural property.

Article

Science, Maths & Technology 

The Story Of Maths

Marcus DuSautoy explores the long, surprising history of humankind's relationship with numbers.

TV Programme

Science, Maths & Technology 

Calculating Ada: The Countess of Computing

This documentary from the BBC explores the eccentric life of Ada Lovelace, the world's first programmer, the 'Enchantress of Numbers'

TV Programme

History & The Arts 

Creating a different world: Celebrating Ursula K LeGuin

A short celebration of the life and work of the sci-fi author Ursula K LeGuin, who died earlier this week.

Article

History & The Arts 

Freedom of speech

Should there be limits to freedom of speech? Professor of Philosophy, Derek Matravers, explores this idea.

Article

History & The Arts 

Exploring Virginia Woolf’s Between the Acts

This free course introduces Virginia Woolf’s last novel, Between the Acts (1941), with the aim of understanding how she writes about time, memory, and ideas about identity. It also considers why Woolf’s fiction is often considered difficult. Selected extracts from her essays on writing help to clarify some of these perceived difficulties, illuminating complex patterning and structure in this fictional account of an English village, on a day in June in 1939.

Free course
6 hrs

History & The Arts

Exploring Virginia Woolf’s Between the Acts

This free course introduces Virginia Woolf’s last novel, Between the Acts (1941), with the aim of understanding how she writes about time, memory, and ideas about identity. It also considers why Woolf’s fiction is often considered difficult. Selected extracts from her essays on writing help to clarify some of these perceived difficulties, illuminating complex patterning and structure in this fictional account of an English village, on a day in June in 1939.

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History & The Arts 

Charles Dickens: Celebrity Author

Over 200 years since he was born Charles Dickens remains a literary icon. In fact, he was one of the first superstars - discover how he cultivated his work into a cult of personality.

Audio
5 mins

History & The Arts 

Shall I Compare Thee? Poetry, Education, Seduction - An OpenMinds talk

Professor Richard Danson Brown explores poetry, comparison and education in a lecture for The Open University.

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1 hr

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Charles Dickens: Celebrity Author

Charles Dickens was not only the most famous writer of his day, but, during the second half of his career, also a prominent public figure known through his readings and speeches. He cultivated, and relished, a close relationship with the vast audiences who came to hear him, in towns and cities throughout Britain, and in the USA. His readings appealed to his own deep instinct in support of the development of the imagination of the people, and also acknowledged the common Victorian pastime of domestic literary recitation. As an actor he took on the visage and gestures as well as the voice of his characters; audiences were spellbound.

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1 hr 15 mins
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