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  • History how-to videos: Books and bibles Creative commons image Icon wikijim99 under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license

    History how-to videos: Books and bibles

    By Neil Oliver

    What does the information in the front of books tell us about where they come from?

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    14 Feb 2018

  • History how-to videos: Books and bibles

    History how-to videos: Books and bibles Creative commons image Icon wikijim99 under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license Updated content
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 14 Feb 2018
    What does the information in the front of books tell us about where they come from?
  • ‘Literary Caregiving’: The War Library and Endell Street Military Hospital Library Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Women's Library
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    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    05 Feb 2018

  • ‘Literary Caregiving’: The War Library and Endell Street Military Hospital Library

    ‘Literary Caregiving’: The War Library and Endell Street Military Hospital Library Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Women's Library New content
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 05 Feb 2018
    How did women (including suffragettes) help wounded soldiers in the First World War? Dr Sara Haslam explores this question, drawing on her research into...
  • Tales of Trump told in Trumpian tones: Michael Wolff's Fire And Fury Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: whitehouse.gov via Wikimedia
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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    29 Jan 2018

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

    Tales of Trump told in Trumpian tones: Michael Wolff's Fire And Fury Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: whitehouse.gov via Wikimedia
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 29 Jan 2018
    With the overnight international bestseller Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House, Michael Wolff utilises his ‘semipermanent seat’ on a West Wing sofa...
  • Creating a different world: Celebrating Ursula K LeGuin Creative commons image Icon Gorthian under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license

    Creating a different world: Celebrating Ursula K LeGuin

    By Dimitra Fimi

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

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    27 Jan 2018

  • Creating a different world: Celebrating Ursula K LeGuin

    Creating a different world: Celebrating Ursula K LeGuin Creative commons image Icon Gorthian under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 27 Jan 2018
    A short celebration of the life and work of the sci-fi author Ursula K LeGuin, who died earlier this week.
  • Charles Dickens: Celebrity Author Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: iStock

    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...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    25 Jan 2018

  • Charles Dickens: Celebrity Author

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    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 25 Jan 2018
    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...
  • Shall I Compare Thee? Poetry, Education, Seduction - An OpenMinds talk Copyright free image Icon Copyright free:
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    1 hour

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    25 Jan 2018

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

    Shall I Compare Thee? Poetry, Education, Seduction - An OpenMinds talk Copyright free image Icon Copyright free:
    Introductory level Duration 1 hour Updated 25 Jan 2018
    Professor Richard Danson Brown explores poetry, comparison and education in a lecture for The Open University.
  • 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...

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    1 hour 15 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    25 Jan 2018

  • Charles Dickens: Celebrity Author

    Charles Dickens: Celebrity Author Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University 2012
    Introductory level Duration 1 hour 15 mins Updated 25 Jan 2018
    Charles Dickens was not only the most famous writer of his day, but, during the...
  • How technology can challenge our understanding of Frankenstein Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Public Domain
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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    24 Jan 2018

  • How technology can challenge our understanding of Frankenstein

    How technology can challenge our understanding of Frankenstein Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Public Domain
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 24 Jan 2018
    Dr Francesca Benatti, Research Fellow in Digital Humanities at The Open University, believes specialised text analysis software can help us develop new...
  • Do animals really raise human babies as their own? Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Yellowstone National Park

    Do animals really raise human babies as their own?

    By Samantha Hurn

    Myth, history and popular culture tells of children raised by wolves and more. Do these stories have any basis in...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    18 Jan 2018

  • Do animals really raise human babies as their own?

    Do animals really raise human babies as their own? Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Yellowstone National Park
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 18 Jan 2018
    Myth, history and popular culture tells of children raised by wolves and more. Do these stories have any basis in truth?
  • Under the covers: The emerging critical sleep studies Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Werbefabrik

    Under the covers: The emerging critical sleep studies

    By Jennifer J* Moos

    Jennifer J* Moos responds to Michael Greaney's thoughts on how the science of sleep is portrayed in modern literature.

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    10 mins

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    22 Dec 2017

  • Under the covers: The emerging critical sleep studies

    Under the covers: The emerging critical sleep studies Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Werbefabrik
    Intermediate level Duration 10 mins Updated 22 Dec 2017
    Jennifer J* Moos responds to Michael Greaney's thoughts on how the science of sleep is portrayed in modern literature.

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  • 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,...

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    6 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

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    26 Jan 2018

  • Exploring Virginia Woolf’s Between the Acts

    Exploring Virginia Woolf’s Between the Acts Creative commons image Icon https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Virginia_Woolf_1927.jpg under Creative-Commons license
    Intermediate level Duration 6 hours Updated 26 Jan 2018
    This free course introduces Virginia Woolf’s last novel, Between the Acts (1941),...
  • Helen Langdon's ‘Caravaggio’

    Accounts of Caravaggio's life are filled with suggestions of murder and intrigue. But does knowing more about this dark artist's experiences help...

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    20 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

    Updated on:

    08 Feb 2016

  • Helen Langdon's ‘Caravaggio’

    Helen Langdon's ‘Caravaggio’ Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
    Advanced level Duration 20 hours Updated 08 Feb 2016
    Accounts of Caravaggio's life are filled with suggestions of murder and intrigue....
  • The poetry of Sorley MacLean

    Sorley Maclean (19111996) is regarded as one of the greatest Scottish poets of the twentieth century. This free course, The poetry of Sorley...

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    10 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

    Updated on:

    05 Feb 2016

  • The poetry of Sorley MacLean

    The poetry of Sorley MacLean Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
    Advanced level Duration 10 hours Updated 05 Feb 2016
    Sorley Maclean (19111996) is regarded as one of the greatest Scottish poets of the...
  • Approaching poetry

    Do you want to get more out of your reading of poetry? This free course, Approaching poetry, is designed to develop the analytical skills you need...

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    Free course

    20 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    05 Feb 2016

  • Approaching poetry

    Approaching poetry Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
    Intermediate level Duration 20 hours Updated 05 Feb 2016
    Do you want to get more out of your reading of poetry? This free course,...
  • Approaching prose fiction

    Do you want to get more out of your reading? This free course, Approaching prose fiction, is designed to develop the analytical skills you need for...

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    20 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    05 Feb 2016

  • Approaching prose fiction

    Approaching prose fiction Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
    Intermediate level Duration 20 hours Updated 05 Feb 2016
    Do you want to get more out of your reading? This free course, Approaching prose...
  • Approaching plays

    Do you want to get more out of drama? This free course, Approaching plays, is designed to develop the analytical skills you need for a more in...

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    Free course

    15 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    05 Feb 2016

  • Approaching plays

    Approaching plays Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
    Intermediate level Duration 15 hours Updated 05 Feb 2016
    Do you want to get more out of drama? This free course, Approaching plays, is...
  • What is poetry?

    Have you always wanted to try to write poetry but never quite managed to start? This free course, What is poetry?, is designed to illustrate the...

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    Free course

    12 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    27 Jan 2016

  • What is poetry?

    What is poetry? Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
    Introductory level Duration 12 hours Updated 27 Jan 2016
    Have you always wanted to try to write poetry but never quite managed to start?...
  • Christopher Marlowe, Doctor Faustus

    What does Christopher Marlowe's Doctor Faustus tell us about the author and the time at which the play was written? This free course, Christopher...

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    15 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    18 Jan 2016

  • Christopher Marlowe, Doctor Faustus

    Christopher Marlowe, Doctor Faustus Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
    Intermediate level Duration 15 hours Updated 18 Jan 2016
    What does Christopher Marlowe's Doctor Faustus tell us about the author and the...
  • Approaching literature: Reading Great Expectations

    This free course, Approaching literature: Reading Great Expectations, considers some of the different ways of reading Great Expectations, based on...

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    15 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    11 Jan 2016

  • Approaching literature: Reading Great Expectations

    Approaching literature: Reading Great Expectations Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
    Intermediate level Duration 15 hours Updated 11 Jan 2016
    This free course, Approaching literature: Reading Great Expectations, considers...
  • John Webster, The Duchess of Malfi

    This free course, John Webster, The Duchess of Malfi, concentrates on Acts 1 and 2 of John Webster's Renaissance tragedy, The Duchess of Malfi. It...

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    12 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    06 Jan 2016

  • John Webster, The Duchess of Malfi

    John Webster, The Duchess of Malfi Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
    Intermediate level Duration 12 hours Updated 06 Jan 2016
    This free course, John Webster, The Duchess of Malfi, concentrates on Acts 1 and 2...