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Myth making at the movies - Musings on Mad Max: Fury Road

Myth making at the movies - Musings on Mad Max: Fury Road Creative commons image Credit: tricks ware under CC-BY-NC-ND-2.0 licence New content
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 27 May 2015
The film Mad Max: Fury Road is set in the dystopian furture, but is the narrative a recycled story from Roman and Greek times? N.B. contains...

Collecting Shakespeare: Crowd funding and rediscovered plays

Collecting Shakespeare: Crowd funding and rediscovered plays Copyright free image Credit: Public domain
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 07 Apr 2015
A benefit gig, a rediscovered lost play and a beef with Alexander Pope: Lewis Theobald's 18th Century edition of Shakespeare plays could have...

Small Data: Star Wars release & broadcast dates

Small Data: Star Wars release & broadcast dates Creative commons image Credit: Thirteenth Nile under CC-BY-NC-ND licence
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 17 Feb 2015
Do the lengths between US, UK & UK TV debuts of the first six Star Wars film tell us anything about changes in the entertainment industry?

Thirty-five winters of discontent

Thirty-five winters of discontent Creative commons image Credit: Highways Agency under CC-BY licence
Updated 28 Jan 2015
Since the original 1978/79 Winter Of Discontent, any setback at any time between late summer and Easter has been garlanded with the same grim title.

Social Science and Psychology Further Optional Units

Social Science and Psychology Further Optional Units Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University / Karen Parker
Updated 21 Jan 2015
Links to resources recommended by 'Pathways to Success in Higher Education' by The Open University in Wales. 

Why the message of The Hunger Games films is dangerous

Why the message of The Hunger Games films is dangerous Copyrighted image Credit: Lionsgate
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 10 Dec 2014
The mass uprising against a tyrannical regime depicted in The Hunger Games is a reality in some countries, but can the results be devastating? 

Interstellar: a dangerous fantasy of US colonialism?

Interstellar: a dangerous fantasy of US colonialism? Copyrighted image Credit: Lagron49 | Dreamstime.com - Anne Hathaway Photo
Updated 19 Nov 2014
Anne Hathaway's space movie puts engineers and scientists at the heart of the story - but is let down by an American colonialist message, says...

Green shade: Why debates without the party aren't worth the effort

Green shade: Why debates without the party aren't worth the effort Creative commons image Credit: Scottish Greens under CC-BY licence
Updated 31 Oct 2014
Plans for a leaders' debate prior to the 2015 election exclude The Green Party - undermining the value of the debate, says Peter Bloom.