Skip to content

Hound hub

Updated Wednesday 28th August 2013

Love labradors? Potty about poodles? Explore the Hound hub to find out more about our furry friends.

Dogs have made their mark in a number of subjects, from the Shakespearean stage to Animal-Computer Interaction.

 

For further information, take a look at our frequently asked questions which may give you the support you need.

Have a question?

Other content you may like

How do empires work? free course icon Level 1 icon

History & The Arts 

How do empires work?

How are empires ruled? How do military, economic, logistic and cultural constructs combine to create 'systems of empire'? This free course, How do empires work?, introduces these questions by briefly sketching in the dramatic events of the Anglo-Chinese conflict over Hong Kong from 1839 to 1842.

Free course
1 hr
Titles that sell Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University video icon

History & The Arts 

Titles that sell

See the changes George Eliot made as she wrote The Mill on the Floss.

Video
5 mins
World-Changing Women: Caroline Norton Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Public Domain article icon

History & The Arts 

World-Changing Women: Caroline Norton

After experiencing an unhappy marriage an even unhappier divorce, Caroline Norton successfully campaigned to make women equal to men in the eyes of the law. Discover more about her life...

Article
Why do we feast on so much chocolate at Easter? Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Richard Thomas | Dreamstime.com article icon

History & The Arts 

Why do we feast on so much chocolate at Easter?

Have you ever wondered what's the connection between Easter and chocolate? In this article Graham Harvey looks at the origins of our appreciation of chocolate eggs. 

Article
The Mitford Sisters: Talents, snobbery and controversy Creative commons image Icon Katy Stoddard under CC-BY-NC-SA-2.0 licence under Creative-Commons license article icon

History & The Arts 

The Mitford Sisters: Talents, snobbery and controversy

Following the death of the last Mitford sister, Deborah Dowager Duchess of Devonshire, we look at the aristocratic family's dynasty.  

Article
World-Changing Women: Laura Bassi Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC article icon

History & The Arts 

World-Changing Women: Laura Bassi

Laura Bassi is perceived as the first woman to hold down a science career, setting up a renowned school in her own home. Read up on her acheivements here...

Article
History of reading tutorial 2: The reading and reception of literary texts – a case study of Robinson Crusoe Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission free course icon Level 2 icon

History & The Arts 

History of reading tutorial 2: The reading and reception of literary texts – a case study of Robinson Crusoe

How have famous books been read and received by audiences in the past? This free course, History of reading tutorial 2: The reading and reception of literary texts a case study of Robinson Crusoe, is the second tutorial in a series designed to help users of the UK Reading Experience Database (UK RED) search, browse and use this resource, and explores the use of historical evidence to understand the reading and reception of a literary text, in this case Daniel Defoes Robinson Crusoe. The first tutorial in this series (Red_1) shows how historians have uncovered evidence of reading in the past, while the next tutorial (Red_3) demonstrates how evidence of a writers reading can add to our understanding of their literary output. UK RED is a resource built and maintained at The Open University.

Free course
1 hr
Library of Alexandria Creative commons image Icon pcorreia under Creative-Commons license free course icon Level 3 icon

History & The Arts 

Library of Alexandria

One of the most important questions for any student of the ancient world to address is 'how do we know what we know about antiquity?' Whether we're thinking about urban architecture, or love poetry, or modern drama, a wide range of factors shape the picture of antiquity that we have today. This free course, Library of Alexandria, encourages you to reflect upon and critically ------ those factors. Interpreting an ancient text, or a piece of material culture, or understanding an historical event, is never a straightforward process of 'discovery', but is always affected by things such as translation choices, the preservation (or loss) of an archaeological record, or the agendas of scholars.

Free course
7 hrs
The author at home Creative commons image Icon David Iliff [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons under Creative-Commons license video icon

History & The Arts 

The author at home

Why do people visit museums of writers' homes? Discover the secret life of authors in this short video.

Video
5 mins