History of reading: An introduction to reading in the past History & The Arts This free course, History of reading: An introduction to reading in the past, consists of a series of essays, drawn from material contained in the Reading Experience Database, that illustrate different aspects of reading in Britain during the period from 1450 to 1945. These essays are designed for you as the reader to dip in and dip out, allowing you to pick which essays best suits your purpose. The Open University The Open University Course text/html Red_4 Red_4 en-GB Copyright © 2016 The Open University