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  • Why do Taylor Swift & Sylvia Plath have more in common than you might think? Creative commons image Icon Eva Rinaldi under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license

    Why do Taylor Swift & Sylvia Plath have more in common than you might think?

    By Eleanor Spencer-Regan

    Eleanor Spencer-Regan explores the common thread between Look What You Made Me Do and Lady Lazarus

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    20 Sep 2017

  • Why do Taylor Swift & Sylvia Plath have more in common than you might think?

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    Why do Taylor Swift & Sylvia Plath have more in common than you might think? Creative commons image Icon Eva Rinaldi under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license New content
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 20 Sep 2017
    Eleanor Spencer-Regan explores the common thread between Look What You Made Me Do and Lady Lazarus
  • Why you shouldn't sniff at Winnie The Pooh Creative commons image Icon Thomas Heylen under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license

    Why you shouldn't sniff at Winnie The Pooh

    By Eleanor Byrne

    There's an introduction to satire tucked inside the bear of very little brain. Eleanor Byrne takes us deeper into...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    20 Sep 2017

  • Why you shouldn't sniff at Winnie The Pooh

    Why you shouldn't sniff at Winnie The Pooh Creative commons image Icon Thomas Heylen under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license New content
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 20 Sep 2017
    There's an introduction to satire tucked inside the bear of very little brain. Eleanor Byrne takes us deeper into Hundred Acre Wood.
  • We shouldn’t judge Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by its cover Creative commons image Icon David.78 under CC-BY-2.0 licence under Creative-Commons license

    We shouldn’t judge Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by its cover

    By Michael Bartlett

    Why has the absence of a Quentin Blake illustration in favour of a more grown up image on a 50th birthday edition...

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    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    19 Sep 2017

  • We shouldn’t judge Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by its cover

    We shouldn’t judge Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by its cover Creative commons image Icon David.78 under CC-BY-2.0 licence under Creative-Commons license Updated content
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 19 Sep 2017
    Why has the absence of a Quentin Blake illustration in favour of a more grown up image on a 50th birthday edition of Roald Dahl's Charlie and the...
  • The man behind Matilda – what Roald Dahl was really like

    By Pojana Maneeyingsakul

    Roald Dahl: the incredible storyteller loved by millions or a belittling bully? Find out what his character was...

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    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    19 Sep 2017

  • The man behind Matilda – what Roald Dahl was really like

    The man behind Matilda – what Roald Dahl was really like Updated content
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 19 Sep 2017
    Roald Dahl: the incredible storyteller loved by millions or a belittling bully? Find out what his character was like in this article.
  • The People on the Notes: Jane Austen

    By Professor Nicola Watson

    2017 marks the bicentenary of Jane Austen's death and to commemorate this she will be featured on the new £10 note....

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    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    22 Aug 2017

  • The People on the Notes: Jane Austen

    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 22 Aug 2017
    2017 marks the bicentenary of Jane Austen's death and to commemorate this she will be featured on the new £10 note. 
  • Living Shakespeare Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC

    Living Shakespeare

    Why is Shakespeare so widely acclaimed across the globe? Our new series with the BBC takes us on a worldwide journey to discover people's personal...

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    Level: 1 Introductory

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    08 Aug 2017

  • Living Shakespeare

    Living Shakespeare Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC
    Introductory level Updated 08 Aug 2017
    Why is Shakespeare so widely acclaimed across the globe? Our new series with the BBC takes us on a worldwide journey to discover people's personal...
  • How does JK Rowling use Latin and other classical languages in Harry Potter? Creative commons image Icon Crest: Jakovche https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Hogwarts_coat_of_arms_colored_with_shading.svg / Hogwarts Model Karen Roe https://www.flickr.com/photos/karen_roe/7544166316 under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license

    How does JK Rowling use Latin and other classical languages in Harry Potter?

    By Dr Joanna Paul

    To create a sense of the long history of wizardry in the Potterverse, JK Rowling drew heavily on classical languages....

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    27 Jul 2017

  • How does JK Rowling use Latin and other classical languages in Harry Potter?

    How does JK Rowling use Latin and other classical languages in Harry Potter? Creative commons image Icon Crest: Jakovche https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Hogwarts_coat_of_arms_colored_with_shading.svg / Hogwarts Model Karen Roe https://www.flickr.com/photos/karen_roe/7544166316 under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 27 Jul 2017
    To create a sense of the long history of wizardry in the Potterverse, JK Rowling drew heavily on classical languages. The OU's Joanna Paul explores.
  • How did music influence Virgina Woolf? Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: George Charles Beresford

    How did music influence Virgina Woolf?

    By Emma Sutton

    Virginia Woolf once wrote that music was "nearest to truth", and it was inarguably a major influence on her work....

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    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    18 Jul 2017

  • How did music influence Virgina Woolf?

    How did music influence Virgina Woolf? Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: George Charles Beresford
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 18 Jul 2017
    Virginia Woolf once wrote that music was "nearest to truth", and it was inarguably a major influence on her work. Emma Sutton uses Woolf's story A Simple...
  • The String Quartet Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Blair Pittman / Environmental Protection Agency

    The String Quartet

    By Virginia Woolf

    Meeting again after seven years... This short story by Virginia Woolf was originally published in 1921 as part of the...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    18 Jul 2017

  • The String Quartet

    The String Quartet Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Blair Pittman / Environmental Protection Agency
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 18 Jul 2017
    Meeting again after seven years... This short story by Virginia Woolf was originally published in 1921 as part of the Monday or Tuesday collection.
  • OpenMinds - Talk: Shall I Compare Thee? Poetry, Education, Seduction

    Join us at The Open University, in the Berrill Theatre and online as Professor Richard Danson Brown explores poetry,...

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    1 hour

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    15 May 2017

  • OpenMinds - Talk: Shall I Compare Thee? Poetry, Education, Seduction

    Introductory level Duration 1 hour Updated 15 May 2017
    Join us at The Open University, in the Berrill Theatre and online as Professor Richard Danson Brown explores poetry, comparison and education. 
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