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  • 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 New content
    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 New content
    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

    Updated on:

    18 Jul 2017

  • The String Quartet

    The String Quartet Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Blair Pittman / Environmental Protection Agency New content
    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. 
  • A Clockwork Orange: ultraviolence, Russian spies and fake news Creative commons image Icon Flickr under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license

    A Clockwork Orange: ultraviolence, Russian spies and fake news

    By Dr Philip Seargeant

    On the centenary of Anthony Burgess's birthday, Philip Seargeant delves into his famous work 'A Clockwork Orange' and...

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    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    27 Feb 2017

  • A Clockwork Orange: ultraviolence, Russian spies and fake news

    A Clockwork Orange: ultraviolence, Russian spies and fake news Creative commons image Icon Flickr under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 27 Feb 2017
    On the centenary of Anthony Burgess's birthday, Philip Seargeant delves into his famous work 'A Clockwork Orange' and dystopia in popular culture.
  • Baker Street half-baked: Is Sherlock part of a new anti-intellectualism? Creative commons image Icon Saschaporsche under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license

    Baker Street half-baked: Is Sherlock part of a new anti-intellectualism?

    By Christopher Pittard

    Is the 21st Century version of the great detective designed to make thinking less threatening? Christopher Pittard...

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    13 Jan 2017

  • Baker Street half-baked: Is Sherlock part of a new anti-intellectualism?

    Baker Street half-baked: Is Sherlock part of a new anti-intellectualism? Creative commons image Icon Saschaporsche under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license
    Updated 13 Jan 2017
    Is the 21st Century version of the great detective designed to make thinking less threatening? Christopher Pittard thinks so.
  • Dr Sara Haslam on the Brontë sisters’ work Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC

    Dr Sara Haslam on the Brontë sisters’ work

    By Dr Sara Haslam

    Sara Haslam was The Open University's academic consultant on OU/BBC drama 'To Walk Invisible'. Here she...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    16 Dec 2016

  • Dr Sara Haslam on the Brontë sisters’ work

    Dr Sara Haslam on the Brontë sisters’ work Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 16 Dec 2016
    Sara Haslam was The Open University's academic consultant on OU/BBC drama 'To Walk Invisible'. Here she discusses what makes the Brontës’ work so...
  • The author at home Creative commons image Icon David Iliff [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons under Creative-Commons license

    The author at home

    By Professor Nicola Watson

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

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    20 Oct 2015

  • The author at home

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    The author at home Creative commons image Icon David Iliff [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons under Creative-Commons license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 20 Oct 2015
    Why do people visit museums of writers' homes? Discover the secret life of authors in this short video.
  • Swallows and Amazons Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: © BBC

    Swallows and Amazons

    Find out about the real children and the books behind Swallows and Amazons.

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    20 Oct 2015

  • Swallows and Amazons

    Swallows and Amazons Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: © BBC
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 20 Oct 2015
    Find out about the real children and the books behind Swallows and Amazons.
  • Cider with Rosie Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: By Ida-May Jones © BBC

    Cider with Rosie

    Discover Laurie Lee’s glamorous London life and explore the village he made famous.

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    20 Oct 2015

  • Cider with Rosie

    Cider with Rosie Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: By Ida-May Jones © BBC
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 20 Oct 2015
    Discover Laurie Lee’s glamorous London life and explore the village he made famous.
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