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    Charles Dickens and the dinosaurs

    By John C Murray

    How was Charles Dickens influenced by Victorian interest in dinosaurs? John C Murray explores how Dickens might have...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    19 Jul 2018

  • Charles Dickens and the dinosaurs

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    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 19 Jul 2018
    How was Charles Dickens influenced by Victorian interest in dinosaurs? John C Murray explores how Dickens might have been shaped by the work of Richard Owen...
  • Explore our English literature free courses

    Read a great novel and want to explore it further? Check out our free courses on the wonderful world of English...

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    23 Feb 2018

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    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 23 Feb 2018
    Read a great novel and want to explore it further? Check out our free courses on the wonderful world of English literature.
  • Creating a different world: Celebrating Ursula K LeGuin

    By Dimitra Fimi

    A short celebration of the life and work of the sci-fi author Ursula K LeGuin, who died earlier this week.

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    27 Jan 2018

  • Creating a different world: Celebrating Ursula K LeGuin

    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 27 Jan 2018
    A short celebration of the life and work of the sci-fi author Ursula K LeGuin, who died earlier this week.
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    Charles Dickens: Celebrity Author

    Over 200 years since he was born Charles Dickens remains a literary icon. In fact, he was one of the first superstars...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    25 Jan 2018

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    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 25 Jan 2018
    Over 200 years since he was born Charles Dickens remains a literary icon. In fact, he was one of the first superstars - discover how he cultivated his work...
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    Under the covers: The emerging critical sleep studies

    By Jennifer J* Moos

    Jennifer J* Moos responds to Michael Greaney's thoughts on how the science of sleep is portrayed in modern literature.

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    10 mins

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    22 Dec 2017

  • Under the covers: The emerging critical sleep studies

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    Intermediate level Duration 10 mins Updated 22 Dec 2017
    Jennifer J* Moos responds to Michael Greaney's thoughts on how the science of sleep is portrayed in modern literature.
  • Is science fiction a field in its own right?

    By Kanta Dihal

    Fiction is a topic for study. Science, clearly, is an area where a lot of thought is directed. So why is it science...

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    10 mins

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    21 Aug 2017

  • Is science fiction a field in its own right?

    Intermediate level Duration 10 mins Updated 21 Aug 2017
    Fiction is a topic for study. Science, clearly, is an area where a lot of thought is directed. So why is it science fiction is often shunned as unworthy as a...
  • A reader's guide to Midnight's Children

    By Dr Stephanie Forward

    As BBC Radio 4 launches an ambitious dramatisation of the work, discover Salman Rushdie's 1981 Booker Prize-winning...

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    Level: 1 Introductory

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    14 Aug 2017

  • A reader's guide to Midnight's Children

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    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 14 Aug 2017
    As BBC Radio 4 launches an ambitious dramatisation of the work, discover Salman Rushdie's 1981 Booker Prize-winning novel Midnight's Children.
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    Harry Potter and the Translator’s Challenge

    By Fernando Rosell-Aguilar

    How did translators go about converting the anagram 'Tom Marvolo Riddle'? Fernando Rosell-Aguilar explores...

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    15 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    20 Jul 2017

  • Harry Potter and the Translator’s Challenge

    Harry Potter and the Translator’s Challenge Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Fernando Rosell-Aguliar
    Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 20 Jul 2017
    How did translators go about converting the anagram 'Tom Marvolo Riddle'? Fernando Rosell-Aguilar explores the tricky business of translating J.K....
  • 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

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    18 Jul 2017

  • How did music influence Virgina Woolf?

    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...
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    05 Jul 2017

  • Introducing the Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematical

    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 05 Jul 2017
    Isaac Newton's Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematical was published 330 years ago today. To mark the anniversary, here's Newton's original...

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    Reading Shakespeare's As You Like It

    Do you enjoy watching Shakespeare's plays and like the idea of finding out more about them? This free course, Reading Shakespeare's As You Like It,...

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    6 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

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    06 Jul 2018

  • Reading Shakespeare's As You Like It

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    Intermediate level Duration 6 hours Updated 06 Jul 2018
    Do you enjoy watching Shakespeare's plays and like the idea of finding out more...
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    Exploring Virginia Woolf’s Between the Acts

    This free course introduces Virginia Woolf’s last novel, Between the Acts (1941), with the aim of understanding how she writes about time, memory,...

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    6 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    26 Jan 2018

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    Women Writers: Voices in Transition

    In the last century which women writers have truly challenged the existing forms of literature? How did they make their voices heard using brand new...

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    Level: 1 Introductory

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    24 Jul 2015

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    Introductory level Duration 20 mins Updated 24 Jul 2015
    In the last century which women writers have truly challenged the existing forms...

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    BA (Honours) English Literature

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    BA (Honours) English Literature
    Duration 3600 hours Updated 23 Jul 2018
    English literature is a broad and accessible subject that is important in its own...

    BA (Honours) English Language and Literature

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    BA (Honours) English Language and Literature
    Duration 3600 hours Updated 23 Jul 2018
    This degree course offers a stimulating and wide-ranging introduction to English...

    MA English part 1

    Course Course
    Advanced level Duration 1200 hours Updated 23 Jul 2018 Register by 20 Sep 2018
    In this masters-level module you will explore a rich and varied range of literary...

    Science project course: radiation and matter

    Course Course
    Advanced level Duration 300 hours Updated 23 Jul 2018 Register by 10 Jan 2019
    This is the project module for the BSc (Hons) Natural Sciences. You'll undertake...

    Literature in transition: from 1800 to the present

    Course Course
    Advanced level Duration 600 hours Updated 23 Jul 2018 Register by 13 Sep 2018
    This module draws you into the main currents of literature from 1800 to the...

    Research project

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    Research project
    Advanced level Duration 600 hours Updated 23 Jul 2018 Register by 30 Jul 2018
    This will be the final module in your chosen MSc, building on your existing...

    Children and young people's worlds: frameworks for integrated practice

    Course Course
    Advanced level Duration 600 hours Updated 23 Jul 2018 Register by 20 Sep 2018
    This is an interdisciplinary module about children's experiences in the...

    MSc project module

    Course Course
    Advanced level Duration 600 hours Updated 23 Jul 2018 Register by 11 Oct 2018
    In this project module, which is entirely online, you'll carry out an in-depth...

    MA English part 2

    Course Course
    Advanced level Duration 600 hours Updated 23 Jul 2018 Register by 01 Feb 2019
    This module enables you to complete your MA in English by producing a dissertation...

    Molecules in medicine

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    Molecules in medicine
    Advanced level Duration 600 hours Updated 23 Jul 2018 Register by 10 Jan 2019
    This module surveys a prominent area of contemporary medical science: the...
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