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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

    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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    Video

    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.
  • Edward Lear's Nonsense Songs Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: © BBC

    Edward Lear's Nonsense Songs

    Make your own nonsense and learn about Edward Lear’s innovative production techniques.

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    Article

    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    07 Sep 2015

  • Edward Lear's Nonsense Songs

    Edward Lear's Nonsense Songs Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: © BBC
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 07 Sep 2015
    Make your own nonsense and learn about Edward Lear’s innovative production techniques.
  • The Faerie Queene Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: © BBC

    The Faerie Queene

    Find out how Elizabethans read Edmund Spenser's The Faerie Queene and see it as the Victorians did. 

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    Article

    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    07 Sep 2015

  • The Faerie Queene

    The Faerie Queene Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: © BBC
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 07 Sep 2015
    Find out how Elizabethans read Edmund Spenser's The Faerie Queene and see it as the Victorians did. 
  • Collecting Shakespeare: Crowd funding and rediscovered plays Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Public domain

    Collecting Shakespeare: Crowd funding and rediscovered plays

    A benefit gig, a rediscovered lost play and a beef with Alexander Pope: Lewis Theobald's 18th Century edition of...

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    Article

    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    07 Apr 2015

  • Collecting Shakespeare: Crowd funding and rediscovered plays

    Collecting Shakespeare: Crowd funding and rediscovered plays Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Public domain
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 07 Apr 2015
    A benefit gig, a rediscovered lost play and a beef with Alexander Pope: Lewis Theobald's 18th Century edition of Shakespeare plays could have fitted...
  • Ayn Rand and selfishness Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The BBC

    Ayn Rand and selfishness

    Morality and selfishness sound like opposites - but not according to the Russian-American novelist of the 1950s, Ayn...

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    Video

    5 mins

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    01 Apr 2015

  • Ayn Rand and selfishness

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    Ayn Rand and selfishness Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The BBC
    Intermediate level Duration 5 mins Updated 01 Apr 2015
    Morality and selfishness sound like opposites - but not according to the Russian-American novelist of the 1950s, Ayn Rand. 
  • Past-Time Lover: Lord Byron Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Neil Arnold

    Past-Time Lover: Lord Byron

    This article is part of a collection produced for Valentine’s Day. Who would you select for your Valentine from these...

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    Article

    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    12 Feb 2015

  • Past-Time Lover: Lord Byron

    Past-Time Lover: Lord Byron Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Neil Arnold
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 12 Feb 2015
    This article is part of a collection produced for Valentine’s Day. Who would you select for your Valentine from these iconic figures from history?
  • Outside the Book

    What function does comedy serve? What do people in power learn by watching tragedies? In this collection of five animations comedienne Josie Long guides us...

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    Video

    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    15 Oct 2014

  • Outside the Book

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    Outside the Book Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 15 Oct 2014
    What function does comedy serve? What do people in power learn by watching...
  • 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

    The Mitford Sisters: Talents, snobbery and controversy

    By Professor Derek Matravers

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

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    Article

    5 mins

    Updated on:

    24 Sep 2014

  • The Mitford Sisters: Talents, snobbery and controversy

    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
    Duration 5 mins Updated 24 Sep 2014
    Following the death of the last Mitford sister, Deborah Dowager Duchess of Devonshire, we look at the aristocratic family's dynasty.  
  • Poetry Prescription Creative commons image Icon Sarah Browning under CC-BY-NC-2.0 licence under Creative-Commons license

    Poetry Prescription

    By Professor Nicola Watson

    Feeling loving, adventurous or scared? Poetry Prescription will find you the perfect poem to reflect your mood. 

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    Activity

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    18 Sep 2014

  • Poetry Prescription

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    Poetry Prescription Creative commons image Icon Sarah Browning under CC-BY-NC-2.0 licence under Creative-Commons license
    Introductory level Updated 18 Sep 2014
    Feeling loving, adventurous or scared? Poetry Prescription will find you the perfect poem to reflect your mood. 
  • The Secret Life of Books: Download the app Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC

    The Secret Life of Books: Download the app

    Download the app from the BBC Four series The Secret Life of Books.

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    Updated on:

    28 Aug 2014

  • The Secret Life of Books: Download the app

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    The Secret Life of Books: Download the app Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC
    Updated 28 Aug 2014
    Download the app from the BBC Four series The Secret Life of Books.
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