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Collecting Shakespeare: Crowd funding and rediscovered plays

Collecting Shakespeare: Crowd funding and rediscovered plays Copyright free image 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...

Ayn Rand and selfishness

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Ayn Rand and selfishness Copyrighted image 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

Past-Time Lover: Lord Byron Copyrighted image 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

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Outside the Book Copyrighted image 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 tragedies? In this collection of five animations comedienne Josie Long...

The Mitford Sisters: Talents, snobbery and controversy

The Mitford Sisters: Talents, snobbery and controversy Creative commons image 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

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Poetry Prescription Creative commons image 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: The episodes

The Secret Life of Books: The episodes Copyrighted image Copyright: BBC
Updated 12 Aug 2014
Lose yourself in the plot of each episode from the BBC Four series The Secret Life of Books.

OU on the BBC: The Secret Life of Books

OU on the BBC: The Secret Life of Books Copyrighted image Copyright: BBC
Updated 10 Jul 2014
Uncover the secrets of six classic works of fiction that we all know and love.