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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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    Article

    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    19 Jul 2018

  • Charles Dickens and the dinosaurs

    Charles Dickens and the dinosaurs Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: The Open University, based on Public Domain images
    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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    Activity

    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    23 Feb 2018

  • Explore our English literature free courses

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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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    Article

    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    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

  • Charles Dickens: Celebrity Author

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    Charles Dickens: Celebrity Author Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: iStock
    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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    Article

    10 mins

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    22 Dec 2017

  • Under the covers: The emerging critical sleep studies

    Under the covers: The emerging critical sleep studies Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Werbefabrik
    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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    Article

    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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    Audio

    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    14 Aug 2017

  • A reader's guide to Midnight's Children

    Featuring: Audio Audio
    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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    Article

    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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    Article

    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    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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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    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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