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Getting started on classical Latin free course icon level 1: introductory icon

History & The Arts

Getting started on classical Latin

This free course, Getting started on classical Latin, has been developed in response to requests from learners who had had no contact with Latin before and who felt they would like to spend a little time preparing for the kind of learning that studying a classical language involves. The course will give you a taster of what is involved in the ...

Free course
10 hrs
Getting started on ancient Greek free course icon level 1: introductory icon

History & The Arts

Getting started on ancient Greek

This free course, Getting started on ancient Greek, offers a taster of the ancient Greek world through the study of one of its most distinctive and enduring features: its language.The course approaches the language methodically, starting with the alphabet and effective ways to memorise it, before building up to complete Greek words and sentences...

Free course
16 hrs
Start writing fiction free course icon level 1: introductory icon

History & The Arts

Start writing fiction

Have you always wanted to write, but never quite had the courage to start? This free course, Start writing fiction, will give you an insight into how authors create their characters and settings. You will also be able to look at the different genres for fiction.

Free course
12 hrs
Exploring ancient Greek religion free course icon level 1: introductory icon

History & The Arts

Exploring ancient Greek religion

The ancient Greeks did not have a term equivalent to the English word ‘religion’. However, their world was populated by numerous figures they both recognised and worshipped as divinities. Among these figures was Amphiaraos, an ancient Greek hero who was later worshipped as a god and popularly associated with healing through the medium of dreams....

Free course
6 hrs
Ramadan Mubarak! article icon

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Ramadan Mubarak!

The holy month of Ramadan, determined by the lunar cycle, runs from 11th March - 10th April this year. Discover how this isn't just a time for abstaining but a time for celebration while showing devotion to Islam.

Article
10 mins
Religion as Social Control - Karl Marx video icon

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Religion as Social Control - Karl Marx

Why did Karl Marx thought religion was like Opium? Had Marx got his way, society would be so happy being revolutionaries, there’d be no need for religion. This 60 second animation explains more.

Video
5 mins