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History & The Arts

History & The Arts

Explore culture, conflict, and the things that make us human.
HeadStart Classical Studies article icon

History & The Arts

HeadStart Classical Studies

Explore the worlds of ancient Greece and Rome with this collection of free courses on the classical world.

Article
10 mins
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 Homer’s Odyssey free course icon level 1: introductory icon

History & The Arts

Exploring Homer’s Odyssey

This free course introduces Homer’s ancient Greek epic poem, the Odyssey, which tells of Odysseus’ long journey home after fighting in the Trojan War, and his eventual reunion with his wife Penelope. Odysseus is famous for his cunning and his courage, and for the exploits he undertakes on his travels; meanwhile Penelope is renowned for her ...

Free course
6 hrs
Introducing music research free course icon level 3: advanced icon

History & The Arts

Introducing music research

Introducing music research provides you with insights into the wide variety of possibilities for studying music at postgraduate level. In this free course you will explore diverse musical topics through four themes: inclusions and exclusions, practice, technology, and community. You will encounter music from different times, places and genres ...

Free course
12 hrs
What do you see? How images can change what you think activity icon

History & The Arts

What do you see? How images can change what you think

Are images we see every day always what they seem? Look beyond your first glance and discover how images can persuade you to think a certain way.

Activity
10 mins
Why worldviews? video icon

History & The Arts

Why worldviews?

What is meant by ‘worldviews’? This animation imagines a public demonstration and the differing reasons people may have for attending.

Video
5 mins