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The Life of Saint Andrew

This extract from Alban Butler's 18th Century work on the lives of the saints tells the story of Scotland's patron saint.

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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...

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16 hrs
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Literature and the Environment

Can reading encourage us to appreciate the environment and make sustainable changes to our lives?

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Deconstructing the Moors: black presence in the United Kingdom before and during the Tudor period

Dr Carol J. Brown-Leonardi delves into the largely unknown history of black settlers in the UK before and during the sixteenth century in this talk and accompanying article.

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National Novel Writing Month

You know how they say everyone's got a novel in them, just waiting to be written? Well now's your chance!

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A freelance career in the creative arts

A freelance career in the creative arts is a free badged course which lasts 8 weeks, with approximately 3 hours’ study time each week. You can work through the course at your own pace, so if you have more time one week, there’s nothing to stop you pushing on and completing another week’s study. This course has a specific focus on the ...

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24 hrs
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When Edward met Bertha: Mental Health, Colonialism, Race and Patriarchy in Jane Eyre

Bertha Mason is described as the ‘insane’ ex-wife of Mr Rochester in Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre. What does the depiction of her tell us about views of mental illness, patriarchal society and ethnicity in the Victorian era? Siobhán Halliday explores in this personal reflection on race and colonialism as prompted by the novel.

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Is Anthropology of Religion Racist?

Were early studies in anthropology structured by white supremacy and what does the anthropology of religion look like today? Dr Paul-François Tremlett explores...

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Indigenous ceremonies and climate change

How might an Indigenous artwork transform responses to Climate Change? Find out as a Totonac totem travels to COP26.

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Shaken and stirred? Blending the familiar and new in Bond’s music

With all the talk about 'No Time to Die', the latest Bond film, Ben Winters explores music in the Bond film series.  

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Black History Month

In recognition of Black History Month we have pulled together some content about some inspirational individuals and events for you to explore. 

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Census stories: bringing statistics to life in Milton Keynes

This free course brings national census data to life by highlighting the vibrant stories of the diverse residents of Milton Keynes. This ‘new town’ with an increasingly mixed population, serves as a rich case study for understanding demographic changes in ethnicity and religion across the UK. The approach can be applied in any local context. It ...

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