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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
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History & The Arts

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!

Article
5 mins
An introduction to European crime fiction since 1945 article icon

Health, Sports & Psychology

An introduction to European crime fiction since 1945

The popularity of crime fiction is on the rise. Bill Alder looks back and charts the history of this genre in post-1945 Europe.

Article
5 mins
Erzberger: Negotiating the Armistice for Germany article icon

History & The Arts

Erzberger: Negotiating the Armistice for Germany

Professor Annika Mombauer discusses the fate of Matthias Erzberger, the most hated man in post-war Germany.

Article
15 mins
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Languages

English Loanwords – Interactive World Map

Explore the fascinating origins of some words in the English language with this interactive world map. Simply select the book items to uncover the word and its history.

Activity
5 mins
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Languages

Creativity and artificial intelligence

Is artificial intelligence capable of being creative? This animation and associated article looks at the meaning of 'creativity' and whether machines can carry out creative tasks.

Video
5 mins
Can you resist zombification? article icon

History & The Arts

Can you resist zombification?

From The Walking Dead to Call Of Duty WWII, zombies are everywhere. Join us on an exploration of the undead amongst us...

Article
5 mins
East Asian Heritage month: a celebration of Studio Ghibli films article icon

Education & Development

East Asian Heritage month: a celebration of Studio Ghibli films

Studio Ghibli is a Japanese animation studio. In this article, Anita Pilgrim reflects on the films and how she can relate to some of their themes.

Article
5 mins
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History & The Arts

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. 

Article
5 mins
The Unsung Women Who Shaped the Blues article icon

Languages

The Unsung Women Who Shaped the Blues

Blues is a musical genre often associated with male pioneers. However, women were also a huge part of this development. This article shines a light on three women who helped shape the blues: Mamie Smith, Ma Rainey and Bessie Smith.

Article
5 mins
What was the impact of 'Spanish flu' on the armistice? article icon

History & The Arts

What was the impact of 'Spanish flu' on the armistice?

Flu claimed a number of lives as the First World War was ending. This article taken from our Timewatch series explores how devestating the influenza outbreak really was...

Article
10 mins
Why do we have a two minutes’ silence on 11th November? article icon

History & The Arts

Why do we have a two minutes’ silence on 11th November?

Have you ever wondered where the two minutes' silence originated? Has the practice stayed unchanged since 1919? Find out here...

Article
10 mins