Free course

History of reading: An introduction to reading in the past

Free statement of participation on completion

This free course, History of reading: An introduction to reading in the past, consists of a series of essays, drawn from material contained in the Reading Experience Database, that illustrate different aspects of reading in Britain during the period from 1450 to 1945. These essays are designed for you as the reader to dip in and dip out, allowing you to pick which essays best suits your purpose.

Course learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • recognise an increased interest in exploring the history of reading
  • understand a range of examples of research into the history of reading
  • use RED to follow up any personal interests in the history of reading.