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Lysistrata by Aristophanes video icon

History & The Arts

Lysistrata by Aristophanes

Enjoy Aristophanes' comic account of one woman's extraordinary method of bringing The Peloponnesian War to an end in this classical studies animation. 

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5 mins
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History & The Arts

The Persians by Aeschylus

In this animation of the Greek tragedy The Persians by Aeschylus, Persian king Xerxes wages war against Greece but his navy is defeated at Salamis.

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5 mins
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Ramadan Mubarak!

The holy month of Ramadan, determined by the lunar cycle, runs from 12th April - 12th May this year. Discover how this isn't just a time for abstaining but a time for celebration while showing devotion to Islam.

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Quiz: Which Brontë sister wrote it?

Charlotte, Emily and Anne Brontë had very different writing styles but can you tell their writing apart from the other? Try our interactive quiz to find out.

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Are you driven to distraction?

Can you drive safely and work effectively at the same time? If you ever need to make your vehicle a mobile office, by having hands free phone conversations, how confident are you that neither your work, nor your driving suffers? 

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What is a literary festival?

Literary festivals have gained traction in recent years, and perhaps one of the better-known literary festivals in the UK is ‘The Hay Festival of Literature & Arts’. 

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10 mins
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The importance of planning a musical performance

Many of us have had the festival experience as a spectator, but what’s it like to actually perform at a festival in front of hundreds of thousands of people? Dr Sean Williams, Lecturer in Music Technology, shares his experience DJing at Burning Man festival in the Nevada desert. 

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10 mins
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History & The Arts

Classical Studies: festivals

‘Festival’ at its very essence, is a collective event where people come together to enjoy life’s simple pleasures – music, dancing, food and drink. But it isn’t a modern concept. Academics within our Classical Studies discipline share their favourite ancient Greek and Roman festivals, the only difference being, that in antiquity, the gods were ...

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Celebrating festivals from the past and present

The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) has curated a virtual festival to showcase and celebrate some of the lesser-known festivals of the past and present. Explore festivals dating back to Ancient Greece and Rome, discover the rise of literary festivals and ‘protestivals’, plus take a look at two very different sides to Glastonbury.

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10 mins
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Glastonbury and the festival

Glastonbury, a town nestled in southwest England, is one of the most popular and sacred pilgrimage sites, and it also happens to host one of the world’s most famous music festivals!

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10 mins
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You and your money

An important aspect of personal finance is the way in which individuals and households manage their debt, how much it costs and the different types of credit they can or cannot access. This free course, You and your money, explores these issues, with respect to the wider, changing, social and economic context.

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12 hrs
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Critical criminology and the social sciences

This free course, Critical criminology and the social sciences, will provide you with an insight into some of the main disciplines within the social sciences, focusing in particular on critical criminology. It will begin by outlining some of the defining characteristics of the social science disciplines of psychology, law, sociology and critical...

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6 hrs