Radical Spirituality. When you think of the Quakers, it might bring to mind porridge oats, or pacifism, or perhaps prison reform.
But there is much much more to the Quakers than any of these things. Through this course, we will be finding out about what lies at the heart of Quaker beginnings, who its main characters were, and how in a few weeks during the summer of 1652 the Quaker movement was formed in the north of England. Explore exactly where the Quakers started. Agincourt 1415 - University of Southampton. The Battle of Agincourt, in 1415, is one of the most famous battles in the history of warfare, and one of the most important and memorable English victories.
It still captures the imagination today, but why are stories still told about Agincourt? And do these stories represent what really happened on the battlefield? This free online course will explore the myths and realities about the battle, which marked its 600th anniversary on 25 October 2015. Hadrian's Wall: Life on the Roman Frontier - Newcastle University.
Explore the archaeology of the most heavily fortified frontier in the Roman Empire, its people and their lives.
Hadrian’s Wall stretches over 73 miles (117 km), from coast to coast in what is now Northern England. The Wall, complemented by a sophisticated system of outposts and coastal watch stations, offers a remarkable glimpse of ancient society. In addition to housing one of the largest concentrations of Roman soldiers anywhere in the Empire’s provinces, Hadrian’s frontier system was home to an incredibly cosmopolitan array of civilians. This six week course offers a comprehensive introduction to Hadrian’s Wall and its people and raises fascinating issues concerning colonisation, cultural transformation, immigration, integration and imperialism. We will explore life in the region before the construction of the Wall, the arrival of the Roman army and its impact on the local population.
The American South - Free online course. The American South is arguably the most important, yet frequently most misunderstood section of the United States.
On this course you will unwrap the paradoxes of this complex region and get to grips with its fascinating history. Discover the history and culture of the American South Through this course you’ll develop a keen understanding of debates around the sources, extent, nature, and even existence of something we call “The American South”. England in the Time of King Richard III - University of Leicester. The discovery of the skeleton of Richard III in a Leicester car park - and the recent revelations of an infidelity within his family’s bloodline - have made headline news around the world.
In this free online course, a team of scholars from the University of Leicester address a broad set of themes about the England Richard would have inhabited in the 15th century and look back at his rediscovery and reinterment. Explore the Wars of the Roses The political scene in the 15th century was dominated by savage dynastic warfare – the Wars of the Roses - in which allegiances and power shifted among an aristocratic clique, with devastating outcomes.
The century also saw the abandonment of many villages through general population decline, and a shift towards greater use of the land for pasture farming. But demand for labour meant that the prosperity of working people rose, and towards the end of the century, the introduction of printing transformed access to literacy and books. Superpowers of the Ancient World: the Near East - University of Liverpool. Archaeology - University of Reading. Join us at the University of Reading as we chart the progress of an archaeological excavation from dig to lab and beyond on this free online course.
Take a virtual field trip to the Vale of Pewsey We’ll be showing you around our field school – a month-long excavation at the Vale of Pewsey, which is a relatively untouched site compared to its world-famous neighbours, Stonehenge and Avebury. Shakespeare's Hamlet - University of Birmingham. Introduction to Italian - Free online course. Spanish for Beginners 1 - Free online course. This free online course is the first of six in the Spanish for Beginners program.
It will introduce you to the basic language, so that you are able to: greet people and introduce yourself and others; talk about where you live and where you come from; talk about what you do; talk about the languages you speak; ask for clarification or repetition when you don’t understand. Start to speak, listen, read and write in Spanish. In the Night Sky: Orion - Free online course. Homo Floresiensis Uncovered - Free online course.