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Document What is a theme?

Consideration of themes in fiction.

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Link What is heritage?

An introduction to heritage studies. This learning unit introduces the concept of heritage and its critical study, exploring the role of heritage in both past and contemporary societies.

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Link What Is Poetry?

Open University online course on poetic form and techniques.

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Link What is the Third Estate?

Emmanuel Joseph Sieyes: "What is the Third Estate? [Excerpts], 1789

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Link What Is Tragedy?

Oxford University podcast series on tragedy.

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Link What you need to know to open a bank account in Italy

Some activities to find out about the documents required to open a bank account in Italy as a foreign citizen, and also to learn some bank jargon and idiomatic expressions.

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Document When costume became fashion in Victorian dress: An exploration of historicity, exoticism and convention in E.W. Godwin’s ‘A Lecture on Dress’ and Lady Clementina Hawarden’s ‘Study from Life’, Kenya Hunt

Many modern day ideas about women’s dress in fact have their origins in concepts that began in the Victorian era: beauty and utility, historicity and conventionality. As a result, it is important to look at the two poles of adornment and how they...

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Link Where may truth lie? Fiction in memory, memory in fiction

Oxford Centre for Life-Writing podcast of novelist and memoirist Candia McWilliam's Weinrebe Lecture in Life-Writing, in which she attests to the edifying power of fiction and biography to help us see the world through the eyes of others. Lecture...

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Document Whirlwinds of Empire: Subversion and the Gothic in William Blake's The Spiritual Form of Pitt Guiding Behemoth by Jonathan Perris

Between 1782 and 1830, some eighty authors directly referenced William Pitt the Younger in poetic verse. George Canning’s ‘The Pilot that Weathered the Storm’, in particular, came to be instrumental in the construction of the Prime...

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Link WHO SPEAKS LATIN NOWADAYS?

The journalist who broke the news of the Pope's resignation got the scoop because she understood spoken Latin!

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Link WHO WERE THE MINOANS?

There is some interesting research by Dr Iosif Lazaridis and colleagues from Harvard Medical School, which focusses on burials from both the Minoan civilization, and the Mycenaean culture using DNA analysis.

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Link WHY IS THE ATLANTIS STORY STILL SO POPULAR?

This brief article explores why a tale created by Plato over 2000 years ago still remains popular.

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Video Why release your content as OER?

Short presentation covering the reasons individual tutors and institutions might want to release content as OER. Note if you have trouble playing this file, open it in a browser.

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Link Why the Novel Matters

D.H. Lawrence, “Why the Novel Matters” (1925)

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Link Wie alt bist du? - Quiz

How well do you know your numbers in German? by the National Centre for Technology in Education (NCTE)

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Link Wikibook on Animal Behaviour

An introductory online textbook on Animal Behaviour aimed at first year university students. Gives a good overview but lacks details and is still under development.

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Document Wilkes & The Power of Words

The emerging power of the press, and the media generally, really began to show itself however in the 1760s, thanks to the work of this man – Wilkes and indeed the man who caricatured him, Hogarth.  In the early 1760s, Wilkes had started up a...

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Document William Ewart Gladstone in Two Perspectives: John Everett Millais’ Private Portrait and John Tenniel’s Public Political Cartoons, Ian M Williams

Three pieces of work by John Tenniel in the genre of political cartoons, and a John Everett Millais oil-oncanvas portrait commissioned by Christ Church College, Oxford, have been selected as artefacts for analysis.
They will be used to...

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Image collection Wedgwood and his Greek influences, AEGR's dedication plate

Baron d'Hancarville's AEGR, published between 1767 and 1776, is rightly acclaimed for containing some of the most beautifil ilustrations ever to grace a scholarly publication. It also provided valuable source material for artists and...

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Link William Harvey Du Motu Cordis (1628)

University of Glasgow, book of the month, June 2007, William Harvey's work on the circulation of the blood, Du Motu Cordis.

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