Oxford it courses
An introduction to the range of Old English literature, from stirring tales of heroism, courage, and fellowship, to poignant elegies of love and loss; from passionately devout to earthily humorous.
Examining the life and reign of Elizabeth I, from her troubled childhood to the death of the aged Virgin Queen. What do we really know of this iconic queen? Can her reign be accounted a success?
In the nineteenth century Britain led the world in the dramatic process of industrialisation, but the consequences for British society were far reaching. How were ordinary people affected by these developments?
Some of the most powerful and moving English poetry of the modern period was written during or about the First World War. We will examine the context of that poetry by exploring the life and writing of 3 major war poets, Owen, Rosenberg and Sassoon.
What do we mean by 'world religions' and why might this title be controversial? How should we approach the study of the spiritual paths, key beliefs and practices of the main religious traditions?
How old is the Universe? How unusual is the Solar System? How will it all end? Oxford astronomers Chris Lintott and Robert Simpson provide an overview of the last 13.7 billion years of cosmic evolution, answering these questions and more.