Tertiary Catalogue

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Sailmaker in Context

Literary Contexts: Scottish Plays

In the early 20th century, Scotland’s shipyards went from being the busiest in the world to relics of the past. Discussing Scotland’s industrial transformation and subsequent decline, changing gender roles and societal norms, as well as the...Show More
Men Should Weep in Context

Men Should Weep in Context

Literary Contexts: Scottish Plays

In the 1930s, life for Glaswegians living in tenements was characterised by unemployment, poverty, disease and deprivation. Discussing Scotland’s economic decline and depression, life in Glasgow tenements and changing gender roles and...Show More
Tally's Blood in Context

Tally's Blood in Context

Literary Contexts: Scottish Plays

In the early 20th century, Glasgow became home to the third-largest Italian community in the United Kingdom. Discussing the reasons for Italian immigration to Scotland, Scottish patriotism and anti-immigrant prejudice and societal structures in...Show More
How Is Fake News Created?

How Is Fake News Created?

The Digital Literacy Series: Fake News

This video examines common ways of creating fake news, such as maintaining a website that hosts misleading articles and using social media accounts and chatbots to increase traffic. It also explores the common reasons Fake News is generated and...Show More
What Is Fake News?

What Is Fake News?

The Digital Literacy Series: Fake News

The way in which news is delivered and consumed has changed rapidly over time and continues to evolve today. This video examines some of the issues that have arisen from this, defining fake news and explaining and providing examples of hoaxes,...Show More
Can You Spot Fake News?

Can You Spot Fake News?

The Digital Literacy Series: Fake News

This engaging video tests what students have learned from the ‘Fake News’ series by checking their ability to distinguish real news from fake news. It includes ‘news’ such as clickbait from ELLE magazine, Russia releasing lions into the...Show More
What Are the Dangers of Fake News?

What Are the Dangers of Fake News?

The Digital Literacy Series: Fake News

People frequently make important decisions about their health, families and political issues based on news, without knowing whether it is fake or true. This video shows how making, consuming and sharing fake news about events that never took...Show More
Can You Avoid Falling for Fake News?

Can You Avoid Falling for Fake News?

The Digital Literacy Series: Fake News

This video equips students with strategic skills to analyse and easily spot fake news. It explores how to perform a visual check of an app or website, conduct reverse image searches and look for unusual domain extensions or misspelled words and...Show More
Why Do We Fall for Fake News?

Why Do We Fall for Fake News?

The Digital Literacy Series: Fake News

This video explores the factors that make fake news easy to believe. Case studies, including the story of Pope Francis endorsing Donald Trump for president and dolphins in Venice during the COVID-19 pandemic, illustrate how modern busy lifestyles...Show More
The Great Gatsby in Context

The Great Gatsby in Context

Literary Contexts: American Literature

The period following World War I was an era of widespread prosperity in the United States. Long Island, New York, became the playground of the privileged, exemplifying the excesses of the Jazz Age. This video investigates how the concept of the...Show More
A Streetcar Named Desire in Context

A Streetcar Named Desire in Context

Literary Contexts: American Literature

By the mid-20th century, New Orleans had gone from a city modernised by the Jazz Age to a hub of poverty and crime. While middle-class Americans thrived, poor and marginalised segments of the population continued to struggle. This video explores...Show More
In Cold Blood in Context

In Cold Blood in Context

Literary Contexts: American Literature

The economic prosperity that swept the United States post-World War II changed lifestyles and attitudes greatly. The tragic murder of the Clutters, the epitome of the ideal American family, showed how the American Dream could go terribly wrong....Show More
Death of a Salesman in Context

Death of a Salesman in Context

Literary Contexts: American Literature

By the 1940s, the travelling salesman had become a familiar part of American life and Americans were relishing their newfound economic prosperity. But beneath the country’s mask of economic contentment, many fears and anxieties continued to...Show More
Historical Context of Macbeth

Historical Context of Macbeth

Shakespeare in Conversation: Macbeth

Like all works of literature, ‘Macbeth’ is a reflection of the time in which it was written. This video discusses the historical context of the play, including the ascension of James I, the Globe Theatre and how audiences would have responded...Show More
Scenes from a Marriage: Power Play

Scenes from a Marriage: Power Play

Shakespeare in Conversation: Macbeth

A central component of the ‘Scottish Play’ is the relationship between Macbeth and Lady Macbeth. This video explores the shifting nature of their relationship across four key scenes: Act 1, Scene 5; Act 2, Scene 2; Act 2, Scene 3 and Act 3,...Show More
The Queen, My Lord, Is Dead: The Relationship's Demise

The Queen, My Lord, Is Dead: The Relationship's Demise

Shakespeare in Conversation: Macbeth

A central component of the ‘Scottish Play’ is the relationship between Macbeth and Lady Macbeth. This video explores the nature and deterioration of their relationship in two key scenes: Act 3, Scene 4 and Act 5, Scene 5. Valuable insights...Show More
Macbeth and Lady Macbeth: A Scene Study

Macbeth and Lady Macbeth: A Scene Study

Shakespeare in Conversation: Macbeth

At the heart of the ‘Scottish Play’ are the characters of Macbeth and Lady Macbeth and their relationship. This video discusses one of their key scenes - Act 1, Scene 7 – explaining the meaning of the scene and discussing the language used...Show More
Why Study Macbeth?

Why Study Macbeth?

Shakespeare in Conversation: Macbeth

Over 400 years after Shakespeare’s death, his plays continue to be studied, discussed and performed around the world. This video delves into the literary devices used in ‘Macbeth’ and its major themes, explaining how they contribute to the...Show More
Rear Window in Context

Rear Window in Context

Literary Contexts: Mid-Century Texts

The 1930s and ‘40s saw a wave of European film directors emigrate to the US. In the same period, anti-communist hysteria due to Cold War tensions swept across the US and paranoia became commonplace. This video delves into the historical context...Show More
Fahrenheit 451 in Context

Fahrenheit 451 in Context

Literary Contexts: Mid-Century Texts

During and after the Second World War, political and nationalistic sentiments saw the burning and removal of books as part of reality. Post-WWII, economic prosperity in the US saw print media give way to new technologies and trends. This video...Show More
1984 in Context

1984 in Context

Literary Contexts: Mid-Century Texts

The period leading up to and following World War II saw both communist and fascist leaders rise to power in Europe. Economic depression and the propaganda prevalent during WWII shaped perspectives on life in Britain during the Cold War period....Show More
Jane Eyre in Context

Jane Eyre in Context

Literary Contexts: 19th Century Fiction

The lives of women in Victorian Britain were marked by limited opportunities and strict expectations regarding their behaviour. Poor understanding of mental illness and strong beliefs surrounding religious morality influenced society’s...Show More
The Sign of Four in Context

The Sign of Four in Context

Literary Contexts: 19th Century Fiction

Police approaches towards the investigation of crimes changed greatly in the 19th century. In London, there was an explosion in the number of detectives and true crime stories experienced a surge in popularity. This programme delves into the...Show More
A Christmas Carol in Context

A Christmas Carol in Context

Literary Contexts: 19th Century Fiction

Victorian England was heavily shaped by the Industrial Revolution. While some prospered in this society, many others lived gruelling industrial lives from which Christmas offered only a brief reprieve. This programme explores the influences on...Show More
Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde in Context

Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde in Context

Literary Contexts: 19th Century Fiction

The 19th century was a time of shifting morals, behaviours and beliefs. People led secret double lives, leading authors and scientists alike to become fascinated with human psychology. This programme investigates the inspiration behind and Gothic...Show More