Free Online Courses
We run free online courses in partnership with FutureLearn. These are sometimes referred to as 'MOOCs', or massive open online courses. You can register online to join any of the courses listed below - you just need access to a computer, tablet or mobile phone to learn with us.
Our courses re-run at regular intervals, and we are developing new courses, so if you don't find what you want, please keep an eye on this page.
Influenza: How the Flu Spreads and Evolves
Learn about the history of influenza, and the annual cycle that brings seasonal flu to our shores every winter. Also covered, is how avian and pig flus can contribute to the emergence of new pandemic strains of flu, modern laboratory diagnostics and vaccination.
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Wordsworth: Poetry, people and place
We will explore the great poetry of William Wordsworth with particular emphasis on his writing process and the importance for him of the inspirational landscape of the Lake District.