‘History of Philosophy without any gaps’ podcast series

Peter Adamson, Professor of Ancient and Medieval Philosophy at King’s College London, takes listeners through the history of Western philosophy, “without any gaps.” Beginning with the earliest ancient thinkers, the series will look at the ideas and lives of the major philosophers (eventually covering in detail such giants as Plato, Aristotle, Avicenna, Aquinas, Descartes, and Kant) as well as the lesser-known figures of the tradition. Continue reading

Dr Bridget Conor podcast on screenwriting, creativity and gender

Dr Bridget Conor was interviewed recently by Professor Toby Miller from City University London for Toby’s Cultural Studies podcast. The podcasts involve discussions with cultural studies researchers, artists and activists about culture and the media. As Toby puts it, Bridget “shows no mercy” in their discussion about screenwriting, creativity and gender.  Continue reading

Audio and Video use in Higher Education

Podcasts enable out of hours learning by learners

Podcasts enable out of hours learning by learners

The use of audio and video with learners in higher education is on a steady rise. Many educators are turning to podcast and video to enhance their students’ learning experience in face to face sessions and also when accessing learning resources in the learners’ own time (e.g. from home or work). Audio/video are also used: for assessment purposes; providing accounts of academic research; conference presentations and preparation for academic teaching, where teaching staff practice, rehearse and listen back to themselves while preparing for upcoming sessions they will be leading.  Continue reading

Interview: Dr. Aaron Rosen on podcasting


Podcast locations in London

Dr. Aaron Rosen, in collaboration with his colleague Dr. Thomas Marks, has put together a series of podcasts for the first semester of his module  4AAYLIB: FOUNDATIONS: LIVES OF LONDON. The module looks at the experiences of the impoverished and anonymous as well as London’s more famous denizens, catching revealing glimpses of the changing life of the city itself.  The module proceeds chronologically and geographically, studying the social and cultural lives of given areas during particular periods.
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Podcasts and examples


Podcasting delivers rich educational content and enhances student/teacher communication. Students, can download educational content and take it around with them where ever they go. They can also download daily lessons and school news created by educators. Likewise, they can produce their own podcasts and publish it for the teacher, classmates, and the world to hear (1).

Dr Aaron Rosen (Lecturer in Sacred Traditions & the Arts at King’s College London) has set up a series of podcasts for his course: “4AAYLIB1 Foundations: Lives of London“, in collaboration with Dr. Thomas Marks is Deputy Editor at Apollo Magazine.

The podcasts take students from the National Portrait Gallery and the paintings of “Samuel Pepys” and “John Dryden“, to the Museum of London where they examine the Plague Bell, the Pudding Lane Bricks and the “London from Southwark” painting. Next, after listening to commentary on Henry Purcell’s “King Arthur” they visit St Paul’s at Covent Garden and also Christopher Wren’s “Temple Bar“. Following that, more music, as they listen to commentary on Handel’s “Messiah“, and proceed with visits to the British Museum’s Enlightenment Gallery and Sir John Soane’s House. Finally, after enjoying Sir Edward Elgar’s “Cockaigne (In London Town)”, they study the “Rain, Steam, and Speed” painting at the National Gallery and “The Green Dining-Room” by William Morris, at the Victoria and Albert Museum.

Arthur Burns (Professor of Modern British History at King’s College London) in cooperation with several colleagues and guests, has also set up a series of podcasts for his course: 5AAH0001 History and Memory I“. The podcasts take students from Postman’s Park and the Monuments of St. Paul’s Cathedral, to St Clement Danes and the Foundling Museum. Furthermore, the podcasts allow students to examine imperial images (e.g., statues, art and the metropolitan representation) in central London, Australia by the Thames and visit The Old Operating Theatre and Brick Lane.


  1. http://www.solutionwatch.com/519/back-to-school-with-the-class-of-web-20-part-3/