In this fabulously watchable series, QI’s Director of Information John Mitchinson teaches us about the lives, loves and work of six great Victorians.
The course is arranged as six talks given by John. Each talk is accompanied by handy notes featuring datelines and further reading. The videos can by watched limitless times.
Part One: Florence Nightingale
Did you know that Nightingale went to bed for fifty years?
Part Two: William Morris
More than just a wallpaper designer, Morris was a political revolutionary.
Part Three: Karl Marx
Find out about his poor health, lack of money and heavy drinking.
Part Four: Charles Darwin
Part Five: Mary Kingsley
A brilliant female explorer and best-selling author.
Part Six: Frank Buckland
Eater of bluebottles and other strange animals.
This Idler Online Course offers over ninety minutes of video, John’s printable notes on each Victorian and access to a community noticeboard, where you can exchange ideas and information with other students, plus access to our “queries for the tutor” noticeboard. You may watch the films as many times as you like.