This term, I’m convening a course on the Later Stuarts and the early Hanoverian period. It meant that I had a busy Christmas pulling all the materials together, but I’m pleased with how it’s turned out, and it’s the first time I’ve ever put together a whole module.

So far, it seems to be going well, and it’s really unfortunate that the UCU strike is going to have such a high impact on this course – as the teaching is all on Mondays, they will lose three weeks completely. This includes a few of the things that I was really looking forward to – getting them to act out short excerpts from Aphra Behn’s The Rover, for example, and listening to their formal presentations.