Royal Holloway, University of London

Queen Victoria presided over the grand opening of Royal Holloway on 30 June 1886.
Since then the College has continued to grow in size and status to become one of the top research-led institutions in the UK.
Today, Her Royal Highness, The Princess Royal, is regularly welcomed as a distinguished guest in her role as the present Chancellor of the University of London.
Royal Holloway was ranked first in the UK and fifth in the world for international outlook in the 2013 Times Higher Education World University Rankings.
This ranking recognises the college’s global research impact and collaborations as well as our student and staff diversity.
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Film, Images & Historical Interpretation in the 20th Century: The Camera Never Lies (Coursera)

This course is a short taster on the topic of the use of Images, Film, and their use in historical interpretation in the 20th century. It is primarily provided for those who have a general interest in history that draws on photojournalism as primary evidence, and films based on historical events.

Understanding Biological Energy (FutureLearn)

Get an introduction to energy and explore how humans and other living things obtain and use their biological energy sources. Discover applications of biological energy, from human energy to photosynthesis. On this course, you’ll learn what energy actually is and how living things acquire and convert [...]

Inside the UK Supreme Court: Its Role, Its Work, and Cases that Affect Us All (FutureLearn)

Explore the role of the UK Supreme Court, hear from its Justices and staff, and learn about some of the Court’s landmark rulings. Delve into the UK Supreme Court and its inner workings. If you’d like to learn more about the UK Supreme Court, what it does, and what [...]

Creating Audio Description: Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion (FutureLearn)

Explore how to design and create audio descriptions and audio introductions that fully represent a film, play, or TV programme. Design inclusive audio descriptions for film, theatre, and TV Audio description (AD) is a key means by which the full diversity of a programme, film, or live performance can be [...]

From World War to White Heat: the RAF in the Cold War (FutureLearn)

Nov 8th 2021
From World War to White Heat: the RAF in the Cold War (FutureLearn)
Course Auditing
Explore the role that the Royal Air Force played in the Cold War through the collections of the RAF Museums at Hendon and Cosford. This free online course is a collaboration between the Royal Air Force (RAF) Museums and the Department of History at Royal Holloway, University of London. [...]

Accounting for Death in War: Separating Fact from Fiction (FutureLearn)

Discover the main methods used to account for war deaths, how they've been used and practice using them yourself. Calculating the number of deaths during a war is a difficult, but necessary, task - having accurate information is crucial for political and societal debates and decisions. On this course [...]

Peterloo to the Pankhursts: Radicalism and Reform in the 19th Century (FutureLearn)

Discover the history of protest, parliament and citizens’ rights. Improve your understanding of important milestones in political history. 16th August 2019 marks the bicentenary of the Peterloo Massacre, a key milestone in the campaign to reform Parliament in the 19th century, and an important part of Britain’s democratic heritage [...]

Beyond the Ballot: Women’s Rights and Suffrage from 1866 to Today (FutureLearn)

Explore the campaign for women’s right to vote and its impact on women’s rights and equality to the present day. Explore the remarkable history of women's rights. 6th February 2018 will mark the centenary of the Representation of the People Act, the change in the law that gave (some) [...]

Using Open Data for Digital Business (FutureLearn)

Discover the power of Open Data and learn how you can use it to transform business. Open Data is data that anyone can access, use or share and when used well it can be extremely powerful. It enables businesses, citizens, developers and researchers to harness resources that can make [...]