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Open Courseware Gresham College

Over 2,000 free public lectures on academic topics

General Information

Best for
Higher education students & faculty, General interest
Art & Literature, Business, History, Law, Mathematics, Medical Science, Music, Politics, Religion, Science and Unusual
Type of learning
Course type
Self-paced free lectures
Learning pathways
Mobile Apps
iOS & Android

Gresham College is an independent higher education institution offering access to over 2,000 free public lectures on topics from history to medicine and from politics to mathematics delivered by leading academics and public figures. Lectures are categorised by subject area featuring both past and upcoming lectures delivered by video, transcripts and slides. Lectures can be sorted and browsed by speaker, date, category, and type of media (video, audio, transcript). Each lecture page features an overview of the content with information about the speaker. The content is updated every few days with over 150 new lectures added every year.

Gresham College also offers a very comprehensive app for iPhone and Android offering numerous features not available on the website.

Tools & Features
  • 2,000+ lectures
  • Video, audio & transcripts
  • Filtering by speaker, date, category, and type of media
  • Option to receive a free programme of lectures
  • Printer-friendly transcripts
  • Calendar of events
App Features: iOS & Android
  • Curate playlists by bookmarking lectures for later viewing
  • Download for offline-viewing
  • Lectures recommended based on interests
  • Browse by recently added or popularity
  • Browse the lectures by categories, tags or series
  • Share favorite talks with friends

Course Info

Course Cost
Free Courses
Skill Type
  1. Academic
Course Type
  1. Open Courseware
Course Format
  1. On-Demand
Course Language
  1. English

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Pros: Large library of free academic lectures
Lectures from leading academics and public figures
Very user-friendly interface
Well structured, clear format
Printer-friendly content
No registration required
Great apps for iOS & Android with extra features
Cons: No discussion forums
No assignments or quizzes
Gresham College is a great resource for students, faculty or anyone wishing to deepen their knowledge in a particular subject. With a user-friendly website and great app, this resource provides an easy gateway to knowledge.


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