[MUSIC] And welcome to the last topic for The Camera Never Lies on Coursera, and welcome to Topic Six. Now to change the environment a little bit, we're in yet another room in Royal Holloway's offices on Gower Street and Montague Place, so 11 Bedford Square. And not only that, I decided that since me being static in front of a camera is not necessarily the most beautiful thing you're going to spend your time ever looking at for the rest of your life, that we would actually give some of these lectures to an audience. Now this is actually being done out of term time, so I couldn't really corral my own students to come in and do this. But we put various messages out to the students on allow distance learning program via the University of London International programs, to my first year advisees. I went through to the students I'm doing my independent essays with, and said, within two hours I'll give the lectures and we'll pick it up from there. Four people said they'd come, for the three days we're actually filming in this environment. So, for you out there in Coursera land, that's how big a draw I am. Thank you very much for signing up for the course, etc, etc. So, one of the four people who said they would come along is James Denny, who I'd like to introduce now. And James is, or rather James was, a mature student at Royal Holloway and graduated about I think about three years ago, right James? >> Yeah. >> Yeah, okay. And I think I gave James his first lecture at university. A man whose comment about my teaching was that I made Economic History tolerable. >> [LAUGH] >> because that wasn't- >> Sounds like me. >> Sounds like. It also wasn't the part of the degree you were looking forward to, was it? >> No, no. >> James graduated with a BA Honors in Modern History and Politics. It used to be called Modern History, Economic History and Politics. And in fact to the point we're filming, there are two Members of Parliament who have that degree and I think two members of the House of the Lords in Britain have that degree. There was a decision made about a decade ago, that the economic history part of the title was just way too scary, that's formal academic speak, and therefore it was taken out. I didn't have a problem with that because I can take economic history as being part of modern history but James and his cohort turned up thinking, yeah we're interested in what happened in the 20th century. We're really interested in politics and what do you mean we have to do a compulsory economic history course? That was probably what happened. >> Yeah. >> Okay, so, on the basis that James was good enough to actually say he'd come and, to break up our field a little bit, he's getting his own personal tutorial, for two hours, under the light. James, how do you feel about this? >> I'm excited. More for me, maybe, but I'm [LAUGH] excited. >> Yeah, I think those people out there in Coursera land are probably going with the more for me, but- >> [LAUGH] >> That's not a great way to start today's filming, so. It is going to be a slightly different format, so because I'm basically going to talk to James, but give you the background to what we're doing in Topic Six. And therefore it becomes a little more of a dialogue and a conversation.