Great Writers

Project Description:

Great Writers Inspire is a project which is making a substantial collection of literary themed learning resources available for global reuse. Thousands of resources, including audio and video lectures and short talks, downloadable electronic texts and ebooks, and background contextual resources, are already available with more being added to the collection in the coming months. Many of these resources have been specially created by the University of Oxford for this website.

Online and open to all...

This website is an Online Educational Resource (OER), meaning that everything on here is released under an open content licence. This means you are free to reuse them worldwide whether you are a student, teacher, life-long learner or resource creator.
All our resources are released under a Creative Commons license which means you may share or adapt the work providing you attribute it, do not use it for financial gain, and share any resulting work under similar conditions. You can read more about our license at

Curated by world-leading specialists…
This website is being developed by a team of specialists from the University of Oxford. Members of the Faculty of English Language and Literature are creating new resources, and curating existing ones to make them available for you. You can find out more about the academics behind this project by following the 'Contributor' links on the various pages.

The Great Writers Inspire project is run by the Learning Technologies Group, Oxford University IT Services and funded by the HEA and JISC through the Open Educational Resources Programme.