Certificate of Achievement

Mary Templeman Hogg - O'Rourke

has completed the following course:

Anarchy in the UK: A History of Punk from 1976-78

University of Reading

This online course examined how youth cultures can provide space for people to reimagine, discover and challenge their society and communities. Punk was explored as a tool of expression for young people, and a means of critique. It's relationship with gender, class, race, sexuality and protest was analysed, drawing comparisons with the youth culture of today. The DIY punk ethos was applied by creating and publishing an original fanzine.

2 weeks, 3 hours per week

Matt Worley

Professor of Modern History

University of Reading


Learning outcomes

  • Reflect on the relationship between youth cultures and politics in the UK.
  • Explore the iconography and styles that portray 'punk'.
  • Discuss the legacy of punk - is it altogether positive and progressive or a more complex mixture of good and bad?
  • Apply punk's DIY ethos to create and publish a zine reflecting your own creativity and original thinking.
  • Critique punk's influence on society both in the 70s and today through your own research.
  • Engage with the diverse range of music, meanings and media associated with the punk movement.


  • The diverse meanings of ‘punk’, its roots and its effects on British culture.
  • The originators and defining events that led to punk’s spread across the UK and beyond.
  • The music: how the Sex Pistols opened the way for a wide range of sounds and bands.
  • Why fanzines became the perfect medium for punk.
  • Punk’s influence on publishing, fashion, art and design.
  • Punk’s impact on issues of gender, class, race, sexuality and protest.
  • Punk’s legacy and continuing influence on society.

Issued on 2nd August 2021

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Free online course:

Anarchy in the UK: A History of Punk from 1976-78

University of Reading