The new three-part series will look at how, from the dawn of time, humans have felt the need to worship, to find a purpose and bring a shape to human existence. Women have always been at the heart of our understanding of the divine but, historian Bettany Hughes (pictured) argues, this part of our history has often been ignored, buried away.
To accompany the new series, the OU is issuing a booklet that explores five controversial areas around goddesses and women in religion. To obtain a copy of the booklet, and for more information on the series, visit OpenLearn.
To complement the series, OpenLearn is inviting people to vote and add their comments on women in religion on a dedicated discussion hub.