British Universities Film & Video Council

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News Archive for March, 2011

  • BUFVC Weekly Top 5 TV & Radio Requests

    For the week ending 25 March 2011 the most requested titles from the BUFVC Off-Air Back-Up Service focus on engineering, pop culture, our love of animals and challenges to conventional standards and definitions of physical beauty. 1. I LOVE THE SEVENTIES (BBC2) View TRILT record (sample episode, I LOVE 1973) or watch now on BoB […]

  • ‘The Listener’ online archive

    The Listener was a BBC broadcast magazine, a more upmarket and intellectually stimulating alternative to the Radio Times. Its content has now been digitised and is available for educational use through a partnership with Cengage Learning. Originally launched in 1929 it ran to almost 3,200 weekly issues before closing in 1991. This new digital collection […]

  • JISC Legal wants your help today

    JISC Legal is involved in the setting up of a new shared legal service for universities and (in future) colleges. They have recently posted a call for help on their website to help give it a name. The service will be along similar lines to JISC Legal, but with a much wider remit – it […]

  • Learning on Screen Awards 2011 winners announced

    The 2011 Learning on Screen Awards was held at the BFI Southbank (National Film Theatre), London on the 24th March. The Awards Ceremony was presented by Michael Cockerell, the BBC political documentary maker, author and broadcaster, currently presenting and producing the BBC4 three-part series The Secret World of Whitehall, and attended by the shortlisted teams, education specialists […]

  • BUFVC Weekly Top 5 TV & Radio Programme Requests

    For the week ending 18 March 2011 the most requested titles from the BUFVC Off-Air Back-Up Service focus particularly on the experiences of the young in medicine and education as well as revolutionary movements past and present. 1. JUNIOR DOCTORS: YOUR LIFE IN THEIR HANDS (BBC3) View TRILT record or watch now on BoB National […]

  • Gateway updates and additions

    Here are a few of the interesting items that have recently been added to the Moving Image Gateway in the last week. British Academy Audio Archive The British Academy’s Media Library holds a collection of audio recordings of lectures, discussions, seminars, conversations and other events that have been held at the BA in recent years […]

  • BoB National service restored

    Thursday 24 March – UPDATE All access has now been restored to BoB National. Thank you all for your patience over the last few days, we are truly sorry that the largely successful upgrade of hardware and software was overshadowed by this painful period of authentication drama. The authentication problems delaying the launch of BoB […]

  • Symposium: A Manifesto for Media Education

    As an update to the post we first published in January. A Manifesto for Media Education – Symposium Friday June 10th 2011, Royal Institute of British Architects, London This symposium is part of the wider Manifesto for Media Education project which is an attempt to develop a shared understanding, some shared reasons, for media […]

  • BUFVC Weekly Top 5 TV & Radio Programme Requests

    For the week ending 11 March 2011 the most requested titles from the BUFVC Off-Air Back-Up Service survey the seven ages of man and woman with profiles of childbirth and old age; the modern world of fashion modeling; and a police drama that looks at deafness and the emotive subject of cochlear implants. 1) THE […]

  • Postdigital Encounters Symposium

    Postdigital Encounters: Creativity and Improvisation 24 June 2011 Watershed Media Centre, Bristol This one-day Journal of Media Practice Symposium explores how digital technologies have redefined creativity and media practice within the academy both in terms of teaching and research, with a dynamic programme of presentations ranging from multiscreen film practice and locative media projects […]