British Universities Film & Video Council

moving image and sound, knowledge and access

Easter additions to the Moving Image Gateway

The BUFVC Moving Image Gateway includes over 1,500 websites relating to video, multimedia and sound materials. These have been subdivided into over 40 subject areas. To suggest new entries or amendments, please contact us by email, telephone or visit the Gateway at

BBC Worldwide Learning
This clip sales site, which replaces BBC Motion Gallery’s Education site, aims to provide short-form educational video, licencing content from the BBC itself as well as a number of partners, including NHK, the Open University and CBS. The collections are divided into eight subject areas: Business and Economics; Earth Sciences; History; Life Sciences; Literature; Mathematics; Social Sciences and Technology. Searching can be narrowed by Collection, Topic, Age suitability and duration and users can save searches and create clip binds. Registration is required before users can search the site.

Coalfields Heritage Initiative Kent: Oral Histories
The CHIK project was set up to record the memories and life experiences of the people of the coalfield communities of Kent. Following a ‘life history’ approach, rather than focusing on a particular topic, these recordings cover not only miners’ working lives in the collieries of East Kent, but also memories of school, childhood games, sports, and the whole range of domestic, cultural and social activities and relationships. The archive, which is held by Dover Museum, consists of over 200 hours of recordings, a selection of which is freely available to listen to on this website.

The Film Space
This site was created by Ian Wall and James Lennox, who were responsible for Film Education, which ceased to exist as an active organisation in April 2013 (although it still maintains a website and a library of online resources). This new resource aims to build on the achievements of Film Education and ‘to encourage and build an understanding and appreciation of the moving image, in all its forms, amongst children and young people in full-time education’. The site features advice and resources for teachers, news of training and events and a number of the interactive CD and DVD ROMs which Film Education produced. These can now be downloaded free of charge from the CD-ROM page.

Psychiatry Teacher
This YouTube site features videos provided by Newcastle University Medical School which were originally intended for psychiatry students but are potentially useful for anyone interested in the subject. The videos are sub-divided according to category. Psychopathology features videos which are designed to illustrate particular psychopathological signs; the videos in Disorders illustrate a variety of psychiatric disorders. The Historical section features John Huston’s film ‘Let There Be Light’ (1946), which was filmed while Huston was working with the U.S. Army Photographic Unit during World War II. Huston’s film, which depicted the effects and treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder, was pulled from circulation due to what was seen as its potential demoralising effect on new recruits, and not released for nearly thirty-five years.

Society for Computers and Law Podcasts
The Society for Computers and Law is the leading UK organisation for legal professionals advising and practising within the IT sector. The society’s podcasts cover all aspects of IT law, from software licensing, Cloud services and Big Data, to advice on procuring contracts, discussions on freedom of speech online, and the future of file sharing regulations, to name but a few. In accordance with the SCL’s educational objectives, access to all the website material is free for students, via Athens authentication. Elsewhere on the website users can access information about training course and events, or keep up to date with the latest news and opinion, with a series of blogs, articles and Tweets. An excellent resource.

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