British Universities Film & Video Council

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The Moving Image Gateway: Recent Additions

The BUFVC Moving Image Gateway includes over 1,650 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

ITOL: Interactive Tree of Life
An online tool for the visualisation, display, manipulation and annotation of phylogenetic trees. Users can upload their own data or use the images already on the site. There are several functions which enable users to customise their own displays. A detailed Help and FAQs page guides users through the interface, display functions, tree features, and also covers exporting to other formats how to upload and work with your own trees.

Margaret Thatcher Foundation
This site offers free access to thousands of historical documents relating to the period of Thatcher’s premiership. The multimedia section includes video and audio items, including material from the House of Commons and Presidential Libraries. Featured videos include Thatcher’s speech in the confidence debate the day she announced her resignation on 22nd November 1990. Also included is a generous selection of digitised material from the collection of Harvey Thomas, who organised many of Thatcher’s speeches and rallies. This collection includes the only surviving complete copies of Thatcher’s Party Conference speeches. The records accompanying the videos include editorial comments, transcripts, venue and date and are ranked according to importance.

Skeptics’ Guide to the Universe
Popular and long-running science podcast dedicated to promoting critical thinking, reason, and the public understanding of science through online and other media. There are two types of podcasts: a longer version, in a magazine format and a short one called 5×5 in which five sceptics talk for five minutes about news in the world of science and pseudoscience The site also links to a YouTube channel where past podcasts have been adapted to the YouTube format. Includes a forum, a news section and a useful list of logical fallacies.
This American website links to over 50,000 free educational videos, organised according to more than 5,000 categories. The videos, which are selected mainly for use in primary and secondary schools, can be searched according to the site’s own taxonomy which is presented in an easy to use tree of hierarchies. Users can also search by keyword and filter by age level.

This website provides advice for those considering a career in chemical engineering, and features this list of videos, which, in the main, redirects the user to YouTube videos made by UK universities offering courses in the subject. In the videos graduate and undergraduate students give information and advice about the courses on offer at their institutions.

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