British Universities Film & Video Council

moving image and sound, knowledge and access

Recent additions to the Moving Image Gateway

This Gateway includes over 1,900 websites relating to moving image and sound materials. These have been subdivided into over 40 subject areas. To suggest new entries or amendments, please contact us by email or telephone.

DFFB (German Film and Television Academy Berlin)
This public site presents a selection of films, stills, correspondence and other production documents from the archive of the Deutsche Film- und Fernsehakademie Berlin (German Film and Television Academy Berlin). The site lists filmographic details on over 2000 titles, as well as about 1000 photographs and 400 documents. Extracts from around 70 films are freely available to view online, along with contextual information written by film scholars and experts. Essays and articles on specific themes provide an insight into the history of the school and, in turn, throw light on the social history of the time, such as this piece on Feminismn at the dffb 1966-85. German language only.

Lexicon Valley
Humorous, yet scholarly and informative, this engaging podcast about language, linguistics, syntax, etymology, and everything to do with words and their usage packs a huge amount of interesting information into each of its c.30 minute episodes. The presenters Mike Vuolo and Bob Garfield range widely over a broad range of language-related subjects, from the use of double negatives in Shakespeare, and the story of ‘Ain’t’, to ‘How New York Became the Big Apple’.

Life in Scents
This fascinating and idiosyncratic podcast about smell deals with all things odorous, looking at the sense of smell scientifically, poetically, historically, psychologically and industrially. The format varies but generally features a guest talking about how smell is important in their life, seen (and smelled) from the perspective of a particular academic discipline, profession or way of life.

Potential Difference Podcast
Personal podcast of Radu Sporea, who is Royal Academy of Engineering Academic Research Fellow at the Advanced Technology Institute (ATI), University of Surrey. The rationale behind the podcasts is to give an insight into science and engineering through the eyes of young researchers. There are interviews with PhD students, early career researchers and young engineers who share their views on their subject, as well as their experience of life in academia, and the opportunities and the challenges of an academic career in the sciences. The podcast is also available on iTunes.

Research in English at Durham (READ)
Podcasts from the English Department at Durham University, divided into four main categories: ‘Public Lectures’, ‘Poetry Aloud’, ‘The Uses of Literature’ and, ‘Literature, History, Culture’ . The Uses of Literature explores how reading and studying literature can have a wider social value via such issues such as ageing, world politics and science.. Literature, History, Culture looks at the role literature plays in wider history and culture and the role literature plays within society as a whole.

World Science U
A range of resources from brief videos to classes and courses, presented in an engaging, dynamic format. The Science Unplugged page features hundred of short videos in which scientists give brief summaries of scientific theories, or answers to questions, such as ‘What is mathematics?’, ‘Does time flow?’ and ‘What is Heisenberg’s Uncertainty Principle?’.

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