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Popular science video channel on Youtube featuring engaging and lively films aimed at a general audience. The Brit Lab Original series consists of a series of short films featuring experiments and investigations into various phenomena, including decomposition, spontaneous combustion and cannibalism. In the Number Hub, mathematician Hannah Fry explains mathematical concepts and theories in an entertaining and engaging way. The channel also includes videos from James May’s Head Squeeze series and a small selection from the BBC ‘Tomorrow’s World’ series, including this demonstration of early touch screen technology.

Computing Britain
Series of podcasts in which mathematician Hannah Fry looks back at 75 years of computing history to reveal the UK’s lead role in developing the technologies we rely on today, from the development of computer memory in the 1940s and the invention of packet switching in the 1950s, to the home computer boom of the 1980s, the development of the billion dollar computer game industry and the dot com boom and bust in Great Britain between 1999 and March 2000.

Instant Anatomy
Extremely useful website for medical students learning about human anatomy. Produced by former paediatric urological surgeon Robert Whitaker, the site features podcasts, audovisual demonstrations, revision exercises, tips and mnemonics. A subscription site provides even more material, including 144 video podcasts, 23 hours of audio and 38 lectures. Members of the following institutions can access the subscription services via their institutional sign in: University of Cambridge; University of Oxford; Nottingham University; University of Cumbria; Deakin University; Imperial College; University of Limerick; University of St Andrews; ACT Health; UTS; University of Queensland.

A Podcast to the Curious
A podcast dedicated to the ghost stories of M.R. James, hosted by James enthusiasts Will Ross and Mike Taylor. Each episode deals with a particular James story, providing a commentary on its themes, interlaced with readings from the story itself. To add variety the podcast also features interviews with James experts and enthusiasts, reports from conferences and meetings, examinations of the landscapes of Norfolk and Suffolk, thoughts on some of the television adaptations of the stories, as well as diversions into the output of other writers of supernatural tales, including Charles Dickens and Saki.

Rediscover Bloxwich
This nicely designed website is the result of a participatory media project by sixth form students at Walsall Academy in Bloxwich, a small town in the West Midlands. Featuring interviews with local residents who recount their memories of growing up in the area, one of the interviewees is Noddy Holder of Slade, who talks about his childhood, as well as the links between the industry of the Black Country and the development of heavy metal music.

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