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  1. Institute of Arts and Ideas Streaming

    Link
    https://iai.tv/
    Category
    Arts and Humanities, Bio-Medical, Science and Technology, Social Sciences
    Medium
    Film/Video, Radio/Sound
    Type of resource
    Podcasting, Streaming/Download

    Founded in 2008, the IAI’s aims- in their own words- ‘to rescue philosophy from technical debates about the meaning of words and returning it to big ideas… Not in aid of a more refined cultural life, but as an urgent call to rethink where we are’. The website offers a wealth of resources including: The Philosophy for Our Times Podcast, a weekly programme tackling current ideas, and IAI Player which contains over a 1000 video debates and talks. Latest additions include: Corruption and Climate Change, The Fascination with Evil, The Limits of Logic, Return to Radical Feminism and Duchamp’s Deception. There is also IAI Education, which provides online courses aimed at pre-university students who have an interest in critical thinking.

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  2. Plants: From Roots to Riches Podcast Streaming

    Link
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b048s3my/episodes/downloads
    Category
    Bio-Medical
    Subject
    Botany
    Medium
    Radio/Sound
    Type of resource
    Podcasting, Streaming/Download

    Presented by professor Kathy Williams, Director of Science at the Royal Botanic Gardens, the 25-episode series delves into Kew’s archive, including the herbarium of over seven million preserved plant specimens, to tell the story of how modern botany was born around the time of Kew’s establishment in 1759. It also examines how changes in scientific, economic and social preoccupations have influenced our attitudes to plants. The series is available indefinitely and episodes can be listened to individually or in five omnibus instalments.

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  3. Wyss Institute Streaming

    Link
    https://wyss.harvard.edu
    Category
    Bio-Medical, Science and Technology
    Subject
    Architecture, Biology, Chemistry, Engineering, General Science, Medicine, Physics, Technology
    Medium
    Film/Video, Radio/Sound
    Type of resource
    Organisations, Podcasting, Streaming/Download

    An institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University devoted to research and technology development to create new bioinspired materials and devices with high-impact applications in healthcare, manufacturing, robotics, energy, and sustainable architecture. The Multimedia section of the website offers videos, animations and podcasts. Content is organised into Focus Areas (e.g. 3D Organ Engineering, Molecular Robotics, Synthetic Biology), Technology Areas (e.g. Building Materials, Medical devices, Organs on Chips), Disciplines (from Aging, Architecture, Biochemestry and Design to Materials Science, Medicine and Physics), and Application Areas (e.g. Balance & Motor Control, Cancer, Diabetes, Heart, Kidney, Liver and Lung diseases).

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  4. BBC Radio 4 Analysis Podcasts Streaming

    Link
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006r4vz/episodes/downloads
    Category
    Arts and Humanities, Bio-Medical, Science and Technology, Social Sciences
    Subject
    Current Affairs, Politics and Government, Social Studies
    Medium
    Radio/Sound
    Type of resource
    Podcasting, Streaming/Download

    BBC series examining the ideas and forces, which shape public policy in Britain and abroad. The programmes are presented by distinguished writers, journalists and academics. Recent episodes include How to Kill a Democracy, which looks at how democracies around the world are being dismantled; What are Universities for? which looks at the main purpose of the sector; and Why Are Even Women Biased Against Women, which examines discriminatory attitudes amongst women. There is also The Best of Analysis, where episodes are grouped under specific subject headings including, Economics, British Politics, Global Politics, Political Islam, Education, gender and Identity, Society and Culture, Europe, and Business and Finance.

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  5. Healthtalk Streaming

    Link
    http://www.healthtalk.org
    Category
    Bio-Medical, Social Sciences
    Subject
    Medicine, Psychiatry, Psychology, Social Studies
    Medium
    Film/Video
    Type of resource
    Organisations, Streaming/Download

    Created in 2001 by GP Dr Ann McPherson and Dr Andrew Herxheimer after their own experiences of illness, this vast resource is the fruit of a partnership between a charity called DIPEx and The Health Experiences Research Group at The University of Oxford’s Nuffield Department of Primary Healthcare. The Learning & Teaching section offers over 25,000 videos of people talking about their experiences of health and social care. The videos are an excellent teaching and training resource for medicine, nursing, social care, allied health professions, sociology and psychology. The content is protected by copyright and is available for reuse to educational and non-profit organisations for an annual fee.

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  6. Inside Health Streaming

    Link
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b019dl1b
    Category
    Bio-Medical
    Subject
    Medicine, Psychiatry, Psychology
    Medium
    Radio/Sound
    Type of resource
    Podcasting, Streaming/Download

    BBC series in which Dr Mark Porter, with the help of GP Margaret McCartney,
    demystifies health issues by separating fact from fiction and bringing clarity to conflicting health advice. There are over 200 episodes covering just about everything, from the confusion and prejudice around the skin condition vitiligo to social prescribing, where patients are referred to non-clinical services such as looking after an allotment and exercise programme at a local football club. Each episode last 30 minutes and has its own page on the site which includes a transcript and links to related resources. The Podcasts are updated weekly and available indefinitely.

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  7. BBC Teach Streaming

    Link
    https://www.bbc.com/teach
    Category
    Arts and Humanities, Bio-Medical, Science and Technology, Social Sciences
    Subject
    Education
    Medium
    Film/Video, Radio/Sound
    Type of resource
    Information Sources, Podcasting, Streaming/Download

    The new home to all the BBC classroom resources, which cover 22 subjects ranging from early years to GCSE. Major cultural events such as Black History Month or Shakespeare Season are also covered. The new site includes: Primary and Secondary Class clips, which are arranged by subject and age group; Live Lessons, half-hour curriculum-linked webcasts for the classroom; School Radio, with resources covering music, dance, history, collective workshop, literacy and maths; Terrific Scientific, which is aimed at encouraging scientific enquiry for Key Stage2; Ten Pieces, the classical music project which aims to open up the world of classical music to 7 to 14-year-old across the UK.

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  8. World Food Programme Videos Streaming

    Link
    http://www1.wfp.org
    Category
    Bio-Medical, Science and Technology, Social Sciences
    Subject
    Agriculture, Environmental Studies, Food, Geography, Social Studies, Women’s Studies
    Medium
    Film/Video
    Type of resource
    Information Sources, Streaming/Download

    The World Food Programme is one of the leading humanitarian organisations, delivering food assistance in emergencies and working with communities to improve nutrition. Free short videos are available via their website and these are organised into four categories: Video Stories, Corporate, Public Service Announcement and Video News Releases. There is also a wide range of educational and research material (e.g. factsheets, case studies, discussion papers, etc) on Climate change, Disaster Risk Reduction, Gender Equality, Nutrition and Sustainable Livelihood and Ecosystems. Users can search all the resources by Publication or Video type, Topic, Country and Year.

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  9. Countryside Classroom Streaming

    Link
    https://www.countrysideclassroom.org.uk/
    Category
    Bio-Medical, Social Sciences
    Subject
    Agriculture, Education, Environmental Studies, Food
    Medium
    Film/Video
    Type of resource
    Courses, Information Sources, Lists, Organisations, Streaming/Download, Web Links

    The aim of this organisation is to promote the best educational resources in food, farming and environment in the UK. The website contains a wide range of content gathered from a significant variety of contributors. Resources can be searched by Key stage/Age, Curriculum Subject, Theme, Type and Format. The Multimedia option offers a selection of videos and short films on subjects including how the agricultural industry works, careers in horticulture, the use of medicines in livestock production, the importance of plant breeding and the process of bread production in the UK.

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  10. I Am Research Streaming

    Link
    https://www.nihr.ac.uk/news-and-events/support-our-campaigns/i-am-research/
    Category
    Bio-Medical
    Subject
    Medicine
    Type of resource
    Databases, Funding, Information Sources, Streaming/Download, Web Links

    Created by the National Institute for Health Research, ‘I Am Research’ is tasked with involving patients and the public in all the phases of their work, from health research to the translation of discoveries into practical products, treatments devices and procedures. The site offers a wealth of information including help for researchers on data, samples and how to identify patients for research, and Research facilities in your area, which can be searched by postcode or speciality. There is also a YouTube Channel with short videos about why research is crucial and what getting involved in research studies means to cohorts of different ages. This can be useful for those tasked with explaining what research is in the classroom and those thinking in becoming researchers.

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