There are many opportunities to watch or listen to science programmes and debates online. Here is a selection of sites that offer live webcasts or pre-recorded programmes that cover many different aspects of science in the modern world.
We would like to thank Research TV and the University of Durham for allowing us to use 'The Dry Valleys of the Antarctic’ video clip featured on this webpage.
British Council and Open University have created Belief in Dialogue, a programme dedicated to developing an understanding of different communities about diversity and culture by breaking down barriers and finding new perspectives. Two science-related videos includes humans dependence on water as natural resource, and the moon's relationship to religion and science.
Darwin Now was a project in 2009 that celebrated Charles Darwin's contribution to science on the anniversary of his birth and the publication of The Origin of Species. Find out about how history was made by watching clips about the publishers of "The Origin of Species," the search for the HMS Beagle, and extracts from Darwin's great-great-grandaughter's book on Darwin's life.
The Royal Institute Channel shows science videos from the Royal Institute and around the web. They have even re-digitised footage from the Ri archive and videos from across the UK.
An all-in-one web workstation for science communicators to broadcast their films, build contacts, promote their businesses, swap news, blog ideas, publish findings, and work on their programmes and projects from anywhere in Europe, or the world. The site aims to boost science film production and circulation in Europe.
A not-for-profit trust that broadcasts science programmes for free over the internet. The programmes feature experts in science and engineering, and include interviews with Nobel Prize winners, articles about up-and-coming young scientists, discussion programmes about scientific issues, high profile scientific lectures, and much more.
A partnership between Cambridge University and the British Association for the Advancement of Science, and it provides video streaming and podcasts of popular science lectures, interviews with scientists and short videos from Cambridge University Science Productions. It also includes events from the Cambridge Science Festival.
Produces the latest research news stories on behalf of universities and research organisations. You can view films produced by Research TV on their website free of charge.
The Royal Society, the UK’s national academy of science, holds public lectures and events, many of which are video or audio streamed on their website.
A collaboration between the BA (British Association for the Advancement of Science), the European Dana Alliance for the Brain and the Science Museum. It holds exciting and innovative debates about contemporary science, technology and culture, and the events are broadcast live over the web.
The Open University offers video footage of some of its programmes, including some with science-related themes, such as ‘Rough Science’ and the ‘Ever wondered about food?’ series.
Newton TV is a public service channel that combines social networks, blogs and other content with video so that scientists and the public can be engaged in scientific debate.
UCL makes its Lunchtime Lecture series available as streamed media. The lectures are designed to give members of the public, staff and students an insight into UCL’s research and how it impacts on the world today.
Imperial College provides podcasts and video streaming of its public lectures.
The Birmingham Science Museum provides video and audio files exploring the universe.