Tag Archives: Television

Fictional favourite

I studied History at school until A’ Level and am still interested in the way in which is taught. Upon recently rereading one of my favourite books in the Education in Literature Collection, To serve them all my days by … Continue reading

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Television nostalgia

Two recent additions to ‘Education in Literature Collection’ are DVDs of contrasting British children’s television series about school children. Between 1978 and 2008 the BBC’s television show Grange Hill kept children entertained. At its height the programme was regarded as … Continue reading

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BBC archives for teaching and research

The British Universities Film & Video Council (BUFVC) is currently working with Jisc and the BBC to establish which programmes and other items (e.g. documentation, photographs and sheet music) from the BBC archives would be of greatest value for the … Continue reading

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BBC’s Knowledge & Learning website

Arriving over the coming months is a new website from the BBC to support learning and teaching. Building on the already invaluable material available for classroom use, the refreshed site, currently in beta, will bring together factual and learning content … Continue reading

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Teachers Media Plus

Throughout August we have set up trial staff access to Teachers Media Plus, the online CPD service built on the content originally produced for the Teachers TV channel. As many of you probably know, the Teachers TV material has appeared … Continue reading

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Child of our time

This week the BBC series following twenty-five children born in 2000 reaches the point where they transfer from primary to secondary school and become teenagers. The usual interesting blend of interview and documentary, this year’s two parts are broadcast on Wednesday and Thursday (27th & 28th February) at 9pm on … Continue reading

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Exhibition: Broadcasting Science

Broadcasting Science, the title of a Royal Society Library and Archives exhibition  in London, focuses on the question of how to  present complex scientific ideas simply – a question faced by many  science teachers, and  broadcasters  making programmes for schools/children. … Continue reading

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Growing children – BBC4 series

Coming up next week, the start of a three-part series presented by child psychologist Laverne Antrobus (‘Growing Babies’ & ‘The Biology of Dads’ previously shown on BBC4), exploring how child development is affected by three major developmental disorders – autism, dyslexia, … Continue reading

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BBC Northern Ireland’s Chronicle goes online

And before we go any further, let’s be clear this is the BBC NI news programme not the history/archaeology series of the same name! The Library has signed up for access to a unique collection of BBC news material allowing … Continue reading

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Europe on Screen

Launched in the UK last Friday, an EU-funded project now provides access to Europe’s television heritage. EUscreen aims to promote the use of television content to explore Europe’s rich and diverse cultural history. Ultimately there will be access to over 30,000 … Continue reading

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