Virtual video lounge

Check out a selection of our favourite short videos from some of staff and students, use them in lessons to spark discussion, introduce a science topic or just for your own curiosity.


Science of Baking

Use this video to think about how understanding simple chemistry can help us become better bakers. Great for ages 11+.

Physics of Snooker

Use this video to discover how snooker players use physics concepts such as linear and angular momentum to beat their opponents. Great for ages 11+.

Surviving a Zombie Apocalypse

Could mathematics help us to survive a zombie apocalypse? This video introduces how we can use mathematical modelling to predict the spread of infectious diseases, which means we can take action to stop the spread. Great for ages 14+.

Will computers ever think like humans?

Artificial Intelligence is all around us, but will our computers ever really think like a human? Neuroscience experts across science, medicine, and engineering talk us through whether this could ever be possible in the future.

Britain's first ever astronaut – Dr Helen Sharman

Have you ever imagined what it would be like to be an astronaut and visit space? Hear from Helen Sharman, Britain’s first astronaut, what this incredible experience is like.