Science and Mathematics

Oxford Mathematics Public Lectures are available on YouTube. The 12 lectures from 2019 include Marcus du Sautoy discussing how AI is learning to write, paint and think; Chris Budd getting festive and breaking down the maths to some Christmas related questions including why does Rudolph have a shiny nose?; and David Sumpter asking ‘could a Premier League team one day be managed by a mathematician?’

Oxford Sparks is a place to explore and discover science research from across the University of Oxford. The site regularly posts videos and podcasts showcasing cutting edge research. Find out about topics as diverse as machine learning, how robots might learn social cues, about life-changing dementia treatments and how studying tiny organisms can shed light on much bigger animals and plants.

Royal Institution Christmas Lectures are available to view from 2005 to 2019.

Edinburgh Zoo has live web cams so you can check in on their pandas, penguins, tigers, koalas and rockhopper penguins. Quite relaxing!

The Wildlife Trusts across the country have webcams on a range of wild animals.

The National U3A website has a weekly maths challenge. To view week 5 click here