'The Backdoor Broadcasting Company’s Academic Service specializes in web-casting academic conferences, symposia, public lectures, workshops and seminars in order to further the dissemination of academic research ...
... To make this service as cheap and as efficient as possible, we broadcast audio (sound) only, and with limited interactivity. Primarily we broadcast a conference/event live, we record it and make it available for download. Every event will have its dedicated webpage with supporting information and text, as well as contacts and links to the contributors ... As a service provider, we are hired by the conference/event organisers and are free to the listener. After the live broadcast all contributions will be placed in our archive, which is accessible as a free internet resource. Our main aim is to assist with the dissemination of research.'
'On TED.com, we make the best talks and performances from TED and partners available to the world, for free. More than 900 TEDTalks are now available, with more added each week. All of the talks are subtitled in English, and many are subtitled in various languages.'
'This website is provided as a public service to promote the spread of good ideas. It welcomes anyone willing to join us in this pursuit. You are encouraged to view as many talks as you wish for free, and to share what you learn with others both online and offline. Anyone can join TED.com by providing basic contact information ...'
The Old Schools, Trinity Lane, Cambridge, CB2 1TNwww.admin.cam.ac.uk/whatson
'What's On' - and can filter by 'Talks'.
For online lectures and talks, go to the University's Home Page, then >>> Video and Audio.
Events at the University of London 'The forthcoming events listed on this page are organised by the central University. For more information about events taking place at the constituent Colleges, Institutes and Activities, please refer to the "Also see events at" section further down the page ...'
'Recordings of School lectures, seminars and conferences, interviews and other content are available from the University of London platform on iTunes U as well as from our video and podcast pages, and YouTube and Tumblr channels.'
'Discover iTunes U and never stop learning. Download lectures, discussions, language lessons, and more — all from top universities, schools, and other cultural institutions around the world ...
... With the iTunes U app, you can even take complete courses on your iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch. So whether you’re a college student or a student of life, learn for free with iTunes U ...'
'The aim of the 21st Century Challenges series ... is to improve public understanding of, and engagement with, some of the key issues likely to affect our lives and society in the coming years and thereby aid people in making their own informed decisions and judgements on these issues.'
Extensive series of video and audio transcripts.
Royal Geographical Society
>>> Knowledge Exchange >>> Online Lectures
'The success of Africa College will depend upon how our research and activities make a difference and an impact. To help achieve this Africa College has developed a communications strategy to enhance the exchange and use of knowledge by a wide range of stakeholders - from policy makers to farmers.'
'A collection of on-line lectures of scientists from Africa, Europe and the USA on Human Health & Sustainable Agriculture in Sub Saharan Africa. Many of the lectures are from the Africa College seminar series.'
University of Leeds | International Institute of Tropical Agriculture | International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology
'The African Studies Centre organises a lively programme of seminars, workshops and international conferences.'
University of Oxford
>>> What's On >>> Artist Events
'These events explore BALTIC's exhibitions further through talks, tours, discussions and special events. They will often involve exhibiting artists, or experts who can offer further insight into the story behind the works on show.'
BALTIC produce a series of freely available, monthly audio and video podcasts designed to enhance your access to BALTIC. An ongoing series featuring artists and curators, they explore current and forthcoming exhibitions and projects at BALTIC. They provide ideal audio and visual accompaniment useful prior, during or after any visit to BALTIC, or even if you can’t visit and want to find out more about contemporary art.'
Occasional lectures. Enquire about attendance.
Resources 'This section of our website offers you the chance to access for private use, subject to copyright, talks, papers, occasional sermons, audio files, and video clips from events at Blackfriars. The views contained in these resources are those of their respective authors.'
Aquinas Lecture | Elizabeth Anscombe Memorial Lecture | George Pire Lecture
Las Casas Institute
Range of lectures, talks and related events, some organized by the Friends of the Bodleian Lectures: 'All our lectures are FREE unless otherwise stated'.
BODcast Library 'The library contains free digital recordings, or BODcasts, from special events and other highlights throughout the year.'
Aubrey Lunchtime Lectures | Lyell Lectures
University of Oxford
Clearly-laid out Calendar covering Daytime events ('Gallery talks, lectures, films and exhibition introductions') and Evening events ('Lectures, debates, performances and films'), as well as many other events at the Museum.
Note the Section Recorded Events within the Events Calendar.
'The Festival of Ideas celebrates the arts, humanities and social sciences through performances, film screenings, hands on activities, talks and workshops - for free!' Latest Dates 19 October - 1 November 2015.
'Check out the Video and Audio page to catch up on any events you missed.'
University of Cambridge
>>> Lectures/Seminars >>> Public Events
'Each year in the spring and autumn, we invite you to hear the latest views and experiences of leading figures of international, national and local acclaim. Each series has a varied line-up of well-known speakers, all experts in their field. Their lectures will not only appeal to those with an interest in the subject, but their thoughts and insights will be informative and entertaining for everyone. Most lectures last one hour and are free of charge. Tickets or reservations may be required for some. Please see the programme for details.'
Public Lecture Series podcast 'Subscribe to the podcast series to keep up to date with the latest talks from the experts. Subscribing allows you to receive the latest podcast direct to your MP3 player or computer. Or you can download the audio files ...'
Intensive series of specialist lectures, many accessible to non-researchers, plus occasional public lectures.
Videos and Podcasts provide interviews and recordings of events.
London School of Economics and Political Science
'Maintains a lively and varied events programme, ranging from monthly seminars to our widely popular symposia series New Work in Intellectual History. SCIH also organises and sponsors conferences (both at Sussex and elsewhere), workshops and a public lecture series entitled Sussex Lectures in Intellectual History.'
The public lecture series is made 'available as video and audio podcasts'.
John Burrow Memorial Lecture
University of Sussex
'The Centre hosts a number of annual and guest lectures during the course of the academic year. In addition, we organise a series of lectures relating to the practice of the diplomacy and international affairs, and to International Relations (co-organised by the SOAS Politics department).' Enquire about attendance.
'The Centre also works with the SOAS OpenAir Radio station to provide high quality podcasts of its guest lectures and conferences.'
School of Oriental and African Studies
Organize a range of lectures and related events.
Includes recordings of recent happenings sponsored by the Centre.
Keith Joseph Memorial Lecture | Margaret Thatcher Lecture | Ruttenberg Lecture
Darwin Lecture Series 'In the second term of every academic year since 1986 Darwin College has organised a series of eight public lectures. Each series has been built around a single theme, approached in a multi-disciplinary way, and with each lecture prepared for a general audience by a leading authority on his or her subject ... The Darwin College Lectures are very popular, each attended by around 600 people, so you must arrive early to ensure a place. Stewards at the door follow a strict Admissions Policy to ensure fairness. An adjacent overflow theatre (with live TV coverage) is provided for those who cannot be seated in the main hall.'
'Audio and selected videos of the Darwin lectures are available on: iTunes U; the Streaming Media Service. Darwin College Lectures books are available from Cambridge University Press.'
University of Cambridge
Lists occasional events open to the general public. Often the annotation is something like: 'The seminar is free, but seating is limited. Please reserve by emailing ...'
'Demos is also busy turning ideas into videos. You can browse our videos ... on our Youtube channel, or on Vimeo. You can subscribe to all new videos ... '
Offer a 'Law Department Public Lecture' series plus other events which members of the public might attend.
Videos of some recent lectures.
London School of Economics and Political Science
>>> Podcast: The History of Philosophy ...
Organize various (live) lectures, talks and related events which might be open to the public: enquire about attendance.
'Peter Adamson, Professor of Ancient and Medieval Philosophy at King's College London, takes listeners through the history of Western philosophy, "without any gaps". Beginning with the earliest ancient thinkers, the series will look at the ideas and lives of the major philosophers (eventually covering in detail such giants as Plato, Aristotle, Avicenna, Aquinas, Descartes, and Kant) as well as the lesser-known figures of the tradition.'
King's College London | History of Philosophy Without Any Gaps
Annual Tawney Lecture, usually as part of Annual Conference. Enquire about attendance.
Offer a range of podcasts, including of the Tawney Lectures.
Tawney Memorial Lecture
Usually held early Autumn.
Range of video lectures including the MacTaggart Lecture.
James MacTaggart Memorial Lecture
Faculty of Law, Bentham House, Endsleigh Gardens, Camden, WC1H 0EGwww.ucl.ac.uk/laws/events/index.shtml
>>> Current Legal Problems Lectures
Current Legal Problems Lectures 'They are public lectures and are free of charge.'
Site also provides access to audio/video transcripts of some of the Faculty's previous lectures: check the Link Events Replay.
Mishcon Lecture | Sir Hugh Laddie Annual Lecture