Smithsonian Channel

The Smithsonian Channel is a collection of short educational videos on science and other subjects. For example:

  • Baby hedgehog quills don’t harden right away
  • How the CIA turned the tables on Soviet industrial espionage
  • Is sibling rivalry an important survival tool for lion cubs?
  • The astounding length of seaweed in the Sargasso Sea
  • This ingenious system brings water to the Chinese desert
  • This prehistoric fish makes a great white look like a goldfish
  • Why beetles are such an evolutionary success
  • Why Wales is the place to see amazing Roman forts

The videos have subtitles. There are other video categories at the Smithsonian’s main Videos page.


Norfolk museums

Students at UEA and INTO UEA have free access to all of Norfolk’s museums.

There are 10 museums, three of them in Norwich:

Norwich Castle includes the Art Gallery and (until September) an exhibition of Viking objects.

To get in free, just show your campus card at the front desk of each museum.

Pictured: a coin of King Prasutagus.


The Smithsonian Institution is a group of museums in the United States. Its online magazine,, covers history, science, technology, the arts, etc.

Some examples of articles:

There are also videos and games.