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Find out about exciting research taking place at the University in these short videos

Tuesday 17th Jul 2018, 11.30am

Ancient Mysteries in Marvellous Mud

It took over a billion years for life to transition from simple eukaryotic cells, like primitive algae, to simple animals like sponges or jellyfish. But, why did it take such a long time?

Monday 12th Oct 2015, 10.00am

Shedding Light on the Situation

Light is more than just light bulbs and sunshine!

Monday 17th Dec 2012, 03.30pm

Underwater Volcano Disaster

This animation is set in the Calabrian arc of southern Italy, near the well known volcano, Stromboli. Stomboli is the most active volcano in Europe and has been exploding on-and-off for at least the past thousand years.


Explore The Big Questions with experts from around the University

How do you grow rice faster?
Wednesday 11th Jul 2018, 10.00am

How do you grow rice faster?

Currently over three billion people depend on rice for survival, and, owing to predicted population increases and a general trend towards urbanisation, land that provided enough rice to feed 27 people in 2010 will need to support 43 by 2050.

Tuesday 31st May 2016, 12.15pm The Big Questions

Land, Sea and Air 1 - How mountains are made

How do we discover the origins of mountains?