Public Lectures and Events

This is a good collection of videos of public lectures and events on a variety of topics including arts, education, engineering, history, mathematics, politics, science and technology.

Talks by Subject

Astronomy and Cosmology
Biology and Evolution
Computer Science and the Internet
Earth and the Environment
Engineering and Technology
Health and Medicine

Reference Sites

Gresham College provides free public lectures on a variety of topics including astronomy, economy, history, mathematics, music, physics, and psychology.

UCTV offers free on-demand videos of public lectures and events on a variety of topics including arts & music, education, health & medicine, public affairs, and science, from throughout the University of California.

UWTV is an television channel broadcast by the University of Washington and offers original, non-commercial educational programming to showcase the university's research and scholarship.

WGBH Forum Network offers free online video lectures on a variety of topics, given by the world's leading scientists, educators, artists and authors. offers a large collection of unmediated video drawn from live events, lectures, and debates at universities, think tanks and conferences.

Science Lecture Series | The University of Arizona is a series of public lectures discussing various topics in science: cosmology, neuroscience, transformative science, life science, evolution and climate change.

Distinctive Voices highlights innovations, discoveries, and emerging issues in an exciting and engaging public forum.

ResearchChannel on YouTube provides a huge collection of videos covering a variety of topics: arts, business, economics, engineering, health care, medicine, and social sciences.

Museum of Mathematics provides videos designed to enhance public understanding and perception of mathematics, and reveal the wonders of mathematics.

NCASVideo on Youtube: NCAS (National Capital Area Skeptics) is an educational and scientific membership organization that promotes critical thinking and scientific understanding.

Science for the Public is committed to improving public knowledge of science and public appreciation for the contributions of science to social progress.

The Royal Institution is an independent charity based in London dedicated to connecting people with the world of science through events, education, and the CHRISTMAS LECTURES.

SETI Institute on YouTube provides free access to public talks at the SETI Institute, which mission is to explore, understand and explain the origin, nature and prevalence of life in the universe.

SLAC Public Lectures provide non-scientists with a unique insight into the workings of our universe, from the nanotechnology of diamonds to the latest Higgs Boson discoveries.

Library of Congress on YouTube offers free and open access to events, lectures and concerts, held in the Library, on various topics: books, science, music and early films.

Fermilab offers a public lecture series on a wide range of topics presented by experts in their respective fields.

Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics offers free access to public talks on the latest research on our universe.

NIH VideoCasting Past Events provides free on-demand video or downloadable podcast of NIH special events, lectures and seminars on biomedical and health-related issues.

iBioSeminars provides free on-demand lectures on various topics in biological research: Biological Mechanisms, Neuroscience, Cell Biology & Medicine, Chemical Biology & Biophysics, Developmental Biology & Evolution, Global Health & Energy, and Bio Techniques.

The Harvard Innovation Lab is a new and innovative initiative fostering team-based and entrepreneurial activities and deepening interactions among Harvard students, faculty, entrepreneurs, and members of the Allston and Greater Boston community.

The Computer History Museum on YouTube offers videos of the many lectures and events at the museum and also historic computer films.

The Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing brings together the world's leading researchers in theoretical computer science and related fields, as well as the next generation of outstanding young scholars, to explore deep unsolved problems about the nature and limits of computation.

Oxford Internet Institute is a multidisciplinary research and teaching department of the University of Oxford, dedicated to the social science of the Internet.

Microsoft Research is the research division of Microsoft. Its YouTube channel provides open lectures mainly on state-of-the-art computing and technological innovation.