The TED-Ed project — TED’s education initiative — makes short video lessons worth sharing, aimed at educators and students. Within TED-Ed’s growing library of lessons, you will find carefully curated educational videos, many of which are collaborations between educators and animators nominated through the TED-Ed platform.

Our very own Director of Humanities, Mark Robinson, has collaborated with TED-Ed to make range of videos:

TED Talks are free, infuential videos from expert speakers on education, business, science, tech and creativity.

TED is a nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, starting over 30 years ago as a Technology, Entertainment and Design conference with the aim to get your idea across in a short, powerful talk in 18 minutes or less. They’ve somewhat diverged from that a little in the sense that talks now cover almost all topics including science, politics and global issue to name a few, and occasionally a talk can go on a couple of minutes past the 18 minute mark.

There are now over 3100 different talks at your fingerprints, if you go here you can look through topics to find one that takes your fancy.

Maybe you want to know, ‘What’s the fastest way to alphabetize your bookshelf?’.

Or something a bit more fun, ‘My journey to yo-yo mastery’.

Or something a bit deeper, ‘What makes a good life? Lessons from the longest study on happiness’.

Or even, ‘Where are all the aliens?’.