Memory Minis

Memory Minis

camels Know Your Camels

How many humps? Never get a Bactrian mixed up with a Dromedary again.

Pi symbol Remembering Pi

Ever wish you could calculate Pi to eight decimal places? Watch this... and you won’t have to.

checkered shirt Necessary Spelling

Some words get misspellllleed all the time. Here’s a quick way to remember one of them flawlessly.

portraits Henry VIII's Wives

Six wives, five unhappy endings... All images courtesy of the National Portrait Gallery.

planets in space Naming the Planets

Learn how to remember all the planets of the Solar System in order.

cartoon character Stationary and Stationery

Never get mixed up again over the spelling of these two different words, and their meanings.

rugby players in yellow wellington boots Capital cities

Memorise the capitals of the world easily. All you need is an atlas and your imagination...

plug How to wire a plug

Where do each of those wires go? Here's how to remember.

stalagmites and stalactites Stalagmites and stalactites

Which go up? Which go down? Here's a memory booster.

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About your memory

You've got a good memory - but you might not be getting the best out of it. Your brain can soak up new information easily, if you go about it the right way.

Learn how to make your revision as effective as possible. And then master some amazing techniques that make memorising lists, numbers and even names and faces a piece of cake.

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