Richard Feynman was born on May 11th, 1918. If you have never watched his 1964 Messenger Lectures at Cornell, you should fix it. Here's the first one (one hour):
You may watch all these lectures via Bill Gates' Project Tuva: Microsoft Internet Explorer is needed.
These seven lectures are also available via YouTube and they will be available until Bill Gates tells Google's guys that Feynman should only be watched via Silverlight and not Flash. ;-)
High schools in Czechia
Yesterday, I was giving a 90-minute string talk (twice) to high school kids at the rather good high school where my uncle used to study and where my grandfather used to teach. I was invited by my classmate from the kindergarten, basic school, and high school, if I avoid the term "secret childhood love". ;-) Kind of fun but I think that it's clear that even this "real gymnasium" that would be highly math-and-physics oriented has been losing this focus. The interests and knowledge of the kids betrayed some of these trends even though the students were fun.
Some of their equipment, co-funded by the EU, looked pretty impressive. I don't think that physics students at Harvard would ever learn things in similar computer-laden classrooms, for example. ;-)