Keep Learning


Try something new. Rediscover an old interest. Sign up for that online course. Fix a bike. Learn to play an instrument or how to cook your favourite food, read a new genre of book or become a crossword ace! Set a challenge you enjoy achieving.

Learning new things throughout our lives, no matter how old we are, is great for improving our self-esteem. Consider that you are also learning to handle the changes of older age

A few suggestions…


30+ Nottingham Uni Online courses –  1-hour sessions, from 21 April – 7 July. Need to download Zoom to view, register for sessions on Eventbrite 

Live Activity Sessions and Courses from Workers’ Educational Association (WEA) – you need to register on the site and join with Zoom at the appropriate time. Sessions are FREE but a donation is suggested 

From Leicester’s Adult Education Service Learning for personal development & wellbeing -some free activities and resources to keep you busy - being updated all the time 

Get inspired – learn something new today. Access FreeLearning from the Open University 

Take a look at University of the Third Age  See Local U3A Groups 

Four Online Courses from Leicester’s Shama Women’s CentreCall 0116 251 4747 or 07745 970 687  for joining instructions. These courses cover: 

  • Hair and Beauty
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Cookery
  • Baking

Culture and Science

Culture In Quarantine a BBC initiative bringing Arts &Culture into the home

12 famous Museums offer virtual tours you can take from your sofa

Dive into the wonderful world of the British Museum

A wonderful look at the art of the Uffizi Gallery Florence

Watch fascinating lectures from The Royal Institutionof Science

The telling of the Black History Experience  

All things Rocket & Rocket Science – go to Leicester’s Space Centre 

The Globe Theatre – a rolling cycle of FREE shows from this historical venue 

View TED Talks – interesting topics to make you think and help you learn 

Get Creative

Enjoy art projects through Art Unscrewed – an Eventbrite ticket needed, some sessions are FoC 

Learn to Knit – enjoy online tutorials. Free but you’ll need to sign-up  

Cooking –Jamie Oliver uses store cupboard ingredients for new recipes  

Visit Delia Smith’s Online Cookery School 

Royal Horticultural Society – an online community to create a place where you can share what your doing in your gardens

Home Growing - For advice on growing your own or sharing tips with others  0116 271 0178 phone lines open 20 Apr - 20 May. Mon, Tues, Wed 10-12 & 2-3pm

Men’s Sheds – see what men (& women) are making & fixing in their sheds 

GoogleArts and Culture Collection - virtual tours of 500 top attractions around the world, including national galleries from around the world, individual artist museums, and even the Eiffel Tower