Keep your brain active: Adult learning online

September 15, 2020 Joe Brady

Running out of things to watch on Netflix? Keep your brain active and try something new with these taster lectures from the University of Oxford.
What can we learn from an archaeologist about hygiene? How did Italy use product design to pull itself out of post-war economic depression? Who was King Richard II’s role model?
Find answers to these questions and many more in this library of short taster sessions, produced by tutors teaching this autumn on the Weekly Oxford Worldwide (WOW) programme.

Explore the newly refreshed Curious Minds page, with six brand new free learning resources! Today’s ‘Tutor Takeover’ is Ben Grant, Departmental Lecturer in English Literature, who recommends The William Blake Archive – an online platform dedicated to the works of William Blake.

The Economics of the COVID-19 Pandemic

A series of talks from the Oxford Martin School looking at the economics of the Covid-19 pandemic, its impact on economic activity, employment, trade, developing countries, business, and more.

iF Oxford Science + Ideas Festival

From Thursday 1 to Saturday 31 October, iF Oxford, the city’s science and ideas festival presents more than 100 online events for you to enjoy from home. Covering dance, film, debates, demonstrations, and hands-on activities – there is something for all ages to enjoy. The Festival: ‘brings together real-time cutting-edge research from world-leading academics with wide-ranging events to excite the imagination. Festival-goers can uncover big ideas and ask even bigger questions about science, humanity, the world at large and beyond’. The majority of events are free to attend, with donations being welcome using the Festival’s Pay What You Decide system.

Royal Academy of Dance at Home

The Royal Academy of Dance has created RAD@Home in response to Covid-19: ‘As the home for dance, the RAD is here to support you when you can’t leave yours. As such, we’ve created RAD@Home to provide a whole raft of content to help you make the most of dancing at home.’ Have fun and keep fit with their online ballet classes, or try Five a Day – a series of videos consisting of five fitness exercises for you to do at home, each day.

Your free entry to museums and archives around the world.

Settle back with something good to read, listen to, or watch.

Weekly Oxford Worldwide (WOW)
Last chance to enroll! Join students from around the world in our virtual classroom this month. Choose from a variety of topics including art history, literature, history, philosophy, languages, and more!

Online Courses
Study on one of our accredited 10-week courses whenever it suits you, from anywhere in the world. Enjoy small class sizes, student interaction, and guidance by your tutor.

The Literary Clinic
Dr. Sandie Byrne’s literary clinic is still open – so tell her your ills and she shall select a few leaves from her Physick Garden of Books to redress the balance of your humours.

See more at the University of Oxford