Lifelong Learning Resources From Oxford University

December 16, 2018 Joe Brady

For all of you that have helped with the Oxford Study and the study we just completed for Harvard Medical School and for all of you that are helping make this a healthier world, Joe and Jacqui would like to pass along to you this very special gift of Lifelong Learning Resources this holiday season.

Keep your mind sharp and feed your curiosity. While the weather outside is frightful, explore these world class resources for lifelong learners. Join Oxford University’s Continuing Education Departments community of learning – a community that spans more than 120 countries worldwide. These fun, interactive, educational resources have been chosen for you by Oxford Continuing Education academics and staff.

Please accept our thanks for being part of our community of learning.  We wish you a wonderful festive season and an educationally enriching new year.
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Oxford University’s Pitt Rivers Museum

Over 500,000 archeological and anthropological artifacts from all over the world. How to guides to help you explore the museum’a collection online.

United Nations Audiovisual Library of International Law

A virtual training and research center on international law. Lectures and resources from the world’s top experts on international law.

Reuters Institute: University of Oxford

Explore the future of journalism with the Reuters Institute for the study of journalism. Explore videos, podcasts and the statistic of the week.

Medical Heritage Library

A digital collaborative of the world’s top medical libraries. Access to tens of thousands of medical rare books, articles, journals and films from the past six centuries.

BBC Religion and Ethics

Provides inspiring answers to problems in everyday life from the world’s religious and philosophical traditions.

Europeana

Explore 58,059,664 artworks, artefacts, books, films and music from European museums, galleries, libraries and archives. Has great online search resources to help you find what you need.

National Library of Israel

Public access to books, photos, music maps and more.

Badilisha Poetry Exchange

Largest collection of African Poetry on the planet. Podcasts of poetry from 500 Pan-African poets from 28 countries.

Biodiversity Heritage Library

The worlds largest digital library devoted to biodiversity. BHL operates as a worldwide consortium of natural history, botanical, research, and national libraries working together digitizing the natural history literature held in their collections and making it freely available for open access as part of a global “biodiversity community.”

Museum of the World

The Museum of the World is an interactive online experience through time, continents and cultures, featuring some of the most fascinating objects in human history. The project, a partnership between the British Museum and Google Cultural Institute, allows you to discover a vast amount of objects from the British Museum’s collection from prehistory to the present. While you’re exploring the objects from across diverse cultures, listen to British Museum curators share their insights. On the timeline, you can connect objects across time and space, and discover hidden links between then and now.

How Has the World Changed?

How has the world changed since you were born? What are the differences between when you were born and when your parents or grandparents were born? This interactive tool – the Global Change Calculator – demonstrates comparison between when you were born and a nominated relative using graphs and data to demonstrate the difference in world population, life expectancy, CO2 in the atmosphere, disease and more. Dig deeper and find out what factors have led to these changes and see what scientists predict for the future.

Digital Bodleian Library

The Bodleian Library’s digitized collections – Digital.Bodleian – are open to users from around the world for learning, teaching, personal enjoyment and research. There are more than 650,000 freely available digital objects on offer, including children’s games of the 18th and 19th Century, Corbett’s Parliamentary History, John Gould’s ornithological works, political cartoons and campaign posters, woodcut prints, ancient manuscripts, and much more.
The Bodleian Library is the main research library of the University of Oxford, one of the oldest libraries in Europe, and the second-largest library in Britain after the British Library. The Bodleian’s collections are extraordinary and significant—both from a scholarly point of view and as material that has an historic and aesthetic richness that holds value for non-academic users. The Bodleian has been digitizing library content for nearly twenty years.

New Year’s Resolutions?

If learning is on your list for the year ahead, now is the time to sign up for a course starting in 2018. Day schools, weekly classes, online courses, summer schools, professional development – there are more than 500 short courses to choose from.

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