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Learning in Later Life
There has never been such an opportunity as there is currently to learn about
new things and extend our horizons, whatever our stage of life. Simply browsing the
Web can extend our knowledge and views dramatically. In addition, there are lots of sites
which can support a more focused and extensive interest in a particular subject area.
Whether your interest is intellectual, practical, or for fun, learning can be very
rewarding and extend your circles of friends, or even identify business opportunities.
Below are some useful starter sites to see what is available.
The BBC have a comprehensive
help facility for anyone who wants to get back into learning. Have a look at
. You can contact them
through that page or you can send them an
If you want to learn online, go to
. Whether you want to build
your confidence, learn how to do your own historical research or discover the Internet,
you can develop your skills and increase your understanding from the privacy of your own
Whatever your subject, learn online at your own pace and get a solid start in an area that
interests you. There is more information about online learning on our
lifelong learning page.
Languages for Travellers gives you the opportunity to learn a vast array of different
languages, primarily for travelling, but great for just picking up another language. This
site has a wide variety of resources relating to languages including translating
dictionaries and other software.
Learning This is a website concerning everything you need to know about the current
issues in the lifelong learning debate, including government papers and registration.
Worth a look to see what is being done to improve your ability to continue your education
as long as you wish.
provides articles about learning a new language, the history of many
languages and other interesting information about languages in general.
Open University home page
National U3A UK The
University of the Third Age is dedicated to promoting lifelong learning for those no
longer in gainful employment. There is a description of their services and regional
listings for contacts. It has over 600 branches and you can study whatever
you wish to providing you can find people in your group to share it with
U3As are fully autonomous
with members organising their own activities and making their own decisions
through elected committees. U3As are all self financing on a non-profit
making basis, with no political or religious influences or allegiances, and
development is according to the wishes, needs and resources of their local
National Institute for Continuing
Adult Education An organisation promoting lifelong learning. It has an
interesting web site; in particular, go to their 'Older Learners' page and
look at some of the links that it has.
Colleges Association (ARCA). Association of colleges offering residential
courses for adult education.
You can learn on-line through learndirect, a government sponsored scheme.
They do languages, IT skills, business and management courses, and personal
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