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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.

Online learning










The BBC have a comprehensive help facility for anyone who wants to get back into learning. Have a look at it at . You can contact them through that page or you can send them an email.

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 PC.

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.

New Languages


Foreign 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.


Lifelong Learning


Lifelong 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.

Language Tutoring provides articles about learning a new language, the history of many languages and other interesting information about languages in general.

Adult Education

The 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 you.

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 areas.

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.

Adult Residential Colleges Association (ARCA). Association of colleges offering residential courses for adult education.

  Learndirect You can learn on-line through learndirect, a government sponsored scheme. They do languages, IT skills, business and management courses, and personal development skills.

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