u3a - Ideas to Keep Learning – 8

Ideas to Keep Learning – 8

  • Published : 24 April 2020
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Continuing our series which shares great ideas and the latest ideas and suggestions to help you keep active, keep connected and keep learning.

U3A Wallasey - Things to Do 

Thank you to U3A Wallasey who have shared their Things to Do website page with us which is full of good ideas to keep learning and busy. Some of these are included in this edition of Ideas to Keep Learning.

Free Musicals

Free musicals and plays you can now stream during the coronavirus outbreak:

BBC Bitesize

BBC bitesize courses: Aimed at school children but any age can learn from these and develop their skills.

Love Lowry Colouring

Love Lowry Colouring - help yourself to some colouring-in sheets based on some of the most famous paintings by LS Lowry. We’d love to see how what you do with them! Sheets are available to download and print out here.

Whitwick & District U3A - continuing to learn

Whitwick & District U3A has also shared their suggestions for continuing to learn with us. Have a look at their website which is full of good ideas and a taster of these are below: 


Swannington Heritage Trust is encouraging people to spend 15 minutes a day recording their memories People have all sorts of interesting memories - so write them down and give them to an appropriate history group.

Online Jukebox

A member from Whitwick has come up with the idea of an online jukebox, which goes something like this: Members take it in turn to choose a favourite record, which must be available on YouTube, and recommend it to those members taking part, with reasons why it is a favourite, and feed back comments online with an online vote.

Famous Garden Tours

This House Beautiful website gives 8 tours of famous gardens and there were more if you google virtual garden tours. Send photos into your U3A of your gardens over the time of the lockdown as no doubt everyone will be working hard in them and they will be the best they have ever been.

Royal Academy

The Royal Academy is opening its doors in the online sense to the Picasso and Paper exhibition. Have a look online.

Pam Ayres

Pam Ayres has posted a fantastic performance about physical exercise on YouTube which you can view here: Pam has a humorous take on keeping fit!


In response to COVID-19 and the migration to online classes, Bloomsbury is offering extended access to Drama Online for U3A. Created as a research tool for drama and literature students, professors, and teachers, Drama Online is home to playtexts, video, audio plans, and scholarly books to offer a multimedia experience of theatre. U3A members can access this for free until 15 June to watch recordings of National Theatre and Royal Shakespeare productions and also look at the scripts available. You can access Drama Online on our Learning Resources Centre