Life Long Learning Resources from Oxford

December 4, 2017 Joe Brady

For all of you that have helped with the Oxford Study over the years and 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 Life Long Learning Resources this holiday season.

A gift to you from the University of Oxford, Department of Continuing Education:
The Festive Countdown Calendar

Discover something new every day in December! Our festive countdown calendar contains thirty-one days of free, online learning – enough to take you right up to the new year. Fun, interactive, educational resources, picked for you by Oxford Continuing Education academics and staff, with help from ‘GLAM’ – the University’s Gardens, Libraries and Museums.

Please accept our thanks for being part of Oxford Continuing Education’s community of learning – a community that spans more than 120 countries worldwide. We wish you a wonderful festive season and an educationally enriching new year.
Feel free to share this incredible resource with your own friends.

Each day will only open on the day so here are a couple of examples of this incredible collection of online learning resources!

December 1st. 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.

To Access the Museum of the World Click Here


December 2nd 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.

To access The Global Change Calculator Click Here


December 3rd 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.

To access the Digital Bodleian Click Here

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.

For more information about Life Long Learning Opportunities at Oxford Click Here

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