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by David Chandler


This list was verified in February 2016.

UK U3A Lists of Online Courses

A guide to MOOCs - "Massive Open Online Courses" - collated by the Third Aged Trust in the UK

BBC iWonder

Lots of articles and information on wide range of subjects including English, IT, history, science, cooking, gardening, music etc.


Free online encyclopaedia with sister sites Wikiversity and Wikibooks

Powys Libraries and Archives

Online dictionaries, encyclopaedias, newspapers and catalogue of all books in Powys libraries (including those in store)

Third Age Press

Independent publishing company specialising in books for people who see retirement as a time for regeneration. Bookstore, blog by Dianne Norton, one of the founders of U3A in the UK, useful links.

Full and Part Time courses from the NPTC Group of Colleges

Online prospectus detailing courses available within Powys and other areas covered by the group.

Coleg Harlech

Courses tailored to needs of adults - full time, short residential, evening/day

Open College

1000+ distance learning courses with qualifications/accreditation from recognised awarding bodies

Open University

Open learning courses at under and post graduate levels, most leading to certificate, diploma or degree

Universities in United Kingdom

Alphabetical list of Universities in UK

Learning and Work Institute

A new independent policy and research organisation dedicated to lifelong learning, full employment and inclusion, bringing together the former National Institute of Adult Continuing Education and the Centre for Economic & Social Inclusion.

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