On this page are links to sites with educational material, information and fun things to do.
Your local library
Here is a link to the Surrey Library website reference shelf where you can read reference books, papers, magazines and periodicals. There is also a section where you can borrow e-books, audiobooks and e-magazines. Dorking u3a also has occasional blog posts on the library site.
National u3a online
Our national organisation also offers online tutorials and events ensuring that learning is always available to u3a members nationally, including events with the National Gallery, Royal Institution, Guildhall Art Gallery and the British Library (for which there may be a charge). Check out their website every month for up-to-the-minute information.
For more general education including maths, English and other languages, art and design the sites below offer both free and paid-for courses:
History and art
Virtual tours and talks
Do it yourself
You may want to design your own quizzes, crosswords or Powerpoint presentations. The following are particularly useful:
The Teacher’s Corner – Crossword Puzzle Maker
SlideShare (share and discover slideshows on a variety of topics – requires a monthly subscription to Scribd)
SlidePlayer (share your own or download ready-made Powerpoint presentations on a variety of topics – requires caution to avoid clicking on adverts posing as genuine content)
TV5 Monde’s Enseigner le français (teaching resources for French as a foreign language)
Apprendre le français facile et gratuit (learn French via online podcasts and videos)
Resources for Spanish language teachers
Spanish classroom resources (for key stage 3 Spanish language teachers)
BBC Languages (free online lessons in 40 different languages – no longer being updated but still an excellent resource)
Duolingo (free online language courses supporting the Duolingo app)