A wide range of material is available on line: books, magazines access to courses etc.
You can join online without the need to visit a library - click here.
The following has been set up with help from Watford Park U3A to whom we give thanks! Members are encouraged to provide more information on other sources.
General Educational Resources, Including Help on Using Your Computer
The following website has a very large number of video tutorials on the common applications found on desktop and laptop computers. These have been used extensively in the Bookham & District U3A Computer Workshop group meetings.
Click the following link to go to the Goodwill Community Foundation website.
There are some excellent free Open University courses on Open Learn. They cover a broad range of disciplines and are of varying length - I have seen as little as two hours to as much as 20 hours. One subject that has cropped up as a result of the Coronavirus outbreak is Bayesian statistics. I am tempted to give that a go but perhaps 12 hours on Infection and Immunity might be just as relevant.
The URL is https://www.open.edu/openlearn/
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