Chatter Pack

A list of free, online, boredom-busting resources!

From here you can do anything, from exploring zoos and museums, to participating in online learning, to listening to podcasts and learning new recipes. 


Reed Free Online Training

A number of free online Health & Wellbeing training courses 


Future Learn Free Online Training

Future Learn partner with a range of universities and well known organisations such as BFI to offer high quality online courses. These cover a wide range of subjects from professional development to history to wellbeing. They also vary in length from a couple of weeks to long term degree level study. Each course has a mentor who supports you through your studies and facilitates conversations with your peers. 


Open Learn Free Online Training 

A number of free online courses covering a range of topics including; 

  • Health, sport & psychology 

  • Education & Development 

  • History & the arts 

  • Languages 

  • Money & Business 

  • Nature & Environment 

  • Science, Maths & Tech 

  • Society, politics & law 


Ted talks

TED Talks are influential videos from expert speakers on education, business, science, tech and creativity, with subtitles in 100+ languages. 


Use your local library remotely - ebooks, films, magazines and newspapers

Books, films, music, adventure ready to be implanted into your head via your ears and eyes for free!

Log in through your local council website. An idea of the services available can be found here: https://www.techradar.com/uk/news/self-isolating-use-your-local-librarys-apps-for-free-audiobooks-ebooks-and-more

The Guide: Staying In

The Tate

Videos, interviews, podcasts to learn about artists and exhibition with how to videos for your own art skills.



U3A (University of the Third Age) is a UK movement of retired and semi-retired people who come together to continue their educational, social and creative interests in a friendly and informal environment. Groups are now moving online to keep learning and connected.


Open Culture Free Movies

Watch 1,150 movies free online. Includes classics, indies, film noir, documentaries and other films. 


Time In (formerly known as Time Out)

London event streamed, live tutorials and a guide for what's best to watch whilst you #StayHome



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