On this page, you can find a range of different learning resources for all different ages and abilities. We have even included some teaching materials for school and university staff.
Head to the Southampton Cultural Services YouTube channel for fun, educational and entertaining content about Southampton City Art Gallery, SeaCity Museum and Tudor House. Learn about what lies beneath Tudor House, the sculptures in Southampton City Art Gallery, the secrets of Southampton Civic Centre and much more!
You can also visit SeaCity's Learning Deck or the Tudor House online resources page for fun ways for children to learn about Southampton's history through free activity packs and other downloadable materials which will keep you and the children entertained and learning throughout lockdown. See links below:
Budding artists can explore a fantastic range of artists and artworks through games, drawing challenges and projects in this after school club. Sessions are designed for 6-12yrs. Book for the course as a whole to receive a 20% discount or choose individual dates which suit you. Book here.
The Southampton Music Hub is offering virtual music lessons - From total beginners to experienced players, and even those a little out of practice: anyone can enjoy learning a musical instrument in a safe, virtual environment. Thanks to an experienced team of music teachers, Southampton Music Services can help you pick up a musical instrument and get playing.
Lessons last 20 minutes and cost £95 for ten weeks. Lessons can be for individuals of any age, or groups from within a household. Families can even learn together.
With a wide range of instruments on offer (including brass, guitar, keyboard, percussion, singing, strings, ukulele, woodwind, and more) you can choose an instrument that feels right for you. With affordable instrument loans, many of these are available to borrow for just £30 a year. Get in touch, and the team will help you get started, including a free taster lesson (where possible).
A number of classes from The Point’s dance class programme will be available to join online via Zoom. These include:
Retrospectif Class, Tuesdays 1.30pm
A dance class for older adults with a passion to learn. Sessions focus on contemporary technique as well as experimenting with the dancers own creativity.
Adult Tap, Tuesdays 7.30pm
Learning and improving tap dancing skills, focusing on fun and enjoyment. For the time being, we are running a mixed ability class, for beginners and those with a little more experience.
Dance For Parkinson’s Online, Thursdays 1.30pm
A social and uplifting movement class designed specifically for the symptoms of Parkinson’s, helping to increase general mobility, confidence and emotional wellbeing. Family and carers can attend for free.
We Create! Inclusive Class, Fridays 1.30pm
A lively, fun session for adults with learning disabilities, exploring drama, dance, movement and creativity.
For more information on the classes and how to join visit The Point’s dance class pages.
Whether you are a beginner trying out something new or looking to develop to the next stage and develop your learning, the classes are catered for the individual.
Find out more and book your classes here. If you book for more than one class you’ll also enjoy a 20% discount. This can be for you or a family member – contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The team at the Public Engagement with Research unit (PERu) at the University of Southampton has collated some of their favourite online courses, free for everyone to access and join. Explore them all here. Why not try:
Exploring Our Ocean
Explore the half of our world covered by deep ocean, and how our lives affect the hidden face of our planet.
Four-week course - find out more here.
Jane Austen: Myth, Reality and Global Celebrity
Discover the fascinating story of author Jane Austen, from her own life in Hampshire to what she means to a global audience today.
Three-week course - find out more here.
Teachers can find a variety of resources on this page, but below are the sectors teachers may wish to explore:
The University of Southampton has also been working hard on their 'Ask the expert' videos. They have produced videos for all ages; from 2 min introductions to hour-long lectures, in subjects ranging from the Glorious Galapagos to the Russian Revolution!
Solent University is working on ways to bring people together and provide online resources and information on a number of different areas and topics, like the Five ways to wellbeing video below. Head to their virtual knowledge exchange page here to find out more.
Solent University is hosting a series of free interactive lectures called: ‘Virtual Insight Series’ for the local community, staff, students and alumni to get involved with from home. Staff will share projects, passions and knowledge in specific areas, with a variety of topics covered.
Previous lectures include: