Thame & District

Things to do

This page of the web site has been assembled to provide information and links to other web sites which contain material to help you pass the time whilst Thames & District U3A’s normal meetings and group activities are restricted or suspended as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Click on the links for the items which are of interest and this will lead you to links to web sites which may be of interest.

Please be aware that some sites charge for access to their services and products.

We hope to update the links during the period of lock down.

Art, Craft and Creative

Easy Stone Painting (You Tube) - Pebble Painting - You Tube
Johanna Basford - Johanna Basford - Painting & Drawing
Knitting a Teddy Bear (You Tube) - Knitting a Teddy Bear - You Tube
Love Lowery Colouring - Lowry Paintings
Origami Instructions and Diagrams - Origami - Free Designs
Zentangle: Products and Store - Zentangle products


Many Books – ebooks - Many Books
Radio Times – Audio Books - Radio Times - Audio Books


BBC – I-Player - BBC I-Player
BBC Radio Podcasts - BBC Podcasts
BBC Sounds – Radio Broadcasts and Pod Casts - BBC Sounds
Channel 4 – All 4 - All 4
Channel 5 – My 5 - Channel 5 – My 5
ITV – ITV Hub - ITV Hub
Royal Institute: Christmas public lectures on science - Royal Institute Christmas
You Tube (contains thousands of video presentations) - YouTube

Computer Skills

GFC Global Tutorials - Computer Basics
U3A – How to Guidance - U3A - How To Guides

Exercise & Sport

Joe Wicks Workouts (You Tube) - Joe Wicks YouTube Workouts
Mr Motivator Fitness with U3A (You Tube) - Mr Motivator - You Tube
Rosemary Overfiftyfitness (Tou Tube) - Exercise for Over 55s
U3A Mindfulness Sessions (You Tube) - U3A - Mindfulness

Games & Quizes

English Bridge Union - Bridge
Jigsaw puzzles - Jigsaw Planet
Seterra World Geography Quizzes - Seterra
Spectacular Pub Quizes - Spectacular Pub Quizes
The Sun – Lockdown Pub Quiz - The Sun - Lockdown Pub Quiz
U3A Weekly Quiz - U3A - Weekly Quiz

Please note that Thame & District U3A also has a Jigsaw Group through which you can exchange jigsaws - Jigsaw


BBC Bitesize - BBC Bitesize
Eventbrite - Online Events Virtual Events From Home - Eventbrite
Mirthy Talks - Live Events in the Comfort of Your Living Room - Mirthy Talks
TED Talks - TED Talks
U3A Learn - U3A - Learning
U3A - Thames Valley Network - TVN Study Days & Events

News and Information

BBC News - BBC News
Daily Info – Oxford - Daily Information - Oxford
HM Government Guidance - Government guidance - Covid 19
Met Office – Weather - Met Office - Weather
Oxfordshire County Council – Coronavirus - OCC - Coronavirus
South Oxfordshire District Council – Coronavirus Community Support - SODC - Coronavirus Support
Thame Town Council – Coronavirus Information - Thame Town Council - Covid-19 Updates
U3A – Keeping in Touch - U3A - Keeping in Touch

Theatres, Musicals and Performances

Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra - Berlin Philharmonic
Filmed on Stage - Musicals Filmed on Stage
Glynebourne - Glyndebourne
National Theatre - National Theatre Plays
RNSO – Scotland’s National Orchestra - Scotland’s National Orchestra
Royal Opera House - Royal Opera House
Shakespeare’s Globe (You Tube site) - Shakespeare's Globe

Virtual Events, Tours & Web Cams

British Museum virtual tours - British Museum
Google Arts & Culture site - Access to 500 Museums & Art Galleries online: Google Arts
Houses of Parliament – Virtual Tour - Parliament
Museums – Virtual Tours - Museums - Virtual Tours
Web Cams - Live UK Web Cams - Live UK Web Cams
Web Cams - Skyline Live Web Cams – Worldwide - Live Web Cams - Worldwide
Wildlife Trust – Web Cams - The Wildlife Trust - Web Cams