What we are doing during lockdown.

Hello, One and All. 

Welcome to an unscheduled Sagas of She post. The world right now seems scary and surreal, and we wanted to do something, even a little something to make your day better. So, we have recorded a new podcast episode, which should be out today and created a list of free resources, virtual museum tours and fun things that we hope will help you pass the time. Please feel free to share this with others and if you have things you want to add, share them in the comments or with us on social media;

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Blogs:

Sagasofshe (of course- sagasofshe.wordpress.com)

The Dead Ladies Show

England’s Endangered Churches

Podcasts that we enjoy-can be found wherever you get your podcasts.

Armchair Expert with Dax Shepard (Apple podcast)

Welcome to Night Vale.

Women of Marvel

Art detective

David Tennant in conversation with…

British Museum has a behind the scenes podcast.

Vulgar History Podcast (apple podcast)

Podbean-Harry Potter read by Stephen Fry. 

Sue Perkins: An hour or so with…

Virtual museum tours. 

The British Museum.

The Guggenheim Museum, New York. 

National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.

Musée d’Orsay, Paris

National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul

Pergamon Museum, Berlin

Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam.

Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam.

Uffizi Gallery, Florence.

MASP, São Paulo.

The Louvre.

Queensland Museum.

Queensland Gallery of Modern Art.

Tate Britain.

Virtual walking tours. 

Graffiti tour.

Nature tours

Virtual dives.

Music

The Paris Opera House is screening a number of Operas live.

Facebook Virtual Choir ‘Duet Yourself’

Books/comics

Image Comics allows you to read first issues free. 

Gutenberg Project offers free ebooks. Mostly classics and older works. 

Open Culture-download Coloring books from 113 museums. 

Neil Gaiman-has said repeatedly on Social Media that he is happy for teachers and parents to read and share his stories.

https://www.neilgaiman.com/

YouTube.

Westminster Abbey is sharing highlights of the building and its collection- search ‘Westminster Abbey’ on YouTube. 

BuzzFeed Unsolved-True Crime and Supernatural. All episodes can be found on YouTube. 

Education

Future Learn -Free courses on lots of subjects. 

Open Learn– Free courses on lots of subjects

Digital resources to support online teaching (This guide is put together to support those in UK universities moving to online teaching in light of the COVID-19 outbreak)

FrenchTeacher.net- Free French Study Packs

Duolingo- learning a language

https://www.duolingo.com/ (also available as an app)

BBC Bitesize– over the coming days and weeks they will be updating their content to bring you more as schools close due to the Coronavirus Pandemic.

Khan Academy– a nonprofit, with the mission to provide a free, world-class education for all.

The Science Museum– the Science Museum has pulled together resources from all their museums making them available online.

Primary School resources and games-

Topmarks

Softschools

Oxford owl (For Home)

Mental Health

Mind– information and support during the coronavirus outbreak

The Mental Health Foundation

The NHS

Books Emily Recommends/ Wants to read (Currently reading The Historian – Elizabeth Kostova)

Books Gemma  recommends / Wants to read (currently reading The Surgeon-Tess Gerritsen. And A Brief History of Britain 1066-1485-Nicholas Vincent)

In the wise words of Tolkien: “Even darkness must pass. A new day will come and when the sun shines it will shine out the clearer.”

Be kind to others and yourselves. 

Emily and Gemma. 

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