We will be looking for interesting online events, training and information that we can share with you as a way of making the most of spending more time at home.

The current situation is captured well by Emergence Magazine: “With the coronavirus quickly spreading, more and more of us are starting to spend a great deal of time at home. Uncertainty in times of crisis breeds fear and anxiety, but it can also uncover opportunities for greater connection and attention to the threads of relationship that so deeply connect us. In asking how best to respond to the crisis at this time—and after hearing from you—we feel that it is important to find new ways to come together as a community and to create spaces for support, creativity, and inspiration.”

So, here are our first two suggestions of interesting online resources:

Emergence Magazine Online Programs

The Emergence Magazine website includes lots of interesting articles and, starting next week, they will begin hosting a variety of online programs with Emergence staff and contributors aimed at providing a space where we can connect through the power of story and reflect on the deeper themes emerging at this time. Free of charge, online sessions will include: a book club that will meet online once a week, virtual fireside chats with Emergence contributors, a nature journaling course, and facilitated workshops and discussions.

Keep an eye on their website https://emergencemagazine.org/ for details about this new offer.

Future Learn Courses

These come highly recommended by several HGN Steering Group members. Future Learn offer free online courses from leading universities and cultural institutions around the world on a diverse range of subjects.

Courses are delivered one step at a time, and are accessible on mobile, tablet and desktop. They vary in length: most are six to ten weeks long but they also have some shorter two and three week courses.

Courses can be taken with friends via email and social media when you join. The main Future Learn website https://www.futurelearn.com/using-futurelearn includes the full course list but we have picked out a few that might be of particular interest to you:

If you have interesting online resources to share with our Network, please send them to admin@hgnetwork.org