Resources

As I travel merrily on my way as an autodidact who is embracing the Trivium and Quadrivium, I’ll share all the resources I find useful right here for you. None of these links are affiliated in any way, so no kickbacks for me. Just enjoy.

Online Courses (free)

  • OpenLearn at the OpenUniversity – You really can’t go past this for a wealth of quality, university-based courses on a huge amount of subjects. This link goes to the free courses, but you can also sign-up for fee-paying certificate, degree, honours, and post-grad courses as well.

Online Courses (paid – no affiliations)

  • Open Universities Australia (OUA) – search through heaps (278) of undergraduate and postgraduate degree courses, and non-award courses from 14 Australian Universities. You can also sign-up to single subjects if a full degree isn’t your thing, there are 1,600 subjects available at the time of writing (Feb 2019). Courses start at around $820, with cost depending on your citizenship status and eligibility for FEE-HELP or HECS. There are student advisors you can chat to online who are very helpful.
  • Oxford University Department for Continuing Education (OUDCE) – The range of online courses from this prestigious university has really grown, and like OUA you can choose individual subjects, or sign up for a full degree. The selection is smaller than OUA as you would expect with it being a direct offering from one university. Course fees start around £295 for non-EU students (plus £10 more if you want the CATS points to allow you to get credit towards a later degree course). When checking out, I was given the option of paying in AUD at a set amount, or be mercy to the whims of the currency exchange rate. I chose the set AUD$ amount, which made my course $571 AUD.

Books

Websites/Blogs

  • Trivium Education – A great site if you don’t know where to start with learning under the trivium or quadrivium. The study materials page provides some very good signposts to follow, and you can access a PDF version of Dorothy Sayers “The Lost Tools of Learning” here as well.  I am also a fan of this site as it is one of the few that doesn’t presume you are interested in the trivium as part of homeschooling a child, or push a Christian educational message.
  • Trivium Pursuit – This is a Christian-based classical education page aimed at home-schoolers. The site offers a number of interesting articles, and a blog, as well as a catalog of recommended books. This site was one of the resources I used to prepare my own study plan.
  • Gwynne’s Teaching – Home of Gwynne’s Latin, and Gwynne’s Grammar. The site also offers one-on-one tutorials, teaching Latin, English Grammar, Greek, French, Mathematics and most other standard academic subjects.