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  • Learning Piano as an Older Adult: The Ultimate Guide

    Learning piano as an older adult can bring a host of health and wellbeing benefits - but can you pick it up at any age? This article provides the answer.

  • Tracing the History of My House

    Unravelling the history of your house can often lead to some fascinating discoveries about the building itself and the people that lived within it. Click here to learn more.

  • Learning a Foreign Language at an Older Age

    Interested in learning a foreign language at an older age? Click here to read Sue's experience and advice on the subject.

  • Technology Classes for Older Adults - 8 Options to Level up Your Learning

    Technology classes for older adults allow provide vital skills for personal and professional use. This article explores where to access these learning opportunities.

  • Free Courses for Over 60s – Our Essential Guide

    If you'd like to explore your options for further learning, there are often free courses for over 60s to satisfy even the most curious minds. Click here to consult our essential guide.

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  • Three Inspirational TED Talks for Later Life

    Hearing another human giving a talk is a timeless and engaging activity. So, here are three inspirational TED talks for later life. Click to watch.

  • An Introduction to Public Speakers

    Mirthy speakers provide online events every week to both entertain and inform. To learn more about the process, click here.

  • Delving into the Past: My Family History Research

    A few years after Sue's dad died, she decided to start tracing her family tree. This sparked questions such as, "Why on earth hadn’t I asked him more while he was still alive?" and "How many times have those researching their family histories asked themselves that question?" Sue explains the process in this article on 'Delving into the Past'.

  • The Local Quiz Guide

    Looking to find or start a local quiz? Quizzes are extremely popular within the Mirthy community. Click here to learn more!

  • The Story of Book Clubs

    Are you keen to meet new people while reminiscing over your favourite read? If so, a book club might be just the ticket. Click here to learn more.

  • Speech Writing and Editing

    Looking for speech writing and editing advice? You're in the right place. To ensure that your public speaking performance is up to par for those all-important Mirthy events, click here.

  • 10 Public Speaking Tips for an Entertaining Talk

    Looking for public speaking tips? You're in the right place. Learn the techniques you need to deliver a memorable and engaging talk.

  • Tracing Your Family Tree

    An article from Mirthy member, Kath Reynolds, about tracing your family tree. Click here to learn more.

  • The Battle of Cape Matapan: March 28 to 29, 1941

    An article summarising the Battle of Cape Matapan: March 28 to 29, 1941.

  • Local History: The Researcher's Guide

    Curious about local history? In this guide, public speaker & Mirthy member Margaret Mills investigates this rewarding pursuit & what it takes to get started

  • The Retreat from Kabul, January 6 to 13, 1842

    Major General Sir William Elphinstone with 4,500 regular soldiers and approximately 14,000 civilians, versus Wazir Akbar Khan and other Afghan chieftains with an unknown number of Ghilzai irregular fighters, possibly as many as 30,000.

  • Battle of Pavia - February 25, 1525

    Italian Wars of the Sixteenth Century: First War between François I of France and Habsburg Emperor Charles V, 1521 - 1526.

  • Cultural Evolution: Circa 60,000 Years Ago to 12,000 Years Ago

    In this article, Neil Meldrum investigates the origins of human creativity and cultural evolution from 60,000 to 12,000 years ago.

  • In the Beginning: The Cultural Evolution of Mankind

    In this article, Neil Meldrum examines the cultural evolution of Mankind, from the time that we became modern humans, or Homo Sapiens.

  • Battle of Austerlitz – 2 December 1805

    A summary of the Battle of Austerlitz in 1805 by Mirthy community member, Tim Barney. Click here to learn more.