Open Culture provides links to a whole load of free material including films, audiobooks, textbooks, ebooks, MOOCs, course notes, language lessons, audio and video clips and thousands of images. The focus is on educational and cultural materials.
All of the material is collated from other sites but it makes for a brilliant place to find things you never knew existed. For example:
- a graphic novel of Nikola Tesla versus Thomas Edison
- an animated representation of the Atlantic Slave Trade voyages
- the first ever film (silent movie) of Alive in Wonderland from 1903
- J R R Tolkien reading from The Lord of the Rings.
Try exploring on a spare summer afternoon while you’ve got time to while away the hours.