Short Courses


The Centre for Open Learning runs various events throughout the year. Events are open to the general public.

Open Lectures

Everyone’s welcome at our lecture series which celebrates the research, projects, collaborations, events and professional practices of our teaching staff at the Centre for Open Learning.

Dementia Prevention Open Lectures

The University of Edinburgh's Centre for Open Learning and Centre for Dementia Prevention present a series of lectures to improve understanding of dementia and improve the lives of those living with or care for those with dementia.


New for 2018/19, the Centre for Open Learning opens its doors to exhibition space along its newly refurbished corridors in Paterson's Land.

Languages for All Film Club

The Centre for Open Learning announces the return of the Languages for All Film Club for 2018/19.

Filmosophy 2018/2019

Filmosophy returns for its 11th season of thought-provoking films and philosophical discussions.

Book Week Scotland: Novel Rebels

In partnership with Book Week Scotland, join Centre for Open Learning's Literature tutors as they discuss their favourite rebellious characters from literature.