Short Courses


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