Short Courses


The Centre for Open Learning runs various events throughout the year. All planned events are currently postponed due to Coronavirus (COVID-19).

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 at the wider University of Edinburgh.


The Centre for Open Learning opens its doors to exhibition space along the corridors of Paterson's Land.

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.