Short Courses

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.

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The Centre for Open Learning has an extraordinary range of talented and dedicated academics, practitioners and professionals. Many enjoy long and distinguished careers whilst others are in the early stages, perhaps in the midst of their Postdoctoral study or working on their first book or exhibition. Our Open Lecture series will offer the opportunity for the public to hear about new developments in academia from our researchers first-hand. 

 

 

 

Open Lectures 2018/2019

Inside a Medieval Manuscript

Dr Sally Crumplin  | Wednesday 10 October 2018 | 7:00pm - 8:30pm | Free

Holyrood Campus, University of Edinburgh

Explore what can we learn from a single medieval manuscript and give an insight into 12th-century society in Southern Scotland, Northern England and beyond.

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Republicanism in mid-sixteenth century Italy: Florentine exiles, Brutus and (a little) Dante

Dr Lucinda Byatt | Wednesday 21 November 2018 | 7:00pm - 8:30pm | Free

Holyrood Campus, University of Edinburgh

A literary dialogue set in Rome in the 1540s highlights the significance of Brutus for a group of Florentines with republican sympathies

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Memory and Visualisation in an Art Practice

Oliver Reed | Wednesday 23 January 2019 | 7:00pm - 8:30pm | Free

Holyrood Campus, University of Edinburgh

Seeing is a complex process that embodies more than just sight. How do you begin to translate an experience into a visual language?

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Public Poetry

Rachael King | Wednesday 1 May 2019 | 7:00pm - 8:30pm | Free

Holyrood Campus, University of Edinburgh

How does the poetry that appears the walls of the underground, on Instagram, twitter, and in newspapers help us reflect and make sense of life in the 21st Century?

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The Art of Choral Direction

Cole Bendall  |  Wednesday 29 May 2019  |  7:00pm - 8:30pm | Free

Holyrood Campus, University of Edinburgh

How conductors influence people and why that influence matters - a short history of choral conducting, introduction to techniques and a short participatory workshop.

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