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Let's Explore...Art and Design

Art and design are an intrinsic part of modern society, shaping how we see and interact with the world.

Let's Explore - The Wonders of Science and Nature

COL offers a range of Science and Nature courses that are designed to challenge and inspire.

Let's Explore...Scotland

Take another look at Scotland with our short courses from a variety of different viewpoints.

Let's Explore...The Post Second World War Period

Explore the the world after the Second World War through our Short Courses in relevant subjects.

Let's Explore...Females in Film, Fiction and Philosophy

Discover the contributions of remarkable and ground-breaking women across a range of our Short Courses in Humanities.

Let's Explore...Theatre

Take to the stage and discover a range of short courses which explore theatre!

View from a Teaching Fellow - Intro to Sociology

Gisli Vogler, Teaching Fellow in Sociology  at the Centre for Open Learning tells us what she loves about her new course.

Crash Course in Polish Cinema

Dr Malgorzata Bugaj, our Teaching Fellow and Course Coordinator for Film and Media has teamed up with The Polish Institute London to create a series of short videos offering a crash course in Polish cinema.

The Seven Choirs Doing Something Different in Scotland

Below Cole Bendall, Teaching Fellow in Music, highlights some of the top choirs in the country (including one you can join no matter where you are!) and lets us know about Music Short Courses in January.

Understanding Poetry

Dr Reena Sastri tells us what she loves about poetry and why you should take her class to ignite your passion.

Social Anthropology Short Courses

Dr Morna Finnegan is a Teaching Fellow who teaches Social Anthropology and gives us an insight into what a class in social anthropology entails and why you should book one!

Creative Writing - Irvine Welsh

Nicky Melville, a Creative Writing Tutor at COL looks at a range of Scottish writers, or writers based in Scotland. This piece focuses on Irvine Welsh as not only was he the reason that Nicky got into writing, Welsh is also appearing at this year's Edinburgh International Book Festival; at an event that COL are proudly sponsoring.