About Us


It is our pleasure to share The University of Edinburgh’s Festival of Open Learning with you. Our hope is that you will discover a course that fires your imagination and inspires you to learn something new. Whether that’s a Teatime Taster or an immersive language course; there is something here for everyone, whatever your experience. It’s going to be a wonderful summer and we hope you’ll join us.

Here at the Centre for Open Learning, we have decades of experience in providing short courses which are taught by talented and supportive subject specialists. Whether you want to learn for pleasure or study for academic credit; we have hundreds of courses across 14 fascinating subject areas to choose from. Our new programme for academic year 17/18 will launch in early August so please do keep an eye on our website and social media accounts or get in touch for updates.

We hope you will enjoy browsing through each page accompanied by the specially commissioned illustrations from one of our very own Short Course students, the talented Lauren McCreadie.

We look forward to welcoming you,

Jenny Hoy | Head of Short Courses

Michael Jenkins | Head of Languages



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