Learn something new with the University of Edinburgh’s Centre for Open Learning courses at the National Museum of Scotland
Scotland: From the Making of the Kingdom to Renaissance Monarchy 

Tuesdays from 25 September 2018 (10 classes)

10:30-12:30

From earliest times, the Stewart dynasty to the great Renaissance monarchs of the 15th century. Explore how Scotland became a nation state, won her medieval wars and established the Stewarts on the throne. No prior knowledge is required as this is an introductory course.

Tutor: Joyce Miller MA PhD

£168 (see website for concessions)

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Victorian Edinburgh  [SOLD OUT]

Thursdays from 27 September 2018 (10 classes)

10:45-12:45

This course considers the complex challenges and changes wrought in the period 1837 – 1901 within Scotland’s capital city. It examines examples of the economic, social and political context in which ‘Edinburghers’ lived, and assesses their responses to the most important Scottish, British and international events.

Tutor: Helen Rapport PGCE, M.A., PhD

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Scotland: From Reformation to Revolution, 1560-1690

Tuesdays from 15 January 2019 (10 classes)

10:30-12:30

From the Reformation in 1560 to the revolutions of the 17th century. Discover some of Scotland’s best known and influential monarchs – Mary, Queen of Scots, James VI, Charles I – within the context of the social and political factors which influenced early modern Scotland. No prior knowledge required as this is an introductory course.

Tutor: Joyce Miller MA PhD

£168 (see website for concessions)

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From Peel to Palace: The History, Form and Function of Castles in Scotland

Tuesdays from 15 January 2019 (10 classes)

14:00-16:00

This course explores Scottish castle building, from duns and brochs to large castles, palaces, tower houses and Renaissance reconstructions, later castellated mansion houses and modern day rebuilding. We will consider a variety of source material, including maps, folk tales and legends. An afternoon field trip will be offered as the final session.

Tutor: Joyce Miller MA PhD

£127 (see website for concessions)

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Discovering Decorative Arts at the National Museum of Scotland

Wednesdays from 16 January 2019 (10 classes)

14:00 – 16:00

This vibrant course will introduce the magnificent decorative arts collections within the National Museum of Scotland. We will explore the historical developments of decorative arts and how they have influenced modern methods and techniques used to create many beautiful objects on display in the museum. Open to all.

Tutor: Karen A Clulow BA MA FSA Scot

£133 (see website for concessions)

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Victorian Scotland

Thursdays from 17 January 2019 (10 classes)

10:45-12:45

This course uses selected items from the National Museum of Scotland’s collections as the basis for studying Victorian Scotland. Starting with a particular historical object each week, students will consider the political, economic, industrial, imperial, cultural and social history of Scotland in this period of enormous change and creativity. Open to all.

Tutor: Helen Rapport PGCE, M.A., PhD

£127 (see website for concessions)

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Georgian Scotland

Thursdays from 17 January 2019 (10 classes)

14:00 – 16:00

This course explores Scotland’s great changes and developments from 1714-1815. Making extensive use of the National Museum of Scotland’s collections, the course covers the Enlightenment and the growth of Universities, the growth of trade, transportation and industry, and the impact of Jacobite rebellions and events overseas, from France and Spain to the American colonies. Open to all.

Tutor: Helen Rapport PGCE, M.A., PhD

£127 (see website for concessions)

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Discovering the National Collections: Jewellery from Antiquity to Present Day

Wednesdays from 17 April 2019 (10 classes)

15:45 – 16:45

This course will use the collections of the National Museum of Scotland to introduce you to the extraordinarily diverse world of jewellery. From antiquity to present day we will explore our fascination with adornment to discover how trade, culture and craftsmanship pushed the boundaries of jewellery making around the world.

Tutor: Karen A Clulow BA MA FSA Scot

£67 (see website for concessions)

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Header: Oval gold and enamel pendant with tiny miniatures of Mary, Queen of Scots and James VI on the outside and portrait of a man on the inside, surrounded by ropework of seed pearls, late 16th century

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When

25 Sep 2018 - 17 Apr 2019

Where

National Museum of Scotland, Chambers Street, Edinburgh - Seminar Room, Learning Centre, Level 4

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The University of Edinburgh Short Courses are presented by the Centre for Open Learning (formerly OLL).

Call 0131 650 4400 or email COL@ed.ac.uk

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