The University of Edinburgh’s Centre for Open Learning courses at the National Museum of Scotland

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Scotland: From the Making of the Kingdom to Renaissance Monarchy

10:30-12:30, Tuesdays
From 26 September 2017 (10 classes)

£153
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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

Victorian Edinburgh

10:45-12:45, Thursdays
From 28 September 2017 (10 classes)

£153
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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

Scotland: From Reformation to Revolution, 1560-1690

10:30-12:30, Tuesdays
From 16 January 2018 (10 classes)

£153
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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

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

14:00-16:00, Tuesdays
From 16 January 2018 (10 classes)

£121
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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

Victorian Scotland

10:45-12:45, Thursdays
From 18 January 2018 (10 classes)

£121
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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

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The Jacobite challenge

Discover the story of the Jacobites and Prince Charles Edward Stuart, better known as Bonnie Prince Charlie, through key objects from the national collection.
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Exhibition
Bonnie Prince Charlie and the Jacobites

Discover a compelling story of loyalty, loss, rebellion and retribution in this major exhibition.
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Victorian photography

Explore our archive of Victorian photography, from the early days of daguerreotypes to the birth of photography for the masses.
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Event information

When

26 Sep 2017 - 18 Jan 2018

Where

Seminar Room, Learning Centre, Level 4

Booking information

Booking essential.

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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