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The Open University in Scotland hosts and supports a range of events throughout the year with partners across the country.

May 22

The OU in Scotland and Cyrenians: 50 Years of Opening Doors and Changing Lives

Wednesday, May 22, 2019 - 18:15 to 21:00

Edinburgh City Chambers, 253 High St, Edinburgh, EH1 1YJ

You are warmly invited to a joint 50th birthday celebration. This is an open public event, marking half a century since the founding of The Open University and Cyrenians; two organisations who exist to support people to realise their full potential and to flourish. Drinks and canapés will be served.

May 24

Lost at Sea - at Dumfries & Galloway Arts Festival

Friday, May 24, 2019 - 20:00

Easterbrook Hall, The Crichton, Bankend Road, Dumfries, DG1 4TA

The Open University is delighted to support the opening night event at Dumfries & Galloway Arts Festival 2019: Lost at Sea by Morna Young, presented by Perth Theatre at Horsecross Arts. 

May 29

Open Learning Champions Workshop

Wednesday, May 29, 2019 - 10:00 to 13:00

Google Garage, 42 Shandwick Place, Edinburgh, EH2 4RT

This free workshop is for anyone working with a remit for the learning and development of volunteers, staff, clients or learners. It will introduce the range of online learning available across the OU’s platforms: OpenLearn, OpenLearn Create and FutureLearn. 

Jun 7

'Be Jennie Lee' Film Screening

Friday, June 7, 2019 - 09:30 to 12:00

Lochgelly Centre, Bank St, Lochgelly, Fife, KY5 9RD

The Open University is pleased to be supporting the film screening of 'Be Jennie Lee' performances by seven primary schools from the Cowdenbeath area, inspired by the founder of The Open University, Jennie Lee of Lochgelly. 

Jun 9

OU at Glasgow Science Festival - at the Riverside

Sunday, June 9, 2019 - 11:00 to 16:30

Riverside Museum, 100 Pointhouse Place, Glasgow, G3 8RS

The Open University, together with the University of Glasgow, is delighted to support the Glasgow Science Festival. Join us for a day of exploration, where you can try to build a bridge without using glue or fastenings, and you can become a crime scene investigator for the day!

Jun 15

OU at Glasgow Science Festival - at the Botanics: Get Experimental

Saturday, June 15, 2019 - 11:00 to Sunday, June 16, 2019 - 15:00

Botanic Gardens, 730 Great Western Rd, Glasgow, G12 0UE

Come and visit Glasgow’s wonderful Botanic Gardens for a weekend of hands-on science and horticultural experiments, with members of The Open University and the Universities of Strathclyde and Glasgow.

Jun 20

Celebrating the OU at 50 with the OU in Scotland's Psychology Community

Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 15:30 to 22:00

The National Piping Centre, 30-34 McPhater Street, Glasgow, G4 0HW

Come along and join us for a celebration of 50 years of OU Psychology in Scotland. Bring yourself, your family, friends and dancing shoes. This public event is open to OU psychology students, their friends and families and anyone with an interest in psychology and/or the OU. 

Sep 9

Pan-Commonwealth Forum on Open Learning

Monday, September 9, 2019 - 08:00 to Thursday, September 12, 2019 - 17:00

BT Murrayfield Stadium, Roseburn St, Edinburgh, EH12 5PJ

The Open University will co-host the ninth Pan-Commonwealth Forum on Open Learning (PCF9) with the Commonwealth of Learning: Innovations for Quality Education and Lifelong Learning

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