Open Association

The Open Association offers a wide range of courses and day schools. Whether you’re interested in learning a new skill, furthering your knowledge in a specific subject or meeting like-minded people, you’ll find an Open Association course for you.

The Friday Lecture series covers topics from marine zoology to social psychology, and from music to real life recollections of the Chinese revolution. Retirement is Opportunity brings the Isle of Harris, Russia, and the hospital laboratory to the fore along with literature and biography.

We also offer classes in sign language, perennial geology, opera, drawing and painting and music. Those with a love of playing jazz may be interested in the Jazz Certificate and Diplomas.

The Open Association also offers “Fiction Fundamentals” – a 16-week online course in fiction – which is taught entirely online. You can find out more about this course on The Writing Room.