It is with regret that the School has made the difficult decision to cancel the Autumn Open Learning courses with the exception of a few online courses in Education and Counselling.
We hope that by January 2021 we will be able to offer a face-to-face and online programme. We will continue to send out our ‘Keeping in Touch' Newsletter and will also keep our website www.qub.ac.uk/ol up-to-date. We are sorry that the cancellation of the Autumn programme is news that you may not wish to hear.
The Open Learning team want to take this opportunity to thank you for your support of the Open Learning programme. We all look forward to better days when life returns to normal. Do let your friends know, particularly those who are not on email.
Edie Shillue, in her article Literature of Migration, holds a mirror up to society by looking at the experiences of arrival, growth and accomplishment. Migration stories engage readers in the travails of those among us who have sought out change and those who have had change thrust upon them.
Steve Flanders, History tutor, explores the achievements of Isambard Kingdom Brunel, the Victorian engineer and his flat-pack hospital, an emergency structure for use in the Crimean war, which has been overshadowed by the work of Florence Nightingale. This is an account of Brunel's own 'Nightingale hospital'. (Adapted from a session on his course The 'Little Giant: Isambard Kingdom Brunel‘
Joan Semple, Open Learning student, reviews Emily Wilson’s new translation of Homer’s Odyssey.
Adrianne Brown, Open Learning student, offers a fascinating insight into the life and work of Dr James Barry, a woman ahead of her time.