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    Forth Road Bridge

    Scotland's Forth Road Bridge may not be the most beautiful bridge over the Firth of Forth, but it is an incredible feat of engineering and is...

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    1 hour

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    29 Nov 2018

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    Introductory level Duration 1 hour Updated 29 Nov 2018
    Scotland's Forth Road Bridge may not be the most beautiful bridge over the Firth...
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    Early modern Europe: an introduction

    The early modern period from 1500 to 1780 is one of the most engaging periods for historical study. Beginning with the upheavals of the Reformation...

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    10 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

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    12 Mar 2018

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    Intermediate level Duration 10 hours Updated 12 Mar 2018
    The early modern period from 1500 to 1780 is one of the most engaging periods for...
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    The history of medicine: A Scottish perspective

    In the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, the approach to medicine was vastly different from today. Health is now recognised, at least in most...

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    10 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

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    14 Apr 2016

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    In the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, the approach to medicine was vastly...
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    Medicine transformed: on access to healthcare

    Access to healthcare is important to all of us. Did the arrival of state medicine in the twentieth century mean that everyone had access to good...

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    15 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

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    14 Apr 2016

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    Access to healthcare is important to all of us. Did the arrival of state medicine...
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    The incredible shrinking chip

    One of the most important technologies in use today is also one of the smallest. The microchip was invented in Scotland in 1947 and is now at the...

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    1 hour

    Level: 2 Intermediate

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    18 Jan 2016

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    One of the most important technologies in use today is also one of the smallest....
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    Science in the Scottish Enlightenment

    How is it that a small, poor country in northern Europe became one of the most dynamic centres of Enlightenment thinking? This free course, Science...

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    5 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

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    15 Jan 2016

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    How is it that a small, poor country in northern Europe became one of the most...
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    Health, disease and society: Scottish influence in the 19th century

    This free course, Health, disease and society: Scottish influence in the 19th century, examines the role that Scots played in contributing to the...

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    10 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

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    20 Feb 2014

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    Intermediate level Duration 10 hours Updated 20 Feb 2014
    This free course, Health, disease and society: Scottish influence in the 19th...