Robert Burns: Literary lovers offered free online poetry course

by STV

Robert Burns: University launches a free online course. A new free online Robert Burns course is being launched by the University of Glasgow on Burns Day. Around 5000 people from five continents have already signed up for the university’s new syllabus on January 25. The Robert Burns Poetry and Song Legacy online course allows literary students to work in their own time. The course takes place over three weeks but learners can take longer to complete if required. Professor Gerard Carruthers, director of the Centre for Robert Burns Studies at the University of Glasgow, said: “The course is essentially an introduction to Burns and it covers three broad areas: poetry, song and then what we are calling afterlife which relates to Burns’ reputation after death and the way in which he becomes an icon. So it is the life and times and also the afterlife.”

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