Certificate of Achievement

Mary Templeman Hogg - O'Rourke

has completed the following course:

Walter Scott: The Man Behind the Monument

University of Aberdeen and The Abbotsford Trust

This course introduced learners to the life, work and legacy of Walter Scott through the study of a selection of his fiction and poetry and by examining the significance of his home at Abbotsford.

4 weeks, 2 hours per week

Professor Alison Lumsden

Chair in English Literature

University of Aberdeen

Kirsty Archer Thompson

Collections and Interpretation Manager

The Abbotsford Trust


Learning outcomes

  • Engage with a selection of texts by Walter Scott
  • Investigate the relationships between literature and national identities
  • Reflect on the cultural impact and legacy of Walter Scott
  • Explore how Scott uses his collection at Abbotsford as a springboard for a story


  • The work and legacy of Walter Scott
  • Scott as a collector
  • Relationship between Scott’s home at Abbotsford and storytelling
  • Connections between Scott’s work and landscape, history and nationhood
  • Curating Scott’s legacy

Issued on 3rd December 2019

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Free online course:

Walter Scott: The Man Behind the Monument

University of Aberdeen