Welcome to the Festival of Creative Learning, a year-long series of events exploring creative learning and innovation at the University of Edinburgh, culminating in a curated week of events each February. The programme for 2018 is live and booking is open through the events tab at the top of the page.

If you would like to run an event in the February Festival, or a Pop-up event any time of the year, click here for more details.

Connecting the Dots: The Refugee Crisis through Legislative Theatre

Wed 21st Feb 18

The aim of the workshop is to observe and search for solutions to the “EU Refugee Crisis” using participatory theatre. Inspired by Brazilian artist Augusto Boal’s...

How Do We Make Facial Expressions?

Wed 21st Feb 18

A fun and interactive workshop looking at the structure and function of the muscles of facial expression and how they allow us to convey different emotions through facial expression. In this...

Problem Solving Challenge 2018

Wed 21st Feb 18

Do you want to develop your creativity, your mental endurance and your problem-solving skills? Do you want to spend a day in frustration and simultaneous excitement? Do you want to get a...

Introduction to Neurodiversity: Understanding autism from an autistic point of view

Wed 21st Feb 18

This is an autism awareness workshop with a difference. Designed and delivered by autistic people, it provides an opportunity to hear from those with first-hand experience.

In this immersive session,...

David Claerbout, internationally acclaimed video artist

Thursday, 15 February, 2018 - 10:00

There is Bagheera, Baloo, Shere Khan and King Louie. There are the elephants, vultures and wolves. But you’ve never seen the characters of the 1967 classic The Jungle Book behave like this before. They look like the singing, dancing characters of Disney’s original, but they act like real animals in the zoo. In another video … Continue reading David Claerbout, internationally acclaimed video artist

Festival Fever

Thursday, 8 February, 2018 - 11:00

  Well I can’t quite believe it, but the Festival of Creative Learning is nearly here again, and it is shaping up to be one remarkable week! Last year I had only just started a few months before the Festival, so it felt as if the main task was getting my head around what in … Continue reading Festival Fever

Designing a Healthy University of the Future

Wednesday, 31 January, 2018 - 14:00

Educational institutions that promote health and wellbeing have the power to not only enhance student success, but to improve the health of our communities and wider society. What is a Healthy University?    A Healthy University adopts a holistic understanding of health; takes a whole university approach; and aspires to create a learning environment and … Continue reading Designing a Healthy University of the Future

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