Welcome to the Festival of Creative Learning, a year-long series of events exploring creative learning and innovation at the University of Edinburgh. Please explore our website and blog to learn about the Festival and our activities and resources.

Click here to explore past Festival events and to book onto events, when available, throughout the year.

The Sonic Study Series

Thu 6th Feb 20

The Atrium (G10) Alison House, Reid School of Music

Lisa Busby is a Scottish composer, vocalist, and improviser based in London. Situated across experimental music, performance art, and pop song, her practice often utilises the found and the prosaic, and manifests...

LLC Blethers: An Evening of Academic Storytelling

Thu 20th Feb 20

Counting House @Pear Tree

LLC Blethers is a conference with a twist. The event consists of three panels of three PechaKucha presentations each. The presenters will address all aspects of academic and non-academic life...

Slow reading in the Garden

Friday, 6 December, 2019 - 10:50

by Daphne Loads As part of the Festival of Creative Ideas in August 2019, JL Williams and Daphne Loads facilitated two reading workshops in the Royal Botanic Gardens, Edinburgh; one for staff and students of the University of Edinburgh, and one that welcomed the general public. There is something particularly satisfying about reading in a …

The Anatomy of Facial Expression – Art-Based Learning in Anatomy

Thursday, 14 November, 2019 - 17:20

by Victoria McCulloch, Teaching Fellow in Anatomy 2019 Festival of Creative Learning: The Anatomy of Facial Expression One of the most engaging teaching methods in anatomy education is arts-based learning, and one which creates a relaxed and fun environment. This is the second year in a row I have run a Festival of Creative Learning …

Staying Afloat

Thursday, 31 October, 2019 - 11:45

2019 Festival of Creative Learning: Staying Afloat: Anxiety and the Winding Way to Peace of Mind by Daphne Loads You may have noticed some colourful ducks in Levels café earlier in the month. They were making a guest appearance as part of “Staying Afloat: Anxiety and The Winding Way to Peace of Mind” on Wednesday …

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