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Welcome to our listing of scheduled events for the Festival of Creative Learning.

12/02/2018 - 6:00pm to 26/02/2018 - 6:00pm

The Edinburgh Apprentice is the biggest business competition in Edinburgh! 250 selected students will compete for the title of 'The Edinburgh Apprentice'.

The competitors' sales skills, marketing skills, problem solving skills and investing skills will be challenged in a variety of rounds. The rounds have been designed by Edinburgh University's Student Enterprise Society in collaboration with sponsoring companies to ensure competitors develop skills and gain knowledge that accredited companies are looking for in graduate employees.

50 George Square
19/02/2018 - 9:00am to 6:00pm

Since 2015, the English Literature Department at the University of Edinburgh has hosted the annual Edinburgh Undergraduate Literature Conference. This conference is a unique event in that it is the only conference of its kind resident at a university for undergraduate students in literary studies from around the world, who come together at the conference to present their original research.

G.03, 50 George Square
19/02/2018 - 9:30am to 5:00pm

Due to the success of last year’s ‘Crowdsourcing Conservation’ event, we are repeating the session on 19 and 20 February 2018. You can read more about last year's event here.

This year we continue to work with the Laing collection, this time rehousing section IV. Over the two-day period, we aim to rehouse 96 boxes, completing the boxing of the Laing manuscript material.

Main Library, George Square
19/02/2018 - 3:00pm to 5:30pm

Are you curious about the invisible life in soil? Want to understand more about soil’s complex composition and how this broad diversity of microorganisms depend on a fine balance of organic matter, mineral particles, air and water? Soil is crucial to almost every aspect of life on land and this dirt beneath our feet is also an exceptionally high source of biodiversity: some estimates suggest that at least one quarter of all species live in or on the soil.

ASCUS Lab, Summerhall Place
19/02/2018 - 6:30pm to 9:00pm

Are you curious about the invisible life in soil? Want to understand more about soil’s complex composition and how this broad diversity of microorganisms depend on a fine balance of organic matter, mineral particles, air and water? Soil is crucial to almost every aspect of life on land and this dirt beneath our feet is also an exceptionally high source of biodiversity: some estimates suggest that at least one quarter of all species live in or on the soil.

ASCUS Lab, Summerhall Place
20/02/2018 - 9:00am to 5:30pm

TEDxUniversityofEdinburgh is back in 2018 with its yearly flagship conference. The aim of TEDxUoE is to bring together bright minds to give talks that are idea-focused, and on a wide range of subjects, to foster learning, inspiration and wonder – and provoke conversations that matter.

Given the abundance of daunting news from many parts of the world we receive these days, it seems easy to fall trap to a sense of helplessness. At TEDxUoE we want to fight this feeling of discouragement. That's why this year the theme of our conference is 'Empowerment'.

McEwan Hall
20/02/2018 - 9:30am to 12:30pm

Taking a sensory walk in the city can make you more aware of aspects of urban life that you might otherwise miss. You become more aware of the pace of people, traffic and everyday activity. It can make more obvious the rhythms, motions, sounds, smells and textures of the city that you might otherwise miss. You may become more alert to incidents and incidental conversations. The first step in sensory walking is to slow right down. Slow walking sounds easy...but it can take a bit of practice!

Room G37, Centre for Open Learning Paterson's Land
20/02/2018 - 9:30am to 5:00pm

Due to the success of last year’s ‘Crowdsourcing Conservation’ event, we are repeating the session on 19 and 20 February 2018. You can read more about last year's event here.

This year we continue to work with the Laing collection, this time rehousing section IV. Over the two-day period, we aim to rehouse 96 boxes, completing the boxing of the Laing manuscript material.

Main Library, George Square
20/02/2018 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Enjoy and discover the benefits of bilingualism for your brain, alongside your physical health!

Join us at one of our three special one-hour active workshops, mixing language learning, drama games and yoga to perfect your accent and your moves in a foreign tongue! This is a unique opportunity to test how exercise can affect your language learning in a fun and innovative multi-sensory experience. No previous language skills required, but remember to wear comfortable, loose clothing and be ready to move your body and your tongue!

Salle, Pleasance Sport Complex & Gym
20/02/2018 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

The Postmodern Occult and the Edinburgh Zine Library invite all our witches to join us for a very special zine making workshop...

Led by our mystical zine sorceresses, we will be creating a variety of portable spell books. We will discuss writing spells, answering such questions as, 'do they have to rhyme?' or 'will it really work?', look at the artist book and the zine as forms of magic, and get up to our elbows in magical zines making our own grimoires.

M3, Appleton Tower
21/02/2018 - 3:00pm to 5:30pm

Are you curious about the hidden life in soil and what lies beneath? Want to understand more about soil’s complex composition and how this broad diversity of organisms depends on a fine balance of organic matter, mineral particles, air and water? Soil is crucial to almost every aspect of life on land from climate regulation to nutrient cycling and decomposition. This dirt beneath our feet is also an exceptionally high source of biodiversity: some estimates suggest that at least one quarter of all species live in or on the soil.

ASCUS Lab, Summerhall Place
21/02/2018 - 6:30pm to 9:00pm

Are you curious about the hidden life in soil and what lies beneath? Want to understand more about soil’s complex composition and how this broad diversity of organisms depends on a fine balance of organic matter, mineral particles, air and water? Soil is crucial to almost every aspect of life on land from climate regulation to nutrient cycling and decomposition. This dirt beneath our feet is also an exceptionally high source of biodiversity: some estimates suggest that at least one quarter of all species live in or on the soil.

ASCUS Lab, Summerhall Place
22/02/2018 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

The Dean of Postgraduate Studies (Neil Mulholland) is holding a session in which participants will create the structure of a future course design workshop to be run in Schools.  A ’WorkshopWorkshop’ is is a user-generated approach (paragogy) that teases out what staff and students think they might want from a workshop, and ensures that the flow of the workshop is meaningful for those users. It is being run during the Festival of Creative Learning and we invite those interested in PGT course design to attend.

Screening Room, 50 George Square
22/02/2018 - 10:00am to 1:00pm

Researching Disability: Facilitating best practice in inclusive research

Interested in the field of disability research?

Valuing participatory and empowering research?

Keen to win a prize and have free cake?

Then this workshop is for you!

This workshop will support students and early career researchers to develop an approach to research that is participatory and inclusive. Although the importance of inclusion and participation is widely recognized within the field of disability, research more often than not continues to ‘study’ participants from afar.

G.06, 50 George Square
22/02/2018 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm

‘Defiant lives’ (Sarah Barton, 2016) is a film, telling the story of the disability rights movement in the United States, Britain and Australia, using archival footage and interviews with activists.

For more information about the film see https://defiantlives.com/

Screening Room, 50 George Square
22/02/2018 - 3:00pm to 5:30pm

Are you be interested in investigating the varied environments of the earth through the many types of crystals they produce? By observing through a microscope, you can compare and see how different crystals and textures from all over the world are generated and altered. At the end of the session you will be well versed in looking a rock sections under the microscope and be able to detect where a sample originated from and what has happened to it during its journey to reach you.

ASCUS Lab, Summerhall Place
22/02/2018 - 6:00pm to 8:30pm

Sustainability in Big Construction Projects - A SEDA Edinburgh / EUSAS Green Drinks event.

LG07, David Hume Tower
22/02/2018 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

In the context of the 2018 Festival of Creative Learning, this is an unique opportunity to approach football from an innovative perspective: an informal evening to discuss and debate the importance of law in football, with a beer in your hand.

Loft bar, Teviot Row House
22/02/2018 - 6:30pm to 9:00pm

Are you be interested in investigating the varied environments of the earth through the many types of crystals they produce? By observing through a microscope, you can compare and see how different crystals and textures from all over the world are generated and altered. At the end of the session you will be well versed in looking a rock sections under the microscope and be able to detect where a sample originated from and what has happened to it during its journey to reach you.

ASCUS Lab, Summerhall Place
22/02/2018 - 6:30pm to 10:00pm

A night of fast-talking, good-eating and fun-having, LLC Blethers is a chance to hang out with fellow members of LLC away from your books. The main focus of the night is a series of Pecha Kucha talks on all aspects of LLC life as well as a quiz, food, prizes for participants and an afterparty at Paradise Palms.

Please register for your free ticket whether you are giving a presentation or are just coming along to listen. Everyone who books by Friday 9 February will get a FREE DRINK on the night and be entered into a PRIZE DRAW.

Wee Red Bar, Edinburgh College of Art
23/02/2018 - 9:30am to 12:30pm

An algorithmic walk uses a simple set of rules to guide the walker. The rules form a set of directions that the walker follows. Therefore, the walker’s route will not be intuitive and habitual, but will be structured by the algorithm. (However, the walker does need to interpret the given directions, deciding, for example, where ‘first right’ or ‘second left’ might be.)

Familiarise yourself with the simple set of rules (for example, first left or first right) and deciding in advance what you will do if you reach a dead end/cul-de-sac. Who knows what you will experience!

Room G37, Centre for Open Learning Paterson's Land
23/02/2018 - 1:30pm to 4:30pm

Join Dr Alex Hale as he introduces the concept of archaeological study with a focus on graffiti, which has been recognised since Prehistory. This interactive session will discover the range of public and private markings that range from the past to the present day.

You will get hands-on with the history of graffiti and its place in archaeological study. Consider the reasons, ways and messages behind markings that can be found dating back to Prehistory. Why were these markings made? How did they make them? And what did they mean?

Room G09, Centre for Open Learning Thomson's Land
23/02/2018 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Enjoy and discover the benefits of bilingualism for your brain, alongside your physical health!

Join us at one of our three special one-hour active workshops, mixing language learning, drama games and yoga to perfect your accent and your moves in a foreign tongue! This is a unique opportunity to test how exercise can affect your language learning in a fun and innovative multi-sensory experience. No previous language skills required, but remember to wear comfortable, loose clothing and be ready to move your body and your tongue!

Salle, Pleasance Sport Complex & Gym
23/02/2018 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm

Enjoy and discover the benefits of bilingualism for your brain, alongside your physical health!

Join us at one of our three special one-hour active workshops, mixing language learning, drama games and yoga to perfect your accent and your moves in a foreign tongue! This is a unique opportunity to test how exercise can affect your language learning in a fun and innovative multi-sensory experience. No previous language skills required, but remember to wear comfortable, loose clothing and be ready to move your body and your tongue!

Salle, Pleasance Sport Complex & Gym