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

05/02/2018 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

What is the University ‘campus’ where students watch video lectures from the local cafe, communicate over social networks, and study and a distance?

What if we could use real ‘things’ at the campus – buildings, classrooms, chairs, everyday objects - to connect people in new ways?

uCreate Studio, First Floor, Main Library Central Area
05/02/2018 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

It’s been roughly 30 years since the desktop computer revolutionized the way the graphic design industry works. For decades before that, it was the hands of industrious workers, and various ingenious machines and tools that brought type and image together on meticulously prepared paste-up boards, before they were sent to the printer.

Graphic Means, explores graphic design production of the 1950s through the 1990s, from linecaster to photocomposition, and from paste-up to PDF. Director/Producer: Briar Levit.

West Court, ECA Main Building Central Area
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.

TBC Central Area
19/02/2018 - 9:00am to 6:00pm

This event is hosted on an external website. Please click on the following link for information and tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/edinburgh-university-literature-conference-...

G.03, 50 George Square Central Area
19/02/2018 - 9:00am to 4:00pm

Come listen to presentations about the role of witchcraft in the postmodern world. Speakers will be announced in early February.

There will be sessions happening all day; audience members are welcome to drop in.

G.05 & M.3, Appleton Tower Central Area
19/02/2018 - 9:00am to 5:30pm

Have you ever wondered how your degree can be put to use in real life? Join us for a one-day workshop where you will get to design an emergency refugee response following a fictive natural disaster, with support from professionals and academics working in the field. This event will give you a realistic taster of what it’s like to work in the humanitarian sector, whether your interests are the construction of practical solutions or the social factors surrounding displacement.

Lecture Theatre 4, Appleton Tower Central Area
19/02/2018 - 9:30am to 1:00pm

Ever wanted to argue out a fantasy trial of Lord Voldermort? Or build your own legal system for ancient Thebes?

Case in Point is moot court [mock court] competition that invites people from all disciplines and walks of life to act as lawyers for a fantasy scenario drawn from one of our most loved stories. Unlike a traditional moot, participants in this moot can use any sources to build their arguments - be it paintings, medival texts, songs, or even colours. The competition will take place on the 20th of February 2017. There are certificates and small prizes to be won. 

Room 11.01, David Hume Tower Central Area
19/02/2018 - 10:00am to 23/02/2018 - 4:00pm

Teams will design and build a home within a week. 

Many people living in the developing world often have to design and build their own homes, with limited time, space and resources; and often have to be creative with how they tackle lighting, cooking and sleepign arrangements. This Hackathon aims to develop participants understanding of what it might be like for these people to develop a safe and secure home in very demanding conditions. 

Classroom 6, Hudson Beare building Kings Buildings
19/02/2018 - 10:00am to 1:00pm

Do you want to connect with others and explore responses to the sustainability crisis at a deep level? Active Hope groups offer a shared process to build community and address the question: how do we find strength and inspiration so we can contribute to the shift to a life-sustaining society? This workshop will give students the chance to understand the process and experience some mindfulness-based Active Hope practices, facilitated by a trained mindfulness teacher who is also experienced in leading Active Hope groups.

Salisbury Centre, 2 Salisbury Rd, Edinburgh EH16 5AB Off Campus
19/02/2018 - 10:00am to 4:00pm

Ever wondered how bubble tea is made? What's the difference between good old sugar and the perfect caramel you find on a crème brûlée? What is Sous Vide cooking? Come along to our workshop to find out!

Dive into the culinary arts and explore how science can improve cooking. This is very different from using cooking to demonstrate scientific principles!
We'll explain how stuff works, do some demonstrations, then let you have a go at it.

Room 4319B, JCMB Kings Buildings
19/02/2018 - 10:00am to 3:00pm

The participants will be introduced to the ideas and the latest trends surrounding Hyperloop technology. Given the assumptions about the concept and constraints, they will be given a couple of hours to come up with their own unique case. The HYPED members will be keen to assist and answer questions throughout the entire time of the workshop.

David Hume Tower LG.07 - Teaching Studio Central Area
19/02/2018 - 10:00am to 4:00pm

Do you like dancing? Would you like to take part in an innovative project to illustrate physics ideas or research? Come and create physics themed ceilidh dances!

During this innovative workshop, we will give you all the tools necessary to use ceilidh dances to illustrate soft matter physics concepts. You will then be invited to create your own soft-matter physics ceilidh dances!

JCMB 4319A Kings Buildings
19/02/2018 - 11:00am to 12:30pm

Come and submerse yourself into the molecular world of plant photosynthesis! Shrink to the atomic scale and walk around inside a leaf chloroplast to interact with proteins and molecules!  

4325A, James Clerk Maxwell Building Kings Buildings
19/02/2018 - 12:30pm to 4:00pm

Have you ever wondered how to make a glow in the dark plant? Or how to make yoghurt that flavours itself? Do you want to learn how to build with biology and develop your own biotechnology project over the summer? At the iGEM sandpit we’ll introduce you to synthetic biology. We’ll explore how engineering biology can address real societal challenges.

iGEM is an annual student competition where teams from across the globe design, build, and test genetically engineered machines, software and technology to do amazing things.

JCMB 3217 Kings Buildings
19/02/2018 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

We will be creating 3D pop up book sculptures of mathematical surfaces and shapes as well as learning a bit about the mathematics of what we are making. No mathematical background is required, so everyone is welcome.  We will start with a brief introduction, then move on to working on computers before concluding by building your final sculpture.

JCMB, Room 4325C Kings Buildings
19/02/2018 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Calling all Gif-­makers, creative types, history nuts, graphic artists, animators, and lovers of the internet! Learn how to make your own gifs from openly licensed and public domain, museum, library, and archival materials.  

Evolution House, Room 2.13 (mac lab) Central Area
19/02/2018 - 1:00pm to 22/02/2018 - 5:00pm

In this event, we will be exploring Blockchain and data physicalization in the form of 3D printing. The digital economy and Blockchain have been widely explored within the University of Edinburgh. Prof Chris Speed, Chair of Design Informatics, is one of the leading scholars who will be giving the intrduction to the workshop. This event is a 3 days workshop.

Q18 Hunter Building Central Area
19/02/2018 - 1:30pm to 4:30pm

Come and submerse yourself into the molecular world of plant photosynthesis! Shrink to the atomic scale and walk around inside a leaf chloroplast to interact with proteins and molecules!  

4325A, James Clerk Maxwell Building Kings Buildings
19/02/2018 - 2:00pm to 4:30pm

Get on up, get into and get involved... everyone is welcome to come and jam.

Inspired by the 2015 Tedx talk "We Are All Musical" by the Reid School of Music's Professor Raymond MacDonald, we've put on this event to see whether using digital apps will encourage people to...well...be musical.

George Square, Chrystal MacMillan Building, Seminar Room 1 Central Area
19/02/2018 - 2:00pm to 23/02/2018 - 10:00pm

We, the EdIntelligence Machine Learning Society, invite you to join our Machine Learning hackathon. Whether you are experienced or new to the field, you can expect to have a great week. Working together in teams, you will solve real-worlds problems using Machine Learning techniques. Don’t worry if you don’t have a team yet, teams will be created on the first day. We’ve got you covered with lots of space to works as a team, snacks to keep your wheels turning and prizes to win.

Room 3.2, Lister Learning and Teaching Centre Central Area
19/02/2018 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

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, participants will be able to explore the concept of neurodiversity (the idea that different cognitive styles are part of natural human variation) in an environment engineered to autistic preferences, and will take part in exercises to help them develop an understanding of what it’s like to be autistic.

1.18 Paterson's Land Holyrood
19/02/2018 - 3:30pm to 5:30pm

The Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot is a competition in which law students are asked to research and prepare arguments on a problem relating to international commercial arbitration and the sale of goods. Now in its 25th year, the competition asks students to analyse a problem, come up with arguments and be prepared to advocate for and defend their arguments in the face of submissions from opposing teams and questions from a panel of mock judges.

David Hume Tower LG.08 Central Area
19/02/2018 - 5:00pm to 7:30pm

This event will launch a collaborative and interdisciplinary programme; a site-specific augmented reality app. With this, participants will be able to download the app on iOS or Android and use their smartphone cameras to recognize William Darrell’s, 'Untitled (Rhino Head)' and in turn an interactive rendition of Jim Hayes’ iconic Paperback Bookstore, which once stood in place of the current public art installation, will appear on their respective screens.

Informatics Forum, room G.07, 10 Crichton St Central Area
19/02/2018 - 5:30pm to 23/02/2018 - 6:00pm

Windolene is replicating the urban phenomenon of window whitewashing, which often occurs on window displays of commercial shops during renovations. The cream's original function is to cleanse, but in these cases the shop owners use it for privacy, creating an opaque layer between public and private.

Wee Red Bar Window Displays, ECA Campus Central Area
19/02/2018 - 5:30pm to 8:00pm

Law sounds procedural to you? Human rights ring a confused bell to your ears? Then how about trying to grasp the most important current fundamental rights issues together with a live band singing Dylan or Aerosmith!

As any form of art, music can be the intermediary to pass information, illustrate it or make its audience reflect on it. For a couple of hours, come in a cosy pub environment to discuss with us some iconic songs. We will explain how they bring up human rights issues of their time and debate together their resonance today.

The Royal Oak, 1 Infirmary St Off Campus
19/02/2018 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Join the Postmodern Occult for a discussion with Ione Gamble, Dr Charlotte-Rose Millar, and a TBA member of the Wiccan community.

Our panelists will be discussing why there is an occult renaissance happening now (especially given the current sociopolitical climate), how it relates to independent publishing (zine culture) and social media, and what the implications are for women, people of color, and the queer community.

After the panel there will be a drinks reception held.

2.12, Appleton Tower Central Area
19/02/2018 - 8:00pm to 11:00pm

After the popularity of the launch of 50gs online journal by the 2016/17 creative writing MSc students, 50 gs is back with a brand new issue. This night will be an event celebrating the launch of the issue with guest speakers, readings from the magazine and much more.  

This event may be photographed and/ or recorded for promotional or recruitment materials for the university and university approved third parties. For further information please contact the organiser. 

TBC TBC
20/02/2018 - 8:15am to 7:00pm

Join the Late Antique and Medieval Postgraduate Society as we travel down to Dumfries and Galloway to visit St. Ninian’s Cave, Chapel Finian, and St. Ninian’s Chapel, rediscovering a medieval pilgrimage route and exploring how medieval devotion was shaped by ideas of space and location.

Please do remember to bring a packed lunch and any snacks you'd like, and to wear suitable footwear.

Crichton Street Central Area
20/02/2018 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

This event is hosted on an external website. Please click on the following link for information and tickets: tedxuniversityofedinburgh.co.uk.

McEwan Hall Central Area
20/02/2018 - 9:00am to 4:30pm

There are many ways to be a leader. Your uniqueness is what makes your contribution to the world valuable. Diversity changes the narrative in important and fundamental ways.

We’d like to invite you (yes, you!)  to a one day event aimed at challenging perceptions and providing skills to empower you to consider becoming board members.

Room G.05, 50 George Square Central Area
20/02/2018 - 9:30am to 7:00pm

Ever wanted to argue out a fantasy trial of Lord Voldermort? Or build your own legal system for ancient Thebes?

Case in Point is moot court [mock court] competition that invites people from all disciplines and walks of life to act as lawyers for a fantasy scenario drawn from one of our most loved stories. Unlike a traditional moot, participants in this moot can use any sources to build their arguments - be it paintings, medival texts, songs, or even colours. The competition will take place on the 20th of February 2017. There are certificates and small prizes to be won. 

Room 11.01, David Hume Tower Central Area
20/02/2018 - 9:30am to 11:00pm

Artificial Intelligence (AI) increasingly affects us, often without knowing it. Cinema has been using AI to explore ideas of a bleak future since the early movies. Lately some high-profile people have been warning people about the dangers of uncontrolled AI. Are they right?

This event will show some fun movies that have AI at their core, raising questions and making important points, but in an interesting and entertaining manner.

Informatics Forum, room G.07, 10 Crichton St Central Area
20/02/2018 - 9:30am to 12:30pm

Experience the art of walking during this fantastic workshop and walking tour around historic Edinburgh. After an introduction to walking as an artistic activity and a demonstration on how to record your walk using a notebook or your mobile phone, you will be guided through Edinburgh where you will use your senses to experience the city like never before!

 

G37, Paterson's Land Holyrood
20/02/2018 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

This event is hosted on an external website. Please click on the following link for information and tickets: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/altar-in-a-box-a-witchy-workshop-tickets-...

G.05, Appleton Tower Central Area
20/02/2018 - 10:00am to 4:00pm

A practical master class with award-winning playwright Hannah Khalil and director and dramaturg Chris White. In this master class you will work practically with these very experience theatre professionals on how to develop a new work for the stage from script to performance. 

Project Room 1.06, 50 George Square Central Area
20/02/2018 - 10:15am to 12:00pm

Scotland’s national approach to anti-bullying, Respect For All, contains the explicit message that bullying in all its forms, is unacceptable. Adults play a vital role in making this reality and helping children and young people realise their right to live free from bullying and harassment.

1.18 Paterson's Land Holyrood
20/02/2018 - 10:30am to 12:00pm

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, participants will be able to explore the concept of neurodiversity (the idea that different cognitive styles are part of natural human variation) in an environment engineered to autistic preferences, and will take part in exercises to help them develop an understanding of what it’s like to be autistic.

1.18 Paterson's Land Holyrood
20/02/2018 - 11:30am to 12:30pm

Histropedia – knowledge from Wikipedia visualised as dynamic timelines

JCMB, Room 4325C Kings Buildings
20/02/2018 - 12:30pm to 5:00pm

Living in a way that is consistent with your values is good for your wellbeing.
Come along and explore the kind of person you want to be.
Hear directly from researchers who are exploring:

G.01, 50 George Square Central Area
20/02/2018 - 12:30pm to 4:30pm

User experience (UX) research and design techniques are inclusive and encourage product and service teams to interact with their target audiences.

This session will provide you with an introduction to UX, as well as practical, hands-on experience of some easy to replicate techniques that will be of relevance in a wide range of disciplines.

1230

Welcome, intro activity, lunch

1300

David Hume Tower, LG.07 Central Area
20/02/2018 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Join the Postmodern Occult for a lunchtime viewing of the episode "Witches" from season 4 of Broad City and a selection of recent witchy music videos from Beyoncé, Princess Nokia, and Grimes, among others.

After the screenings, we will discuss the current trend of witches in popular culture and why they have emerged as an aesthetic trend in the past few years.

Please note that this is not a catered event. Feel free to bring lunch with you!

G.05, Appleton Tower Central Area
20/02/2018 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm

A week before the event, you will be sent a list of questions posed by companies. There will be a wide variety of companies; previously these have included those working with human diseases, to brewing beer!

 

TBC Central Area
20/02/2018 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm

A collaborative workshop in which you will learn about data security by fortifying your Kingdom, identifying its resources, building its defences and providing special protection to its noble Lords and Ladies.

Looking to break down stigma around Information Security by approaching the topic through the twin lenses of History and Fantasy Wargaming, The Siege of Infosec aims to prove that playful engagement and good use of analogy can make what can be an intimidating topic, more approachable.

Room 2.13, 50 George Square Central Area
20/02/2018 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Pickleball is a raquet sport that brings together elements of badminton, tennis, and table tennis. Usually four players use solid paddles to hit a perforated plastic ball (all provided), similar to a waffle ball, over a 3ft high net on a badminton court. As well as beiing a fun game to try where no experience or knowledge of the game is required, the session will also be of interest to anyone involved in teaching or learning about developing motor skills for children.

46 Pleasance Sports Complex and Gym Central Area
20/02/2018 - 1:15pm to 3:00pm

This theatre-based workshop tackles the topic of gendered violence. As part of the international V-Day, which is the biggest mass event to stop violence against women and girls, and in the light of increasing public debate about sexual harassment, participants will write their own response to one of Eve Ensler's 'Vagina Monologues', sharing experiences of sexual harassment and gender roles. The workshop aims to create a space for everyone to express their opinion openly, regardless of gender identity or sexual orientation. The workshop is led by Lea Arzberger and Verena Bacherl.

1.19 Paterson's Land Holyrood
20/02/2018 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm

Histropedia – knowledge from Wikipedia visualised as dynamic timelines

JCMB, Room 4325C Kings Buildings
20/02/2018 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

This event is hosted on an external website. Please click on the following link for information and tickets: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/spell-zines-a-witchy-workshop-tickets-420...

M3, Appleton Tower Central Area
20/02/2018 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm

Create your own GMO!

Participants will create their own genetically-modified organisms by carrying out a bacterial transformation themselves (which introduces genes into the bacterial cells to allow them to produce fluorescent proteins).

JCMB 1104 Kings Buildings
20/02/2018 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

This 2-hr workshop is open to students and staff who are interested in developing their creative writing skills in a relaxed, friendly environment.

Using a variety of prompts based around the theme of found poetry and borrowing, we would invite participants to produce short pieces of creative writing. We would encourage, but not force, the sharing of these pieces to promote a sense of shared experience and confidence in creation amongst the group. 

2.03, 50 George Square Central Area
20/02/2018 - 3:00pm to 5:30pm

Art-Beat: Art & Anatomy Edinburgh Presents Clay Hearts is a hands on, interactive workshop looking at a creative and engaging learning technique to understand the anatomy of the heart. This workshop is run by Art-Beat an extended part of Anatomy@Edinburgh, who focus on the use of art in teaching anatomy. Attendees will learn about the structure and function of the heart from Anatomy@Edinburgh staff whilst creating their own anatomically correct hearts from clay with the guidance of a professional artist.

Teaching Room 8, Doorway 3, Medical School, Teviot Place Central Area
20/02/2018 - 4:10pm to 6:00pm

This workshop is an opportunity to practice mindfulness as a preamble to learning Spanish and also as a resource during the class. The workshop will introduce and explore the basic practice and concepts of mindfulness followed by a Beginners Spanish class. Participants will be encouraged to reflect on their own way of learning and experience this new approach to it. Come and learn a bit of Spanish with a difference.

TBC Holyrood
20/02/2018 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

‘Should the UK government change the current policy for childhood immunisation?’

In contrast with other countries, there is no legal obligation in the UK for parents to immunise their children against certain diseases. Rather, it is a matter of parental choice. Debate rivals, Universities of Edinburgh and Glasgow, will consider issues of human rights and public health arising over changes to childhood immunisation policy.  

LG.11 David Hume Tower Central Area
20/02/2018 - 7:00pm to 21/02/2018 - 1:00am

Join the Postmodern Occult for a Double Feature Screening of Anna Biller's The Love Witch and Robert Egger's The Witch!

The Love Witch (2016)

The Brass Monkey, 14 Drummond Street Off Campus
21/02/2018 - 9:00am to 1:00pm

A half-day workshop to explore practically the world of Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) and find out what is involved. Participants will take on the role of language learners and future teachers in an experiential and dynamic workshop.

This event may be photographed and/or recorded for promotional or recruitment materials for the University and University approved third parties. For further information, please contact the organiser.

B1.11-1 Outreach Centre Holyrood
21/02/2018 - 10:00am to 4:00pm

Ever wondered how bubble tea is made? What's the difference between good old sugar and the perfect caramel you find on a crème brûlée? What is Sous Vide cooking? Come along to our workshop to find out!

Dive into the culinary arts and explore how science can improve cooking. This is very different from using cooking to demonstrate scientific principles!
We'll explain how stuff works, do some demonstrations, then let you have a go at it.

Room 4319B, JCMB Kings Buildings
21/02/2018 - 10:00am to 11:55am

The University of Edinburgh provides all staff and students with access to Lynda.com, an online subscription library that teaches the latest technology, digital, creative, and business skills through high-quality instructional videos.

Find out how you can learn and teach with Lynda.com and

EW 10, Argyle House, 3 Lady Lawson Street Central Area
21/02/2018 - 10:00am to 3:00pm

This workshop will combine the forces of two University departments - English Language Education and the Careers Service - to support non-native English speakers in developing your confidence in Business English for job interviews. Stretch yourself and experiment with your communication – supported by experts. 

Through a range of exercises, you will have the opportunity to take part in mock interviews, observe others and get feedback to aid your learning.

 

G.05, 50 George Square Central Area
21/02/2018 - 10:00am to 4:30pm

Join us for this fast paced event, which will challenge you to think creatively and collaborate on the design of a ‘Healthy University of the Future’. You will learn about the importance of public health, whilst developing skills in critical thinking, team work and using creative methods. You will also have the opportunity to hear from public health experts and leaders within the university. We are looking for students from all backgrounds and disciplines to join our event. Students will work in teams to develop ideas, with a £200 prize up for grabs for the winning team.

G.06 50 George Square Central Area
21/02/2018 - 10:00am to 6:00pm

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 taste of what it's like to be a mathematician? 

In the Problem Solving Challenge 2018 you will get the chance to tackle challenging mathematical problems, using creative ideas and collaborating in groups. You will be guided throughout the process and solve sub-problems to make progress, and get exposed to various problem-solving techniques and areas of mathematics. 

4325C, James Clerk Maxwell Building Kings Buildings
21/02/2018 - 10:00am to 4:00pm

Have you ever wondered how to make a glow in the dark plant? Or how to make yoghurt that flavours itself? Do you want to learn how to build with biology and develop your own biotechnology project over the summer? At the iGEM sandpit we’ll introduce you to synthetic biology. We’ll explore how engineering biology can address real societal challenges.

iGEM is an annual student competition where teams from across the globe design, build, and test genetically engineered machines, software and technology to do amazing things.

JCMB 3217 Kings Buildings
21/02/2018 - 10:00am to 1:00pm

Colour outside of the lines with the Edinburgh Medieval Pigment Project! Step back into time, and try your hand at medieval techniques for dyeing wool and painting on vellum. 

The morning session will focus on dyeing with woad and cochineal. The afternoon session will work a variety of pigments on vellum. 

2.54, 50 George Square Central Area
21/02/2018 - 10:00am to 22/02/2018 - 4:30pm

This event is hosted on an external website. Please click on the following link for information and tickets:https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/design-for-well-being-the-southside-chall....

2.2, Lister Building Central Area
21/02/2018 - 10:30am to 12:00pm

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, participants will be able to explore the concept of neurodiversity (the idea that different cognitive styles are part of natural human variation) in an environment engineered to autistic preferences, and will take part in exercises to help them develop an understanding of what it’s like to be autistic.

1.37 Paterson's Land Holyrood
21/02/2018 - 11:00am to 12:30pm

Discover the basics of electronic circuits using card, scissors and copper tape. No previous experience of building circuits or electronics required.

This event is open to the public. If you are not a University of Edinburgh staff or student please book by sending an email to Peter.Jackson@ed.ac.uk

This event may be photographed and/or recorded for promotional or recruitment materials for the University and University approved third parties. For further information please contact the organiser

1.18, David Hume Tower Central Area
21/02/2018 - 12:25pm to 3:30pm

What is the fairest way to cut cake? How does competition between two species alter their populations? Does there exist a strategy that allows white or black to always win at chess? When should individuals cooperate rather than pursue self-interest? Come find the answer these questions and explore the field game theory—a branch of mathematics with applications to economics, biology, philosophy and more!

2.29, 50 George Square Central Area
21/02/2018 - 12:30pm to 4:30pm

Wikidata – “The eagerly awaited promise of linked open data seems to have finally arrived.”(Hinojo, 2015)

Using Wikidata, information on Wikipedia can be queried & visualised as never before. This alone has generated enormous excitement but the sheer versatility of how this linked open data can be used is only just beginning to be understood & explored.

Part 1: The Wikidata hackathon (12:30 to 2:00pm)

Teaching Studio 1206C, James Clerk Maxwell Building. Kings Buildings
21/02/2018 - 1:00pm to 2:55pm

The University of Edinburgh provides all staff and students with access to Lynda.com, an online subscription library that teaches the latest technology, digital, creative, and business skills through high-quality instructional videos.

Find out how you can learn and teach with Lynda.com and

EW 10, Argyle House, 3 Lady Lawson Street Central Area
21/02/2018 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

23 Things for Digital Knowledge is an award winning, open, and self-paced course for digital and online skills. Explore Augmented, Virtual Reality, and Geolocations tools in this fun hands-on afternoon, and take home your very own Google Cardboard headset.

 

Colour-in, animate, and interact with augmented reality characters!

Dub, mash, record, and create short sound-effect videos!

Race through the micro world and battle viruses in virtual reality!

Patersons Land, Room G37 Moray House
21/02/2018 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

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 workshop you will learn about the anatomy of the muscles of the face by creating these muscles in wax and modelling them on to plastic skulls guided by anatomists and artists from Anatomy@Edinburgh and Edinburgh College of Art, giving you a better understanding of how we can make different facial expressions.

Teaching Room 8, Doorway 3, Medical School, Teviot Place Central Area
21/02/2018 - 1:15pm to 4:00pm

Are you interested in the traditional folktales, songs and customs that have shaped our lives today? Did you know that the School of Scottish Studies Sound Archives is home to over 30,000 audio recordings of people from all walks of life, gathered in Scotland & further afield over the past century?

Project Room 1.06, 50 George Square Central Area
21/02/2018 - 1:30pm to 4:00pm

Colour outside of the lines with the Edinburgh Medieval Pigment Project! Step back into time, and try your hand at medieval techniques for dyeing wool and painting on vellum. 

The morning session will focus on dyeing with woad and cochineal. The afternoon session will work a variety of pigments on vellum. 

2.54, 50 George Square Central Area
21/02/2018 - 2:00pm to 4:30pm

An experimental workshop exploring the forever expanding field of contemporary drawing. Participants will react to a distant geographical site from which they will create a live drawing within an installed space. Strange, wondrous and sometimes hindering drawing and measuring implements will be used.

Room F.01, Main Building, Edinburgh College of Art Central Area
21/02/2018 - 3:00pm to 4:55pm

The University of Edinburgh provides all staff and students with access to Lynda.com, an online subscription library that teaches the latest technology, digital, creative, and business skills through high-quality instructional videos.

Find out how you can learn and teach with Lynda.com and

EW 10, Argyle House, 3 Lady Lawson Street Central Area
21/02/2018 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

In this talk, Darren Chetty of University College London, draws on recent work in social epistemology and critical legal studies to argue that the notion of ‘reasonableness’ that is, for many, at the heart of the Philosophy for Children approach particularly and education for democratic citizenship more broadly,  is constituted within the epistemology of ‘white ignorance’ (Mills 2007); it operates in such a way that it is unlikely to transgress the boundaries of white ignorance so as to view it from without.

1.19 Paterson's Land Holyrood
21/02/2018 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

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 legacy, we explore the creation of plays with actors and non actors to produce a true democratic model by the people – for the people.

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50 George Square, G.05 Central Area
21/02/2018 - 7:00pm to 10:00pm
Come and dance the night away at this unique event!
This is a free ceildidh, but with a twist: some of the dances will have been designed by physicists, to illustrate their research or physics concepts they love. With the Science Ceilidh Band playing live, it promises to be a fun evening!
TBC Off Campus
22/02/2018 - 9:00am to 1:00pm

At this workshop you will create your own, unique and wearable art that will remind you of what is going on under your skin!

TBC Central Area
22/02/2018 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

You're at an event, and faced with a room full of strangers... you know you have to introduce yourself and network... but HOW?

Networking is an important skill in many careers, particularly for academics, researchers and educators, but it isn't easy or intuative.

G.15 Seminar Room Doorway 4,Medical School, Teviot Central Area
22/02/2018 - 10:00am to 1:00pm

Wikipedia is the fifth most visited website in the world and the first point of information for many people. This event at King’s Buildings is a chance to learn about & celebrate the role notable women have played in the History of Medicine through researching, writing & illustrating Wikipedia articles & timelines.

As of 15 January 2017 only about 17.39% of the English Wikipedia's biographies are about women. That means only 263,022 of our 1,512,528 biographies are about women.

4325C, James Clerk Maxwell Building Kings Buildings
22/02/2018 - 10:00am to 4:00pm

A day-long. collaborative, creative writing workshop about mythology.

What makes a myth? Why are myths important? How do we rewrite myths and what's the significance of such an artistic practice.

We'll look at rewritten myths from film, literature, TV before rewriting our own versions of ancient stories. 

Whether you've never written creatively before or consider yourself to be a dab hand, all are welcome to take part. 

The workshop will run from 10 - 4, including breaks. Lunch will be provided.

2.14, 50 George Square Central Area
22/02/2018 - 10:00am to 4:00pm

Have you ever wondered how to make a glow in the dark plant? Or how to make yoghurt that flavours itself? Do you want to learn how to build with biology and develop your own biotechnology project over the summer? At the iGEM sandpit we’ll introduce you to synthetic biology. We’ll explore how engineering biology can address real societal challenges.

iGEM is an annual student competition where teams from across the globe design, build, and test genetically engineered machines, software and technology to do amazing things.

JCMB 3217 Kings Buildings
22/02/2018 - 10:00am to 1:00pm

This event is hosted on an external website. Please click on the following link for information and tickets: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/researching-disability-tickets-4194471276...

G.06 50 George Square Central Area
22/02/2018 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Join us for an exploration of novel and engaging approaches to enhance foreign language learning for adults. Be prepared for some playful activities and artful challenges as well as opportunities to reflect on how we (might) learn and teach foreign languages, and ideas to take home or into the class room - whether you are learning or teaching a foreign language. Bring your imagination and an open mind!

This workshop will be led by translator, community education worker and (ethnobotanical) researcher Anna Canning, with staff from the School of Languages, Literatures and Cultures.

Project Room 1.06, 50 George Square Central Area
22/02/2018 - 11:00am to 4:40pm

The ‘DIY Solar Panels Workshop’ is a workshop in which you learn how to build a solar panel. Each group will make one, assembling a working solar panel from all its constituent parts. The event will be in 4 parts; an introduction to solar energy, a quick training on soldering, how to build a solar panel, and then build it.

Electrical lab - Fleeming Jenkin Building Kings Buildings
22/02/2018 - 11:00am to 2:00pm

Are you curious about coding but never had the opportunity to try it out? This hands-on workshop will introduce you to the basics of computer programming in Scratch, a fun and easy to use programming platform. You’ll learn basic software engineering techniques, have a go at creating simple computer programs, then work with others to build your very own game!

Participants are expected to bring a laptop to use during the workshop. If you would like to attend but don't have a laptop, please contact us.

G.01, 50 George Square Central Area
22/02/2018 - 11:00am to 4:00pm

Do you like Games? Adventures? Stories?

Create your very own Adventure Story Game with embedded sound effects, gifs, images, and video shorts. 

Work together as we guide you through the steps to create your very own Adventure Story Game on the web with the Twine tool, an open-source tool for telling interactive, nonlinear stories with variables, conditional logic, images, gifs, sound effects, and video shorts, for a multimedia experience. 

EW 10, Argyle House, 3 Lady Lawson Street Central Area
22/02/2018 - 11:00am to 12:30pm

Discover the basics of electronic circuits using card, scissors and copper tape. No previous experience of building circuits or electronics required.

This event is open to the public. If you are not a University of Edinburgh staff or student please book by sending an email to Peter.Jackson@ed.ac.uk

This event may be photographed and/or recorded for promotional or recruitment materials for the University and University approved third parties. For further information please contact the organiser

3.14, 50 George Square Central Area
22/02/2018 - 1:30pm to 4:30pm

Wikipedia is the fifth most visited website in the world and the first point of information for many people. This event at King’s Buildings is a chance to learn about & celebrate the role notable women have played in the History of Medicine through researching, writing & illustrating Wikipedia articles & timelines.

As of 15 January 2017 only about 17.39% of the English Wikipedia's biographies are about women. That means only 263,022 of our 1,512,528 biographies are about women.

4325C, James Clerk Maxwell Building Kings Buildings
22/02/2018 - 1:30pm to 5:30pm

A collaborative workshop in which you will learn about data security by fortifying your Kingdom, identifying its resources, building its defences and providing special protection to its noble Lords and Ladies.

Looking to break down stigma around Information Security by approaching the topic through the twin lenses of History and Fantasy Wargaming, The Siege of Infosec aims to prove that playful engagement and good use of analogy can make what can be an intimidating topic, more approachable.

Room 3.2, Lister Learning and Teaching Centre Central Area
22/02/2018 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm

This event is hosted on an external website. Please click on the following link for information and tickets: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/defiant-lives-film-screening-and-discussi...

Screening Room G.04, 50 George Square Central Area
22/02/2018 - 4:10pm to 6:00pm

This workshop is an opportunity to practice mindfulness as a preamble to learning Spanish and also as a resource during the class. The workshop will introduce and explore the basic practice and concepts of mindfulness followed by a Beginners Spanish class. Participants will be encouraged to reflect on their own way of learning and experience this new approach to it. Come and learn a bit of Spanish with a difference.

TBC Holyrood
22/02/2018 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

This event is hosted on an external website. Please click on the following link for information and tickets: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/football-and-the-law-second-half-tickets-...

Loft Bar, Teviot Row House Central Area
22/02/2018 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

This year the UK celebrates 250 years of modern circus. But what does circus look like in the 21st Century, and how far has it come?

Katharine Kavanagh is a circus writer and lecturer at the National Centre for Circus Arts in London. Join her for an insight into the life of the art form and the state of the current circus sector, exploring the myths, practices and artists that form the multilayered spectacle of circus up to present day.

Screening Room G.04, 50 George Square Central Area
22/02/2018 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

An evening lecture on the theme of ‘Violence, Austerity, Community’ featuring an in-person presentation from Debi Fry (Programme Director: MSc International Child Protection Research at the University of Edinburgh), a live-streamed discussion with Brad Evans (Reader in Political Violence at the University of Bristol). More speakers TBA.

This free event is open to all and offers interdisciplinary perspectives from leading academics on our broad theme of 'Violence, Austerity, Community'.

Room 2.14, St Leonard's Land Moray House
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 after-party at Paradise Palms.

Please register for your free ticket whether you are giving a presentation or are just coming along to listen. The first 60 people who books by Friday 9 February will get a FREE DRINK on the night and be entered into a PRIZE DRAW.

Wee Red Bar Window Displays, ECA Campus Central Area
23/02/2018 - 9:30am to 12:30pm

Experience the art of walking on this fantastic lecture and walking tour around historic Edinburgh. After an introduction to walking as an artistic activity and a demonstration on how to record your walk using a notebook or your mobile phone, you will be guided through Edinburgh where you will use a predetermined set of rules to experience the city like never before!

 

G37, Paterson's Land Holyrood
23/02/2018 - 10:00am to 4:30pm

This Festival of Creative Learning workshop brings together a unique literary map of Edinburgh (www.litlong.org) with a visual artist and storyteller to explore, play and create with words, images and ideas connecting us to our literary surroundings.

G.06 50 George Square Central Area
23/02/2018 - 10:00am to 12:45pm

Visit Edinburgh Butterfly and Insect World! Come with the Zoological Society to learn about animal diversity, from tiny stick bugs to giant pythons, beautiful butterflies to color-changing chameleons. This trip is a unique experience to learn about tropical biodiversity and come to appreciate some of the creepier animals around us.

Meet us at the Bristo Square lantern (southeast corner of the square in front of Dugald Stewart building) from 9:45 am on Friday the 23rd of February. Bring BUS FARE: £1.60 exact change each way.

Bristo Square lantern MEETING POINT (9:45 am) Central Area
23/02/2018 - 11:00am to 5:00pm

A chance for people with an interest in the technical side of theatre to experiment with equipment to tell stories in a dynamic and interesting way.

N.B. Some previous knowledge or experience is advisable, please contact the event organiser if you have any queries.

Teviot Underground Central Area
23/02/2018 - 12:00pm to 5:30pm

 We can notice braids everywhere: in woven rope, plaits in hair, interlocking Celtic designs but did you know there are also braids in dances, fluid mechanics and cryptography? This workshop will explore the mathematical concept of braids through knitting and dance. No experience is required: just come along to make something beautiful, have fun and learn something!

5.3 Lister Building Central Area
23/02/2018 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

This mobile learning event is designed to explore a series of provocations delivered via mobile messaging on what the future of distributed education will be for the university. The event will be 60 minutes in length and will move through select aspects of the campus, however defined. Participants will comprise both on-campus students and staff, as well as any distance education students that might wish to participate, creating essentially a distributed mobile learning activity.

DHT Cafe, 50 George Square Central Area
23/02/2018 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Walking the Moment: A Writing Workshop begins with a walk through the city. During the walk, we'll ask you to pay attention to your surroundings, and to make notes related to your observations. These “notes” might include photographs and sketches, as well as written observations. How you record your individual experience is up to you!

After the walk, we'll regroup and reflect on the experience. The purpose here is not only to be inspired by the natural world, but to meditate on our individual life experiences. 

2.03, 50 George Square Central Area
23/02/2018 - 1:30pm to 4:30pm

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? This interactive session will discover the range of public and private markings that range from the past to the present day.

 

G09, Paterson's Land Holyrood
23/02/2018 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

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, participants will be able to explore the concept of neurodiversity (the idea that different cognitive styles are part of natural human variation) in an environment engineered to autistic preferences, and will take part in exercises to help them develop an understanding of what it’s like to be autistic.

1.37 Paterson's Land Holyrood
24/02/2018 - 10:30am to 12:30pm

The Edinburgh Movie Production Society in partnership with Magma Poetry Magazine and The Festival of Creative Learning are offering a fantastic opportunity to take part in a film-poems project.

The concept is simple: Make a short film (or films) in the span of 24 hours in response to a poem selected by Magma.

Submitted films will be screened on 28th Feb, so bring along your friends!  Winners will receive small prizes (criteria announced at first event). Selected films may be screened at Magma Poetry Magazine launch in London.

David Hume Tower LG.07 - Teaching Studio Central Area
28/02/2018 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

The Edinburgh Movie Production Society in partnership with Magma Poetry Magazine and The Festival of Creative Learning are offering a fantastic opportunity to take part in a film-poems project.

The concept is simple: Make a short film (or films) in the span of 24 hours in response to a poem selected by Magma.

Submitted films will be screened on 28th Feb, so bring along your friends!  Winners will receive small prizes (criteria announced at first event). Selected films may be screened at Magma Poetry Magazine launch in London.

Screening Room G.04, 50 George Square Central Area