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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
50 George Square

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.

19/02/2018 - 9:00am to 6:00pm
G.03, 50 George Square

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.

19/02/2018 - 9:30am to 5:00pm
Main Library, George Square

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.

19/02/2018 - 3:00pm to 5:30pm
ASCUS Lab, Summerhall Place

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.

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

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.

20/02/2018 - 9:00am to 5:30pm
McEwan Hall

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'.

20/02/2018 - 9:30am to 12:30pm
Room G37, Centre for Open Learning Paterson's Land

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!

20/02/2018 - 9:30am to 5:00pm
Main Library, George Square

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.

20/02/2018 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Salle, Pleasance Sport Complex & Gym

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!

20/02/2018 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
M3, Appleton Tower

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.

21/02/2018 - 9:00am to 1:00pm
B1.11-1 Outreach Centre Holyrood

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.

21/02/2018 - 9:00am to 23/02/2018 - 5:00pm
Argyle House, 3 Lady Lawson Street Central Area

Are you interested in coding, electronics or the Internet of Things? The IoT Challenge is a 3 day making event where you will get put into teams, be given some equipment and build something cool! Whatever your experience level, (even if you’re completely new!) come along and learn some new things in a fun, relaxed environment. We have a packed workshop schedule across the three days, and mentors throughout the event, so you will receive all the support you need to make something you can be proud of.

We are proud to be sponsored by Microsoft!

21/02/2018 - 10:00am to 4:30pm
G.06 50 George Square Central Area

Join us on 21st February for an exciting one day design workshop. This event will bring together students from across the university to collaborate on designs of what a healthy university of the future would look like. The day-long event will involve interactive activities aimed at learning about public health, designing solutions, sharing ideas and developing skills. At the end of the day, groups will be given the opportunity to present their ideas to a panel of public health experts and leaders within the university to have their ideas heard.

21/02/2018 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
uCreate Studio, First Floor, Main Library Central Area

Working with staff from the Library’s Digital Imaging Unit and uCreate Studio, help us match archive photographs of old Leith against present day images, then link the old photos and new images on current and contemporary maps.

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.
21/02/2018 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
Classroom 7, Hudson Beare Building Kings Buildings

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.

21/02/2018 - 10:00am to 6:00pm
4325C, James Clerk Maxwell Building Kings Buildings

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. 

21/02/2018 - 10:00am to 3:00pm
G.05, 50 George Square Central Area

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.

 

21/02/2018 - 10:00am to 11:55am
EW 10, Argyle House, 3 Lady Lawson Street Central Area

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

21/02/2018 - 10:00am to 1:00pm
2.54, 50 George Square Central Area

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. 

21/02/2018 - 10:30am to 12:00pm
1.37 Paterson's Land Holyrood

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.

21/02/2018 - 11:00am to 12:30pm
1.18, David Hume Tower Central Area

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

 

21/02/2018 - 12:30pm to 4:30pm
Teaching Studio 1206C, James Clerk Maxwell Building. Kings Buildings

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)

21/02/2018 - 1:15pm to 4:00pm
Project Room 1.06, 50 George Square Central Area

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?

21/02/2018 - 1:30pm to 4:00pm
2.54, 50 George Square Central Area

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. 

21/02/2018 - 2:00pm to 4:30pm
Room F.01, Main Building, Edinburgh College of Art Central Area

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.

21/02/2018 - 3:00pm to 5:30pm
ASCUS Lab, Summerhall Place

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.

21/02/2018 - 3:00pm to 4:55pm
EW 10, Argyle House, 3 Lady Lawson Street Central Area

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

21/02/2018 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
50 George Square, G.05 Central Area

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

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.

21/02/2018 - 6:30pm to 9:00pm
G1 Paterson's Land Holyrood

Come and dance the night away at this unique event!

This is a free ceilidh, 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!

This is open to absolutely everybody, from ceilidh lovers to mad physicists, whether you are affiliated to the University or not. If you are not affiliated with the University, send an email to J.C.Denis@ed.ac.uk to book.

22/02/2018 - 9:00am to 1:00pm
Anatomy Museum, Doorway 3 Old Medical School, Teviot Place Central Area

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

22/02/2018 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
uCreate Studio, First Floor, Main Library Central Area

Working with staff from the Library’s Digital Imaging Unit and uCreate Studio, help us match archive photographs of old Leith against present day images, then link the old photos and new images on current and contemporary maps.

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.
22/02/2018 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
JCMB 3217 Kings Buildings

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.

22/02/2018 - 10:00am to 1:00pm
50 George Square, G.06 Central Area

The University is making lecture recording available at scale to enhance the student learning experience.  Around 300 rooms will have lecture recording capability for the 2018/19 academic year.  Come and find out about our new lecture recording service, Media Hopper Replay, and tell us about your experience of using it so far, and your hopes of how it will help learning, in our popup video booth.  We want to hear your stories and to share this with others throughout the University.  Our booth will be showing rolling video on how to use the service, both as a student and as an academic, and

22/02/2018 - 10:00am to 1:00pm
David Hume Tower LG.07 - Teaching Studio Central Area

Join us to celebrate the lives & contributions of the suffragettes, women in medicine and all the incredible women missing from Wikipedia!

22/02/2018 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
G.15 Seminar Room Doorway 4,Medical School, Teviot Central Area

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 intuitive.

22/02/2018 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Project Room 1.06, 50 George Square Central Area

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.

22/02/2018 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Screening Room, 50 George Square

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.

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

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.

22/02/2018 - 10:00am to 1:00pm
G.06, 50 George Square

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.

22/02/2018 - 10:15am to 12:00pm
Gym 2, St. Leonard's Land Holyrood

Making sport inclusive for individuals with disabilities is important. Often though, inclusive sport is unfamiliar to wider society. Therefore, this workshop will introduce people to inclusive sport covering topics such as disabled people’s right to sport and coaching within inclusive sport. You will also have a chance to try your hand at an adaptive sport. 

22/02/2018 - 11:00am to 4:40pm
Electrical lab - Fleeming Jenkin Building Kings Buildings

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.

22/02/2018 - 11:00am to 2:00pm
G.01, 50 George Square Central Area

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.

22/02/2018 - 11:00am to 12:30pm
3.14, 50 George Square Central Area

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

 

22/02/2018 - 11:00am to 4:00pm
EW 10, Argyle House, 3 Lady Lawson Street Central Area

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. 

22/02/2018 - 1:30pm to 4:30pm
David Hume Tower LG.07 - Teaching Studio Central Area

Join us to celebrate the lives & contributions of the suffragettes, women in medicine and all the incredible women missing from Wikipedia!

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

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.

22/02/2018 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Screening Room, 50 George Square

‘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/

22/02/2018 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm
JCMB 1104 Kings Buildings

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).

22/02/2018 - 3:00pm to 5:30pm
ASCUS Lab, Summerhall Place

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.

22/02/2018 - 4:10pm to 6:00pm
G43 Paterson's Land Moray House

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.

22/02/2018 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Screening Room G.04, 50 George Square Central Area

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.

22/02/2018 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Loft bar, Teviot Row House

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.

22/02/2018 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
50 George Square, G.03 Central Area

Edinburgh University criminologist Dr Gemma Flynn explores modern masculinity through the lens of nihilistic cult comedy Rick & Morty. No prior viewing required, but bring Szechuan sauce if you have it.

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.

22/02/2018 - 6:00pm to 8:30pm
LG07, David Hume Tower

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

22/02/2018 - 6:30pm to 10:00pm
Wee Red Bar, Edinburgh College of Art

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.

22/02/2018 - 6:30pm to 9:00pm
ASCUS Lab, Summerhall Place

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.

23/02/2018 - 8:30am to 4:30pm
High School Yards (meeting point) Off Campus

A day of field-trips, filled with fast-developing innovation in food-production technologies and slow-paced organic farming. In the visits to three sites (Roslin Institute, SRUC and Whitmuir organic farm) we will observe, consider and discuss how sustainable food systems are being interpreted and practised in Scotland.

23/02/2018 - 9:30am to 12:30pm
Room G37, Centre for Open Learning Paterson's Land

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!

23/02/2018 - 10:00am to 12:45pm
Bristo Square lantern MEETING POINT (9:45 am) Central Area

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.

23/02/2018 - 10:00am to 4:30pm
LG.08, David Hume Tower Central Area

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.

23/02/2018 - 11:30am to 1:00pm
1.37 Paterson's Land Holyrood

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.

23/02/2018 - 11:30am to 1:00pm
West Court, ECA Main Building Central Area

David Claerbout is one of the most acclaimed and innovative artists working in the realm of moving-images today. His oeuvre exists at the intersection of photography, film and digital animation and poses questions about the passage of time and how images construct realities. Approaching the increasingly sophisticated virtual worlds we now confront, Claerbout highlights the profound changes taking place in our culture, which sees capitalism and cutting-edge technologies collude to remake visual perception.

23/02/2018 - 12:00pm to 5:30pm
5.3 Lister Building Central Area

 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!

23/02/2018 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
DHT Cafe, 50 George Square Central Area

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.

23/02/2018 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm
2.03, 50 George Square Central Area

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. 

23/02/2018 - 1:30pm to 4:30pm
Room G09, Centre for Open Learning Thomson's Land

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?

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

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.

23/02/2018 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Salle, Pleasance Sport Complex & Gym

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!

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

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!

23/02/2018 - 5:30pm to 6:00pm
Wee Red Bar Window Displays, ECA Campus Central Area

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.

24/02/2018 - 10:30am to 12:30pm
David Hume Tower LG.07 - Teaching Studio Central Area

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.

25/02/2018 - 12:00pm to 4:00pm
Cramond Beach Off Campus

Edinburgh University Student Architecture Society invites you to join us on a beach clean at Cramond, in collaboration with Surfers Against Sewage (SAS). We will be helping SAS to meet their targets of reducing marine litter from the UK coastline by 50% by 2020. Come along for an afternoon of fun on both Cramond mainland and Island beaches to keep our Edinburgh coastline clean and beautiful!

28/02/2018 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Screening Room G.04, 50 George Square Central Area

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.