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Creative Writing and Archive Records

Thursday, 12 September, 2019 - 13:12

2019 Festival of Creative Learning: Creative Writing and the Archive, Finding Inspiration in Asylum Records In this week’s post Access Officer Louise shares her experience of hosting a creative writing workshop… As part of the 2019 Festival of Creative Learning, I helped run a creative writing workshop that invited students to learn about the history …

Lessons learned from the Traces of Law Symposium

Thursday, 5 September, 2019 - 15:54

2019 Festival of Creative Learning Traces of Lay Symposium and Workshop By Aura Kostiainen, a visiting PhD candidate from the University of Helsinki What happens when a lawyer or a social scientist goes to the archives? A growing number of legal scholars and social scientists, or socio-legal researchers, are becoming enthusiastic about archival research. There …

Chthulhucene Dark

Thursday, 29 August, 2019 - 09:49

by John Moriarty 2019 Festival of Creative Learning – Chthulucene Dark: Imagining Climate Catastrophe via Table-Top Roleplaying The second event I attended during the Festival of Creative Learning was pitched as an exploration of the issues around catastrophic climate change through role-playing. Perhaps you are wondering what that long, ominous-looking word (pronounced ch-too-loo-seen) in the …

iGEM Sandpit: Come and solve the world’s problems with science!

Thursday, 22 August, 2019 - 16:07

The iGEM Sandpit: Come and solve the world’s problems with science… 2019 Festival of Creative Learning by Dr Heather Barker Well what can I say, it was a success!  This year we had an amazing 60 students on day one which followed through the week to 34 applications to represent The University in the iGEM …