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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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.