Welcome to the Festival of Creative Learning. Pre-covid, the Festival was a year-long series of events exploring creative learning and innovation at the University of Edinburgh. The world, and so much of what we do in it, has changed and evolved in response to the challenges we have faced in recent months and years. The Festival is also evolving and changing. 

We invite you to explore our website and blog to learn about previous Festivals and to engage with our activities and resources. We hope these will inspire you to keep the spirit of the Festival alive in your own learning explorations. We are inviting everyone interested in the Festival of Creative Learning to read and embrace our aims and values, and to adopt a creative and open Festival mindset when you approach your learning and teaching activities. The Festival has always been about making space to experiment, to dream, to learn, to fail, to fly, and we hope you can hold that space for yourself and the people around you.

Click here to explore past Festival events.

We also have plans to revive the Festival in new and exciting ways. Keep an eye on this space for news, and in the meantime also check out the University of Edinburgh's Curriculum Transformation project. 

Conversation Cafe

Thu 25th Nov 21

Swann Building, 7th floor space Kings Buildings

For those of you who would like to brush up on your conversational, general chatting, English skills, Conversation Cafe is a way to practice. Come along to meet your classmates in...

Embracing the Festival Mindset

Friday, 6 August, 2021 - 14:22

We have all been experiencing change lately. Our resources have been challenged and our resilience has been tested. It has been a trying time! The Festival of Creative Learning was on hiatus for much of the past year or so thanks to covid and all the resulting complexities. However, we are waking up again, refreshed […]

Collective Sounds of Happy Places

Wednesday, 9 September, 2020 - 11:22

When I was 10 I traveled to India, and I was mesmerised by the vibrant assembly of street sounds. Bright flashes of jiggling chimes coming from the women’s anklets, swishing sounds of women’s colourful Saris floating after them, and the jolly sounds of monkeys jumping and playfully hanging from buildings. Rickshaws horns, loud discussions and …

Harmonic Function

Thursday, 9 April, 2020 - 13:53

On the 5th March 2020, EASTBIO first-year PhD student Eddie Martin organised a concert with a difference. The performers? Researchers in the fields of Biological Sciences and/or Music. Their instruments? Computer programming languages. The audience? Enjoying a healthy mix of inspiration, entertainment, and bemusement. This event welcomed all to the diverse and overlapping worlds of …

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