Welcome to the Festival of Creative Learning, a year-long series of events exploring creative learning and innovation at the University of Edinburgh, culminating in a curated week of events each February. Please explore our website and blog to learn about the Festival and our activities and resources.


Click here to explore past Festival events and to book onto events, when available, throughout the year.

Slow Reading in the Garden

Wed 7th Aug 19

The Botanic Cottage, Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, 20A Inverleith Row, EH3 5LR Off Campus


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Getting Started and Keeping Going

Thursday, 18 July, 2019 - 10:25

Getting Started and Keeping Going, 2019 Festival of Creative Learning As part of the 2019 Festival of Creative Learning, Susan Greig (SFHEA CMALT) and Daphne Loads (SFHEA) offered a workshop for colleagues who are working towards Professional Accreditation. Colleagues in a range of roles at the University of Edinburgh (UoE) seek recognition from, for example: …

Making creative narratives: International Women’s Day Sketchathon

Tuesday, 9 July, 2019 - 17:11

by Francesca Vavotici International Women’s Day Sketchathon at the 2019 Festival of Creative Learning Archival collections and materials are incredibly important research and learning tools, yet they can often seem too precious and valuable to be consulted by and become an integral part of the wider university community. Items and papers that should be studied …

Utopian Dreaming: Part 2

Wednesday, 3 July, 2019 - 15:01

Click here to read Utopian Dreaming: Part 1 In this post, we introduce each of our 9 Utopians and they share creative reflections on the experience of the EFI Utopia Lab pilot which took place at the Unviersity of Edinburgh on 3-5 June 2019. Dr Jane Alexander, Deputy Programme Director, MSc in Creative Writing (Online) …

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