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. 

Click here to book onto Festival events throughout the year, and for our 2019 Festival of Creative Learning February programme.

If you would like to run a Festival of Creative Learning Pop-up event any time other than during our curated week in February, click here.

Critical/Fictional Investigations: Site, Sound and Listening

Mon 4th Feb 19

Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop, 21 Hawthornvale, EH6 4JT, Edinburgh

Critical/Fictional Investigations: Site, Sound and Listening brings a panel of international, interdisciplinary artist scholars together to share research on the politics and poetics of place.

This day-long event will feature a...

Orchestral Conducting Masterclass

Thu 14th Feb 19

Lister Learning and Teaching Centre, Room 2.14 Central Area

Join us for our free two-day workshop on Orchestral Conducting led by acclaimed British conductor Jonathan Brett.

The sessions are open to participants of all levels, and those with little...

Orchestral Conducting Masterclass

Thu 14th Feb 19

Lister Learning and Teaching Centre, Room 2.14 Central Area

Join us for our free two-day workshop on Orchestral Conducting led by acclaimed British conductor Jonathan Brett.

The sessions are open to participants of all levels, and those with little...

Mission: Impossible - Designing the ideal lecture

Fri 15th Feb 19

David Hume Tower LG.07 - Teaching Studio Central Area

How would you design a lecture that would achieve 100% student attendance? How would you make it unmissable? What for you are the 'crucial sparks' of lectures you love? We...

The Flipped Text: A Writing Workshop

Tuesday, 22 January, 2019 - 19:01

As part of the first University of Edinburgh November WriteFest, Daphne Loads and I offered a workshop called ‘The Flipped Text’. Daphne and I both have intense relationships with the written word. She has used it in innumerable creative ways in her teaching and research practice and has written a wonderful book about creative writing …

2019 Festival of Creative Learning Programme Launches Today!

Monday, 21 January, 2019 - 15:15

We are delighted to announce the programme launch of the 2019 Festival of Creative Learning. This year our curated Festival week is 18th-22nd February during which we will host over 100 extraordinary creative and innovative events. Explore our programme and book onto events here. Tango or bake your way to a new understanding of mathematics! …

Festival of Creative Learning 2019 Application Window Now Open!

Tuesday, 25 September, 2018 - 10:11

We are delighted to announce that the application window for the Festival of Creative Learning 2019 is now open. This year’s Festival will take place from the 18th-22nd of February 2019. Send us your innovative, collaborative, mindful, fascinating, challenging, unusual, extraordinary and super creative ideas for events that celebrate news ways of learning and teaching at …

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