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.

Cabaret of Dangerous Ideas

Tue 2nd Apr 19

Sofi's Southside, 42-44 Buccleuch Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9LP

TWO fantastic Cabaret of Dangerous Ideas shows in one evening!

What would happen if there were no copyright? 

Should we ditch the classroom and instead only focus on learning languages?...

Walking with James Hutton through Time

Thursday, 7 March, 2019 - 18:25

2019 Festival of Creative Learning Event James Hutton (1726-1797) is one of Edinburgh’s great thinkers, and his insights have changed forever how we think about the world. Our walks in the 2019 Festival of Creative Learning followed in Hutton’s footsteps, through the streets that he called home, and allowed us to reflect on the passing …

Listening with Your Eyes Interactive Drama Workshop

Thursday, 28 February, 2019 - 16:14

Being playful and experiencing joy are part of being human, but often not what comes to mind when living with dementia. ‘Listening with Your Eyes’, a workshop delivered by Nik Howden from Vamos Theatre Company, which ran as part of the Festival of Creative Learning 2019, challenged this mindset. Through a series of exercises, carried …

Should we stay or should we go? A Tale of Five Referendums

Monday, 25 February, 2019 - 15:30

Dr Coree Brown Swan  Teaching Fellow, Centre for Open Learning  Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Centre on Constitutional Change  The past four decades of UK and Scottish politics can be analysed with reference to five referendums – two determining the UK’s place in Europe, with three more determining Scotland’s (and in 1979 and 1997 Wales’) place within …

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