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 science and speed dreaming 3: collaborative utopia in a mobile tiny house shepherds hut

Thu 30th May 19

Moray House Quad (next to Thomson's and Paterson's Land) Holyrood

Imagine that a tiny house becomes your classroom. How would you learn differently if your lecture was relocated into a mobile shepherd's hut? Discover the concrete utopia of a civic...

Medieval Abbeys Under Siege: A Trip to the Scottish Borders

Thursday, 23 May, 2019 - 14:21

By Hannah Purtymun Hannah is a native of Los Alamos, New Mexico. She graduated with dual bachelor’s degrees in Economics and International Studies from Colorado State University in the Spring of 2018. She is currently pursuing an MSc in Medieval History at the University of Edinburgh where she is also President of the Late Antique …

The Life of an Event

Thursday, 23 May, 2019 - 10:20

A book event in 8 steps, featuring ‘The Life of a Book: with 404 Ink and Chris McQueer’ Written by Kirsten Knight Much in the way that a book can require months of writing and production to produce a living, breathing novel, events are also a painstaking process which mercilessly drain morale and resources. I’m …

“No unicorn books… please!”: Illustration in Publishing in review

Thursday, 9 May, 2019 - 16:30

Written by Doe Charles, Illustrated by George Williams Too often illustrators and designers are neglected in the publishing world. How often do you hear about the author of a novel, or even the house? It’s pretty often; now compare this to how often you hear about the illustrators – it’s vastly different. In an attempt …

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