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18/02/2019 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

The dramatic 12th and 13th century changes that produced a Scottish common law can be particularly seen in Fife.  This event is a minibus and walking tour of key sites: Loch Leven (where around 1130 the local culdees of St Serf fought a dramatic litigation with their neighbour, the Anglo-French incomer, Sir Robert of Lochore, “the furnace and fire of all iniquity” according to his opponents); the Cross Macduff high above Newburgh (probably a sanctuary site for those accused of crimes), and Markinch

Available to: University Staff, External attendees via EASE, University Alumni, University Students

There are NO places available

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Available to non-university attendees - if you are an external to the university and wish to attend, contact the event organiser

18/02/2019 - 9:00am to 22/02/2019 - 5:30pm

Booking for this event has now closed.

Available to: University Staff, University Students

There are 60 places available

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18/02/2019 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

This event aims to bring together students to draft a legal agreement to regulate fishing in the Central Arctic Ocean.  Whilst commercial fishing is not currently feasible in the Central Arctic Ocean due to ice coverage, climate change and the retreat of sea ice may change this, leaving this area of seas vulnerable to overexploitation.  In early 2018, states agreed on a moratorium on commercial fishing in the Central Arctic Ocean pending the establishment of a new regional fisheries management organization (RFMO) to regulate any such activity.

Available to: University Students

There are 4 places available

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18/02/2019 - 9:00am to 4:00pm

Have you ever wondered how to make a glow in the dark plant? Or how to make yoghurt that flavours itself? Do you want to learn how to build with biology and develop your own project over the summer?

Available to: University Students

There are 37 places available

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18/02/2019 - 9:45am to 4:00pm

This event is currently fully booked, but please add your name to the waiting list on the Eventbrite page via the waiting list button. If a place becomes available we will contact you, but this will also help us gauge interest in running the event again. 

The School of Scottish Studies Archive is a public archive and is open Tuesday to Friday, between 10am and 4pm.

Available to: External attendees via eventbrite, University Alumni, University Staff, University Students
18/02/2019 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Active listening is a skill that is hugely relevant to education, research and academia. It fosters collaboration and understanding as well as facilitating successful group dynamics. It also creates an environment of openness and sharing that can destigmatise difficult topics and make people more productive.

The event will involve a series of interactive exercises designed to introduce the basic principles of active listening: non-directive, non-judgemental and non-advisory, all of which facilitate empathy and understanding.

Available to: External attendees via eventbrite, University Alumni, University Staff, University Students
18/02/2019 - 10:00am to 19/02/2019 - 12:00pm

Come along and learn more about filmmaking with the University of Edinburgh's DIY Film School Course! The course aims to instruct people how, with their smartphones and some basic equipment, they can go out and create quality films! 

Available to: University Staff, University Students

There are NO places available

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18/02/2019 - 10:00am to 5:00pm

*Please note, this workshop is run over two dates.  Please ensure you can attend both times/dates before booking a place on this workshop, and please book in for both dates.*

External attendees can book via Eventbrite here

Available to: University Staff, External attendees via EASE, University Alumni, University Students

There are NO places available

University Hosted Event - You need to login with your University EASE account to book on this event or join the waiting list

Available to non-university attendees - if you are an external to the university and wish to attend, contact the event organiser

18/02/2019 - 11:00am to 1:15pm

What would an autistic-friendly university look like? Hear answers from our panel of autistic students, staff and researchers.

Autistic people, who make up an estimated 1-2% of the population, see the world differently. They can have unique insights and talents, but may struggle with certain aspects of work or study in an environment that has been designed for those in the neurological majority.  This event will explore how universities can become more inclusive of autistic people, and how this could benefit the university community as a whole.

Available to: University Staff, External attendees via EASE, University Alumni, University Students

There are 42 places available

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Available to non-university attendees - if you are an external to the university and wish to attend, contact the event organiser

18/02/2019 - 11:00am to 5:00pm

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 educational sanctuary. In the academic world of busy 'think tanks', take a break around the wood burner of this decelerated 'dream tank'!

First of three Festival Welcome Hut days: Drop-in day. Come along to discover the tiny house in informal and short sessions of collective daydreaming. Non-stop open access from 11:00 - 17:00

Available to: University Staff, External attendees via EASE, University Alumni, University Students

There are 92 places available

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Available to non-university attendees - if you are an external to the university and wish to attend, contact the event organiser

18/02/2019 - 11:00am to 2:00pm

Are you curious about coding but never had the opportunity to try it out? This hands-on workshop will introduce you to the basics of computer programming in Scratch, a fun and easy to use programming platform. You’ll learn basic software engineering techniques, have a go at creating simple computer programs, then work with others to build your very own game!

Participants are expected to bring a laptop to use during the workshop. If you would like to attend but don't have a laptop, please contact us.

Available to: University Staff, University Alumni, University Students

There are NO places available

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18/02/2019 - 12:00pm to 2:30pm

Do you want to learn how to cut a Möbius bagel which has only got one side? Come along to this workshop where we explore mathematical concepts like geometry, topology and statistics by baking delicious pastries.

Available to: University Staff, External attendees via EASE, University Alumni, University Students

There are NO places available

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Available to non-university attendees - if you are an external to the university and wish to attend, contact the event organiser

18/02/2019 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

External attendees can book via Eventbrite here

‘Heavier than Air’ is a theatre play based on interview data from research conducted with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, and queer (LGBTIQ) teachers working in different educational settings in Australia. Since 2015, this play, devised by Anne Harris (RMIT University) and Stacy Holman Jones (Monash University), has been staged in Australia, Singapore, USA, and Scotland.

Available to: University Staff, External attendees via EASE, University Alumni, University Students

There are 215 places available

University Hosted Event - You need to login with your University EASE account to book on this event or join the waiting list

Available to non-university attendees - if you are an external to the university and wish to attend, contact the event organiser

18/02/2019 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

If you’ve ever thought about a career in communications, writing or editing, come and learn about the world of digital content. We read online differently to how we read print, and there are ways we can craft the information we put online to make it easier for our readers to understand our messages.

In the first half of this session, we’ll cover:

Available to: University Students

There are NO places available

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18/02/2019 - 2:10pm to 4:00pm

This workshop is an opportunity for students to learn some basic British Sign Language communication, deafness awareness and culture. It is also an opportunity for participants to explore and understand different methods of communication in practice.

Available to: University Staff, External attendees via EASE, University Alumni, University Students

There are NO places available

University Hosted Event - You need to login with your University EASE account to book on this event or join the waiting list

Available to non-university attendees - if you are an external to the university and wish to attend, contact the event organiser

18/02/2019 - 3:00pm to 5:30pm

How do we make our home in an ever-changing world, teeming with living and non-living things? Join us in a hands-on exploration of thousands-of-years-old archaeological sediments that embody histories of long-inhabited landscapes, and of the unseen, often forgotten microorganisms that mediate landscape processes and keep our ecosystem healthy and happy. Led by geologist Dr Nikos Kourampas (Centre for Open Learning, University of Edinburgh) and ASCUS Lab technician and soil microbiologist, Jiri Jirout. 

Available to: External attendees via eventbrite, University Alumni, University Staff, University Students
18/02/2019 - 6:30pm to 10:30pm

The event is split over two venues:

6:30pm-8pm Main University Library at George Square, Teaching Room 1.11.

8pm-10pm Teviot Loft Bar.

In January 2019, we brought together 10 scientists and 10 artists to create a piece of art on a postcard. Hosted by InterSci and ASCUS Art & Science, Art & Science on a Postcard was a networking and hands-on workshop for artists and scientists to exchange knowledge and ideas and to get creative with science.

Available to: External attendees via eventbrite, University Alumni, University Staff, University Students
18/02/2019 - 6:30pm to 10:00pm

The event is split over two venues:

6:30pm-8pm Main University Library at George Square, Teaching Room 1.11.

8pm-10pm Teviot Loft Bar.

In January 2019, we brought together 10 scientists and 10 artists to create a piece of art on a postcard. Hosted by InterSci and ASCUS Art & Science, Art & Science on a Postcard was a networking and hands-on workshop for artists and scientists to exchange knowledge and ideas and to get creative with science.

Available to: University Alumni, External attendees via EASE, University Students, University Staff

There are 499 places available

University Hosted Event - You need to login with your University EASE account to book on this event or join the waiting list

Available to non-university attendees - if you are an external to the university and wish to attend, contact the event organiser

18/02/2019 - 6:30pm to 9:00pm

How do we make our home in an ever-changing world, teeming with living and non-living things? Join us in a hands-on exploration of thousands-of-years-old archaeological sediments that embody histories of long-inhabited landscapes, and of the unseen, often forgotten microorganisms that mediate landscape processes and keep our ecosystem healthy and happy.

Available to: External attendees via eventbrite, University Alumni, University Staff, University Students