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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 - 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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19/02/2019 - 9:30am to 12:00pm

Synthetic Biology is a branch of biology which takes biotechnology and applies engineering principles and social sciences to provide ethical, forward thinking solutions to problems.

One of the major areas is in biosensor development: cells have the ability to detect minute amounts of elements (such as arsenic) in the environment, and these can be modified to produce a detectable output like colour or light in their presence.

Available to: University Staff, University Students

There are 3 places available

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19/02/2019 - 10:00am to 11:30am

Teaching? Presenting? Have you always wanted to know what people thought of your style but been afraid to ask? This event is for you.  Come along, pick a role and act it out: listen and comment on others' presentations and hear what they have to say about yours. Will you be the "picky reviewer"? Or the enthusiastic presenter? Or will you just sit back and relax? Have a go!

Available to: University Staff, University Students

There are 4 places available

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19/02/2019 - 10:00am to 20/02/2019 - 5:00pm

Please note that after the workshop event ends, it will be followed by a two-day exhibition as a celebration of the showcase of outputs which will run from 21-22 February.  

Available to: University Students, University Staff

There are 8 places available

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19/02/2019 - 10:00am to 2:00pm

External attendees can book via Eventbrite here

Table-top games like Dungeons & Dragons, or Pathfinder, amongst others,can be an immersive and collaborative way of engaging with the complexities of one of the biggest social and ethical challenges our society faces.

Available to: External attendees via eventbrite, University Alumni, University Staff, University Students
19/02/2019 - 11:00am to 12:45pm

This event aims to enhance the audience’s understanding of ethical issues that arise in the medical context through a fun and interactive workshop that will use popular television medical dramas and role-play to tease out and discuss the issues. By the end of the workshop, the audience members will become better familiarised with the key concepts and frameworks in the medico-legal field, such as consent, autonomy, and paternalism, as well as being able to recognise the key cases in these areas in the UK.

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

There are 35 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

19/02/2019 - 11:00am to 4:00pm

Work together as we guide you through the steps to create your very own Story Adventure Game on the web with the Twine tool.

You don't need to write any code to create an adventure story with Twine, but you can improve your stories with variables, conditional logic, images, gifs, sound effects, and video shorts, for a multimedia experience. 

Discover how you can use openly licensed images and materials from the University of Edinburgh museum, library, archives, and Media Hopper’s Open Media Bank for your own creative endeavours. 

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

There are 9 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

19/02/2019 - 11:00am to 3:00pm

Food textures! How much do you think about them when you eat? How important is the texture to our culinary experience?

Maybe you've tried modifying a recipe to achieve a desired texture. But have you ever manipulated food textures to achieve a desired mouthfeel-result? Can science help? Come along to our workshop to find out more!

Dive into the culinary arts and explore how science can improve cooking. This is very different from using cooking to demonstrate scientific principles! We'll explain how stuff works, do some demonstrations, then let you have a go at it.

Available to: University Staff, University Students

There are 3 places available

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19/02/2019 - 12:00pm to 2:30pm

Set in the years of the Peloponnesian war the eleventh instalment of the game series Assassin’s Creed transfers the player to the world of Classics. The game developers make claims of accuracy in the detail of representation. We will test such claims (and have fun) together with the main character, Misthios, who is making her way to classical Athens and discusses with Socrates while trying to bring together her fractured family and stop an ancient and much dangerous cult.

For external bookings please follow this link: https://edin.ac/2GbjHS5

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

There are 5 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

19/02/2019 - 12:00pm to 4:30pm

*Please note that this event takes place over two days. You should book in for both dates.*

Troubled by 'fake news'? Interested in improving research skills for work or school? Do you want to hold the powerful accountable?

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

There are 22 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

19/02/2019 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm

Are you a tutor or a peer learning leader? Have you struggled with designing sessions that allow everyone to take part? Looking for creative ideas for your classroom?

Available to: University Staff, University Students

There are 16 places available

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19/02/2019 - 12:30pm to 4:00pm

This Student Industry Meeting Day is a collaborative event where you will combine forces with your peers to understand, and try to solve, some of the big challenges facing companies that work in the field of biology.

A week before the event, you will be sent a list of questions posed by companies. There will be a wide variety of companies; previously these have included as diverse an array of companies as those working with human diseases to those brewing beer!

Available to: University Students

There are 39 places available

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19/02/2019 - 1:00pm to 4:30pm

Tango is an improvised dance with only eight steps. It is naturally geometrical, which means that all the figures and sequences correspond to patterns such as those on wallpaper. Our aim is to introduce you to the beauty of tango, whilst using it as kinetic and intuitive way to explain some of the mathematics behind patterns and symmetry.

The workshop will include some geometrical puzzles, an introduction to dancing tango, and finally designing your own danceable wallpaper pattern!

No previous experience is necessary. Everyone is welcome to attend.

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

There are 4 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

19/02/2019 - 1:30pm to 4:30pm

Your team is about to discover the hidden secrets of the Main Library along with the books, the building holds many unique collections. But there is one collection you will not find in any catalogue: the library’s stock of fictional books.

Available to: University Staff, University Students

There are 492 places available

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19/02/2019 - 1:30pm to 3:30pm

Do you want to update your digital skills but aren't sure where to start?

This interactive workshop is based on the University's Digital Skills Framework, a tool to help staff and students evaluate their current levels of digital capability, reflect on development needs, plan their development path and find resources to help develop their skills.

Available to: University Students

There are 6 places available

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19/02/2019 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm

Fires in informal settlements are devastating to those living in these urban environments. After a fire, urban redesign (known as reblocking) can take place to facilitate the provision of formal services such as water and sanitation. Basic fire safety such as adequate spacing between homes may be implemented but innovative fire reduction design is usually not considered.

Available to: University Staff, University Students

There are 1 places available

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19/02/2019 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Expand your mind while developing heaps of self-confidence when you learn how to use modern magic and innovative mentalism as useful ice-breakers. Led by Ning Cai, award-winning Singaporean illusionist and author, M for Magic is an interactive hands-on workshop for adults teaching intriguing "sleight of mind" that may be used effectively as creative ice-breakers in business networking and social settings.

Available to: External attendees via eventbrite, University Alumni, University Staff, University Students
19/02/2019 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Have you ever wondered what it is like to be multilingual? Have you ever wondered what happens in the bilingual brain? Join us to get a glimpse of how these questions were explored by Edinburgh based artists, schools and communities during the first Edinburgh Multilingual Stories Festival in December 2018. You will meet the festival organisers (Bilingualism Matters, Theatre Sans Accents, Polish Cultural Festival Association), engage in hands-on activities and experience a bilingual-inspired performance. 

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

19/02/2019 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm

The proliferation of bots within numerous platforms (e.g. Twitter, Facebook Messenger, web, SMS) is prominent in the commercial sector (e.g. ASOS customer support, Twitter bot, Skyscanner, Facebook Messenger bot), though we have seen limited usage of bots within education (for both teaching and administrative tasks). This may be due to technological or ethical concerns, however the software has evolved to be more accessible allowing users not familiar or comfortable within coding to design and build their own bots (via GUI) which can be utilised across numerous platforms.

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

There are 7 places available

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19/02/2019 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm

Are you working towards Professional Accreditation (eg EdTA, CMALT, CILIP)? Are you  finding it tricky to get started or keep going? Then this is the workshop for you!

Getting Started and Keeping Going will be a chance to meet UoE colleagues informally and use art and creativity to explore what gets in the way and what helps us to get motivated for our own continuing professional development.

Available to: University Staff

There are 3 places available

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19/02/2019 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Everything changes, nothing changes. In the 200 years since James Hutton walked the streets of Edinburgh, the city has changed beyond all recognition but the underlying landscape has hardly changed at all. A reflection on time, and how the landscape of Edinburgh has influenced how we think about the world.

Available to: External attendees via eventbrite, University Alumni, University Staff, University Students
19/02/2019 - 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 2 places available

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19/02/2019 - 3:30pm to 4:15pm

Histropedia – knowledge from Wikipedia visualised as dynamic timelines

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

There are 2 places available

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

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19/02/2019 - 4:00pm to 7:00pm

The artistic collective TheAlbero, through the work of ImaginAction artists Ilaria Olimpico and Uri Noy Meir, is engaged in weaving theater, group facilitation and co-learning experiences to explore the edges of the global identity crisis *the migratory flows*, and the natural ecosystems crisis *climate change* through a process of community participation and empowerment. The proposed workshop is made of 3 parts: in the first part we explore the topic of global citizenship and climate change through using our bodies, images and stories.

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

There are 30 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

19/02/2019 - 4:00pm to 22/02/2019 - 10:00pm
Available to: External attendees via eventbrite, University Alumni, University Staff, University Students
19/02/2019 - 4:30pm to 5:20pm

Histropedia – knowledge from Wikipedia visualised as dynamic timelines

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

There are 1 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

19/02/2019 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm

Did you ever wonder how does the human body move on the dance floor with grace and elegance instead of crashing down with clunky sounds like a robot in the video your friend sent you at 3am? A dance teacher may tell you about posture, rhythm and connection but these are not the topics you were looking for.

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