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Welcome to our listing of scheduled events for the Festival of Creative Learning.

04/02/2019 - 9:30am to 4:30pm
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.

Available to: External attendees via eventbrite, University Alumni, University Staff, University Students
05/02/2019 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
pin Room LG.09, David Hume Tower, University of Edinburgh

In collaboration with the Festival of Creative Learning, we have brought together a panel of industry experts on the topic of illustration in publishing, who wish to share their knowledge with fellow bookish people. Come along to hear from illustrators Eilidh Muldoon and Augusta Kirkwood, author/publisher Alan Windram, and literary agent/co-founder of Picture Hooks Lucy Juckes! They will be discussing the role of illustration in storytelling, how aspiring illustrators can gain a footing in the industry, and their own collaborative endeavours.

Available to: External attendees via eventbrite, University Alumni, University Staff, University Students
13/02/2019 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Old College Lecture Theatre, University of Edinburgh, South Bridge, Edinburgh, EH8 9YL

Matthew C. Wilson - lecture accompanied by objects and video​

During Preface: An Excursion to Scientific Ghost-land methods ranging from projection of moving images to intervention in the movement of breath will draw out entanglements of geology, biology, industry, and ideology across historical and stellar temporalities.

Available to: External attendees via eventbrite, University Alumni, University Staff, University Students
14/02/2019 - 10:00am to 12:30pm
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 or no conducting experience are especially encouraged to attend!

The event will include an orchestral session on the 15th which all are invited to observe.

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

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

Available to non-university attendees - if you are an external to the University and wish to attend, email creative.learning@ed.ac.uk with your request and event details.

14/02/2019 - 1:30pm to 4:00pm
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 or no conducting experience are especially encouraged to attend!

The event will include an orchestral session on the 15th which all are invited to observe.

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

There are 5 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, email creative.learning@ed.ac.uk with your request and event details.

15/02/2019 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
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 are looking for teams to design what they think is the ideal lecture. Student and staff teams from any part of the University are invited to this event where they will brainstorm ideas and present a vision for their ideal lecture. There will be lots of prizes including best overall team idea and best lecture activity.

Available to: University Staff, University Alumni, University Students

There are 18 places available

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

15/02/2019 - 3:00pm to 6:00pm
Reid Concert Hall Bristo Pl Edinburgh EH8 9AG 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 or no conducting experience are especially encouraged to attend!

The event will include an orchestral session on the 15th which all are invited to observe.

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

There are 89 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, email creative.learning@ed.ac.uk with your request and event details.

18/02/2019 - 9:00am to 5:00pm
Buccleuch Place, by steps to David Hume Tower Central Area

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

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, email creative.learning@ed.ac.uk with your request and event details.

18/02/2019 - 9:00am to 22/02/2019 - 5:30pm
1.26 Patersons Land Holyrood

Booking for this event has now closed.

Available to: University Staff, University Students

There are 60 places available

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

18/02/2019 - 9:00am to 4:00pm
JCMB 3217 Kings Buildings

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

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

18/02/2019 - 9:00am to 5:00pm
G.158 Old College Central Area

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

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

18/02/2019 - 9:45am to 4:00pm
The School of Scottish Studies Archives 29 George Square Edinburgh EH89LD

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
1.16 Teaching Studio Lister Learning and Teaching Centre 5 Roxburgh Place Edinburgh EH8 9SU

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 5:00pm
Research Workshop-Minto house-The Maltings Basement Floor Central Area

*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, email creative.learning@ed.ac.uk with your request and event details.

18/02/2019 - 10:00am to 19/02/2019 - 12:00pm
CRC: 6th Floor Seminar Room, Main Library George Square Central Area

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

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

18/02/2019 - 11:00am to 1:15pm
50 George Square, G.03 Central Area

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

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, email creative.learning@ed.ac.uk with your request and event details.

18/02/2019 - 11:00am to 5:00pm
1 Bristo Square EH8 9AL. Outside entrance Chaplaincy Central Area

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

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, email creative.learning@ed.ac.uk with your request and event details.

18/02/2019 - 11:00am to 2:00pm
M1 Appleton Tower (room 1.01, foor 1) Central Area

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

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

18/02/2019 - 12:00pm to 2:30pm
SR2 Minto House Central Area

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

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, email creative.learning@ed.ac.uk with your request and event details.

18/02/2019 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm
Appleton Tower Lecture Theatre 5 11 Crichton St, Edinburgh EH8 9LE Central Area

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, email creative.learning@ed.ac.uk with your request and event details.

18/02/2019 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
2.18, Lister Learning and Teaching Centre Central Area

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

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

18/02/2019 - 2:10pm to 4:00pm
Teaching Room 04 Old College Central Area

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, email creative.learning@ed.ac.uk with your request and event details.

18/02/2019 - 3:00pm to 5:30pm
ASCUS Lab, Summerhall Place, Edinburgh, EH9 1PL

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 9:00pm
ASCUS Lab, Summerhall Place, Edinburgh, EH9 1PL

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
18/02/2019 - 6:30pm to 10:30pm
University of Edinburgh Library (Teaching Room 1.11) George square Edinburgh

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
Teaching Room 1.11, Main University Library Central Area

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, email creative.learning@ed.ac.uk with your request and event details.

19/02/2019 - 9:30am to 12:00pm
3211, JCMB Kings Buildings

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

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

19/02/2019 - 10:00am to 20/02/2019 - 5:00pm
Room J.03, North-East Studio Building, Edinburgh College of Art Main building, 74 Lauriston Place. EH3 9DF Central Area

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

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

19/02/2019 - 10:00am to 2:00pm
G.8 Gaddum Lecture Theatre, 1 George Square, Edinburgh, EH8 9LD

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 - 10:00am to 11:30am
01M.469, Teaching Room 12, Doorway 3, Medical School Central Area

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

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

19/02/2019 - 11:00am to 4:00pm
EW 10, Argyle House, 3 Lady Lawson Street Central Area

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

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, email creative.learning@ed.ac.uk with your request and event details.

19/02/2019 - 11:00am to 12:45pm
Room 4.3 Lister Learning and Teaching Building Central Area

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

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, email creative.learning@ed.ac.uk with your request and event details.

19/02/2019 - 11:00am to 3:00pm
Classroom 4, Hudson Beare Building Kings Buildings

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

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

19/02/2019 - 12:00pm to 2:30pm
Chrystal MacMillan Building, Seminar room 2 Central Area

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

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, email creative.learning@ed.ac.uk with your request and event details.

19/02/2019 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm
Seminar Room 1, Chrystal Macmillan Building, 15a George Square Central Area

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

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

19/02/2019 - 12:00pm to 4:30pm
David Hume Tower - LG.11 Central Area

*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

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, email creative.learning@ed.ac.uk with your request and event details.

19/02/2019 - 12:30pm to 4:00pm
JCMB 3217 Kings Buildings

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

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

19/02/2019 - 1:00pm to 4:30pm
1.3 Lister Buildings Central Area

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

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, email creative.learning@ed.ac.uk with your request and event details.

19/02/2019 - 1:30pm to 4:30pm
Main Library, 50 George Square Central Area

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

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

19/02/2019 - 1:30pm to 3:30pm
1.08. Main Library, George Square Central Area

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

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

19/02/2019 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Classroom 6, Hudson Beare building Kings Buildings

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

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

19/02/2019 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm
B1.09 Outreach Centre Holyrood

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

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

19/02/2019 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm
50 George Square, G.06 Central Area

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

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, email creative.learning@ed.ac.uk with your request and event details.

19/02/2019 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
University of Edinburgh - School of Literatures, Languages & Cultures 50 George Square Room 3.03 Edinburgh EH8 9JU

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
2.06 Appleton Tower Central Area

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

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, email creative.learning@ed.ac.uk with your request and event details.

19/02/2019 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Meet at the Netherbow Wellhead Trunk's Close 55 High Street Edinburgh EH1 1SR

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
2.18, Lister Learning and Teaching Centre Central Area

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

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, email creative.learning@ed.ac.uk with your request and event details.

19/02/2019 - 3:30pm to 4:15pm
Teaching Room 1.10, First floor, Main Library Central Area

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

Available to non-university attendees - if you are an external to the University and wish to attend, email creative.learning@ed.ac.uk with your request and event details.

19/02/2019 - 4:00pm to 7:00pm
G.158, Quad teaching room, Old College Central Area

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

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, email creative.learning@ed.ac.uk with your request and event details.

19/02/2019 - 4:00pm to 22/02/2019 - 10:00pm
Various
Available to: External attendees via eventbrite, University Alumni, University Staff, University Students
19/02/2019 - 4:30pm to 5:20pm
Teaching Room 1.10, First floor, Main Library Central Area

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, email creative.learning@ed.ac.uk with your request and event details.

19/02/2019 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Informatics Forum 10 Crichton Street Room 3.44 Edinburgh EH8 9AB

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
20/02/2019 - 8:30am to 3:30pm
Appleton Tower Concourse Central Area

Join the Late Antique and Medieval Postgraduate Society (LAMPS) as we visit four medieval abbeys - Melrose, Jedburgh, Dryburgh, and Kelso -  in the Scottish Borders, learning about how they fared in times of both war and peace.

Available to: University Staff, 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

20/02/2019 - 9:00am to 1:00pm
G43 Paterson's Land Moray House

A half-day workshop to explore practically the world of Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) and find out what is involved. Participants will take on the role of language learners and future teachers in an experiential and dynamic workshop.

Available to: University Students

There are 12 places available

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

20/02/2019 - 9:00am to 22/02/2019 - 5:00pm
DI Studio/Bayes Centre Central Area

We are pleased to announce that the Internet of Things Challenge is running again this year!

The IoT Challenge is a 3 day making challenge where you will get together into teams, be given some equipment and have a go at tackling a real world challenge using IoT technologies! Whatever your experience level, even if you are a completed beginner or want to learn the basics of coding and working with hardware, come along and learn something new in a fun, relaxed environment.

Available to: University Staff, University Students

There are 3 places available

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

20/02/2019 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
EW.13,Argyle House,3 Lady Lawson Street Central Area

The University of Edinburgh provides all staff and students with access to Lynda.com, an online subscription library that teaches the latest technology, digital, creative, and business skills through high-quality instructional videos.

Find out how you can learn and teach with Lynda.com and

Available to: University Staff, University Students

There are 11 places available

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

20/02/2019 - 11:00am to 1:00pm
Meet at the North entrance to George Square Gardens (Central Campus) Central Area

Research has shown that walking can help to focus the mind and improve memory. It also helps us to stay on task for a longer period of time. For these reasons we would like to invite you to walk with us while practicing and learning some Spanish. This workshop is also an opportunity for students to explore their own learning while doing some physical activity. (NOT SUITABLE FOR  BEGINNERS)

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

There are 15 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, email creative.learning@ed.ac.uk with your request and event details.

20/02/2019 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Appleton Tower Floor 00, G.05 Appleton Tower, Edinburgh The University of Edinburgh, Central Campus, Crichton Street (Central Area) Edinburgh

Join Intermedia and Performance artist Ayshia during the Festival of Creative Learning for a workshop exploring the beauty and benefits of sympathetic (maternal/safe) touch and vocal release.

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

Available to non-university attendees - if you are an external to the University and wish to attend, email creative.learning@ed.ac.uk with your request and event details.

20/02/2019 - 11:00am to 1:00pm
G.05, Appleton Tower Central Area

External attendees can book via Eventbrite here

Available to: University Staff, University Students

There are 7 places available

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

20/02/2019 - 11:00am to 3:00pm
Classroom 4, Hudson Beare Building Kings Buildings

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 5 places available

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

20/02/2019 - 11:00am to 2:00pm
JCMB 3217 Kings Buildings

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 57 places available

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

20/02/2019 - 12:00pm to 4:30pm
David Hume Tower - LG.11 Central Area

*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 27 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, email creative.learning@ed.ac.uk with your request and event details.

20/02/2019 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm
The Bike Station, 250 Causewayside, EH9 1UU

This event is open to all University of Edinburgh students and staff.

Do you want to know more about your bike and learn some tricks and tips on how to keep it in peak condition? Are you keen to get your hands dirty and find out how to fix a puncture or find out how to make everyday adjustments to your bike?

Available to: University Staff, University Students
20/02/2019 - 12:00pm to 5:00pm
CRC: 6th Floor Seminar Room, Main Library George Square Central Area

This creative writing workshop is open to students at all skill levels and will be led by the Lothian Health Services Archive and creative writing tutors who will guide you through the process of writing a short story or poem.

You will find inspiration from the records of 19th century Edinburgh asylums and will have access to written patient and staff records as well as photographs.

Available to: 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

20/02/2019 - 12:30pm to 5:00pm
David Hume Tower LG.07 - Teaching Studio Central Area

External attendees can book via Eventbrite here

The Diversithon is a Wikipedia editing event in a social and supportive setting to celebrate diversity in science and Scottish history for the Festival of Creative Learning and LGBT+ History Month 2019.

Wikipedia is the 5th most visited website in the world and is an important first stop when looking up science and history topics. But it lacks diversity both in its editorship and its articles.

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

There are 34 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, email creative.learning@ed.ac.uk with your request and event details.

20/02/2019 - 12:30pm to 5:00pm
1.09 Main Library Central Area

Learn how workshop techniques can be used to engage people in design processes to help to deliver better products and services.

We’ll take you through a number of User Experience design and research techniques while exploring a common online scenario for students here at Edinburgh.

Lunch will be provided.

This event is organised and supported by Information Services Group

  

Available to: University Students

There are 14 places available

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

20/02/2019 - 12:30pm to 4:00pm
2.14 - Teaching Studio, Lister Building Central Area

23 Things for Digital Confidence is an award-winning, open, and self-paced course for digital and online skills run here at the University of Edinburgh.

Explore Augmented + Virtual Reality, and Geolocational tools in this fun hands-on afternoon.

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

There are 4 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, email creative.learning@ed.ac.uk with your request and event details.

20/02/2019 - 1:00pm to 6:00pm
Dugald Stewart Building. Room: 1.01. Central Area

Bilingual creative writing workshops imply English as being continuously in co-relations with other languages, German, Spanish, Italian, or Chinese. This workshop involves the exploration of the identity of bilingual potential students or writers that can enhance their skills and imagination. We will focus on words and texts that cross borders of understanding not because of rational thinking, but rather of innocence in knowing its representation and meaning in its own context, that comes along with its time, space, gender, or representation.

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, email creative.learning@ed.ac.uk with your request and event details.

20/02/2019 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Lovecrumbs cafe - 155 West Port, Edinburgh EH3 9DP Central Area

An interdisciplinary workshop exploring the relationship of the senses and the environment to the creative process. We will meet in a specific sensory environment, a coffee house, to help stimulate the creation of literature. 

Drawing on the history of writing and café culture, participants will be encouraged to think about how we use these spaces in the 21st century: as social spaces, or as spaces to be ‘alone together’. How do our conceptions of these spaces contribute to our creative writing?

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, email creative.learning@ed.ac.uk with your request and event details.

20/02/2019 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Chrystal MacMillan Building, Meeting room 2 Central Area

Secret messages have existed for centuries.

From the use of invisible inks and messages hidden in plain sight to the use of military grade encryption, people have always wanted to hide their secrets. In this special Festival of Creative Learning workshop we will look at exactly how we can do that, with one essential twist: There will be no computers.

So bring your pens and papers, your folding fans and your lemons as we delve into the art of sending and receiving secret messages.

Techniques will include:

Available to: University Staff, University Alumni, University Students

There are 3 places available

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

20/02/2019 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Room 4.18 Charteris Land 21 St John St Edinburgh EH8 8DG Holyrood

Do you find it difficult to get started when confronted with a room full of strangers? Come and join a networking event that teaches you how to network!

Learn and practically apply the basics of how to network in person and grow your networks for future opportunities with a mix of online coursework to plan how you can engage with this real face-to-face networking event to be held here at the University of Edinburgh. Event open to staff, students, and the public. Interaction planning will be enhanced by using the Confbuzz app, so using a smartphone will be essential.

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

There are 17 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, email creative.learning@ed.ac.uk with your request and event details.

20/02/2019 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
ECA Main Building and Hunter Building,just outside of Wee Red Bar, 74 Lauriston Pl, Edinburgh EH3 9DF Central Area

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'!

Second of three Festival Welcome Hut days: Participatory research day. Sign up to discover the tiny house as an unprecedented element in arts-based methodologies. Observe the public sphere through the lens of this mobile site of hospitality and welcome.

Available to: University Staff, University Alumni, University Students

There are 4 places available

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

20/02/2019 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
EW.13, Argyle House, 3 Lady Lawson Street Central Area

The University of Edinburgh provides all staff and students with access to Lynda.com, an online subscription library that teaches the latest technology, digital, creative, and business skills through high-quality instructional videos.

Find out how you can learn and teach with Lynda.com and

Available to: University Staff, University Students

There are 11 places available

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

20/02/2019 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Project Room 1.06, 50 George Square Central Area

This event aims to look at the roots of unconscious bias (including a look at the way our brains work) and to encourage participants to recognise it and address it. It will seek to provide an open and non-judgemental evironment in which participants can identify their own prejudices and discuss startegies to challenge them.

Available to: 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

20/02/2019 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Teaching Room 01, Old College (Central Area)

The University of Edinburgh’s Vis Moot team will face off against each other arguing each side of a legal case about artificial insemination, racehorse breeding and contract law.

This event may be photographed and/or recorded for promotional or recruitment materials for the University and University approved third parties. For further information please contact the organiser.

Available to: University Alumni, University Staff, University Students
20/02/2019 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
University of Edinburgh Room LG48, Paterson's Land Holyrood Road Edinburgh

Join Dr Coree Brown Swan to explore how referendums have shaped and continue to shape politics in Scotland and the UK. This interactive workshop will take participants on a journey through public votes on Europe, devolution and independence, engaging campaign posters and other visual materials available from the Scottish Political Archive.

Available to: External attendees via eventbrite, University Alumni, University Staff, University Students
20/02/2019 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm
EW.09, Argyle House, 3 Lady Lawson Street Central Area

Collaborative workshop to create a new adult colouring book inspired by over 40,000 images published by the University's Centre for Research Collections (CRC) under a Creative Commons Attribution licence (CC BY).

Combining both analogue and digital processes participants will learn key skills to transform photographs from the collection into new artworks.

Attendees will be encouraged to print their contribution and colour them in with materials provided. The event will conclude with an informal competition with small prizes for the winners.

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, email creative.learning@ed.ac.uk with your request and event details.

20/02/2019 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Edinburgh College of Art (exact location to be communicated 1 week before event) Central Area

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'! Second of three Festival Welcome Hut days: Participatory research day. Sign up to discover the tiny house as an unprecedented element in arts-based methodologies. Observe the public sphere through the lens of this mobile site for hospitality and welcome.

Available to: University Staff, University Alumni, University Students

There are 3 places available

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

20/02/2019 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Blackboard Learn Off Campus

Edinburgh Innovations has been running the Find Your Startup Idea Workshop in person for over two years, and is now experimenting with bringing the workshop into an online collaborative environment while trying to maintain the feel of a hands-on, group participation-oriented workshop. 

If you're interested in becoming an entrepreneur, but do not have an idea to work on just now, then this two hour workshop is perfect for you! 

Available to: University Students, University Alumni

There are 58 places available

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

20/02/2019 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Loft bar Teviot RowHouse, University of Edinburgh Edinburgh

This event aims to interest football fans in the law and/or lawyers to football. We will discuss selected case studies lying at the intersection between these two fascinating universes, with the support of experts in both fields, in an environment similar to the one in which great football discussion arise. More importantly, there is FREE BEER

Available to: External attendees via eventbrite, University Alumni, University Staff, University Students
21/02/2019 - 9:00am to 5:00pm
5.3 Lister Building Central Area

Are you interested in how countries move from conflict to peace? Or what really happens behind the closed doors of a political negotiation? Perhaps you have seen pictures of a historic peace agreement being signed, and wondered where are the women?

Available to: University Students

There are 4 places available

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

21/02/2019 - 9:30am to 11:30am
Room 4.3 Lister Learning and Teaching Building Central Area

Listening with your Eyes is an interactive drama workshop delivered by Vamos Theatre Company. The workshop explores practically the many ways in which we make connections, with the emphasis on the non-verbal. It looks at the impact of body language, mood, eye-contact, touch, and gesture, and shows how tone of voice can change the meaning of the words we say. The workshop offers an opportunity for students e.g.

Available to: University Staff, University Students

There are 7 places available

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

21/02/2019 - 10:00am to 5:00pm
Research Workshop-Minto house-The Maltings Basement Floor Central Area

*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 -3 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, email creative.learning@ed.ac.uk with your request and event details.

21/02/2019 - 11:00am to 1:00pm
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 educational sanctuary. In the academic world of busy 'think tanks', take a break around the wood burner of this decelerated 'dream tank'! Final of three Festival Welcome Hut days: Experiential seminar. We invite you to an experience of the Welcome Hut in the Moray House Quad where the tiny house is permanently based.

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

There are 25 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, email creative.learning@ed.ac.uk with your request and event details.

21/02/2019 - 11:00am to 1:00pm
Lister Learning and Teaching Centre 5 Roxburgh Pl. edinburgh EH8 9SU

The moment you leave your home, you enter into a dialogue with the urban fabric. Have you ever asked yourself, how much your moods are influenced by the city?

In this session, we want to change our relationship with the city, in a way that it turns into the narrative of happiness in our everyday lives.

Does that sound good to you?! Then come along for deep discussions, interactive debate and hands-on activities! Don’t forget to tell your friends and share this page!

 

Who should attend?

Available to: External attendees via eventbrite, University Alumni, University Staff, University Students
21/02/2019 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm
JCMB 1206c Kings Buildings

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 9 places available

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

21/02/2019 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Room 4.3 Lister Learning and Teaching Building Central Area

Listening with your Eyes is an interactive drama workshop delivered by Vamos Theatre Company. The workshop explores practically the many ways in which we make connections, with the emphasis on the non-verbal. It looks at the impact of body language, mood, eye-contact, touch, and gesture, and shows how tone of voice can change the meaning of the words we say. The workshop offers an opportunity for students e.g.

Available to: University Staff, University Students

There are 3 places available

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

21/02/2019 - 1:30pm to 4:30pm
E25 in the Main Building of Edinburgh College of Art

Our memories are like stories which we reshape each time we recall them. We invite participants to discover how to reconstruct and bring to life a significant life event through a range of simple drawing exercises where memory, recall and association are the only reference material.

Available to: External attendees via eventbrite, University Alumni, University Staff, University Students
21/02/2019 - 1:30pm to 3:30pm
EW.09, Argyle House, 3 Lady Lawson Street Central Area

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 Staff

There are 7 places available

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

21/02/2019 - 1:30pm to 3:30pm
2.18, Lister Learning and Teaching Centre Central Area

This workshop is an opportunity to practice mindfulness as a preamble to learning Spanish and also as a resource during the class. The workshop will introduce and explore the basic practice and concepts of mindfulness followed by a Beginners Spanish class. Participants will be encouraged to reflect on their own way of learning and experience this new approach to it. Come and learn a bit of Spanish with a difference.

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

There are 6 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, email creative.learning@ed.ac.uk with your request and event details.

21/02/2019 - 2:00pm to 22/02/2019 - 6:30pm
G.158 Old College Central Area

This event has two parts: Part [1] involves a creative challenge that requests the participants to find sustainable solutions in order to power a village in a developing region on Day 1 and Part [2] is a visit to the Pitlochry Dam & Hydroelectric Power Station where participants will learn about the environmental precautions taken for the Atlantic Salmon species and others to enable the green power generation in the Highlands.

Available to: 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

21/02/2019 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Atrium, Alison House 12 Nicolson Square Edinburgh EH8 9DF

At this event, you'll have the opportunity to explore a live-coding environment called Supercollider. This language, though quite technical, enables performers to write software in real-time and to share what they're creating with audiences as it happens. You can find out more about Joanne's work here: https://joannnne.github.io/, or you may prefer to attend her concert as part of the Algobabez at ECA's West Court the evening after her workshop where she will work closely with her band partner Shelly Knots. That concert starts at 8pm.

Available to: External attendees via eventbrite, University Alumni, University Staff, University Students
21/02/2019 - 2:00pm to 4:30pm
1.01, 50 George Square Central Area

Interested in blogging but not sure where to start?  This event will get you up and running!

You’ll spend the afternoon setting up your own blog, customising it, maintaining it and learning about how to blog.  At the end of the session, you’ll go away with your own blog which you can keep for a year, and we'll give you some suggestions about what to do after the end of that year.

After the session, we'll leave you to further develop your blog and we'll give a £20 book voucher out the week after as a prize for the best blog created.

 

Available to: University Students

There are 6 places available

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

21/02/2019 - 2:00pm to 3:20pm
MacLaren Stuart Room (G159), Old College Central Area

What does the delicate wing of a bee look like up close? Or the structure of a fungus? Join biologists to use different types of microscope to look closer at samples from biological research and nature. Then, express your scientific observations in a different way: create a collage in a giant petri-dish or a marbled art-work of your favourite sample or close up detail.

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, email creative.learning@ed.ac.uk with your request and event details.

21/02/2019 - 3:00pm to 5:30pm
ASCUS Lab, Summerhall Place, Edinburgh, EH9 1PL

Explore what we know about why bacteria and viruses are difficult to kill, otherwise known as Anti Microbial Resistance (AMR). Through discussion and exploration of these microbes, discover resistance for yourself and how it relates to our world today. Led by medical anthropologist Iona Walker of the BEYOND RESISTANCE Network, architect Nikoletta Karastathi and clinician and researcher Dr Tandogdu.

Available to: External attendees via eventbrite, University Alumni, University Staff, University Students
21/02/2019 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Levels cafe, upstairs at the back Holyrood

Despite welcome changes in the way we think about women’s health and wellbeing, nevertheless, in a recent STUC survey, 32% of respondents said that menopause was treated negatively in their workplace and 63% reported that it was treated as a joke. This can’t be good for women experiencing menopause, for girls and young women looking ahead to menopause, or for supportive colleagues and family members of all ages and genders. Inspired by (but not a part of) the Menopause Café movement the Invisible Women event is an open invitation to talk, listen and learn about menopause.

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, email creative.learning@ed.ac.uk with your request and event details.

21/02/2019 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Sculpture Court, Edinburgh College of Art Central Area

External attendees can book via Eventbrite here

We are 2 young international artists studying Contemporary Art Practice at Edinburgh College of Art, collaborating in a show followed by a workshop.

The exhibition is focused on the experimental side of creating an artwork based on a traditional approach.

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

There are 498 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, email creative.learning@ed.ac.uk with your request and event details.

21/02/2019 - 6:30pm to 9:00pm
ASCUS Lab, Summerhall Place, Edinburgh, EH9 1PL

Explore what we know about why bacteria and viruses are difficult to kill, otherwise known as Anti Microbial Resistance (AMR). Through discussion and exploration of these microbes, discover resistance for yourself and how it relates to our world today. Led by medical anthropologist Iona Walker of the BEYOND RESISTANCE Network, architect Nikoletta Karastathi and clinician and researcher Dr Tandogdu.

Available to: External attendees via eventbrite, University Alumni, University Staff, University Students
21/02/2019 - 6:30pm to 10:30pm
The Counting House Off Campus

A night of fast-talking, good-eating and fun-having, LLC Blethers is a chance to hang out with fellow members of LLC away from University. The main focus of the night is a series of Pecha Kucha talks on all aspects and topics of LLC life as well as food and drinks, prizes for participants, a quiz and live music.

Please register for your free ticket whether you are giving a presentation or are just coming along to listen. Everyone who books by Friday 8 February will get a FREE DRINK on the night and be entered into a PRIZE DRAW.

Available to: University Staff, University Students

There are 5 places available

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

22/02/2019 - 9:30am to 11:00pm
G.03 Bayes Centre Central Area

Artificial Intelligence (AI) increasingly affects us, often without knowing it. Cinema has been using AI to explore ideas of the future since the early movies.  Lately some high-profile people have been warning the public about the dangers of uncontrolled AI. Are they right?  The theme of the event is possible modes of interaction between intelligent (eg. human level) AI and humans.

Available to: University Staff, University Students

There are 372 places available

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

22/02/2019 - 10:00am to 3:00pm
JCMB - 4325B Kings Buildings

Your team has discovered Fermat’s proof of his famous theorem.  However, it’s been stolen from you!  You have gained access to the thief’s office for 30 minutes, while they are away.  Unfortunately, the door has locked behind you! Can you escape with the proof?

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, email creative.learning@ed.ac.uk with your request and event details.

22/02/2019 - 10:00am to 1:00pm
Atrium, Alison House, A12 Nicolson Square, EH8 9DF

Shelly is hosting a workshop on live-coding visuals using Hydra - https://hydra-editor-v1.glitch.me/

Hydra is a platform for live coding visuals in Javascript, in which each connected browser window can be used as a node of a modular and distributed video synthesizer.

Inspired by analog modular synthesizers, these tools are an exploration into using streaming over the web for routing video sources and outputs in realtime.

Available to: External attendees via eventbrite, University Alumni, University Staff, University Students
22/02/2019 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Meet at the Netherbow Wellhead Trunk's Close 55 High Street Edinburgh EH1 1SR

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
22/02/2019 - 10:00am to 1:00pm
EW 10, Argyle House, 3 Lady Lawson Street Central Area

Collaborative workshop to create a new adult colouring book inspired by over 40,000 images published by the University's Centre for Research Collections (CRC) under a Creative Commons Attribution licence (CC BY).

Combining both analogue and digital processes participants will learn key skills to transform photographs from the collection into new artworks. 

Attendees will be encouraged to print their contribution and colour them in with materials provided. The event will conclude with an informal competition with small prizes for the winners.

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, email creative.learning@ed.ac.uk with your request and event details.

22/02/2019 - 10:00am to 1:00pm
Anatomical Museum, Doorway 3 Central Area

This hands-on creative workshop, held in the historic Anatomical Museum, looks at the anatomy of the face that allows us to make different facial expressions. You will have the chance to learn about the muscles of facial expression through modelling the anatomy using plasticine onto plastic skulls, with the tuition of an Anatomist, allowing you to better undersand the anatomy of the face in a fun, engaging and relaxing workshop.

Available to: University Staff, 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

22/02/2019 - 10:30am to 12:00pm
G.06 50 George Square Central Area

This event is for non-security experts.

You will learn how to read URLs and easily recognise phishing from legit ones. Also, you will learn how to manipulate them using the same tricks phishers use and then practice distinguishing phishing from trustworthy ones. Using this approach, you will understand phishers’ capabilities.

 

Pre-request (optional): Participants should sign in the event Slack channel.

Available to: University Students, University Alumni

There are 17 places available

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

22/02/2019 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
JCMB, Room 4325 Kings Buildings

Your team has discovered Fermat’s proof of his famous theorem.  However, it’s been stolen from you!  You have gained access to the thief’s office for 30 minutes, while they are away.  Unfortunately, the door has locked behind you! Can you escape with the proof?

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

There are 4 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, email creative.learning@ed.ac.uk with your request and event details.

22/02/2019 - 11:00am to 1:00pm
Meet at North entrance to George Square Gardens (Central Area) Central Area

Research has shown that walking can help to focus the mind and improve memory. It also helps us to stay on task for a longer period of time. For these reasons we would like to invite you to walk with us while practicing and learning some Spanish. This workshop is also an opportunity for students to explore their own learning while doing some physical activity. (NOT SUITABLE FOR  BEGINNERS)

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

There are 18 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, email creative.learning@ed.ac.uk with your request and event details.

22/02/2019 - 12:30pm to 4:30pm
JCMB 1206c Kings Buildings

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 62 places available

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

22/02/2019 - 12:45pm to 1:45pm
JCMB, Room 4325 Kings Buildings

Your team has discovered Fermat’s proof of his famous theorem.  However, it’s been stolen from you!  You have gained access to the thief’s office for 30 minutes, while they are away.  Unfortunately, the door has locked behind you! Can you escape with the proof?

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

There are 4 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, email creative.learning@ed.ac.uk with your request and event details.

22/02/2019 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Chrystal MacMillan Building, Meeting room 2 Central Area

Secret messages have existed for centuries.

From the use of invisible inks and messages hidden in plain sight to the use of military grade encryption, people have always wanted to hide their secrets. In this special Festival of Creative Learning workshop we will look at exactly how we can do that, with one essential twist: There will be no computers.

So bring your pens and papers, your folding fans and your lemons as we delve into the art of sending and receiving secret messages.

Techniques will include:

Available to: University Staff, University Alumni, University Students

There are 3 places available

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

22/02/2019 - 1:00pm to 4:30pm
2.14 - Teaching Studio, Lister Building Central Area

News articles can be persuasive, manipulative, informative or just plain wrong. Without being omniscient, how can we tell the difference between an article we should trust, and one that we should discredit? In this workshop, learn to read the newspaper like a mathematician by evaluating the validity of arguments, understanding statistics and spotting fallacies.

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, email creative.learning@ed.ac.uk with your request and event details.

22/02/2019 - 2:00pm to 3:20pm
MacLaren Stuart Room (G159), Old College Central Area

What does the delicate wing of a bee look like up close? Or the structure of a fungus? Join biologists to use different types of microscope to look closer at samples from biological research and nature. Then, express your scientific observations in a different way: create a collage in a giant petri-dish or a marbled art-work of your favourite sample or close up detail.

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

There are 5 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, email creative.learning@ed.ac.uk with your request and event details.

22/02/2019 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
JCMB, Room 4325 Kings Buildings

Your team has discovered Fermat’s proof of his famous theorem.  However, it’s been stolen from you!  You have gained access to the thief’s office for 30 minutes, while they are away.  Unfortunately, the door has locked behind you! Can you escape with the proof?

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

There are 4 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, email creative.learning@ed.ac.uk with your request and event details.

22/02/2019 - 2:00pm to 5:30pm
Sculpture Court, Edinburgh College of Art Central Area

External attendees can book via Eventbrite here

We are 2 young international artists studying Contemporary Art Practice at Edinburgh College of Art, collaborating in a show followed by a workshop.

The exhibition is focused on the experimental side of creating an artwork based on a traditional approach.

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

There are 23 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, email creative.learning@ed.ac.uk with your request and event details.

22/02/2019 - 3:00pm to 5:30pm
ASCUS Lab, Summerhall Place, Edinburgh, EH9 1PL

It is mesmerising the world of crystals that lurks in surprising places around us. Have you ever asked yourself, where can I find them? How do they form and what is actually going on? Come and create your own microscopic crystalline compositions under the guidance of molecular biologist and crystallography artist Waad Albawardi. Learn more from soft matter physicist, Carmen Morcillo Perez about the physics behind the different crystals that emerge.

Available to: External attendees via eventbrite, University Alumni, University Staff, University Students
22/02/2019 - 3:00pm to 6:00pm
50 George Square: Room: 2.30. Central Area

THE LIMITS OF LANGUAGE MEAN THE LIMITS OF MY WORLD - WITTGENSTEIN

 

The Bilingual Workshop in Creative Writing

 

Available to: University Staff

There are 9 places available

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

22/02/2019 - 5:00pm to 7:30pm
Lounge Bar, Teviot Row House, 13 Bristo Place, Edinburgh, EH8 9AJ

We made it! We learned so much! We had so much fun! Join us for a celebration of the 2019 Festival of Creative Learning on the final day of our curated week of over 100 creative learning events, and be entertained, amused, intrigued and enlightened by two Cabaret of Dangerous Ideas (CoDI) shows! 

Available to: External attendees via eventbrite, University Alumni, University Staff, University Students
22/02/2019 - 5:00pm to 8:00pm
Talbot Rice Gallery

Borderlines is a group exhibition that gives form to the conceptual, geo-political, economic and cultural impacts of borders. It draws attention to the ownership of the earth beneath our feet, underwater realms, the rules governing the international movement of goods, nation-states, the UK border in Ireland, financial sovereignty, tribal territories, anarchic polar exploration and the world-wide distribution of natural resources.

Available to: External attendees via eventbrite, University Alumni, University Staff, University Students
22/02/2019 - 6:30pm to 9:00pm
ASCUS Lab, Summerhall Place, Edinburgh, EH9 1PL

It is mesmerising the world of crystals that lurks in surprising places around us. Have you ever asked yourself, where can I find them? How do they form and what is actually going on? Come and create your own microscopic crystalline compositions under the guidance of molecular biologist and crystallography artist Waad Albawardi. Learn more from soft matter physicist, Carmen Morcillo Perez about the physics behind the different crystals that emerge.

Available to: External attendees via eventbrite, University Alumni, University Staff, University Students
28/02/2019 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Cabaret Bar - 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ Edinburgh, United Kingdom

In collaboration with the Festival of Creative learning, we hope to bring you an informative and entertaining evening, in which we will outline the ‘life’ of a book, from idea to publication. We will be joined by co-founders of publishing house 404 Ink, Heather McDaid and Laura Jones, and one of their authors, Chris McQueer. We’ll hear about publishing from practical and artistic perspectives, including a wee excerpt from one of Chris’s darkly hilarious books.

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