Welcome to the Festival of Creative Learning, a year-long series of events exploring creative learning and innovation at the University of Edinburgh, culminating in a curated week of events each February. 

If you would like to run an event in the February Festival, or a Pop-up event any time of the year, click here for more details.

Spring coffee and cake conversations

Fri 30th Mar 18 to Mon 30th Apr 18

We are looking for student and staff volunteers to have free coffee and cake in March/April 2018! 

Why: The Institute for Academic Development (IAD) have developed an initiative to encourage...

WikiProject: Law edit-a-thon

Wed 4th Apr 18

This event is aimed towards adding and/or improving legal articles on Wikipedia as part of the WikiProject: Law. The articles to be edited will be in the area of technology...

Violence, Austerity, Community

Thu 26th Apr 18

An evening lecture on the theme of ‘Violence, Austerity, Community’ featuring an in-person presentation from Debi Fry (Programme Director: MSc International Child Protection Research at the University of Edinburgh), a...

Opening Up the World of Ian Hamilton Finlay

Fri 18th May 18

Artist, poet, philosopher, gardener – Ian Hamilton Finlay (1925–2006) was a Scottish polymath of international importance. Come along to this celebratory event and discover how University of Edinburgh staff and...

The best souvenir from Edinburgh

Tuesday, 6 March, 2018 - 16:01

I read somewhere that words and ideas are big stones in a river. Jumping from one to another you can get to the other side. However, if you always jump on the same ones, you always end up at the same point. The edge of the river is long and there are lots of different … Continue reading The best souvenir from Edinburgh

David Claerbout, internationally acclaimed video artist

Thursday, 15 February, 2018 - 10:00

There is Bagheera, Baloo, Shere Khan and King Louie. There are the elephants, vultures and wolves. But you’ve never seen the characters of the 1967 classic The Jungle Book behave like this before. They look like the singing, dancing characters of Disney’s original, but they act like real animals in the zoo. In another video … Continue reading David Claerbout, internationally acclaimed video artist

Festival Fever

Thursday, 8 February, 2018 - 11:00

  Well I can’t quite believe it, but the Festival of Creative Learning is nearly here again, and it is shaping up to be one remarkable week! Last year I had only just started a few months before the Festival, so it felt as if the main task was getting my head around what in … Continue reading Festival Fever

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