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. 

Click here to book onto Festival events throughout the year, and for our 2019 Festival of Creative Learning February programme.

If you would like to run a Festival of Creative Learning Pop-up event any time other than during our curated week in February, click here.

People, Soils, Microbes: the Evolution of Inhabited Landscapes

Mon 18th Feb 19

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...

Learn to Code

Mon 18th Feb 19

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...

Digital Concrete

Mon 18th Feb 19

Research Workshop-Minto house-The Maltings Basement Floor Central Area

Do you want to build a concrete structure?  With the aid of 3D modelling, a CNC Router machine, some pipes, rubber bands and your help we can make an Arc-shaped...

Writing for the Web

Mon 18th Feb 19

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,...

The Legal History of Medieval Fife

Friday, 15 February, 2019 - 14:38

Book tickets for this event here. This event will take you back in time to Medieval Fife, where we will be visiting several locations of historical legal interest. Central to this visit to Fife will be the case of the Culdees of St Serf’s Inch, Loch Leven v. Sir Robert de Beaune (Lochore), which took place …

‘Hand-Made Archives’ at School of Scottish Studies Archives

Monday, 4 February, 2019 - 13:46

Monday 18 February 09:45-16:00 Our event focuses on the traditional hand-craft of making “cleekit gloves”.  You may be asking, what on earth are cleekit gloves? That was the very question I asked when I found a collection of letters at The School of Scottish Studies Archives (SSSA), last year.  The collection consists of 15 letters …

The Art of Secret Messages – Practical, Analogue Information Security

Friday, 1 February, 2019 - 12:33

Book now for The Art of Secret Messages. Return of Information Security             Information Security is back at the Festival of Creative Learning! After last year’s well received, if sparsely attended sessions on the parallels between Security and Medieval Siege warfare, I have pulled together something a little bit different and a lot more interactive.             Self-congratulation …

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