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iGEM Sandpit: Come and solve the world’s problems with science!

Thursday, 22 August, 2019 - 16:07

The iGEM Sandpit: Come and solve the world’s problems with science… 2019 Festival of Creative Learning by Dr Heather Barker Well what can I say, it was a success!  This year we had an amazing 60 students on day one which followed through the week to 34 applications to represent The University in the iGEM …

Neurotheatre – Simulated Brain Surgery

Thursday, 15 August, 2019 - 15:32

Neurotheatre – Simulated Brain Surgery, 2019 Festival of Creative Learning by Nandaja Narayanan As part of Brain Awareness Week 2019, Edinburgh Medical School held an interactive performance of simulated brain surgery, featuring state-of-the-art surgical technology. The event required organisation from many parties to make the event a success. This included liaising with local schools to widen participation …

“Fun is the best way to learn” Lessons from Medsimscape- a Medical Simulation Escape Room Game

Thursday, 8 August, 2019 - 17:11

By Lorraine Close, Clinical Skills Facilitator Whether you are a child of the 80s who reckoned you could escape from Richard O’Brian and the Crystal Maze (applications are now open for the 2019 version- just ask Vicki in the skills team), or you are a millennial frequent attender of one of the city’s many escape …

Dancing wallpaper patterns: the beautiful mathematics of tango

Tuesday, 6 August, 2019 - 09:18

Dancing Wallpaper Patterns: 2019 Festival of Creative Learning by Imogen Morris  I started dancing Argentine tango 2 years ago, when I began my PhD on the formalisation of mathematical proofs. At first, I thought tango was just going to be a relaxing change from the intense alternation of frustration and eureka! that my PhD research …