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Thinking Outside the Tutorial [and the PALs room]

Thursday, 19 September, 2019 - 11:13

2019 Festival of Creative Learning, Engaging the Disengaged: Creative Facilitation in the Tutorial by Anita Lekova The idea for this event conceived on a blustery Scottish evening under the dim lights in the DHT underground cafe. The idea was simple: to have a space for peer leaders and tutors to connect over the material they …

Creative Writing and Archive Records

Thursday, 12 September, 2019 - 13:12

2019 Festival of Creative Learning: Creative Writing and the Archive, Finding Inspiration in Asylum Records In this week’s post Access Officer Louise shares her experience of hosting a creative writing workshop… As part of the 2019 Festival of Creative Learning, I helped run a creative writing workshop that invited students to learn about the history …

Lessons learned from the Traces of Law Symposium

Thursday, 5 September, 2019 - 15:54

2019 Festival of Creative Learning Traces of Lay Symposium and Workshop By Aura Kostiainen, a visiting PhD candidate from the University of Helsinki What happens when a lawyer or a social scientist goes to the archives? A growing number of legal scholars and social scientists, or socio-legal researchers, are becoming enthusiastic about archival research. There …

Chthulhucene Dark

Thursday, 29 August, 2019 - 09:49

by John Moriarty 2019 Festival of Creative Learning – Chthulucene Dark: Imagining Climate Catastrophe via Table-Top Roleplaying The second event I attended during the Festival of Creative Learning was pitched as an exploration of the issues around catastrophic climate change through role-playing. Perhaps you are wondering what that long, ominous-looking word (pronounced ch-too-loo-seen) in the …