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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 …

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 …