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The moment you leave your home, you enter into a dialogue with the urban fabric. Have you ever asked yourself, how much your moods are influenced by the city?
In this session, we want to change our relationship with the city, in a way that it turns into the narrative of happiness in our everyday lives.
Does that sound good to you?! Then come along for deep discussions, interactive debate and hands-on activities! Don’t forget to tell your friends and share this page!
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Everything changes, nothing changes. In the 200 years since James Hutton walked the streets of Edinburgh, the city has changed beyond all recognition but the underlying landscape has hardly changed at all. A reflection on time, and how the landscape of Edinburgh has influenced how we think about the world.
It is mesmerising the world of crystals that lurks in surprising places around us. Have you ever asked yourself, where can I find them? How do they form and what is actually going on? Come and create your own microscopic crystalline compositions under the guidance of molecular biologist and crystallography artist Waad Albawardi. Learn more from soft matter physicist, Carmen Morcillo Perez about the physics behind the different crystals that emerge.
Expand your mind while developing heaps of self-confidence when you learn how to use modern magic and innovative mentalism as useful ice-breakers. Led by Ning Cai, award-winning Singaporean illusionist and author, M for Magic is an interactive hands-on workshop for adults teaching intriguing "sleight of mind" that may be used effectively as creative ice-breakers in business networking and social settings.
Active listening is a skill that is hugely relevant to education, research and academia. It fosters collaboration and understanding as well as facilitating successful group dynamics. It also creates an environment of openness and sharing that can destigmatise difficult topics and make people more productive.
The event will involve a series of interactive exercises designed to introduce the basic principles of active listening: non-directive, non-judgemental and non-advisory, all of which facilitate empathy and understanding.