What to expect from Innovative Learning Week: controversy and experimentation


Students and staff across the University of Edinburgh will be given the chance to speak and persuade on controversial and exciting topics. Divinity and Politics students will square off to debate whether or not Scotland should have Blasphemy laws. Take your place and be a part of the audience that decides the winning debate team! The Economic Society is organising the David Hume Cup where eager debaters go head-to-head on the topic of Scottish Independence. Come along and watch some of the best debaters in this University battle it out!


Schools have really pushed the boat out with the range of experimental and novel events and courses available for students from any School, discipline, and level of study across the University.

Fancy your chances against a team of Engineers? Head along to ‘Egg Protection’ where you and your team will create a safety jacket for an egg. You will then test your egg protection by dropping your egg from a height. Have you made your egg safe? Can you beat the Engineers?

Sweet tooth? Hear a world-class physicist speak about the science behind toffee and other delicious sweet and sticky things at the Big ILW Lecture!

Interested in Shakespeare? Prepare a speech from one of the Bard’s plays and head on to a performance workshop!

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Societies across the University are taking a much more forward and active role in Innovative Learning Week this year – and long may it continue! Societies are organising pub quizzes, guest lecturers, workshops, and myriad other interesting and student-driven events. (If your society would like to advertise your event using the central calendar – email ilw[at]ed.ac.uk!)

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