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Dr Marisa De Andrade is a lecturer in the University’s School of Health in Social Science (HiSS) and an Associate Director of the Centre for Creative-Relational Inquiry (CCRI). She brings her creative background in radio presenting, journalism and performing arts to health policy and practice.  Her show ‘Measuring Humanity’ is part of the 2017 Cabaret of Dangerous Ideas.

Refreshments in George Square Gardens during the Festival

Discover which festivals and events the University is involved with throughout the year.  Hopefully these events  give everyone a chance  to connect with some of the people who are shaping culture, ideas and lives in the 21st century.

Our Festivals Office

We coordinate the University’s involvement in Edinburgh’s festivals, filming and creative events on campus as well as planning, producing and promoting cultural events throughout the year.

Join our mailing list

Our mailing list features newsletter updates on festival and arts events involving the University of Edinburgh. We also offer subscribers sneak peeks behind the scenes and the chance to win free tickets and other prizes.

Learn with us

If you are inspired by our festival and cultural events, try one of the university's short courses. We offer classes in everything from popular music and poetry to painting and playwriting.  Are you feeling creative?

Visit us

Visiting Edinburgh for a festival or event? Pop into our Visitor Centre to get your Fringe tickets; go on a walking tour; explore our museums and galleries and stay in our high quality accommodation.