Festivals, Cultural and City Events


Collection of video interviews with festival organisers, performers and academics describing the University's involvement with the festivals in 2013.

Professor Charlie Jeffrey

Professor Charlie Jeffrey explains why Independence was the main focus at the 2013 Festival of Politics and Edinburgh International Book Festival.

Katherine Newbigging

Director Katherine Newbigging talks about collaborating with the University of Edinburgh at the 2013 just Festival.

Nick Barley

Director Nick Barley explains why the University of Edinburgh is so essential to the Edinburgh International Book Festival, and vice versa.

Professor Jolyon Mitchell

Professor Jolyon Mitchell from the School of Divinity at just Festival, talks about the University’s many links with the August festivals.

Susan Morrison

Stand-up comedian Susan Morrison worked with Beltane to bring together the Cabaret of Dangerous Ideas at the 2013 Festival Fringe.

Christophe Rousset

Harpsichordist Christophe Rousset speaks about the University of Edinburgh's harpsichord collection ahead of his performances as part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Peter Manning

Professor of New Work, Peter Manning, talks about the collaboration with the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland at the new Fringe venue, Paterson's Land.

Soweto Melodic Voices

African youth choir, Soweto Melodic Voices stayed in the capital for three weeks in August, during which time they performed as part of Just Festival and participated in numerous University-led workshops.

Event listings

A listing of all University of Edinburgh festival events in 2013.