Colouring Books
Illustration of some birds and plants being coloured in with pencils

'We have great stuff' colouring book

An openly licensed resource created by University of Edinburgh students and staff for everyone to enjoy.

'We have great stuff' front cover featuring an illustration of a bird being coloured in with pencils

Information on how to download the book, reuse the images and share your own artwork.

Three students holding up their brightly coloured-in illustrations

Details for all 'We have great stuff' colouring book related events.

3 adults sitting at a desk creating new artworks with coloured pencils

Download our openly licenced handbook and create brand new artworks.

Illustration of a fish being coloured in with pencils

Latest project news and reflective posts from everyone involved in the making of this colouring book series.

Black and white illustration of a shawl design from the 1800's

Self-help resources and University services for both overall wellbeing and specific concerns.

About the book

The University of Edinburgh as well as having great students and staff, has great stuff. Since its very beginnings, the University has collected books, art, archives, manuscripts, musical instruments and objects to inspire its community in learning, teaching and research.

One of the world’s great collections has been built up over hundreds of years and constantly surprises those who come to view and enjoy the items.

The illustrations in this book are inspired by items and images within the collections and were collated by students during the Festival of Creative Learning Week 2019, and by staff in the Information Services Group.

We hope you enjoy and become curious to find out more.

List of individuals who have contributed images to the colouring book and Flickr album.