We run evening seminars in Edinburgh throughout the academic year on topics related to British Sign Language and Deaf issues. Our events are free, open to the public and everyone is welcome. We provide BSL-English interpreters at all our events. Our typical audience includes BSL students, local Deaf people, trainee interpreters, researchers and teachers of deaf children. Our presenters are both Deaf and hearing.

Edinburgh has an important place in Deaf history: the UK's first deaf school was founded here in 1760 and provided what today would be seen as a high quality sign bilingual education. In the 20th Century researchers at Moray House College of Education, including Lilian Lawson, Gerry Hughes and Mary Brennan, started exploring the linguistics of British Sign Language for the first time. The EdSign team hopes to continue this tradition of innovation and discovery.


Uploaded videos from our 2013-2014 lecture series may be found here: 


Information about our past events is on our old website at http://edsign34.blogspot.com/


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  • Geology Walk on Arthur's Seat We had to postpone this talk 2 weeks ago because of the heavy rain. Now it's on again!Date: Tuesday 27th June 2017Time: 6.30 - 8 pmWhere ...
    Posted 20 Jun 2017, 06:57 by Ed Sign Lectures
  • Do deaf students need deaf teachers? Tuesday June 13th 2017  Lukas Wozniak,  Special Education Teacher, Ernst-Adolf-Eschke School, BerlinIn the last twenty years more and more deaf people have started to teach deaf children. Before that, educational aims ...
    Posted 6 Jun 2017, 01:30 by Ed Sign Lectures
  • Cancelled because of rain! Join Audrey Cameron and Gary Quinn for a walk back in time. Discover Scotland's amazing rocks and learn new BSL signs for Geology and Geography from the Scottish Sensory ...
    Posted 6 Jun 2017, 01:22 by Ed Sign Lectures
  • Bimodal bilingualism: why it matters Tuesday, 2 May 2017, 6.30pm.  Moray House, Edinburgh. Antonella Sorace University of Edinburgh and Bilingualism Matters Research on bilingual language and cognition across the lifespan shows that knowing more ...
    Posted 1 May 2017, 02:15 by Ed Sign Lectures
  • 30 March Mike Gulliver Scripture, Dissent, Deaf space - a project reviewWhen: Thursday, 30th March 2017, 6.30pm-8.00pm Where: Paterson’s Land, Room LG 34, Moray House School of Education, University ...
    Posted 20 Mar 2017, 01:53 by Ed Sign Lectures
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