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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Latest News

  • John Denerley "Looking Back at Galloway Wildlife Park" When: Tuesday, 12th December 2017, 6.30pm - 8.00pm  Where: Paterson’s Land, room LG34, Moray House School of Education, Edinburgh. Please note: This is a BSL only event. There ...
    Posted 22 Nov 2017, 03:24 by Ed Sign Lectures
  • Danny MacDougall Seeing “Sorry/Grateful”: sign language poetry techniques embedded in artistic sign language translations. When: Monday, 20th November 2017, 6.30pm – 8.00pm Where: Paterson’s Land, room LG34, Moray House School of Education, Edinburgh. BSL / English interpretation will be provided Danny is an ...
    Posted 16 Nov 2017, 07:07 by Ed Sign Lectures
  • EdSign Lectures Programme 2017 – 2018 All events will take place at Moray House School of Education, Paterson’s Land, Room LG34 unless otherwise stated.   Imagination of the Creative Ruaridh Lever-Hogg Tuesday, 10th October ...
    Posted 16 Nov 2017, 06:43 by Ed Sign Lectures
  • Imagination of the Creative by Ruaridh Lever-Hogg We are excited to welcome young deaf artist Ruaridh Lever-Hogg for a special EdSign Lecture.  Ruaridh will be joining us to present on his work, his journey through the ...
    Posted 8 Oct 2017, 14:54 by Ed Sign Lectures
  • 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
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