Support a great cause and help raise funds for Brain Tumour Research, a UK-wide charity dedicated to supporting world-class brain tumour research focused on improving outcomes for patients, and ultimately, finding a cure.

At ECA we’re getting together to raise funds for the charity that provided much needed support to our colleague, Gill Lowther, and her family. Gill works in ECA’s Undergraduate Teaching Organisation. Three years ago Gill lost her husband, Matt, and father to their two children Oscar, now nine, and Chloe, 12. Gill, Oscar and Chloe have supported the charity each year since Matt died and this year we’re helping them here at ECA.

26 March 2019

Workshop: Make a Hat for Wear a Hat Day!

Room E24, ECA Main Building, 12 noon – 2pm

Join Sophie Ramette, origami hat-maker extraordinaire and member of the ECA PG Office, for a drop-in workshop where she will show you how to create a paper hat, ideal for customising!

Please bring along an A1 piece of paper from which you’ll make your hat! And if you have them, scissors and glue too.

You’ll have the chance to take your hat away and customise it. Make sure you remember to bring it back the next day for our Wear a Hat Meet Up (details below).

Share your creations on Instagram using #edinburghcollegeofart.

FREE but please sign up here on Eventbrite.


"Origami masterpiece, tartan bunnet, mortar board, ear muffs, deelie boppers, fascinator, boater, flat cap, bowler, top hat… whatever your style, let’s get together for a photo and wear our favourite headgear in support of this great cause!"

27 March 2019

Cake sale

ECA Main Building Foyer, 10am – 3pm

Have your fill of all things sweet and delicious! On the menu of delectable treats will be muffins, biscuits and cakes galore!

If you would like bake for the sale, please contact Sheena Milligan (s.milligan@ed.ac.uk).

27 March 2019

Wear a Hat Meet-Up and PHOTO CALL!

12 noon for photos at 12.15pm prompt, ECA Main Building Staircase

Origami masterpiece, tartan bunnet, mortar board, ear muffs, deelie boppers, fascinator, boater, flat cap, bowler, top hat… whatever your style, let’s get together for a photo and wear our favourite headgear in support of this great cause! We’d like as many staff and students to take part as possible so please come along if you can.

Please be aware that video and/or photos from the photo call could be used for Brain Tumour Research and University publicity purposes, including the media.