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University faces criticism after member of occupation security assaults protester

The continuing occupation over the University of Edinburgh’s divestment policy took another turn on Thursday morning, with video footage emerging of a member of security physically assaulting a protester. Witnesses…

Speculative Society announces ‘intention to admit female members’ amid criticism

The Student investigation reveals senior staff objections to the Society’s privileged position within The University of Edinburgh, secret legal advice the university sought over the secretive club, and how senior…

2003 correspondence between University Secretary and Speculative Society Secretary

Divestment Occupation: University should not let protestors get their way

Let us put views about fossil fuel divestment aside and first consider the events that brought us to where we are today. In October 2014, the University’s Central Management Group…

Divestment Occupation: The University must act to avert environmental catastrophe

When I sat in Teviot debating hall three years ago as one of the students asking the students’ association to join the campaign to push the University to divest from…

A Conservative reflects: what does Cameron’s election victory mean for us?

This week, the first fully Conservative Cabinet in eighteen years met in Downing Street. It was a victory which flummoxed the pollsters, and which has left many on the left…

Nobel laureate to join pro-divestment occupation, spend night with protesters

Dr Graciela Chichilnisky, the Nobel Prize winning economist who worked extensively on the Kyoto Protocol, has announced that she intends to spend tomorrow evening with the protesters at the pro-divestment…

Senior Vice-Principal stands by University Court divestment decision

University of Edinburgh Senior Vice-Principal Charlie Jeffery has defended a decision by the University Court to explore partial divestment from fossil fuels but not make explicit commitments, in remarks made…