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Mapping Edinburgh’s place in LGBT+ history: past present and future

LGBT+ History Month is both a celebration and a reminder. As a celebration, it’s a time dedicated to looking back at what has already been achieved in the struggle for…

Edinburgh Villanelle: A Celebration of Muriel Spark with Elaine Feinstein and Alan Taylor

The Scottish Poetry Library is one of my favourite literary venues in Edinburgh, consistently programming thought-provoking events. Therefore, I was intrigued to see how they would approach the Muriel Spark…

LGBT+ people who have shaped our history

For many, it is seemingly convenient to believe that queer figures have only just started to venture into the history books within this millennium. Indeed with figures such as David…

The queer mafia’s existence and the help it provides

Hollywood rumours and conspiracies have always been a thing, but some have been more imagined than others. Take for example, ‘the velvet mafia’. During the mid-20th century this term described…

The Book of Joan

Lidia Yuknavitch’s The Book of Joan is indescribable, and not because of its ability to render the reader speechless. Attempting to understand the plot is like getting blood from a…

BREAKING: University closed whole of tomorrow

The University is to be closed for the whole of tomorrow, Thursday 1 March. The news source from the University read as follows: “This is due to the continued “red…

Debate: Should we have a Working Class Liberation Officer?

For: a necessary first step By Grace Lavender & Silas Lehane Earlier this month Elle Glenny, the University of Edinburgh’s Taught Postgraduate Representative, proposed the creation of a new Working…

Spiked’s free speech rankings are problematic, but reflect a real issue

The grand debate about freedom of speech on university campuses has started again, particularly here at the University of Edinburgh. Spiked gave the university a ‘red’ rating for freedom of…