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There can be no return to normal because normal was the problem in the first place

Addressing the United States in a press conference on March 29, President Donald Trump voiced what has been (guiltily) running through most of our heads over the last several weeks: “I wish we could have our old life back.” As we begin to acclimatise to the new normal in which a daily headline scan seems […]

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‘Delicately balanced humour and solemnity’ ‒ Mary Queen of Scots Got Her Head Chopped Off

The EUTC bring the sixteenth century to life with ardor on the stage at Bedlam in their production of Liz Lochhead’s Mary Queen of Scots Got Her Head Chopped Off. Fiercely energetic and impressively immersive, this play retrieves the story of Mary Queen of Scots and her cousin, Elizabeth I, illuminating one of the most […]

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Exploring the archives: World War One Memorial

Dulce et Decorum est Pro Patria Mori. Horace’s infamously haunting words hang looming over this list of honours once published in The Student, where hundreds of staff and students whose lives were lost in the First World War are laid to rest. Translated into English, “It is sweet and proper to die for one’s country”. […]

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‘An ambitious story pulled off spectacularly’ ‒ Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency review

Utterly bizarre, intensely complicated, but thoroughly enjoyable, the EUTC’s production of Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency is a distinct triumph. This impressive showcase of talent and comedy fills the stage at Bedlam, wrapped up into a two-and-a-half-hour rollercoaster of laughter and confusion.  Based on the novel by Douglas Adams and adapted for the stage by […]

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‘Untangling the complicated narrative that was Orwell’s life’: Life with my Father, George Orwell review

Richard Blair spent the first six years of his life in the company of one of the world’s most influential writers: his father, George Orwell. In his appearance at the Scottish International Storytelling Festival, Blair discusses his father, pivoting around the milestones of his life and illustrating them with his own memories and reflections of […]

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A new era at Bedlam? Paving the way to accessible theatre

As the oldest student-run theatre in the UK, a long and impressive legacy stands behind Bedlam Theatre. Their eminence in Edinburgh’s theatre community is one to be rivalled, characterised by the consistently impressive quality and originality of their productions. But, as is often the case in the wider theatre industry, such a legacy is also associated with […]

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UncoverED: decolonising the future through academia

In September 2018, PhD candidates Tom Cunningham and Henry Mitchell, along with a team of student researchers, set out on a project to reveal the stories of Edinburgh’s forgotten students. UncoverED is a decolonising project addressing the collective amnesia that has erased the stories of so many of the University of Edinburgh’s global alumni. Through […]

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Culture Literature

Meet the Storyteller: Geeta Ramanujam

In just one hour, Geeta Ramanujam leads the audience through the journey of her life in stories. From her childhood in Mumbai to her successful career as an internationally renowned storyteller, she envelopes the audience in colourful imagery and vivid characters from the moment we walk through the door. Through her stories, Ramanujam describes both […]