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A Thousand Doorways

Dismayed by the suppression of Kurdish culture in Turkey, American storyteller Diane Edgecomb decided to travel to the remote mountain villages that are fast becoming the last vestiges of the Kurdish language. She enlisted the help of Kurdish friends in the States to get her on the ground in southeastern Turkey. Once there, Edgecomb started […]

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Culture Literature

Borderlands: Irish Border Symposium

“One of the things about borderlands,” remarks author Donald Smith as he takes the stage, “is that they are culturally rich.” Smith, who is the Director of this year’s Scottish International Storytelling Festival, opens the Borderlands event at the National Library with some “noncontroversial context” of Irish border history. Central to his remarks is the […]

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Participation Grant helps disadvantaged students get involved

At the start of the 2016-17 school year, the University of Edinburgh implemented an Activities and Sports Participation Grant for the first time. The grant aims to help students from more disadvantaged backgrounds overcome financial barriers associated with extracurricular activities. It was promoted and administered by the Students’ Association with a focus on existing scholarship […]

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Culture Literature

Has modern technology changed the way we read?

Whatever your reasons may be – convenience, saving money, one-upping your friends in an egomaniacal battle to save the earth – chances are you have gone digital. And while you can still buy whole novels for download, and read pieces of long-form journalism online, this time of nonstop technological development is changing the way we […]