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Dance Fringe

Back of the Bus review

Back of The Bus is simultaneously everything and nothing like you would expect.  Choreographed and performed by the Java Dance Theatre from New Zealand, Back of The Bus bravely toys with what society envisions as ‘the performing stage’, to make room for a novel and more mobile kind of stage – that of a city […]

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Dance Fringe Theatre

Who Is Daniel King review

Who Is Daniel King is a realistic depiction of a mid-life crisis, stitched up with a sensationally funny script and surprise in-the-face hip thrusts of male risk actuator Daniel King.  Written and performed by Ed Eales-White, an experienced actor featuring in Netflix TV show The Crown and Channel 4’s National Treasure, the play exhibits fantastic […]

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Comedy Fringe

Neon Hangover review

Neon Hangover’s promising title suggests a show which carries on the classic theme of the morning after drunken nights before in one of Edinburgh’s most infamous yet beautifully eerie backstreets – the Cowgate. Upon entry into the venue though, all that can be felt is the foreshadowing of what will be a long hour.  Cowgate, […]

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Comedy Fringe

‘Painstakingly funny observations of daily life’: Foil, Arms and Hog – Swines review

In competition with all the grandeur and beauty that is the University of Edinburgh’s McEwan Hall, the comedic Irish sketch group Foil Arms and Hog easily grab the headlights tonight.  Together, the three members Sean Finegan (the explicator and Comedic Foil), Conor McKenna (whose moving ‘Arms and Legs’ occupy much of his performance space) and […]

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News

An evening with J. H. Elliot: Scots & Catalans, Nations without States

Professor Reglus Emiritus of Modern History at Oxford University, J.H. Elliott is a recently acclaimed author of Scots and Catalans: Union and Disunion, published last year. On the 18 February, Elliott delivered a lecture in the University of Edinburgh with speci c regards to his new publication, following an invite from the School of History, Classics […]

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Travel destinations are not just for tourists

It’s 2018. Money laundering is the everyday, environmentalists will be our future doctors and our children may be faced with the question of which passport to use. This almost hilarious, globalised life we live is the result of so much historical tension and confusion and, the truth is, an immense cathartic relief lies in being […]

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ESL students should be well-respected at university

Language is a complex phenomenon. Many of us students, despite our academic abilities and successful entries into a prestigious university, have yet to educate ourselves on how to communicate productively and identify the common semantic errors we make in our first language. So having said that, how should we appreciate the university students who go […]

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News

Why is Peter Mathieson so controversial?

Three months into his term as Vice-Chancellor (VC), Peter Mathieson has received much criticism, particularly regarding the slow and ineffective measures taken in response to recent UCU industrial action. He was also criticised in his previous post as VC at the University of Hong Kong (HKU) for failing to sufficiently protect freedom of expression. In […]