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When it comes to slavery, 40 George Square should worry us more than DHT

In the weeks since taking action to rename David Hume Tower, the University of Edinburgh has become an international laughing stock. News articles and opinion pieces from around the world…

The ways in which J.K. Rowling’s critics silence trans voices

Content warning: discussion of misogyny and transphobia; mentions of domestic abuse and sexual assault There are few current issues which inspire as much rancour as the debate over trans self-identification,…

The University of Edinburgh should not pay reparations for slavery

Earlier this month, The Student was sent an open letter addressed to the University of Edinburgh and Edinburgh College of Art. We could not fulfil their request to print the…

Decision to rename David Hume Tower was ‘naive’, Sir Tom Devine tells The Student

Scotland’s pre-eminent historian, Professor Sir Tom Devine, last night criticised the University of Edinburgh’s removal of David Hume’s name from a campus building as a result of the philosopher’s comments…

The Global Edition: one pandemic, fourteen stories

The Student is proud to take part in the Global Edition, a project developed by Tra i Leoni, and featuring contributions from thirteen countries and four continents. In times such…

Normal People

The story of two teenagers falling in love and maintaining an on-off relationship over a number of years doesn’t sound particularly fresh. What’s that? Their affair bridges a class divide?…

Lockdown Literature: The Student’s social distancing reading list

These are not times to relish. The coronavirus continues to spread and fear is still mounting; life is put on pause as we find ourselves confined indoors. There are positives,…

Five Guys a Week

Five Guys a Week arrives on our screens as a composite of reality TV excess and perversion. Blending Love is Blind, Come Dine with Me and your most horrific fever…