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How should we remember the Great War?

Exploring the fine line between commemoration and glorification 100 years after WWI. With today marking the centenary of the First World War, consensus on how we should remember those who lost their lives remains elusive. Naturally, remembrance must draw upon a tremendously complex array of emotions, clashing narratives and competing understandings. Literary historians tend to […]

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Divisions between friends

At 20:30 on the 22 September 1994, NBC aired the first episode of a show that would go on to irreversibly transform an entire generation’s relationship with TV. Twenty years later, the names Joey, Ross, Rachel, Monica, Phoebe and Chandler have become indelibly etched onto the hearts and minds of millennials across the globe. However, […]

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Postcards from the past: alumni messages for first years

On the top floor of Charles Stewart House on Chambers Street, amid constant fundraising campaigns and the birthing of student development programmes, The University of Edinburgh’s Development and Alumni Office has been receiving messages from well-wishers for this year’s intake of new students. University alumni were contacted over the summer holidays and provided with postcards […]