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Edinburgh’s Museum of Childhood pressured by public to remove racist display of golliwog dolls

Edinburgh’s Museum of Childhood, the oldest children’s museum in Britain, is facing criticism for exhibiting golliwog dolls. The dolls, which have been on display since the 1950s, have recently raised accusations from members of the public for propagating racist caricatures of black people.  In an attempt to quell the controversy, a notice has been put […]

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Young voters could be crucial in the snap election

Millennials are often given a bad name; we’re apathetic and idle, and would apparently rather binge watch Netflix that actually engage in real social issues. The great shame of this is that we live in an era that should incline us more than ever towards political action.  With the touch of a button we can […]

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Society’s reaction to interracial relationships reveals our bias

Last week a BBC news interview with South Korean expert Professor Robert Kelly quickly went viral after his two young children burst into the room while he was live on air. After a few moments the clip shows a woman arrive at the scene, frantically attempting to usher the children out of the room. The […]

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Students to travel for free on the 41 bus to Kings’ Building

In response to Student feedback, the University of Edinburgh will be partnering with Lothian Buses and Transport for Edinburgh in order to provide a month long free public transport trial between King’s Buildings and the Central Area. From Monday 13 March until Friday 7 April 2017, University of Edinburgh staff and students will be able […]

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Mass deportations are not the answer to the refugee crisis

The German Interior Ministry’s recent decision to deport newly arrived migrants back to Greece by March puts further question marks over Europe’s response to the ongoing refugee crisis. Two years ago, ‘Human Rights Watch’ accused Thailand, Malaysia, and Indonesia of playing ‘human Ping-Pong’ with thousands of stranded Rohingya Muslims. Now European nations appear to be […]

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Blackwell’s Presents: An Evening with Jim Crumley

An intimate gathering at Blackwell’s bookshop last Wednesday gave nature enthusiasts the opportunity to engage in discussion with seasoned Scottish nature writer Jim Crumley about his new book, The Nature of Autumn. Alongside taking questions from the audience, Crumley opened up about his personal writing process and his sources of inspiration. While Crumley had initially […]

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University of Edinburgh celebrates Black History Month

As part of this year’s Black History Month, Edinburgh University Students’ Association has planned a series of events to recognise the contributions made by African and Afro-Caribbean communities to Britain and countries around the world. Throughout the month of October, the University hopes to shed light on the often overlooked history and heritage of ethnic […]

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Where to go for your course: Spanish students

The gothic streets of Edinburgh are far from reminiscent of a Mediterranean destination, and yet enclaves of Hispanic culture can be found across the city. Edinburgh houses one of the largest Spanish expatriate communities in Europe, so students that study Spanish can count themselves lucky to live in a city with such a wealth of […]