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In pictures: Trump protests in Edinburgh

Thousands of protesters gathered in Edinburgh on Saturday as United States President Donald Trump visited his luxury golf resort in Turnberry, Scotland over the weekend. Starting at the Scottish Parliament and ending at The Meadows, crowds marched past the US Consulate, Old Town and the University of Edinburgh central campus forming a colourful sea of banners, […]

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Science

How to feed 10 billion mouths: preparing for 2050

In about 30 years, the world’s population will have increased by nearly half. Expected to reach 10 billion by 2050, the rising number will continue to put pressure on the demand for food. At the same time, there has been an increasing loss of crops and livestock, due to genetic concerns and climatic factors. These […]

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Film

Iranian cinema returns to Edinburgh as tribute to female directors

Iran has one of the most unique national cinemas of the world, from the early silent era to the New Wave of the sixties to contemporary filmmaking. The very presence of Iranian movies at major film festivals—Berlin, Cannes, and Venice—has undergone a meteoric rise, as exemplified by Abbas Kiarostami’s Taste of Cherry (1997), Asghar Farhadi’s […]

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News

Bill Gates celebrates University of Edinburgh “cutting edge” agricultural research

On Friday 26 January, Bill Gates joined International Development Secretary Penny Mordaunt at the University of Edinburgh to celebrate UK agriculture innovations, announcing $40 million of funding to prevent the spread of livestock diseases worldwide. The speeches took place at the university’s Easter Bush Campus, which is home to the Roslin Institute for animal research […]

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Science

Bilingualism: a new magic bullet?

Dr Thomas Bak is a reader at the University of Edinburgh School of Philosophy, Psychology and Languages Sciences. He is an expert in cognitive neuroscience, particularly in relation to language and cognition. On 7 December 2017, he discussed the cognitive benefits of learning more than one language. Having spent the first 20 years of his […]

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News

South Korean Ambassador talks past and present

On Tuesday 28 November, the Republic of Korea’s London-based Ambassador, Joonkook Hwang, visited the university for a seminar on the establishment of Modern Korea. The event was held in conjunction with the School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures. Students including Connor Bok, Convener of the University of Edinburgh’s Business School Council, were involved in its […]

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Live Music

A tender Mac DeMarco unleashes his inner beast at Glasgow’s Barrowland Ballroom

There are very few musicians today that garner the same support from an audience as Mac DeMarco. Even when they do, they usually have a career of a few decades behind them. The fan-driven enthusiasm for the 27-year-old Canadian singer becomes evident at Barrowland Ballroom’s buzzing full house in Glasgow on Friday 24 November. 7:50 […]