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Queen of Scots: what does the Queen think of Independence?

Everyone is speaking for the Queen apart from the Royal lady herself. Last week Alex Salmond took the liberty of suggesting that the Queen “would be proud” to rule over an independent Scotland. Buckingham Palace issued a statement in response saying that the monarch was “above politics”, that it would be “categorically wrong” for her […]

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Talking IndyRef with Ed Uni Students

Contrary to popular belief, students, for the most part, are not apathetic. In fact, political dialogue on campus has never been so dynamic. With the Scottish Independence Referendum fast approaching, The Student spoke to four University of Edinburgh students to discuss their views on Thursday’s vote. Jovan Rydder will be voting ‘Yes’. He said: “I […]

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Unlocking the social media charity phenomenon

Over the last couple of months, millions have poured buckets of ice water over themselves in the name of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), raising awareness and funds for the motor neurone disease. In doing so, they have raised around £100 million for the charity, which, prior to the ‘Ice Bucket Challenge’, was poorly understood and, […]

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How do you adapt the world’s most famous play?

Edinburgh’s newest theatre company discuss their fresh approach to Shakespeare The plays of William Shakespeare have been adapted, interpreted and reproduced more than the work of any other playwright. Despite belonging to the sixteenth century, Shakespeare’s voice reverberates throughout time, continually provoking new interpretations, criticism and thought. There is no play so frequently retold as […]

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Moving on up: student theatre at the Fringe

Along with budding young comedians, school groups and experimental dance companies, student theatre groups are one of the largest sub-sections of performers at the Fringe. Time at the Fringe pays off, but is very much a learning curve for young theatre-makers for whom theatre is a hobby, rather than a day job. Each year Edinburgh […]