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“As diverse and dynamic as youth itself”: EU Footlights’ The Time of Our Lives review

Edinburgh University Footlights have set expectations high after their memorable performance of Chicago, and the EU Footlights Showchoir now presents The Time of Our Lives. This time, too, the performance is very dynamic as well as heartwarming. The play demonstrates different phases that people go through when growing up in high school. Characters expose the audience to […]

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“A fresh take on an overlooked gem from the past”: ‘Tis Pity She’s a Whore review

’Tis Pity She’s a Whore has remained vastly overlooked since its 17th century debut. And ’tis pity indeed: the script is thought-provoking, dramatic and in some ways progressive. Following the doomed love of brother and sister Giovanni and Annabella, the play explores everything from incestuous romance to gender.  It takes a lot to illuminate a […]

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In conversation with the cast and crew of ‘Tis Pity She’s a Whore

The Edinburgh University Theatre Company’s upcoming production of ‘Tis Pity She’s a Whore aims to update a shocking seventeenth-century play for modern audiences. It is a tragedy concerning the siblings and incestuous lovers Giovanni and Annabella. In the week leading up to the first performance, The Student spoke with director Jane Prinsley and lead performer […]

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Striking staff’s wages to be reinvested in student hardship fund

University of Edinburgh Principal Peter Mathieson announced on Thursday in an email to students that additional funds arising from striking staff’s unpaid wages are to be invested in the Student Hardship Fund, as well as in an all-new Student Opportunity Fund. On the topic of salaries forfeited by UCU members who took part in industrial […]

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Politics, poetry, “pot and pills”: 130 years of The Student

8 November 1887. “Students are awakening to a sense of power and responsibility for their share in wise management of the University”. Or so says the editorial published on that day, in edition one of The Student. The brain child of Robert Louis Stevenson, Robert Browning and John Stuart Blackie, The Student was founded following […]

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Mapping Edinburgh’s place in LGBT+ history: past present and future

LGBT+ History Month is both a celebration and a reminder. As a celebration, it’s a time dedicated to looking back at what has already been achieved in the struggle for LGBT+ liberation. Important and often overlooked narratives can be elevated, and we acknowledge the great work done by LGBT+ individuals that has brought us to […]