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Centre for Research Collections series: Volunteering at the CRC

Have you been reading this series? Do you feel a rising urge to handle precious items guarded by the Centre for Research Collections (CRC)? Are you sad because you cannot think of a way to incorporate the university’s collections into your studies? Despair not, we have good news for you: the CRC is continuously accepting […]

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Centre for Research Collections series: a trip to the ground floor, and Chinese connections

If you read the past articles of this series, you will be aware that the university’s Centre for Research Collection (CRC) is located on the top floor of the main library, with thousands of collection objects waiting to be studied by inquisitive students at the university. This is not as well-known as the CRC would […]

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Centre for Research Collections series: Violins Without Sides

Edinburgh student life typically includes frequent trips to Niddry Street off the Cowgate, home to a real institution within Edinburgh’s nightlife: Hive. But there is another hidden jewel on Niddry Street, just opposite the infamous nightclub. St Cecilia’s Hall, where the University of Edinburgh’s musical instrument collection lives, is a space which celebrates music throughout […]

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Main Library top floor: Elle Mckee’s ‘Banners of the banned’

Last week, a new series on the University of Edinburgh’s Centre for Research Collections (CRC) was introduced, and two things were stressed. First, that the university’s collections are fantastically versatile and ever-growing, and not a bunch of dusty antiques in a stuffy archive. And second, that they are generally available to members of the student […]