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Art Culture

Addressing the Legacy of Slavery and Empire at National Trust of Scotland

As the largest conservation charity in Scotland, with around 130 properties under their management, the National Trust Scotland (NTS) has both the resources and responsibility to educate the public about their properties’ colonial past. So how do they plan to do this? On October 14th, 2021, The National Trust of Scotland (NTS) held a lecture […]

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Culture Literature

Is 2021 publishing’s blank page?

Even clichés bear repeating sometimes: no industry has been left untouched by the effects of COVID-19. Though reading is by nature easily enjoyed in the solitary and socially-distant safety of one’s home, the business of publishing that shapes what we read has suffered from the abrupt end of live events, demise of office routines, and […]

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ASEF Capacity Building Training 2019

ASEF Capacity Building Training: An interview with Dr Edizon Fermin

Manvir Dobb talks to Dr Edizon Fermin, the Vice President of Academic Affairs at the National Teacher’s College in the Philippines, on the last day of the ASEF Capacity Building Training programme to reflect on the skills that have been learnt in this course. What do you think are the key issues for higher education […]

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News

Edinburgh University’s anti-racism conference attracts national media scrutiny

On Saturday 28 September the second ‘Resisting whiteness’ conference was held in Pleasance Theatre, an Edinburgh University Students’ Association building. The conference is a series of anti-racist panels and workshops organised by a collective of Queer and Trans People of Colour. The event attracted national media attention by barring white audience members from asking questions […]

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Features

COP26: Glasgow to be host city of 2020 UN Climate Change Summit

Glasgow is set to be the host city for 200 world leaders at the 2020 UN Climate Change Summit to solve the imminent danger of climate change. The conference is aligned with the highly renowned Paris Agreement of 2015, as it is described as the most important gathering since then.  The summit will be held […]

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News

Labour Party conference shows commitment to abolishing private schools

The annual Labour Party Conference was held recently at The Brighton Centre in East Sussex. Numerous issues were on the agenda. Delegates voted for a ‘Green New Deal,’ which will subsidise electric transport, a decision was taken to back Jeremy Corbyn’s Brexit plan, and John McDonnell outlined the proposal for a 32 hour working week […]

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Science Space

Event preview: The national student space conference

Now in its 31st year, the UKSEDS (UK Students for the Exploration and Development of Space) National Student Space Conference (NSSC) 2019 arrives in Edinburgh this coming weekend (2-3 March 2019) for a jam-packed, two day extraordinaire exploring the universe and beyond. Described as the ‘premier event for students interested in space’, the NSSC brings […]

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Corbyn’s speech does little to repair Labour’s reputation

The Oxford Dictionary defines the word ‘ramble’ as to ‘talk or write at length in a confused or inconsequential way’. If asked to define Jeremy Corbyn’s speech to the Labour Party conference last week, it might very well come up with the same answer. However, the speech did make one thing clear: The biggest deficit […]