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Culture Edinburgh International Film Festival Film

EIFF 2022: The Narrow Road Review

As the world leaves the Coronavirus pandemic behind, it is almost inevitable that it will become the subject of many films. The Narrow Road, a film set in Hong Kong in 2020, is an early entry into this genre. Yet it does not try to tell the story of the pandemic in Hong Kong, or […]

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Comedy Fringe

Fringe 2022: Tim Key, ‘Mulberry’ – Poems and Jokes from Inside – Review

In Mulberry, Tim Key – ‘a celebrity shorn of his fame, reduced to government-issued pyjamas’ – recounts his experience of lockdown-life via a series of surreal poems and stories. ‘I decided to spend some time in the hall bit, in-between the bathroom and the bedroom. It was not a bad area.’ It is this strange […]

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News

Coronavirus Cases Soar in Scotland

This article was originally submitted on the 26th March As Covid restrictions ease across the UK and Europe, hospital cases have continued to hit record highs in Scotland. Last week, one in eleven people tested returned positive results.  As a result of this increase, three hospitals in Lanarkshire were reported as beyond full. Since then, […]

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News

University closes 40 George Square study spaces

On February 4, The University of Edinburgh confirmed that the ‘noisy’ study spaces in 40 George Square have permanently closed. The quiet study space in 40 George Square, located within the New College Library on the building’s ground floor, will remain open. The university did not appear to inform students of the closure before it […]

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News

What do the latest coronavirus restrictions mean for students?

Coronavirus restrictions in Scotland began to ease on 17 January, as large outdoor events were permitted to resume. Mandatory face coverings remain in place on public transport and in public places in Scotland, although they are no longer required in England. From 24 January, restrictions on indoor events also changed to allow for nightclubs to […]

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News

Omicron variant sweeps Scotland

As of Wednesday 1 December, there are now ten reported omicron cases in Scotland, a rise of one from five in Lancashire and four in the NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde area reported on Tuesday.  During her announcement on Tuesday, Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon identified the nine individuals as being linked to a single […]

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Comment Student Experience

Online Learning: An Absolute Disgrace

Editors note: this article was submitted for publication on or before the 8th September 2021 and reflects information available at that time. It is an absolute disgrace that the majority of students at the University of Edinburgh will still have online learning this year. Within a mile of campus, there’s the Scottish government “keeping young […]

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Culture Literature

Poem of the week: ‘The Circle Game’ by Margaret Atwood

It’s more difficult than ever to stay connected with people and run from the isolation that has been imposed by our current lockdowns and social distancing. But while the COVID-19 pandemic has distorted our ways of living, removing physical touch from the way we function, it has also allowed us to critique old behaviours and […]