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In conversation with activists at the forefront of the Gordon Aikman takeover

In the week of March 21st, activists from three student groups, Youth in Resistance (YinR), Justice for Palestine Society (JPS) and Student-Staff Solidarity Network (SSSN) ‘reclaimed’ the Gordon Aikman lecture theatre by taking and holding the building for a week whilst opening the space to other students for activities and events. On Thursday, I sat […]

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Gordon Aikman Reclaimed: Was it worth it? 

This article was originally submitted on the 26th March The Gordon Aikman Lecture Theatre was occupied by students from the Staff-Student Solidarity Network Edinburgh, Youth In Resistance Edinburgh, and the Edinburgh University Justice for Palestine Society.  The takeover began on Saturday March 19 and lasted until Friday March 25.  The occupation had several aims: to […]

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Gordon Aikman Lecture Theatre officially opened with memorial lecture by former Prime Minister Gordon Brown

The newly renamed Gordon Aikman Lecture Theatre was officially opened on Wednesday 10 October, by former Prime Minister and University of Edinburgh alumnus Gordon Brown. Previously known as George Square Lecture Theatre, the building was renamed in honour of the late University of Edinburgh alumnus Gordon Aikman, who died in February 2017 from a terminal neurodegenerative […]

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Exclusive: Gordon Brown speaks to The Student

Following his thought-provoking talk in memory of motor-neurone disease campaigner and University of Edinburgh alumnus, Gordon Aikman, to mark the official opening of the Gordon Aikman Lecture Theatre, former News Editor of The Student and Prime Minister, Gordon Brown, sat down with his old student newspaper to discuss his life and the university. First of […]

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The women of colour mural should not have been removed

To all returning students: take a walk through George Square and you might just notice something different. To all the new students who aren’t aware, in a moving gesture, the university has renamed its largest lecture hall, formerly the George Square Lecture Theatre, in honour of the late Gordon Aikman, an alumnus and campaigner for […]

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BREAKING: UCU votes in record numbers to accept proposals and suspend further industrial action

Today UCU members have voted in record numbers  to accept a proposal approved by UUK to resolve the pensions dispute . 63.5 per cent of UCU members turned out to vote with 64 per cent voting in favour and 36 per cent voting against the new proposal. According to the UCU website the new proposal […]