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Nuclear power: the solution to all our problems?

Ardent criticism is coming from all factions of parliament on the government’s handling of the energy crisis and with household energy bills possibly topping £5000 next year, this is very much a crisis. However, some of this criticism is misdirected to say the least. Parts of the Labour Party, in the form of the befuddled […]

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Fringe 2022 Review: A Sunday Afternoon with Gordon Brown, Interviewed by Matt Forde

In the spectacular setting of McEwan Hall, the recording of the Gordon Brown episode of Matt Forde’s podcast, The Political Party, provided a one-hour insight into the life, work and ideas of one of the few world leaders who is a true public servant, interested in the livelihoods of the people he represents over his own personal interests.

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Gordon Brown says this is a United Kingdom in name only- and he’s right

Labour’s former High Heidyin has resurfaced. Since Gordon Brown’s premiership he has been most known for his prominent role in the 2014 ‘Better Together’ campaign and his tendency to pop up whenever Scotland’s independence movement looks set to make gains. In his most recent contribution to The Guardian he speaks of a “United Kingdom in […]

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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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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 […]