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Youth Climate protestors take over Main Library

Shortly before 2pm on Thursday, several dozen activists of the Youth Climate Swarm and People & Planet environmentalist groups occupied the entrance of the Main Library in protest of perceived inaction by the University of Edinburgh on climate change matters. According to several occupiers who spoke to The Student, Thursday’s occupation was specifically in protest […]

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Library services to broaden but ‘click and collect’ to end

The University of Edinburgh’s Library services are to be expanded in line with the easing of lockdown restrictions on Monday 26 April, however not all students are happy with the overall timing and the closure of ‘click and collect’ services. With Scotland set to revert to a tiered system of restrictions from Monday 26 May, […]

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Just Love Edinburgh Stand for Freedom: One Day for their Everyday

Friday 18 October was National Slavery Day, and in order to promote awareness of modern-day slavery, Just Love Edinburgh, a christian charity, stood for twenty-four hours outside University of Edinburgh’s main library. Modern-day slavery is a global issue with 40 million people forced into labour. The public perceives slavery as historical and as such, no […]

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Library Cat: The Observations of a Thinking Cat

As far as University of Edinburgh institutions go, Jordan – more commonly known as Library Cat – is a rather high-ranking one. Instantly recognisable by his black and white coat, which gives him the impression of having been dipped in milk, he has been as much a part of George Square as the David Hume […]