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The relevance of nobel prizes

The relevance of the Nobel Prize and what it truly reflects about scientific research has been questioned, and sentiment among many has shifted to a more critical view of the…

Memory, History and the Allure of the Narrative: Introducing Annie Ernaux

The Royal Swedish Academy on 6 October conferred the 2022 Nobel Prize in Literature upon the French writer Annie Ernaux, ‘for the courage and clinical acuity with which she uncovers…

Where are the female scientists among the Nobel Prize winners?

The scientific community turned its focus this week to the Nobel Committee, as the prizes for significant advances in science were announced. It is a fantastic time for science, with…

“The Times They Are A-Changin’” – Bob Dylan and the Nobel Prize for Literature

Bob Dylan’s words rang true when the Nobel Foundation decided to award the Literature Prize to the iconic songwriter, whose only outright contribution to literature was his experimental prose poetry…

One third of Nobel prize winners educated in UK

A new study by the British Council has shown that over a third of Nobel Prize winners who studied abroad did so at British universities. Of the 860 recipients of…

Edinburgh University Honorary Professor awarded Nobel Prize

Professor Edvard Moser, an Honorary Professor at The University of Edinburgh’s College of Medicine and Veterinary Science, and his wife May-Britt Moser, also an affiliate in the Centre for Cognitive…