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The price of beer: Keep craft drinkers out of my pub

Last week, my flat mate solemnly informed me of the piercing news that the price of beer in our local pub had increased and the student discount on our favourite ale had gone completely. A common retort to this plight from older generations is “You’re a student. Enjoy the £4+ ales when you start earning […]

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Short Rant: I Hate The World Cup

Upon reading the title, many adjectives probably came to mind about the pillock who penned it. Killjoy, traitor, and friendless all probably come to mind, but hear me out. Yes, I hate the world cup, but it’s not for any moral objections or my lack of affection for the beautiful game.  On Monday, I found […]

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Sober October? Isn’t life hard enough?

October has rolled around and you notice the nights getting colder. In the distance the hanging sign of the pub swings in the wind where you are meeting a friend for a drink and a catch-up. Battling the increasing breeze, you up your pace and make a beeline for its doors. The first round is […]

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The impact of UK lockdown on the student pubs of Edinburgh

On the 20th March, three days before Prime Minister Boris Johnson addressed the nation with news of the lockdown, all pubs, bars and restaurants were ordered to close, along with other establishments such as clubs and leisure centres, in order to limit the spread of Covid-19.  Dave Moore, the general manager of ‘The Southsider’, a […]

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Out of the lab and into the pub: Scientists find a new venue for sharing science

Five years ago, a group of UK-based postgraduates and postdoctoral researchers, led by Dr Praveen Paul and Dr Michael Motskin, decided to create a festival that combined two unlikely things, beer and science. Calling the festival Pint of Science, their idea was to bring a personal touch back to science by taking scientists out of […]