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I have a new hero

Like many of my fellow stem students I spend little time in the main library on George Square. Though in my case it’s out of pure laziness rather than an increased proximity to King’s – though I do like their library more, a lack of ‘social scientists’ adds a certain air of legitimacy to the […]

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16-year-old arrested in connection with library attack

CW: racial abuse and physical assault A 16-year-old has been arrested in connection with a racially aggravated assault that took place outside the University of Edinburgh’s main library in George Square on 11 December. Speaking to The Student last week, the individual subjected to the attack stated: “What terrifies me the most is that it […]

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Centre for Research Collections series: a trip to the ground floor, and Chinese connections

If you read the past articles of this series, you will be aware that the university’s Centre for Research Collection (CRC) is located on the top floor of the main library, with thousands of collection objects waiting to be studied by inquisitive students at the university. This is not as well-known as the CRC would […]

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Centre for Research Collections series: Violins Without Sides

Edinburgh student life typically includes frequent trips to Niddry Street off the Cowgate, home to a real institution within Edinburgh’s nightlife: Hive. But there is another hidden jewel on Niddry Street, just opposite the infamous nightclub. St Cecilia’s Hall, where the University of Edinburgh’s musical instrument collection lives, is a space which celebrates music throughout […]