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Lifestyle’s Top Picks: what’s on in Edinburgh this week

Our ‘What’s On’ section is here to provide you with the perfect go-to guide for those nights where you find yourself sat in your flat twiddling your thumbs. Whether it’s a pub quiz, a night at the theatre or a free Yoga class, this section has got you covered, whatever you fancy doing. Date, time […]

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How to celebrate Mother’s Day when you’re away from home

Celebrating all things motherhood, last Sunday, families came together to show appreciation and love for their mums. Being at university can mean that you might not be able to physically be with your mum on the day, but don’t let distance stop you from showing your love. Here are some student-friendly ideas to let your […]

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Why International Women’s Day should be celebrated all year long

March 8 marked the annual celebration of International  Women’s Day. More than a hundred years ago, feminist movements emerged all over the globe, with 1911 being the first year to bring more than one million people together. The motivation behind this tradition is rooted in the deep gender inequality that was prominent in the harsh […]

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Free HIV testing at the University of Edinburgh, a quick and easy procedure

The original name that was given to HIV was Gay-related Immune Deficiency (GRID) and was based on the assumption that only gay men could contract it. This name did not stick, but the myth did. Although HIV does disproportionately affect men who have sex with men – according to the Terrence Higgins Trust, “of the 4,363 […]

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Golden Hare Short Story Club

Edinburgh is lucky enough to benefit from numerous independent bookshops, including Lighthouse Books, the Edinburgh Bookshop, Transreal Fiction, Armchair Books, and Golden Hare Books. This bookish community is growing from quietly cosy places to curl up with a book, to one which can attract hundreds of ‘interested’ clicks on Facebook. Author events, book readings, book […]

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LGBTQ+ History Month: the events taking place across Edinburgh

This LGBTQ+ History Month is a particularly special one as it marks fifty years since the Stonewall Riots in New York. This was one of the fundamental events that was a major catalyst for the gay liberation movement that began in the late 1960s. To celebrate this, and to support the community and their history, […]

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What’s on: Growing Stories at the Scottish International Storytelling Festival

We all know the city of Edinburgh is world-renowned as a hub for cultural arts. In August, festival-goers flock to Scotland’s capital to soak up everything the Festival Fringe has to offer. What we tend to forget, however, is that the arrival of autumn doesn’t mark the end of our city’s celebration of culture: there’s […]

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Features: Edinburgh Soup

Soup is a magical food, which warms you to the very core on the coldest of Wintery days and fills you right up all at the same time. There are so many wonderful flavour combinations – throw a handful of vegetables together into a blender, add some stock and additional seasonings of choice and you’ve […]