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What’s On in Edinburgh this week
the Edinburgh Reporter
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Andrea Nightingale
Think Africa Press
Director of MSc in Environment and Development, University of Edinburgh Andrea Nightingale is the Director of the MSc in Environment and Development and a Lecturer in Environmental Geography at the University of Edinburgh. She has a PhD in Geography from ...

EUP history wins Saltire Book of the Year
The Bookseller
The Scottish Town in the Age of Enlightenment 1740-1820 (Edinburgh University Press), written by historians Bob Harris and Charles McKean of Dundee University, was awarded the top prize at the Saltire Society's annual literary awards, held in Edinburgh ...

Scottish fact of the day: Edinburgh Airport
The Scotsman
The present terminal building was designed by leading proponent of modernism Sir Robert Matthew - also responsible for the design of the David Hume tower and Adam Ferguson buildings at Edinburgh University - and has been revamped in recent years to cope ...

Account of urbanisation wins Saltire Book of the Year prize
Herald Scotland
At the Saltire Society's annual literary awards, held in Edinburgh last night, The Scottish Town in the Age of Enlightenment 1740-1820, a work by history professors Bob Harris of Oxford University and the late Charles McKean of Dundee University ...

Edinburgh students use Google Glass to assess cyclists' stress levels
Students from Edinburgh University have used Google Glass to assess people’s stress levels while cycling. They hope their research will help identify ways to increase confidence among nervous riders, as well as in people who are too afraid to get on a ...

University of Aberdeen names new rector
Evening Express
THE new University of Aberdeen rector has been named. Maggie Chapman, co-convener of the Scottish Green Party triumphed over solicitor James Steel, who tutors law students, by 1,415 votes to 695. Zimbabwe-born Ms Chapman is an Edinburgh councillor who ...

Obituary: Philip Andrew Dacker, solicitor
The Scotsman
Academically, he excelled at the Edinburgh Academy, which led to an acceptance to study Law at the University of Edinburgh. There he met friends for life. After graduating from the University of Edinburgh, his career in the legal profession began as an ...

Q&A with author James Robertson
Financial Times
James Robertson was born in Kent in 1958. He studied history at the University of Edinburgh and did a PhD on Walter Scott. He is the author of five novels, four collections of short stories, a book of poetry and several Scots translations of children’s ...

Scottish Greens co-convener elected University of Aberdeen rector
The co-convener of the Scottish Greens has been elected rector of the University of Aberdeen. Edinburgh City councillor Maggie Chapman replaces dairy tycoon Maitland Mackie, who died in May after a short illness. Ms Chapman, who describes herself as a ...

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