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James Middleton's Parents Hoped He'd Graduate
Female First
James Middleton admits his parents didn't want him to drop out of university. The brother of the Duchess of Cambridge attended Edinburgh University following his time at Marlborough College but decided to leave after the first year since he didn't feel it ...

Universities set for battle as Scottish Boat Race date announced
Allmedia Scotland
MEMBERS of Edinburgh and Glasgow’s university boat clubs came face to face at the Riverside Museum to announce the date of this year’s Scottish Boat Race which will take place on Saturday 24 May in the Harbour area of the River Clyde.

Edinburgh scientists ‘help build chromosome’
The Scotsman
EDINBURGH University scientists have helped build a fully functioning chromosome from scratch. Biologists have successfully constructed one of the complex thread-like structures that carry genes in yeast. An international team of scientists redesigned a ...

Universities set to battle in Clyde boat race
The Evening Times
The overall event will run from 10am until 2pm and is free to attend. Speaking of this year's race, Ronan Murphy, President of Edinburgh University Boat Club, said: "This is a fantastic time of the year for the club with a full schedule of competitions.

Campus close-up: University of Southampton
The Times Higher Education
Researchers from the University of Edinburgh worked with peers at Maastricht University, Hasselt University and Harvard Medical School to look at data on 2.5 million births and nearly 250,000 asthma-related hospital attendances in North America and Europe.

Pandawatch begins – will it be third time lucky?
the Edinburgh Reporter
Working with endocrinologists from the Queen’s Medical Research Institute (QMRI) at the University of Edinburgh, who analyse daily urine samples taken from Tian Tian, the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland’s (RZSS) panda experts have been able to ...

Old hospital transformed into student flats
Edinburgh News
The redevelopment of Deaconess House, which was more recently used as NHS Lothian headquarters, will become home to more than 300 Edinburgh University students at the start of the 2014-2015 academic year. The £14.5 million project is a partnership between ...

Scotland launch of Letterbox Club for better educational attainment of looked-after children
For Argyll
Following the pilot of the Letterbox Club in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Inverclyde, Aberdeenshire and Highlands, evaluations from the University of Edinburgh showed that the arrival of the parcels was a significant event, with carers noting that engaging with the ...

Spies revealed: Edinburgh was hotbed for espionage
Edinburgh News
There’s certainly no denying that the world of espionage is a big seller when it comes to novels and films – and next week’s Spy Festival, organised by Edinburgh University, will aim to decipher just what it is about spy fiction that gives it such a ...

Royal Society of Edinburgh’s highest accolades go to St Andrews academics
The Courier
St Andrews academics have scooped half of this year’s prestigious Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE) prizes. Professor Andrew Whiten, Dr Katie Stevenson, Dr Per Ola Kristensson and Dr Catherine Cazin, who all work at St Andrews University, received ...

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