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Literary awards for tales of love and loss

A novel exploring an unlikely relationship between two actors and a biography that opens a window on the world of fine art have won Britain’s oldest literary awards.

Pro-vaccine messages can boost belief in MMR myths

Current strategies for correcting misinformation about the dangers of vaccinations have the opposite effect and reinforce ill-founded beliefs, a study suggests.

Prejudice against black and ethnic Scots "widespread"

Around one third of black and ethnic minority people in Scotland have experienced discrimination within the last two years, research reveals.

Festival ties bloom in spectacular opening

International Festival 2017 Bloom
The University is to play a key role in the Edinburgh International Festival’s spectacular opening event, Bloom.

Course helps readers share a love of books

Course helps readers share a love of books
The University has collaborated with the Edinburgh International Book Festival to help book lovers get the best out of their reading.

Canadian PM receives honorary degree

Canadian PM Justin Trudeau receives honorary degree
The Prime Minister of Canada, The Rt Hon Justin Trudeau, has been awarded an honorary degree at the University.

Royal Society award honours leading academic

Professor Michela Massimi has been honoured by the Royal Society for her work on communicating the philosophy of science.

Summer school aims to inspire understanding

Summer school
Pupils from Saudi Arabia are visiting Edinburgh for a scheme that aims to increase understanding between people from different cultures.

Lifetime achievement award for IASH head

A major academic association has given a member of staff a lifetime achievement award for their dedication to developing the study of Europe.

High IQ in childhood linked to a longer life

Higher Intelligence in childhood is linked to a longer life, a study suggests.

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