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Paolozzi Tube art to be reborn in Edinburgh

Much-loved mosaics designed for a London Underground station by the celebrated sculptor Eduardo Paolozzi are to be reassembled in the artist’s home city.

Paolozzi Tube art to be reborn in Edinburgh

Search begins for new academic media stars

Applications are now open for a new in-depth media training programme that will give humanities academics in the University a valuable foothold in the media and help them share their expertise with a wide audience.

Search begins for new academic media stars

2015 James Tait Black winners announced

A novel that intertwines global finance, politics and personal relationships, and a biography that offers a portrait of working-class family life have won Britain’s oldest literary awards.

2015 James Tait Black winners announced

Big screen alliance

The University is to strengthen its ties with the film industry by forming a new partnership with the Centre for the Moving Image.

Big screen alliance

Study sheds light on thinking speed

Scientists have discovered a link between our genes and quick thinking skills in middle and later life.

Study sheds light on thinking speed

Digital tool boosts City's literary past

The novelists Sir Walter Scott and Mrs Margaret Oliphant - brought to back to life by Artemis Scotland heritage interpretation services - visited the Main Library to help launch an interactive resource that promotes Edinburgh’s rich literary heritage.

Digital tool boosts City's literary past

College involvement in 2015 Science Festival

The College of Humanities and Social Science is well represented at the 2015 Edinburgh International Science Festival, with staff and students involved in a wide range of events.

College involvement in 2015 Science Festival

Study links symmetry to faster reactions

Children with more symmetrical hands have speedier mental responses than others, according to a study.

Study links symmetry to faster reactions

College Head named RSE Fellow

The Head of the College of Humanities & Social Science is among twelve academics from the University named RSE Fellows.

College Head named RSE Fellow

Careers festival has cultural slant

Students are being offered a taste of what it is like to work in creative and cultural sectors at a new careers festival.

Careers festival has cultural slant

Every UK tower block to be recorded

Experts are creating a unique visual archive of every tower block in the UK to help restore high flats' beleaguered reputation.

Every UK tower block to be recorded

New College Registrar

Dr Catherine Martin has been appointed as the new College Registrar.

New College Registrar

Study links genes with general cognition

Scientists have identified genes associated with people's general cognitive function - how we process information.

Study links genes with general cognition

Complex jobs may protect brain, says study

People in jobs that demand complex dealings with people or data are more likely to stay mentally sharp in later life, a study suggests.

Complex jobs may protect brain, says study

Baboons can amass learning, study shows

One of humankind's most remarkable traits - an ability to achieve great feats by building on the work of others - is also present in the animal kingdom, research suggests.

Baboons can amass learning, study shows


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