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The spaces where people meet and things happen.

Rather than the iconic or the familiar, this edition of Edit seeks to celebrate Edinburgh’s campus nooks, common spaces and social places. 

Often unassuming and modest, our shared spaces help make the other stuff happen. From tea breaks to serious debates and frivolous flights of fancy, common places are about spaces that bind people together, foster friendships and spark ideas. Sometimes the only remarkable thing about them is the kettle, the biscuit tin or the mug tree, but isn’t that the point?

Photo of Darwin Dance Hall Ashworth Laboratories
Darwin Dance Hall, Ashworth Laboratories. Photo by Laurence Winram.
Photo of Easter Bush campus vegetable garden
Easter Bush campus vegetable garden. Photo by Heather Thomson.
Photo of the Cockburn Geological Museum, Grant Institute
Cockburn Geological Museum, Grant Institute.
uCreate Studio, Main Library
uCreate Studio, Main Library.
Photo of Royal Medical Society common room, Potterow.
Royal Medical Society common room, Potterow. Photo courtesy of the Royal Medical Society.
Photo of fourth floor breakout space, 50 George Square
Fourth floor breakout space, 50 George Square.


We want to know where your common place is.

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