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Drinking Coffee, Thinking Coffee: philosophical discussions over coffee

Hot milk pouring from a steel jug into a cup of coffee
Philosophy researchers are teaming up with baristas to marry philosophical discussions and coffee tastings

Call for students to engage with community-based research projects focused on health and wellbeing

The 2018 'Our Health' cohort of  students, hard at work reflecting on their learning journeys. Photo by Proteus
Social science students are encouraged to apply to take part in the 2019 ‘Our Health’ projects, working with communities to set real-word research questions around wellbeing

Psychology PhD student awarded cybercrime internship

Nikolaos Theodoropoulus is spending 3 months working with Scottish Government researchers on cybercrime

Undergraduate student commended for linguistic research on boat-dwelling community

Tap Mun, Hong Kong, which is one of the sites where Priscilla conducted interviews with Tanka speakers
Man Yan Priscilla Lam has been awarded the Best Experimental Design Award at EUYSRA for her research project on the phonology of Tanka Cantonese

John Starr named in Top 10 Inspiring Physicians 2019

The late Professor John Starr has been named in the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh list of Top 10 Inspiring Physicians 2019

Tackling depression and dementia over a Pint of Science

Pint of Science festival logo - an illustration of a pint glass with beer, containing a pink brain on top wearing glasses.
Philosophy researcher Mark Miller and Psychology PhD student Brittany Blankinship share their research insights on depression and dementia at the 2019 Pint of Science Festival (20-22 May)

Philosophy staff shortlisted for Teaching Awards

Katie Monk and Mark Sprevak have both been shortlisted for the 2019 Teaching Awards

Philosophy PhD student paper accepted for prestigious conference

Olivia Coombes will present her paper at the largest philosophy conference in the UK

Edinburgh Science Festival: music and the mind

Psychology researchers share their research into dementia, turn-taking and motor neurone disease at the 2019 Edinburgh Science Festival (6-21 April)

Celebration of research impact highlights MND research

Image generated by a high-tech brain scan
Professor Sharon Abrahams' research into motor neurone disease was highlighted at a University event celebrating knowledge exchange and impact activities