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Launch of OPEN-Scotland philosophy education network

Philosophy researcher Lani Watson is launching an online network for people interested in promoting philosophy in schools and communities

Obituary: John Starr

It is with immense sadness that we have learned of the passing of our dear and valued colleague John Starr, who died suddenly at the weekend.

Philosophy pop culture podcast takes off in student-staff partnership project

Two Philosopher, One Podcast, No Problems - logo for the podcast series
Philosophy students have launched a podcast with the help of staff and financial support from the student partnership fund

Psychology PhD student awarded policy internship

Hildigunnur Anna Hall will spend 3 months working with Scottish policymakers on health-related topics

Edinburgh Multilingual Stories Festival

A new festival is celebrating Edinburgh’s linguistic diversity, with Bilingualism Matters as a founding partner

Scots Wird Hunt at Edinburgh Libraries

A magnifying glass hovers over a Scots Dictionary entry for "Wird" (Word)
University linguists team up with Scottish Language Dictionaries and local Scots speakers to illuminate the language's rich history

Perceptive portraits of celebrated group captures how to age well

John Scott and his portrait with the artist Fionna Carlisle  PHOTO Douglas Robertson
Healthy ageing study brought to life in an art exhibition celebrating its participants

Clues that suggest lying may be deceptive

False true
The verbal and physical signs of lying are harder to detect than people believe, a study suggests

Affable apes apt to live longer, study shows

​​​​​​​Male chimps that are less aggressive and form strong social bonds tend to live longer, research suggests.

Risk of veering off-topic in chat rises with age

Risk of veering off-topic
People are more likely to deviate off topic during conversation, the older they become, research suggests.