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Robert Logie elected 51st Bartlett Lecturer

Psychology professor awarded lectureship for lifetime contributions to Experimental Psychology

Arts in Tongues project picks up award

Bilingualism Matters - Arts in Tongues
A project aiming to inspire local Edinburgh communities to connect with languages has won the Collaboration Award at the recent Creative Edinburgh Awards.

Philosophy professor secures £690k to lead on new research project

Shannon Vallor - Technomoral Futures
Professor Shannon Vallor to be principal investigator on a UKRI Trustworthy Autonomous Systems Programme: Responsibility Grant, funded by ESPRC

Festival aims to up Gaelic’s profile in Capital

Ceilidh Night at the 2019 Gaelic Festival
Experts whose research highlights the benefits of speaking more than one language are to launch Edinburgh’s annual Gaelic Festival.

RSE Research Award to fund a workshop on Specific Learning Disorders in Scotland

Edinburgh and St Andrews researchers awarded new RSE Research Workshop Grant for Scottish study

Research festival spotlights pressing issues

The secrets to long lasting relationships, discussions around diet choices, and the environmental benefits of seaweed are among the topics to be explored at a major research showcase.

Primary school pupils learn about language evolution and how the brain works at Midlothian Science Festival 2021

Hundreds of primary school pupils will learn about language evolution and how the brain processes information from the environment with our senses at Midlothian Science Festival Programme for Schools

Psychology research features in BBC dementia documentary

Psychology researcher Rob McIntosh and graduate Alicia Willoughby contributed to the two-part documentary series 'Dementia and Us', which follows four people with dementia and their families over the course of two years

Visionary research celebrated with Fellowships

Composite image of the six academics who received the government fellowship.
Six Edinburgh academics have been announced as recipients of a government fellowship to propel research tackling global challenges and to bring innovative ideas to market

Seminars spotlight subjects’ shared language

Secondary pupils are being invited to explore the similarities between language learning and mathematical problem solving in seminars involving Edinburgh experts.