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Edinburgh Festival Fringe: Languages, love and feminist philosophy

PPLS researchers at the Fringe - promotional artwork for shows
Researchers from the School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences will take the stage at this year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe

Extra year in class raises IQ, study finds

An extra year of schooling can noticeably increase a person’s IQ, research suggests

Psychology topics brought to high school pupils

Undergraduate Psychology students have been working with pupils at Craigroyston Community High School to introduce them to topics such as mental health and well-being

Linguistics professor to inspire new generation of students at Summer Showcase

Geoff Pullum will make the case for why the study of linguistics matters at the British Academy event for schools and colleges

Researchers expose flaws of 'sonic attack' study

A study into the health of American diplomats following the 'Havana embassy attacks' is deeply flawed, according to neuroscientists

Psychology hosts Food for Thought in Malawi

MamaLita
The work of the charity MamaLita, which champions quality education in Malawi, will be highlighted at a celebratory event featuring the founder of Mary’s Meals

Research at spring festivals: design, robots and debates

PPLS research at May festivals 2018
The School's researchers Simon Kirby, Mark Sprevak and Andy Clark are all sharing their work at UK festivals this spring

Edinburgh undergraduate linguistics conference is a huge success

Students from the School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences organised the sell-out 2018 conference for the Undergraduate Linguistics Association of Britain (ULAB)

Philosophy professor to deliver Royal Society prize lecture

Michela Massimi will be awarded the 2017 Wilkins-Bernal-Medawar Medal and is giving her prize lecture 'Why philosophy of science matters to science'

Obituary: Geoffrey Madell

It is with sadness that the School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences announces the death on 8th March 2018, at the age of 84, of Geoffrey Madell, former Senior Lecturer in Philosophy. He is survived by Muriel, his wife of over forty years.