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Exhibition closing event celebrates the art of the extended mind

Marcus Coates, ‘Extinct Animals’, 2018, Plaster of Paris, cast from the artist’s hands. Installation view, ‘The Extended Mind’,
A one-day symposium brings together philosophers and artists to reflect on themes from distributed cognition and art practice

Psychology student’s contribution to diving is recognised at sports awards

Gemma McArthur has been nominated as Outstanding First Year Athlete by the Edinburgh University Sports Union

Games can protect thinking skills in older age

Board games photo
People who play games – such as cards and board games – are more likely to stay mentally sharp in later life, a study suggests.

Diversity debate at Being Human festival

Tommy Curry will discuss diversity in society at the UK's national festival of the humanities

More to our minds than grey matter, show suggests

The theory that cognition – the ability to think and feel – extends beyond the brain to people’s bodies, objects, and even institutions is explored in a new exhibition.

UK's first museum of languages travels to Edinburgh

6 boys gathered around fishpond exhibit at the 'World of Languages' pop-up museum
A series of pop-up exhibitions designed to inspire more people to learn languages is coming to Summerhall as part of the 2019 Edinburgh Multilingual Stories Festival (7-10 November)

Psychology lecturer awarded British Academy-Wolfson Fellowship

Aja Murray has been awarded the British Academy/Wolfson Fellowship, an initiative designed to empower early-career researchers who show exceptional talent in research and public engagement

Responsible debate and intelligent ageing explored at Festival of Politics

Political philosopher Matthew Chrisman and the psychology research project on the Lothian Birth Cohorts will feature in the 2019 Festival of Politics (10-12 October)

Chancellor’s winners announced

Jenny Culbertson is one of four University staff members honoured with a Chancellor's Award for their teaching, research excellence and impact

Ethics of data and AI are focus of appointment

Professor Shannon Vallor
One of the US’s leading experts on the impact of artificial intelligence and other innovative technologies on people’s lives is set to join the University