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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.

Hundreds of genes linked to intelligence in global study

More than 500 genes linked to intelligence have been identified in the largest study of its kind

Philosophy professor elected Royal Society of Edinburgh Fellow

Michela Massimi is appointed as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh

Edinburgh International Science Festival: minds, machines, language and dark matter

The School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences will be present once again at the Edinburgh International Science Festival to light it up with activities, discussions and public lectures

Edinburgh Futures Institute: new lecture series hosted by philosophy professor

Michela Massimi, Personal Chair of Philosophy of Science, is hosting a new lecture series called 'the Futures Lectures' showcasing pioneering interdisciplinary research

Psychology research assistant appointed Beltane Public Engagement Fellow

Lauren Hadley is appointed as a Public Engagement Fellow of Beltane Public Engagement Network

Genes are a key to problem-solving powers, study says

More than half of the difference in intelligence between people can be traced to their genes, a study suggests

Cognitive Science Society elects linguistics professor to Governing Board

Kenny Smith is appointed to the Cognitive Science Society Governing Board