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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)

No benefit in growth mindset theory, study says

A motivational approach to learning used widely in schools to encourage academic success does not benefit pupils, Edinburgh research suggests

Secrets of successful ageing shared in reunion

Almost 300 people reunited to celebrate 20 years of continuous research into healthy ageing

Edinburgh summer shows: Memory, bilingualism and trickery

3 images: 1) digital image of neon post-its arranged like a tunnel 2) light bulb illustration 3) "choose to be curious" banner
Psychology researchers and linguists will share their work at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and the Royal Society of Edinburgh events programme this August

Psychology PhD student awarded cybercrime internship

Nikolaos Theodoropoulus is spending 3 months working with Scottish Government researchers on cybercrime

John Starr named in Top 10 Inspiring Physicians 2019

The late Professor John Starr has been named in the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh list of Top 10 Inspiring Physicians 2019

Tackling depression and dementia over a Pint of Science

Pint of Science festival logo - an illustration of a pint glass with beer, containing a pink brain on top wearing glasses.
Philosophy researcher Mark Miller and Psychology PhD student Brittany Blankinship share their research insights on depression and dementia at the 2019 Pint of Science Festival (20-22 May)

Edinburgh Science Festival: music and the mind

Psychology researchers share their research into dementia, turn-taking and motor neurone disease at the 2019 Edinburgh Science Festival (6-21 April)