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Invisible Women: Talking about Menopause

Thursday, 6 June, 2019 - 15:42

By Kay Williams, Lesley Kelly and Daphne Loads Despite welcome changes in the way we think about women’s health and wellbeing, nevertheless in a recent STUC survey 32% of respondents said that menopause was treated negatively in their workplace and 63 % reported that it was treated as a joke. This can’t be good for …

Wikimedian in Residence

Friday, 31 May, 2019 - 09:11

by Ewan McAndrew Previously posted on the thinking.is.ed.ac.uk blog. Read the original post here. Wikipedia is the 5th most visited website in the world and is an important first stop when looking up any topic – it is truly an incredible resource. But its power can be dangerous. It lacks diversity both in its editorship and its …

Medieval Abbeys Under Siege: A Trip to the Scottish Borders

Thursday, 23 May, 2019 - 14:21

By Hannah Purtymun Hannah is a native of Los Alamos, New Mexico. She graduated with dual bachelor’s degrees in Economics and International Studies from Colorado State University in the Spring of 2018. She is currently pursuing an MSc in Medieval History at the University of Edinburgh where she is also President of the Late Antique …

The Life of an Event

Thursday, 23 May, 2019 - 10:20

A book event in 8 steps, featuring ‘The Life of a Book: with 404 Ink and Chris McQueer’ Written by Kirsten Knight Much in the way that a book can require months of writing and production to produce a living, breathing novel, events are also a painstaking process which mercilessly drain morale and resources. I’m …