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Words with Kendra

In this month’s Words With… interview, we’ve turned the tables on reviewer, Kendra Olson, who is more used to asking the questions for Lothian Life. An American, now living in London, she tells us why she’s an honorary Scot...

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New Horizons at EIF 2016

When Fergus Linehan took over as Edinburgh International Festival Director in 2015, it was the start of a new era. Building on excellent foundations, Fergus has put together a wide-ranging and exciting programme for 2016 in which 2,442 artists from 36 nations will perform between Friday 5 August and Monday 29 August. Read the rest of this entry »

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Women’s Health Research Study

Are you a woman aged 65-75 who is probably underweight? Dr Daniel Crabtree at Edinburgh Napier University would like your help with a research study examining how diet, nutrition and exercise might affect concentration and mental focus.

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Earth to the Stars

Professor Thomas Henderson (1798-1844) was Scotland’s first Astronomer Royal. A native of Dundee, he travelled as far as South Africa to work at the Cape Observatory, before returning home to his prestigious appointment at the Royal Observatory in Edinburgh.

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