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Responding to a National Crisis: Social Work at Times of Great Need (illustrated with images from the University’s art collection) We find ourselves living through remarkable times. A global pandemic has taken hold and life has changed completely in just a few …Continue reading →

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‘Not a Varsity Bird’: William Soutar’s Student Years TAGS: 100 years ago this week, one of Scotland’s best-loved poets became a student of Edinburgh University. On 13 October 1919, the 21-year-old William Soutar added his name to the university’s …Continue reading →

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Diamonds and Rust: Re-housing the Student Records One of the largest components of the Department of Social Work’s archive is a collection of over 1000 student admission files from 1928, when the school was transferred to the …Continue reading →

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The Edinburgh School of Social Study and Training Foundations: Social work training at the University of Edinburgh has gone through several guises since it was first taught in 1918.  Initially it was established as the Edinburgh School of …Continue reading →

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A New Profession TAGS: | | From 1 October 1928 The Edinburgh School of Social Study and Training, established in 1918, was to be incorporated into the University. Students at the school had been entitled to …Continue reading →

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Cataloguing the correspondence of Thomas Nelson & Sons TAGS: | Cataloguing the correspondence of Thomas Nelson & Sons Last January, our intern Isabella started a 10-week placement at the CRC, as part of her MSc in Book History and Material …Continue reading →

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James Miranda Steuart Barry and the Crimean War TAGS: | | | We recently became aware of a single letter from James Miranda Barry, written just before departure for Sebastopol shortly after its capture by the ‘allies’ in 1855. We acquired it …Continue reading →

Rediscover: The Torrie Collection TAGS: | | | | Rediscover is a new initiative that allows postgraduate students of History of Art to put their original research and knowledge into practice through three displays in Talbot Rice Gallery over …Continue reading →

Meet the Collections Managers TAGS: | | Hannah and I can’t wait to meet some of our users tomorrow, when we do our Pop Up Library session on the 1st floor of the Main Library. We will …Continue reading →

There’s no business like show business TAGS: | | | Tiina Lilja recently graduated in Drawing and Painting at Edinburgh College of Art. Earlier this year, we acquired two of Tiina’s paintings for the University Art Collection as she was an artist we had been …Continue reading →

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