SPS have top Resource List of semester one!

Sociology 1A had the most used Resource List of semester one, 2014/15, with an average of 67.3 visits per student.

Find out what the course organisers, tutors and students thought about their Resource List and how useful it was for them.

Sociology 1A Takes Top Spot

Sociology 1A – Students and Tutors

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See the Resource Lists @ Edinburgh website or their blog: http://libraryblogs.is.ed.ac.uk/resourcelists/

Caroline Stirling – Academic Support Librarian for Social and Political Science


50 Years of Sociology at Edinburgh: Professor Tom Burns

In 1964 the Sociology department at University of Edinburgh was founded by Tom Burns. A prominent sociologist and one of the first sociologists to be elected to a Fellowship of the British Academy, Professor Burns worked at the University until his retirement in 1981.

The Centre for Research Collections at the University Library holds Professor Burns papers. Although these are currently uncatalogued and require some extensive conservation work, I was allowed a sneak peak at a box of offprints that is part of his collection of papers (Tom Burns offprints: Accession no. E2002.6).


The City as Looking Glass by Tom Burns in Prospect (1960)

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