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Homes for Rocks – Rehousing the Lyell Geological Specimen Collection Today we have the first installment of a two-part series from Joanne Fulton. Joanne is here on an 8-week internship funded by the John R. Murray Charitable Trust to help with …Continue reading →

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Righting Letters – Conserving the Lyell Collection TAGS: | | | | Today we have the first installment of a two-part series from Sarah MacLean. Sarah is here on an 8-week internship funded by the NMCT to help with the conservation of …Continue reading →

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Putting the Pieces Together: The Challenges of Working on Architectural Models (Part 1) Today we have the first instalment of a two-part series from our Projects Conservator, Mhairi Boyle. In this first instalment, Mhairi discusses the assessment and the first treatment steps involved …Continue reading →

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Semply the Best: A Collection in Need of Some Love TAGS: | | | | This week’s blog comes from Project Collections Assistants Anna O’Regan, Winona O’Connor and Max Chesnokov who worked with Preventive Conservator Katharine Richardson on a project back in 2019 to survey …Continue reading →

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The Battle of Life: A look at the Dumfriesshire mental health survey TAGS: | | “worried, dull and anxious, not quite up to the battle of life.” Widowed female, 45-54 yrs, Dull and backward As the second world war was coming to an end a …Continue reading →

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Introduction to Leadership TAGS: | This is a not one of my usual posts about Open Research, but rather a short essay written about and submitted for a Leadership course that I recently completed. I …Continue reading →

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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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High Rises and Lows: Emotions in an Edinburgh Suburb TAGS: | | | | | In 1957 three professionals, a GP, a minister and a headteacher, approached the University of Edinburgh’s Social Science Research Centre requesting a study of the North Edinburgh communities in which …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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