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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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New! Social Work Online TAGS: | | | | | | | | | University of Edinburgh Library has recently set up a subscription with ProQuest that gives you access to almost all available ProQuest digital primary source databases until 31st December 2021. See …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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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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Default utility Image Come Hither: Walter de la Mare and the Young of All Ages The English writer Walter de la Mare was born 150 years ago this week on...
Image shows Newspaper Article on Access Course Launch The History of Access to University Ash Mowat is one of our volunteers in the Civic Engagement Team. Ash has been...

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Default utility Image Bearing Witness: The Pre-Digitisation Conservation Treatment of The Witness, Part 1 This week we have the first instalment of a two-part series by Projects Conservator Mhairi...
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