Diners at Café Tartine can tuck into to a menu featuring purple-themed dishes on Mother's Day. The restaurant is one of several Edinburgh eateries supporting International Epilepsy Awareness Day - also known as Purple Day.

Funds raised will be donated to The University of Edinburgh’s Muir Maxwell Epilepsy Centre, a medical research facility dedicated to improving the lives of children with...
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Purple menu raises funds for epilepsy day

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New findings challenge the results of previous studies, which had suggested that those who undergo elective surgery at the end of the week are at a greater risk of dying.
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Weekend surgery has no impact on survival

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The event at the University of Edinburgh will showcase new tools to speed diagnosis of diseases, and will provide a platform for discussions on how to solve the growing problem of bacteria and other diseases becoming resistant to the medicines used to treat them.

The event has been organised by Edinburgh Infectious Diseases, a network of scientists and medical experts from across the city.
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Superbugs in the spotlight

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Professor Jeffrey Stout's Gifford Lecture Series 'Religion Unbound: Ideals and Powers from Cicero to King' will take place 1 - 11 May. It will trace the ideal’s history and explain how its defenders have defined and criticized religion.

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Professor Jeffrey Stout - Religion Unbound

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The Innovative Healthcare Delivery Programme (IHDP) is delighted to welcome Sir Harpal Kumar, Chief Executive of Cancer Research UK, to the Farr Institute Scotland on Friday, 28 April 2017, to deliver a lecture titled 'Data to drive intelligence and improve patient outcomes'

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IHDP Guest Lecture Series with Harpal Kumar, CEO of Cancer Research UK

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Our staff and students will be involved in more than 50 drop-in activities, talks, debates and workshops, in this year’s Edinburgh International Science Festival.
The festival will run between 1–16 April at a number of venues throughout the city.
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University makes Science Festival connections

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We guarantee an offer of accommodation for all eligible undergraduate students from outside Edinburgh - your home away from home.
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Accommodation

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Technologies to transform teaching at Edinburgh are being promoted in a series of staff and student events this spring.
The Future Teacher programme looks at how teaching is changing and how staff and students should respond.
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Hi-tech teaching initiative offers bright future

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The University of Edinburgh is partnering with Edinburgh International Festival for its awe-inspiring opening event, Bloom.

The event is part of the newly unveiled programme, which marks the world-famous festival’s 70th anniversary.
Dance students and academics have launched a pilot project to assess how dance can benefit older adults, in particular those with dementia. The Swing Dance project is a partnership between Dance Base and the Institute for Sport, Physical Education and Health Sciences at the University of Edinburgh.
Global health scientists from The University of Edinburgh are helping to tackle some of the biggest challenges facing mankind.

Their work is featured in a new film from Foreign Office, detailing how Edinburgh is working in close collaboration with the best and the brightest around the world to address deadly infections. #GlobalBritain
Wondering what it is like to live and study in Edinburgh? We’ve invited current students to tell us their stories on our student blog.

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Drawn to Edinburgh

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The Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation (ECCI), based at the University, hosts Scottish arm of Europe’s largest climate entrepreneurship programme Climate-KIC.

ECCI will be one of four centres in the UK and Ireland, and the first in Scotland, for Climate-KIC, which seeks to help tackle climate change through partnerships between the private, public and academic sectors.
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Low-carbon business initiative comes to ECCI

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This year's Scotland + Venice by Edinburgh College of Art at the University of Edinburgh alumna Rachel Maclean will critique post-truth.

Spite Your Face ­– Rachel Maclean’s new film at the Venice Biennale – will be a dark Venetian fairytale, which offers a critique of the contemporary ‘post truth’ political rhetoric.
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Art graduate reveals Venice vision

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The main library is now open 24/7! Here is a view of the library through the eyes of one of our students.

Students are in charge of the Instagram account for a few days. Follow their adventures and see how it is to be a student in Edinburgh: [ Instagram.com Link ] #drawntoedinburgh
Edinburgh is a beautiful, historic city that has regularly been voted as one of the most desirable places to live in the world. Find out what it is like to study here. #drawntoedinburgh
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City life

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A team led by the Asthma UK Centre for Applied Research at The University of Edinburgh, Queen Mary University of London and The University of Manchester reviewed results from 270 studies that evaluated the success of supported self-management.

Helping people with asthma take control of their own illness reduces symptoms, improves quality of life, reduces emergency use of health services and...
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Asthma study finds support saves lives

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The University is partnering with Edinburgh International Festival for its awe-inspiring opening event, Bloom.
A series of spectacular illuminations and projections are set to delight audiences, blossoming in a city-centre location on Friday, 4 August.
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Festival ties flourish in spectacular style

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Celtic Knot conference: a collaboration between Wikimedia UK and The University of Edinburgh.

The event will take place on 5 and 6 July and will focus on Celtic Languages and Indigenous Languages, showcasing innovative approaches to open education, open knowledge and open data that support and grow language communities. #StPatricksDay
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Celtic Knot conference at the University of Edinburgh

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