School children striking over inaction on climate change originated in Sweden, with 15 year old Greta Thunberg protesting outside her Government’s buildings. Today, similar demonstrations are being held in 60 towns and cities across the UK as students express their concerns over the worsening impacts of climate change.
We hear from University of Edinburgh academics that recently signed an open letter of support for the British climate change school strikes about their motivations for signing.
Continue reading The Edinburgh academics supporting the Youth Strikes for Climate
2018 will be remembered as the year that plastic pollution hit the headlines. While UK Parliament debated the Plastics Bill and supermarkets scrambled to make plastic reduction commitments, one Edinburgh alumni was planning a solo expedition to discover what effect plastic pollution was having on our coastlines, and to spread a message of positivity in tackling the problem. Meet Cal Major.
Continue reading Alumni stories: Cal Major Paddles Against Plastic
Lee Murphy is the Genetics Manager at the Edinburgh Clinical Research Facility where he leads a team providing support to projects investigating the role of genetics in disease and health.
Continue reading Staff cyclist: Lee Murphy
Professor Charlie Jeffery, Senior Vice Principal at the University of Edinburgh delivered an engaging lecture on constitutional change within the United Kingdom in light of the recent Scottish Referendum. Continue reading Constitutional change within the United Kingdom in light of the recent Scottish Referendum
Another look at what’s in the news this week, compiled by Nia. Continue reading In the news: 13th February 2014
Here’s a look at what’s in the news this week by Nia and Angus, two MSc Science Communication students who are currently doing a voluntary placement in our office. Continue reading In the news: 6th February 2014