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School of Social and Political Science: About

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An overview of our structure and governance, including links to all of our member subjects, centres and groups.

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Our Structure

A history of our school and its links to pioneering feminist and pacifist, Chrystal Macmillan.

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Information on our policies relating to equality and diversity, privacy, sustainability and quality assurance.

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Browse our events calendar to find upcoming events within our school, subjects, centres and groups.

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Contact Us

Get in touch with us via email, telephone or social media. Visit us in person at the Chrystal Macmillan Building.

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Join SPS colleagues to raise money in memory of Professor John Peterson

Colleagues from the University of Edinburgh’s School of Social and Political Science (SPS) have challenged themselves to raise £5,000 in aid of postgraduate student learning.

University of Edinburgh hosts first open-access medical anthropology journal

The Medicine Anthropology Theory (MAT) journal, funded in 2013 by scholars at the University of Amsterdam, has migrated to Edinburgh in 2020. Edited by colleagues in the School of Social and Political Science (SPS), MAT is the first journal in medical anthropology to provide permanent and free online access to its content.

Representing social science on the Scottish Science Advisory Council

The School of Social and Political Science’s Professor Janette Webb will advise the Scottish Government on climate change policy and governance, as a new member of the Scottish Science Advisory Council.

Big brands cashed in on Covid-19, study finds

Major producers of alcohol, junk food and soft drinks have used Covid-19 to promote products at the expense of public health, research suggests.