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School of Social and Political Science: About



The School of Social and Political Science is one of the largest schools in the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Edinburgh.

Our School is mainly housed within the Chrystal Macmillan building on George Square, although we span several other sites across the city.

Breaking the long tradition of naming buildings in George Square after eminent 18th century men, staff and PhD students campaigned to name our newly refurbished building after Chrystal Macmillan in 2008.

Complementing other George Square buildings named after foundational figures of the University and the Scottish enlightenment, the Chrystal Macmillan building reflects the social values of the University today.

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