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Former senior civil servant Philip Rycroft appointed to the University of Edinburgh and Centre on Constitutional Change

Philip Rycroft – who, until his recent retirement, was one of the UK’s most senior civil servants in Whitehall and a central figure in Brexit preparations – has been appointed Honorary Professor at the University of Edinburgh, and Associate Fellow of the Centre on Constitutional Change (CCC). [08 Sep 2019]

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An Anthropology of Weddings: 5 Places, 50 Objects exhibition at Central Library

School of Social and Political Science researchers are hosting an exhibition exploring weddings in cultures across the world, at Edinburgh's Central Library throughout September. [30 Aug 2019]

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SPS Politics Professor elected to British Academy

Professor Christina Boswell has been announced as a fellow of the UK’s national academy for the humanities and social sciences. [22 Jul 2019]

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New global network launched to improve health outcomes for refugees

The University of Edinburgh has spearheaded and is now, jointly with the University of the West of Scotland, leading a new international project to tackle the threat of serious healthcare problems among refugee populations. [09 Jul 2019]

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Professor Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o receives Degree of Doctor of Letters

World-renowned Kenyan writer and academic Professor Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o was conferred the honorary degree of Doctor of Letters at the University of Edinburgh Graduation on 8 July 2019. [09 Jul 2019]

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School of Social and Political Science (SPS) hosts European Conference on African Studies

The Centre of African Studies at SPS hosted Europe’s largest conference on African Studies, with 1,500 experts, policymakers, leaders and artists from across the world taking part in academic and cultural events. [24 Jun 2019]

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