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One Day Without Us

Show your support for our international community of staff, students, family and friends by getting involved in the SPS celebration as part of ‘One Day Without Us’. This is a national day of events on 20th February, in support of EU and non-EU nationals living, working, and studying in this country.

We are asking you to support our celebration by looking out your favourite recipes, dusting off your apron and donating some baked goods to keep our hungry helpers going or by coming along to ground@CMB on Monday and taking part in any of our fantastic, interactive events.


When: Monday 20th Feb | 12noon – 2pm (with a unifying action at 1pm)

Where: Ground@CMB | Chrystal Macmillan Building | 15a George Square | Edinburgh

How: By getting involved in the events taking place in CMB - by sampling our international treats, knitting a pompom for hope, making your voice heard on social media - or by taking part in the OneDayWithout Us candle lit gathering on The Mound,  later in the day.

SPS Events

Home Baking

Sample delicious treats from around the world.

Knitting & Pompom Making

Grab your needles and knit for hope not hate.

Placard Making

Use your creativity to help create candle lit vigil placards.

Post-it Wall Creation

Post your thoughts on migration on our Wall of Unity in ground@cmb.

Interactive Twitter Wall

Tweet a selfie using the hashtag #GlobalSPS to appear on our interactive Twitter wall in CMB.

Let us know where you’re from or where your research is based and what you're working on?

Digital Map Display

We’ll be showing where our staff and students come from as well as where research, fieldwork and collaborations are based on our SPS map.

Edinburgh Vigil

Organised by  One Day Without Us:  a candle lit gathering with contributions from poets and musicians, 17:30 – 19:30 Monday 20th February, The Mound, Edinburgh, EH1 1YZ.

Further Information

Anyone who would like to donate a cake/snack, would like to volunteer their time from 12 – 2pm or who has an international link, project or personal photograph that they would like to be featured on the Digital Map please contact Wezi Mhura :

Further resources and information on the national campaign are available online at: (#1DayWithoutUs)

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