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It’s over 210 years since Professor John Anderson’s legacy established what is now the University of Strathclyde.

Strathclyde is ‘the place of useful learning’ - this ethos dates directly from Professor Anderson, who was considered quite a revolutionary among university academics of his day. Committed to education for the working men and women of Glasgow, he articulated, loudly and clearly, the link he perceived between education and economic growth and prosperity. He was determined that no institution with which he was concerned should ever discriminate against someone because of their religion, race or gender.

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Brown was undoubtedly a big beast, but could have been so much more. 10 Downing Street

Gordon Brown: political giant and wasted talent at the same time

Gordon Brown will retire from the Commons viewed on the one hand as a giant of Scottish Labour who spent 13 years at the pinnacle of frontline UK politics as chancellor and prime minister: the son of the…
The many faces of Edinburgh’s festivals. <p&p>/Flickr

A tale of two festivals: the history of the Edinburgh Fringe

Today, Edinburgh is known around the world for its festivals. Indeed, the Edinburgh International Festival just sold over 13,000 tickets for its first weekend – a new record. But in 1947, when the festival…
With a few notable exceptions, the arts community is voting yes. Hugh Simmons

Scotland Decides ’14: why do artists want independence?

Edinburgh is about to undergo its annual transformation. The population more than doubles as Scotland’s capital plays host to a month-long arts extravaganza with performers, comedians, writers, artists…
Gove got whacked this week, but will the Scots be bothered? Stefan Rousseau

Scotland Decides ’14: will the reshuffle affect the indyref?

In the hours after David Cameron unveiled the biggest cabinet reshuffle in a number of years, the Scottish first minister Alex Salmond took to the airwaves. Putting the eurosceptic Philip Hammond in charge…

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