Category Archives: Scottish history

Meet Eat Drink Think

Robbie Bushe from University of Edinburgh’s Centre for Open Learning organised this great event at the end of February as part of the University’s Festival of Creative Learning. It was held in collaboration with one of Edinburgh’s newest and most … Continue reading

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A Saintly Twin Sister: Protectress against convulsions and storms

Scholastica was Benedict’s twin sister, and both were born in Norcia, probably around the year 480. They came from a wealthy family that is said to have lived more or less on the site of the cathedral of Norcia, named … Continue reading

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Scotland’s Tapestry: Launch 2 September

What a treat to join hundreds of other stitchers today. We gathered at the Scottish Parliament to view the tapestry in all its splendour: 164 panels, 300 miles of wools, 60,000 hours of sewing, not to mention the extraordinary input … Continue reading

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Mary’s Wardrobe

No spoilers, but just a quick insight of the talk I’m giving tomorrow about Mary Queen of Scots’ Wardrobe. Sometime late last year, Loura Brooks of Edinburgh University’s Open Studies launched the idea of a combined course on Mary Queen … Continue reading

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