Edinburgh University

HRH The Princess Royal was installed as Chancellor of the University of Edinburgh in the quadrangle of Old College on 26 September 2011.

It was the Pleasance's turn to launch their programme yesterday (Saturday). Walking to the launch in Pleasance Grand theatre you get a real sense of just what an expansive complex the Pleasance Courtyard venue has turned into. 

Over a quarter century of the charity piling back all its profits into its operation means that there are now theatres and bars everywhere at Pleasance Courtyard.

With the sun still with us it seemed like an opportune time to investigate the recently erected tented village at George Square.

The proposed merger between the University of Edinburgh and Edinburgh College of Art (ECA) has been approved by the Scottish Government and will be backed by £13.8 million of new investment from the Scottish Funding Council.

How can staff and students make the necessary changes to achieve a low carbon world? Inspired by student groups, students' associations, and the growing Transition movement, colleges and universities are leading the way. Times/venue TBA

Communities, small and large, across Scotland, are being encouraged to get proactive in the fight against climate change with the help of government funding. The Scottish Government's Climate Challenge Fund (CCF) has been extended and is open to applications for the 2011/2012 round.

Anti-cuts protestors occupied a lecture theatre at Edinburgh University's Appleton Tower last night.

A candid documentary about comedian Stephen Fry, who almost killed himself before he discovered he was bipolar, is one of several films screening at this mini film fest looking at ethical issues around mental health. The six films - three documentary, three drama - will be followed by an audience discussion with an expert panel. There are also three special school screenings.

The 10:10 campaign is a global, grassroots campaign, launched last year, with the aim of raising awareness about climate change and taking steps to reduce our carbon footprint by 10% in 2010.

Wordsmiths and poets are being encouraged to bring forth their rhyme, reason, and humanity for a poetry competition on the theme of genetic research, entitled "Improving the human".