An Edinburgh nursery has picked up an award for being the best in Britain. The Cowgate Under 5s centre run by the City of Edinburgh Council, won the Nursery World Awards 2008 at a ceremony in London on Friday last week.

Craig Clunas, Professor of the History of Art at the University of Oxford, asks what might be taken as ‘modern art' in the Chinese context, and at how the arguments of the past continue to shape

Edinburgh will mark 100 years of Adult Education in the city this year, with a special event that shows its development over the years. Included in the exhibition will be historic records and photographs which detail class programmes and information from as far back as 1908. There will also be information about the latest programme of classes and opportunities to enrol for classes.

To mark the centenary of 100 years of adult education in Edinburgh an open event at Drummond Community High School is taking place on Saturday 30 August. There will be an exhibition of photos and records that paint a picture of the history of Adult Education, taster sessions of classes running this year, demonstrations and displays of students' work.

The Histories & Mysteries Conference will be the only occasion that the Mitchell-Hedges, recently featured in the blockbuster movie Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, is on pub

Stockbridge Library will re-open next week following a £400,000 refurbishment programme, including new computers with free internet access and 4,000 new books, DVDs and CDs.

The Edinburgh International Book Festival pitches camp in Charlotte Square Gardens this year between 9th and 25th
August, hosting a staggering 800 authors from around the world. The quality and range of authors always draws wide interest, and this year is no exception. Following the launch of ticket sales last month, heavy traffic made the web site inaccessible for a while and a good number of events have already sold out.

Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) has launched a 'virtual tour' and a free, downloadable education pack of the rugged Isle of May nature reserve.

It was "the war to end all wars." The "Great War." A time when a generation of men died and were maimed in the nightmare of trench warfare characterised by gas attacks and suicidal rushes on machin