Capturing Lives in Scotland's Communities: An Online Arts Award Explore project

Young people from across Scotland are being asked to get involved a new art project to document life in their communities in the year 2020.

Frailty as important as age or underlying health issues in Covid-19 death risk

Frailty is as important as either age or underlying health issues in determining whether someone may die from Covid-19, a new study has found.

Uniting global voices in music

The University of Aberdeen is playing a leading role in the creation of a new international song of friendship and healing - launched on the anniversary of the signing of a treaty which officially restored peace to the world.

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The University of Aberdeen is a founding partner of The Conversation UK. See below our academics' articles and opinion pieces on various topics of public interest.

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Lessons from history for the Current Covid-19 Pandemic:

Third year history student Tomás Pizarro-Escuti explores the lessons of The Spanish Flu through the lenses of applied history.   History, in its purest form, can be defined as the knowledge of humanity’s past based upon reliable sources. Nevertheless, the historian’s role in its reconstruction of the past should not only be inspired...

Standing on the Shoulders of Medical Giants

Neil McLennan reflects on the lessons that can be learned from Aberdeen graduate and 'giant' of public health Sir Wilson Jameson during the Covid-19 pandemic. In just a matter of weeks, COVID-19 has changed our lives beyond recognition. ‘Self isolation’ and ‘social distancing’ have become the words of the moment. Lying behind this...

There is a risk that the First World War will become what the Napoleonic Wars have become; distant and largely forgotten

Neil McLennan from the School of Education reflects on the need to find new ways to commemorate the First World War - otherwise he warns there is a risk of it dropping from our collective memory. Today’s Remembrance Day holds special significance for two reasons.  It is the first Armistice Day remembrance...

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