Trailblazing Professor retires from the University

Professor Anne Ludbrook of the Health Economics Research Unit (HERU) will retire from the University at the end of this month (September 2020).

Singers invited to join global chorus which will become a charity single

A new international song of friendship and healing requires voices to join a chorus in a virtual collaboration which will become a charity single.

Word reimagined: Aberdeen students create online literary festival showcasing the arts

Student-led literary festival WayWORD to run online with a packed programme of events

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Questioning the evidence for rapid growth of 'orthodox' Anglican churches in sub Saharan Africa

Aberdeen academic Andrew McKinnon, Senior Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Aberdeen, questions the evidence for rapid growth of ‘orthodox’ Anglican churches in sub Saharan Africa I have been studying Anglicans fighting about sex for over a decade. In that time, many things have changed, but some have not. The...

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...

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