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New independent and unaligned Edinburgh based think tank established

 

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The Scottish Centre on European Relations was launched last month with the stated aim:

“to inform, debate, and provide up-to-the-minute, high quality research and analysis of European Union developments and challenges”

While it focuses on pan-EU issues it has a particular focus on Scotland’s EU interests and policies.

Recent publications include:  “Scotland’s Transition to EU membership”; “What is Really Driving Populism in Europe” and  “Scotland’s Brexit Choices”

You can check out recent publications here.

 

Explorathon 2016

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Explorathon 2016 programme detail

Explorathon 2016 will take place on the 30th of September with simultaneous events running in Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Glasgow and St. Andrews.

It will be the third and largest of the Explorathon events so far, so if you’re inspired by science, or want to be, do have a look to see what’s on offer. Separate programmes of events are now available for each location:

Aberdeen

Edinburgh

Glasgow

St. Andrews

Some events will doubtless prove to be very popular, so booking may be required in order to avoid disappointment.

Explorathon is funded by the European Commission under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions programme

Check out Explorathon’s Twitter and Facebook feeds for more info!

Free Access to National Library of Scotland Digital Collections

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Did you know that you can register with The National Library of Scotland to access a wide range of licensed digital collections?  Provided your main address is in Scotland you can use many of these digital collections from any computer meaning you do not have to make a special trip to the NLS in Edinburgh.

You can use these digital collections to do subject searches.

So for anyone interested in the EU and the referendum, for example, three resources could be of interest:

Brill

Humanities International Complete

JSTOR

The NLS also has a web page with resources relating to the European Union and the forthcoming referendum.

So if you live in Scotland , why not register for free and have a browse?