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Issue: 104, 21/10/29 p. 661-662
Heading: The Scotch Student. (Continued from p. 647)
Category: Education   Health   Medicine   Law   Social Anthropology   Poverty   
Topic: [Second installment of a personal account of student life at Edinburgh university. It pokes mild fun at Edinburgh`s distinguished reputation and record of academic success by suggesting the manners of its students are uncouth. The article contrasts poor student lodgings, restricted diet and abuse of alcohol with the seeming gentility of the fine shops of the city. Nevertheless, the piece finally refers to the superiority of the Scottish educational system]
Institution: University of Edinburgh   

Issue: 104, 21/10/29 p. 663-664
Heading: Mount Vesuvius in 1829. (From the German)
Category: Geography   Italy   Geology   Volcanoes   Literature   Science   
Topic: [The trip of a party of Germans to the erupting crater of Vesuvius, described in detail by Herr Waiblinger. Emotive writing personifying the volcano which is called "Fra Diavolo" and giving the subjective impressions of the writer, is mixed with writing which attempts to assess the dimensions of the crater, the height of the cinder cones, the pace and intensity of the activity, the course and heat of the lava stream. The writer resolves the tensions between the two aspects of his own account by projecting the spirit of "scientific" enquiry onto his companions. "They", he claims, were determined "to examine the crater in a thorough truly German manner". He did not feel the need to enter the crater; he "seated [himself] comfortably" and "contemplated the rich colours in this mighty volcano" ]
Person: WAIBLINGER, Herr   
Source: Abend Zeitung   
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Issue: 104, 21/10/29 p. 657-658
Heading: Turkey and Greece
Category: Geography   Turkey   Greece   
Title: Appendix to Constantinople in 1828
Author: MAC FARLANE, Charles   

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