Sarah Irving

I do things with words, mainly English and Arabic

PhD scholarships at CASAW

CASAW – the Centre for the Advanced Study of the Arabic World, based within the Dept of Islamic & Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Edinburgh – is offering … Continue reading

December 15, 2012 · Leave a comment

Arabic-English/English-Arabic poetry book

Reproduced below is a guest post I did for the Arabic Literature (in English) blog on a bilingual poetry book by two Scottish poets – one living in Edinburgh and … Continue reading

December 7, 2012 · Leave a comment

The Intoxicating Rose Garden

One of the joys of being a student is the discounts. Not in noisy pubs, but in Edinburgh’s wide range of music and theatrical venues. As has been observed many … Continue reading

November 24, 2012 · Leave a comment

Gaza and the internet…

It seems fitting, since I’ve spent today holed up in bed with my impressive collection of germs and my trusty PC, that my new heroes are the faceless geeks at … Continue reading

November 17, 2012 · Leave a comment

Ditching Amazon

Inspired by a recent feature from my old employers, Ethical Consumer magazine, I’ve finally taken down my Amazon affiliate links from this site. I should have done it years ago, … Continue reading

November 2, 2012 · 1 Comment

Sara Maitland: Gossip from the Forest

Despite the sudden descent of a lot of extremely Arctic air onto Edinburgh yesterday evening, it was very much worth venturing out for Sara Maitland‘s unofficial launch of her latest … Continue reading

October 26, 2012 · 1 Comment