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The Student

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: EUA IN20/PUB/1

Scope and Contents

From the Sub-Fonds: Publications by the SRC and EUSA:

The Student magazine and The Student newspaper

Edinburgh University Students' Handbook

Gambit (New Varsity Review) and New Gambit


  • late 19th-20th century


Biographical / Historical

The Student was founded by Robert Louis Stevenson in 1887, making it the UK's oldest student newspaper. It began in magazine format, published weekly by the Students' Representative Council, and continued in that format until the late 1940s.
In 1958, it was published in newspaper format and control of it moved to the independent Edinburgh University Student Publications Board. It continues to be produced weekly during term time.


From the Fonds: 3 linear metres