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Sharing things is about people and what makes them tick. It’s about their stories. Each episode is a conversation between two members of our university community. It could be a student, a member of staff or a graduate, the only thing they have in common at the beginning is Edinburgh. Sharing things also starts with an object. A special, treasured or significant item that we have asked each guest to bring to the conversation. The conversations are sometimes funny, sometimes moving and always unexpected. Subscribe now and get to know our community a little bit better.

Sharing things The University of Edinburgh

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Sharing things is about people and what makes them tick. It’s about their stories. Each episode is a conversation between two members of our university community. It could be a student, a member of staff or a graduate, the only thing they have in common at the beginning is Edinburgh. Sharing things also starts with an object. A special, treasured or significant item that we have asked each guest to bring to the conversation. The conversations are sometimes funny, sometimes moving and always unexpected. Subscribe now and get to know our community a little bit better.

    Sharing extra things: Multi Story Edinburgh

    Sharing extra things: Multi Story Edinburgh

    For our final episode of 2021 we decided to share moments from our sister podcast, Multi Story Edinburgh. Multi Story Edinburgh is about sharing stories, finding comfort in the fact that there are always people who are thinking like us, going through the same things, and having to make the same decisions. Each episode is a snapshot of a person and a moment. But each episode also includes something else, something unique and personal. For this very special episode, we decided to draw together a selection of these moments, and celebrate our graduates by sharing the places that have inspired and nourished them over the past two years.  
    This episode features graduates from 2021 and 2020 and includes the special places of Emma, Rosie, Tommie, Victoria, Sara, Lauryn, Madhu, Sheela, Marc, Lucia, Tim, Kirsty, Sarah, Alex, Joanna, Michael and Maddy. Thank you for sharing the special and the personal with us.
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    Music: Since When by Mise Darling from freemusicarchive.org 
    Bells from Christmas Story by Alex MakeMusic from Pixabay. 

    • 30 min
    Gift edition: Part 2

    Gift edition: Part 2

    Our gift to you this Christmas is inspired by George and Tammy from episode 3 of our most recent season. We decided to reflect more on the idea of the perfect gift. What makes something memorable? Is it about the giver, the moment, or a perfect cocktail of everything? We asked this question to you our listeners, and you shared your thoughts.

    Part two of this special gift edition features Elizabeth, Ash, Kate, Struan, Carolina, Finn, Mary, Ashank, Maire, Tianna and Thiu.

    If you have a spare moment this Christmas, check out the Sharing things back catalogue and explore your community through other important objects.  

    Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.  

    Bells from Christmas Story by Alex MakeMusic from Pixabay.

    Graphics from Freepix: Guitar - Designed by Freepik, Picture - Designed by pch.vector, Golf - Designed by vectorpouch, Dog - Designed by rawpixel.com, Santa hat - Designed by Freepik,  Ipod Nano – Designed by Freepik. Also includes Ticket – Designed by BarelyDevi from Pixabay.

    • 23 min
    Gift edition: Part 1

    Gift edition: Part 1

    Our gift to you this Christmas is inspired by George and Tammy from episode 3 of our most recent season. We decided to reflect more on the idea of the perfect gift. What makes something memorable? Is it about the giver, the moment, or a perfect cocktail of everything? We asked this question to you our listeners, and you shared your thoughts.

    Part one of this special gift edition features Lindsay, Scott, Natalie, Nick, Brigid, Wing, Gaurav, Michael, Chiara and Alan. There will be more gifts and more stories in part 2 next week.   

    Join us then or check out the Sharing things back catalogue and explore your community through other important objects.  

    Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.  

    Bells from Christmas Story by Alex MakeMusic from Pixabay.

    Graphics from Freepix: Guitar - Designed by Freepik, Picture - Designed by pch.vector, Golf - Designed by vectorpouch, Dog - Designed by rawpixel.com, Santa hat - Designed by Freepik,  Ipod Nano – Designed by Freepik. Also includes Ticket – Designed by BarelyDevi from Pixabay.

    • 25 min
    Do you want to be part of a Sharing things Christmas?

    Do you want to be part of a Sharing things Christmas?

    Do you fancy being part of the Sharing things audio tapestry of people and memories? Well, if so, you're in luck because we're currently putting together the Christmas special. 

    Please get in touch if you want to share the story behind your favourite gift. What makes something special? Why do we treasure some things and re-gift others. 

    If you'd like to share your gifts memories, contact us at alumni@ed.ac.uk and join the Sharing things family. We'd love to hear from you. Deadline for participation is Monday 6 December 2021. 

    Christmas vector created by freepik - www.freepik.com

    • 44 sec
    Season 5: Super Snippet Special

    Season 5: Super Snippet Special

    So that was Sharing things season 5. Thank you to all our amazing guests. To Kevin, Aisha, George, Tammy, David, Caroline, Nuam, Olivia, Lily and Debora. We started with a  mission to explore hidden and unexpected corners of our university community and what emerged was a fascinating conversational journey through identity, opportunity, escape, family and home. As our new guide, Ayanda brought warmth, curiosity and infectious laughter. We had lots of favourite moments but these conversational snippets have stayed with us. 
    Whether you are a regular listener or new to the Sharing things world, we hope you enjoy season 5's final fling.

    Sharing things will return in 2022. Maybe we’ll be back in the studio again - meeting our guests face to face rather than over a dodgy internet connection. You never know. Here’s hoping.   

    You can find more information on the Sharing things website.

    Graphic images designed by Chris Behr. They are part of his Nice Things icon set. 

    • 21 min
    Lily and Debora: Making history, uncovering stories and taking time for yourself

    Lily and Debora: Making history, uncovering stories and taking time for yourself

    In our sixth and final episode of season 5, guests Lily Mellon and Debora Kayembe talk about making history, uncovering stories and taking time for yourself.

    Lily is currently completing her research Master’s in Scottish Ethnology, Celtic and Scottish Studies at the University, after graduating with an MA in Scottish Ethnology in 2020. Alongside her studies, Lily is exploring Student Records for Underrepresented Student Narrative as the University Histories Archives Intern. You can listen to Lily on the monthly webinar ‘Meet the…Series’ (a live interview and Q&A session) as part of the VOiCE podcast – We’ve Got History Between Us.

    Originally from the Democratic Republic of Congo, Debora is the University’s 54th Rector. Debora is a human rights lawyer and is passionate about advocating against issues such as racism, inequality, children in need, domestic violence and child abuse. From 2013 – 2016, Debora served as Scottish Refugee Council Board member and in 2017 founded the charity Full Options, promoting human rights and peace. In 2019, she became the first African to have her portrait erected at the Royal Society of Edinburgh. Later in 2020, Debora launched the Freedom Walk campaign, which aims to lobby and campaign on behalf of citizens by promoting social reforms, racial justice and community harmony.

    As usual we start with an object, but in season five we celebrate hidden corners and unexpected connections. Subscribe now for University of Edinburgh community exploration and really good chat.

    You can find more information on the Sharing things website.

    Graphic images designed by Chris Behr. They are part of his Nice Things icon set. 

    • 32 min

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