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A message for you from Urzula Glienecke (she/her), Associate Chaplain and SPN volunteer

Dear Members, Today we have an exciting and emotive message for you from Urzula Glienecke (she/her), Associate Chaplain and SPN volunteer:   I’m delighted to share some great news from the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland. Today it voted in favour of ‘same sex’ marriage. Many voices were saying: ‘At last!’ It has […]

Breathing Space: a week on Iona for LGTBQ+ folks and allies

spending time together, exploring their own identities and the Iona Community’s work for social justice. There’s plenty of time to discover community over meals, to laugh and relax outdoors, to engage in creative activities, to explore this beautiful island with its white sandy beaches and profusion of wildlife, to read or write in the library […]


WORKSHOP: Building a community of active hope Speaker: Urzula Glienecke Theme: Sustainability

Pilgrimage on the Margins: Sharing Stories.

Pilgrimage on the Margins: Sharing Stories ‘As we are approaching Interfaith Week Scotland which focuses on storytelling, allow me to share some stories,’ writes Associate Chaplain Urzula Glienecke.   The man in the silk suit Alex had been a leading manager of a large company, a high flyer and successful. Then the financial crisis came […]

A Spring Tale

This weeks blog by Associate Chaplain Urzula Glieneke:   Allow me to share one of my favourite tales from my childhood by Imants Ziedonis – the Gray Tale. It is profoundly spiritual to me.   “I am the grey one…” But let me write the first sentences in Latvian – it’s so beautiful to me: Es esmu Pelēkais. Es esmu pelēks kā pelēns. Es esmu pelēks kā putns, kā puteklis, kā pelni. Es esmu Pelēkais. I […]


Associations with my hot water bottle related creations so far, from tutorials, 1:1 meetings and casual conversation. (none of these photos being mine, all sources compiled on associated Pinterest board)

Chaplaincy promotes social responsibility and sustainability during Interfaith Week

Associate Chaplain Ali Newell reflects on recent interfaith efforts to highlight sustainability and equality for all within the context of the refugee crisis, Paris Attacks, and Scotland’s Climate March. As part of Scottish Interfaith Week which took place from 22nd – 29th November, the Chaplaincy joined with EIFA (Edinburgh Interfaith Association) to offer the event […]

The In-Common Room

The Chaplaincy Common Room is a warm space with tables, chairs and sofas, open 9.30am-4pm daily Monday to Friday for all students and staff. You can come and study, meet friends, or eat your lunch, and help yourself to tea and coffee. Associate Chaplain Geoffrey Baines was so inspired by it, he wrote a prose […]

Inspiration through association

Imagination is one of the most important abilities of a designer, we use a figurative or abstract word to make associations, to get more inspiration and to find a unique starting point to complete the design work. In the first workshop session we went through some keywords to find or imagine something related to them. […]

Collaborations with Groups and Associations

If you are a group of gamers or a games association and you are interested in using the model or have ideas for it, feel free to contact us:


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