Potterrow Student Centre

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The building is operated by Edinburgh University Students' Association. The name "Potterrow" recalls a mediaeval suburb which stood outside the town walls. Its Victorian buildings and street layout disappeared when the University demolished the area for redevelopment in the mid 1960s.

Potterrow contains a variety of student entertainment and support services including a shop, a bank, two cafés, Edinburgh's largest nightclub, the University's Chaplaincy, The Advice Place and the main EUSA offices.[1]

During the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in August, the building is used as a comedy venue under the name Pleasance Dome with five performing spaces, operated by the Pleasance Theatre Trust.[2]

In 1986 students voted to rename the centre in honour of imprisoned anti-apartheid revolutionary Nelson Mandela.[3][not in citation given]

The building, with a distinctive large Plexiglas dome, was designed by noted architects Morris and Steedman and completed in 1973.[4] The centre was refurbished in 2012.[5]

References

  1. Edinburgh University Students' Association, George Square and Potterrow
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