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Bombs, Bins and Burglary: The Miraculous Survival of the Margaret Morris Collection A fortnight ago I paid my first visit to the Fergusson Gallery, Perth, to begin assessing and listing the Margaret Morris Collection which is housed there. This is the first …Continue reading →

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Introducing ‘Body Language’ ‘Body Language: movement, dance and physical education in Scotland, 1890-1990’ is a new Wellcome Trust Research Resources-funded project between Edinburgh University Library Special Collections and the Fergusson Gallery, Perth  with the support of Moray House …Continue reading →

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“Dear Mr President…” Robert Wallace’s letters to Woodrow Wilson, 1914-1917 Robert Wallace (1853-1939) is not a widely-known name today, although in his time he was an important agriculturalist who travelled the world. He was Professor of Agriculture and Rural Economy …Continue reading →

Yolanda Sonnabend (1935-2015) We were saddened to learn recently of the death of the artist and stage designer Yolanda Sonnabend, on 9 November 2015. In May 2013 we were delighted to acquire a …Continue reading →

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From Devon to Bombay: F.A.E. Crew’s war Francis Albert Eley Crew (1886-1973) had a distinguished career at the University of Edinburgh as director of the Institute of Animal Genetics and Buchanan Professor of Animal Genetics, and later …Continue reading →

A Visit from Dolly… TAGS: | | | It has been a while since my last post, but rest assured, the ‘Towards Dolly’ project has not been idle! As you’ll have seen from the last couple of posts, …Continue reading →

Edinburgh’s first geneticist: Arthur Darbishire (1879-1915) TAGS: | | | In 1911, the University of Edinburgh appointed its first Lecturer in Genetics. The Lectureship was the first academic genetics post in Britain – the Balfour Chair in Genetics at the …Continue reading →

Mary Lyon (1925-2014) – Edinburgh connections TAGS: | | | | | | | | We were saddened to hear recently of the passing of Mary Lyon, a distinguished mouse geneticist. Born in 1925 in Norwich, Mary was best known for her X-chromosome inactivation hypothesis, …Continue reading →

Frozen: The story of Frostie the calf TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | Ian Wilmut is best known for his involvement with the team which cloned Dolly the sheep in 1996. However, his scientific career, which spans more than five decades, includes a variety …Continue reading →

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