Science during Wartime TAGS: | | | We have a more detailed analysis of the University’s response to the experience and aftermath of WW1 to come later on.  This article looks instead highlights a few of the …Continue reading →

Fairbairn Archive Unexpected Item of the Month TAGS: | | | | | | One of the great pleasures of working with archives is the propensity they have to surprise. Hidden amongst the vast records of organisations, or the more petite collections of individuals, you …Continue reading →

Vintage Conservation TAGS: | | Our conservation volunteers have been doing a fantastic job over the past months surface cleaning, repairing and re-housing the Library Correspondence from the University’s archive collection. There have been many interesting …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 →

It’s Bound to be a Pamphlet TAGS: | | | As part of my ongoing conservation treatment plan, I have been asked to address the needs of the Special Collections popular and regularly consulted pamphlet series. We are all used …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 →

‘Doing their bit’: the remarkable life of nurse Yvonne FitzRoy TAGS: | | | | Today’s blog is by Louise, archivist at Lothian Health Services Archive (LHSA), as she looks into a very singular wartime life: On the surface, Yvonne FitzRoy (1891 – 1971) seemed an …Continue reading →

We want more corpses In 1828 the University of Edinburgh’s medical students were desperate to get their hands on cadavers – so they could study Anatomy from real subjects.  This amazing document, measuring 190 …Continue reading →

Explore your Archives! TAGS: | | | | | Next week is Explore your Archives Week, join us in celebrating our archives at the Centre For Research Collections!

Science From The Tomb… TAGS: | | | | | | | It’s nearly Hallowe’en, when spooky subjects are foremost in our minds. An ideal time, then, to look at some rather unusual correspondence from the Richard Alan Beatty archive about Egyptian mummies! At first …Continue reading →

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