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Plaque Unveiled to Edinburgh University’s First Nobel Prize Winner TAGS: | | Today, at the Hermitage of Braid, Principal Peter Mathieson will unveil a plaque commemorating Edinburgh University’s first Nobel Prize winner, physicist Charles Glover Barkla (1877–1944). Barkla is one of a …Continue reading →

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Elizabeth Wiskemann, First Woman Professor and War-Hero A university figure that deserves far greater recognition is our first woman professor Elizabeth Wiskemann (1899-1971), who held the Montague Burton Chair of International Relations from 1958 to 1961. Although …Continue reading →

Meet the Collections Managers TAGS: | | Hannah and I can’t wait to meet some of our users tomorrow, when we do our Pop Up Library session on the 1st floor of the Main Library. We will …Continue reading →

1940s Dunfermline College of Physical Education: We’ve Found Another One! TAGS: | | | Last week I was having a chat with our conservator Emma Davey who sits at the desk next to mine.  In passing she mentioned that she thought her Grandmother, Bettina, …Continue reading →

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