Edinburgh University Students in Spain TAGS: | | It is 80 years since the Spanish Civil War broke out.  Unlike both World Wars, we have no record of University of Edinburgh students who fought (and died) in Spain …Continue reading →

Student newspaper digitisation project returns! TAGS: | | | | The Student newspaper digitisation project is back! Over the next six months we’ll be digitising back issues from the late 1980s and early 1990s and making them available online at …Continue reading →

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James Miranda Steuart Barry and the Crimean War TAGS: | | | We recently became aware of a single letter from James Miranda Barry, written just before (s)he was due to depart for Sebastopol shortly after its capture by the ‘allies’ in …Continue reading →

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5 things to remember if using the Library this summer TAGS: | | | | | | | | This post was originally published in May 2016. This Friday, 20th May, is the official last day of semester, so well done for making it this far! Though many of …Continue reading →

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Thinking of donating books to New College Library? TAGS: | | | | | New College Library welcomes donations of recent publications that support the current teaching and research of the School of Divinity. And donations of books which record the intellectual output of the …Continue reading →

A Life Cut Short: Stephanie’s Story TAGS: | | | In 1936, Julia Stephanie Evadne McGregor was in the final year of a five-year medical degree and showed all the signs of a highly motivated and conscientious student who would …Continue reading →

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Researching the Free Church of Scotland at New College Library TAGS: | | New College’s origins lie in the Disruption of 1843, when over a third of the ministers in the Church of Scotland left to form the new Free Church of Scotland. …Continue reading →

Edinburgh University Union Committee, 1899 TAGS: | We recently acquired this photograph.  It shows the committee which had responsibility for running the University Union, one comprised of both staff and students. We have researched each of the …Continue reading →

The Foundation of Anatomy: Class List of Alexander Monro (primus) TAGS: | | | | | From time to time we ‘rediscover’ items in our collections.  It’s not that we didn’t know we had them; rather that they have not come to anyone’s specific attention within …Continue reading →

Scotland: “still a long way to go”: The Student, 18/10/84 TAGS: | | The digitised 18 October 1984 edition of The Student is now available to read online. Catching the headlines this week: Secretary of State for Scotland George Younger describes the “massive …Continue reading →

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The Stories and Afterlife of Lady Grange Stories beget stories – it’s one of my favourite things about them – and archives...
Scottish Court of Session Papers; digitisation pilot At present I am working on a pilot project, digitising the Scottish Court of Session...

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