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John MacLeod Durward, Queen’s Scholar TAGS: | | Enquiries are very much central to what we do.  As well as helping others with their own research, enquiries are often the means by which we learn something new about …Continue reading →

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‘Not a Varsity Bird’: William Soutar’s Student Years TAGS: 100 years ago this week, one of Scotland’s best-loved poets became a student of Edinburgh University. On 13 October 1919, the 21-year-old William Soutar added his name to the university’s …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 departure for Sebastopol shortly after its capture by the ‘allies’ in 1855. We acquired it …Continue reading →

There’s no business like show business TAGS: | | | Tiina Lilja recently graduated in Drawing and Painting at Edinburgh College of Art. Earlier this year, we acquired two of Tiina’s paintings for the University Art Collection as she was an artist we had been …Continue reading →

Honorary Degree for Sheila Fleet TAGS: | | | As you may have noticed from our blog and Twitter posts over the past couple of weeks, we’ve had a few exciting graduations happening at the University of Edinburgh. Here’s …Continue reading →

Happy Graduation Day! TAGS: | | |   Today we have lots of celebrations as a number of alumni, colleagues and friends celebrate graduations. Among them are Graham Dey who was Welfare Officer and music guru at …Continue reading →

William Soutar’s Caricatures of Hugh MacDiarmid TAGS: | | A few days ago I gave a talk to the Friends of William Soutar in Perth on the friendship between Soutar and his fellow Scots poet Hugh MacDiarmid, as illustrated …Continue reading →

Alan Davie 1920 – 2014 TAGS: | | | We were very sad to hear the news about the death of Edinburgh College of Art (ECA) alumnus and fellow, Alan Davie. The close connection between Davie and ECA over …Continue reading →

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1906 female medical graduates One of our earliest group photographs of female medical graduates depicts the MBChB class of 1906.  It shows 13 women and bears their signatures. Alice Meredith BURN, New Zealand Agnes …Continue reading →

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