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University of Edinburgh wins first round of University Challenge Quarter Finals

January 31 saw the University of Edinburgh succeed into the second round of University Challenge quarter finals after beating Trinity College, Cambridge with a lead of 135 points. The Edinburgh team’s first round of quarter finals was poised to be an exciting and closely fought affair against the Trinity team, who have so far defeated […]

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Edinburgh Alumni who received the Victoria Cross

With Remembrance Sunday having just passed, the University of Edinburgh can be proud of the jaw-dropping tales of bravery displayed by many of its alumni in the First World War. Among hundreds of tales of valour, five university alumni were awarded the Victoria Cross, which remains one of the highest honours that can be bestowed […]

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Celebrating Edinburgh’s alumni on International Women’s Day

Since being allowed to enrol in 1892, remarkable women at the University of Edinburgh have overcome considerable adversity to become drivers of equality and excellence in their fields. Flora Philip began studying in Edinburgh in 1883 with the Edinburgh Association for the University Education of Women. Flora clearly excelled, receiving the Edinburgh University Certificate in […]

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The life of Jennie Lee: an Edinburgh alumna worthy of praise

Ever since I read Patricia Hollis’ excellent biography of Jennie Lee, the pioneering Labour MP who founded the Open University, I haven’t been able to stop talking about her. I just cannot understand why there isn’t a feature length film about her life, or better yet, an eight-part Netflix series. So I’m using The Student […]