MA English Language 1982 An award winning crime writer, Ian Rankin is the author of the Inspector Rebus novels.
MA Politics and Modern History 1982 BBC foreign correspondent, who has reported from 39 countries in the past decade including Bosnia, South Africa and Russia.
MA 1960, LLB 1962 Former Presiding Officer of the Scottish Parliament and Member for Lothians. Former Leader of the Liberal Party and former Rector of the University.
MB ChB 1947 Contributed significantly to the development of medicine in the Congo and to medical education in Ghana.
BMus 1962 Principal Teacher of Music at Wester Hailes Education Centre.
MA English Language 1958 Former Director General of the Security Service.
BSc Chemical Engineering 1967 Director of Operations Development at the Coca-Cola Company in Atlanta, USA.
LLB 1962 Judge of the Court of Justice of the European Communities and former Salvesen Professor at the University.
MA Politics & History 1970 Director of the Consumers’ Association, former National Director of Shelter from 1985 to 1995, coordinating the campaign for the homeless.
MA Hons English 1933 Gaelic poet and man of letters. The University’s creative writer in residence from 1973 to 1975.
This article was published on Jul 21, 2008