1800 - 1899

James Simpson

Sir James Young Simpson

1811 - 1870

Pioneer of anaesthetics, alumnus, Professor of Midwifery at the University.

Sir James Young Simpson

Stone seal on the front of St Leonard's Land.

James Lorimer

1818 - 1890

Jurist, philosopher, alumnus, Regius Professor of Public Law at the University.

James Lorimer

Joseph Lister

Lord Joseph Lister

1827 - 1912

Founder of antiseptic medicine, Professor of Clinical Surgery at the University.

Lord Joseph Lister

Stone seal on the front of St Leonard's Land.

Sir William McEwan

1827 - 1913

Founder of McEwan's Brewery, Edinburgh MP and major benefactor of the University.

Sir William McEwan

Charles Thomson

Sir Charles W. Thomson

1830 - 1882

Challenger expedition leader, alumnus, Professor of Natural History at the University.

Sir Charles W. Thomson

Sophia Jex-Blake

Sophia L. Jex-Blake

1840 - 1912

Physician, pioneer of medical education for women in Britain, alumna of the University.

Sophia L. Jex-Blake

Robert Louis Stevenson

Robert Louis Stevenson

1850 - 1894

Poet, author of 'Treasure Island', 'Kidnapped', 'Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde' and an alumnus of the University.

Robert Louis Stevenson

Patrick Geddes

Sir Patrick Geddes

1854 - 1932

Biologist, sociologist, planner and founder of the first Scottish university student residence.

Sir Patrick Geddes

Arthur Conan Doyle

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

1859 - 1930

Author and creator of Sherlock Holmes, medical graduate of the University.

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Elsie Inglis

Elsie Maud Inglis

1864 - 1917

Founder, Scottish Women's Suffrage Federation and Scottish Women's Hospitals. Alumna of the University.

Elsie Maud Inglis

Stone seal on the front of St Leonard's Land.

Jessie Chrystal MacMillan

1872 - 1937

Suffragist, founder of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom and the first female science graduate of the University (1896).

Jessie Chrystal MacMillan

Charles Glover Barkla

Charles Glover Barkla

1877 - 1944

Nobel Prize Physicist (1917) and Professor of Natural Philosophy (1913 - 1944).

Charles Glover Barkla

Godfrey Thomson

Sir Godfrey H. Thomson

1881 - 1955

Authority on intelligence testing, alumnus and Bell Professor of Education at the University.

Sir Godfrey H. Thomson

Max Born

Max Born

1882 - 1970

Nobel Prize physicist and Tait Professor of Natural Philosophy at the University.

Max Born


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