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Robert Adam

Robert Adam

1728 - 1792

Creator of many fine buildings, architect of Old College, alumnus of the University.

Robert Adam

Charles Glover Barkla

Charles Glover Barkla

1877 - 1944

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

Charles Glover Barkla

James Miranda Barry

James Miranda Barry

c1795 -1865

Army surgeon & Inspector General of Hospitals in Canada, lived as a man, and believed to be the first woman graduate of the University (1812).

James Miranda Barry

Max Born

Max Born

1882 - 1970

Nobel Prize Physicist, Tait Professor of Natural Philosophy at the University.

Max Born

James Boswell

James Boswell

1740 - 1795

Lawyer and diarist, biographer of Dr Samuel Johnson, alumnus of the University.

James Boswell

Thomas Carlyle

Thomas Carlyle

1795 - 1881

Historian, author of 'The French Revolution', alumnus and Rector of the University.

Thomas Carlyle

Arthur Conan Doyle

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

1859 - 1930

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

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

William Dick

William Dick

1793 - 1866

Pioneer of Veterinary science and education, founder of the Royal Dick Veterinary School.

William Dick

Patrick Geddes

Sir Patrick Geddes

1854 - 1932

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

Sir Patrick Geddes

David Hume

David Hume

1711 - 1776

Philosopher, historian, author of 'A Treatise of Human Nature', alumnus of the University.

David Hume

James Hutton

James Hutton

1726 - 1797

Geologist, chemist, naturalist, father of modern geology, alumnus of the University.

James Hutton

Elsie Inglis

Elsie Maud Inglis

1864 - 1917

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

Elsie Maud Inglis

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

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

Baroness Jennie Lee

1904 - 1988

An early female MP, first Minister for the Arts, founder of the Open University and graduate of the University.

Baroness Jennie Lee

Eric Liddell

Eric H. Liddell

1902 - 1945

Olympic 400 metres champion (1924), graduate of the University, teacher and missionary.

Eric H. Liddell

Joseph Lister

Joseph Lister

1827 - 1912

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

Joseph Lister

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

Clement Litil

c1530-1580

Advocate of a University in the City, benefactor and founder of the University's Library.

Clement Litil

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


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