Introduction

We erect commemorative plaques around the University to celebrate the achievements of individuals who have been associated with us throughout our 400-year history.

Featured plaques

David Hume

David Hume

1711 - 1776

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

David Hume

Walter Scott

Sir Walter Scott

1771 - 1832

Novelist, poet, historian, father of the historical novel, alumnus of the University.

Sir Walter Scott

Joseph Lister

Lord Joseph Lister

1827 - 1912

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

Lord Joseph Lister

Arthur Conan Doyle

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

1859 - 1930

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

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Eric Liddell

Eric H. Liddell

1902 - 1945

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

Eric H. Liddell


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