Introduction

To celebrate the new millennium we erected plaques on various sites around the University.

The plaques commemorate the achievements of individuals who have been associated with the University throughout its 400 years.

Featured Millennial 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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