Annual Review 2014/15

The year in video

Videos showing a selection of the University’s activities across 2014/15.

Use the drop-down menu to choose individual videos from the playlist.


Details of videos in the playlist:

  • August 2014 The University hosted a Commonwealth Games reception for all student and staff participants.
  • September 2014 After 30 years of weathering, the ‘Golden Boy’ statue on top of Old College was given a new coating of gold leaf by a master gilder.
  • October 2014 The University opened its North America Office in New York.
  • November 2014 Edinburgh graduate Luke Dowdney, who founded the charity Fight for Peace in Rio de Janeiro in 2000, talks about his transformative work. He received an honorary degree in November 2014.
  • December 2014 The Old College Refurbishment Project website opened to keep students, visitors and staff informed of developments, designs and details.
  • January 2015 Edinburgh's Student Christian Union hosted ‘Convinced?’ - a week-long conference with free lunches and evening talks in Greyfriars Kirk.
  • February 2015 Students and staff from across the University participated in voting for the institution’s new Rector.
  • March 2015 The University’s Centre for Sport and Exercise played host to an international Swim Meet, where student swimmers were able to take part alongside World and Olympic champions.
  • April 2015 The University’s Global Health Academy launched a groundbreaking educational programme for family practitioners in India.
  • May 2015 Brazil’s national men’s hockey team visited the University and enjoyed the top-rate facilities at its Peffermill training grounds, as well as playing the University’s 1st XI.
  • June 2015 The University’s on-campus art gallery, the Talbot Rice Gallery, marked its 40th Anniversary with a special weekend of celebrations.
  • July 2015 A unique exhibition, ‘Towards Dolly: A Century of Animal Genetics’, opened in the Main Library on George Square with the world-famous sheep taking centre stage.